Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting!

So today I felt like eating something light, preferably vanilla-flavoured too, so I whipped up this fluffy vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream!! I'm just going to cut to the chase and show you some pictures, because this cake was simply too awesome!

This delicate cake was so delightfully delicious! The crumb was really fine and tender, perhaps the fluffiest cake I've ever eaten. This was probably due to the reverse creaming method used in the recipe - it yields such a cloud-like cake! Also, the cake was really vanilla-ey (duh!) and overall, this cake was the bomb! Here's the recipe: Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
p.s. sorry for over-using the exclamation mark today!!! 
- J

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Hi everybody!! Happy Valentines' Day, hope you all had a great one like I did. I'm so excited to share photos and these recipes with you so here it goes!!

So yesterday I baked two kinds of cupcakes for Valentines' Day today: Chocolate cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcakes. The recipes are simple, but are soooo worth it. I can't get enough cupcakes!!

I'm really thankful for such wonderful friends who received these cupcakes so well, I love you guys to bits! And to all readers out there, I wish you all could have one right now. Once again, Happy Valentines' Day and I'll be back with more soon!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Oreo Cheesecake!

Hi everyone! I'm back with one of my all-time favorite desserts, oreo cheesecake!! I love all kinds of cheesecakes, especially oreo cheesecake. To me they represent a grown-up version of oreos dunked in milk - strange thought but it's true! As I have mentioned in my previous post, I love anything to do with cream cheese - cream cheese pound cake, cream cheese frosting, cheesecakes... and the list goes on... 

Anyway, without further ado, I present to you my (first ever) oreo cheesecake!

You may ask - why the random chocolate ganache? Well, besides the fact that chocolate makes everything taste better, I decided to use chocolate ganache to cover the top of the cheesecake because it wasn't the best top of a cheesecake I had ever seen. Which is completely okay, considering it was my first time baking a whole cheesecake!! 

Taste-wise: creamy and smooth, with chunks of oreo in each bite. The crust was nice and crisp; and the chocolate complimented the cake rather well! :) In conclusion, a great cake for any occasion!

BE WARNED: This is not a "light" cake. Eat in moderation!!

Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day specials! I guarantee that your Valentine's will be sweet as ever with the recipes coming your way ;)