Flaky Curry Puff

These curry puffs produces a layered flaky pastry. It is so yummy. As you can see from the photo, these curry puffs are made with two types of dough which is similar to puff pastry.

Sugar Paste Rose

I am making some roses for the topper for a Mother's Day cake. This was inspired by a cake made by my 80-year old cake decorator teacher.

Sambal Prawns

Sambal Prawns or Sambal Udang is a Malaysian dish with chilli paste and tomatoes to cool the spiciness.

Happy Birthday

My husband's birthday is this week. So I've made him this Chocolate Almond Birthday Cake. It turned out almost like a chocolate mud cake. But it's lighter and moist but still rich.

Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water, flavored with raspberry puree (or juice), wine, and/or liqueur.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chocolate Cake

The original recipe for this chocolate cake did not have flour or almond meal in the cake which would result in a very light cake. I have tried adding a little flour or almond meal and like it this way as well. So you could try both and see which you prefer. 

190 g butter
300 g dark chocolate
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs, separated
1/4 cup self raising flour or almond meal1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

2 tbsp cocoa
5 tbsp hot water
200g semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cup cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/8 tsp salt


  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
  2. Add vanilla extract and the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture.
  3. Fold in the flour or almond meal.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites adding sugar and cream of tartar gradually to stiff peak.
  5. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Fold in the rest of the egg whites.
  7. Divide the mixture into 2 and pour into 2 buttered trays.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cooked through. Cool before frosting.
  9. For frosting: 
    • Mix cocoa with hot water. 
    • Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water. 
    • Mix cocoa into chocolate. 
    • Whipped cream with icing sugar until soft peaks. 
    • Fold the cream into chocolate. Use to layer the cake and around cake.