Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Best Red Velvet Cake

Assalamualaikum everyone,
Its Eid and I was having some guests over to my house so I decided on baking a Red Velvet Recipe that I stumbled upon while browsing the internet.
its a bit different from the ones I've tried before coz for the first time I found an RVC with coffee brew in it.
I was absolutely excited to try it although a bit sceptical at first but I was very happy with the end result.I made it in a square pan to make it easier for me to cut and slice the cake into small pieces.
I edited the recipe a bit because the actual recipe is a little bit too sweet even for a sweet toothed person like me.
Lets check it out.

The BEST Red Velvet Cake Recipe. Easy. Moist. Homemade
Edited by:Sakinah Omar

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 oz. red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar
  • ½ cup of prepared plain hot coffee (don’t skip this ingredient)

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Celcius.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  5. Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
  7. Generously grease and flour two round cake pans with shortening and flour.
  8. Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  9. Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  10. Let cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  11. Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  12. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.
  13. Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.
Malay Version

  • 2 cawan tepung
  • 1 sudu teh baking soda
  • 1 sudu teh serbuk penaik
  • 1 sudu kecil garam
  • 2 sudu gula, serbuk koko
  • 1 1/2 cawan gula
  • 1 cawan minyak sayuran
  • 2 biji telur
  • 1 cawan dadih
  • 2 sudu teh ekstrak vanila
  • 1-2 oz. pewarna makanan merah
  • 1 sudu teh cuka suling putih
  • ½ cawan bersedia kopi panas biasa (jangan skip bahan ini)
  1. Panaskan oven kepada 160 darjah Celcius.
  2. Sediakan buttermilk - Campurkan 1 cawan  susu segar/susu cair dengan 1 sudu besar cuka cuka putih. Biarkan  lebih kurang 10minit. Boleh juga menggunakan yogurt dengan sukatan 3/4cawan yogurt plain/original + 1/4 susu segar.
  3. Dalam mangkuk yang sederhana, gaul tepung, baking soda, serbuk penaik, serbuk koko dan garam. Diketepikan.
  4. Dalam mangkuk besar, gabungkan gula dan minyak sayuran.
  5. Campurkan telur, mentega, vanila dan pewarna  makanan merah  sehingga dan kacau sehingga sebati..
  6. Masukkan kopi dan cuka putih.
  7. Gabungkan bahan-bahan basah dengan bahan-bahan kering sedikit demi sedikit sehingga rata.
  8. Lengserkan loyang dengan mentega dan tepung.Tuang adunan sama rata ke dalam setiap kuali.
  9. Bakar dalam rak tengah selama 30-40 minit, atau sehingga lidi yang dicucuk keluar bersih. 
  10. Keluarkan kek dari loyang dan biarkan  sejuk.
  11. Frost kek dengan krim keju apabila kek telah sejuk sepenuhnya.

One Bowl Cocoa Brownies

Assalamualaikum everyone.
Alhamdulillah just before Eid I finally bought myself a new oven since my oven breadmaker went 'sick' last Ramadhan (last year that is).Throughout the whole year I only made steamed cake and just simple baked items with my very very old oven.So I was super excited to use this new oven of mine.
Hazha min fadhli Rabbi
I chose this oven not because of the brand.I don't even know this brand well.But mainly because  this was the only on top of counter oven that had numbers for temperature.Most ovens you just have to guess when you want to choose your temperature.And because of the size obviously.I was always so envious when  a recipe I chose called for me to use a 9"x13" tray coz my old oven couldn't even fit a 10" pan.

So enough of blabbering about my oven.
I want to share here a brownies recipe I tried recently.
It was quite good. I really liked that when you munch you can taste the chocolate chips in between.
Lets check out the recipe.

Ultimate Chocolate Brownies
Edited by: Sakinah Omar

  • 3/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine , melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup  Chocolate Chips 

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans. 
  2. 2 Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. 
  3. 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan, 30 to 35 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Garnish with chocolate chips, if desired. Cut into squares. Makes 24 to 36 brownies. 

Malay version
  • 3/4 cawan serbuk koko
  • 1/2 sudu teh baking soda
  • 2/3 cawan mentega atau marjerin, cair dan dibahagikan
  • 1/2 cawan air mendidih
  • 2 cawan gula
  • 2 biji telur
  • 1-1/3 cawan tepung serbaguna
  • 1 sudu teh ekstrak vanila
  • 1/4 sudu teh garam
  • 1 cawan cip coklat

  1. Panaskan ketuhar kepada 350 ° F. Gris 13x9x2 inci baking pan atau dua 8" baking pan.
  2. Kacau bersama koko dan baking soda ke dalam mangkuk besar, kacau dalam 1/3 cawan mentega. 
  3. Tambah air panas yang menggelegak; kacau sehingga campuran pekat. 
  4. Masukkan gula, telur dan baki 1/3 cawan mentega; kacau sehingga sebati. Tambah tepung, vanilla dan garam; campuran sepenuhnya. 
  5. Masukkan cip coklat. Tuangkan ke dalam pan yang disediakan.
  6. Bakar 35 hingga 40 minit untuk kuali segi empat tepat, 30 hingga 35 minit atau sehingga brownies mula menarik diri dari tepi kuali. Sejuk sepenuhnya dalam kuali di atas rak dawai. Hiaskan dengan cip coklat, jika dikehendaki. Menghasilkan 24 hingga 36 brownies.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hersheys Brownies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted1 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING (recipe follows)

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.

2 Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts, if desired. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING; spread over brownies. Cut into squares. About 16 brownies.


3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla in small bowl until blended. Add powdered sugar and milk;
beat to spreading consistency. About 1 cup frosting.