Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ube Cake Roll

For those who've been following me and know me, I'm a huge fan of fusion food trucks. I haven't had a taste of their foods yet, but The Manila Machine is one that I'd also like to try. They have Ube cupcakes as one of their desserts. What a great idea!

Ube, also known as purple yam, is like a sweet potato and is used in many filipino desserts. Ube cakes are one of my favorite filipino desserts. So when I heard about ube cupcakes, I thought it was a great idea to try to make something like that. But before venturing into the cupcake version, I wanted to try making an ube cake roll using the base for my Pumpkin Cake Roll.

Its pretty much the same concept as the pumpkin cake roll, except ube doesn't have cinnamon, so I eliminated that. The flavor was quite good, but I was a little unhappy with how the color turned out. It didn't have the bright purple color that I was accustomed to in ube cakes. It came out more brown that anything. I may have to adjust the food color a little bit more. But I'll definitely make another attempt to make this and improve the recipe.

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup ube puree (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 drops red food coloring
12 drops blue food coloring
confectioners' sugar for dusting

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Grease and flour the paper.

2) In a large bowl, beat eggs on high for five minutes. Gradually add white sugar, ube and food coloring. Add flour and baking soda. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

3) Immediately turn out onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners sugar. Peel off paper and roll cake up in the towel, starting with the short end. Cool.

4) To Make Filling: Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine, and cream cheese together till smooth.

5) Carefully unroll the cake. Spread filling over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and chill until serving. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar, if desired.

1 comment:

earl said...

never got to try it :(