This cake is full of different textures and flavours. I’ve been thinking of ways to elevate the texture and flavour profile of cakes. Sponge cake paired with whipped cream may lack texture. Also, I find that when buttercream frosting is paired with a dense sponge, the cake may be too rich.
One day I went to Small Victory Bakery and ordered a slice of pistachio cake. The cake slice is layered with pistachio sponge, whipped cream filling, followed by another layer of pistachio sponge, butter cream frosting, and crushed pistachio on top. The whipped cream cuts the richness of the buttercream. Also, the pistachio flavour in the buttercream was more pungent. This matcha red bean layered cake is inspired by the pistachio cake. The combination of matcha and red bean definitely satisfy my sweet tooth. This cake is perfect all year around because none of the ingredients are seasonal!
I hope everyone had a happy holiday this year! This Christmas has been a busy one for me. Still, I managed to sneak in time to make tiramisu for last minute side gifts. I was able to make a tiramisu using a 9×13 baking dish along with four miniature jam jars, or mason jars.
This year I have been really inspired to make and decorate baked goodies. They are not only just delicious to eat, but fun to bake and take photographs of – going from its uncracked exterior and undressing to its gooey interior, it makes an interesting model that complies only to your directing.
Matcha molten lava cake – Is there anything more to say? The name of the dessert seems pretty self-explanatory to me! Although I love the original chocolate flavour, I thought I would give it a bit of twist since matcha is an ingredient that can be easily incorporated into baked goods.
This recipe is adapted from another recipe that I found on YouTube. I have been wanting to bake matcha lava cake for some time now. A couple of days ago, I was just laying on my bed getting ready to sleep, when an idea suddenly came to me. I remember that I bought a floral dress a few months ago that would look perfect to imitate the look of a table cloth – yes, I bought the dress to end up using it as a table cloth.