Friday, November 26, 2010

Orange and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I always envied those pretty and cute marshmallow pops. I always adore those breathtaking dessert table. And I tried to make one, for my sister's engagement. It wasn't that disastrous but it wasn't that special either. I was working on that day so I had so little time to prepare everything on time.

Baked 100 cupcakes for the door gift too. I used this recipe. It never fails me for a vanilla cupcakes.

I need to be adventurous. I know I can't do bungee jumping (although I am dying to do that) because I am afraid of height so I need to be adventurous in food. In baking specifically.

I had some oranges in the fridge and thought of trying a new recipe for cupcakes. I woke up later, start my gear and two hours later I'd baked these:

Orange and Chocolate Chips Cupcake.

I know it weren't the prettiest naked cupcakes you had ever seen. I just had this problem with estimating the batter content in a cup. I had to spoon and bake one cupcake before I bake the rest to test.

I did that on all cupcakes.

But the cupcakes were delicious! Moist, juicy with the perfect sweetness!

Now, if you have some oranges, try and bake this. You'll be amaze with the cupcakes. Just make sure you cut off at least 1/4 of the sugar if you intend to sloshing it with any frosting.

Orange and Chocolate Chips Cupcake

3 eggs
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour sifted with 2tsp baking powder
juice of 1 orange
zest of 1/2 orange
1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated.
  2. Add flour and milk, alternating , begin and ending with the flour. Mix well. Add juice and the zest and continue beating.
  3. Lastly, fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the batter evenly and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Congo Bar

I know I know. I haven't blogging for quite a while :p Finally I've got some time to update. Will update more later but its weekend already :( You know I am busy on weekends with errrrrr stuff?

Congo Bar
Adapted from Bakerella

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
2cups (or less) brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Order is on!

One of the so many reason I was busy during my long silence here was: I was busy baking for others. The first time I started baking, it was for myself. Just to fulfill my temptations. Then I baked for the families. Then my friends. Then people started to order my cakes/cupcakes.

So there, I finally taking order for the cakes. Or cupcakes.

I am not that pro when it comes to decorating/frosting. So at the moment, I will only offer design from my previous collection. If you do wish to order anything, please make sure it is based on the designs provided.

You can choose from any flavour available: vanilla / chocolate / coconut

The size of the solo cup is fixed: 2 oz. But do ask me if you need a bigger one. I will try to quote a new price for you.

I do not offer delivery, but we can plan something maybe I will be somewhere around your place at that time.

And no, I DO NOT do fondant.
This one comes with 4 cupcakes toppers at the grassy cuppies. Lupa nak letak.

Email me at kookies.order[at]

I would be more than happy to hear anything from you!

Sicilian's Orange Cake

Sorry sorry sorry foe the lack of updates. I'd been very busy but my baking obsession continues as usual every weekend :) I left my memory card in the office (lets just hope I don't accidentally lost it cause I have tons of my baking pictures in it, hurm) so hopefully I have some time tomorrow to go and get it. Not that my office is that far, so no excuse for me I guess?

Here, some of what I found in my another memory card (everyone needs two, I know). Sicilian's Orange Cake. I baked an orange cake once before. Other than the almond, I do think both of the cake were amazing. They tasted alike, but Sicilian's was a bit buttery and moist whilst the other one was almond-y yet so moist and soft. So try it and tell me which one you prefer.

Sicilian's Orange Cake
(You can find the recipe almost everywhere)

250g butter at room temperature
250g sugar (1 1/2 cup or less)
4 medium eggs
250g flour (1 1/2 cup or less)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until white anf fluffy around 4-5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add orange zest. Add all the flour at once and mix slowly. Pour in the orange juice and mix.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes depending on your oven
ps: I noticed that this cake brown to quickly even when it is halfway done. Cover it with an aluminium foil. It might helps. I don't use icing for this recipe. I can't resist the temptation to try it rightaway. Hehe.