One of our latest flavour for our alcohol jelly cake is natural jelly with honey, cocoa powder and Baileys. It was made for an elderly lady’s birthday. She does not consume a lot of alcohol, so we made a healthier alternative version.
The jelly is made using agar-agar. Agar-agar is suitable for vegetarians. Most of our jellies are made using agar-agar instead of gelatine. For this version, we did not include sugar in the jelly but instead we drizzled pure honey over it and sprinkled with cocoa powder. Honey is good for health as it is rich in anti-oxidants. Cocoa powder is rich in flavanols which may stabilize blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brains and is supposed to make you feel good by improving your mood.
For more information about what agar-agar is, click here for this article from The Star, which might be a good read. Regarding honey and its benefits, this article here would provide some insights into the goodness of honey and this article here tells you the different types of honey found in Malaysia. The article here and here talks about the benefits of cocoa and chocolate, which is made from cocoa.
As for the Baileys, we put it separately instead of cooking it with the jelly. You can choose to consume the Baileys with the jelly, eat the jelly then drink the Baileys or if you do not want to consume alcohol, you can just eat the jelly as it is. Baileys is made of Irish cream and whisky.
We made small bite size versions of the jelly and arranged it in a bowl, complete with some decoration and a Happy Birthday sign. It is like a unique version of a cake, bespoke indeed.
This is a video of our natural jelly cake with Baileys : https://youtu.be/LsT2eFcndjc
If you would like a healthier version of our alcohol jelly cake, you can order this at our online shop at www.myleenterprise.com/shop.