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.

wp-1456423879472.jpg  lovely elegant cake.

#assemble cake and decorate as you wish.

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Humming Bird Cake.

Hello everybody.

Did this beautiful cake for my best friend’s son birthday, a traditional American recipe full of flavors and looked elegant as well.

Ingredients and method :
# 3 eggs.
# 1 1/2 cups suger.
# 3-4 ripe bananas.
# 1 can pineapple with syrup.
# 3/4 cup vegetable oil.
# 3/4 cup crushed walnuts, almonds or pecans.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
# 2 tsp baking powder.
# dash of salt.
# 1 tsp cinnamon.
# 3 cups flour.

Cream cheese frosting:
# 1 pack cream cheese.
# 1/4 cup icing sugar.
# 1/4 cup butter.
# some roasted crushed nuts.

# Beat eggs with vanilla, sugar and oil till creamy.
# mash and mix in blender bananas and pineapple can all together.
# add puree to cake mix.
# add rest of ingredients alternatively.
# bake in two small pans or one if you don’t want it layered.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till dry from inside.
# beat frosting ingredients well and cool in fridge till stiff.

Decorate cake with filling inside out.


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Happy New Year :)

Hello everybody.

Waited till now to write my post so as not to ruin the surprise,  I baked  a beautiful birthday cake for my lovely cousin  requested by her sweet sister-in-law,I also made an Apple Pecan Pie as a gift from me. Happy Birthday dear doc and Happy New Year to you and all your family, love you all.

As for our new year’s eve, we had a small special candle lit dinner at home , very early so as not to eat heavy late at night then ended it with our usual coffee with chocolates, typical family celebration, we’ll watch T.V for the rest of the night.

Dinner was steaks with sauteed veggies, cheese pastries, mixed green salad with lentils pomegranate and feta cheese  and a new dish which was extremely delicious “Italian Mushroom Risotto” got these dried mushrooms from my cousin living in Rome, soaked them in water then sauteed them with onions and butter then cooked the rice with mushroom soaking water, really yummy yummy.


Ingredients and method of Apple Pecan Pie:

* pie crust.( same as apple pie)

* filling:

* 3 big peeled chopped apples.

* 3/4 cup chopped pecans.

* 1/2 cup sugar ( brown or regular)

* 1 tablespoon starch.

* 1 tablespoon cinnamon.

* 1 tablespoon butter.


For the crumble:

* 1/2 cup finely chopped pecan.

* 2 tablespoons butter.

* 3/4 cup flour.

* 1/2 cup sugar.


* spread pie crust in special pie pan.

* mix filling ingredients together and add on crust.

* mix crumble ingredients in food processor till crumbly .

* add on top of pie filling.

* bake in a medium heated oven till golden from sides. (30-40 minutes)


Enjoy your night everybody and wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR <3 <3 <3

20141231_114632   20141231_114233   always a delight !!

20141231_170223  Apple Pecan Pie.

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DSC_0140  lovely family candle lit dinner .

DSC_0147  20141231_193917  cheese pastries and lentil pomegranate salad.

By the way Italians believe that eating pomegranate and lentils at new year’s eve is a good omen,the more you can eat the more money you get, so we’ll see what will happen next year !

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20141231_201739~2  Great end to a nice dinner <3




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