Mar 262010

Since beginning of this year, i haven’t done much baking at all.. except for some festive season and also birthday celebration bakes.

Having been deprived from food for almost a week –food poisoning!– i craved for a couple of slices of good, hearty and heavy solid cake. It could be anything.. from anything, so long it is something fresh out of my own oven, i am pretty sure it’d hit the right spot! *aheeeeemm* :P

To be honest, i didn’t have much in the fridge at all.. because no shopping has been done since we arrived on Monday. Beggars can’t be choosy right? So, i simply made use of what i have — yogurt and fruits, specifically, orange –

So, out came Orange Yogurt Cake with Grand Marnier and Dried Cranberries!

I tell you, these days.. i’ve been extremely naughty!

I add alcohol to all my cakes! :P

Just yesterday, i had, well.. almost the same thing ‘cept for the flavour, Chocolate Yogurt Cake with Baileys no less! Yes, i ate 2 heavy cakes in 2 days! Oh, did i mention we also had litchi konnyaku jelly as well? I’m terrible!!

Oh well.. as the friends say, i should eat!

After all, i did lose 2kg you know! *YES!!*

(ppssstt : i’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight!!! the lightest i have ever been for the past 1 decade.. mmmm.. to be more accurate, since mid of 2001 :P BUT i don’t feel it though. hmph. i still feel ba ba lor!)

This cake is baked with an angel in mind actually.

She did quite a bit for my boys when Darcy and i were away since 2 weeks ago. In fact, i’d be dropping the cake off at her place right after this :)

Fortunately, the remaining batter managed to fill up 6 cuppies.. for ourselves to test eat since i’ve not baked this cake before with the recipe i used.

Verdict : the helper begged for more! Hahahhaa! I love it! Fragrance… moist… zesty tasting… but unfortunately, no hint of the Grand Marnier *grrr*.. basically, i don’t think anyone would dislike this cake. Too easy to love! What’s more, it’s healthy! ;)

(UNLESS, u dislike orange laaaa.. then, bo pian liao :P)

Grin. You know.. i kinda wish i don’t have to give it away. Hahahaaaaa… i want more! ^_^

p.s : the recipe below is extremely versatile and it’s oh-so-good. you can bake anything you want with it with a few tweaks here and there *wink*


Orange Yogurt Cake with Grand Marnier and Dried Cranberries

(adapted from Donna Hay’s recipe)

125g unsalted butter, softened

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup of thick plain yogurt + 2 tbsp more OR 1 cup of milk

juice of half an orange

2 tbsp of orange zest

2 1/2 cup self raising flour

1/2 baking soda

1. Beat butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add eggs. Beat well.

2. Stir in yogurt, orange juice and zest, then, (flour and baking soda) x sift into butter mix to combine.

3. Bake in a loaf pan or a 9″ tin at 150C for 45-60 mins till golden brown.


Oct 142009

Leftovers of everything!

Grand Marnier tiramisu1

(in conjuction with PINK month)

Instead of throwing away the cut out unwanted moist chocolate cake and Grand Marnier choc fudge, i turned them into 5 cups of this!

All i had to do was to whip some cream cheese and whip cream together and viola!

Grand Marnier tiramisu it became, after some easy assembling job *wink*.

The friends and teacher loved loved loved it :)