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Breakfast Apple Cake

What a perfect breakfast to start your day, an apple cake with apple slices topping. I enjoyed it with hubby while we're listening to the chirping birds outside and we both finished the whole pan. A happy morning!

Apple Cake Recipe
Ingredients (for 18 cm round cake):90 grams cake flour90 grams sugar80 grams butter2 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon baking powder1 apple2 tablespoons honey Methods:Whisk butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one by one.Shift together flour and baking powder, stir into the batter until combine.Peel and core the apple then divide into 8 parts (or just slice thinly).Pour the batter into buttered cake pan, top with apple slices.Bake at 180 centigrade for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. When done, glaze the cake with honey.
The Apple Cake recipe is from a manga titled Delicious!

Macaroni Schotel

I found this good baked macaroni recipe and fell in love at once, especially with the white sauce topping. Yes, it has this bechamel-like sauce layer on top, just like lasagna. Creamy, cheesy, yummy.

Macaroni Schotel Recipe

Bloomin' Brilliant Brownies

Have I told you that I've been searching a perfect brownies recipe to my taste? The one that has a fudgy-texture. Well, this one is the closest so far. It's a bit gooey and dense, so yummy and chocolaty. But I'm still searching, so share me your brownies recipe, will you? :)

Bloomin' Brilliant Brownies Recipe

Jacques Torres's Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best chewy chocolate-chip cookies I've ever made so far. Perfect texture, not too soft nor hard. Just don't forget to adjust the sugar and the baking time to your taste and preference. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart's web. The web says it's one of Martha's all-time favorites. Mine too!

Jacques Torres's Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


This is said to have the authentic taste of tiramisu. Using only around a cup of mascarpone cheese, mixed with heavy cream, make it taste so creamy. Easy to make, no need to bake. Yum!

Tiramisu Recipe

Killer Cheese Butter Cake

It's our family's all-time favorite. I don't know where the original recipe come from, my mom got the recipe from her older sister. She wrote it in an old notebook with other family's old recipes.
Since I was a little my mom used to bake this cake on special occasions. She used to double the cheese, made it so cheesy any cheese lover would fall for it.
Now that she doesn't really bake anymore I try to make it myself. Turns out as good as hers, with double portions of cheese of course.

valentine offer ;)

what would you like to share with your love one (or love ones maybe)?
some chocolate, the classic one, that melts as your hearts melt?

or this special heart-shape chocolate box that is filled with mini heart-shape chocolates? yes, it is a heart-shape box that made of chocolate!

or just a simple chocolate cupcake that is sprinkled with some simple heart-confetti?

The Cupcake was using Picnic Chocolate Cake Recipe

perfectly-chocolate cake with strawberries

it's a Hershey's 'perfectly chocolate' chocolate cake, and at first I was not so sure about it. firstly I baked the cake, tasted a few crumbs, and I thought, "um.. okay". then I whipped the frosting, tasted it, and I thought it was a little too sweet but not bad. and then I assembled them all, decorated, took photos, and when it was time to cut the cake I tasted it again and then I go "wowthisissooogood!" :D yes, it was moist, very dense and rich, perfectly chocolate... so the title is perfectly match after all.

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake Recipe

layered birthday cookies

imagine: two oversize chocolate cookies, stacked up with layers of chocolate-cream cheese frosting, and as if those weren't enough, sprinkled with chocolate chips and colorful chocolate candies. you've really gotta try this ;)

Layered Birthday Cookies recipe is from 500 Chocolate Delights

classic black forest

it's the one that is always a favorite :)

Black Forest Cake Recipe

Nemo Birthday Cake

This was maybe my first experience on making kids theme decorated birthday cake. And I learned a lot from this! Like, for example, ALWAYS use butter cream to cover your cake when you're gonna decorate it with plastic icing! Because butter cream is oil based. I used non-dairy whip cream instead, you know, the one that should be mixed with iced water before whipped, and you know what will happen? The water content in the cream would make the icing melt!

The cake was ordered by a friend for her daughter's birthday, and I prepared it the night before because she wanted it ready by the next morning. I finished the decoration that night and put the cake in the fridge, and it turned out to be my second mistake. NEVER put plastic icing in the refrigerator, because the humidity will also make it melt. Yes, plastic icing is made of powdered or icing sugar, and it would turn into liquid when it touches water.

So I was a bit panic when I checked the cake later and found the decoration was s…