Double Chocolate Cake (Gateau de Savoie du Chocolat)

Wow, this cake is really something. The texture is so light like chiffon (only 25g flour), yet the taste is so intense and moist, it’s like eating soft crumbly chocolate itself. The cake is even more moist and rich the next day. The cake rose very high on the strength of the meringue alone, with…

Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is made for my dear daughter’s birthday. It is made with Millac Gold (a blend of dairy and non-dairy) whipping cream. I thought quite some time whether to use dairy whipping cream, given the health concerns on using non-dairy product. However, with my very limited frosting skills and snail’s pace of frosting,…

Fudgey Brownie with Crackling Top

This is a fudgey brownie, not so much the Cakey style. It’s a very easy one bowl recipe. Another unique thing is that it uses cocoa powder only and zero baking powder or soda which might lend a metallic taste. Be sure to use Varlhona or other good quality cocoa powder, the taste will be…

Mango Mousse Rose Cake

Recipe for 7″ Cake Sponge Cake 1. Bake a sponge cake from this link. Increase the recipe by 1.3 times (use 4 eggs), bake in a 7″ round cake tin at the same temperature and time. 2. Cool and slice into 2 layers. Cling wrap and keep in fridge if not using immediately. Mousse Ingredients…

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. Something different I did was to add…

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…