Monday, May 21, 2007

LP18:OH My Gulay!*Root Vegetable Cake*

Believe it or not, I am taking the biggest risk of posting this Root Vegetabke Cake for Lasang Pinoy's themef or this month. Tare-Gabe_UBe , im not sure if it is in the Bahay Kubo song.The cake is very simple to make and I tried to really make it very Pinoy. Instead ofusing oridnary rice flour and taro flour ,I used half of it and half bisquick from the box, that is why the rice cake is yellowish. Taro is my favorite root vegetable aside from the color it exudes, I think this can be a good treat for everyone especially for kids who does not like vegetables that much. A dilemma I must saybut I think bloggers are contributing so much to those who have no interest in cooking. Thank you to Ms. Wifely Steps for a wonderful idea of hosting this theme.
I had several attempts of joining Lasang Pinoy way back in 2005, as introduced to me by my cuz-Ces. Nowis the perfect time to share a perfect ender after eating all those LP18 savory posts.
I hope you guys like it!
Taro Rice CakeBatter:

1/2c. taro flour (asian store)1/2c. rice flour1c bisquick mix2 tsp. baking powder1-1 1/2 c. white sugar1 egg3/4c. water

Meringue:4 egg whites2 tbsp. sugar for egg whites

How to make the cake:In a bowl, blend all dry ingredients. Add the beaten egg and water and mix with paddle attachement until smooth.Beat egg whites until stiff.Fold the egg whites into the beaten rice batter and pour into an 8 inch pan.Steam for about 20 minutes or until done.

Crumbly Violet Taro Icing
1 lb. confectioners' sugar1/2 c. butter, softened1 tsp. vanilla extract3 tbsp. milk1 c Violet taro,shavings

In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until smooth. If necessary add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring. Mix everything well. Fold in taro shavings.

Finish the cake with a a liitle margarine, not butter to make it real pinoy!Happy Baking...
Please feel free to email or comment should you need updates and questions even suggestions!


ces said...

grabe ka na! galeng! who would've thought posting a veggie cake entry! ikaw lang dear cousin chef!i think you're enjoying your new toy! ganda ng photos mo now ha! lol! *thumbs up*
at talo mo pa ako, dami mo posts!
hey, make sure to email toni...

iska said...

Hi KC! Welcome back! It's good to see you're back and blogging again! True, parang ang sarap nga kainin nyang veggie cake na yan :-)

MrsPartyGirl said...

wow, this is interesting! and definitely something even i can do. my daughter loves ube cake (purple cake, as she calls it) so this shouldn't be too far off her taste meter. i can get taro from any asian store, right?

ps. i'm a fan of kat cora, too :)

Heart of Rachel said...

That's amazing! Imagine a cake with vegetable ingredient. Every mom would love this because I'm sure it's something children could easily love. I like the the touch of crumbly violet taro icing.

dhey said...

i really like mcdonald's' taro pie. i'm sure this is a great desert too! *drool* adik pa naman ako sa ube. :P

stef said...

this should be right up there with zucchini cake! thanks for sharing!