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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.

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!

Fried Tortilla with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

CokingAddic These are perfect meatless hand pies for kids or adults. It's an easier and less time consuming version to Pirojki. What could be better? Mashed potatoes are mixed with herbs and cheese - is a really delicious combination. Then it's fried in tortilla. Crispy and scrumptious! 


  • 12 uncooked flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of Mashed Potato
  • 1 tbs minced dill
  • 2 tbs minced green onion
  • 1 med caramelized onion
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of Parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • Salt if needed
  • Black pepper to taste

Make Mashed Potato first than let it cool.

Peel 1 med onion and shop in small pieces. Saute onion until golden color (caramelized).
Mix mashed potatoes with herbs. If potatoes are too stiff add more milk to make em more soft and creamy.

Add cheese of your choice.

 Brush the ends of the tortilla with water.
 Add about 2 tbs of potato filling and spread.
 Pinch the ends with the fork.
Fry on med temp until golden color. 
Fry both sides. Use a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.

I have a recipe Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe if any one interested.

"Irish Cream Birthday Cake"

CookingAddic I made this cake for my birthday and loved it!!! It's tender and moist, but slightly dense at the same time. The Irish cream liqueur in this cake makes the recipe extra-special. It's made with white chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.

Ingredients cake batter:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Irish Cream Liquor
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

White chocolate ganache:

  • 22 oz (2 packs) chocolate chips
  • 1 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 oz (4 tbs) Irish Cream Liquor
  • 5 oz strawberries

Recipe is from July's Cupcakes and Cakes
 First make the ganache a day before you bake the cake. Bring whipping cream to a boil.
Add white chocolate chips and mix vigorously until it melts. 
Add Irish Cream Liquor while mixing. 
Pour it through the strainer. Then let it cool and refrigerate overnight.

Directions for cake:
Preheat the oven to 325F.
Combine 6 eggs with 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Whip on high for 7-8 min.
Combine 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup Irish Cream Liquor in a cup. 
Mix  1 3/4 cup flour with 2 tsp baking powder in the strainer.
Add 1 tsp vanilla in to egg mixture. 
Gradually at a slow speed add sifted 1/3 of the flour. 
Then half of Irish cream liquor and oil. Then flour again and all of the Irish cream liquor and oil. Then the rest of the flour. 
I used 6 inch cake baking circles. Cover with parchment paper inside and the borders like in the picture. Spray with oil.
Mix batter with spoon from the bottom before you pour in the cake dish. 
Pour equal amounts in to baking dish.
Bake up to an hour.  You can take ganache out of fridge for a couple of hours before spreading it on the cake. If it's hard to spread, microwave for a few sec. 
Cool down completely. To cut cake easier you can freeze it for 30 min. Cut cake lengthwise in to 6 circles. Cut the uneven tops off and just enjoy it with ganache and strawberries. Put fresh strawberries into a blender and blend it well.
Spread a couple tablespoons of strawberries on the each layer of the cake (except the top one). Then spread ganache on each layer. (Mine was runny because I made it in the same day)
Spread the ganache all over the cake and refrigerate it for a few hours. decorate as you wish.

The fact is that the alcohol evaporates when heated, there is no taste or smell. Alcohol gives the effect of tenderness and softness of the cake!

 I sprinkled it with coconut and added a flower on top.