coconut cake

My mother is the best source of recipes. In fact, she should be running this blog. She out bakes anyone I know. Including me. Now that my boys aren’t at home with me, I probably only bake once a month and even then it only gets eaten if I take it to work. I tried this cake…

cream cheese frosting

250 grams Cream Cheese 100 grams butter 2 cups Icing Sugar (Confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) In a mixer, blend together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the Icing sugar gradually and continue mixing until well blended. This frosting is great on a variety of cakes. Add vanilla essence or paste for…

buttercream frosting

230 grams (2 cups) Icing sugar (confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) 120 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk or cream Food colouring With an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla. With mixer on low speed gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the side…

vanilla cupcakes

115 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 130 grams (2/3 cup) white sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 60 mls (1/4 cup) milk (I use buttermilk) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350F).  Line tray of 12…