Sweet Potato Chiffon Cake

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My first bake in SEPT!  

I just found out that he loves to eat sweet potato with rice and porridge. So I decided to bake a simple sweet potato chiffon cake for Ian’s birthday.

After resting from baking for so long, I was so lazy to do buttercream which was my preference. So I did chantilly cream which is easier to prepare. Zann said she prefer not to eat the cream.  

 

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I think the orange sweet potato taste much better than the purple ones. 

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Happy Birthday to Baby Ian

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Baking has become a challenge for me nowadays, especially for a SAHM like me with two young kids.  As much as I love to bake, I can’t spend my days baking so often. My kids need my time. 

Baked this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for baby Ian who turns 2 today. Two years is like a long time…an exhausting but memorable years for me. And still a long way to go… 

 

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The cake stays moist on the 2nd day still. 

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We decided to get baby Ian a car track since he likes car so much. Indeed, he was so happy when Zann helped to unwrap his pressie.

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Happy 2nd Birthday, my boy!  May your growing up years filled with happiness and contentment ! 

Black Forest Cake

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Baked myself a black forest cake for my birthday. Love tall cake so baked three layer with chocolate buttercream. Chocolate is my love so decided to bake a cake related to chocolate.

 

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Recipe (sponge cake)

corn flour 45g
SR flour 150g
cocoa powder 2tbsp
baking powder 1tsp
egg yolk 6
sugar 120g, 150g
corn oil 120ml
water 100ml
chocolate emulco 2tsp
egg whites 7
cream of tartar 1 tsp

 

Preheat oven 170d. Line a grease the cake pans. ( I used three 6′ cake tins)

Sift the flour, powder three times. Set aside. Use electric mixer paddle beat the yolks medium speed until thick and pale. Gradually add 120g sugar, beat 2mins at high speed. Reduce speed. Add flour mixture. Beat 2 mins. Add corn oil + water + chocolate emulco. continue beat for 2min until the mixture turns  sticky and smooth.

Whisk egg whites 1 min, add cream of tartar beat 30 sec. Gradually add 150g of sugar and whisk until stiff peak. Fold in the yolk  mixture and white together. Bake for 40-50mins.

Happy Birthday to my big girl !

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Zann turns 9 years old today. Have been planning to bake a cake for her before the Malacca trip. I almost thought I couldn’t bake one cos little bro was sick. Luckily still can make it.  Used strawberry callubaut chocolate to bake this cake, with marshmallow deco and strawberry fillings.  Took me almost a day to complete this at different stage. 

 

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It’s only a small 6″ cake just nice for all of us, including mom who came over. 

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The birthday girl helped me to decorate the cake. Happy Birthday to my big girl.  

 

I decided to use strawberry callubaut chocolate to bake this sponge cake. Originally was chocolate sponge cake recipe.

veg oil 50g
milk 80g
strawberry callubaut 100g
yolk 90g
egg white 180g
sugar 100g
top flour 90g

Use double boiler method to warm up the milk + veg oil.
Off heat, stir in strawberry callubaut, mix well. Add yolk bit by bit.
Stir well. Set aside.
Beat egg white till stiff peak. Add 1/3 meringue to yolk mixture. Add 1/3 flour and fold in. Then combine remaining meringue and flour (in 2 additions). Bake at 140C for 40-45mins.

(7 ” cake tin)

(Recipe adapted from  a FB chinese bake group)