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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.

  1. October 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    That looks fantastic!

  2. October 21, 2011 at 1:59 am

    this cake looks lovely. btw where can I buy black glutinous rice flour. I saw quite a bit of recipes using this flour but clueless where to buy them. thanks.

  3. October 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

    My friend got me a pack of local black glutinous rice flour.
    I made chiffon ketan hitam with it and it tasted like buckwheat flour, gritty and grainy, and the colour was only grey.. light grey.
    I tried making onde onde with it and same goes, dry and gritty.
    I am very convinced that my pack of BGR flour is not pure…

  4. October 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Great looking cake!

    Sanyo made what they call a rice bread cooker branded as “Gopan” which allows you to bake bread from regular rice by adding gluten and yeast but it’s supposed to be very easy. The machine was selling like pancakes and you had to be on a long waiting list in order to buy one when it first came out in Japan last year.

    It’s actually really good news for people who are allergic to wheat but who like bread.

  5. October 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    It looks good, even though you say it didn’t taste 100%. Oh well. The pictures are still very pretty and it’s nice to test out new things:)

  6. November 16, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    cake still looks good i think you should still post the recipe 🙂

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