Paper wrapped cake

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Paper wrapped cake
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Type Cake
Place of origin Hong Kong
Main ingredients Chiffon cake
Cookbook: Paper wrapped cake  Media: Paper wrapped cake
Paper wrapped cake
Traditional Chinese 紙包蛋糕
Simplified Chinese 纸包蛋糕
Literal meaning paper wrapped cake

Paper wrapped cake (Chinese: 紙包蛋糕; Jyutping: zi2 baau1 daan6 gou1) is a type of Chinese pastry. It is one of the most common pastries served in Hong Kong. It can also be found in most Chinatown bakery shops. In essence, it is a chiffon cake baked in a paper cup.[1]

In the bakeries of Chinatown, San Francisco, it is commonly referred to as "sponge cake."

Preparation[edit]

Traditionally prepared wrapped cakes are usually steamed in a wok pan, however, Chinese-American sponge cakes are usually baked in an oven. The cakes are typically prepared by separating the egg yolks and whites, and whisking them separate as well.

Texture[edit]

Typically prepared and served wrapped in parchment paper squares, Chinese paper wrapped cakes have a deep, golden brown exterior, and a light, fluffy inside. The subtle texture is complemented by a subtle sweetness, which allows them to be served as-is, without any frosting et cetera.[2]

Serving[edit]

The cakes are typically served in the paper they were baked in. Found in bakeries, the cakes are typically eaten during breakfast, or teatime.[3] Because of the cakes’ light flavouring, it is possible to eat much of the cake without getting sick because of an overly sugary taste.

External links[edit]

[1] Chinese Paper Wrapped Sponge Cake recipe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christine Ho (5 August 2008). "Cake Wrapped in Paper (Hong Kong Cupcakes)". christinesrecipes.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chinese Paper Wrapped Sponge Cake". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Paper-wrapped Mini Sponge Cake | Easy Delicious Recipes". rasamalaysia.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.