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Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts

Diego Jungle Cake Tutorial


CookingAddic A truly yummy party cake, featuring Diego Jungle theme.  Why not consider making your own birthday cake? With this step-by-step pictured tutorial it will be really easy. I made it for my 4 year old son's birthday party. This cake is the bomb! I mixed some ingredients together and it was a perfect creation!!!

                  Cake batter:

8 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 can sweet condensed milk  
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of flour

       "Mandarin Mango Mouse"

1 pack 3 oz mango jello or apricot jello
1 cup boiling water
12 oz cool whip  (взбитые сливки)
8 oz cottage cheese
2 cans of mandarins, drained (save the joice for the cake)
1 cup mango popping bobas (optional)



         Cream for covering the cake:

2 sticks Butter at room temperature
1 can Dulce De Leche

16 oz Heavy Whipping Cream (cold)

For the pond: 1 small pack of blue jello with 1 cup of water

For grass: I used half of the recipe of Crusting Buttercream colored green.

For the little mountain on the cake I used this recipe:

3 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
0.5 can sweet condensed milk
1 cup Sour Cream 
1 teaspoon Baking Soda 
1 tsp Baking powder 
1 cup Flour 
Baked in 2, 6 in sized baking dishes. 

You will need: Plastic animals, Diego doll and Gum Paste Palm Trees  

I made fondant alligator followed This Tutorial.
Make palm trees a few days ahead.


Cake Batter:
Preheat oven to 325 F. Bake your mountain cake same way.
Whip eggs with sugar on high until fluffy about 8 min. 
Add condensed milk and sour cream on slow speed just until it incorporated.







Mix flour in the sifter  with baking soda and baking powder.


Mix in flour by hand. 
Batter will look a little runny. Spray your baking dish really well. My glass baking dish size is 13.7 in x 9.5 in. You should bake it in 2 batches in a regular sized glass dish.
Bake for about 1 hr, until your cake will be spongy when you poke it with your finger. Let it cool.







Mandarin Mango Mousse:
 Mix jello with cup of boiling water. Set aside to cool down.
Add cottage cheese and cool whip to the bowl. Cool down jello completely to a cold temp. Mix with the spoon cool whip and cottage cheese then pour in cold jello while mixing. Add mandarins and popping bobas. 
Cut the cake in half lengthwise. Soak it with mandarin juice. 
Spread all Mandarin mousse on the top of the first layer of the cake. I was adding it by spoon at the end, it worked perfectly. Refrigerate for about 2 hrs.





Cream:  
Whip softened butter with the paddle attachment. 
Add dulce de leche spoon by spoon while mixing. 
Whip heavy whipping cream in the separate bowl then add it to the butter mix.  
Make blue jello at this time. Let it cool. 
Take the first part of cake out of the fridge. Cut a circle in the top layer about 4 inch. Soak it with mandarin juice. I took out some of the mandarin mousse out of the opening, so the small cake will fit in perfectly.
 Then add a layer of the small cake spread the cream and add the next layer. Cover it with the cream.
Cover the whole cake with the cream. Make like a pond shape with the cake cut outs. 
Sprinkle the cake with cocoa powder, except the pond area.  
Make like a few cake balls with the let over small cake for bushes.
Blue jello should get to almost jelly then add it to the pond. 
Mix Crusting Buttercream then make grass and bushes.
 I had some small gum paste flowers added to the grass and bushes. You can pipe leafs and grass on the border of the cake. I used my premade gum paste leafs. 
 Add palm trees and animals on. Keep refrigerated.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!








Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe


CookingAddic One of our favorite desserts is Chocolate Eclair Cake. It definitely falls under the quick and easy category.  Home made Chocolate Eclair Cake is so Easy to make with these step-by-step pictures. I like to make it with real custard pudding and real whipping cream  with vanilla bean. It's perfect dessert for parties.



   Ingredients for eclair: 


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 large eggs


  Ingredients for custard cream:


  • 3  cups milk
  • 3 1/2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla  bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 pack (8 oz) cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 oz Chocolate, melted mixed with 1 tbsp whipping cream.


Preheat oven to 375F.

In the pot add water and butter. Bring it to a boil. 
Add flour while mixing. Remove from the heat.
Mix well until it becomes one piece.  Let it cool for about 30 min.








Custard Cream:
Whip eggs until fluffy. Add sugar to the next step. Meanwhile start next step.
Mix sugar and corn starch in the cooking pot.

Add milk. Bring it almost to a boil. Move it aside from the burner. 

Add vanilla bean paste to the eggs. 
Next take a cup of hot milk, mix in the eggs while stirring it. And add another cup again.


Then pour slowly the egg mixture into the hot milk while stirring it. Return the mixture to the burner and heat on med-high until it becomes thicker. Just before it starts to boil. Cool it down completely.



Back to the batter:


Now the batter is cooled down add egg one at the time while stirring it.
Spread oil into balking dish. 
Spread batter in 12 inch circle baking pan or glass 9x12 inch. Make the ends up. 
 Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. You may want to check it occasionally-you don't want to overcook the crust, it will ruin the cake! Remove from oven and let cool (don't touch or push bubbles down).
 Whip heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar until it's stiff.
You can spread it on top of custard cream or just mixed it all up together.
Whip cream cheese until fluffy then add cold custard cream and fold in whipping cream by hand or spread it on top.  
Pour in to the eclair cake. 
Melt about 2-3 oz of dark chocolate add 1 tbsp whipping cream and pour it on top.  
Make swirls with a knife. Refrigerate for a few hrs.  
Enjoy!














"Thanksgiving Cake"


CookingAddic Thanksgiving desserts usually mean pie,  you could try baking a festive cake. Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with this leaf cake. I had this idea for awhile to make this cake for Thanksgiving. We made chocolate leaves with kids a few weeks before. Kids had a blast brushing chocolate on the leaves.


You will need: 


  • Recipe of "Golden Key Cake" from Moms Dish
  • Recipe of  "Easy Honey Cake"
  • Different colors of chocolate melts
  • Chocolate ganache to cover the cake (500 grams of dark 72% chocolate and 500 ml heavy whipping cream) 


Collect leaves of different shapes. Best to get thicker leaves. Thin ones don't peel off well. Wash and dry em. 
Melt the chocolate and brush it on the back of the leaves. Kids loved this project.
Put it to dry on the parchment paper. 
Make some extra leaves, in case some break.  
Golden Key cake was on the top.  (I baked it in 8 inch size cake pan) For  "Golden Key Cake"  I used macadamia nuts and soaked it with half and half. The cake was so delicious!!! We loved it. The "Easy Honey Cake"   is our all time favorite too! (10 inch size)

The Turkey Recipe was the same as always been for 20 years!  










I filled turkey with cous cous after I roast it. 

That's half of the food here:)