Drip Frosting for Cakes

Sharing this easy and rustic way of frosting cake that’s been quite popular for some time now. It’s really easy if you don’t seek perfection on how the drips flow. Also makes for a much lighter cake as it is partially frosted and uses whipping cream. Mine is flavoured with kaya, butter and coconut cream,…

Banana Bread (or cake)

A western traditional version of the banana cake, it’s flavourful and comforting. Packed to the brim with bananas and toasted walnuts, it has great texture, yet rose so evenly. I reduced and change to brown sugar only, resulting in even more complex flavours. Recipe (for a 9″ by 5″ loaf tin, adapted from Nigella) 400g…

Peanut Butter Loaf Cake

A pretty light cake with peanut butter aroma and goes really well with a cup of kopi o. It is actually a chiffon body, but I baked into a loaf pan, slit the cake 8 min into baking, to get this traditional look.Recipe (in 3″ by 7″ loaf pan) 3 egg yolks 10g sugar 60g…

Chocolate Lava Cake

A really quick and easy recipe you won’t regret making. The taste is decadent and rich and a huge success with my kids. I adapted and baked using my muffin tray, since I don’t have ramekins. The key is to monitor the baking really closely as baking time is short. If you over baked this,…

Almond Butter Cake

Added some almond flour or powder in my traditional butter cake and the cake body is so soft. More fragrant too. A very easy, whole egg recipe, I have baked it too short though. Recipe (7″ round tin) 160g salted butter 110g caster sugar 3 eggs 100g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 60g super…

Gula Melaka Coconut Huat Kueh (发糕)

Really easy recipe here, should be quite fail-proof. Some tips to ensure a full bloom: Fill batter fully or near brim Cupcakes liner must be strong or placed in a deep muffin tray like mine. Else, get the individual metal cups Do not reduce baking powder amount Slitting the top with an oiled knife helps…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Did this easy red velvet cupcake recipe that makes a soft fine-crumb body. It bakes to a nice flat top using dry bake method and so very suitable to pipe on. Very satisfied. The cream cheese frosting is not too sweet, and very rich-tasting so do adjust the sweetness to your liking. I hand whipped…

Condensed milk cotton cake (炼乳棉花蛋糕)

A soft cottony cake, with a mild butter and milk taste. Great with a cup of kopi-o. Recipe (adapted from Xingfuzhiwei, 6″ round tin) Yolk batter 35g salted butter 50g cake flour 50g condensed milk 3 egg yolks 30g beaten whole egg 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Meringue 3 egg white 1/8 tsp cream of tartar…

Super Easy Traditional Butter Cake (no egg separation)

A very easy adaptation of a classic butter cake recipe. I baked them into cupcakes. There is no need for egg separation, yet cake is still light and fluffy and not dense with oily patches. You can also bake into a whole cake. Just 1.5 times the recipe below, bake 175 deg for 40 min…

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Super easy cake and very trendy right now. When warm, it tastes custardy and when chilled, it tastes like the normal cheesecake. The burnt aroma is delicious in both instances. Recipe (6″) 250g cream cheese, cubed 90g caster sugar 3 eggs 125 ml whipping cream 15g cake flour Method 1. Line 6″ loose bottom cake…