recipes

Keto Chocolate Cake

This Keto Chocolate Cake is too good to be true. It is an exceptionally delicious cake without any flour or coconut flour. Do I need to say more? There’s no oil in this recipe and the best of all, it is sugar-free because I’m using Natvia Sweetener that was gifted to me by Natvia Living. Thank you so much!

You should really try this Keto Chocolate Cake recipe, either you’re on a Keto diet or not. It is really worth a try. It is quite simple to make and can definitely go against any cake mix you can buy in stores. It is dense and fudgy and can be served in a get-together, parties, and special occasions. If you want a double layer, just double the recipe. Also, for this recipe, I used my Keto Buttercream Frosting Recipe.

How to Make Keto Chocolate Cake?

Basically, mix all together in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients first then the wet ones. Mix them very well. Pour the batter into prepared baking pans (lined with parchment paper). Spread the batter to smoothen the top. If it is challenging, you can use another parchment paper to smoothen the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes or until it firms up. Let it cool completely before frosting.

You may like my other Keto or Chocolate Cake recipes:

Keto Brazo de Mercedes

Perfect Chocolate Cake

Crazy Chocolate Cake


Keto Chocolate Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups fine almond flour

1/3 cup erythritol sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 1/4 teaspooon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

1/3 cup water or milk of choice

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch pan and line it with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix them together. Now, add the wet ingredients and stir together very well.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan. Use a second sheet of parchment paper to smooth down the top.
  4. Bake in the oven for 14 minutes or until it firms up.
  5. Let it cool completely before frosting the cake.

Serve and enjoy this Keto Chocolate Cake with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • For a double layer cake, just double the recipe and bake into two separate 8-inch pans.
  • Click this for a Keto Frosting Recipe.
  • To smoothen the top of the cake batter, use a parchment paper.
  • Baking time is 14 minutes on a middle rack but all ovens are different, continue baking for a few minutes until the cake is firm.
  • I don’t recommend to substitute almond flour for coconut flour, as coconut flour is so absorbent, it will dry out the cake.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.
recipes

Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn)

Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn) is a Filipino dessert that is a mix of coconut milk, sugar and cornstarch with cream style corn. It is an easy recipe with very common ingredients and served mostly during Christmas. Originally, it is made without the corn and it is called Maja Blanca.

Maja Mais is a creamy and light coconut pudding that is a very popular dessert in the Philippines. Based on its name, this dessert is probably originated in Spain and Filipinos adopted it when we were still under the control of the Spanish Colonial Government.

How to Make Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn)?

This recipe is pretty easy to make. It is basically a mixture of coconut milk, sugar and cornstarch with corn. In a pot, boil the coconut milk, then add sugar, condensed milk and cream style corn. Mix really well and let it simmer for about 8 minutes. In a bowl, mix fresh milk and cornstarch to make a slurry. Now add the slurry to the coconut mixture. This will thicken it up. Use a wooden spoon to mix it. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is thick.

You may also like my other kakanin recipes: Sapin Sapin, Bibingkang Malagkit and Cassava Cake.


Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn ) Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups coconut milk

3/4 cups sugar

1 can (395 grams) condensed milk

1 can (410 grams) cream style corn

3/4 cup evaporated milk or fresh milk

3/4 cup cornstarch

1 cup toasted grated coconut

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil coconut milk in a pot. Add sugar, condensed milk and cream style corn, simmer for 8 minutes or until it bubbles.
  2. MAKE A SLURRY: In a small bowl, combine milk and cornstarch together. Mix well.
  3. Add the slurry to the coconut milk mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix until it thickens.
  4. Pour the coconut pudding in a greased dish. Flatten the top.
  5. TOAST GRATED COCONUT: In a medium pan, toast 1 cup of grated coconut until light brown. Set aside. When it has cooled down, sprinkle it on top of the coconut pudding.

