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Time to get back in shape … kinda!

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Hey there! It has been way too long and you guys have probably gone skinny in my absence … time to get back in shape now with some Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting 😉 … Ready? Now take a deep breath … and note down the recipe 😀

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

The original recipe belongs to ‘Sally’s Baking Addiction’ website. But I have tweaked it just a little and explained it in my own way.

Serving: 8 – 10 cupcakes

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
Unsalted Butter (melted): 113g
Light Brown Sugar: 3/4 cups
Cocoa Powder (unsweetened): 1/2 cup
All Purpose Flour: 2/3 cups
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Eggs (large): 2
Vanilla Essence: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Ingredients for the Frosting: 
Unsalted Butter: 75g
Peanut Butter: 1 cup
Thick Cream: 1/3 cup
Milk: 2 tbsp
Icing Sugar: 1 cup Read the rest of this entry

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It’s raining Carrot Cake!

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After all those months of scorching heat, summer is finally behind us in Dubai and we enjoyed what looked like the first day of winter yesterday. It was an absolutely beautiful day with plenty of cloud and rain. And not just that, I had luckily baked some goodies a night in advance which meant my day wasn’t spent indoors but on the beach instead. Woohoo! But now that the sun is out again, time for me to get back inside, and share today’s recipe with you … Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! This has to be the best Carrot Cake recipe I have tried to date. The best part about it (other than being so moist), is it tastes great on its own too as well as with the frosting. So if are worried about the calories then I’d suggest just skip the frosting and have it plain while reminding yourself it has carrots in it which are great for the health. ;). Or if you happen to be a fan of cream cheese frosting then go for it, and keep telling yourself it’s the weekend and you deserve a break! At least that’s what I told myself 😀 ….

Original recipe belongs to ‘Sally’s Baking Addiction’ website but I have explained it in my own way. 🙂

Ingredients for the Cake:
All Purpose Flour: 2 cups
Light brown sugar (packed): 1 cup
Baking Soda: 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder: 2 tsp
Nutmeg powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Vegetable Oil: 3/4 cup
Yogurt: 1/4 cup
Eggs (large): 3
Vanilla Essence: 2 tsp
Carrots (4 medium sized and grated): 2 cups
Walnuts (chopped): 3/4 cups
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Cake that can be called ‘food’ ;)

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And here it is .. my first-ever ‘Healthy Chocolate Cake’! Healthy baking is something I’ve been asked about a lot but never quite got around to doing, until my friend challenged me to bake a healthy cake for her birthday. Those who know me will know the word ‘challenge’ was enough to get me going! Luckily for me, my Niece is obsessed with making ‘healthy desserts’ and she introduced me to this whole new world of healthy ingredient substitutes that I never even knew existed! After being given strict instructions to ‘make sure it says 100% pure with no sugar added’, I set off to Waitrose to shop for the ingredients and was surprised to see the variety that was available. There is clearly a demand for healthy baking out there! Not tasted it yet as need to wait for the birthday girl to cut it first to see how it tastes. But the best part about these vegan desserts is because there is no egg involved, so you can always taste a bit of the batter to make sure it is according to your taste, and tweak if necessary. That’s what I did too, and have made a few changes to the original cake recipe posted by Papaya_Sunshine… So by all means, follow your own taste buds. I’m still fairly new to this whole healthy concept, so will share more tips learnt through trial-and-error as I go along ….

Healthy Chocolate Cake

Right, time to have a look at the ingredients now, and then you can decide for yourself if it’s healthy enough or not? 😉 But not before saying a big fat (calorie free) thank you to Noreen for all her help with the research (I haven’t forgotten what I promised you in return ;)), and Tania for the challenge.

*Few hours later*
Ok, finally had the cake, and it tasted quite nice. Was not as bitter as I expected it to be. It was very moist with a mild hint of banana flavour. The frosting went well with it, and is best served cold. Would definitely make it again.

Ingredients for the Cake: 

Spelt Flour: 1 cup
Hersheys unsweetened Cacao (not cocoa) Powder: 1/3rd cup
Banana (mashed): 1
Apple sauce (chop 1 apple into small cubes, cook in 1/4 cup of water and blend all together): 1/2 cup
Maple Syrup (100% pure with no sugar added): 4 tbsp
Almond Milk: 1/2 cup
Ground Almonds: 1/3 cup
Baking Powder: 1 tbsp
Vanilla Essence: 1 tbsp Read the rest of this entry

Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes …

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This is going to be one of those love or hate recipes as not everyone likes the combination of chocolate and orange (shocking I know!) … it’s a win-win situation for me though as not only do they taste good but I love the colour orange as it gives away so much warmth and energy .. and most of us could use that to beat the Monday blues! The frosting is completely optional though as I thought they tasted great plain as well! So do give it a go and let me know how you get on 🙂 …

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It’s tea time with coffee & walnut cake!

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Time to take a break everyone with some delicious coffee and walnut mini cakes. The recipe is quite simple and straightforward so do try it out. Don’t forget to email the pics to thebakealogue@gmail.com.

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Click here to view the coffee and walnut cake recipe…