Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cake Keeper Cakes

Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman 

(Eggnog) Chocolate Marble Chiffon Cake, Page 168

There is a printing error on this.  Either there is a missing ingredient, i.e. the water mixture or that there is something wrong with the instruction.  Searched everywhere on internet to see if there is a errata mentioned but can't find any.   Anyway, i added my own water mixture, using eggnog (leftover eggnog from eggnog pound cake).  The batter looked too liquid and i was worried that my chiffon cake will collapse, but in the end, everything turned out well.  Cake is delicious, moist and fluffy! :D  Happy!!  

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake, Page 121

Extremely moist and chocolatey!  Only complain is that the mini chocolate chips melted totally into the batter..i expected some crunch from the mini chocolate chips.  Made my own chocolate glaze and I'm very happy with it as it is so shiny!  :D  

Cream Cake Page, 115

Extremely simple cake.  Really loved the texture of this cake.  It's moist and also very dense. 

Espresso-Hazelnut Bundt Cake,  Page 118

Extremely moist, soft and delicious. However, because it's so soft, or perhaps i didn't flour the pan enough, part of the cake was stuck to the pan.  But i managed to put it back and drizzled with ganache. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

ABC: Eggnog Pound Cake with Crystal Rum Glaze

I've never tasted eggnog before even though i've seen and read about it all the time.  When HanaĆ¢ mentioned how good this cake was, i just had to try it.  I went to a few supermarket to find the milk carton type..not canned ones and managed to find it in town! :)   I didn't have time to bake it this weekend which i had originally planned because i was out the entire day from morning till night..yup..almost 12 hours straight.  

So today, after work, I baked this..finally put it in the oven at 920pm!  And by 1030pm it was ready.. I didn't make the crystal rum glaze..but rum syrup glaze instead.  Brushed rum syrup all over and waited patiently for it to cool so i can cut a slice and try it!  So just a moment ago at 1130pm, i ate a slice and it tasted sooo good!! I love the texture and the hint of rum.  It's not the usual dense pound cake but rather moist and 'fluffy' light crumbs.   Definitely a keeper!   So far i've baked 2 pound cakes from her book and i'm loving it! :)  

So because it's running late, i took a quick photo and my camera ran out of that's the only shot i had.  And I am now posting this at LOL! 

Good night! :)

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