Showing posts with label CAKE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CAKE. Show all posts

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Honeycomb Cake  Recipe @

Have been eyeing this cake for quite sometime and today I have a chance to try out Honeycomb Cake Kek Sarang Semut from my own kitchen. This cake got its name because it had a hole resembling that bee hive.

The method involves 2 parts.  First you need to caramelize the sugar until it turned  golden , honey like color. Do not attempt to cook beyond this otherwise your syrup would turn bitter.  Once you get this color, even sugar  did not dissolve at this point, you can add the water gradually and bring to boil until you get smooth syrup.   Be careful when adding hot water because this syrup would splutter.  At this point, you can add the butter.   Remove from heat and cool completely.

Second is combining  the rest of the ingredients to form a cake batter together with sugar syrup.  Let this sit for 2-3  hours before baking.  Next time I want to try other method that uses only  the  bottom heat.

Preheat the oven before baking and put the pan on the lowest rack , bake for 15 minutes then  place pan at middle rack and continue baking until it is done.

After the cake has cooled, invert the cake and trim the surface  as thin as possible.  Now you could see the hole resembling that honeycomb.

Am pleased the cake turned out soft, moist and insanely delicious.. . .

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Cake Recipe @

So suddenly, am craving for a little snack cake in the middle of the night.

And that is where this quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Chip Cake comes in very handy., because as much as I love to bake Chocolate Chip Cake there is only so much of it I can eat.

Equally wonderful is the fact that this tender little cake can be assembled  from stuff I have on hand , in my pantry, so I bet yo do too -  flour, sugar, milk, egg,   oil and of course chocolate chips. Just dump everything into one bowl, at the same time, mix it up. Making a cake has never been easier.

This  Chocolate Chip Cake is great for entertaining, inexpensive and not overly rich so people usually have more than a piece without guilt!  Apply frosting of your choice if you want.

Cake Recipe @

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Cake recipe @

A moist cake filled with grated carrot was incredibly delicious and the best part it was super easy to make.

Most probably everyone could able to bake this Carrot Cake since it does not use any special gadget. If you have an oven, you're good to go.

I used  my box grater for the carrot, unfortunately this tiny bits of carrot were not visible in the cake,   wish they have a larger setting  for  the grater.  Make sure you squeezed out the water before adding it to the cake batter.

This cake baked beautifully at 180 C for 45 minutes in my oven but your oven might differ  so check the  cake after 40 minutes.

If your prefer to ice your cake, you can do so after the cake has cooled  but  we love ours without it.

Cake recipe @

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Cake recipes @

Fruit Cake made their appearance during festive celebrations such as Christmas, Hari Raya  and even Chinese New Year.  There are few types of fruit cake either steamed or baked and the dry fruit used varies in quantity, some soaked in brandy/orange juice or without soaking -  the fruit is coated with flour before adding to the  butter mixture.

I always love  Fruit Cake that uses less dry fruit in the recipe.  This Light Fruit Cake require you to soak the dry fruit in  orange juice or brandy overnight.   Next day you can proceed to bake the cake.

It took more than an hour to bake mine.   In case the top  of this Light Fruit Cake  becoming too brown, cover with aluminium foil  crimped around the edges of your baking pan.

On the occasion of this lovely festival of Eid, wishing you Eid Mubarak, may the blessings of Allah be with you always!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Cake recipes

Moist Banana cake may be perfect with a cup of morning coffee but for a delicious weekday dessert too.   This Banana Cake is moist and flavorful with the sweetness of mashed banana..

I usually bake this cake in loaf pan but decided this time to  use 7 in round cake pan. This cake is simple to make, it comes together  in a short time.

Store bough banana cake is readily available in bakery shop or supermarket but it was way too sweet and lacks real banana flavors..

Let gives this recipe a try, may be you would like it as much as we did.

Cake recipes

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Cake recipe

I have baked  plenty of banana cakes but like to try this  cake with caramel topping.  This Banana Upside Down Cake brings banana cake to a whole new level..

Banana Upside  Down Cake has 2 parts consisting the cake and its topping.  You know that a bunch of banana that has been hanging out in your pantry?  We found the perfect use for it. This recipe allows you to clear up those blackened banana, 2 for cake and 3 for the topping.  Have cut the banana lengthwise for topping but you can also slice  it into rounds.

Am using a loaf pan but you could also use an 8 in round pan and arrange the banana the way you like it.

In case you ever wondered, what  could be better than bananas, well here it is, Banana Upside Down Cake. Meet your new  fave way to enjoy the fruit

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Microwave recipe  @

This 10 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake is  the ultimate choice  to  satisfy your sweet cravings. quickly.  Made with all the ingredients you might already have in your pantry without an oven.

Some of you might think that microwave cake yields a dry and weird taste but this is not the case for this 10 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake. It was soft  and insanely delicious.

Make sure you grease your microwave save bowl  generously and line with baking paper especially if you're using glass ones.  Your microwave safe dish should be deep enough to let the cake rise,  fill up only  1/2  of the cake batter into greased bowl..  Mine stick to the bottom of my Arcoflam bowl but I manage to remove it.