Serve and enjoy this Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn) with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • Use good quality coconut milk and cream-style corn. These will give a good finish.
  • This recipe is not too sweet but if you still feel like this is sweet for you, you can always reduce the sugar or the condensed milk.
  • Don’t put too much cornstarch. I think 3/4 is enough for this recipe. I’ve tried putting 1 cup of cornstarch in 1 cup of milk and it turns out a bit hard and it tastes starchy.
  • Expect a taste of sweet coconut and corn. It should not taste like starch.
  • Cool and refrigerate. It will make the pudding set and slicing will be easier.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE MAJA MAIS (COCONUT PUDDING WITH CORN):

Did you make this Maja Mais (Coconut Pudding with Corn)? Please leave us a comment below.


cupcakes

Brazo de Mercedes Cups

Brazo de Mercedes Cups are soft cotton meringue cups filled with rich sweet custard, sprinkled with icing sugar on top. It melts in your mouth, you don’t want to stop eating it.

Did you know that the name Brazo de Mercedes means “the arm of Our Lady of Mercy”? It started when the Philippines was a Spanish colony. During those times, egg whites were used to make plaster for churches. So instead of throwing the egg yolks, they decided to use them for desserts. Whether it’s true or not, the most important thing right now is Brazo de Mercedes is here to stay and people are getting more innovative with this recipe. It’s originally a Swiss roll type of cake, but now it can be in cups (just like this one), or with Ube jam or Leche Flan, the ideas are endless.


Brazo de Mercedes Cups Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR CUSTARD:

5 egg yolks

1 can (390 grams) condensed milk

1/2 pack (250 ml) all purpose cream

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 tablespoon margarine or butter

FOR MERINGUE:

5 large egg whites

1 cup white sugar

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

FOR TOPPING:

Confectioner’s sugar (icing or powdered) to sprinkle on top

How to Make Brazo de Mercedes Cups?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 340 degrees F (170 degrees C).

2. MAKE CUSTARD: In a saucepan, whisk in egg yolks, condensed milk, all-purpose cream, and cornstarch. Place the saucepan on the stove, turn it to low heat. Consistently mix the custard to avoid lumps. When the custard is thick, add the vanilla and the butter or margarine. Continue mixing for another minute. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool. The texture should be thick but still spreadable.

4. ASSEMBLE: Take it out of the oven and let it cool slightly before piping the custard in. Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on top for a final touch.

3. MAKE MERINGUE: Beat the egg whites with cream of tartar in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer at a low speed. Add the cornstarch and continue mixing. When the egg whites are foamy and bubbly, gradually add the sugar until it forms stiff peaks, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer the meringue mixture in a piping bag with a prefered nozzle. Pipe the meringue mixture into a thick cardboard-like cupcake cups, in a circular upward motion, overflowing by about an inch on top. Remember to leave a gap in the middle part for the custard filling. Place the cups in a baking sheet or in a muffin tray, bake it for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn light brown.

Serve and enjoy this Brazo de Mercedes Cups with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • Use room temperature eggs only. It whips better and it’s more stable. If the eggs were in the fridge, take them out and just leave it in the counter for at least 30 minutes to bring them to room temperature.
  • Grease is not your friend. Make sure that all your bowls and whisk are oil-free. To do this, wipe the bowls and whisk with vinegar or lemon juice. Also, use only glass or stainless steel or ceramic bowls. No plastic bowls please as it hides traces of oil and that would affect the consistency of the meringue.
  • Add sugar gradually. I know 1 tablespoon at a time takes forever, but believe me, it really makes a difference. It is important to allow the sugar to be dissolved before adding another tablespoon.
  • Temperature is vital. Make meringue on a not humid day. If it’s raining or very humid, chances are the meringue will fall apart.
  • To avoid the meringue from deflating: Wait until the egg whites form to soft peaks before adding the sugar. Then continue beating until it forms stiff peaks. Beating the egg whites at low speed will make tiny air pockets and that’s what we want, not big bubbles. Big bubbles will soon burst while cooking caused by beating the egg whites too fast (high speed).

Did you make this Brazo de Mercedes Cups? Please leave us a comment below.


cakes

Bibingka Malagkit (Rice Cake with Coconut Caramel Top)

Bibingka Malagkit (Rice Cake with Coconut Caramel Top) is a traditional Filipino dessert made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and brown sugar.

