Caramel Cake.


Hello everybody.

Full busy day, order was apple pudding and teramisu cups, guess these elegant ones are a hit these days 👍.


I thought I’d send a small gift with this order, special clients deserve a special treat right?  Decided I’d try this cake that I pinned long time ago, been eager to try it cause it does look elegant and light.


End result wasn’t exactly like original photo but good enough I think. I changed a bit in the cream and added almonds to give an extra nutty flavor.

Ingredients and method :

Cake batter :

* 1 cups sugar.
*1/2 cup brown sugar.
* 1/2 cup butter.
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
* 3 eggs.
* 1 1/4 cup milk.
* 2 tsp baking powder.
* 1/2 tsp baking soda.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 2 1/2 cups flour.

* Beat sugar, butter and oil till creamy.
* add eggs, vanilla and milk.
* add baking powder, soda and flower.

*heat oven (medium) then bake the batter in two or three pans as you wish for 25-30 minutes or till dry from inside.
* remove from pans and leave to cool.


Meanwhile make caramel and frosting.

Caramel sauce :
* 2 cups sugar
* 2 tablespoons water.
* 2/3 cup butter.
* 1 cup heavy cream.

* heat sugar and water till it’s caramelized and reaches the color desired, add butter and stir well.
* remove from heat and add cream very slowly and mix.
Note: better use a deep pan to avoid hot sugar from splashing.
* leave to cool completely.


Frosting :
* 1 cup heavy cream.
* 2 envelopes whipping cream.
* 1/2 cup caramel sauce.
* beat all ingredients well till double sized and stiff.

Assemble cake in two or three layers stuffed with frosting and caramel sauce, I added some roasted caramelized almonds also.

Creamy delicious rich cake.

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Niçoise Salad and German Chocolate Cake.

Hello everybody.

Needed a light healthy lunch bit have no mood to cook so I decided to do this lovely colored salad, It’s a French dish made of veggies,tuna and boiled eggs.

Ingredients and method:

Salad :

* Lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber.

* 2 large boiled and sliced tomatoes.

* some boiled string beans ( didn’t have ones today)

* boiled eggs.


* black olives.

* you can add parsley or fresh basil all optional.

* Dressing:

* 1 clove garlic shopped.

* 1 small chopped onion.

*lemon juice.

*dijon mustard.

* salt,pepper.

* olive oil.

* Arrange all ingredients either mixed or next to each other.

* mix all dressing ingredients then add over salad before serving.

20150226_153626  healthy fulfilling salad.

20150226_133208 ingredients.


First thing in the morning I did 2 portions of my favorite chocolate cake recipe, half covered with ganache done from Milka Hazelnut chocolate and another with German Chocolate Cake frosting to my sister in-law cause I think chocolate is a big cheering and mood enhancing kind of food ,new moms really need that kind of thing for sure.

Ingredients of frosting:

* 1 1/2 cups of coconut.

* 2 big spoons butter.

* 2/3 cup Carnation condensed milk ( I used !/2 cup milk and 2 big spoons cream ,good enough also).

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 1 egg.

* 1 tsp Vanilla.

* 1/2 cup crushed walnuts.


* Mix all ingredients except walnuts very well .

* boil over medium heat till mixture is thick .

* add walnuts and fold in.

* Use as filling and cover over chocolate cake.

* German chocolate cake contains 1 big spoon instant coffee with the basic cake ingredients.


Well,hope you like it dear sis and enjoy the almost warm sunny weekend everybody.


20150226_131125 German Chocolate Cake with baby icon.

20150226_125832 filling in the middle.

20150226_131501  hazelnut ganache.

20150226_131615  20150226_131323 two lovely ones .



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