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Butter Cake | Soft Simple Yummy

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Butter Cake

Butter Cake | Soft Simple Yummy

Every now and then, something as simple as this Butter Cake makes an otherwise dull day into something to look forward to. It is so easy to make, and you probably already have all the required ingredients in your pantry already! You can dream it up and serve it within an hour. This cake is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. It also makes for a simple base cake to decorate with fondant or buttercream. You can make cupcakes with the batter too. To play around with the recipe  you can add grated orange or lemon zest to the batter.

Butter based cakes become denser upon refrigeration. Although I dont mind this at all, you might want to let it come to room temperature if taken out of the fridge.

I dedicate this recipe to my friend Afrah ūüôā

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Kek Lapis – Indonesian Layer Cake

Kek Lapis - Indonesian Layer Cake

Kek Lapis – Indonesian Layer Cake

Kek Lapis - Indonesian Layer Cake - How to make

Kek Lapis – Indonesian Layer Cake

 

Kek Lapis РIndonesian Layer Cake, although not difficult to make is certainly a labour of love. Each layer of cake batter is precisely measured and  baked under the watchful eye till  light brown and then this process is repeated patiently, till all the batter is used up!

This is my 4th attempt at making this delicious ‘layered’ version of butter cake. Some versions use only egg yolk. This version however uses whites as well. Quite pleased with the results. Next time, I think I will make the video on this. ¬†I love to see how the layers peel away from each other. Anyone will appreciate the effort, if you make this cake. And it is so yummy with some coffee or tea! This Indonesian Cake is very popular in Singapore and Malaysia too!

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Spanish Orange Cake | Gluten free and Fat free

spanish orange cake

Spanish Orange Cake | Gluten free and Fat free

This ‘ Spanish Orange Cake ‘ is one of my favorite Gluten free recipes! The cake is so moist and light at the same time. It’s perfect at tea time or with a cup of coffee. Invite the girls over for this one! Very easy to make. This cake uses unpeeled oranges that have been boiled till very soft, the day before. The cold oranges are then crushed after removing any pith (white fibrous part) ¬†or pits (seeds) to prevent the cake from tasting bitter. Boiling the orange actually boosts the orange flavor which sort of dissipates while bakingif you use freshly crushed orange (I tried). If you love Orange desserts , you will love this cake!

spanish orange cake recipe

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Shana’s Black Forest Cake | Homemade and Delicious!




I love recipes with some added mystery and intrigue to them, don’t you? Unravelling the secrets to how world famous dishes came into existence. Imagining how the original was and how it compares to the current standards.. I find it all so exciting!

The Black Forest Cake, one of the most celebrated cakes in the world, dates back to the 16th century. Known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in Germany, its country of origin. Quite a tongue twister, eh? Schwarzwälder kirsch torte, translated means Black Forest Cherry Torte or Gateau in German.

The cake is presumed to be named after the¬†Black Forest¬†(Schwarzwald) mountain range in Southwestern Germany, perhaps because it evokes a mysterious dark fantasy, born¬†from the ‘fairy tale’ like¬†forest ranges. The¬†name might also be connected to the specialty liquor known as Schwarzw√§lder Kirsch(wasser)¬†which is indigenous to that mountainous region. Distilled from tart cherries, this unique ingredient, with its distinct¬†‘cherry pit’ flavor and alcoholic content gives the cake its rich flavour.

Although Kirsch is the traditional liquor used in this cake and is mandatory in Germany, in many countries like North America, India and the Middle East, it is made with rum or without alcohol. The main components are chocolate sponge cake, with layers of whipped cream and cherry ( canned, glaced, fresh OR maraschino).  The cake is also lavishly decorated with piped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings.

This is my version of the delectable Black Forest! I use a combination of vanilla and chocolate whipped cream, fresh and glaced¬†cherries, dark chocolate shavings and the best, softest delicious chocolate sponge cake ever! It remains moist and you will not miss the missing alcohol or heavy fruity syrup. What I love about this cake, is that you don’t even have to be a pro at decorating, the cake looks beautiful nonetheless. Follow my video tutorial to make this perfect, delicious Black Forest Cake! SCROLL DOWN to watch¬†the VIDEO.

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Hummingbird Cake – One Glorious Cake





hummingbird cake

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Hummingbird Cake – One Glorious Cake

 

One thing is for sure, this cake will make you hum with delight. Is that why it is called the Hummingbird Cake? It was actually named so, in a 1978 edition of Southern Living Magazine. There is however, no explanation offered about the name. Could it be that its moist delicious sweetness attracts you to it like em hummers? Who knows? What is important my dear foodies out there, is that it truly is delicious!

The classic recipe consists of an awesome large 3 tiered cake. Pineapple, Banana, Pecans and Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting.

