Category Archives: Cake

Cinnamon-Walnut Cake

I love cinnamon rolls.  It’s been on my list for so long but I still have not had the opportunity to try it.  I think it takes a lot of effort and I haven’t felt motivated enough to do it. I have bookmarked a lot of recipes already and I will try it within this year. (At least, I think this is one resolution I would get to accomplish.)

So, when I saw a recipe for Cinnamon-Swirl Bread, I knew I had to give it a try.  It seemed simple enough to follow and I think it’s also a teeny bit healthier than cinnamon rolls since it doesn’t have an icing or frosting.  I tried it last week and it’s a winner.

I think I’ve found a keeper. I wouldn’t call this bread though.  It’s a cake. I will call my creation, Cinnamon-Walnut Cake.  It’s really great and the walnuts give it a nice crunch and a break from the sweetness.

Don’t you just want to take a bite of that?

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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Cake


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Rock Garden Cake

Last week was Jari’s 11th birthday.  I wanted to make him something special but I couldn’t really bake a real cake yet.  When I came across this dirt cake,  I knew I wanted to make something similar.  He loves playing soccer so I’m thinking a soccer field would be good.

I kinda followed the recipe but instead of instant pudding, I made one from scratch.  It turned out pretty good.

I wasn’t really feeling well that weekend but I know I have to push through with this project specially since I showed my daughter the pictures and she was looking forward to making and decorating the cake.  I’ve also bought some chocolate rocks and green sprinkles for grass.

In the end, I prepared the filling and crushed the Oreos and Jon assemble the layers.  The kids decorated it, even doing rock balancing.  The cake was great on its own but I found it too sweet with the sprinkles and the chocolates.  I’ll probably do this again if I can buy crushed Oreos since that was the most time consuming task for me (I just used our coffee grinder and it can only crush 2 cookies at a time!)

Overall, we had a great time with this cake and I’m looking forward to more cooking adventures with my family!

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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Cake


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