Panlasang Pinoy Bibingkang Galapong is my version of bibingka that makes use of grains of glutinous and Jasmine rice. This is different from my previous bibingka recipe which involved the use of powdered rice. I liked how this recipe turned out; its texture is a little bit heavier compared to regular bibingka, but it is…
This is a recipe for Mini Banana Cake with Walnuts for Kids. The credit goes to my 4-year-old daughter, Danika. She did everything with a little help from her mom and some kitchen equipment. This is a fun way to bond with the little ones. It also helps them develop self confidence and learn new things….
This apple cake is perfect with brewed coffee. I like the combination for breakfast especially when the cake is still fresh from the fridge. I love to eat cold moist cakes and this is one of those. To me, this cake version is more of a pound cake. It is the heavy type that should…
Pineapple cake with Cream Cheese frosting is an extended pineapple upside down cake recipe. This has the same good flavor of the later enhanced by the richness of the cream cheese frosting and the delicious taste of chopped walnuts. Preparing pineapple cake is not complicated. You should be able to successfully make one for yourself…
Strawberry Angel Food Cake is basically an Angel Food Cake topped with fresh strawberries.
Angel Food Cakes are light and airy cakes. Some say that this was the reason why it was named this way. The secret in making light cakes such as this is in the manner of preparation. To be particular, the egg whites need to be whisked until tiny spaces of air are produced. This also makes the mixture stiff. Another factor is the method of mixing the stiff egg white mixture with the other ingredients called Folding. This method allows the mixture to mix with the ingredients in a gentle manner (see cooking verbs). Through this method, the air inside the egg white mixture is preserved – which makes the cake airy and light when baked.
A Jelly Roll is a cake made of thin sheets of sponge cake. Various types of Jellies or Jams are spread on this cake before it gets rolled-up. Jelly Rolls are also known as Swiss Rolls.
Kids love Jelly Rolls. This is definitely a big hit to the young (and to the young-at-heart). If you love Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, strawberry jelly sandwich, or any sandwich with jams, you will surely love Jelly Roll.
Making yourself a Jelly Roll is not that hard. Although, you should be familiar with the basic aspects of making a cake such as mixing, folding, and baking, before trying this recipe. I recommend you to refer to our video in making Brazo de Mercedes so that you will be familiar with the techniques and procedures. As for the complexity, Jelly Roll is easier to make compared to Brazo de Mercedes.
Angel Food Cake is a popular sponge cake in the US. This light and airy cake is regarded as food for the angels, because of its properties.
This type of cake resembles the texture of a famous mini sponge cake in the Philippines called “Mamon”.
The method in making an angel food cake is quite different from the other traditional cakes. The eggs (whites only) are whipped using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. This technique allows more air to enter the mixture — making the cake sponge-like.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake was invented during the 20’s. This was the time when canned pineapples were introducd by Dole. There were different pineapple recipes presented during that time — Pineapple Upside Down Cake seems to be a favorite as evidenced by several years of existence.
Unlike other cakes, Pineapple Uside Down Cake is intended to be served warm. There is something about its taste that makes it better when served warm like the the taste of caramelized sugar in taho — tasty and appetizing.
Brazo de Mercedes is a type of rolled cake (sometimes referred to as jelly roll) made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling. This heavenly cake can be considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines.
What I like most about this cake is the sponge like texture of the meringue that literally melts in my mouth. The light flavor of the meringue is balanced by the flavor of the rich custard filling. This is truly amazing!
Most of you might be thinking that this rolled cake is hard to create; you might be surprised how easy it is to make your own Brazo de Mercedes after reading this post and watching the cooking video. I won’t extend the introduction because I know that most of you are eager to start working on this project (I am getting at least 17 requests per day for this recipe).
Try this Brazo de Mercedes recipe and let me know what you think.
Mamon is a popular sponge cake in the Philippines and is considered to be among the top 10 pastries in the country. Unlike other sponge cakes, this amazing creation is individually packaged with serving sizes usually good for just one person. Filipino Yellow Sponge Cake is also another term used to refer to it.
Do you remember where you had your first Mamon? I had my very first Mamon from Goldilocks and I loved it since then. I am just curious, before the extreme commercialization of baked products in the Philippines, would you know as to where this masterpiece first came into being? I believe that there is a single province or city in the Philippines where this pastry first became popular; I’m planning to give that place a visit next month during my vacation to be able to have an authentic Mamon experience.
