raspberry snowflake cake
Raspberry Snowflake Cake
by Liv
July 22, 2010

Raspberry Snowflake Cake

Jul 22, 2010 | Chinese Food, Recipes | 49 comments

There are couple things that have made me feel very happy recently. The first thing is my head chef asked me for the Peking duck recipe for the new dish on our restaurant menu. The second thing is Lisa from http://www.koreanamericanmommy.blogspot.com follow my recipe and made her first “three cup chicken” and it turned out really awesome. Here is her blog about this three cup chicken: http://koreanamericanmommy.blogspot.com/2010/07/chef-liv-wans-chinese-three-cup-chicken.html

I feel so proud and also super happy. I wish people who visit my blog can enjoy my recipe and have fun in the kitchen. That’s the greatest thing to me. I feel really honour that my head chef asked the recipe from me and I wish my recipe help him a bit with the new dish. This is the two thing make me feel really happy and I share my happiness with you who is reading this post at moment and wish you have a great day.

Now, It’s the time for the recipe of the day. I’m going to share this Chinese dessert recipe with you. My colleague asked me if there any popular Chinese or Taiwanese desserts? Yes, of course there are a lot of desserts in both China and Taiwan. But I have to say they are different from desserts that are popular in the UK. Here is an example dessert that I share with you today.

raspberry snowflake cake

When the first time I read about this dessert’s name I just fall in love with it. How cute is the name? I guess the name snowflake comes from the layer of coconut powder that actually looks a bit like a snowflake.

Raspberry snowflake cake tastes a little bit sweet and sour and the most important thing is this dessert has to be eaten in cold. You must eat it immediately after taking it out from fridge.

These photos were taken by Chris from Chris Radley Photography

 

Raspberry Snowflake Cake

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

A

  • 50 g rasberries
  • 450 g water
  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 ml double cream
  • 5 leafs gelatine

B

  • 120 g potato starch
  • 100 ml water
  • coconut powder

Instructions

  1. Cook raspberry, 450g water and caster sugar in a small sauce pan and bring it to boil. Keep whisk it while cooking to help sugar and raspberry dissolve.
  2. Soften gelatine in cold water. Add milk and double cream into step 1 and bring it to boil again.
  3. Turn off the gas and add gelatine into step 2 and keep whisk it to help to mix evenly.
  4. Mix potato starch and water evenly and add it into step 3.
  5. Pour the mixture from step 4. Into a long rectangle shape baking tray with baking paper in it. (Baking paper helps us to take out the snowflake cake easier later.) Put the snowflake cake into your fridge for 1 or 2 hours to help it form. Cover the snowflake cake with coconut powder and it’s ready to serve.

 

By Liv

Illustrator by day, home chef at night. I worked as a professional chef for many years but now I draw for a living. I now cook just for the love of cooking. The recipes on this website are all influenced by things I have eaten in different locations around the world.

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49 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Liv, this cake looks amazing. Looks like i’ll be making another one of your delicious recipes! I love baked goods. Thank you for sharing and for the link to my blog! Your three cup chicken was SPOT ON! You rock lady (=

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  2. Nancy aka Spicie Foodie

    What a beautiful looking dessert! I agree with you , the name is adorable. It looks and seems like a light dessert with fresh fruit is a bonus. I don’t know about you but I prefer light desserts like this, specially in the summer. Oh and it’s cold, sounds perfect. Glad to hear that Lisa tested & enjoyed your recipe, congrats!

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  3. Cook with Madin

    Hi Liv, this looks lovely. I can’t wait to try make them. I love raspberries.

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    • admin

      Hi Madin,
      Thank you so much for your comment. I wish you will have a go with this snowflake cake. They are great for the summer weather. I wish you and your family will enjoy it. 🙂

      Reply
  4. e

    Beautiful picture, and cake!

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    • admin

      Thank you very much. 😀

      Reply
    • admin

      Thank you thank you. They are not only pretty and also tasty. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Mei Teng

    Never had this cake before but they sure looked super yummy. Besides raspberry, what other flavours can one add to these cakes?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Mei Teng,
      Many thanks for your kind comment.

      Reply
    • admin

      Thank you very much.

      Reply
  6. Roti n Rice

    Lovely dessert, beautiful presentation!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Roti n Rice,
      Many thanks for your lovely comment. I love your Hot and ice soup as well. It’s a such cool soup.

      Reply
  7. Tanantha@ I Just Love My Apron

    Oh wow Liv, your recipe and photos always amazed me! I’m pretty familiar with Chinese food (not that I cook often; I eat often :D), but I’ve never heard of this snowflake cake. How could I miss this?! I second about the name! It looks so lovely and I knew it would taste super. Congrats on the Peking duck, and the three-cup chicken. I was tempted to try it too!

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    • admin

      Hello Tanantha,
      Thank you very much for your kind comment. I think people always put more attention on Chinese savoury dishes rather than dessert. I guess that’s why a lot of people always wondering if there are any dessert in Chinese cuisine. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy my recipe.

      Reply
  8. Nessie

    Oh wow these are so pretty! Kinda like the chinese equivalent of a lamington 🙂

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Nessie,
      This snowflake cake does look like lamington but the different thing is lamington is sponge cake and snowflake is not. But I’m sure they are all really taste and I hope you will enjoy my recipe. I wish you have a fantastic weekend.

