Salted Caramel Momofuku Style Cake.

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Hello everybody.

I accidentally  came across these kinds of cakes at Pinterest the other day and been eager to try one them, so a surprise birthday for a cousin was just the right time to do it.

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Seems this style of cakes is famous in the US and can be found in a chain of the restaurants of chef and founder David Chang. specially in its Milk Bar Bakeries . today i tried the simplest one as a start and the result was super yummy, I’m not kidding but taste and texture was extraordinary .

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Though to be honest I used less sugar and butter than original recipe but it was good, not too sweet nor heavy.Steps are a bit long but believe me it’s worth it specially if done before night and kept in freezer.

Ingredients and method:

For the cake base:

3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup yogurt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 1/2 cups flour.

Beat sugar and butter till creamy.

add eggs then all other ingredients consequently then divide batter in two medium sized pans.

bake in  a medium heated oven for 30-35 minutes.

leave to cool.

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Caramel milk mix:

1 cup warm milk

1 cup caramelized popcorn

mix together and leave to use as a soak for the cake.

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Caramel cream mix:

1 cup fresh cream

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 tsp salt.

heat the cream till warm

heat sugar till it caramelize the slowly add to cream and mix well.

add salt and butter and mix well

leave to cool.

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Cream Cheese caramel mix:

1 cup cream cheese.

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon icing sugar.

1/2 cup from the caramel cream mix.

beat cheese till creamy then add other ingredients then leave to cool in fridge.

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Caramel crumble:

1/2 cup crushed caramel popcorn

1/2 cup flour.

1 tablespoon corn flour.

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter.

pinch of salt.

mix all ingredients till it’s crumbly,

bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Assembling the cake:

  • start with the first cake ,soak it with the caramel milk.
  • top it with half the caramel cream mix.
  • add half the crumble.
  • add half the cream cheese mix.
  • repeat the same process end the top with cream cheese.
  • for better result freeze cake overnight .
  • garnish with caramelized popcorn.
  • you can use  cake ring to keep it in shape or just wrap it with foil or nylon.

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I know it may seem hard but i really enjoyed every moment, waiting to try another flavor soon for sure.

 

 

Quality Street Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

God it’s been while since I posted , what a shame !!!!

Guess it’s lots of work and no time for new recipes . it’s been like this unfortunately since I started catering ,well one can’t have it all right.

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So today I made this beautiful cake , full of joy and love just like the box of the famous Quality Street chocolates.
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I have this big box of these yummy chocolate so I thought I’d use them instead of eating it alone.

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Cake was my basic chocolate cake with raseberry jam and cream filling , topped it with ganache and assorted chocolates.

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Result was a beautiful piece of art.

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Happy birthday dear Marie.

My Latest Beautiful Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Baking and decorating a new cake with specific qualifications is becoming a big challenge, full of anticipations and excitement to reach the final look. It’s a feeling I guess similar to painting art or designing a dress , you just can’t wait to finish .

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This weekend’s cake was for a graduation party, client wanted it flowery, pink with some leaves and topped with macaroons. though the idea was to use baby pineapple instead of the cactus but unfortunately I couldn’t find.

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Cactus was the alternative and It was amazing, gave the cake a beautiful touch.

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Cake was lemon velvet filled with cream cheese frosting, strawberries, pineapple and coconut .

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thank God client was satisfied and super happy .

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Ramadan Kareem. 

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Hello everybody.

Full week before Ramadan full of birthdays,meaning lots of different cakes.

Started with a coconut jam cake topped with cement like frosting and violet roses

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Followed by lemon velvet with beach color cream cheese frosting and roses.

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Then I made this beautiful cake for my sister’s twins, topped with cereal and wrapped with white Kit Kat.

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The other day we celebrated a dear friend’s birthday with a lovely elegant pistachio cake.

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And finally today I made this simple vanilla cake with chocolate icing and strawberries on top for a handsome young boy.

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Now we’re all ready for the holy month of Ramadan, may it be filled with love and peace.

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Latest Banan Cooking Orders. 

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Hello everybody.

Sorry for the delay in posting new stuff, lots of work and events.

I’d like to show you my latest orders, many cakes, trays and cookies.

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Made two lovely Lemon Velvet cakes with berries on top, really loved them

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and these two all fruits tart and mini  baked cheesecakes.

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with some with chocolate, recipe same as knafeh cheesecake but different toppings.

Another lemon velvet with shivered almonds and berries

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A selection of cookies for a charity bazaar in my hometown including rock cookies,oatmeal and cranberries, ginger raisin, aniseed and brownies.

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and last thing was a colorful healthy cheese platter and sandwiches for a breakfast.

