Sunday, November 19, 2006

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake

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Strawberry Marshmallow Cake

Base
200 gm digestive biscuits
80 gm melted butter

Crushed digestive biscuits and mix well with melted butter. Press into a 8” tin. Refrigerate for later use.

Marshmallow filling:

150 gm of marshmallow
300 ml of UHT milk (full cream milk)
200 ml of whip cream (diary whip cream) – I used Millac brand from PH
2 tsp of gelatine powder

Put all the ingredients into a pot. Boil over small fire until gelatine is dissolved.

Jello topping:

1/2 pkt of raspberry Jello
200 ml of water
2 tsp of gelatine powder

Boil all ingredients until dissolved.

Assembling the cake:

Pour marshmallow filling into the prepared baking tin with biscuit base. Put in freezer until slightly harden but not totally frozen. Take it out and arrange sliced fresh strawberries. Put it back to freezer to harden a little. When slightly harden take it out and pour the slightly cool or cool Jello on it. Put in fridge to chill. Cut into small pieces to serve.

Optional: You can also arrange some sliced fresh strawberries on the biscuit base just before pouring in the marshmallow filling.

86 comments:

Amrita said...

leelee r u talkin abt 1/2 a pack of the 4serve size jello or the 8serve size?

Hugbear said...

There is only 1 size pack from NTUC where I get my jello. I need to check how many grams per pack and revert ok.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee,
Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I made it on Monday for my gathering on Tuesday and it was a hit. The only problem I faced was when I scouped in the jello spoon by spoon onto th mixture, my strawberries started to 'swim' around. Could it be that I spooned in too much at one go?

Hugbear said...

Hi nicky, to avoid your strawberry from floating, you can actually place the strawberry on a not too frozen marshmallow layer and leave the whole cake into the freezer to get it slightly frozen before you spoon in the jello layer.

Anonymous said...

hi, i chance upon this blog of urs and i must say I am so happy to find so many recipes! I would like to try this recipe of yours but may I know where to find the Jello? I have been to NTUC but I cant find it. Is it just any agar agar or jelly powder?
--yummy bear

Anonymous said...

hi i have been to NTUC but i cant find the jello. May i know if it is a brand name or can I jsut buy the normal agar agar powder or jelly powder?
--yummy bear

Hugbear said...

Get from NTUC this brand call "Tortally" jelly crystals. It comes in a few flavours.

j said...

This is my first trial at making the marshmallow strawberry cake.
1. You mentioned that the marshmallow mixture should be boiled until the gelatine is dissolved. Should the marshmallow be fully dissolved during the boiling also?
2. The marshmallow mixture seems to be quite watery. Should this be the case? (The liquid mixture seems to sip into my biscuit base).
3. When I cut the cake into pieces for serving, I realise that the Jello topping does not stick to the marshmallow layer. How do I overcome this?
I am sorry to trouble you with my problems. Grateful for your advice. Thanks.

Hugbear said...

Hi j, the marshmallow should be all dissolved in the process of melting the gelatine with the milk. The mixture is not thick but if you use the amount stated in my recipe it should gives you a pouring constitency.

Remember to freeze well the biscuit base before pouring in the marshmallow mixture. I suspect you did not freeze the biscuit layer well enough thus causing the marshmallow to sip through.

Remember to pour in the jelly mixture when the marshmallow layer is slightly harden, not totally harden. Be very gently when you are doing this part as you do not want to break the layer and let the jelly sip into the marshmallow. If you wait till the marshmallow layer to be totally harden to pour the jelly layer, you will not be able to get it to stick together

Brenda said...

*sighs* I tried making this today, but it's back to the drawing board. I should have freeze the marshmallow longer (for about 1 1/2 hour instead of 50min) and waited to put the jello topping...

It's now in the fridge - not pretty, but it'll be edible for tonight's dessert. *winks*

Anonymous said...

Taste really good! A bit like vanilla ice-cream cake. What's the trick to cut it neatly? the marshmallow layer will smudge the side of the jello layer when I lift the knife up.

