Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cake in a teacup

Who says tea cups are to be used for tea alone? Try chocolate cake instead 
Sometimes all you need is one simple change in your menu or in this case, mise en place. Ever been in the 'Must eat cake' phase? I go through it so very often. One can't ignore these persistent cravings I tell ya :) I wanted individual servings and small ones at that. Who wants to wait for the cake to cool and cut slices out when you can dig your spoon right in, yeah. 

But just because you are eating alone, doesn't mean you can't make it look pretty. So, I devised upon a plan. Pulled out my mini teacups that I never use and decided to bake in them. These lil teacups are oh so cute, they'd belong perfectly in Alice in Wonderland, after she drinks the label 'Drink Me' and shrinks. 

Anywhoo, I made a tiny portion of chocolate cake batter (did I mention the 'must have cake' craving coincides with 'must have chocolate' craving?. I tossed in some marshmallows and waited as patiently as I could for five minutes while this beauty baked and dug in, barely managing to save one cup for the hubby. The lil spills that came from adding a lil too much batter into the cup only made it look prettier I reckon, what say?

That's how simple it is to tszuj up a bite-sized portion of cake. Perfect for those romantic nights when all you need is your loved on, good food and a chocolatey treat to tie it all up together.

So the next time you don't want to pull out your baking trays for a tiny portion of batter or are too lazy like me, try this. Just make sure your teacup is oven proof. If not, use a microwave cake recipe and Get Set Bake!