Sunday, December 29, 2013

Baking Eggless, Rainbow-Nutella Cupcakes using Pancake mix

Hi there!!

It's been quite awhile since I last posted something. Have been away for holiday trips to Jiu Zhai Gou in China followed by a diving course in Lombok-Gilli Trawangan.These two places don't really have good bakes and I had been craving for a little sweet something which resulted in this baking post when I flew back to Singapore ;p

I have been wanting to try something cool out and decided on making these lovely and cute cupcakes.
 As I have folks of age at home, I can't help but to be quite health conscious. Hence, I decided to do away with eggs in my bakes and use pancake mix instead!

- 1 cup of pancake mix
- 1 cup of sugar
- Half cup of water (or add water till mixture is slightly creamy)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence (cause I love the smell of vanilla)
- 1 drop of food colouring (violet, red, green and yellow)

Steps to make the cupcakes:
1) Preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius for 10 minutes
2)Mix all the ingredients using a mixer (except the food colourings)
3) Separate the mixture into 4 different bowls and add the food colourings to each bowl like this:

4) Scoop dollops of the 4 coloured mixture into your cupcake tray to get a beautiful mix of colours

5) Place the tray into the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes 
(You know your cupcakes are ready when you stick a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean)
6) Core your cupcakes using either an apple corer or a straw
7) Fill your cupcakes with generous helpings of Nutella cream!
8) Enjoy!

*Mixture bakes up to 15 cupcakes

Hope you like this post :D

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fluff Bakery and Cake Madness

It's been chilly the entire morning till noon but not here at Fluff Bakery!! Their cupcakes are selling like My friend had always wanted to try the cupcakes here at this Halal bakery since awhile ago and we finally mustered the courage to brave the lunch time crowd and the long queue for these pretty little things!!

Flavours from from left to right: 1) Nutella Hazelnut Brittle 2) Nutella Red Velvet 3) Strawberry Thyme (right top) 4) Salted Caramel (right bottom)

The bakery is located at Jalan Pisang (somewhere in Arab Street) and its signboard is a cute, teal outline of a lacey circle that looks like this:
They are usually open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm - 3pm (because their cupcakes are sold out!!) The cupcakes are sold at $4 each and the flavours are varied on different days and the menu that they had the day I went was this:
Look at all those pretty cakes on display and the queue!!

What's really good is the cream cheese that is generously spread on top of the cupcake. Its not buttery that will leave you feeling gelat or overwhelmed after eating he entire cupcake. The banana and strawberry are made with real fruit puree which complements the softness of the cupcake.

I tried the slice of Banana cake with Nutella cream!! To my delight, it is filled with chunky banana slices, and dark chocolate ganache. The surprise element - pretzel crumbs generously spread on top to give the cake an extra OMPF!! Banana-chocolate lovers, you will go gaga over this cake. Trust me ;)

That's all for now :D
Hope you liked this post!!