Archive of ‘Desserts & Sweets’ category

Chocolate-Orange Carrot Cake

  My family has been a willing tester for all my baking experiments.  As long as the result is edible they seldom complain even if I point out my mistakes; the texture is dry, the whole is thing is too sweet, it isn’t quite done, etc.  Previously, there’re only my husband and son who get […]

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Growing up in Indonesia didn’t give me a chance to eat most old-fashioned American cakes, so whenever I have time I’m almost always drawn to make these type of cakes.  Today’s baking adventure is this pineapple upside-down cake.  I didn’t know before I moved here that one can make cake with fruits on the bottom, […]

Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Sweet Ginger Syrup

A warm, comforting dessert in sweet ginger syrup that’s definitely influenced by the Chinese, it’s usually made during the Winter Solstice–it falls today–which is still celebrated by the Chinese-Indonesian families nowadays.  But in my household, we often make them throughout the year because we love this chewy and delicious dessert so much.  Often times, my […]

Ricotta Fruitcake

  Christmas is in a few days and as a tradition I’ve always baked a variety of sweets during this festive month.  I’ve baked my cookies which are consumed daily by my family members, and I’ve also baked fruitcakes.  There’s people who don’t like fruitcakes but there’s a few who likes them and that includes […]

Jam Cake with Caramel Chocolate Ganache

Many of you must have known by now that I love eating and making desserts.  I especially love making cakes, especially the layered ones.  Though I’m not an expert in cake decorations, I’ve always tried my best to cover my cakes with yummy frosting.  Honestly, the simple the decoration, the better my cake will turn […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

  I don’t think I’ve made cupcakes often enough and I’ve never caught the cupcake fever a few years ago.  But I think cupcake is still favored by people; why they’re like little cakes complete with frosting.  I do like cupcakes and this time I’m making this chocolate cupcakes stuffed with Ferrero Rocher in the […]

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