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.      …

Simple Butter Cake

I made this cake for my relative for Thanks Giving but waited to post since it would be more appropriate for Christmas or New Year. When I say butter cake, this is the Sri Lankan version of the butter cake.  It is very simple just with 4 main ingredients.  But once baked it is heavenly tasty….

Apple Blueberry Crumble

I found this recipe on the WebMD website which is very healthy and totally vegan.  You can replace blueberries with other fruits such as raspberries, blackberries or even apricots etc.  Chopped almonds gives additional flavor and richness to the topping. Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped green apple 1 ½ cups blueberries 1 tablespoon castor sugar…

Pineapple Zucchini Loaf

I have been longing to make a muffin or loaf with pineapple.  Pineapple is a very common fruit in Sri Lanka and there people even make pineapple curry (when the fruit is not too ripe).  So I was searching on the web for any pineapple loaf/bread/muffin recipes and I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com…

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla…

Morning Glory Muffin

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/4 cup sunflower seed 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vanilla flavored yogurt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup cooking oil (canola/vegetable) 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup dried…