Let's make ube cake with whipped cream frosting! These are mini 4 inch cakes with two layers that are ube flavored, filled with ube whipped cream and covered in sweetened cream.
I'm making lunchbox cakes, so I'm going to frost them in their little takeout containers.
The cake flavor is called "Ube Velvet" because it's based off of my red velvet recipe, which has a tang from buttermilk, a bright color, and a soft texture.
Below is the recipe I used in the video, which I copied from my cakeculator, or my cake recipe app. You can also use it to choose your own cake size if you want to do something other than mini cakes that is ube flavored. Just choose ube velvet for you cake flavor and customize the rest.
You can check out my cakeculator here.
Ube Mini Cakes
Bake the mini cakes
Make the whipped cream
*For the ultimate velvety crumb, look for cake flour, which has a lower protein content. I use King Arthur's unbleached cake flour as it's always available at my local Target.
**I purchase my ube jam and the brand they have at my market is from the brand "Pinoy Fiesta", which is a little bit thick. Feel free to sub your homemade ube halaya, and keep an eye on the texture of my batter (I show you in the video) to make sure it's similar so you'll get a similar cake texture as mine.
***I love brown sugar in this cake! The molasses flavor I think enhances the earthy and nuttiness of ube, but feel free to sub out white sugar if you prefer. You can use the same amount (weight or volume).