Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Angry Bird Cake

Angry Bird Cake
1 layer Banana Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Fondant

Recipe is from Joyofbaking.com

Chocolate Banana Cake:
2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) corn, safflower or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Banana Cake: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 8 inch pan. Set aside. 
In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with whatever you like. ^^

**NOTE**
I am using a turbo broiler for baking. My temperature for this cake is 150 Degrees for 30 minutes.

Baked this cake for my dad's birthday. ^^

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Banana Cake

Banana Cake

Double layer Banana Cake with Marshmallow Fondant.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Banana Cake:
2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) corn, safflower or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Banana Cake: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 8  inch pan. Set aside. 
In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with whatever you like. ^^

**NOTE**
I am using a turbo broiler for baking. My temperature for this cake is 150 Degrees for 30 minutes. 
Sorry for my marshmallow fondant. I need more practice! heehee!
Pan I used:

8" x 1 1/2" Round Cake Pan Coated

 

Image by FlamingText.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Banana Chocolate Cake

Banana Chocolate Cake
Recipe is from Joyofbaking.com


Chocolate Banana Cake:
2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) corn, safflower or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Banana Cake: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan. Set aside. 
In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with whatever you like. ^^

**NOTE**
I am using a turbo broiler for baking. My temperature for this cake is 150 Degrees for 25 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting

8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 cup of milk

1/2 butter
2 cups sugar


Place the chopped chocolate, milk, butter and sugar in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl - medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Stir until smooth. When  chocolate frosting has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy (I use a wire whisk). Then spread the frosting on top of the cake.

Image by FlamingText.com


Monday, September 5, 2011

Rock On Cupcakes

Rock On Cupcakes


Chocolate & Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow fondant topper

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Banana Cupcake Recipe

Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temperature must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

All-Star Theme Cupcakes

 All-Star Theme Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow fondant topper

Brownie cupcake recipe is form this link: JoyofBaking.com

Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temperature must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Guitar Cupcakes

Guitar Cupcakes
Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow fondant topper

Brownie cupcake recipe is form this link: JoyofBaking.com

Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temperature must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes.  


Friday, September 2, 2011

Beer Mug Cupcakes

Beer Mug Cupcakes
Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow fondant topper

Brownie cupcake recipe is form this link: JoyofBaking.com

Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temperature must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

My turbo broiler Pans for baking

I'm using a turbo broiler for baking cookies and cupcakes. A regular size muffin pan like this
photo from this link
won't fit my turbo broiler.  What I use for cupcakes are these individual stainless muffin pans and silicone muffin pans.
7 pcs of these pans will fit in the turbo broiler
 9 pcs of these silicone pans will fit in the turbo broiler
NOTE: 150 degrees, baking time 10-12 minutes.

For cookies:

non-stick round pan - 8 x 1 1/2 inches
  
NOTE: 150 degrees, baking time 10-11 minutes. make it 15 minutes if you want it to be more crunchier. 

For Banana Bread:
photo from this link
What I use is a non-stick loaf pan - 8 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.

NOTE: Temperature must be -  140 Degrees for 20 minutes.  

***Always remember: Turbo broiler or convection oven circulates heated air using a fan. This not only prevents overheating of food but also helps warm the food faster than the conventional oven. In baking, we need to lower the temperature for even results. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dairy-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Bread

 Dairy-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Bread

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups of mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For turbo broiler - preheat 140 degrees for 10 minutes
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or hand mixer,  mix together oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water until well combined. Add flour mixture to the mixer and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Mix the mashed bananas. Batter should look and feel more watery than normal cake batters.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan/s, filling each pan 1/2 full. Transfer to oven and bake. oven 15-20 minutes. For turbo broiler 140 degrees for 20 minutes. 
  5. Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temp must be -  140 Degrees for 20 minutes. 
Dairy-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Bread

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

 Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Frosting: Vegan Chocolate glazed icing topped with shredded or desiccated coconut. ^^

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Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe is from this link

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water until well combined. Add flour mixture to the mixer and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Batter should look and feel more watery than normal cake batters.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup 1/2 to 3/4 full. Transfer to oven and bake, rotating pan halfway through cooking, until a cake tester inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Immediately remove cupcakes from muffin tin and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely before frosting. 
  6. NOTE: If you're using a turbo broiler, temperature must be 140 Degrees. Bake for 10-12 minutes

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Classic Cupcakes


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
125g butter
2  eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Alternatively, line holes with paper cases. Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the center.
    ** For turbo broiler: 150 degrees, preheat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, stir gently to combine.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 
    Note: 
    For turbo broiler users like me - Temp. must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brownie Cupcakes

Brownie Cupcakes

Ingredients:
4 ounces (120 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cup (250 grams) granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup (95 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Turbo broiler 150 Degrees
Melt the chopped chocolate and butter in a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes
Then stir (can also use a hand mixer) in the sugar. Add the vanilla and then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the flour and salt until well blended. 
Evenly divide the batter between the muffin cups. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 - 25 minutes. For turbo broiler 150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing.

Recipe is form this link: JoyofBaking.com

Note: For turbo broiler users like me - Temp must be -  150 Degrees for 13-15 minutes.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Easy Marshmallow Icing

Marshmallow Icing

Too lazy to frost my cupcakes... Got this from this link

1. Bake your cupcakes
2. After baking, take a marshmallow and place it on top of each cupcakes

3. Place your cupcakes back into the oven. (Oh well, I used turbo broiler for baking.) 
4. After a minute, use the back of the spoon to mash down the marshmallows to help them spread evenly
5. Then place it back to the oven or turbo broiler for another 2 minutes. 
6. THE END!!!
Taran! Done! EASY!!! woot woot! ^^
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Recipe is from Cake Journal

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of cold water (120ml)
2 1/4 cups of caster sugar (530ml / 430gr)
1 cup of eggwhites
1 1/2 pound of soft unsalted butter (680gr)
1 tsp of vanilla extract



Check this site - Cake Journal for instructions. ^^

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes

Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes

Ingredients:
2-1/4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups shredded apples

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cupcake tins with paper or foil liners
  3. In medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
  4. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla, gradually adding flour until all well mixed
  6. Fold in apples
  7. Divide batter into 18-22 cups
  8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until tops spring or an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  9. Cool cupcakes before frosting and decorating

**recipe is from this link

Tips:
If you're using a turbo broiler: Preheat the turbo broiler 150 degrees then bake for 15 minutes.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

 Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Banana Cupcake recipe - click the link
with Chocolate frosting and Chocolate Sprinkles

Chocolate Frosting from Cake Journal

Chocolate frosting:
(makes 14 oz. (400 gram) frosting)
5 oz. (150 gram) unsalted soft butter
7 oz. (200 gram) confectioners sugar
1 oz. (30 gram) cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk lukewarm (start out with only 1 tbsp and see/taste if it need the last tbsp of milk)
1 tsp vanilla
How to make the frosting:
Cream butter and sift in the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix untill well incorporated. 

Note: If the frosting look a bit curdled try add a bit more confectioners sugar
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