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    Coconut Cupcakes

    The other day I had leftover Coconut Milk. I used it to make my Basic Plain Cupcakes replacing Milk with the Coconut Milk. I also replaced some Flour with Desiccated Coconut. The cupcakes turned out delicious and full of coconut flavour. Today I made the cupcakes again, and decorated them with a generous amount of …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coffee Chocolate Fondant

    My ‘Coffee Chocolate Fondant’ is super easy as I bake the batter in the ramekins. It doesn’t have to look perfect as it tastes good. Today I baked it for 30 minutes as I like the batter softly cooked through. If you want the inside gooey (undercooked), please reduce the cooking time. The flavour of …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Whole Banana Wrap Cakes

    This cake is very popular in the region in Japan where I grew up. I have never made it as I always bought it from stores. When my children were young, we lived there for a short period of time, and my children fell in love with this cake. It’s a very simple cake consisting …

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    Rice Cooker Soufflé Cheesecake

    Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake needs to be steam baked using a water bath. The batter is simple to make, but it’s tricky to keep the right temperature for the perfect result. Today I was just curious to find out what would happen if I cook it in my rice cooker, as I know Rice Cooker is …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Chocolate Cake

    If you have never made cakes with a steamer, you should try it once. Steaming method makes the softest and moistest cakes. You don’t have a steamer? Today, I used a pot and a rack to make this cake. This recipe is based on my ‘Steamed Matcha Cake’. You can make a large one or …

  • Cold Sweets

    No-bake Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping

    No-bake Cheesecake can be made without Gelatine and I have a recipe ‘Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake’. Today I added Gelatine and the cheesecake had an excellent texture. I made a top layer of Lemon Curd that is also softly set. Everyone enjoyed it and I am quite happy with the result. This No-bake Cheesecake is …

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    Yoghurt Soufflé Cake

    The other day, I needed to use up Coconut Yoghurt which I had bought for my Vegan friends. I tried to make Yoghurt Soufflé Cake based on my Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake. I added whole 500g Coconut Yoghurt and the cake was too soggy. Today I tried gain, but used my homemade Greek Yoghurt and I …

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    Coffee & Chocolate Cupcakes

    This recipe is for those who love strong Coffee and bitter Dark Chocolate. The flavour is not good for children. You can reduce the amount of Coffee and use Milk Chocolate to make these cupcakes more suitable for everyone. But I definitely love this recipe as it is. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 …

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    Cocoa Sponge Cake

    My hard-to-fail ‘Basic Sponge Cake’ can be made in different flavour. You can add Matcha Powder to make Matcha Sponge Cake, OR add Cocoa Powder to make this Cocoa Sponge Cake. I altered the amount of Sugar and added a pinch Salt for this sponge. Cake Tin 18 to 20cm Round Cake Tin Ingredients 4 …

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    Lemon Pound Cake

    I just added 1 Lemon to my ‘Basic Pound Cake’, which is actually ‘125g cake’, not ‘1 pound cake’. I added the Lemon Zest to the batter and I drizzled the Lemon Syrup over the hot cake, so that the syrup would soak the cake. It is very simple to make, no technic required, and …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cheese

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    This is a great frosting for all your favourite cakes, but particularly good for Carrot Cake and Banana Cake. Ingredients 50g Unsalted Butter *softened125g Cream Cheese *softened1 cup Icing Sugar *sifted2 teaspoons Lemon Juice Method Place softened Cream Cheese, softened Butter and Lemon Juice in a bowl. Using a whisk, beat until well combined. Gradually …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Azuki Stuffed Matcha Cupcakes

    By adding Matcha Powder to my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’ batter, you can make delicious Matcha flavoured cupcakes. Today I stuffed them with ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste). Matcha and Azuki are a very popular combination. Butter and Azuki match very well, too. And Rum goes well with both Matcha and Azuki. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 12 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Grated Apple Pound Cake

    This Pound Cake is slightly sour. The sourness comes from Apples. You don’t see Apple pieces in this cake, because the Apples were finely grated. As a lot of juice comes out of Apples, you might need to add extra Flour. The cake tastes better when cold, and it stays moist for a few days, …

  • Cold Sweets

    Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake

    This is my Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake. No Gelatine. No Yoghurt. No Sour Cream. No Condensed Milk. You only need basic ingredients. No special equipment is necessary. Anyone can make it. Serve this Cheesecake with fresh Fruit. It’s so light and refreshing. You’ve got to try it. Cake Tin 18cm Round Springform Cake Tin Ingredients …

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    Black Sesame Cupcakes

    To make Black Sesame desserts that are very popular in Japan, Black Sesame Paste called ‘Neri-goma’, which texture is similar to Tahini, is commonly used. However, here in Melbourne where I live, I can’t find it. I have to grind Toasted Black Sesame Seeds using a ‘Suribachi’, the Japanese mortar, that works better than electric …

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