Chocolate & Banana Cake

Another cake! I was telling my friend the other day that Coffee Bean’s Chocolate Banana drink is really nice but the banana syrup has been out of stock for quite long already. She suggested making a chocolate banana cake and since it sounds good, I went to google for some recipes. To my delight, BBC Good Food has a chocolate and banana cake recipe and the reviews are all very favourable. Indeed, the cake turned out very favourable! This is definitely the best cake that I’ve made so far! Continue reading

Swiss Meringue Butter Cream

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Swiss meringue butter cream! For the past 2 years of my slightly more serious baking life, I have been obsessed with whipped cream frostings. Buttercream was just way to sweet and buttery for me. And that was because I have yet to discover this wonderful SMBC!

The first time I came upon SMBC was when I was searching for a nice frosting, that can withstand the hot Singapore weather, for a cake for my friend. SMBC popped up in a lot of blogs and it seemed like the obvious choice. It was not that complicated too. Definitely more complicated than a usual buttercream recipe but still manageable. Continue reading

Earl Grey Chiffon Cake

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Yay another chiffon cake! I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that my handheld mixer broke down and I won’t be making another chiffon cake soon ’cause I don’t plan on replacing it. But I needed to use a electric mixer for some stuff so I got it fixed. My mixer is from Phillips so I went down to their office to see if it could be repaired. Turns out one of the parts was faulty and all I had to do was to buy another new part. My mother was very impressed and almost vowed to buy only Phillips appliances from now on haha.  Continue reading

Candied Sweet Potato 마탕

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It’s Mothers’ Day today! Happy Mothers’ Day! As a present to my Mother, I decided to make her some korean candied sweet potato. She first mentioned that she likes those korean sweet potato side dish almost a year ago and I went to look up for the recipe. Turns out it involves some deep-frying – something that I have never tried before and was very afraid of. Continue reading