Homemade Vanilla Extract »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

A friend (Hi, Pam! ü) gave me some vanilla beans many months back. I was only able to open it last month as I was planning to make vanilla bean cupcakes but that did not happen for some reason. I thought I’d make a batch of vanilla extract first after seeing it somewhere and finding [...]

Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake »

Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake

This is a quick and easy recipe, you can whip it up in a few minutes, pop it in the oven and in half an hour you’ll have delicious cake ready for dessert or afternoon snack for your family…and there’s more: If you will notice, this is not a regular chocolate cake, I used whole [...]

Red Velvet Rose Cake »

Red Velvet Rose Cake

You’ve probably seen this cake around the web, the rose cake..it’s pretty isn’t it? Of course I have to make it too cause I just  love dainty, pretty, and swirly cakes!  I was thinking of making  chocolate cake at first because it’s my favorite but I’m not sure my whipped chocolate ganache will hold the [...]

Spider Cake »

Spider Cake

My  7 -year old son helped me in making this awesome cake; he designed the spider, otherwise I would have just made a big cake ball with legs and eyes..I would have been satisfied with that, but I have to admit this cake looks so much more like a spider than what I had in [...]

Mocha Meringue Buttercream »

Mocha Meringue Buttercream

This is a cross between Italian Meringue Butter Cream (aka IMBC to homebakers like myself) and French Butter Cream or Mousseline. Both are really delicious, the difference between the two is that the former uses egg whites only while the French buttercream uses egg yolks which I find too rich, btw.  These two are quite [...]

Banana and Chocolate Crepes »

Banana and Chocolate Crepes

Crepes are just like pancakes…paper-thin pancakes that you fill with fresh or cooked fruit fillings inside with chocolate sauce or whipped cream..so delicious. If only it’s as easy to make as regular pancakes. The first time I tried making crepes, it was a disaster, I wasn’t able to make a single crepe, they were all [...]

Ube Layer Cake (Purple Yam Cake) »

Ube Layer Cake (Purple Yam Cake)

Ube (purple yam) cake is one of my favorite cakes, my husband used to bring this home for me but when I finally knew how to bake,  this cake is one of the many, many cakes that I learned to make at home and we get to eat as much and as often as we [...]

Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd »

Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd

I made this cake so I can use my homemade lemon curd; I have this on my mind for a long time but only got to finally make it last week.  Usually, I like to use meringue or egg whites frosting to cover and fill my coconut layer cake but I ran out of eggs. [...]

Steamed Chocolate Cake »

Steamed Chocolate Cake

I’ve seen this from other food/recipe bloggers before and I was amazed.. moist and soft chocolate cake without using an oven..wow! How I wish that I knew this way, way back..*sigh*. This cake is really easy to make (of course it is or I would not have bothered) and expect a delicious cake at the [...]

Swedish Visiting Cake »

Swedish Visiting Cake

One of the simplest and delicious cakes out there and easily one of my favorites, too.  I can’t believe that I have not posted it here yet, I thought I did.  Anyhoo, like I said this is very easy and your home will smell unbelievably delicious when you make this-imagine warm lemon, vanilla and butter… [...]


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