I accidentally came across these kinds of cakes at Pinterest the other day and been eager to try one them, so a surprise birthday for a cousin was just the right time to do it.
Seems this style of cakes is famous in the US and can be found in a chain of the restaurants of chef and founder David Chang. specially in its Milk Bar Bakeries . today i tried the simplest one as a start and the result was super yummy, I’m not kidding but taste and texture was extraordinary .
Though to be honest I used less sugar and butter than original recipe but it was good, not too sweet nor heavy.Steps are a bit long but believe me it’s worth it specially if done before night and kept in freezer.
Ingredients and method:
For the cake base:
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder.
2 1/2 cups flour.
Beat sugar and butter till creamy.
add eggs then all other ingredients consequently then divide batter in two medium sized pans.
bake in a medium heated oven for 30-35 minutes.
leave to cool.
Caramel milk mix:
1 cup warm milk
1 cup caramelized popcorn
mix together and leave to use as a soak for the cake.
Caramel cream mix:
1 cup fresh cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp salt.
heat the cream till warm
heat sugar till it caramelize the slowly add to cream and mix well.
add salt and butter and mix well
leave to cool.
Cream Cheese caramel mix:
1 cup cream cheese.
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon icing sugar.
1/2 cup from the caramel cream mix.
beat cheese till creamy then add other ingredients then leave to cool in fridge.
1/2 cup crushed caramel popcorn
1/2 cup flour.
1 tablespoon corn flour.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter.
pinch of salt.
mix all ingredients till it’s crumbly,
bake for 15-20 minutes.
Assembling the cake:
- start with the first cake ,soak it with the caramel milk.
- top it with half the caramel cream mix.
- add half the crumble.
- add half the cream cheese mix.
- repeat the same process end the top with cream cheese.
- for better result freeze cake overnight .
- garnish with caramelized popcorn.
- you can use cake ring to keep it in shape or just wrap it with foil or nylon.
I know it may seem hard but i really enjoyed every moment, waiting to try another flavor soon for sure.