You can always make Bibingka Malagkit the traditional way, but I find this recipe quick and easy with the same result as the traditional. Cooking the glutinous rice in rice cooker makes it so convenient, then later add the coconut sugar mixture for flavour. Don’t forget to make the coconut caramel top, because that’s what makes Bibingka so sweet and delicious.  


Bibingka Malagkit Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE RICE CAKE:  

500 grams of glutinous rice  

250 grams of sugar  

100 ml of coconut milk  

1/4 teaspoon salt

FOR THE CARAMEL TOP:  

100 ml of coconut milk  

200 grams of brown sugar

How to Make Bibingkang Malagkit (Rice Cake with Coconut Caramel on Top?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. MAKE RICE CAKES: Wash glutinous rice twice with water.Add the same amount of water to the glutinous rice. Cook it in the rice cooker or in a standard pot, as the regular rice.   

2. MAKE COCONUT SYRUP: In a non-stick pan, pour in coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Boil in medium-high heat until thick and bubbly. At this stage, add the cooked glutinous rice into the coconut syrup. Mix well until combined. Place in a greased baking pan, lined with banana leaf, glad wrap, or parchment paper.  

3. MAKE COCONUT CARAMEL SAUCE: In another non-stick pan, pour in coconut milk and brown sugar. Boil in medium-high heat until thick and bubbly, like a caramel sauce. Pour in the sauce to the prepared pan with rice cake. Flatten the top.

4. In a preheated oven of 270 degrees F or 130 degrees C, bake the rice cake for 25 minutes. Cool it completely before serving.

Serve and enjoy this Bibingka Malagkit (Rice Cake with Coconut Caramel Top) with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • I like to cook glutinous rice in water and finish it off in coconut milk and sugar mixture. It is easier that way. I found it tricky to cook glutinous rice with coconut milk – it takes time and sometimes I end up with uncooked rice. Cooking the glutinous rice in the rice cooker gives me a perfectly cooked sticky rice.
  • Salt helps balance the sweetness and richness of the rice cake.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness of the caramel sauce by adding less sugar.

Did you make this Bibingka Malagkit (Coconut Caramel Top)? Please leave a comment below. 


pastries

Lemon Meringue Pie

This Lemon Meringue Pie is a sugar pie crust topped with a creamy lemon filling and fluffy brown sugar meringue.

With a little bit of effort in the kitchen, I ended up having this amazingly delicious Lemon Meringue Pie from Dinner at the Zoo! It is totally worth it! Believe me!


Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CRUST:  

2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose or plain (plus more to dust)  

1/2 tablespoon sugar  

1/2 teaspoon salt  

225 grams butter, cold (diced into small cubes)  

6 tablespoon ice water

FOR THE FILLING:  

6 large eggs  

1 1/2 cup sugar  

1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated  

3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed  

1 cup heavy cream

FOR THE MERINGUE:  

3/4 cup egg whites  

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar  

1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed  

1/2 cup – 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the sugar

How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  

2. MAKE CRUST: In a food processor, mix flour, sugar, salt and cold butter until it resembles crumbs. Add iced cold water and mix it until it comes together like a dough, but still a bit crumbly. Put it out on a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into 2, make a ball and flatten them a bit. Wrap them with Glad wrap and leave them in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour. After the dough has been cooled, take them out of the fridge and roll them out, make round pie crust(s) that will fit into your pie pan. Press the crust to mould into your pie pan. Seam the edge depending on your preference. Poke the pie crust with a fork. Bake blind (with baking beans or rice) in a preheated oven (180 degrees C), for 10-15 minutes.   

3. MAKE FILLING: In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Add lemon juice until thoroughly incorporated. Add in the cream and whisk until combined. Strain the filling through a sieve and stir in the lemon zest. The filling will still be liquid at this point, don’t worry, it will be set when it has cooled.   

