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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Banana Cake (cupcakes)

This recipe was shared by flickr's friend : 4Goodness, thanks for your kindness to share this recipe.

This cake very moist and yummy.... a perfect match with a cup of tea

Ingredients :
  • 125 gram butter
  • 120 gram caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 gram flour
  • 2 tablespoon fresh milk

Directions :

  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy,
  2. add eggs one at a time,
  3. put in mashed banana, mix well,
  4. add in (shift flour, baking soda and baking powder),
  5. lastly pour in milk,
  6. using 20 cm ring pan bake for about 40 minutes on 180c
  7. or using 18 standard size cupcakes liners, just pour about 2/3 batter, bake for 20 minutes.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Indonesian Thousand Layer Cake (Lapis Legit)

This recipe was my family's favorite,Lapis (means layer) legit (means sweet), it remainds me of my brothers and sister, a week before chinese new year we made this cake by order.

I woke up earlier to help break up the eggs and seperated them, because we only use the egg yolks, then my brother will bake it.

This recipe already adapted due to the sweetness and healthy,here on the picture I use half recipe.

Ingredients :
  • 150 gram caster sugar
  • 200 gram creamy butter (the smell stronger than butter)
  • 100 gram margarine
  • 30 pcs egg yolks, sift
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder


  1. Beat caster sugar together with butter and margarine until pale,
  2. put in egg yolks, mix until blended well
  3. put in flour and milk powder, blend well.

How to bake :

  1. Heat the oven, using upper heat (about 270 celcius) 10 minutes before baking,
  2. using square (20x20x5) or circle (diameter 20) cake pan, brush the bottom and all side the pan with butter, then line the bottom with baking paper.
  3. pour 2 tablespoon of batter into the pan, spread evenly, bake with door open half,
  4. repeat this for next layer untill the batter finished,
  5. at the last batter, don't close the door, just turn the pan until the cake looks brown evenly then using lower heat about 160 celcius, bake the cake for more 10 minutes, put it out, let it cool.

How to serve :

If you use square pan, cut this cake into 5 (about 4 cm each) then cut them into 1/2 cm thick.

Notes :

  • Remember do not leave the oven while you bake this cake because it easy to burn.!!!
  • When you bake this cake, you will see some bubbles so stick the bubbles, then cover with next batter.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Since my first tiramisu was finished already, today my daughter ask me to make another batch.
For efficiency here I use plastic cup rather than springform cake ring, it's easy and fast for beginners.
What is tiramisu? click here for detail :

Here's the recipe,

Ingredients :

Cream :

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100 gram caster sugar
  • 60 cc kahlua
  • 250 gram mascarpone cheese
  • 350 gram fresh cream
  • 5 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon gelatin powder

Coffee syrup :

  • 2 pack instant coffee (3 in 1, coffee, sugar and cream)
  • 200 ml hot water

Lady fingers (made one day ahead or you can buy at supermarket), click here for the recipe

Cocoa powder

Plastic cup about 8 pcs or square or rectangle Pyrex glassware

Directions :

  1. Mix hot water and gelatin, let it cool,
  2. mix all coffee syrup ingredients, let it cool,
  3. whipped fresh cream, leave it in refrigerator for later use,
  4. using double boiling with shimmering water, beat egg yolks and caster sugar until thick and pale,set aside
  5. using another bowl beat mascarpone cheese until soft, add egg yolks, kahlua, gelatin mix well, then add whipped fresh cream, put into piping bag for easy decorating,
  6. pipe the cream into the cup (about 1/2 cup) put lady fingers (about 1 to 2 pcs)that already soak into coffee syrup, pipe more cream until the cup full,
  7. decorate with cocoa powder dust.

Notes :
  • If you don't like the alcohol, you can skip the kahlua.
  • Remember to soak the lady fingers into the coffee syrup until soft.