Saturday, December 07, 2013

Chocolate Matcha Bundt Cake

Delicious and sinful.  If you are experimenting with matcha, this is one cake to make.  It will not disappoint.   Again, recipe is from here

New, old bundt pan

It's brand new, because it's never been used.  But old, because I bought it back in 2007.  It's been tucked away in my basement shelf, still inside the Michael's plastic bag where I bought it.   I totally forgot about it until a few days ago when I attempted to clean out the shelf.

Took the basic ingredients out of the fridge to bring to room temp.  I am going to make matcha chocolate bundt cake.  Sounds delicious, looks delicious from the picture here

Friday, December 06, 2013


I had been baking brownies the cheater way, using brownies mix.  The kind that you just add water and oil.  But with so many different boxes of cocoa powders laying around in my kitchen, I had been thinking that I should at least attempt to make brownies from scratch.  So today was the day.  Here are the ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Combine the dry ingredients above in a bowl.

In another bowl, soften 1 stick of unsalted butter with a mixer, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 eggs.  Mix well.  Spoon in the dry ingredients into the egg mixture while continue mixing until the batter is well combined (batter will be thick and sticky). 

Pour into into a 9x9 pan, Sprinkle the top with semisweet chocolate chips if you like.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Glass pan : 325 F
Metal pan : 350 F