Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cakes, Cakes, Cakes

This post is about cakes, as you might have guessed. To be exact, 3 very different types of cakes.

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.

15 comments:

Nic said...

It looks like everything turned out beautifully. The cheesecake looks gorgeous!

Ivonne said...

Wow they all look wonderful. I'm glad you discovered the nutella cupcakes. They're great. I made them several times and the last time I made them I realized I didn't have nutella so I used dulce de leche and they were good.

I love your cheesecake!

Angie said...

Nic, Ivonne, thanks so much :)

I love the cheesecake too, so awfully rich and creamy. I was worried the stripes will not turn out well, but glad they did ;p

Ivonne, dulce le leche? Sounds yummy. I actually tried using peanut butter, but found that it's really hard to swirl, guess I gotta find a 'creamier' brand of peanut butter.

Rene said...

Angie, everytime I look at your pics I will have to wipe drool off my keyboard. :P~ The pattern in the cheesecake is really beautiful!

Tazz said...

Angie, your Bull's Eye Cheesecake looks very nice from the inside. I envy you!!!!

Angie said...

Thanks Rene and Eve :)

Rene, keep a napkin by your keyboard, so that you don't 'short-circuit' your PC *lol*

Eve, don't envy me lah. You make some yummylicious cheesecake too. Speaking of cheesecake, do you know what happened to Jaschin? She seemed to have stopped updating her blog?

rokh said...

angie, the cheesecake looks like its from a magazine! *salute. tell me your secret!

Angie said...

Hee, Rach, you are so kind :) No secret, I just followed the recipe, and pick up some pointers on how to layer the batters from JoDeli and Zu's website :)

Tazz said...

Angie, Jaschin aka Cheesecake Queen has gone missing! *lol*

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Your cotton sponge cake looks sooooo yummy.....could u kindly share the recipe cos' i'm not a blog member.
How can i contact u ?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Well done on your cheesecake, very nicely done! Your sponge cake looks really soft too. YUM!

the baker said...

bravo... great job angie! you're really impressive! haha i've seen that cheesecake recipe before but I have yet to try it. looks really challenging! but you did it well. =)

Angie said...

Ching, Cheryl, thanks : )

Anonymous, sorry that I cannot post the recipe on my blog as this recipe is from LeeLee, a member of KitchenCapers. However, LeeLee has recently started her blog: http://bakingmum.blogspot.com. Perhaps you could visit her blog and asked her for the recipe?

sue said...

Hi angie..lovely bull eye cheesecake. I'm planning in baking this cake but worry i won't pull it through the pattern. Did u follow exactly the cheesecake recipe from the site or was it your own recipe for the cheese cake recipe. And for the pattern did u pour 3tbsp of batter to achived the pattern or was it more.
thank you

Angie said...

Hi Sue,

My apologies for the late reply.

Yes, I followed the recipe exactly, for the cake and also for making the pattern.