Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts

Friday, 24 May 2019

Happiness is when you have cupcakes to eat and someone to love ....

It has been quite a while since I last baked cupcakes.  Out of the blue, baking mood set in yesterday, and voila... now I have vanilla cupcakes and coffee cupcakes for breakfast and teatime.

When you share a cupcake, you share love
Coffee cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes
Friends are like cupcakes in my pantry of memories
STRESSED is DESSERTS spelt backwards
Cupcakes without sprinkles = healthy diet?????
Life is as sweet as cupcake

There's nothing a Cupcake and Coffee can't solve
Do click at the above image for cupcake recipe


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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Are You One of Those Who Don't Take Cakes with Eggs Simply Because You Are Health Conscious, Vegetarian or Allergic To It? Try This Simple and Easy to Make Eggless Kurma (Date) Cake

Are you health conscious?  Do not favor eggs, allergic to it or just being a vegetarian?  Love cakes but most commercial cakes have eggs? Fret not! You still can savour your favorite cakes with this simple and easy to make eggless cake.  Besides, it's cheap too if you make it yourself.

Honestly speaking, I have never eaten eggless cakes and when I chanced upon Eggless Cakes & Cookies cookbook by Jamie Jong, and out of curiosity, I just bought the book.  After looking through some of the recipes in the book, I told hubby that all the recipes are actually quite healthy.  Hubby asked me to try one of the recipes and without any hesitation, I chose the easiest recipes and modified it accordingly.  As I still have some kurma (dates) bought during this Ramadan month, I decided to use some. However, after the cake is baked, the slices of kurma sunk to the bottom. Ah... no big deal anyway.  Surprisingly, the cake is moist, soft and fluffy! 

Eggless Kurma Cake
Ingredients :
- 250gm self-raising flour (sifted)
- 170gm unsalted butter (softened)
- 100gm castor sugar
- 120ml evaporated milk
- 5 pcs (or more) kurmas (sliced thinly)  

Method :
1) Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy.
2) Then, gradually add evaporated milk and beat well.
3)  Fold in sifted flour.
4)  Stir in kurma and mix well.
5)  Pour mixture into a greased 7" cake tin.
6)  Bake in preheated oven at 160° C for 1 hour or till cooked.

Isn't this egg free cake is easy peasy to make?  Give this a try and you will be glad you did it!
Healthy and guilt free cake for your family
Here I wish all my Muslim readers 
"Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri"
Dengan Ingatan Tulus Ikhlas
Maaf Zahir Batin

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Easy Peasy and Hassle-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yes, I am back after being MIA for about a month due to unavoidable circumstances.  Well... work and family is still my top priority and especially when there's a deadline to meet and you are rushing for an urgent project.  
To my fellow bloggers, I will visit your cyberhome as soon as possible whenever I am available and here's a very easy to follow muffins for those who are always in a hurry to prepare something healthy yet yummy for your family.
 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Adapted from Cupcakes & Muffins (page 220) with minor modification in red
Ingredients :
- 250g  all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp (1 tbsp) ground cinnamon + extra, for dusting
- 110g caster sugar
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 250ml milk
- 160ml light olive oil
- 2 ripe pears (apple) peeled, cored and diced







Method :
1)  Preheat oven to 200. Prepare 18 paper liners in standard muffin pans.
2)  Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
3)  Combine egg, milk and oil, then stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.
4)  Gently fold in two-thirds of apple.
5)  Spoon into prepared pans and top each muffins with remaining apple.
6)  Dust with extra cinnamon and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and the center of a muffin springs back when pressed.
7)  Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Apple and Cinnamon ~ complement each other beautifully
Quick yet yummylicious muffins just perfect for breakfast or tea-time


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Monday, 17 November 2014

Quick and Easy Strawberry Muffins

Who doesn't like strawberries???? I am sure most of us love strawberries. We can serve strawberries in anyway we like, be it sweet or savory bakes or dishes. Strawberry jam is our favorite jam. Whenever hubby happens to see strawberries on offer, he is sure to buy some for us and also for me to make jam. In case you also like homemade strawberry jam, you can also try this very easy homemade jam.

That day, I happened to see one of the many recipes which I have bookmarked in one of my many cook books collection. It's blueberry muffins which seemed to be so easy. (In fact, this recipe has been in my KIV files for quite sometimes and it just slipped my mind until I by chanced saw it, hehehe...) But, I did not have any blueberries. Strawberries?? YES, there were some in the fridge. So, what I did was to substitute it with strawberries.

Well, I am glad I substituted it with strawberries

This Quick and Easy Strawberry Muffins is great when you have unexpected guests, and also ideal for satisfying a craving for baked treats.



Quick and Easy Strawberry Muffins
Recipe adapted from Popular Cupcakes & Muffins (Bluberrry Muffins page 102)
Ingredients :  (my modification in red)
- 250gm all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 110gm superfine sugar
- 125gm fresh strawberries (cut into small pieces)
- 160ml milk
- 125g butter (melted)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- cut 6 strawberries into half (make 12 pcs)
- some icing sugar 

cut fresh strawberries
Method :
1)  Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a standard muffin pan or line with paper liners.
2)  Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl.  Stir in strawberries.  Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
3)  Combine milk, butter and egg.  Mix into dry ingredients, until just combined.
4)  Spoon mixture into prepared pan until to two-thirds full. Arrange halved strawberry on top of the batter.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until skewer inserted in the center of a muffin tests clean.
5)  Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cook completely.
6)  Sprinkle some icing sugar onto the muffins.
Goes well with a cup of hot tea or coffee
If you like strawberries as well as muffins, then this recipe is a keeper
Have a fabulous week ahead and happy baking!




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