Category Archives: Cake

Simple Banana Cake

Ingredients:

unsalted butter   80g

Granulated sugar  80g

Egg                     1

vanilla                      1/4 tsp

Flour        100g

Baking powder    3g

ripe banana                 2

 

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degree C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl till light.
  3. Mash bananas in another bowl.
  4. Beat egg into the butter mixture, Mix well.
  5. Add in vanilla, mashed banana and mix.
  6. Add in flour and baking powder, fold till just combined.
  7. Pour paste into baking pan.
  8. Into the oven and bake for 40-45mins. Check with toothpick.

Banana Cake

Ingredients

3 large ripe banana

2 eggs

50g butter

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

  1. Mash bananas in a big bowl.
  2. Beat in eggs one by one.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients into banana mixture. Mix well.
  6. Beat in softened butter. Mix well.
  7. Grease baking pan with butter. Pour batter into baking pan.
  8. Into the oven and bake for 30-40 mins. Test with tooth pick to see whether it comes out clean.

Steamed Rice Cake (Bai Tang Gao 白糖糕)

I followed this recipe:

Bai Tang Gao also known as Lun Jiao Gao (伦教糕) is a popular dessert in China, especially in Canton area.

In this recipe, the following ingredients are required:

Rice flour    150g

water 300ml (2tbsp water to mix with dry yeast)

90g sugar (1 tsp sugar to mix with dry yeast)

3/4 tsp  yeast

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vegetable oil

1, Add sugar into a sauce pan. Pour into 150 ml water. Turn to low heat and stir at the same time till all the sugar dissolves.

2, Add rice flour with the rest 150 ml water. Stir till no lumps.

3, Add rice flour water into sugar water. Turn to low heat and stir till fully mixed. Then turn off the heat and let it cool down.

4, In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp water and 3/4 dry yeast. Let it rest to foam up.

5, When rice flour water is completely cool and yeast foams up. Add yeast water into rice flour water. Also add in baking powder and oil. Mix well.

6. Put it in a warm place, cover it with plastic wrap and towel. Let it ferment for 5 hrs. Original recipe needs 6 hrs. But it is very hot here in Singapore. So I think 5 hrs should be long enough.

7. Brush oil to steaming pan. Pour everything into it. Steam over medium heat for 20-25 mins. Check with toothpick.

This is how it looks after steaming:

Cool down and cut into slices.

 

Fudge Chocolate Brownie

Ingredients:

Chocolate 200g

butter 120g

white sugar 1cup

brown sugar 1/2 cup

eggs 3

vanilla 1 tsp

flour 1/2 cup

cocoa powder 1/4 cup

salt 1/4 tsp

 

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a big bowl. Heat over hot water till chocolate and butter melts. Put aside and cool down.
  2. Mix white sugar and brown sugar in another bowl. Beat in egg. One each a time. Add in the next one after mix well. Add in vanilla after eggs.
  3. Combine chocolate butter mixture with sugar egg mixture.
  4. Sieve in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Combine well.
  5. Pour the batter into a baking pan.
  6. Into the oven for 30 mins.

Very nice brownie. My husband loves them.

Kuih Seri Muka (Kueh Salat)

This is a Malaysian Nonya Kueh, which contains sticky rice as bottom layer and pandan egg custard on top. I love this dessert very much. I found this recipe on Youtube and followed it:

  1. Soak 300g glutinous rice in water for 4 hrs. Drain them and place them in a plate. Add in 100ml coconut milk, 1 tsp salt and 100 ml water. and put a pandan knot over it. Steam for 25 mins.
  2. Put 5 pandan leaves (cut into small pieces) and 200 ml water into blender. Blend till very smooth. Sieve the liquid and keep the juice only.
  3. In a bowl, beat in 3 eggs. Combine with 100g sugar (original recipe requires 120g sugar, but I cut it. 100g sugar is still sweet enough for me.), 25g flour, 20g corn starch. Mix well.
  4. Add pandan juice and 150ml coconut milk into the egg mixture. Also add in 1/4 tsp salt.
  5. Put cooked sticky rice into a 20cm greased steam pan . Press them firmly.
  6. Pour egg & pandan mixture into sauce pan. turn to low heat and simmer to let it thicken. I accidentally overheated it, that’s why my kueh looks ugly. 😦
  7. Pour the egg mixture over sticky rice. Cover it with aluminium foil and steam for 30 mins.
  8. Remove the foil and steam for another 5 mins.
  9. Cool down and cut into small pieces.

