First up, cheesecake. I've been 'eyeing' this recipe from Nic's blog for a very long time. But as I have not made cheesecakes before, I kept procrastinating until now. Nic's recipe for this cheesecake came from this blog, and the cheesecake has an interesting name - "Bull's Eye Cheesecake". By layering the batters alternately onto the crust, a very nice 'striped' effect is achieved when the cake is cut. Here is how mine looks like.
Next up is the very famous Nutella Cupcakes, which of course originated from Nic's blog too. I must have been away in Mars for the past few months. I didn't know these little cupcakes have been 'travelling' arond the world on various blogs. But I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't follow her recipe exactly. That's because after I gathered all my ingredients (or so I thought), I realized I only had half a block of butter left. Determined to complete this, I used a light pound cake recipe which I had, and topped each with Nutella and ta-da! My Nutella Cupcakes!
Pardon my not-very-nice swirling effect.
After two pretty 'heavy' cakes, last on the list is a light and soft sponge cake. This Cotton Sponge Cake recipe is obtained from Hugbear, which cooks and bakes very well. Thank you LeeLee for this wonderfully soft sponge cake recipe.