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Basic Chocolate cake

I had my highschool buds over the other day and months of not seeing each other. After lunch and all that, they came to my place to bake!

We wanted something simple, easy and tasty, so we decided on making just a simple chocolate cake.

I couldnt really find a recipe that satisfies all the ingredients that i have at home, so i decided to wing it by modifying the recipe from a simple vanille butter pound cake.

Ingredients:

250g butter (2 sticks)
220g sugar
240g flour
4 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of milk (sour cream ,yogurt or buttermilk will make it moist) – about 200ml-250ml
a pinch of salt

First, beat the butter and sugar into the mixer, add eggs one by one and also vanilla.
Then add all your dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and alternate with milk.
Place in baking mould after its all combined.

Bake for 35 minutes at 170c or when you poke a toothpick in and it comes out clean.

this cake honestly tastes a little bit like twiggies, it doesnt take too long to make and it came out great 😀

we piped on some cream cheese icing and some chocolate ganache in the middle and it became this sinful monster>>>

 

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Ola here we are with our ”creation” haha

 

-kw-

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Marble cake

Im pretty sure everyone has eaten a marble cake before haven’t they? SO this is my take on how its made. Well, i made it this time mainly because i got a request from my cousin. Hence why im baking again.

I didnt follow any recipe in particular, just good old butter /pound cake recipe formulas from my mom.:D

Ingredients :

  • 250g Butter (2 sticks)
  • 200g sugar(1 cup)
  • 220g flour
  • 10g baking powder(2 teaspoons)
  • 20g milk powder(1 1/4 tablespoons)
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Well before everything, put all your dry ingredients in a bowl, and prepare lining your cake pans or cupcake papers.Preheat your oven as well.

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As seen in this picture, the first step was to cream together or beat the butter, sugar until its fluffy, Then add in eggs one at a time + your vanilla essence.

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Then fold in some of the flour and milk, the repeat until batter is smooth and everything is added. if your batter isnt smooth add more milk a little at a time.

the perfect consistency is achieved when the batter is able to fall off your spatula like honey.

After that, separate them to 2 bowls to a ratio of 3:1. The one with smaller portion is the chocolate part, and here put in the cocoa powder and add a little milk to keep the consistency.

Then just put the plain batter into your moulds and scoop in little puddles of chocolate.

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Use a toothpick to swirl around the to make patterns, and just bake them for 15-20 minutes ( cupcake ) and 45 -50 minutes ( cake ) Image

Look at them in the oven. hehe

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yeah, this square one is going to my cousin, who requested me to make them ahaha.

Anyways, i really enjoyed this baking session and the cake turned out soo yummy. its super simple to make and the balance on how all the ingredients measurements are somewhat parallel makes it good.

I also realized a trick, i kinda left the batter in the electric mixer for quite awhile after adding in the eggs and this made the batter really really smooth! It was somewhat accidental, or unintentional but it made the cake 10x smoother and tastier.( in my opinion) so do let it mix for a while 🙂

What a sunday to bake such lovely cakes, cant wait to remake this again 😀

-kw-

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Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

 

ImageDoesnt this picture just spell “Cheesecake”?

So my sister and I decided to try out this Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake based on the recipe here :

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2008/10/11/brownie-mosaic-cheesecake/

Base:

While my sister was teaching her piano lessons, i was preparing the cheesecake base already, its basically like any normal cheesecake ( biscuit based ones). First you crush the chocolate cookies,which i did using a blender instead of a the crushing with a bowling pin method because its much faster. ( i gave up halfway  with it lol )

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ImageAnd after that, i just mixed the salt, sugar, cookie crumbs, and butter into the pan and pressed it in the pan and i placed it in the fridge for 2 hours.

Brownies:

Meanwhile, it was time to make the brownie chunks!

Its basically just butter, chocolate, eggs, vanilla, a little salt and flour.

The really good thing about this brownie recipe is that not only is it easy to make, it doesnt require any electric mixer. Did i mention it tastes really gooddddd as well?:D

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After it comes out of the oven we had to cut them into 1 inch cubes heheh

Cheese filling:

oh yes my favourite part, the cream cheeseeee… So we creamed the cheese , sugar , vanilla, whip cream and eggs all together before folding the brownie chunks into the mixture 😀

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After! such a beautiful thing, cant wait to taste it! For now we’re just waiting for it to cool down before placing it into the fridge and i cant wait to feast on it tomorrow morning!

We also made Chocolate Ganache which i didnt take a picture of it because it was messy and i realized i had to remove the pan before putting it in.. which i didnt do yet..

Hope this tastes well! 😀

For the full recipe, click here  🙂