Zebra Butter Cake

One of my better zebra cakes where the lines are clear and distinct. The butter cake batter is really thick, so it’s actually quite hard to get the chocolate and original batters to form the zebra pattern nicely. You need to tap a few times after each addition to get the batter to smoothen out….

Pan-fried Cake (pancakes)

If you love pancakes, and willing to put in some effort, here’s a great recipe for soft, fluffy and tasty pancakes. What I did was to take a sponge cake batter, and just pan fried it. It has got no whopping amount of rising agents, and in fact no chemicals at all. The meringue alone…

Varlhona Chocolate Sponge

Soft, moist chocolate cake that can be a wonderful base for cream or ganache. Recipe (6″ round tin) 15g varlhona cocoa powder 35g hot water 20g cold milk 10g corn starch 45g caster sugar 3 egg yolks 1/4 tsp salt 35g cooking oil 45g cake flour 3 egg whites 1/8 tsp cream of tartar Handful…

Steam Moist Chocolate Cake (almost Awfully)

Tasters say it’s almost like Awfully Chocolate, wow! A lot of good stuff went into this cake – varlhona, callebaut and lindor. The steamed cake body is soft and moist and I was almost afraid to handle it. The same recipe with adaptations has been on many blogs, I based it mostly from Jeannie. Suffice…

Orange Yoghurt Butter Cupcakes

These unremarkable looking little cupcakes made me so happy. It’s soft, moist, full of butter flavor but no dense oil patches anywhere. Best of all it’s a one bowl recipe with whole eggs, really ho jiak! Recipe (makes 8) 125g butter (prefer tin golden churn) 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 25g orange juice 25g non…

Pandan Swissroll

A really forgiving recipe, with little chance of cracking. Recipe (adapted from Enne Ty) 4 yolks 15g sugar 60g coconut milk 1/2 tsp pandan paste 35g cooking oil 75g cake flour sifted 4 egg whites 50g sugar Method 1. Line a 11″ by 11″ baking tray. Preheat oven to 190 deg C. 2. Beat yolks…

Pork Floss Cotton Cake (cooked dough)

This messy hair cake is ultra soft and ultra yummy, being both sweet and savory. The cake is made using cooked dough method with no raising agents. Recipe (7″ loose bottom tin) 60g oil 65g cake flour sifted Pinch of salt 75g cold milk 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites 65g caster sugar 6g corn…

Swiss Meringue Butter Cream

Here’s a first attempt that I’m really so pleased with. SMBC is really tasty, very stable to work with and spreads on real smooth. I referenced Nasi Lemak lover’s and Wendy Inkk’s steps, but made slight adjustments to the recipe due to what I had on hand. It’s really not as daunting as I initially…

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…