Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beary Cute Cheese Cake

Did these together with Zhe Lei. I find they look more like pig instead of bear, haha!
This recipe makes 6 serving of muffin-sized cheesecakes.


- 1 block (250g) of cream cheese - cubed and softened
- 65g of castor sugar
- 9 oreo cookies (separate 3 pieces of the cookies and remove the cream, 6 pieces in original form and retaining the cream)
- 1 egg
-1/2 tsp vanilla essence

For decor:

- 9 Ritz Bits biscuits (separate all the biscuits and remove the cheese)
- 18 pieces of chocolate chips

1) Line cupcake cases with 1 (original form) + 1/2 (cream removed) Oreo cookies. Set aside.

2) Beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add the egg and vanilla essence and continue to beat until just combined.

*Note: Do not over-whisk after beating in the egg. It will incorporate lots of air into the mixture causing the cake to crack easily during baking.

3) Scoop and distribute the mixture evenly into the 6 cases, decorate as shown in pictures above and bake in pre-heated oven at 150deg for 20mins.

**Do not worry if the cheesecakes still crack during baking. Any cracks will fuse after cooling in room temperature and a chance that it will disappear completely after chilling. Even if it did not disappear completely, it wouldn't look obvious after chilling.

4) Leave baked cheesecake to cool at room temperature prior to refrigerating. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before consuming (best over-night).


Mini Corn Dog Muffin

When someone sharing the link, I immediately said I want to do this! But took me quite long to find the ingredients.

Makes 48 mini muffins

Corn bread recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com

1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites

Preheat oven to 180 c. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk and whisk to incorporate.
In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.
Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.
Bake for 8-12 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Bundt Cake

Thanks FB friend sharing the link of the recipe for this cake.  I have reduced the amount of sugar.

390g cake flour
350g castor sugar (reduce to 300g)
250g cream cheese, room temp
60g buttermilk, room temp (or 1/4 cup milk + 1/2 tsp lemon juice)
283g unsalted butter, room temp
6 large eggs, room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt


1) Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy on med speed.  Slowly add in salt & sugar.

2) Turn mixer to low.  Then drizzle in butter milk.

3) Add eggs one by one, wait till one is mixed in before adding another.
Fold in flour 1/2 cup at a time.

4) Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix well.

5) Pour into prepared bundt pan that is buttered or sprayed with baking spray.

6) Bake on 160C for 1 hr to 1 hour 20 mins.

Leave it in the pan to cool for 10 mins.

Then turn it out from bundt pan on to cooling rack to cool completely.

Oreo Banana Muffin

I have some over ripe bananas at home and thanks my friend for sharing the link of the recipe to make this.
I double the recipes to finish the bananas and reduce the sugar too.
Ingredients: (make 6 medium-size muffins)110g Butter, soften
80g Sugar
110g Plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Egg
2 Tablespoons Condensed Milk
2 Medium Banana, mashed with fork
6 - 8 pieces of Oreo Cookies
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

1. Sift the flour, baking power and baking soda together and set aside.
2. Remove the cream from the cookies, place the cookies in a ziplock bag, use a rolling pin, crashed the cookie into fine crumbs.
3. Cream butter and sugar with electric beater till light and fluffy(about 3 minutes on medium speed).
4. Add in egg one at a time and beat till the mixture is well combine without any egg trace.
5. Add mashed banana, vanilla essence and condensed milk into the butter mixture and give it a quick whisk.
6. Lower the mixer speed, add flour mixture and blend the mixture till smooth.
7. Stir in the oreo cookies crumbs till combined, scoop the mixture into prepared muffin cups to 3/4 full.
8. Top the muffin batter with some extra banana slices and oreo cookies, bake them in preheated 180 degree oven for about 20 - 25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center and comes out clean.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Zhe Lei's 7th birthday

 Zhe Lei loves to play Minecraft game so I made two Minecraft cakes for his 7th birthday celebration at home and at mum's house.



Zhe Lei's 6th birthday

Just realise I so long never post anything in this blog, so now try to dig the old photos and do some posting.  These were the two cakes for my son Zhe Lei's 6th birthday celebration in school and home in 2012.


Snowskin Mooncake 2014

Last minutes decided to make mooncake as gift for my cousin to bring back China.  Rush to buy ingredients and box and finish in time before fetching my son, tired!  The pink color is strawberry skin with white lotus paste with melon seeds.  Green is pandan lotus paste.  White is white lotus paste and green tea truffles.  Brown is white lotus paste with chocolate oreo truffles. Using the two sets of mooncake mould and the recipe is from Richard Goh.

150ml ice water
150g fried glutinous rice flour
100g icing sugar
100g snow powder
100g shortening or crisco

a) Place flour, icing sugar, snow powder and shortening in bowl n mix well.
b) Add in the water slowly and mix into a soft dough, mix well will do.
c) Put some fried glutinous rice flour on the table then roll the dough into long roll. Rest for 10min.
d) Cut dough into require size and flatten it, wrap in the paste.
e) Dust the dough with some flour then press it into the mould.