cake

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes

    When I was young, my mother often made sweets using sweet potato, that have natural sweetness. No one had the oven in their kitchen, so she used a steamer to make cakes. These ‘Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes’ taste different from what I used to eat in Japan, because Sweet Potatoes are different. I miss Japanese …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mud Cake

    It was in Melbourne many years ago, I first came across this unbelievable cake. I could hardly finish one slice of the cake because it was so sweet and so rich, and the slice was enormous. It was a culture shock to me. I started baking Mud Cake for my son’s birthday because he always …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Piña Calada Cake

    ‘Piña Colada’ is a sweet cocktail made with Rum, Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk, and Pineapple Juice. I made this cake for my daughter’s 21st birthday on her request. This very alcoholic cake is only for grown-ups. You can make this cake without Rum, but it would be a Pineapple & Coconut Cake. Still delicious, …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cake

    These days in Japan, many people have an oven in their kitchen, but it is most likely bench-top oven, rather small and looks like a microwave. Home baking is still not very popular over there. When I was a child, no one had the oven. But my mother and grandmother used to make cakes. How? …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Basic Butter Cake

    This is a very easy ‘Just-Keep-Mixing-Well’ cake recipe. No technique is necessary, but make sure cake tin is well prepared and most importantly Butter, Eggs and Butter Milk are at room temperature. This cake will surely raise tall. Add flavour such as Vanilla or Rum. You can add Matcha powder or Cocoa powder to the …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Cupcakes

    Once you know the ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’ recipe, you can create a variety of cupcakes by adding extra ingredients. Today I added Matcha Powder to make these delicious Matcha flavoured cupcakes. The cream is ‘White Chocolate Cream’ with Matcha Powder added. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar2 Eggs1 & 1/2 cups Self-Raising …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Jam & Coconut Slices

    Jam & Coconut Slices are popular, but I always find them too sweet. Then I made this recipe and the sweetness of the slices is just right for me. 2 tablespoons Sugar for the base might sound too little, but you must remember that the jam is very sweet. Today I used Lemon Curd, but …

  • Sweets

    Meringue Butter Cream

    There are some different types of Butter Cream. This Butter Cream is made with meringue, but it is very simple to make. No special ingredients and special technics are required. You can add flavours or food colour to it. Ingredients 1 Egg Whites2-4 tablespoons Caster Sugar125g Butter *softened1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract1 pinch Salt *if you …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Simple Carrot Cake

    This cake is not very sweet. Because I stared making this cake for my then very young children as a substitute for bread and I didn’t want it sweet at all. Lately I add Sugar, and you may wish to add extra Sugar to make it properly sweet cake, but I like to eat it …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Passionfruit Icing

    Our next-door neighbours, Mr. & Mrs. Taylor, planted some Passionfruit along the fence some years ago. The passionfruit plants have grown so well, even over our trees and bushes. They must be looking after the plants incredibly well, as we have been harvesting lots and lots of purple passionfruit this year. Aren’t we lucky? Ingredients …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Dates & Walnuts Loaf

    This is one of the cakes that I have been repeatedly baking for decades. It’s a humble looking cake and taste very simple. It is not very sweet but I don’t add icing. I enjoy a slice of this loaf with a nice cup of tea. Cake Tin Loaf Tin Ingredients 100 to 125g Butter1/2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Cherry & Custard Tart

    This is a humble ‘Fruit & Custard Tart’ with no pie crust. You can make with any fruit in season. This time I used Cherries but Peaches, Nectarines and Ripe Pears are also very good. Alter the amount of Sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit. Makes 6 to 8 Servings Ingredients Cherries *enough …

1 2 4

Hiroko's Recipes