All posts tagged: chocolate

Choccy Cake

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
YUM. Even typing this up now is making my mouth water just thinking about this cake! Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing! Ingredients For the cake 3 Eggs 55g Cocoa powder 115g Self raising flour 170g Caster sugar 170g unsalted butter Icing 300g Icing sugar 90g Milk chocolate 90g Butter Lets Start! Firstly mix the cocoa powder and the sugar together into a bowl and including the butter and mixing this together to form a smooth paste. Then add 1 egg and a third of the flour and mix together. Once this is mixed add another egg and another third and then repeat with the third amount also. You will know this is all mixed together when the cake mix is smooth and leaves a small peak when removing the spoon. Then place half of the mixture into a 20cm cake tin making sure this is greasy to the cake once cooked removes easily. If you have 2 tins you can do both at the same time but I…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse…

Vegan Banana Chocolate Almond Muffins

Originally posted on w i n n i f e r ' s | b l o g :
Hello my fellow foodies, I had just finished my intro to Java programming midterm this week and felt like treating myself to a little something something :). I decided to make my famous banana chocolate almond muffins! This was recipe was planned perfectly because I haven’t had time to eat my bananas (busy studying at school) and they were just ripe enough to make this recipe. These muffins are perfect for an on-the-go snack/breakfast, perfect for picnics at the park, or a perfect way to express your love to your loved ones <3.  I promise you that whomever you chose to make these for will love you just a little bit more than before haha :P. This recipe is a must try and if you do try out this recipe be sure to tag the picture with the hashtag #winnifercooks on Instagram so everyone can see. Happy cooking everyone! ❤

Salted Caramel Shortbread cookies

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
At work we have been having our own bake off with the theme chocolate, I think this is just an excuse to make scummy things and eat ridiculous amounts, this week was my week to provide so I decided to make these delicious salted caramel shortbread cookies and thought I would share the recipe with you. Shortbread- 180g Plain flour 55g Caster sugar 125g Unsalted butter Caramel-  1 tin condensed milk 4 table spoon golden syrup 200g Unsalted butter Chocolate (any sort) Sea Salt Firstly to make the shortbread, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until mixed together. This is a really simple and easy type of biscuit to make and is so quick. Once the consistency of the mixture is sticking together sprinkle some flour on the work top and placate mixture onto. Then roll the mixture out into a round shape evenly throughout at about 1 cm thickness. Using a cookie cutter of whatever shape you chose, cut the cookies out and place onto a…

The Chocolate Book Tag

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hello loves! Here’s a tag inspired by one of my favourite things in the whole world, chocolate! I was tagged on Tumblr but I thought it was more fitting to this blog. Here is it! Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark topic [abuse, domestic violence, rape, loneliness, bullying, death, etc]. Book Depository The Millennium trilogy pretty much covers all the dark topics in this question and many more. It’s not a series for sensitive people, since all the scenes are really graphic too. If you can handle it, I totally recommend this series because, most of the characters that endure this evil on them, come out stronger than ever. I also feel like this trilogy isn’t talked about enough so I will mention in anytime I can! White Chocolate – Your favorite lighthearted/humorous read. Book Depository The Scott Pilgrim series will always have my total love. Everytime I read these books or even go through their pages, I can’t help but smile. I love that world…