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Orange Chiffon Cake

    My 2nd bake for the day. To the west, I think this is called Angel Cake. To the east, this is known as Chiffon Cake. I have various recipe books from Kelvin Chai. Although he is a Malaysian baker, but most of his receipes are great and is in no way inferior to the western receipes. And best of all, his recipes steps are easy to comprehend. The cake is just nice, not overly dry or moist and it’s soft and fluffy. The right texture for a chiffon cake.   Recipe adapted from <Chiffon Cake is Done> by […]

Banana Sponge Cake

  There was a pitfall when baking this cake. I remember vaguely during class that slices of extra bananas can be placed on top of the cake before baking for decorative purposes, so that the cake does not look so plain. Yet forgetting that this is a sponge texture and not a butter cake texture, the banana slices sink during baking. And to make things worse, as I have some leftover pieces of poor quality parchment paper during the last bake, I used them to line this baking tin. Sad to say poor quality is really poor ! The skin of the cake sticked to the paper […]

English Carrot Cake

        Recipe adapted from <Joy of Baking> at   Ingredients : ********************************* 300g sugar 4 large eggs  240 ml melted butter  2 tsps pure vanilla extract  260g all purpose flour  1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 100g walnuts 340g raw carrots (coasely grated) 100g mixed fruits/raisins  Cream Cheese Frosting  57g unsalted butter, softened 227g cream cheese, softened 230g icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Garnish (Optional)  Marzipan carrots        *********************************   Method : 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 […]