Saturday, May 21, 2011

Do I have to do this?

That's the question that I asked myself every morning. Do I have to exercise?? Argh! 5 months, and we're still exercising every morning without fail except on Sundays or days that we're not well (which is very rare, alhamdulillah). The temptation to eat macam2 tu, toksah cakap la. Huwaaa... rasa nak nangis pun ada. Especially bila tengok my progress yang sangat la slow macam siput tu.

Hubby tried on his polo pants that he bought during his student days and dah boleh masuk. If I'm to try out my jeans during student days, mau boleh masuk kaki je kot. I was so small back then. Seluar baru size 26. Huhuhu... so depressing. Oleh kerana I was so depressed semalam, I baked Devil's Food cake (actually I baked it sebab mok suka chocolate cake, but without the ganache). Rina has been very persistent in encouraging me to bake this cake. Pastu masa pegi rumah K.Yani few weeks ago, K.Yani shared this recipe. It's from makcik Martha Stewart book Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski . At least kena bagi jugak kat makcik Martha credit sebab recipe tu memang sedap :D

I baked four batches of the cake. Two batches were for mok, and another 2 for today and tomorrow. I think chocolate cake and chocolate ganache didnt go well together, too muak for me. I prefer chocolate frosting macam yang aku buat for Iman's birthday.

Anyway, I'm bracing for a full day today. Lepas balik from gym kejap lagi, I'm going for lunch kat Chili's Empire Subang with Matju and his family. Few friends might join us. Pastu, ada birthday party anak2 sedara aku kat Melawati. Then at 5pm, I'm off to KLCC for ice cream moments with Sally, Nito and Azli. Malam? Not sure yet. Dah ler tomorrow pun another full day for me. Aisey! Bila aku nak rest?

Devil's Food cake

Devil’s Food Cake
From Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski

1 cup flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt (add only if you use unsalted butter)

½ cup coarse white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
4 tbs unsalted butter (I used salted butter), 4 tbs is approx 60gm
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup lukewarm water
¼ cup buttermilk (if you dont have butter milk, just add ½ tbs vinegar to ½ cup of milk, let it stand for 5-10 minutes)

1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
2. Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined.
4. Add flour mixture, alternate with water and buttermilk, beat on low speed.
5. Beat for another 30 sec until combined.

Chocolate Ganache
250gm dark chocolate
250ml whipping cream
A pinch of salt
1 tbs butter

1. Heat whipping cream using double boiler until bubble. Add chopped dark chocolate, stir until melted, add butter and salt.
2. Let it cool, keep it refrigerated for at least 1 hour.


  1. Shidah
    Another busy day going makan2 kat Chillis ehh? Kalau you terpandang sorang makcik duk lambai2 kat you masa you tengah makan, SAHlah tu I! tapi you kena check her ID, kotlah ada pelanduk dua serupa... kan?

  2. kak.. cantiknya deco!!! terer betul akak pipe frosting/ ganache tu! nk pegi berguru bleh? :D

  3. CS,

    yup! hehe.. favourite spot sebab dapat discount. kalau takde discount, memang malas nak pegi.. hahahaha.. melampaukan i ni? :D

    ok ok! i'll keep my eyes open. make sure yg melambai tu datang dekat sikit tau :D

  4. Ju,

    cantik ke? thank you! ishk! i tak pandai deko2 ni, tu deko simple je. but if u wanna come, datang la :)

  5. sama la chik na ..almost every day p gym tapi punyalah rasa susah nak turun... pinggang pant dah longgar tapi berat tak banyak yg turun.. sangatlah frust :(

  6. Looks like it's gonna be a busy day ahead of u....Chill babe!

  7. Chikna,

    takpe, the most important thing is, we're leading a healthy lifestyle, insyaAllah. And I believe, eventually, our weight will drop and we'll be fitter and slimmer :D

  8. unaizah,

    hehe.. I just got back from chilis, and i'm so tired. luckily my date kat klcc tu cancelled. i can finally rest! but ni ada kawan ordered red velvet cake. so kejap lagi i have to bake rvc.

  9. rabiatun,

    it's worth the effort making it. memang sedap recipe martha stewart tu. my girls yg tak suka choc cake pun boleh makan byk :D