two birthday cakes

June 19, 2008 at 1:42 am | Posted in Birthdays, Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit, Peanut Butter | 14 Comments

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this is an eggless chocolate cake sandwiched with bananas and chocolate ganache (recipe taken from here). it was my first time trying out an eggless recipe (one of my friends was vegetarian that day) and i was quite apprehensive. but it turned out sufficiently moist and moreish.

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i used the same cake recipe for this one. the two cake layers were sandwiched by a thick generous slather of peanut butter frosting and covered with rich chocolate ganache. chocolate overkill alright. 🙂

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  1. YOU’RE BACK!!!

    yay 🙂 i’ve been missing your blogs.

    I must be freaking you out quite a bit, seeing as you don’t know who I am…

    I’m emily 😀 can I add you to my blogroll?

  2. hey maya, you’re posting again! the second cake looks so pretty, even tho im not a huge fan or peanut butter

    may i ask what did you use to pipe out lettering on the first cake? usually i use white chocolate in a ziploc bag with a snipped off corner, but usually all my letters go wonky! any tips? 🙂

  3. hey babe, do u have recipe for moist chocolate cake? those that i found uses cream cheese or yoghurt. are there any alternatives? i remember u baking one of them cakes before.
    oh ya! do tell me how to get that fudgy gooey effect for brownies! can u please point me to the right recipe?
    Thanks heaps babe!

  4. emily: ya sure! i’ve been really busy, hence the lack of baking. 😦

    wendy: i use piping tips (round-tipped ones for lettering) which i shove right down a disposable piping bag. (then you have to snip the end for the tip to come through).

    yanni: here’s the recipe for brownies: https://lickthefrosting.wordpress.com/2007/03/07/the-dampest-darkest-deadliest-brownies-of-all-time/
    for fudgy/gooey brownies you just have to be careful not to overbake. hmm and for moist choc cake… this recipe? http://thelazychef.wordpress.com/2006/02/06/steamed-moist-chocolate-cake/

  5. i do still pop by here okay!

    so keep baking and i’ll keep drooling =)

  6. Stumbled upon ur web… wow.. u are very good ! I would love to learn from u !!

  7. faizah: hehehe doing practicum now so not much time to bake la seh! but i will soon to destress. heh.

    mywoklife: thank you for your kind praise! but really, i have a loooooong way to go, so much more to learn!

  8. I love both cakes! Your handwriting with icing rocks! Do you have a gd recipe for pb frosting to share?

  9. whoops the chocolate ganache recipe too? Prettyyy pls!! Thanksss

  10. hi meenimee, thanks for your comments. you’re really too kind. i’m really sorry but i don’t have “fixed” recipes for both the pb frosting and chocolate ganache. for the pb frosting i cream butter and peanut butter, then icing sugar and thin the consistency with a bit of milk. it’s a lot of estimation until i get the flavour/consistency that i’m looking for. similarly for chocolate ganache, it’s whipping cream and dark chocolate. you could try 2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream. heat the cream and then add the chocolate, consistently stirring.

  11. Hi maya
    first time on your ..blog loved the cakes…greetings to you from Botswana. Nice posts, too !

  12. anamika: thanks so much for dropping by. my bakes are NOTHING compared to your amazing ones! 🙂

  13. Hi Maya. The cakes look really tempting. Eggless, huh?
    Umm…I’ll stick to the eggs for now :))
    Nice blog.

  14. hi sitta! 😀 thanks for dropping by. well the only reason why i made it eggless was because one of my friends was vegetarian on that day. 🙂


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