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Made in a Pound Cake Mold! Fluffy and Moist Castella

Made in a Pound Cake Mold! Fluffy and Moist Castella

You can make this moist authentic castella using a pound cake mold.

Ingredients: 2 pound cake molds

Egg white
3 eggs' worth
Egg yolk
3 eggs' worth
Soft light brown sugar
140g
Condensed milk
10g
Honey
20g
Milk
20g
Vegetable oil
20g
All-purpose flour
80g
Crystal sugar
1/2 tablespoon

Steps

1. Line the pound cake molds with parchment paper, smoothing out any wrinkles. Sprinkle with a layer of crystal sugar on the bottom.
2. Whisk the egg whites, while gradually adding the sugar a little at a time. Mix until thick and shiny.
3. Add the egg yolk and mix lightly.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk, honey, milk and oil and mix until even. Add to the bowl from Step 3.
5. Sift the already sifted flour into the mixture with a spatula.
6. Once the flour is incorporated, gently fold the batter from the bottom several times.
7. Pour the batter into each mold. Tap the molds slightly to even the surface.
8. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven at 320°F/160℃. Once baked, flip them over on a sheet of parchment paper.
9. Quickly wrap tightly in plastic wrap and leave them for 2 days at room temperature. You can serve them the following day, but they're best served two days after baking.
10. Slice the castella into cm thickness, and cut each slice in half. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in 285°F/140℃. Let sit in the oven for 15 minutes.
11. Cool on a cake rack. They will be crispy and delicious. Once cool, wrap for gifting.

Story Behind this Recipe

After talking with my father about castella, I had a craving for some. I checked a cooking book, but since the recipe was different from what I wanted, I adjusted it to come up with my own.