My baking experiment #10 – chocolate lava cakes

One of my favorite desserts that i like to order at restaurants are those molten chocolate lava cakes. I especially love the ones from Chili’s, topped with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate fudge. Yum… So i decided to make some: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/molten-chocolate-cakes-69182.aspx Ingredients 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate 1/2 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 6 Tbsp flour… Continue reading My baking experiment #10 – chocolate lava cakes

mini baking experiment: chocolate chip cookie waffles

Let’s start the month off with another mini baking experiment. I found a waffle maker in the cabinet and so it got me thinking: what can i make with this besides waffles? I googled online and found many interesting things that can be made with a waffle maker, one of which is cookies. I happen… Continue reading mini baking experiment: chocolate chip cookie waffles

My baking experiment #9 – chocolate bread pudding

I have a bunch of stale bread sitting in my fridge, so i decided to make some bread pudding: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/old-fashioned-bread-pudding/790f3338-59c6-4312-a3c1-3e4d0cf6b101 Ingredients 2 cups milk 1/4 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread) 1/2 cup chocolate chips, if desired… Continue reading My baking experiment #9 – chocolate bread pudding

My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

Now it’s time to bake my first cheesecake!!! Super excited 😀 Recipe adapted from here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/lonestar-state-cheesecake-recipe.html Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs 6 to 8 tablespoons butter, melted 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sour cream Directions… Continue reading My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

My baking experiment #6 – clementine bundt cake

Wow, the holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is in a couple days! Everyone is getting ready to party & indulge in yummy foods & desserts, including me 😉 I’m invited to 2 thanksgiving parties this week and i’m planning to make 2 desserts. First party is today, i’ll be making an easy 3-ingredient clementine bundt cake. For… Continue reading My baking experiment #6 – clementine bundt cake

My baking experiment #5 – triple chocolate ganache cake

Today i’m baking something special. It’s much more ambitious and involves more steps than anything i’ve baked before – Triple chocolate mousse cake: Layers of chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling covered in a shiny chocolate ganache. It’s gonna be super decadent! Hope it turns out well 🙂 Since i can’t find one single recipe that… Continue reading My baking experiment #5 – triple chocolate ganache cake

My baking experiment #4 – french breakfast puffs

I’ve decided to take a break from chocolate this time and try baked donuts: http://www.hungrycouplenyc.com/2012/12/baked-jelly-doughnuts-sufganiyot.html There’s way too much desserts at home so I’m gonna cut the recipe by half. Ingredients Donuts: 3/4 Cup all purpose flour 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Stick unsalted butter, melted 1/4 Cup sugar 1/2 Egg 1/2… Continue reading My baking experiment #4 – french breakfast puffs

My baking experiment #3 – yellow cake with chocolate frosting

I’ve graduated from cookies & muffins and am ready to bake an actual cake! I’m gonna start with a very simple, basic cake: http://laughingspatula.com/old-fashioned-yellow-cake-with-easy-chocolate-frosting/ Ingredients For Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs For… Continue reading My baking experiment #3 – yellow cake with chocolate frosting