Asian cake: a lighter version of an American cake, often topped with a variety of fresh fruit


I think I made up the term, "Asian cake," but there is a difference between a cake found at an Asian bakery versus an American one. Asian cakes tend to be lighter and fluffier, with their frosting having more of a whipped cream texture. They also incorporate a lot of fresh fruit, on top and inside the cake. The above cake for an early Father's Day celebration has taro inside it. Indeed, my wedding cake had fresh strawberries sandwiched between vanilla and ube cake layers.

p.s. Shh! Don't tell my husband about the cake, and I hope he's not reading this post...

 

Comments (2)

On June 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM , Romelle Broas said...

Yummy! I LOVE asian cake. It's light, fruity, and not too sweet. And I love ube! I am, after all, Filipina! Jennifer, you just gave me a father's day idea. Thanks.

 
On June 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM , Jennifer Chow said...

I'm glad I gave you a good Father's Day idea. Have a great weekend!