Thursday, 2 July 2009

A lazy bake on a lazy Friday

The baking section in almost all the grocery chains here are bad, compared to the ones in the US. I would have visited three different ones in three different areas looking for butterscotch chips, after seeing this awesome recipe while surfing the net. No luck with that, but i still had to bake a cake. So i picked up some boring white chocolate chips and decided to give it a shot. The outcome was not as great as expected. Somehow, the cake texture never comes out right for me. Is it because i hand blend it? I have no idea. Its never moist and soft like my moms :(

All purpose cooking flour- 1 cup
Brown sugar- 1 cup
Egg- 1
Butter- 1/2 cup melted
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
White chocolate chips- 1/2 cup

Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl till smooth and fluffy. The recipe says you can blend it with a ladle but its not come out that well for me and so i suggest you use a mixer if you have one.
Pre-heat oven to 175C and transfer the mix into a buttered baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Ro is completely chocolate biased and has decided for himself that any dessert/cake without chocolate in it will not be good. Since i cant finish the cake by myself, i did a chocolate icing on half the cake. I am lazy and so i didn't bother to make icing, instead i bought the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge icing and spread it evenly on the pieces and slightly whisked it so it forms a fancy pattern.

I wanted to do an apricot drizzle on the other half, but didn't get down to it. Maybe next time i will be motivated to try out a new icing. I think the white chocolate cake is perfect to try out various icing and toppings.
Notes: If you cant find white chocolate, you don have to put them in. I really don't think it added any extra flavour. Also you can substitute it with any other chips. For e.g., if found this on another blog and definitely looks much more interesting than what i made. In fact this was what i wanted to try in the first place.
I think the brown sugar did add a zing to it and the colour also comes from that i suppose. My first time with brown sugar and now that i have a whole lot left, i have to figure out what else to do with it.


Pierce said...

I was just surfing your blog - you have some nice photos and amazing recipes.

Would you be interested in being a featured publisher with Foodbuzz? I think you'd enjoy it!


An Open Book said...

Hi Tina,
Thanks for the compliment..Yes i would love to be featured on Foodbuzz. How do i go about it?

Pierce said...

Open Book - here is the link. I hope you like the site. I am enjoying so far and have meet some great people!

Enigma said...

hey just saw the commet above, its good..try it out di
and ur mom's chocolate cakes with that icing are so yumyyyyy

An Open Book said...

Yeah i have signed up...but still figuring it out..

miri goes phishing! said...

wow...way to go open these pics...

Shades of Grey said...

Whoo hoo! Go Nishi go!!!