There¬†are some theories that¬†the recipe originated in Jamaica : where a recipe was published in 1969 called the Doctor Bird Cake. The ‘Doctor Bird’ is a type of¬†hummingbird, ¬†indigenous to Jamaica and is the National Bird of Jamaica. So it is quite fitting. This cake is said¬†to have the same ingredients.

However, having shot to fame in the Southern Living Issue, being one of its most requested recipe. And having won many ribbons at many a country fair –¬†It is one of the youngest members in ‘Southern Cakes’ repertoire. It is indeed famous for being a Southern Favorite!

I have changed the recipe a bit because I truly don’t believe it needs to be as sweet as the original.. it is still very sweet. And delicious… if I didn’t mention that earlier ūüėČ

I love this cake because it is one of those easy stir and bake cakes, you don’t need a fancy mixer or beater for this.

 

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Banana Cake – Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts

Banana Cake - Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts

Banana Cake – Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts

¬†¬†This is the perfect way to use up those over ripened bananas that no one wants to eat.. ¬†Banana Cake – Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts is made with plain wheat flour with the addition of a little bread flour. ¬†You could use all wheat flour, but the texture might be a little more dense. So easy and so fast to pop into a preheated oven, filling the room with the loveliest ‘home baking’ aroma!

Banana Cake - Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts RECIPE

Banana Cake – Banana Loaf Cake with Walnuts

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Mango Cheesecake with Sponge Base

Mango Cheesecake with sponge cake base

Mango Cheesecake with Sponge Base

¬†¬†Definitely one of those Guilty Pleasures of Life. Cheesecake is meant to be be enjoyed slowly… tasting each spoon carefully, delightfully. And Mango Cheesecake? ¬†It’s just even more mmmmmm……. You will eat this very slowly because you won’t want the experience to be over. That’s how good it is.

The most important part in making the ‘Mango Cheesecake with Sponge Base‘ is the Mango! You must choose a superior quality Mango with a grasping¬†Mango Aroma as well as taste. It should not be tart and it should not be overly ripe. I would highly recommend using Alphonso. But Valencia Pride and Badami varieties are very good as well. Do taste the mango before you use it.

A Grahm Cracker crust is great for Cheesecakes but theres something about this sponge base that just gives this cake a more melt in your mouth quality.

You must chill the cake completely before serving ( preferably overnight), so plan accordingly.

mango cheesecake with spongecake base recipe

Mango Cheesecake with Sponge Base

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Baked Semolina Cake in 30 Minutes

BAKED SEMOLINA CAKE RECIPES BAKED SEMOLINA CAKE WITH VIDEO

Baked Semolina Cake in 30 Minutes

¬†¬†There are a lot of baked semolina recipes out there ¬†Harissa / Basbousa, ¬†Suji Halva etc… These baked squares, however are the easiest things you can whip up in just 5 minutes and bake for 30 minutes and enjoy! You can sprinkle your choice of flaked/ crushed nuts like Almonds or Pistachio on top before baking. I have made them plain. MAKE THEM TODAY – they are that easy. Thanks to Thasneem Anis for the great quick Recipe.

Baked Semolina Cake in 30 Minutes

BAKED SEMOLINA CAKE RECIPE

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5 MINUTE Chocolate Mug Cake / Cup Cake made in Microwave

5 minute mug cake : cup cake

5 MINUTE Chocolate Mug Cake / Cup Cake made in Microwave

¬†¬†So you’re craving chocolate cake! You cant go and bake a cake just for a slice – not all the time. And you want it NOW. Who you gonna call? I mean ¬†Whatcha gonna do? The ¬†5 minute chocolate MUG cake is the way to go. I like to make it in these smaller cup cake sized silicone moulds. So you can have 2 or 3 smaller cup cakes. Not bad.. Of course the Microwave result differs from the conventional oven. However, it does do that Chocolate Craving perfect justice. A special quick ‘n’ simple treat!5 minute chocolate mug cake recipe

5 MINUTE Chocolate Mug Cake / Cup Cake made in Microwave

5 minute chocolate cake in silicone cups

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Moist Dark Chocolate Cake with QUICK Decoration

moist dark chocolate cake

  Moist Dark Chocolate Cake with QUICK Decoration

¬†¬†Zaira and Naureen are enjoying their Holidays. About time for another post in our Kids Section :’Nunu’s Kitchen Fun’. They helped me to make the batter for this ‘Dee – licious’ Rich, Moist and Dark Chocolate Cake. I helped them with the simple and quick decorations. You can use dark chocolate or milk chocolate for this recipe – according to personal taste. Whipped Ganache tops the cake and then a little whipped cream, strawberries, maltesers¬†, and snow (icing) powder are used to create a very quick and pretty decoration. ¬†The cake needs to be baked at a lower temperature for a longer time and the ganache needs to set before decorating.

If you are not up for the decorating, the cake is super served merely with the ganache at room temperature with vanilla ice cream on the side!

moist chocolate cake with quick decoration

moist dark chocolate cake recipe

  Moist Dark Chocolate Cake with QUICK Decoration

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