Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coffee Chiffon

I HAD to make this one for the bake-through because it was coffee flavoured and I love the flavour of coffee. I don't drink coffee but I love it in desserts and cakes. I didn't however make the dulce de leche whipped cream. I made it in a regular angel food cake pan.

Mise en place and reading the recipe a few times is my religion when I bake. This time though it didn't work. First I added all the sugar to the flour instead of saving two teaspoons for the egg whites. Fortunately, my superfine sugar had a few lumps in it and I was able to remove two teaspoons. Then I made the syrup and totally forgot to add the Kahlua. I realized this only after I had syruped the cake. Oh well! The cake tasted out of this world and that's all that mattered in the end. It was light and so soft. I'll definitely make this cake again and again and again :)

Finally, I was able to upload the picture. Food styling courtesy of my two daughters :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Two Fat Cats Whoopie Pie

I am not a fan of marshmallows and I had absolutely no intention of making these till this morning. I hadn't baked any of the recipes this month and that's the only reason I decided to make the Whoopie Pies. I was going to fill them with plain whipped cream but then I remembered I had some left over Praline Silk Meringue buttercream. This buttercream is really addictive. Once I remembered I had this in the fridge there was no stopping me. I HAD to make these whoopie pies and fill them with the Praline Silk MBC. Seriously, this buttercream is to die for. The recipe is from The Cake Bible. If I didn't have to watch my figure, I would eat it by the spoonful. I'm not kidding.

The cake was a breeze to make. Nothing challenging or complicated. I didn't have an ice cream scoop in the size recommended so I used my 2 tablespoon Pourfect spoon.

I gave two of them to my neighbour and kept four for us. The cake was very light and very chocolatey. We all loved it and I'll definitely make it again but only if I have the Praline Silk MBC. See, I told you it was addictive :)

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