Anonymous said...

hi,

what tin did you use? Springform? If normal tin, how do you lift the cake out?

Hugbear said...

When cutting the cake, make sure after every cut, you wipe the knife with kitchen towel/tissue. Use a sawing movement when cutting the jelly portion, then press the knife down with both hands on both side of the knife (use a longer knife to cut). Almost everytime, it will give you a smooth cut. Don't be lazy, wipe the knife after every cut.

Hugbear said...

I used a cake ring. It has no bottom. I used clingwrap to wrap the bottom tightly and place it on a cake board. When removing, just slide a knife along the sides and lift up the cake ring.

Sophia said...

Just made this. It's nice. I use 7" and the jelly not as high as yours, Lee Lee. Maybe will double the jello topping. Thanks, Lee Lee for this wonderful recipe.
Regards.

Hugbear said...

Hi Sophia, thanks for letting me know that you like this cake. Yah, by all means, you can double the jelly if you like it thicker/higher.

Anonymous said...

Hugbear

Really like yr blog. Very organised blog, easy to read and plenty of delicious pictures! Like the comments at end of page...find many useful tips. Look forward to seeing more wonderful reipes posting from u! Yr 2 boys are so fortunate to hv a baking mum!

Hugbear said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for visiting my blog. Cooking and baking is my hobby. I will try to post simple and easy to cook recipes when I come across them. Most of the time I don't really have an exact recipe. It's all by estimation and taste-as-you-cook in adjusting the seasoning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee,
I used fresh milk instead of UHT milk, will there be a difference in this?

Noticed that the marshmallow just won't harden (though I thought it had and poured the jelly over). Now the marshmallow was mixed with the jelly.

Normally how long must I chilled the marshmallow before I can pour the jelly over? Any rough guide?

Thanks alot,
angeline

Hugbear said...

Actually it don't really matter whether UHT or fresh milk is being used.

With the gelatine used, you should be able to harden the marshmallow layer. You can add slightly more gelatine if you are afraid it will not harden. Maybe add 1 tsp more.

Normally, you can put the marshmallow layer in the freezer for about 30 mins to 45 mins. As long as you feel the surface of the marshmallow is harden enough for you to slowly spoon the jelly layer over it and it will not break will be good. HTH.

Anonymous said...

tried yesterday but found that the marshmallow part form 2 layers , bottim one look firm but top is form..what happened?

Shan said...

i tried this today in cupcakes form~ yummy and not sweet =) but i dont taste much marshmellows.. one question, after the marshmellow mixture is done, there's a lot of bubbles on top..makes it very difficult to spoon into cups as some too bubbly and some too liquidy. is it supposed to happen?

Hugbear said...

Anonymous, you may have stirred very hard during the melting process of the gelatine and marshmallow causing it to have lots of foams. You can try sieving the mixture before pouring into the biscuit layer.

Hugbear said...

Hi Shan, if you like you can always increase the amount of marshmallow used. Try using a sieve when you pour the marshmallow mixture in. This will get rid of the bubbles. Made sure the marshmallow are all melted properly. The mixture at the end should be watery.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee...
Im trying to do this for 20pax. I want to use my 10" mould. If i double up the ingredients is it enough,or tripple it? Hope to hear frm u soon. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Lee,
I wanted to try this recipe,but i don have whip cream. If i juz use skip the whip cream,will it be success? Or any ingredient can use beside cream? How bout milk and mix more gelatine? Thanks....

Hugbear said...

If you are doing it with a 10" mould, you can double the recipe. Remember that the jelly layer on top will melt if left outside of fridge. So try to put the portion that is not going to be eaten yet in the fridge.

If you don't have whipping cream, you can replace all with milk. It is not a problem. Only thing is that it won't taste as rich as if you use whipping cream. Also you can increase the gelatine by 1 or 2 tsp.

juan said...

Hi thanks for sharing this recipe.

How long do you freeze the marshmallow layer for before you add the strawberries?

