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…

Banana Date Tea Loaf

Ingredients 2 cups (8 oz) all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/3 cup oil (preferably canola since it does not have any smell) 4 oz castor sugar about 1/4 cup generous orange juice Grated rind of 1 orange 2 bananas peeled and mashed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract…

Mixed Dried Berries Loaf

Ingredients 6 oz dried mixed berries (example blueberries, cherries, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry etc) 1 large orange ½ cup castor sugar 5 tablespoons butter at room temperature 2 medium eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract 2  cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt ¼ cup cashew…

Dry (Mixed Fruit) Loaf

Ingredients 5 oz dried fruits (apricot, peach, dates, pears, apple) 1 large orange ¼ cup raisins ½ cup castor sugar 1/3 cup oil 2 medium eggs 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 oz chopped walnuts Method Preheat oven to 350°…