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Happy Palm Sunday.

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Hello everybody.

Did this Easter inspired cake today for a friend and I may say it turned out very nice, though i took the idea from Pinterest but of course colors and final look weren’t exactly the same.

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Cake is chocolate with cream cheese filling and Oreo , brown spots on cake are done from a paste of cocoa and water then dripped with a brush and nest effect done with knafeh pastry .

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Hope you’re all enjoying your holy holidays.

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Decorating With Russian Nozzles.

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Hello everybody, hope you’re enjoying Spring.

Couple of days ago I tried decorating my lemon poppy seed cupcakes with cream cheese icing using the Russian nozzles for the first time.

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Outcome was nice considering that I didn’t practice before and surprisingly cream cheese frosting was good enough, cause everybody says that these tools only work with butter cream .

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Well now that I’m happy with those I guess I should buy all shapes :)

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Happy Mother’s Day.

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Hello everybody.

 

Long full day, full of cakes flowers and presents.

Grand finale were two beautiful cakes for my mother in-law and mom، though I assembled them in a hurry but they turned out real beauties, covered with colored cream to match the macaroons and meringues on top.

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First layer was lemon velvet filled with strawberries and top layer chocolate filled with ganache. So yummy.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all lovely moms.

Turkish Coffee cake.

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Hello everybody.

Loved the idea of using Turkish coffee in a cake, never occurred to me before until I saw  it on Measuring Cups Optional , loved the idea a lot since I’m a big coffee fan.

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The recipe posted was more like a fudge cake so I kept searching for similar recipes, Pinterest of course, found many cakes with coffee but not Turkish  ( espresso or instant) so I combined both recipes together and the result was really awesome.

Took the cake to my cousin’s this morning , big family gathering and everyone just loved it.Coffee chocolate lover will surely fall in love with the rich taste.

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Ingredients and method:

  • 3 eggs.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon.
  • 2 tablespoons Turkish coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa.
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda.
  • 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • Beat eggs and sugar with vanilla  till creamy.
  • Add oil,milk.
  • add coffee and cardamon.
  • Add cocoa ,baking powder,baking soda and flour consequently.
  • Bake in two or three pans  as you wish in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • cool then assemble layers with cream and any kind of dark chocolate.

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For the cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 sachets whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cooled boiled Turkish coffee with 1 tsp instant coffee with it.
  • Whip all ingredients till double in size and fluffy then cool in fridge.

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Loved everything about this new baby , so easy and delicious !

المقادير والطريقه:
3 بيض
نص كوب سكر بني
3/4 كوب سكر ابيض
نص كوب زيت نباتي
ملعقتين كبار قهوه تركي ( بودره مش مغليه)
ملعقه صغيرة هيل مطحون
نص كوب كاكاو
ملعقه صغيرة فانيلا
3 ملاعق صغيرة باكينغ باودر
ربع ملعقة كربونات الصودص
2 1/4 كوب طحين.
يخفق البيض والسكر جيدا ثم تضاف باقي المقادير بالتتابع.
تخبز بفرن متوسط الحراره لمده 40-45 دقيقه.
انا عملتها بقالبين وحشيت كريما بالنص.
الكريما
علبه قشطه
باكيتين كريما بودره
فنجان صغير قهوه تركي مغليه مع نص معلقه نسكافيه
تخفق جيدا وتبرد.
تحشى الكريما بين الطبقات وحطيت كمان شوكولاته سوداء.
تزيين حسب الرغبه.

Beautiful Pistachio Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Baked this beautiful elegant cake for my friend’s birthday today, It’s becoming a dear tradition each birthday that I really enjoy and of course do it with lots of love.

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Well this cake has very little ingredients and very easy to make, but it’s success depends upon baking heat and time.Oven must be on 180 º and may need to lower it after 15-20 minutes to 130º.

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Another issue is baking time, recipe says 20-25 minutes, it may need a bit more but you must be careful not to over bake or else it will dry or collapse..turn off the oven when surface is golden and sides crispy. Then leave to cool completely before removing it from pan.

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Ingredients:
* 3 cups finely crushed pistachios
* 6 eggs.
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

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Method:
* Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
* Add baking powder and pistachios.
* Grease 2 small baking pans or line with wax paper.
* Devide batter in pans.
* Heat oven at 180º. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the filling:
* 1 pack kiri or cream cheese.
* 1 pack dream whip.
* 1 pack cream.
* icing sugar if you like your cream extra sweet.
Mix well till fluffy and doubled in size. Leave in fridge overnight.
Assemble the cake and leave in fridge to firm for 2-3 hours. Decorate it as you wish.

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Enjoy♡♥♡♥.

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