Monday, May 26, 2014

Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake (THB)

A delicious classic Coffee Cake with rich pecan streusel that I've baked last week . Love the sweet cinnamon crunchy topping & soft crumb cake . YUM! I've made the full recipe using low fat yogurt & reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup . Turned out great & not overly sweet .  Thanks to Mich from A Piece Of Cake who has sellected this recipe for all of us at The Home Baker (THB) to try out this month . This event is organized by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours & we are baking all the recipes from Lou Shibert Pappas's cookbook - Coffee Cake .  For the full recipe please go over to Mich & more lovely bakes from THB member HERE

 For the full recipe HERE

Monday, May 19, 2014

Avocado Milk Pound Cake

I've bookmarked this recipe from Wendy of Table For 2 for quite awhile  now . Well, 2 years ago to be exact but never get around to make it .  I've never use avocado in bakes before & to be honest I'm not keen of this fruit . But surprising this cake was very rich & tasty . Although the flavour of the avocado is quite subtle but with the addition of condensed milk  gave it a delicious moist creamy taste to the cake . It was not overly sweet & I love the natural green color  .  My family was quite amazed that this is actually an avocado cake .  Well, so do I ! LOL

Linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event hosted this month by  Awayofmind Bakery House . The theme of this month is MILK . This event is organised by  Bake For Happy Kids & My Little Favorite DIY

Avocado Milk Pound Cake

115g butter
50g sugar
120 g very ripe avocado flesh
1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice ( I’ve used lime)
150g condensed milk
200g cake flour
100g all purpose flour
 1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 large eggs

1)      Combine avocado flesh with lemon/ lime juice & mash till fine texture . Pass it through a sieve & set aside .

2)      Sift cake flour, all purpose flour , baking powder & baking soda together . Set aside .

3)      Preheat oven at 150°C (fan) / 170°C . Greased & line 2 loaf pans (3x8) 

4)      Cream butter & sugar till creamy & fluffy . Beat in eggs , one at a time & beating well after each addition . 

5)      Whisk in condensed milk till well combined . Fold in half the sifted flour & mix on low speed . Add in the rest of the flour & mix till smooth . 

6)      Mix in avocado puree on low speed till well combined . Pour batter into prepared loaf pan & bake for 35 mins till golden brown . 

Chocolate - Almond Soufflé Cake (THB)

Just in time for our 34th bake at The Home Bakers (THB) . This event is oraganized by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours  . We are currently baking from Lou Seibert Pappas's cookbook - Coffee Cake  . Grace from Life Can Be Simple has sellected this recipe .  My cake turned out to be quite dence as you can see . I guess that it's because I've added 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cup of almond meal instead of 1/2 cup of flour .  Nevertheless it's a nice nutty flavour cake , great with a cup of Mocha . Please hop over to Grace for the full recipe . For more of this bake from the members of THB HERE