      Reply
  9. Joyce

    Yum! These look great. You should stop by my blog because I have something for you that you might enjoy. 😀 See you soon!

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    • admin

      Hello Joyce,
      I’ve stopped by your blog earlier and thank you so much for the award. I’m really appreciate it. 😉 Hope you have a great weekend and rock in the kitchen 😉

      Reply
  10. Emily

    Hi Liv,

    What a pretty name for a cake! When I thought I know the all the Asian cakes, you just present a foreign one to test my knowledge….hehehe!
    Anyway, I like the simplicity of this recipe and just wondering can I substitute potato starch with something more accessible, say cornflour? Thanks. 🙂

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you for your kind comment. You certainly can use corn flour instead of potato starch. I hope you will have fun to make this snowflake cake. 😀

      Reply
  11. Chef Dennis

    oh Liv…..what a perfect little cake, it does remind me of a snowflake! and what a beautiful image! Congrats on your top 9, and your recipe for Peking duck going on the menu!! I bet you can teach them quite a bit more if they give you the chance!!
    Dennis

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    • admin

      Hi Dennis,
      Thank you so much for the comment. I just hope my peking duck (Beijing roast duck) recipe help my head chef a little bit with the new menu. He is a great chef with a lot of knowledge in cooking and I hope I can learn as much as I can from him. 🙂

      Reply
  12. kate

    omgoodness, this looks gorgeous!

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    • admin

      Hi Kate,
      Many thanks for your kind comment. I’m really appreciate.

      Reply
  13. Vintage Sugarcube

    These look sooooo good! They remind me of these rasp zingers I use to eat as a kid. I’m planning a trip to Tokyo soon, are they a popular item? Congrats on the top 9!!! Way to go…

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    • admin

      Hi Vintage sugarcube,
      I’m not sure if Japan sell this snowflake cake. You can try the Chinese restaurant there to see if they sell it or not. Thank you for the comment about top 9. I’m really appreciate it. I hope you will have a great fun in Japan. I have a lot of fun when I traveled to Japan when I was young. It’s a great country for travel. All the best.

      Reply
  14. Baking Barrister

    these look so good! and adorable! i remember eating this once and dying for the recipe. so thanks!

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    • admin

      Hi Baking barrister,
      I’m so glad that you finally found this recipe ( 🙂 in my blog!! Ya!) Thank you for your kind comment. Have a nice day.

      Reply
  15. Adelina

    I am in love with the pic. Just name of the dessert makes you believe that it’s such a treat to have. I need to make these cakes for my kids. I can also teach them a little about the Chinese culture during the process. Thanks for your post!

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    • admin

      Hello Adelina,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope you and your family will enjoy my recipe and also the Chinese culture lesson during the process 🙂

      Reply
  16. Judy

    Aww, what a beautiful and adorable treat! This dessert looks amazing. I love the idea of this being sweet and tart, and cold! Sounds so perfect for summer. 🙂

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    • admin

      Hello Judy,
      Thank you so much for the comment. 🙂

      Reply
  17. Gourmande

    They really look great.
    That made me crave for Japanese “snow flake” mochi, so I made some yesterday. Actually nothing in common in ingredients and the recipe, but the idea to watch refreshing snow in mid-Summer is the same. I’ll try your recipe too someday.

    Reply
  18. Rick

    What I would do to try this!

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  19. Magic of Spice

    That is an adorable name…Liv these are gorgeous and the presentation is perfect 🙂

    Reply
  20. kling

    hi,
    this cake look delicious, i would like to try making it but before i do can you tell me what u mean by 5 leaf gelatine.
    Thank you.

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    • admin

      Hi Kling,
      Five leaf Gelatins = 5 sheets gelatin. I worked with a pastry chef before and he always use “leaf” for gelatin so I kind of use to use leaf when I talk about gelatin. 😀 Sorry about that and please let me know how you get on.

      Reply
  21. Monet

    So beautiful love! I can imagine that this would be extremely popular at my house. I love sweet and tangy desserts…and coconut is always so good. Thank you for sharing with me.

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  22. Amy

    This sounds wonderful! I love that it has the coconut on the outside and the sweet tart filling :)! Thanks for sharing this unusual and beautiful dessert!

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    • admin

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. 😉

      Reply
  23. Victor @ Random Cuisine

    I ate one of these at an Indian restaurant. It tasted so good that I didn’t know the name of this dessert. Now that you mention it, I’ll sure going to make it!

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    • admin

      Hi Victor,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m really appreciate.

      Reply
  24. Green Girl @ A little bit of everything

    I’ve been looking for this recipe for quite a while now, is one of my husband favorite desserts. I believe 5 leaf gelatin means 5 sheets or 5 powdered gelatin package or am I wrong?
    thanks for sharing the recipe
    have a wonderful week

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    • admin

      Hi Green Girl,
      Thank you for your comment. 5 leaf gelatin means 5 sheets of gelatin. I hope you will give it a go soon and hope your husband will like this snowflake cake.
      Have a great week. 😉

      Reply
      • Sue Taylor

        How can I substitute with the powdered gelatin as I can’t find the leaf version anywhere! Is it 5 gelatin packages? Please help!

        Reply
        • admin

          Hi Sue,

          I’ve never use powdered gelatin before. Basically you need to use enough gelatine to help this snowflake cake to be solid than jelly.

          Reply

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