4. Take the baking beans or rice from your pie, slowly pour the filling into the pie crust. If you have leftover, just pour it into a dish and bake it along with the tart for later on.  

5. Bake the tart for 35 – 40 minutes until the centre is set. Cool the tart on a rack about 10 minutes, and then refrigerate it for at least an hour.  

6. MAKE MERINGUE: Place the egg whites and cream of tartar into a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Add the brown sugar into a medium heavy saucepan. Add just enough water to cover the sugar. At this stage, you can put candy thermometer on the saucepan and turn the heat to high. Watch until the sugar reaches 240 degrees, start whipping the egg whites by turning your mixer to high speed, until its foamy and starting to thicken. When the sugar reaches 245 degrees, remove the candy thermometer from the saucepan and turn the mixer speed down to medium. Pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites in a thin, steady stream. Continue whipping until the meringue reaches the firm peak stage. Immediately spread the meringue over the tart using a large spoon or offset spatula. Use a torch to brown the outside of the meringue or pop it in the oven until the meringue has browned. Store the tart in the fridge until ready to serve.  

Serve and enjoy this Lemon Meringue Pie with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • You can make the pie crust or tart in advances and store in the fridge for 2 days. It can also be frozen for a month. 
  • This recipe works for a 9-inch pie pan. 
  • Poke the pie crust before bake blind or called pre-baking (baking the pie crust without the filling).
  •  When adding the sugar syrup into the whipped egg whites, make sure to pour it in a thin, steady stream avoiding the whisk. 
  • If you don’t have a torch to brown the outside of the meringue, you can pop the tart back to the oven until the meringue is nice and brown. Cool the tart on the rack, before storing it in the fridge until ready to serve.

Did you make this Lemon Meringue Pie? Please leave a comment below. 


recipes

Basic Meringue

There are only three ingredients in making Basic Meringue; egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar or acid. They came out really good, just like the meringue my Mom bought for me in the Philippines when I was little. You know those colourful meringues in a plastic bag? Yep, those ones. 

I have leftover egg whites in the fridge and I can’t just leave them there alone. So today, I made basic meringue. This recipe is the easiest but will take an hour and a half to bake, a little more time to cool it down. I made two designs: Meringue Kisses or Drops (a very basic design using a piping bag) and the Meringue Nest or here in New Zealand, we called it Pavlova Nest. You can add fresh whipped cream on top and some fresh strawberries and other fruits.


Basic Meringue Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 egg whites, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 cup sugar

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence

How to Make Basic Meringue?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees C.  

2. In a large bowl or in a stand mixer, mix the egg whites in medium speed until soft peaks form.  

3. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisk in between addition. Mix the egg whites until sugar granules are dissolved.  

4. Continue to whisk the egg whites for 3 minutes in high speed.  

5. Add the vanilla essence and a pinch of salt, and fold the egg whites until combined.  

6. Spoon meringue onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.  Make sure to place them apart from each other, as they can get bigger while cooking. Reduce the temperature to 90 degrees C.  

7. Bake meringue for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave them there to cool completely. 

Serve and enjoy this Basic Meringue with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • Use room temperature eggs. 
  • Make sure the egg whites are bubbly and has changed its colour before adding the sugar. Add the sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisking in between addition.
  • Soft peak is when the meringue is not soupy and it can hold its form.
  • You can add a few drops of food colouring to make a pretty, pastel meringues. 
  • Store in an airtight container for 1 week.

Did you make this Basic Meringue? Please leave a comment below. 


cakes

Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake

I wanted to make this Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake for so long, but I haven’t had a chance. I’m so glad I’m in the mood to bake today, because this cake is really good. I actually regretted not making it sooner. I was so surprised how ube (purple yam) and custard are like a match made in heaven.

Whoever thought of this cake is a genius! The combination of the soft ube chiffon cake and the sweetness of custard is love! I couldn’t stop eating it. The custard melts in my mouth! It’s so delicious! You have to try it yourself!


Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR CARAMELIZED SUGAR:

3/4 cups of sugar

1/2 cup of water

FOR CUSTARD (LECHE FLAN):

6 egg yolks

1 cup condensed milk

1/2 cup cream, (heavy, whipping, all-purpose)

1/4 cup milk, (fresh or evaporated)

1 teaspoon vanilla

FOR CAKE:

4 egg yolks

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon concentrated ube flavouring

3 drops of purple food colouring

1 cup flour, (plain, all-purpose)

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR WHIPPED EGG WHITES:

4 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vinegar

1/3 cup sugar

How to Make Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake?

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C.
  2. MAKE CARAMELIZED SUGAR: In a saucepan or non-stick pan, mix sugar and water together. Cook it in medium heat. Don’t mix until colour changes to amber. Immediately transfer to an 8-inch round cake pan. Swirl the cake pan to coat the bottom evenly. Set aside.
  3. MAKE CUSTARD (LECHE FLAN): Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk together until combined. Add cream, milk, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  4. MAKE CAKE: In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until it changes to light colour. Add oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix together. Then add concentrated tube flavouring and food colouring. Mix well. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. MAKE WHIPPED EGG WHITES: In a large bowl, whip egg whites until frothy – about 3 minutes. Add vinegar. Then gradually add sugar. Mix until soft peak forms.
  6. Slowly add the whipped egg whites into the cake mixture in thirds. Fold the whipped eggs carefully until well combined. Don’t over mix. Set aside.
  7. Pour the custard mixture through a sieve into the cake pan with caramelized sugar. Gently pour the cake batter over the custard. Tap for excess bubbles.
  8. Place the cake in a water bath. Bake in 180 degrees C oven for 55-65 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden brown.
  9. Immediately run a thin knife around the cake to release it from the pan.
  10. Place a large serving plate on top of the cake pan and quickly invert the cake onto the plate.
  11. Let it cool. Chill in the fridge before serving.

Serve and enjoy this Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake with your family and friends!

NOTES:

  • This recipe is good for 8-inch round pan.
  • This can be chilled in the pan, then soak the bottom of the pan with hot water for a few minutes before inverting onto a plate.
  • It can be steamed in the same amount of time, or until the cake is fully cooked.
  • Instead of concentrated ube flavouring, you can use ube jam (same amount).
  • Do a toothpick test to see if the custard and cake are cooked. Also, cake pulls away from the side of the pan when it’s cooked.

Did you make this Ube Custard (Leche Flan) Cake? Please leave us a comment below.


brownies and slices

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies

Today, I’m flexing this Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies to all of you. Who could have thought that these beauties are made of chickpeas? Yes, definitely true! This sweet treat is secretly healthy – made with the humble chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup and chocolate chips!

My kids can’t tell that there are chickpeas in these blondies… Ssssh! It’s our ultimate secret! They said they taste like peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! I’ve seen this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen in 2018 and adopted it. You should try it too!


Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (or almond butter)

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar (you can also use honey)

2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup vegan (or regular) chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons for topping

Coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt, for sprinkling

How to Make Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F, and spray 8×8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a food processor, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth.

3. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Spray spatula with nonstick cooking spray. This batter is thick and and sticky.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven), or until toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overcook or it will dry out.

5. Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Sprinkle with Himalayan or sea salt then cut into squares. This recipe makes 16 blondies. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

Serve and enjoy these Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • You could skip the baking and eat the dough – it’s Vegan!
  • It’s secretly healthy – no one will know they’re made of chickpeas.
  • It’s flourless – no need to add carbs into these beauties. 
  • No flour means it’s Gluten-Free!
  • You can use other nut butter.

Did you make this Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies? Please leave us a comment below.


brownies and slices

Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice

This Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice recipe is a Kiwi Classic. It’s so easy that my daughter (10) made it independently. It’s a perfect treat for those lovely kids who worked so hard on their home learning, and for the awesome parents out there who keep sane during the lockdown. You’re not alone!

Weetbix is a Kiwi choice for a breakfast cereal as a part of a healthy balanced diet. It’s a great source of healthy wholegrains and is low in sugar. It provides vitamins and minerals for a great start of your busy day! And this slice recipe incorporates the healthy wholegrain cereal, Weetbix.