Try this Mamon Recipe and let me know what you think.
Peach Refrigerator Cake is a no cook and easy cake recipe that requires bare minimum ingredients. The procedure is almost the same as making Mango Royale although the later uses mangoes and crushed graham crackers for the ingredients.
I like this recipe because it is pretty real easy to make and the ingredients are always readily available at the local grocery store. Sometimes I use fruit cocktail as an alternative in case I am craving for a multiple fruity taste.
Although refrigerator is mentioned in the name of this recipe, you can always use the ever reliable freezer if in case you don’t have enough time.
Brownies or Chocolate Brownies refers to slices of flat baked dense chocolate cake. These are usually sliced in squares although some like it in bars.
Brownies come in several forms. What we have here are fudgy brownies with walnuts. Personally, I prefer fudgy or moist brownies over the dry ones because I can enjoy the taste right after the first bite. Also, I can eat this anywhere without having a dry feeling in my mouth.
The walnuts are added to provide extra flavor and texture. The taste of plain brownies tends to be ordinary after having it for a while; adding chopped walnuts makes the flavor rich and interesting. I understand that this ingredient is not readily available in some places. If in case you cannot grab some walnuts, try using pecans, peanuts, or cashews.
Try this Brownies with Walnuts recipe.
Custard Cake resembles a chiffon cake with a topping of sweetened milk and egg mixture known as custard. At first glance, this could be mistaken as a giant Leche Flan because the topping resembles one. Guess what? The topping of this cake is definitely Leche flan and the only distinction is the soft cake below.
In the Philippines, this is usually available by the slice in local bakeries (or panaderya). I remember always getting this along with egg pie. I find this dessert very tasty and sweet so pairing this up with kapeng barako (brewed coffee) to balance the sweetness is not a bad idea.
Do you also want the recipe for egg pie? Just let me know.
Try this Custard Cake recipe.
New York Style Cheesecake is a type of dessert made from sweetened cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Originally, this type of cheesecake has no toppings but several variations are made to add more life and flavor to this exquisite dessert. Common variations include fresh or sweetened cherry or strawberry toppings and some even use…
Vanilla Chiffon Cake is a light cake that is made of oil, eggs, cake flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract (as flavoring). This light and soft cake resembles the texture of the Mamon. The fluffy texture of this cake can be attributed to the egg whites and the absence of butter. The volume of the eggs and oil used prevents the cake to dry out or harden after sometime compared to the other types of cakes.
In this particular recipe, Canola oil is used instead of vegetable oil. Based on experience, Canola oil outperforms the other types of oil in providing moisture to any cake. We also used Buttercream icing to garnish the cake. Having a light and fluffy cake means the absence of butter. Since the flavor of butter gives richness and life to the cake, using the Buttercream icing is recommended if you want to have that buttery flavor. We now have a light, soft, fluffy, and buttery cake fit for all occasions.
Try this Vanilla Chiffon Cake recipe.
Carrot Cake is a type of cake that uses grated carrots as the primary ingredient. Like all cakes, this cake requires batter which is made up of flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and baking powder. This is a good moist cake to feast-on since the hefty amount of carrots softens when baked thus providing additional moisture and flavor.
This recipe makes use of additional ingredients that are not common in ordinary carrot cakes. The walnuts in particular gives this cake a richer flavor that goes well with the cream cheese frosting.
If you are thinking of something to make for Thanksgiving, a Noche Buena dessert for Christmas, or even a nice dessert for the whole family — then you consider putting this recipe on your list.
Try this Carrot Cake recipe
Crema de Fruta is a Filipino dessert elaborately made-up of sponge cake, topped in succeeding layers of sweet syrup, custard, candied fruit (fruit cocktail), and gelatine. A mainstay during Noche Buena and the holidays, this dessert has always been a Filipino Favorite since time immemorial.
Preparing this dessert is quite complicated when compared to others but I can assure that your patience and hard-work will not go to waste. In my case, I started to record the video late in the evening (around 10 pm after arriving from work) and I am so thankful because my wife and kids helped out (or else it will take me forever:)). Also, it gave me a reason to wake-up early the next morning.
I’m sure that you will love this recipe.
Try this Filipino Dessert: Crema de Fruta.