Midnight Black Sponge Cake
This cake is so dark that you would mistake it as a brownie.
Except it wasnt a brownie, it’s a sponge cake, made from the pack of black glutinous rice flour that was bought wrongly. I made a chiffon cake from that flour before. It was soft, fluffy and the flour imparted an unmistakable aromatic scent into the cake.
I wanted to do something different with the flour today. So, i decided on a sponge cake.
Just based on its color, it’s apparent that this cake is very rich in flavor. The aromatic glutinous black flour scent literally hit me smack in the face as i pulled open the oven door.
The scent hit me one more time as i took my first bite. I could feel it working up my nose. It was as though i were inhaling the cake instead of eating it.
Taste wise, the cake was pretty good too. With just the right amount of sugar, the sweetness of this cake was subtle, without overpowering the wonderful smell from the cake.
I would love to give this cake an A and continue to rave on about it. Unfortunately, it is the texture of this cake that fell short. The cake felt rough on my tongue. Gritty almost.I suspect it’s because of the lack of liquid in the cake batter. There wasn’t water, or milk in the recipe. There was only oil.
Oh well, i guess you cant win them all!
* Note: I won’t be providing the recipe for this as i dont think it really made the cut.