No fancy cakes for me, please. So. I bought myself a cake. Ah Mah Traditional Egg Sponge Cake to be exact.
This sponge cake outlet opened some weeks ago.
I have not tried any of those famous Taiwanese sponge cakes where I hear the queue is a few miles long. Now that we have a sponge cake outlet at The Starling, I won't have to go far when I want me a good old fashioned sponge cake.
So this Ah Hong Chee went to kepoh-kepoh one evening.
I went to kacau this young man while he was taking out a freshly baked sponge cake from the oven. I asked him if it is OK for me to snap some pics while he was at it. He kindly obliged. That's the nice thing about turning 50. People tend to oblige old ladies.
See he even held a pose for me.
He told me one cake like this weighs about 6-7kg. Wow. This Ah Hong Chee got no strength to flip a cake like this for sure.
Look at that. Just like a pillow.
Then he measures the cake with a metal ruler before proceeding to slice into it.
The cake is sliced soon after taken out of the oven. You can see steam coming out from the cake and the insides are still jiggly.
There you have it, 8 slabs of very eggy and aromatic cake.
Then these are packed into boxes.
A day or two later, I went to buy one for myself (I already bought two earlier as gifts). The nice young man was there and I was lucky to get a freshly baked cake. I even got all fussy on him and asked for one from the center (less crust).
The plain egg sponge cake costs RM13.00. Very reasonable price. The cheese is RM18.00 I think. There is also chocolate flavor. But I prefer the original.
Still warm when I took it home.
Love the taste and texture. Cottony soft and since it was still warm, it made the experience all the better.
It made for a very nice birthday cake.
I was very happy with the cake. Highly recommended. Will buy it again when the egg sponge cake craving hits me.