Orange Butter Cake 香橙轻牛油蛋糕

A variation of my earlier chocolate butter sponge, I used orange zest and juice to flavor this cake. As before, this cake is baked using a cooked dough method, dry bake for 40 min and has no need for water bath/ steam bake/ cream of tartar/ baking powder. Recipe (7″) 75g Butter Zest from 1…

Chocolate Butter Sponge

A happy bake, everything turned out just perfect, even though I was experimenting with a new recipe, oven temp (and position), even threw in scoring of the cake for controlled cracking. Like I struck lottery, right? I use a cooked dough method, with the melted butter ‘cooking’ the flour and the texture is ultra fine…

Chocolate Cake

This soft and moist chocolate cake is adapted from Glazed. Thank you for a delicious, easy and fail-safe recipe that I can turn to for a quick celebration cake. Only adjustments I made was to reduce oil and sugar. I also reduce the recipe from 3 to 2 layers as I didn’t want such a big…

Purple Sweet Potato Layer Cake (紫薯千层蛋糕)

This cake is made for my Dad’s birthday, he likes old school desserts with pandan/ yam/ sweet potatoes/ coconut etc. Me, on the other hand, has been wanting to use purple sweet potatoes in my recipes because they yield such a beautiful intense colour. I thought this cake really satisfied both our requirements. For the…

Banana Cake

Now I know why this Richard Goh’s recipe pops up all the time when I google for banana cake recipe. It’s easy (whole eggs) and so soft and chock full of banana. I used 5.5 (200g) in this 3 egg recipe, yet texture still fluffy and soft. Recipe (adapted from Richard Goh, 7″ square tin)…

Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

Gula Melaka is an all time favourite which I have baked many many times, mostly as chiffon. I have used and improved this recipe over time in terms of the ratio of dry and wet ingredients and the addition of an extra egg white. I find this recipe most stable, very consistent in texture and…

Chocolate Banana Sponge

This cake gave an awesome texture and banana aroma. I took lotsa close up pictures because I was so pleased with the crumbs with the little bits of banana mixed throughout the cake. I baked in a round pan, but it can be baked in a tube pan too, as a Chiffon. The recipe is…

Tiramisu Cake

This cake has got no alcohol or gelatin, to observe dietary restrictions of the recipients. You can add Kahlua to the coffee syrup if you wish. Gelatin can also be added if you wish for more stability in case you need to transport the cake or leave it out at room temperature for a longer…

Golden Sponge Cake (cooked dough and dry bake)

This cooked dough recipe from Nasilemaklover gave the softest, fluffiest sponge cake that is so airily light. The texture is really amazing. See here. Once again, don’t overheat the butter when doing the cooked dough. Bake at low then high temperature, according to the recipe. I’ve placed a cup of water at my oven’s hot spot and…

Pandan Kaya Cake

This cake mainly adapted from Jeannie Tay and Kitchen Tigress,  yields a very soft fragrant custard. It’s not a firm jelly texture, I like it a lot. My adaptation is to  use some of the coconut milk to extract the Pandan, and got a vibrant colour, so I decided there was no need to add artificial colour in…

Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

Very easy and very delicious. Just follow the recipe and don’t omit anything. Just a word of caution, don’t use heavily waxed muffin cups that will cause lopsided muffins. See the picture below, all baked using the same recipe. Muffins on the left are lopsided and flat top too! Recipe (makes 12) Dry ingredients 250g…

Easy Whole Egg Sponge

If you are like me, who have struggled with water bath and just can’t get a smooth top cake with no shrinkage, then this recipe from Stephie is really a blessing. It uses whole eggs ( no egg separation), no water bath, and yet no cracks and shrinking. I baked at a short 35 min…