Saturday, April 22, 2017

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Quick Bread

When you cannot decide whether to have chocolate or banana or peanut butter, have them all in one cake! Quick bread, in this case :)

Recipe is from IG @neuroticmommy
What you need:
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cooking oil (I used rice bran)
2 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 bananas, sliced for topping
a mixture of sugar and brown sugar to caramelize the bananas for topping
Option for topping: drizzle of melted warm peanut butter, and melted dark chocolate
  • Preheat oven to 175degC. Grease and line loaf pan (20x10cm)
  • Mix in peanut butter, banana, vanilla, oil, eggs. In another bowl, mix in sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, flour
  • Pour in wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  • Bake for about an hour until the skewer test comes out clean
  • For the banana topping: In a small glass pot, combine sugar mixture and sliced bananas and cook over low heat til sugar melted and slightly caramelized
  • Just before serving, scoop the topping over the slice and serve. Best to serve warm

Banana bread-gasm LOL

This post is for LBT (Let's get Baking Together), a baking group which I joined years back, and when I searched for my last participation it was May 2014! Gosh! Hope I don't miss much :)
This month's theme is banana cake. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moist Vanilla Sponge Cake

People loves sponge cakes. Who doesn't?
Well, I found some who don't. They said sponge cakes tend to be at the drier side, some are chewy and making them choked when swallowing LOL
I know that feeling. I experienced that before whenever buying from outside cakeries
Even some sponge cakes I baked before give me a kind of the same feeling
Behold, here I present you one of the best - if not the best - sponge cake I have ever eaten

It's so pillowy soft, fluffy and most importantly, moist and free from additives like sponge gel
Bye bye dry and chewy sponge cake
From now on, this is gonna be my to go recipe for sponge cake, until perhaps, I can find a better one, which I doubt so haha..

Look at the texture *love*

Recipe is from IG @chenniezhang

What you need:

8 egg yolks
4 egg whites
100g caster sugar
75g plain flour
12g corn flour
115g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 180degC. Grease and line 24cm square pan (4cm height)
  2. Using electric mixer over highest speed, beat eggs and sugar until the thickness reaches ribbon stage (about 10 to 15mins depending on the mixer)
  3. Reduce the speed to the lowest and add in vanilla extract, followed by sifted plain and corn flour. Mix until just incorporated
  4. Off the mixer. Scoop about 1/4 of the batter into the melted butter and mix well until really combined. Pour the butter mixture into the remaining batter and fold in gently
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 20-30mins depending on the oven
  6. Check with skewer for doneness. Remove from oven, and transfer the cake to cooling rack
  7. Sprinkle / spread topping of your preference when it's completely cooled


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