No cake would be more apt for MY celebration than yema cake. Yema cake was named after the sweet. It is a recent trend but it actually is almost the same as an old fashioned swiss roll called brazo dela reina (meaning the queen's arm, the same as brazo de mercedes but has a swiss roll instead of meringue for the cake base)
I finally made puto (steamed cake) and I nailed it. My previous two trials were both big disappointments and my third steamed rice cake experiment was better but I forgot to sift the batter before steaming that the resulting puto has gritty "uncooked" rice in it
I have always had these 'jinx' when it comes to baking sponge cakes. I don't really know why, though I've followed exactly what the recipe said, but still, it will end up either being heavy or 'very not a sponge cake should look like'
The cake is dense--a cross between a poundcake and a donut--and just incredibly delicious. A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win a cake pop maker and cookbook over at Moogie and Pap, one of my favorite blogs (Moogie is a baker extraordinaire as well as a wonderful cook)
I always enjoy Banana Cake and I have not baked one for awhile. Am happy how the cake turned out. Thus took this opportunity to bake one for my family when I help out for a charity bake that my sister organised