Baked the cake using High Power (1000 W) for 5 minutes then switch to Medium for another 1 minutes.  Do check out your wattage power, if you have a lower wattage you need a longer bake time. Always cook it for the shortest time first, you can add another minute once you check it but you can't take away time when you've overcooked something.

Microwave recipe @

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Cake  recipe @

I always love simple butter cake without  any frosting.  But will experiment with different flavors or add ins for a little "twist".   So here is my first attempt on making Oreo Butter Cake

Actually you can use any of your favorite butter cake  recipe.  Make it different by adding quartered oreo in the batter.  If you want, you can also  crush the cookies.   Have seen some bakers sandwiched whole oreo in between of the cake batter.  Either way, they still turned out delicious.

High in fat, butter cake will keep well for several days.  Un-iced,  a well wrapped baked cake will keep well in the freezer for 1-2 months.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Butter Cake w/Chocolate Sprinkles

This Butter Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles is not an overly sweet cake. Importantly it was super easy to make, This butter cake is for a moist, light cake that's wonderful as it is but can be used as the basic recipe for 3 other good cake - orange, walnut and chocolate cake with slight adjustments.

If you're not a fan of sprinkles, you can leave that out and still it turned out great.  Use a mixer to blend the batter well but  I  used my hand held beater to do the job.

Did you notice that this cake is baked using slow temperature (160 C) and baked at longer time (40-45 minutes),  When you used high heat it tends to crack on top

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Banana Bread Recipe @

The overripe banana combined with cocoa powder gives you an incredibly moist and subtly sweet loaf.   Get rid your blackened banana by making this Marble Banana Bread, it uses  one and half cups of mashed banana.

Marble Banana  Bread is a delicious twist on regular banana bread with a chocolate swirl.  Not only it was delicious but pretty. In fact I'm so obsessed with the word "marble", you can find my recipe for marble cake and bread below.

The texture is absolutely wonderful and each slice is beautifully and properly swirled.  I thought  there was no way. my bread would look wonderful as the pictures but  every piece really turn out  great!

Banana Bread Recipe @

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Marble Cake Recipe @

I baked this Marble Cake made from simple butter cake with a little twist.   Turned this into marble cake by adding two striking colors, red and green. The color combination is entirely up to you, use 2 or 4 colors if you want.

Accidentally add too much green color to the cake batter so it turns out darker deep tone luckily that doesn't alter its taste.

Cube the butter right after you have removed from the speed up the creaming process.

In case you have self raising flour, use it  but omit the baking powder.

Marble Cake Recipe @

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Fresh Apple Cake Recipe @

Looking for a cake with fresh fruit?   Well  I  have just baked a  moist  and no-fail Fresh Apple Cake with perfect amount of sweetness plus large chunks of apple, this adds a great flavor and texture to this cake..

This Fresh Apple Cake uses fresh apple.  Mine is made of  granny smith but other varieties  such as gala, red delicious,  McIntosh or  combination of them  should  work too.   Don't use a food processor  to chop  the apples. It should be roughly chopped into 1/2 in chunk.

Use a simple drizzled glaze or  serve  it plain.  Prefer to omit the glaze since it  it well sweetened. already. You can also dust the cake with icing sugar.

Not only  is this Fresh Apple cake really yummy but it is also very easy to prepare.  So give this recipe a try and let us know if you think  this  cake is the best!

Fresh Apple Cake

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Sweet Corn Cake using canned corn kernel

It is a habit to check my pantry before any baking project.  From there,  will plan what I  want to bake next.  I found a can of whole kernel corn sitting in my cabinet.  So I have to make something out of this canned sweet corn.

Today I want share this  perfect Sweet Corn I have baked.  It turned  out great  with lovely texture and right amount of sweetness. Add about 1/4 cup more sugar if you like it sweeter.

Rinsed and drained well the corn before adding it to the batter. I squeezed out the water after putting it in a colander.

Turn this into muffin by baking them in a muffin pan but do not level the top.  Bake for  15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Actual baking time varies with each oven so watch closely.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Dry Fruit Bundt Cake

There are many variations of fruit cake,  including a version that require soaking of the fruit for days while another one  need you to boil the dry fruits and butter.

Am sharing with  you a  really quick and easy Dry Fruit Bundt Cake and  one of the ingredients was condensed milk.  Using condensed milk in a fruit cake is a new one for me but it always fun to try. Dry Fruit Bundt Cake  is also made without sugar.

If you need to avoid egg, you can substitute with plain yogurt or pureed fruit.

I find it easier to slice without it breaking so easily because the fruits remain soft and stick together. You can  easily increase the mixed fruit up to 1 cup if desired.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Am so excited to share my  first experience making this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting. This is a wonderful recipe made from scratch and  truly easy to put together.

Chocolate cake w/Chocolate Frosting can be made with or without egg.  Besides sour cream as an egg substitution, you can use banana or pureed fruit.

Please check the cake after 40 minutes of baking since  the oven varies from one another. I have used an easy chocolate frosting that you can prepare  really quickly but chocolate ganache  or  butter cream work too.

