Monday, December 2, 2013

Baking: Orange pound cake & Oreo cupcakes

Orange pound cake:
Ingredients:
200g unsalted butter
200g sugar
200g plain flour + 1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
Fresh orange juice (bout 50ml)
Orange zest
1 tsp vanilla extract

Steps:
1. Cream butter with sugar til fluffy.
2. Beat in eggs one at a time. Then add in vanilla extract.
3. Sift plain flour with baking powder and pour half in. Continue whisking til smooth.
4. Add in orange juice, followed by the other half of the flour, then the orange zest. Combine everything til smooth.
5. Pour the batter into baking pan, bake in the preheated oven (180'c) for 50-60 minutes.


This cake goes so well with a cup of Lipton tea! =]

Oreo cupcakes
Made this specially for hubby's birthday last Friday ;) Well he isn't a fan of Oreo, but I had no idea what else to bake, I din't want something too complicated, nor too easy :p

Anyway here's the ingredients:
200g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
240g caster sugar
3tsp baking powder
80g unsalted butter
2 eggs
200ml milk
2tsp vanilla extract
16 whole Oreo's

Steps:
1. Sift the flour,cocoa powder,baking powder and salt into a bowl give it all a whisk around.
2. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar together until it combines then add the vanilla extract and the eggs 1 at a time whisking them in slowly.
3. Alternately add the milk and flour and bring it all together,adding any remaining flour at the end.
4. Place a piece of Oreo at the cupcake cases.
5. Pour the batter into cupcake cases, covering the Oreo's and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes in the preheated oven (180'c).



For the cream topping:
150g softened unsalted butter
350g sifted icing sugar (I reduced to 250g)
1tsp vanilla extract
1-2tbs milk
3 or 4 crushed Oreo's 

Steps:
1. Crush Oreo using food processor or in a bag.
2. Beat the butter and icing sugar and vanilla together for a good few minutes until it becomes very smooth and fluffy. 
3. Add the milk a little at a time if you find the consistency a little too thick.
4. Mix in a spoonful at a time of the crushed Oreo's.
5. Continue beating til the texture is creamy, pour them into a piping bag and squeeze on top of the cakes.
6. Next put a piece of Oreo on top the cream topping.

(seriously, this cream batter is so finger licking good!! Sinfully yummy!)





Tada!! Really satisfied with this batch of Oreo cupcakes!

And this is how the bottom looks like

Something sweet and hearty for my darling <3
He loved it, so as my little man Aden ;)

Well, if you are wondering how we celebrate his birthday, we din't. Or may be we did, we just went for a simple dinner together at a hawker center, no fancy fancy restaurant, haha xD
But happiness can be as simple as that, right?

Here's our latest picture, was at a friend's wedding reception last Saturday, and no Aden wasn't tagged along =)

75 comments:

  1. Aiyo .... I love orange cake leh.... hot mama.

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  2. Orange and Oreo are my favs... Happy Belated Birthday to EK again.

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  3. You're sharpening up your baking skills lately. Hey this Christmas or your next coming birthday or Valentine's Day can asked him to get you a new oven or a mixer...hehehe! *hint*

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    1. Haha just having fun la~ You are better than me in terms of baking, hehe~
      Oh, I don't need new oven la! This one still can be used, mixer? I already had one hand mixer, seldom use also.

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  4. wow, the oreo cupcakes are so tempting. They must be simply delicious!
    Lovely photo of you and your hubby!

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  5. I'll just leave all these to my girl - I just relax and eat... Hehehehehehe!!!!!

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    1. Haha good for you! But remember to do some exercise instead of just eat, xDD

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  6. orange pound cake我想吃!

    最后一张很美!靓妈妈!!

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    1. 那么你得空就做来吃咯~

      呵呵,谢谢~

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  7. Loves the last picture of both of you :)

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  8. 我也投最后一张照片一票,妈咪好漂亮!!

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  9. i hope i can bake a cake and share a guide to bake cake like yours too~

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  10. so sweet... i guessed your hubby will enjoy the oreo cake..
    "i have a good wife" your hubby OS :)

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  11. 比较少看你化浓妆,最后一张照片有眼前一亮的feel。^^

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    1. 对阿,因为我不想我的肌肤有那么多‘负担’,呵呵~还是喜欢淡妆/素颜 =)

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  12. hehehe, the baking mood is getting more intense huh Aden Mama?? i wonder how you find time to bake since Aden is so 黏 you?? :p

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    1. oh, i love that orange pound cake!! looks so fluffy and moist lah.. actually i like berries and citrus thing one, especially when it comes to cakes and pastries, i can never resists.. :p

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    2. so sweet lah, baking the oreo cupcakes for your hubby's birthday.. a belated happy birthday to him first.. your oreo cupcakes kind of special lah because you placed one piece of oreo at the bottom, nice!! i also like things with oreo too, hehehe.. sometimes i will buy oreo when there is promotion, or i will go to McD to get the Oreo McFlurry~~

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    3. ah, so sweet go 撐檯腳 with your hubby at the hawker center.. did you bring Aden together?? actually i think your hubby won't mind the place lah, as long as he can celebrate his birthday with his 靚老婆 then he will be very happy already.. somemore got 愛心 oreo cupcakes woh~~ :p

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    4. SK, yea, since my mojo is still here so bake something more often lo~
      Well, my mum helps looking after Aden while I bake =)

      Yes, definitely is moist and sweet~

      Haha, well that's my little 心意for him, since I am not working, don't have income, hehe~
      Yea, Oreo McFlurry is so yummy too, I like~

      Yes, Aden was tagged along during the birthday dinner =)
      Hehe thanks for the compliment!

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  13. Ohhh I like all things with Oreo!!!

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  14. Agree with u happiness can be simple :)

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  15. Wish I can bake half as good as you

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  16. Very nice cakes Hayley! I told someone to wait till I retire.. then I will start cooking and baking.. hahaha...

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  17. Mmm...the cake and cuppies look yummy. What is the difference between a pound cake and a normal cake?

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    1. Well to my understanding, pound cake is denser and more moist =)

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  18. 最近你都很卖力在玩厨房啊!!!
    Orea cheesecake看起来好好吃哦!

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    1. 哈哈,趁有mood就烘焙咯~
      不是cheesecake哦,是cupcakes ;)

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  19. I love both cakes. Yummy.

    You look gorgeous, Hayley!!

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  20. Wah!!! I noticed that all the top chefs and bakers are from Taiping now! The feng shui there must be good for the stove and ovens. Muahahahaha

    I have not eaten Orange Cake for so long now....I think over 20 years since my mum made them. You brought me good memories!
    Oreo Cupcakes - I like!

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    1. Haha, that's a bit too much la TM!

      Well orange cake is really yummy.

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  21. What a humble birthday boy to celebrate anywhere! So good la. I agree that anywhere is just as good so long as we celebrate with our loved ones.

    You looked like a Korean Pop Star , all made up like a star in the photo.

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    1. Yea, not necessary must go fancy restaurant right? :p

      Huh, pop star? Haha xD

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  22. 简单就是幸福!我现在都往小贩中心去,或自己煮!老公赚钱辛苦,不想花他的钱太多!能省则省。

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    1. 嗯,可以省钱,也可以吃得开心~

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  23. I like the pic with the OREO stamping on the bottom of the cupcake. Good job! :p

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  24. Like others, I like our oreo cupcake too! Looks good and I think it tastes good too.

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  25. I can see the pound cake is very moist and delicious.

    Pretty mom there!

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  26. Lovely cakes!!! will look into baking it soon. Now that the nephews and nieces are on their school break, I have more hungry stomachs to feed!

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    1. Oh, then guess you should not procrastinate anymore!

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  27. Looks super good. Makes me miss my oven :(

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  28. 看完了你的蛋糕,很想大喊,为什么你做的那么漂亮???
    XD

    最后一张照片有亮眼,很漂亮!!!

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  29. Your Oreo cuppies look awesome!! Orange cake also I like. Wah, getting more and more pro in baking already!

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  30. 我也是看到最后一张照片。。。你很漂亮, 真是个漂亮妈妈!!! =]

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