I had some foamy bits from the marshmallow layer when I added the jello. And I already cooled my jello completely before adding it to the marshmallow layer.

Many thanks!
christine

Hugbear said...

Christine, I freeze the marshmallow layer until when my finger touches it and it feel slightly harden, like a skin layer has formed and not too wobbly, I can start placing the fruits on the marshmallow layer. Must be gentle when doing that, as you won't want to break the marshmallow layer. After adding fruits, place it back to freezer for maybe another 10-15 mins before you add the jello layer.

juan said...

Thanks so much! My friends liked the cake very much. =)

Can I have your permission to post your recipe on my blog?

Hugbear said...

Hi Juan, of course you are welcome to share my recipe on your blog as long as you quote the source of where you got it from.

juan said...

Thanks so much.

Do you have a simple recipe for buttercream frosting? I intend to make some simple cupcakes for my friend's baby shower. =)

Anonymous said...

hello!
my friend made this cake for our gathering and it tasted fabulous!
i wanna ask where do u get the gelatine powder from? and right, can i use marigold HL milk to replace e UHT milk?

-kimberly :]

Hugbear said...

Hi Kimberly, I got my gelatine powder from Phoon Huat. You should be able to get it from any supermarket. No problem replacing the UHT milk with HL milk.

Anonymous said...

hey. its me again, kimberly.
i would like to ask about the whipped cream you were talking about.
izzt the canned whipped cream or can i use e EMBORG UHT whipping cream?

yourcandystore said...

hi i have the same question as kimberly. isit the canned whipped cream or can i use EMBORG UHT whipping cream?

whats the difference?

will it be less sweet?

thanks!

Hugbear said...

You can use the canned whipped cream or Emborg Uht whipping cream. No problem.

浜崎 あゆみ/玉置成実 愛好者 said...

Hello! My friend made this exact same cake from your recipe and I have never forgotten about it ever since. What I would like to know is... what is the equivalent of 2tsp of Gelatin Powder in sheets? I can't seem to find Gelatin Powder in Cold Storage and have yet to go to Phoon Huat to buy it, so I bought Gelatin Sheets instead. How much do I use in place of the powder?

Thanks!

Ben See

Anonymous said...

hi Hugbear, this is the 2nd attempt of this cake. In term of taste, its better than the 1st attempt as i have reduced the amount of milk and mashmallow so that it is not too sweet. My parents like it more than the previous one. But one thing, the mashmallow level is too soft! i think i need to put more gelatin powder. And my jello does not stick to mashmallow level. Going for the 3rd attempt soon and i hope to perfect it! Wish me luck!

Hugbear said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for letting me know of the outcome of your Marshmallow cake. Yes, by all means modify the recipe to suit your taste. A little bit more gelatine would help in making it more firm.

Anonymous said...

hi i am really glad i found this website!gonna be a filial son and bake for my mum's bday!thank you very much!

Hugbear said...

Hi anonymous, hope you have great success in your attempt. Do share with us how it turn out ok.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,
I have try making this cake and it turns out very nice and it tastes great too. Thank you for sharing it out. But the problem now is the cake will melt when we leave it outside? no way to keep it longer as in we will be bringing it out and will be eating it in 2hrs time?

marcus said...

Hi Hugbear... do you think its possible to add some cream cheese into the filling layer? just a thought.. im gonna make one soon.. hehe..
markshu

Hugbear said...

Hi Markshu, I am sure you can add some cream cheese into the mixture. In fact, Yochana (find her blog under Lucy's Kitchen) has a recipe on this using cream cheese I think.

Sanrio3138 said...

Hi Hugbear, can I replace whip cream with Bulla Pure Cream? Thanks ^=^

Hugbear said...

Yes Sanrio3138, you can definitely use the Bulla Pure Cream.

Sanrio3138 said...

Thank you so much Hugbear, I'll try this recipe once I buy the 7" square cake ring from Phoon Huat and strawberry from NTUC *o*

Anonymous said...

i am so sad ! i tried to make the cake just now . appearance wise , was really nice . but the marshmallow layer tastes like mushroom soup ! Could the reason be i used unsweetened whip cream ?

