Friday, March 20, 2015

Swedish Mocha Cake

  • 1 stick + 1 tbsp (125g) butter
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1¾ cup (300g) sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and grease and flour a 7 inch (18cm) cake tin.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over a low heat, and then stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Scrape the batter into the pan, and bake for 20-40 minutes, or until the edges are set, but the middle is still gooey. 
  4. Leave to cool for at least 30 minutes, before removing from the pan and serving with raspberries, and a dollop of creme fraiche.

Well... I clearly did not wait the full 30 minutes for cooling... Oops..
I only got one picture too because as soon as i took all the chunks out of the pan, my dad was upon it. 
It tasted pretty alright though. This will deffinitely keep you up for a while. 
I had mind in the oven for 30 minutes by the way. 
Review: 3/5
Low key just make sure you let your cake cool longer than I did. I covered it in powdered sugar and called it a day. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Muffins.. That Taste like Donuts

1 3/4 c (all purpose) flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/3 c vegetable (or canola oil)
3/4 c white granulated sugar
1 egg
3/4 c milk

Preheat to 350' F 
1. Combine dry ingredients in bowl. In a separate bowl, combine wet. 
2. Mix both together well and put into prepared muffin tins.
Bake for: 20-25 minutes
While muffins are getting baked, prepare the sugar topping.
Sugar topping ingredients:
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c butter (melted)
(Place melted butter in a separate bowl from the cinnamon sugar combo)
Dip still warm muffin tops in butter and then swirl into cinnamon sugar.

The origianal recipe called for a whole melted stick of butter for some reason when i only used about 3 tbsp or something so keep that in mind before you melt an entire stick of butter.
(Insert Mean Girls quote here)
My muffins were done at 20 minutes just for reference. 
For the cinnamon sugar part, you can just use a couple shallow-ish bowls because it'll give you easier access when dipping.
Also, I used vegetable oil and not canola oil when making my muffins so I'm not sure what the canola oil would look like.
I used some pretty awesome cat themed cupcake wrappers too so that's pretty exciting. I wouldn't used the metal wrappers because they're not as nice looking.

Rating and Review: 4/5
They really do vaguely taste like donuts!
They're sort of like those donuts that you get at cider mills during the fall. 
So in other words, these could be enjoyed with some nice and hot apple cider or something.