Friday, February 27, 2015

Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Cake ni memang lawa.  Kalau tengok the ingredients,  nampak mcm renyah je,  banyak kerja. Tapi actually, it's super easy.  Aku suka sangat the cake.  But i added a little more sugar.  

250g Butter, softened
200g Caster sugar
4 large Eggs (about 70g each)
1tsp Vanilla extract
180g Self-raising flour plus 4tbsp cocoa powder, sift together into a bowl
80ml of milk
250g Cream cheese, room temperature
100g Caster sugar
3 tbsp Whipping cream (or milk)
1 large Egg, about 70g
1 egg yolk
1tbsp Self-raising flour

Grease and line a 9 inch square cake pan. Preheat oven to 160 -170 deg C.
Beat ingredients (B) till fluffy and set aside.
From ingredients (A), beat butter and sugar till pale and fluffy, add in eggs one at a time and mix well, add in vanilla extract and whipping cream, mix well.
Fold in sifted flour and cocoa powder with a rubber spatula in 2 portions into butter mixture, mix well.
Spread half portion of batter into pan, then spoon in cheese mixture (B), cover cheese mixture with the remaining portion of cake batter (total of 3 layers). Then use a chopstick to swirl through the batter to create the marbling effect.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gooey Nutella Condensed Milk Cookie Bars

I hate nutella but i love this cookie bar.  Hehe..  Statement melampau aku hari ni.  But seriously,  if you love nutella,  you would love this cookie bar version.  Sedap sedap dan sedap.  Haaa..  Three times kesedapan. Makan satu slice,  nak tambah lagi, lagi dan lagi.  Before you know it, it's gone! Pastu menyesal sebab pikir the calorie that you have consumed.  Sigh.. 


Adapted from butter baking

125g salted butter, melted (1/2 cup)
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant espresso powder (a must!)
1½ cups plain flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ - 1 cup Nutella, to taste
1/4 cup condensed milk (about half a can)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line an 8x8 inch pan with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, egg, both sugars, coffee and vanilla, stirring well.
Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt until just incorporated.
Reserve about half a cup of dough and press the remaining mixture into the base of the prepared tin.
Drop spoonfuls of the Nutella evenly over the cookie dough base. Sprinkle the dark chocolate chip.
Pour the condensed milk over the top.
Crumble chunks of the reserved cookie dough on top, in an even layer.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden and mostly set.
If you can, allow to cool completely before cutting into pretty squares. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Homemade Carrot Cake

Dah lama sebenarnya aku tak buat cake sebab nak try to cut our sugar intake.  Tiba2 dalam FB newsfeed,  ternampak this carrot cake recipe yg nampak sedap sangat. Bila check pantry,  semua ingredients available,  tak payah nak keluar beli barang.  Fuh! Apa lagi..  Aku pun terus masuk ke dapur and sagat the carrot. 

Verdict : carrot cake yg sangat sedap.  Rasa mcm nak jilat bekas tu..  Hahahaha

Adapted slightly from I am Baker

1 cups brown sugar (if sugar a bit sweet,  add another 1/4 cup of white sugar)
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 1/4 cups grated carrots

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare two 8-inch round baking pans.
Beat the sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with a whisk (I used fork) until it is a light yellow.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
Fold in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Fold raisins, nuts, and the carrots.
Divide the batter equally between the pans. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
Cover in cream cheese frosting.

Cream cheese frosting
250 gram cream cheese
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
125 gram butter

Beat the cream cheese with vanilla until light and soft, add butter and icing sugar.  Beat until it is light and fluffy.