It’s very sticky and hard to cut clean. My ones look ugly but taste nice.

My husband also said they taste good. 🙂

Orange Loaf Cake

It’s a super easy cake to make and full of orange flavor.

Ingredients:

orange 1

eggs 3

sugar 100g

vegetable oil 70 ml

vanilla 1/2 tsp

flour 250g

baking soda 1/4 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

 

Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.

  1. Cut orange into small chunks and remove the seed.
  2. Put orange into a blend and blend till into paste.
  3. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl. Add in sugar and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  4. Add egg mixture into blender and mix with orange paste well.
  5. Pour the orange egg mixture into a big bowl. Add in vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Sieve in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Combine them.
  7. Brush loaf pan with butter and dust with flour.
  8. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  9. Into the oven and bake for 40 mins.

Cool down and cut into slices. The orange cake smells incredible.

Walnut Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Walnut 1 cup (toasted and finely chopped)

eggs 3

sugar 1/2 cup

flour 1/2 cup

baking powder 1/4 tsp

 

  1. Beat egg with sugar with  electric mixer for 6-8 mins. It will become like mayonnaise.
  2. Sieve in flour & baking powder. combine them.
  3. Fold in 1/4 walnut.
  4. Divide batter into 2 baking pans. And into the oven for 25 mins.
  5. Place cakes on rack to let them cool down.

 

Frosting:

1/4 cup butter (softened), 1 cup icing sugar, 1/2 tbsp milk.

Beat the butter with electric mixer till very light and fluffy. Add in icing sugar 1/3 each a time. Blend well. Add in milk at last. Mix everything well.

Make frosting into 2 part. Add 1/4 walnut into one of them.

Syrup: 1/2 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 maple syrup. Mix well.

 

Place one cake upside down. Brush it with syrup. Spread the frosting (with walnut) onto it. Then put the other cake upside down over it. Brush it with syrup too. Spread the other frosting over the top and side of the cake. Sprinkle the rest chopped walnut over the side of the cake.

Chocolate glaze:

3 Tbsp milk, 30g chocolate. Heat in microwave till chocolate melts. Cool down to room temperature.

Pour the chocolate over the top.

Garnish with walnut at last.

The cake is super. It is a bit complicated as I did the frosting and glazing this time, which I never did before. That’s why I think this cake is a bit complicated. And you have a lot of washing to do after that. 🙂

Both my husband and I love the cake. 🙂

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

3 bananas

butter 130g melted

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

flour 1 3/4 cup

sugar 1 cup

baking powder 1 tsp

baking soda 1/4 tsp

cinnamon powder 1 tsp

chopped walnut 1 cup

chocolate chips 1 cup

 

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

  1. Mash bananas in a bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add melted butter into banana and mix well.
  3. Add in sugar and blend well.
  4. Sieve in dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt). Mix till just combined.
  5. Add chopped walnut and chocolate chips into the batter.
  6. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to drop batter into muffin pan with 3/4 full.

https://flic.kr/p/2gY9iYL

Into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins.

Yum!

Carrot & Walnut Cake

Ingredients:

flour 1 cup

cinnamon powder  1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

baking powder 1/2 tsp

baking soda 1/4 tsp

brown sugar 1/2 cup

white sugar 1/4 cup

eggs 2

vanilla 1/2 tsp

vegetable oil 1/2 cup

grated carrots 1 1/2 cup

finely chopped walnut 1 cup

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
  2. Cream vegetable oil with brown sugar & white sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Sieve all the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder) to avoid any lump.
  4. Add dry ingredients into oil & sugar mixture 1/3 at a time, to make sure they are well combined.
  5. Finally add in grated carrot and walnut. Mix well.
  6. Into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins. Check with toothpick. If it comes out clean, then the cake is done.

https://flic.kr/p/2gLUou8

Very simple and the cake is really good.