Hugbear said...

Huh? taste like mushroom soup. So it did not set and it taste saltish? Then maybe you can add a bit of sugar to make it sweet.

Anonymous said...

it did set . very nicely . here are hhe list of ingredients i used . marshmallows,uht milk,gelatine powder,and unsweetened whip cream .

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

May I know which digestive biscuit brand do you normally use? Is it possible to substitute with cream cracker instead? Thanks a million for your great recipe!

Anonymous said...

Hi..i tried making this today...hit with some problems like most people ...the jello did not stick to the marshmellow layer...unlikely to be due to the pouring of the jello only when marshmellow layer is frozen as i still had jello sipping thru it..wat is the likely cause ?

I had problems removing the cake. i used a springfoam cake tin and when i removed the lock, the pressure caused the cake to break..any tips to resolve this ?

my hubby feedback that the jello was a bit bland..can we add some sugar to it ?

ChezzyHeart said...

Hi,
May i ask how much do u like abt the one using cream cheese and whip cream + mashmellow in this recipe? Can i use non-daily whip cream? thks =)

Minyi said...

Hi!
I tried to make this too, but it came nowhere looking as nice as yours. Taste wise it turned out good, but was too eager to pour in the jello before the marshmallow layer was fully set so the marshmallow in the middle started ballooning upwards and my jello seeped in. Could I just check though, when you said to freeze the cake, is it really to put it into the freezer or just the normal compartment of the fridge will do? Cos' I took it literally and put inside the freezer so when I removed it the next morning (I made it at night), the jello was frozen (looked something like an ice lolly) with crystallization on it. Became something like an ice cream cake... but still good =)

Hugbear said...

All the freezing is in the freezer in this recipe but when I have poured the jello, I put it in the fridge and not the freezer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

Can we use non-diary whip cream instead of whip cream in this recipe? Roughly how long do we need to place in the freezer before we pour the jello? Can we use agar agar instead of jelly for the topping? =P

Hugbear said...

Anonymous, no, don't use non-diary whipping cream. You can replace with agar agar but you will need to find the equivalent of it as I have not tried with agar agar I cannot advise you how much to use.

Tracy said...

Hi there, I chanced upon your receipe and I tried the receipe before. I was wondering for the 200ml of whip cream is a type of cream. Must we whip the cream woth a mixer ? My strawberries floated upwards too. How do I resolve it ?

gorilla said...

Hi! Sorry if my question souds stupid..The whipping cream in the recipe, do we use it in the liquid form or beat till its solid? Can I replace the milk with strawberry milk? Hope you can reply soon! Thanks!

Hugbear said...

Hi Gorilla, the whipping cream should be in the liquid state. Yes of course you can replace with strawberry milk, your marshmallow layer will be pink colour in this case.

gorilla said...

Hi Hugbear! I made it! I reduced e amt of marshmallow coz the strawberry milk was quite sweet! Taste nice and the colour is great! Thanks for your reply!

Anonymous said...

how many marshmallows are about 150 gms?

Hugbear said...

Depends on the size of the marshmallows. If you are using the big size one, then you most probably can use about 10 to 15 pcs (but may be more than 150g but it doesn't matter).

Sarah said...

hi there, I tried this last night. It didn't cross my mind that the marshmallow filling will be hot and when poured into the biscuit tin, the heat melted the butter causing the filling to sip through. now my biscuit layer is a little chewy but still great! i use the same quantity as stated but dun seem to turn out like your picture, in terms of depth.

Anyway, thanks for the recipe. =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum, can I know where can I get the whip cream from?
Millac brand from PH (what does PH stand for)
Thanks!
Emily

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum, I have finally tried making this cake....it's successful and yummy. My two girls just love it. Thanks for sharing your receipes...Can I ask u the exact address to get the Pandan Paste the one u strongly recommend- Where is this Sun Lik or do u have the contact number. I can't wait to try your Pandan Cake II receipe.

