Beautiful Pistachio Cake.


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.


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.


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


* 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.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Reeses Cake.



Hello everybody.

Happy birthday to the amazing DJ Badr, did this awesome chocolate cake filled with peanut butter cream and covered with cream and all kinds of Reeses, his favorite chocolate.

Cake turned out really elegant and rich, hope he liked it.

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Naked Red Velvet Cake.


Hello everybody.

Went out this morning to celebrate a precious friend’s birthday, lovely people deserves beautiful things that’s why I made a colorful red velvet caked topped with strawberries and red currents.

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Recipe is the same one I usually do but this time in three layers and naked style frosting, meaning only a bit of icing around the cake. It was really amazing, light and fluffy.

Here are ingredients and method of the cake:

* 2 large eggs.

* 1 1/4 cups sugar.

* 1/2 cup oil.

*1/2 cup butter.

* 2/3  cup yogurt.

* 1/3 cup milk.

* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.

* 1 tablespoon vinegar.

* 1 teaspoon baking soda.

* 1 teaspoon baking powder.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 teaspoons red food coloring.

* 2 1/2 cups flour.


* 2 packs cream cheese.

* 1/2 cup whipping fresh cream.

* 2 cups powdered sugar .

or :

*1 pack cream cheese.

* 2 packs dream whip.

* 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

* some red colored food glitter for decoration.

* beat eggs,vanilla,sugar  till frothy and creamy.

* add rest of ingredients consequently.

* bake cake in two round baking pans (same size)

* Beat frosting ingredients well together and leave to cool in fridge.

* when cake is done and cooled assemble the two layers with frosting in between and all over.

* leave in fridge to settle for couple of hours.

* decorate top with sprinkles in any shape you like.


Happy birthday my dear Lina,wish you all the happiness in the world.








Italian Cream Cake.


Hello everybody.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating the birthday of two precious people, Mom and my cute bundle of joy, my nephew who turned one Tuesday.

I’ll make many things for the party among them is this amazing cake, been waiting for a special occasion to make it, so guess it’s the best time right?

Found many recipes on Pinterest and came out with this at the end.

Ingredients and method :
Cake :

# 5 large eggs.
# 1 1/4 cups suger.
# 1/4 cup light brown sugar.
# 1 stick butter.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
# 1 cup buttermilk ( 1 cup milk with a tsp of lemon juice in case you don’t have buttermilk)
# 1/2 tsp baking soda.
# 3 tsp baking powder.
# 2 cups flour.
# 1/2 cup roasted coconut.
# 1/2 cup roasted pecans.


Frosting :
# 1 pack cream cheese or 12 pieces Kiri.
# 1/2 cup butter.
# 1 pack cream.
# 2 envelopes dream whip.
# 1 tsp vanilla. #half cup of roasted coconuts and pecan.


# Beat sugar and butter till smooth and creamy then add eggs one at a time.

# add vanilla, buttermilk,baking soda, baking powder and flour consequently with the flour.

#add coconut and pecans and mix with a wooden spoon.

# pour batter in three greased small pans.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 25-30 minutes.

#Beat all frosting ingredients well till creamy then add coconut and pecan.

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#assemble cake and decorate as you wish.

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Another Samoa Cake.


Hello everybody.

It seems Winter is officially here, woke up to heavy rain and fog,strange in this time of year.

I was invited to a gathering with the loveliest ladies this morning and   various kinds of food was spread, salads snacks and appetizers alongside lasagna and potato pie.

I made a Samoa cake cause we had two birthdays to celebrate.

lovely gathering as usual, love you girls<3

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Lemon Velvet Cake.

Hello everybody.

ً Went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday this morning to the Boulevard-Abdali ,first time for me to go and I was really impressed, beautiful place and scenery, didn’t expect it to be like this.

Birthday cake was a new recipe “Lemon Velvet Cake ” very similar to the red velvet but with lemons, really delicious and fresh,will definitely be on my favorite list.

Ingredients and method :

# 3 eggs.
# 11/2 cups suger.
# 1/3 cup margarine or butter.
# 2/3 cup vegetable oil.
# zest and juice of one big lemon.
# 1 tsp lemon essence (optional)
# 1/2 cup yogurt.
# 1/2 cup milk.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
#3 tsp baking powder.
# 3 cups flour.

Frosting :
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 2 cups icing sugar.
# some lemon zest.
# juice of half a lemon.
# some milk.
Note: I think next time I’ll make cream cheese frosting with lemons it’ll be better, this one is good but too rich in butter.

#Beat oil, butter and sugar till creamy then add eggs, yogurt, milk, vanilla.
#add lemon zest and juice.
# add baking powder and flour.

# pour batter in two small round oven pans.
# bake in a moderate heated oven for 35-40 minutes or till dry from inside.
# leave to cool then assemble two cakes with frosting in between and all over.
# decorate with lemon zest or roasted coconut.

Happened that I have two chocolate decorations one for a girl graduate and the other a boy which were so convenient cause my friend has both occasions for her children aside from her birthday.

Congratulations lovely Fufu and many happy returns.

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wpid-wp-1432211715955.jpeg breakfast at Za’tar w Zeit yummy specially the roasted cheese.

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