Klarion joined the Weetbix Baking Photo Contest on Facebook and posted a grid of photos of her baking this yummy goodies. We were so surprised that she won the contest. She was given $100 prezzy card that can be used in 1M stores online. This was an incredible news for us! She was over the moon to have won the contest. Congratulations Klarion! More power to Weetbix!


Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR BASE:  

185 grams butter

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoon cocoa powder

3 Weetbix, crushed

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder  

FOR ICING:  

2 cups icing sugar

3 tablespoon cocoa powder

50 grams butter, softened

2-3 tablespoons boiling water

How to Make Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter, sugar and cocoa over low heat.  

3. Take the saucepan off the heat, then add crushed Weetbix, flour, desiccated coconut and baking powder. Mix together.  

4. Pour the mixture into a lined tray and press down firmly. Bake for 20 mins.  

5. MAKE ICING: In a large bowl, mix icing sugar, cocoa powder and butter together. Add 1 tablespoon boiling water, or as needed to loosen mixture. Whisk out any lumps.  

6. Ice the slice while it is still warm, then cut up once cooled or when icing has set.  

Serve and enjoy this Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice with your family and friends!

NOTES:

  • The combination of Weetbix and desiccated coconut gives its great texture.
  • Alternatively, you can use cornflakes if you don’t have Weetbix on hand.
  • Make sure to firmly press the mixture on the tray to prevent breakage.
  • Add more boiling water as needed on your icing mixture.
  • Whisk any lumps on your icing mixture.
  • This Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice is perfect with a glass of milk.

Did you make this Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice? Please leave us a comment below.


brownies and slices

Quick and Easy Easter Carrot Patch Brownie

Isn’t this Quick and Easy Carrot Patch Brownie so cute? It’s so easy to make and so fun to decorate. I’m pretty sure this will be in every home at Easter time.

Back in 2017, my daughter made this adorable brownie for Easter that we originally saw from Delish, but made our brownie from scratch. We also made carrots from fondant, as we don’t have strawberries at hand during those times. You can watch my daughter’s video here:  Quick and Easy Easter Carrot Patch Brownie.


Quick and Easy Easter Carrot Patch Brownie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE:  

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

2/3 cups cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt  

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE:  

100 grams dark chocolate

50 grams heavy cream  

FOR TOPPINGS:  

Carrot Fondant (or strawberries dip in orange chocolate melt)

Oreo Cookies Chocolate Eggs  

How to Make Quick and Easy Easter Carrot Patch Brownie?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.  

2. Mix oil and sugar until well blended.  

3. Add eggs and vanilla, stir well.  

4. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.  

5. Add the dry ingredients to the oil and sugar mixture. Mix them together.  

6. Pour into greased square or rectangle pan.  

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until well baked or undercook if you want it gooey.  

8. Cool completely before cutting into squares.  

9. MAKE GLAZE: Simple put dark chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl and put it in the microwave for 1 minute and then mix. Repeat this step until melted.  

10. Spread the ganache on top of the brownies until covered.  

11. Smash Oreo cookies with rolling pin or whizz it in a food processor. Sprinkle it on top of the brownies.  

12. Mold fondant into carrot or you could use strawberries dipped in orange chocolate melt.  

13. Decorate brownies with carrots and eggs.  

Serve and enjoy this Quick and Easy Easter Carrot Patch Brownie with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • You can use strawberries and blueberries to decorate your Easter brownies as shown on the image above.
  • If you want a chewy brownie, you can replace vegetable oil to butter.
  • Using brown sugar helps create a good texture on the brownie, you are welcome to do half and half. Instead of using 2 cups of white sugar, you can use 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar.
  • Grease the pan and line it with greased parchment (baking) paper will help the brownie rise evenly.
  • Brownies are meant to be crispy in the outside and soft and fudgy in the inside, but if the middle is too soft, there would be a problem in cooking times or temperature. Baking it more than what the recipe says or making adjustments in the oven temperature may do the trick.

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