Category: Simple cakes

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

Espresso Coffeecake with chocolate and cacao nibs + a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway

Espresso Coffeecake 1

The other day saw one of the moodiest days I’ve had since the year started; so much so that I felt like I was about to chew some heads off at work. I was feeling particularly drained that day and having to deal with people seemed like such a chore. I sorely needed to get …

Baking Recipes, Product Reviews, Simple cakes

Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Maya Yellow Cake Mix 1 - Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Remember awhile back when I posted about the goody bag I was sent by Maya Hotcake Mix? I promised I would review the cake mixes and this is the first that I decided to try out. I’m not a regular user of cake mix since I make all my cakes from scratch, but I’m going …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV

A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Cacao Nib Coffeecake 1 - A first encounter leading to this Cacao Nib Coffeecake [VIDEO]

Lately I’ve been hankering for coffee so much it’s not even funny anymore. After drinking some during breakfast early in the morning, I’m already itching for another glass around mid-morning. I wonder if the thought of having so many kinds of coffee stashed at home is causing this. Nonetheless, bless all the people who gifted …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Breakfast Bin

Coffee and chocolate come together for this Chocolate-Coffee Swirled Coffeecake

Choco Coffee Coffeecake 1 - Coffee and chocolate come together for this Chocolate-Coffee Swirled Coffeecake

After all that coffee talk from my previous post about DeLonghi coffee makers, I got into this coffee kick. I like coffee as much as the next person but sometimes I crave it in another shape and form, so this Coffee and Chocolate Swirled Coffeecake recipe hits the spot really nicely. Add to that, this …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, From the books, Mad for Madeleines, Simple cakes

These Matcha Financiers will make teatime even classier

Matcha Financiers 1 - These Matcha Financiers will make teatime even classier

Sometimes, friends are the antidote to stress and fatigue. Last weekend I went out with two of my close high school friends and I realized that it has been AGES since I’ve done any of that. I’ve been so drained from work lately (how many times have I mentioned this?) and this little meet-up proved …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

Alton Brown’s Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake 1 - Alton Brown's Tres Leches Cake

Sometimes there is more than one way to do things, but the outcome won’t always be the same. This Tres Leches Cake did a marvelous job driving home that point. The story starts with a craving. Having never tried a Tres Leches Cake before in my life, I went in search of a fail-safe recipe …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

They call this the New York Crumb Cake

NY Crumb Cake 1 - They call this the New York Crumb Cake

Damn I miss New York City. I told myself I wouldn’t but I do. It’s been two months since I returned from my trip to the US and I still feel myself recalling the days I spent there. Most of my thoughts inevitably drift to New York, just because it’s the city we spent most …