Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Banana Yoghurt Cake

Rumah aku dan pisang dah synonym. Jarang sangat kat rumah aku takde pisang.  Most of the time  memang bersikat sikat pisang atas meje.  No,  we are not species monyet yang menjadikan pisang as makan ruji,  but somehow,  hubby mesti nak pisang.  Sudahnya bila pegi pasar tani on saturday,  aku akan borong banyak pisang.  Sometimes bila dah middle of the week,  pisang dah jadi over ripe sebab tak sempat nak makan.  Maka,  terpaksa la aku buat kek pisang.

This cake is actually an inspired recipe of greek yoghurt banana cake.  Tak ku sangka,  kek ni sangat sedap.  Cuma bila bake guna bundt pan,  melekat sikit kat dalam pan tu.  Maybe sebab the batter is a bit runny.  Kalau guna bundt pan,  kena make sure guna recipes with  thick batter.  Then baru la kek keluar dari pan cantik!

Banana Yoghurt Cake
Adapted from  : Amanda @ Running with Spoons

Yields: 12 slices

60 gram salted butter - melted
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
5-6 medium, ripe bananas (~1 cup mashed)
½ cup plain or Greek yogurt
2/3 cup brown sugar

Optional add-ins: ½ cup chocolate chips/raisins/nuts/etc.


Preheat your oven to 350ºF, and lightly grease a 9 x 5 bread pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined and set aside.

Lightly beat the eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add mashed bananas, melted butter, yogurt and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently. Do not overmix.Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it out evenly, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake

Ops! Another blueberry cake. Aku rajin nak bake blueberry cake sebab tadi dapat beli blueberry kat Hero for RM6.99 using their monthly coupon. Tapi boleh guna 1 coupon je per card. Ceh! Kupik betul. Aku wish msia mcm kat US. Some people buy their monthly groceries in bulk using coupons coz they can buy as many as they want as long as they have the relevant coupon.

Anyway, this recipe is based on Paula Deen recipe. As usual, I need to make alteration to the original recipe sebab Paula Deen suka la buat kek yg manis. Aku suka her recipes sebab it's full prove if you know how to tweak the sweetness.

Gooey Butter Cake
Adapted from Taste & Paula Deen

For the butter cake
250g butter, softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
3 eggs (large)
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 170°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 9 inches square cake pan with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, cream butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
Spread mixture into prepared pan.

250gm cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. 
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.