but luckily it turned out really good except the cake part wasn't thick enough.
My next tries were perfect (I think!)
this cake is so delicious and it is worth all your effort.
and I got each part from 3 different sources:
2) Custard or Leche Flan by Manang of kusinanimanang
3) Chiffon Cake refer to my Orange Chiffon Cake, recipe which I had adapted from Joyofbaking.com
Select good quality mangoes that are ripe, but firm.
Manila Mangoes are the best kind to use in this recipe.
Slice 2 fresh mangoes into chunks.
(Save the seeds to nibble on pulps).
Adapted from Tyler Florence
Make caramel using 1 cup white sugar and 2 Tb water.
In a stainless steel pot or pan,
combine sugar and water and cook over
medium high heat until sugar begins to melt.
Turn down heat and continue to cook without stirring.
The melted sugar will slowly turn into light brown then
to amber color (like burnt orange color)
Coat pans (I used 2 loaf pans) with the caramel,
swirling it around to coat about 1 inch up the sides of pans.
When caramel is set, spread cubed mangoes on top of caramel.
Set aside and prepare the Custard....
(2) Custard or Leche Flan
I have a recipe for the custard but it calls for
10 egg yolks which made me think twice
because of its cholesterol content.
Then I remembered copying down manang's recipe
even before I started blogging. Her recipe uses 4 whole eggs.
Recipe for the Custard or Leche flan:
recipe by kusinanimanang
4 whole eggs
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix everything in a blender pulsing 3-4 times
Pour this mixture equally into the prepared pans and
let them sit on the counter while preparing the Chiffon Cake batter.(3) Chiffon Cake batter
There are 2 parts to the Chiffon Cake batter:
A) the egg yolk mixture
B) the egg whites mixture or meringue
According to joyofbaking, it is easier to separate the egg yolks from the white
while eggs are still cold.
(A) Egg Yolk Mixture:
2 1/4 sifted cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
Sift all ingredients in a bowl.
Make a well in the center and add:
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
7 large egg yolks
Stir all ingredients using a hand-held mixer, or a wire whisk
until everything is well blended together.
This is the egg yolk mixture.
Set it aside and make the egg white mixture...
7 egg whites, @ room temp
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup white sugar
Using a stand mixer with the wire whisk attachment, whip egg whites with
cream of tartar till frothy then gradually add sugar.
This is a critical part of making the chiffon cake.
You don't want the egg whites to be neither under beat nor over beat.
See links below on how to whip perfect egg whites.
Fold the (A)egg yolk mixture into the (B)egg white mixture,
doing this in 3 parts, meaning
Fold 1/3 of meringue into the egg yolk mixture,
then take another 1/3 and fold.
When well incorporated, fold in the last third until
you won't see white part anymore.
This is the Chiffon Cake Batter.
Now we are ready to put the custard and the chiffon cake together....
Carefully and gently spoon cake batter on top of the custard mixture.
Bake the custard cake in bain marie or water bath:
Place the pans with the custard/cake in a larger pan,
then slide it in a pre-heated 350 degrees oven.
Pour some boiling water into the larger pan
up to sides of the height of flan.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
then invert them onto a platter.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before slicing.
Related Recipes:Chiffon Cake, click here.
Buko Pandan Chiffon Cake, click here.
Links on how to whip egg whites to stiff peak: