Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Instead of studying, this is what I did in my little bit of free time today. :) The cupcakes are deliciously rich in chocolate flavor but light and tender at the same time. Not only that, it is super easy and quick to whip up. Enjoy! P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Cupcakes {Adapted from the […]

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Happy Friday! Chinese New Year (CNY) is next week and I am feeling kinda bluesy. I have to say this is the time when I miss my family the most. Anyway, still no CNY treats in sight and at this rate, it’s looking highly unlikely I would be having a CNY baking marathon especially since […]

Scrumptious Chocolate Layer Bars

This winter has been rough on all of us, health wise. Both Keith and Alex had the flu, which turned into pneumonia for Alex! I am still recovering from a bout of intestinal virus I caught more than a week ago although it would seem I have managed to fend off the insidious flu that […]

Steamed Chocolate Banana Bread

With soaring temperatures, we avoid cooking indoors whenever possible. This essentially means no baking in the oven for the summer! As an alternative, I decided to get my “baked” goods fix through steaming (on our grill’s side burner) instead. Since bananas are always plentiful in our home, there would always be ripe bananas waiting to […]

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

I miss blogging, believe it or not :) despite its time-consuming process but I just can’t find the time or energy to do it lately. Between homeschooling and work (not to mention the still depressed and anxious “puppy” who’s continuing to keep us up at night), blogging has been put on the back burner for now. I still […]

Crispy Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Crunch! Hear the sound? No? I guess you’ll just have to make these delicious cookies yourself. Back when I was growing up, the only kind of cookies that I liked were the crispy ones. It took me a while to learn to appreciate the soft, chewy kinds that are commonly found here but my first love will always […]

Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

Update October 9, 2012: I just found out from Keith that the Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread is now his favorite banana bread. :D Last weekend, we took Alex to the mall just to have Auntie Anne’s pretzels. Yum! Anyway, while we were there, I took the opportunity to check out a few stores for some shirts. […]

Marble Chiffon Cake

Although I’ve learned to love all kinds of desserts over the years, my first love has always been a chiffon cake. I love its light, fluffy, and moist texture and the fact that it never, ever turns out too sweet. Craving a taste for one, I decided to make a personal favorite  – orange and chocolate chiffon cake. The orange part of the cake […]

Devil’s Food Cake Muffins

Here’s another guest post from my sis, Flora – the muffins look great, Sis! I can’t wait to make them myself. :-D Lightly adapted from “King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking” I doubled the original recipe to make 48 muffins. These freeze really well up to a month – not that any muffin has lasted […]

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Here’s what we did with the rest of the strawberries – they were dipped in melted Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate. We dipped some dried apricots and pretzels as well. YUMMY!