Cashew Caramel Bars

Cashew Caramel Bars

Try this easy and simple recipe for Cashew Caramel Bars that are loaded with cashew nuts. Inspired from Max's caramel bars. I got a request from a follower on my Facebook Page  for a recipe for caramel bars. But not just any caramel bars, she was asking for something much more specific. She wanted the one from Max's Restaurant. I tried some recipes online but in the end I came up with my own. How bad though that I cannot make the actual comparison because, of course, we do not have Max's in Germany. Instead, I…Read more→
Lemon Torte (inspired from Purple Oven’s)

Lemon Torte (inspired from Purple Oven’s)

This is a new favorite! King, my soon-to-be brother-in-law, brought us a delicious Lemon Torte/Cake for our Media Noche (New Year's Eve feast). He got it from Purple Oven, a popular bakery in Manila. And it was so good that is why I had to remake it because, sadly, we do not have Purple Oven outlet in Germany :-( . I don't have their exact recipe so this one is my own, but inspired from theirs. Thru (some) experience, guessing and some experimenting, I could say it turned out quite well.  It is…Read more→
German Black Forest Cake

German Black Forest Cake

Now, here is a classic! The Black Forest Cake or Black Forest Gateau (British) or what is known here, in Germany where it originated, " Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" which literally means Black forest cherry torte. I had Black Forest cakes before in the Philippines (mostly from Goldilocks), but believe me, it's not the same! The original Black Forest cake has Kirschwasser in it. It is a clear fruit brandy made from sour cherries and without it, it does not really qualify as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Well at least not in Germany. The first time I made this cake, I was…Read more→
Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. Only needs 4 ingredients too! It is a favorite Filipino 'icebox cake'  that is a big hit during the holiday seasons or any other special occasions.  Before we go on, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I know it is a bit late and I would also like to apologize for not posting anything for so long but there is a reason for that...I was in the Philippines since first week of December to attend our dear youngest sister, Cherry,…Read more→
Easy No-bake Cheesecake

Easy No-bake Cheesecake

This Cheesecake Recipe is my own and one of the easiest and fastest one I have ever made, not to mention, my hubby´s favorite dessert!!! It has a very creamy and fine texture and is not so sweet. Additionally, the little salt in the crust makes for a perfect balance in taste. You can have different toppings, like  mixed fruits, strawberry sauce or filling, peaches or just anything that you like, but I like blueberry jelly sauce the best! You can also have it simply without any toppings at all. This is also…Read more→
Carrot Cake/ Cupcake Recipe

Carrot Cake/ Cupcake Recipe

Looking for a Carrot Cake or cupcake Recipe?  Here is one that makes a moist, dense, flavorful but not so sweet carrot cake or cupcakes that is simple and easy to follow. I made the same cake for a friend`s birthday party last summer and used Cream Cheese Frosting. I was worried that the frosting may not hold so well or melt due to the warm weather. But to my surprise it endured and stayed in shape the whole day even at room temperature. I made this particular carrot cake you see in the photos…Read more→
Sturdy Cream Cheese Frosting

Sturdy Cream Cheese Frosting

This Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for Carrot Cakes, Banana Cakes, Hummingbird Cake and most cupcakes and cakes if you prefer to cut on the excessive sugar that other frosting usually have. I was reading a lot of recipes in the internet but I was looking for something specific. I want the cream cheese frosting to be firm enough for decorating or piping and be able to hold really long even at room temperature or even a bit warmer. The thing is, all the recipes I saw requires a lot of powdered…Read more→
German Marble Cake Recipe

German Marble Cake Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe for a soft, spongy yet moist Marble cake. I like to think of this as my 'emergency' or 'last minute' cake. Why? Well, the ingredients are simple enough that I always have them available at home, so that when, at short notice, guests are expected for tea/coffee or we have to attend a birthday party at the last minute, I always have an easy but elegant cake at hand. I learned the technique to make a nicer marbling from my mother-in-law. I do not swirl the…Read more→
Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Learn here how easy it is to make chocolate ganache to use as glaze, icing, sauce, frosting or filling. Chocolate ganache can be used in a lot of different ways. It can be used to glaze cakes, cupcake and doughnut frosting. As dip for chocolate fondue or fountain. My favorite is as filling for french macarons.  To make this easy chocolate ganache recipe you only need 2 ingredients. You may use any chocolate you like-dark, milk, semi-sweet. Print Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  2 mins Total time: …Read more→
Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Try this Japanese Cheesecake or cotton cheesecake recipe for a super fluffy, light-as-air cheesecake you will ever make. It took me a while to write about this beautiful and heavenly Japanese Cheesecake. The reason for that is, I had to do it three times to get it picture ready for my blog, but I am not complaining at all, neither is Armin from the looks of it. He was actually the one urging me to make a "better" one and then another. Although the first two Japanese cheesecake I made were not picture perfect,…Read more→
Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes is another delicious Filipino dessert that is made of soft, pillowy meringue with rich custard filling rolled into a log, jelly roll fashion. Learn the secret to get that perfect meringue with super fine foamy texture that easily melts in your mouth like magic! It is also so easy it can be done in about 30 minutes!
Easy Brownie Recipe