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

Serves  :  8

1 3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup melted butter
3 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg or 1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence


3/4   cup condensed milk
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Melt the butter in small saucepan, using medium heat, add in condensed milk and cocoa powder.  Stir until thick  remove from heat

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting


Preheat oven  @ 180 C and great 8 in cake tin.

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.

Mix in sugar, make a well in the center, stir in melted butter, milk, lightly beaten sour cream or egg and vanilla, stir until well incorporated.

Spoon  batter onto prepared pan an bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Sit in pan for  10  minutes before transferring onto rack to cool.

Place cake on a plate, pour the  chocolate frosting over the cake. Enjoy...

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Sunday, November 9, 2014


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Am craving to eat a cake and first thing to do is to check what I have in my pantry.  Found a can of pineapple cubes so this is the time to bake Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

This cake looks complicated but actually it was super easy.  In fact you can use any of your favorite plain cake.  Preferred my cake to be less sweet since it has a sweet topping.

Normally Pineapple Upside Down Cake uses pineapple ring but  I made  it using pineapple cubes and really happy it turned out fantastic without sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Reserve 1/4 cup of the syrup before draining.   After draining the pineapple,  use a paper towel the squeeze out the excessive liquid

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Rock Cakes Eggless

It has been more than 2 decades  I have eaten these Rock Cakes, made them in my Home Economics class.   Using basic ingredients of butter, sugar, flour and raisin you can transform these into your favorite by adding chocolate chips,  other dried fruit, nuts, spices or zest  but  I prefer to stick to the basic recipe

In the past we used the rubbing in method but now I change the way you prepare these  Rock Cakes by  mixing  the  melted butter in the dough.

My house was filled with fantastic aroma while baking these  little treats.  They are crunchy outside but soft inside

Rock Cakes Eggless

Yield  30

1 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup castor sugar removed 2 tablespoon
60 g melted butter
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup raisin
1 tablespoon or more  water if needed


Preheat oven  @  175 C.

Combine flour, sugar and  raisin in a mixing bowl.

Make a well in the center, add milk and  melted butter, stir gently to combine, if still crumbly add a tablespoon of cold water.

Drop heaped tablespoonfuls onto baking tray, allowing room for spreading.

Bake 10-15 minutes until firm  to touch.

Let sit in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to wire  rack.

Store in an airtight container.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Chocolate Sprinkle Pumpkin Bread Recipe  @

Hi Everyone,

I am not feeling well right now and am sick with high fever, cough and other minor things. Sorry for not replying to your comments but will do so as soon as I feel better.  Please keep commenting and I will catch up with you soon.
Are you a fan of pumpkin bread?  When deciding on a dessert to  make,  consider this Chocolate Sprinkle  Pumpkin Bread recipe.  It was super easy and much healthier.

Have you thought for a minute what a whole loaf of pumpkin bread would cost you if you purchased from a bakery. I can show you how to make delicious Chocolate Sprinkle  Pumpkin Bread with a few simple ingredients.

This is a quick bread recipe so need to mix your wet and dry ingredients together but don't over mix a quick bread, just enough to get the lumps out.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


This holiday season why not give this fruit cake a try by whipping one that is egg free and alcohol free. Just follow the simple directions and you'll have the best Egg Free Fruit Cake.

If you're looking for Egg Free Fruit Cake, this recipe is ideal for people who  prefer a lighter version. It's quicker and does not involve soaking of the mixed fruit for days or months but tasted as delicious as the traditional fruit cake.

For those who are allergic to dairy, replace yogurt with  soy milk, unsweetened apple sauce or pureed tofu.

Serves   :    6-7

1 1/4  cup plain flour
1/4  cup corn flour
1/2 cup melted butter or oil
3/4 cup  fine sugar/powdered sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup mixed fruit
2 tablespoon raisin
4  red/green glace cherries  sliced
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven @ 180 C and lightly grease your baking pan.

Beat melted butter with sugar until well mixed.

Whisk together yogurt  and baking soda. You will some bubbles appear on top.  Leave for 5 minutes.

Sift together both flour with baking powder and salt into mixing bowl.

Combine mixed fruit and glace cherries with 2 tsp flour, keep aside.

Now mix together flour mixture with wet ingredients, add the vanilla extract.

Fold  in mixed fruit and glace cherries. Stir to mix.

Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake for 40-50  minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean @ 180 C.

Leave in pan for 10 minutes before inverting the cake onto rack to cool.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014


A fantastic recipe and my family favorite that you can make anytime of the year.  This Eggless Semolina Cake  is a different version of semolina cake that was low in  fat and egg free.

Eggless Semolina Cake  has  a lovely texture that is distinctly different than cakes made with flour. Although it wasn't super soft as a normal cake but it was moist due to the addition of mashed banana.  I will make this again for sure only next time and  will  double this recipe.  I hope others find it delicious too!

Had used canola oil instead of melted butter. If you're allergic to dairy products, soy milk, almond milk or rice milk is a great substitute.