Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

Very easy and very delicious. Just follow the recipe and don’t omit anything. Recipe (makes 12) Dry ingredients 250g plain flour 2 tbsp valrhona cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 150g sugar 120g chocolate chips 1/2 tsp salt Wet ingredients 1 egg 250g milk (or soy milk) 90g oil 1 tsp…

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…

Honey Brown Sugar Butter Cake

I seldom get such smooth top cake, and pretty good height for a heavy butter cake. I tweaked the original recipe from Enne Ty by adding honey and other minor adjustments. The original recipe is here. The honey and butter aroma when baking was a heavenly mix. Very yummy.  Recipe (6″ round cake tin) 3 egg…

Sweet Purple Potato Coconut Chiffon

The texture of this cake is soft, moist and spongy because of the high sweet potato content, which is really good at retaining moisture (even in breads). The coconut goes awfully well with the sweet potato and the baking aroma was amazing. There is some science to the lovely purple hue when I was researching…

‘Light’ Red Velvet Cake

A birthday cake for me! You will see from the recipe this a light version of the red velvet. There isn’t a large amount of red colouring and sugar. I even read recipes that use up 2 BOTTLES of bake king red for a single cake, there’s only 1 tsp here of Wilton red gel…

Crown Chocolate Chiffon (cooked dough)

Hope you can see that this cake is shaped like a crown. It uses the Controlled Cracking for Chiffon technique which you can read more from the link. Also done using cooked dough which gives such a fine crumb. Original recipe from this amazing baker. Recipe (6″) 3 egg yolk 60g milk 50g cooking oil 50g cake…

Pandan Chocolate Zebra Cake

Recipe 10- 15 leaves, blended with 80 g coconut milk and some water to squeeze out 95g of Pandan coconut milk. 4 egg yolks 50 g sugar 60g cooking oil 100g cake flour 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp green colouring (optional) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 5 egg whites 50g sugar 1/4…

Zebra Cake – Pandan and Gula Melaka

My first try at a zebra cake, not so perfect as the colours are too close, but the taste is yummilicious. Pandan and Gula Melaka are a match made in heaven. So here’s a record of the laborious process to get it done. Recipe (7″ cake tin) Gula Melaka mixture 90g Gula Melaka, shaved 20g…

Durian Mousse Cake

I dug up this recipe from a long time ago, when I was still jotting down recipes manually in my notebook. I have long lost the treasured notebook due to shifting house, but am so glad this little piece survived in another notebook. Though recipes are a dime a dozen out there, my hand-written ones…

Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll

For this recipe, I used my own home-made Pandan concentrate extract. I puréed the leaves, added water and squeeze out Pandan juice. After that, I let the juice stand overnight in the fridge and only use the bottom thick layer. If you find this too troublesome, you can replace with Pandan paste or Essence. I…

Pandan Chiffon (cooked dough 烫面)

This cooked dough method yields a soft luscious cake, that makes you feel like you are biting on air. The crumbs are delicate and fine, because the flour has been cooked by the heated oil and unable to form more gluten. If done correctly, it can be easier than the usual recipe because there is…

Giraffe Swiss Roll

A rather challenging but fun bake. Please have all ingredients and equipment ready before starting, because you will also need to act quickly through all the steps, and multi-task. Also, a must to follow the tray dimension. I used a smaller tray and ended with a thicker and shorter sponge, which cracked inside. Recipe Yolk…