Dried Fruit, Nut & Seed Loaf

Once baked this loaf will be quite heavy and dense that is packed with different types of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.  For dried fruits dried apples, dried plums can be used.  For nuts, I would suggest using any combination of cashews, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and almonds.  Peanuts would not be a great idea since…

Vegan Banana Cake

  This is one of the most easiest and quickest cakes I have ever made.  When I say “Vegan Banana Cake”, it might sound like the cake may not be the same as the ones with eggs and butter regarding consistency and taste.  But believe me, even I was a bit reluctant to make this…

Carrot Zucchini Bars

  This recipe has been in my mind for a while and some how I have missed it.  I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website probably 2 years ago.  Finally I had a chance to make this yummy bars.  These bars are so healthy and packed with nutrition.  I omitted the cream…

Walnut Cake

I have to say, this is one of the best cakes I have ever made.  It does not require any butter or baking powder.  So the egg whites that is beaten to a frothy consistency make this cake looks as if it has risen when baked.  The cake is very dense but soft.      …

Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Who can resist a tropical pineapple flavor pared with cranberries and walnuts.  The original recipe called for shredded carrots.  I have made carrot cakes and Indian carrot sweets which had a “carroty” flavor and taste which I am not a fan of.  So I was looking for a twist and thought why not zucchini since…

Mango-Carrot Cake

I found this recipe on my favorite magazine – the “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine.  This is a totally different cake which uses mango juice.  A cake with mango juice?  I could not resist and decided to make it the day I received the magazine.  So I halved the ingredients thinking if I use the…

Praline Topped Cheesecake Squares

I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website which is one of my favorite websites (http://www.bhg.com).  When made, most of their recipes come out extremely good and in perfect shape.  So when I saw this recipe, I kept thinking of making and this weekend was the perfect timing since my friend had a…

Banana Applesauce Loaf

  Ingredients: 1 egg 4 tablespoons butter melted ½ cup apple sauce ½ cup mashed bananas (about 1 small banana) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup castor sugar ¼ cup dark brown sugar 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt ½ cup raisins ½ cup walnuts…

Eggless Banana Cake

I have always wanted to make eggless cake.  I found this eggless banana cake recipe from  http://www.egglesscooking.com.  I modified that recipe quite a bit for my taste.  I reduced the amount of sugar and replaced castor sugar with brown sugar.  I like the taste of brown sugar since it’s not too sharp.  I also added …

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

I got this recipe from the better homes and gardens website (http://www.bhg.com) and modified a little bit. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice mix ¼ teaspoon salt 4 eggs at room temperature 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree…