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Baking: Orange pound cake & Oreo cupcakes

Orange pound cake:
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

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

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 

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 =)


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

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

  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*

    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.

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

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

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

  6. orange pound cake我想吃!


    1. 那么你得空就做来吃咯~


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

  8. 我也投最后一张照片一票,妈咪好漂亮!!

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

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

  11. 比较少看你化浓妆,最后一张照片有眼前一亮的feel。^^

    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 =)

  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

    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

    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~~

    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

    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!

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

  14. Agree with u happiness can be simple :)

  15. Wish I can bake half as good as you

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

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

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

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

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

  19. I love both cakes. Yummy.

    You look gorgeous, Hayley!!

  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!

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

      Well orange cake is really yummy.

  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.

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

      Huh, pop star? Haha xD

  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。

    1. 嗯,可以省钱,也可以吃得开心~

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

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

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

    Pretty mom there!

  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!

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

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

  28. 看完了你的蛋糕,很想大喊,为什么你做的那么漂亮???


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

  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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最近实在忙,几乎一个星期才能生一篇文,有时两个星期呢 =_="
早上都在忙家务忙孩子和载大宝上学。  下午得哄小宝睡午觉~ 还要兼顾我的网卖生意。 不过最近的他好像不爱睡午觉了耶!如果他没睡我就更不得空了!得陪他玩~  话说玩不到一下下就得出门载Aden回家了~~ 每个星期的两个傍晚我都会上tabata课,一下课就回家继续当‘佣人’ xD
晚上就是陪/教Aden做功课,有时间的话就看看AOD的香港连续剧(话说最近的连续剧都不好看!)  过后就要给孩子们睡觉啦!  每天大概就是这样过,几乎都在做同样的事,都是围绕着家庭和孩子。  不过忙归忙,累归累,我觉得都是值得的啦!  当了全职妈妈5年,没后悔过 ^^

 近两个星期的天气都很糟~ 想不到可以去哪个游泳池(之前去到酒店游泳池已经不开放给外人了 T_T),所以干脆在家玩玩水就好~ 还好这几天开始有下雨了,要不然真的要发热气了!

 上周末大宝的幼儿园老师举办动物园半日游,我第一时间报名 :p (当然是先问Aden意愿啦) 虽然上学半年多了,很多时候他还是比较内向/慢热。这次就让他和老师朋友出外郊游。原本想和他一起去,还好我没有!想说借这机会让他独立独立 =)

 老师拍的照片~  看了都感觉很热很热对吧?  一说到动物园,我第一形象就是热!xD

 去载他的时候都没什么,老师也没有complain xD  问他开心吗,他说开心,看到很多动物,还说谁谁谁跌倒,谁谁谁的妈妈有去等等~  看来是很enjoy啦!

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 久久晒一下夫妻两的照片 :p  我们还是一样,无穿无烂 :p 只是最近的他晒黑了很多!没办法啦!太阳公公太热情了,而老公也得出外做工养活啊~ (
辛苦你了老公) 话说我好像很少在这里提起我家abang的ho?哈哈!
不知不觉都认识了14年,当夫妻已有8年。  两公婆开心的时候有,不开心的时候也不少呵呵~  不过这也算正常吧?毕竟要两个不同背景的人要走在一起组织一个家庭不容易,难免会有意见不合争吵什么的~  我觉得最重要还是要互相体谅和多沟通啦!这样才能长久~ right? =)

 从早忙到晚的我,真的很需要好好保养和调理身体~  感恩我遇见…