Easy Brownie Recipe

Brownies??? Of course I love them, I could probably eat a whole box all by myself (if nobody would stop me...like my inner voice is doing right  now after my third piece...oh well..) I have to confess though that this is my very first time to make them. Good thing I found this easy brownie recipe.Brownies has been on my 'to Try` list for a long time but I never actually got on doing it. Why ever! I mean, it is not that difficult to make and the ingredients are quite simple. I guess,…Read more→
Easy Cassava Cake Recipe

Easy Cassava Cake Recipe

Here is a cassava cake recipe that really easy to make and with custard topping that is so yummy. I have always loved cassava cake even when I was still in the Philippines. But I tend to be a bit choosy with the cassava cakes I eat... because some are too sweet for my taste. Here in Germany, Cassava cake is also a popular dessert one brings to a potluck whenever we are having a Filipino get-together. Some Pinays I know add 'Macapuno' to their cassava cakes which are (probably) also good but…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part III

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part III

Designing Fondant Cake without the fondant tools. This is the last of a three-part post on my Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant, the first ever fondant cake I made (and hopefully not the last). I wrote about the recipe I used for the Very Chocolate Cake and How to make Marshmallow Fondant (MMF) and now I would like to share how I designed the cake. It is not perfect of course but not bad for a beginner if I may say so myself. ;-) and hopefully it can help those who are also…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part II

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant -part II

How to make Marshmallow Fondant! Last time I posted the recipe of Very Chocolate Cake that I used for making the cake for the golden wedding anniversary of my friend's in-laws. This time I will be sharing the recipe I used for the Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). As I said before I really do NOT like fondant! They are just too sweet for my taste however I do like looking at the beautiful cake and cupcake designs and admire them for the art they are. Now with Marshmallow fondant I am able to admire them and…Read more→
Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant- part I

Very Chocolate Cake in Marshmallow Fondant- part I

  A week ago, I was asked by a friend to make a cake for her in-laws' golden wedding anniversary last weekend which is an honor of course and I am really happy that she appreciates the cakes I made previously on past gatherings or occasions. She said she liked the chocolate mousse cake I brought last time for our friend's birthday so much that she cannot forget it! (Aaawwww!)  So when she asked me, I said yes of course!!! So I asked her about her preference, she said she would like to…Read more→
Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

I made this Chocolate Mousse Cake for a friend's birthday party last weekend and it was a great hit! The chocolate cake was moist and soft and the mousse was light and creamy. This was my second time to make this cake but I used different recipes on both occasions. The first was for our 2nd anniversary last December and it turned out fine but I just found out  then that dark chocolate cake is not Armin's favorite  and I also learned that the same goes for me.  So this time I stick with…Read more→
Pretty Easy Strawberries & Cream Cake

Pretty Easy Strawberries & Cream Cake

Still about strawberries. This is my third post about strawberries for this month, I guess you now know how much I like them. I was thinking what to do with the strawberries we bought last time. First, I thought of making strawberry cheesecake but when I checked the fridge I saw that I have 1 cup of mascarpone left...hhmmm... so I did some experiment and what do you know! It was actually good! But I guess you cannot really go wrong with strawberries, right? I used Victoria Sponge Cake with this recipe and…Read more→
German Hazelnut Cake

German Hazelnut Cake

One day when I was cleaning our kitchen cupboards, I realized that I have a bag of ground hazelnuts lying around. I do not remember why I bought it, probably because it was cheap and, of course, I do love hazelnuts. So I decided to make a hazelnut cake. There was a recipe for it from the packaging but I added a bit of this and that, so it was mostly experimental.  But the end result was not bad, I only had to add more grounded hazelnut to the recipe because my personal…Read more→
Simple Sponge Cake

Simple Sponge Cake

This is a very simple Sponge cake recipe and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry. I usually use this for making other fruit cakes like the Mango Cake that I posted earlier. For a simple coffee or tea time cake, just slice it in the middle and spread  jam in between the layers and if you like, add some whipped cream as they did in the early years like Queen Victoria liked them, hence, the name Victoria Sandwich or Victoria Sponge. Print Simple Sponge Cake Author: Bebs Prep time:  20…Read more→
Mango Cake

Mango Cake

I think Mango Cake is my new favorite cake. I made this one for a friend's birthday last month. I used fresh mangoes, although here in Germany it is difficult to get hold of mangoes as they have to import them and they only have this really big ones that are always green so you are not sure if it is ripe enough. I have to say they are not as sweet as the mangoes from the Philippines, but they did nicely for a cake. A friend then told me that she buys frozen…Read more→
Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

  When it comes to cakes, as far as I can remember, Banana Cake has always been my favorite, and so, it only made perfect sense that it was the very first cake that I tried baking way back when I decided to learn the craft. I have to admit though, the first few attempts were not so successful- it was either too sweet or too dry or too moist and ,at one time, even burnt!!! But after trying different recipes and many attempts, I am now able to say, I have the perfect…Read more→
Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe

Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe

   If you are just starting to learn how to bake, you should at least know how to make a basic cake. From there you can go a long way, as other recipes require this and vary only on the filling or frosting that you will use. Here is a simple and easy basic cake recipe that I really love to make because it is moist and taste really good.   Print Basic (Yellow) Cake Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 8   Ingredients 2½…Read more→