31 March 2011


Another my try out cake recipe. It is very simple and the result texture of the cake is very soft. My kids love it and they said it was very delicious. No doubt I will use the recipe again with additional fold in ingredient. The recipe used:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (115g)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk (180ml)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 8 inch square baking pan (I use round tin). Line bottom with wax paper (I use parchment paper and grease the tin as well) or dust lightly with flour.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Cream the butter and blend in the white sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Stir until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pan and allow it to cool (I bake for 50 minutes).
I use the ready made chocolate frosting from Betty Crocker and decorate the cake with chocolate button and color rice (according to your creativity & preference).

23 March 2011


I bought strawberry during my grocery shopping and intended to use it in my baking. As my kids are chocolate lovers, so I have decided to bake chocolate cake with strawberry topping. The recipe for chocolate cake, I got it from and it looks simple to make it.
The ingredients are:
* All Purpose Flour 1 cup
* Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon
* Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
* Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 6 tablespoons
* Granulated Sugar 3/4 cup
* vegetable oil 1/2 cup
* Hot Coffee 1/4 cup (1 tsp of coffee in 1/4cup hot water)
* Milk 1/4 cup
* Yogurt (I used plain non fat, measured it with dry measuring cup) 1/4 cup
* Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
1. Preheat the oven to 170 C. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan and dust it with cocoa powder (I used square-tin instead so that it is easy for the kids to eat it).
2. In a large bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Make a well.
3. Add all the wet ingredients one by one.
4. With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. Do not over beat it.
5. Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Tap the pan a couple of times so the batter is spread evenly and there are no air bubbles.
6. Bake for about 30 min (I added 15 minutes more). Check the cake with tooth pick. Toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake should come clean whrn the cake is ready.
7. Once out of the oven, transfer the pan to a wiring rack to cool. After about an hour remove the cake from the pan and let the cake cool completely before frosting (for frosting I used the ready made one, chocolate frosting from Betty Crocker).

For the topping, I sprinkle the strawberry with sugar before that and let the fruit soak in for one hour (if the strawberry is already sweet, skip this step). Then, arrange the strawberry accordingly after you have frosting the cake and I added some color rice to it. Cool down the cake in the fridge for at least one hour after frosting so that the texture will look better (I cool it for two hours).

20 March 2011


My kids are now becoming muffin lovers since with this new oven. They are very concern to ask me what is my next baking recipe. Now, I keep a book with my coming list of baking recipes which I choose according to my kids favourite.

This muffin ingredients contain yogurt base and I took the recipe from kak izahdaut blogspot

1 cup of flour - I used all-purpose flour

1/3 cup of sugar

1/2 tsp soda bicarbonat

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup of yogurt - I used strawberry flavour

1/3 cup of fresh milk - I used low fat milk

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp melted butter

*1/2 cup chocolate chip - I used van houten chocolate button

Mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add in this dry ingredients into blended yogurt, vanilla, milk, lightly beaten egg and just make it well blend together. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate chips in the batter. Scoop the batter into the greased muffin tin/cup and bake for 25 minutes at 180C.
It is so simple and easy to make...thanx kak izah!

19 March 2011


Finally I found this marvelous and simple recipe for chocolate chips banana muffin since I had some banana stock.The ingredients are as follows:

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

2/3 cup sunflower seed oil – I used ½ cup oil & 1/3 milk instead of oil only

1 egg, beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Firstly I mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then I mashed the bananas and stir the mashed bananas into the oil, milk, vanilla and beaten egg together until it is just blended. Pour the dry ingredients into this mixture and fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into muffin cup about 3/4 filling and pre-heat the oven to 220C. Bake the muffin until 25 - 30 minutes.

Happy Baking!

07 March 2011


This is my 2nd time of self mixing the ingredients to bake muffin. My kids really love muffin since the day when I used the instant muffin mix. Then I tried to search for the recipe and I found it @ The ingredients are as follows:

2 eggs
1 cup (220 g) sugar
1 cup (110 g) all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2/3 cup (160 ml) milk
2/3 cup (150 g) butter - I used 50 g butter only & 100 g vegetable oil
4 oz (120 g) semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

I used all the above. I started with mixing the dry ingredients in one bowl i.e. flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. Then in another bowl I beat the eggs and sugar and mixed them with milk and vanilla essence. Thereafter, I mixed together with the dry ingredients. Finally, I folded in the melted butter, vegetable oil and poured the mixture into the muffin cup. Then only I put the chocolate chips and baked at 180C for 30 minutes.

The result: muffin texture is soft and moist.

05 March 2011


This is my 2nd time project of home bakery. Again I used the instant plain muffin mix, Nona brand. Well, I wanted to try out using this instant mix for trying out how my mixing method turned to be and baking time.
I mixed 100 g of water and 3 eggs into the instant mix with electric mixer for 2 minutes with medium speed. Then, I added 120g of vegetable oil for 1 minute until the mixture light and fluffy. Then, I poured the batter into muffin cups, added chocolate chips and baked for 30 minutes at temperature of 180C. I have to add 10 minutes more than the baking time suggested. May be how I placed the baking tray level inside the oven is not just or the mixture is over mixed....I guessed!
However, the result: texture of the muffin was soft and nice. My hubby loved it and my kids friends' enjoyed this sweet treats. Pass rate for a beginner...!

03 March 2011


All my kids are chocolate lovers including myself. So I have started my 1st bakery with this chocolate moist cake. As a new beginner in this baking world, I have chosen the instant cake mix to familiarize with mixing method and baking time.
I mixed
3 eggs to one another and 100g of water into the instant cake mix with an electric mixer about 3 minutes in a high speed. Then, I added 150g of vegetable oil and mixed it in a slow speed until the cake mix is light and fluffy. Preheat the oven to 180C and put the batter into a greased cake pan. Baked it for 45 minutes.
The cake topping is
whipping cream, chocolate syrup and color rice.
Well, I was really happy that my Hubby and the kids liked the cake very much. The taste is a bit moist and tender.


This Cornell product of CEO-TS35L has taking me to a new journey in baking world. Thanks to my dear hubby who has given me precious moral support and from thereon, I have never stopped surfing internet looking for various baking recipes and baking info, admiring the world master chef in baking. And guess what, it means I have expended my kitchenette aid horizon. I am really happy and enjoy with this new experience and hoping those out there to join me as well. The more is the merrier...!