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Showing posts with label vegetable oil. Show all posts

February 11, 2016

Red Velvet Cake Mini

Red Velvet Cake Mini
Red Velvet Cake Mini

Till recently I was completely indifferent about red velvet cake, while it is truly North American dessert and here in Europe red velvet can be found in bakeries and cafes very rarely. And to be completely honest, I was afraid of eating cake with red layers, because it seemed very unnatural and I just couldn't imagine what taste it could possibly have.  However, not long ago I was lucky to come upon red velvet cake for the first time and I was just blown down with it! I had no idea that this cake can be so good. It is not simply a chocolate cake, it has a distinguishing flavor and texture, unlike any other. I knew the next cake I bake definitely will be a red velvet.

You know that I don't need a reason to bake a cake, but since the Valentine's Day is just around the velvet cake seemed to be a perfect thing to bake. Also I didn't want to make a giant cake and waste huge amount of ingredients. Plus, I was not sure whether it turns out eatable good. So, I had an idea of making mini cake for two. How great is that?! Especially when you need only two 400 ml (14 oz) cans to bake the layers! I adore this idea. And I am sure I will make more mini cakes. 

So, the cake not just turned out eatable good, it was fantastic! Moist, crumbly layers and a delicate cream cheese frosting both with a hint of orange (inspired by naked red velvet cake by Michelle, which looks magnificent, by the way!). One of the best cakes I have made so far. The recipe makes two mini cakes 8 cm (3 inch) in diameter each. But you can divide ingredients in two to make just one mini cake.

Red Velvet Cake Mini

January 30, 2016

Whole Grain Waffles with Coffee & Cardamom Ganache

Whole Grain Waffles with Coffee & Cardamom Ganache
Whole Grain Waffles with Coffee & Cardamom Ganache
Whole Grain Waffles with Coffee & Cardamom Ganache

Are you aware of what happens when in your kitchen appears a waffle maker? No? I am here to tell you it is not good. Really. The first thing you will do, you  take any old google recipe and immediately try it out. You will be disappointed, because the waffles turn out disgusting, they taste like a piece of rubber. Then you try again, and again, and again. Now you are devastated and you want to throw that stupid waffle maker out of your sight. Then approximately in a month, when you have calmed down, you become obsessed with an idea of finding a perfect recipe. This is war. 

A little bit dramatic and exaggerated? Yes. But it is a true story. And I just had to vent my feelings. 

Five waffle recipes in a week. Six waffle breakfasts in a week. And I don't wanna have another piece of waffle on my plate for the next month, again! But my efforts are rewarded. I won the war. I found that very one recipe! And I'm happy about it even though I can not look at waffles any more. Joking.

July 02, 2015

Buckwheat Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberries (GF & SF)

Buckwheat Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberries (gluen and sugar free)

I did it... I have finally passed all summer term examinations! To say that I am happy is to say nothing! Yesterday I just spent the whole day in bed, sleeping after a farewell party, reading a book in between and planning out summer holidays.  About that, in two weeks I am leaving for Germany for a month! I am so so so excited. I wanted to spend summer holidays somewhere far from home to distract the mind, so I hope this journey will be a bit of change for me. I am gonna stay in Dresden, though I really want to travel the country a lot. And also I thought about spending a few days in Prague. So, if some of you feel like sharing a cup of coffee with me, it would be a pleasure!

I made these pancakes something like a week ago, when I was preparing for examinations. These are a great healthy, nutritious and gluten-free breakfast. I have cooked with buckwheat flour for the first time and I have to say that the nutty taste of buckwheat is just amazing! I am already experimenting with buckwheat in different recipes and hope to share the results in the upcoming posts. 

June 26, 2015

Black Forest Cake Light (Sugar Free) and a Blog Birthday

Black Forest Cake Light (Sugar Free)
Black Forest Cake Light (Sugar Free)

This is a Sweet Blog turns ONE today! First blog birthday! First anniversary! 

I couldn't even imagine that this blog would take such a significant part of my life. As a matter of fact, I couldn't imagine that I could have a blog at all! Since I can remember my passion for cooking, I have always been reading other food blogs and I always thought that it would be so nice one day to have my own. However, I have never taken it seriously and it seemed to be just another unrealisable dream.

May 03, 2015

Date Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies

Date Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies & Spring Glory

"It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

Damn, who knew?
All the planes we flew
Good things we've been through
That I'll be standing right here talking to you
'Bout another path
I know we loved to hit the road and laugh
But something told me that it wouldn't last
Had to switch up
Look at things different see the bigger picture
Those were the days
Hard work forever pays
Now I see you in a better place"

"See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa

Date Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies & Spring Glory, cherry tree, blossom, spring

October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting & Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting & Chocolate Gahache
Where are my 36 hours a day?! It is unfair! Because I am literally short of time. As were promised in my last post, this Sunday was devoted for pumpkin baking. But I just hadn't have any chance to make up a few sentences and to edit the photos. And right now instead of learning by heart the Universal declaration of human rights in both German and Ukrainian languages (can you only imagine that? crazy, right?!), I am writing about this cake. Pumpkin cake with Mascarpone frosting and Chocolate Ganache. And you know why am I so irresponsible? Because I can't wait any second longer to share the recipe for this cake with you, guys!!! When I told you that this cake was the best I ever made, I was so wrong! Without doubt Pumpkin cake steals the show.!

September 30, 2014

Pear Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze

Pear Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze: This is a Sweet Blog
Pear Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze: This is a Sweet Blog
Autumn is good. Especially in late September - early October. When you do not miss summer anymore and you are completely Ok with the fact, that it is actually autumn. I would even say, it is the time when you actually enjoy autumn. 'Cause it is just perfect now. 
I like crispy air in the morning. I like walking in the park, adoring the beauty of the trees. And after such a long walks you feel fresh and a little bit cold. So the best place to go afterwards is a lovely, cozy coffee house, where you can drink mugs of coffee, tea or cocoa (even better!!!) and get warm. Oh, Gosh! How could I forget about the dessert?! Inexcusable, to put it mildly!