Thanks!
Emily

Hugbear said...

Emily, well done on your marshmallow cake. You can try getting the pandan paste from Sheng Siong too. But here is the address of Sun Lik.
Sun Lik Trading Pte Ltd
33 Seah Street Singapore 188389
(behind Raffles Hotel)
Tel : 6338-0980
Fax : 6339-2685

Amateur Baker said...

Tried this recipe and my 3 kids loved it so much. First try it turn out well, but it was not high enough like a standard cake size and was small. why is that so? Second try, i think i did not wait for the base to be harden and pour the marshmallow in and everything become soggy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum, I have tried this receipe, the first try was successful, however the third time i make it turn out to be a disaster, there seem to be 2 layers form in the marshmallow part- the top is foamy and very soft and the lower part is ok...may i know what have I done wrong. When I add the gelatine powder to the milk should I stir to ensure the gelatine is well mix and not lumpy before I bring it over the fire. Do I need to cool the marshmallow before pour over the biscuit?
Ek :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum, appreciate if you could advise on the queries I post yesterday.....THANKS!
EK :)

Hugbear said...

EK, I am not too sure what went wrong. Maybe you need to stir the mixture gently so that it will not cause too much bubbles and foam during cooking. You can bloom the gelatine with some of the milk first before adding it to the marshmallow to cook. Blooming means you sprinkle the gelatine onto some of the milk and let it sit without stirring for 5 to 10 mins for it to be absorbed into the liquid.

Hugbear said...

EK one more answer on the cooling down of the marshmallow before pouring onto the biscuit layer. You can cool it down a little before pouring.

grace said...

my jello didnt set due to i added a few more teaspoons of water...
sigh...

Gracie said...

Can i use strawberry Jello instead of Rasberry Jello?

Hugbear said...

Gracie, of course you can.

Toffeeclub@gmail.com said...

hi,
yr cake looks LOVELY but i didnt achieve yr success. yr jello was prefect. mine looked a little cloudy. i freeze the marshmellow part for 1hr. poured in jello n it seeped thru my spring form tin. still in fridge, hv not cut to see x-section.
any difference between whipping cream n top whip?

yuan said...

hi,

thanks for e wonderful recipe. just a simple question, which i hope it doesn't sound too stupid, but when u say melted butter for the base, does it mean u just leave the butter to soften at room temperature or we use low heat to melt it? thanks alot..

udit said...

thanks for sharing the recipe .. whether there tipsnya to make them look good as you make?

Anonymous said...

Hi ,
Thanks for the recipe. Attempted it last nite. Tastes great except I didn't wait long enough for the marshmallow layer to harden more. Used strawberries and kiwi. Will definitely try again.

Anonymous said...

Hi ^^

Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I've few questions to trouble you, hope you don't mind answering them.

1. Have I got to freeze the biscuit base or just set it in the fridge for few hours?

2. How long does it take for the marshmallow to set before pouring in the Jello mixture?

3. Both marshmallow and jello mixutre got to be slightly cooled before adding onto each layer?

Thanks

Hugbear said...

Hi this is my answers to your questions:

1. Either the freezer or fridge is fine.
2. Put it in the fridge to let at least the surface harden. No need to wait for the whole marshmallow layers to harden.
3. Yes got to be slightly cooled, not too hot.

The Sweetylicious said...

hi hugbear (: may i know what pan you use? how do you remove it nicely? thank you (:

zhaoyue said...

Hi, as i would be making this cake for a friend's birthday and the cake would be in a air conditioning room, will the jello still melt? and if i replace it with the agar agar would it be a better choice as the cake would be out of the fridge for a few hours. Thanks.

Hugbear said...

Hi Sweetylicious, I use a cake ring so that you can remove this cake nicely.

Hi Zhaoyue, yes you can replace with agar agar as jello will melt at room temperature if left out for too long.

the dainty baker said...

Hi There,

I was just wondering does the dessert need to be refridgerated once it is made? As I would like to make this to post to someone. Just needed to find out if it will keep and not melt? Thanks

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