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One Egg Chocolate Cake

27 Sep

oneeggcake2These were the simple, but magical words I typed into the Google search engine. I was mad that there was only one egg left in the fridge, and that the butter was salted and not unsalted. Luckily, this led me to discovering what is sure to become one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes. It’s fluffy but moist, sweet but not too sweet, and just chocolately enough.

I didn’t have golden syrup (seems to be a British thing), but if you do, go for it.

Here is the recipe, word for word from this lovely lady: http://www.food.com/recipe/one-egg-chocolate-cake-212511?scaleto=12.0&st=null&mode=us

One Egg Chocolate Cake


  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 drops vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 34 cup milk


  1. pre-heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. grease a 20cm round cake tin and line base with baking paper.
  3. melt butter and syrup in a small saucepan.
  4. pour melted ingredients into a small bowl.
  5. add egg and sugar, beat well.
  6. sift cocoa, flour and BAKING POWDER together.
  7. fold sifted ingredients and essence into egg mixture.
  8. dissolve baking soda in milk.
  9. fold into egg mixture.
  10. pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  11. leave in tin 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.



Cold Asian Noodle Salad, revisited

23 Oct

I cooked tonight! Woo hoo! I was forced into it actually. There’s been some talk around the house that I’m better at eating than at cooking. (This is true for the most part. My parents are amazing cooks, I can’t help it!) So now I’ve been allotted 2 days of the week to prepare meals of my own for the family. That’s perfectly fair, and it will give me some material for my blog posts too. And hey, maybe I’ll whip up a new favorite someday! Today, I made an old favorite: Cold Asian Noodle Salad. There’s a link to it in my sidebar of Featured Posts as well. Can’t believe that it’s been months since I made this! It’s so delicious and easy to prepare!

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Friday night “fast food”

7 Sep

I’m always thinking of you bloggers and all the wonderful recipes, tips, and stories that you share with me and the world. And so I thought, even on Friday night when all I want to do is bum out in front of the TV, I would skip the drive-thru, cook up something special, and write a post. I have written a post about this dish before, so please reference this link if you want the recipe. Continue reading

Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Muffins

29 Jun

Muffins as far as the eye can see

I’m having a super splendid Friday evening. It’s 7’o’clock in California and the sun is still shining. The patio door is open and there’s a light breeze moving into my slightly overheated house. I can see our neighbor’s apple tree and I’m hoping they reach full growth soon so I can snag a couple (shhhh).  I have the Across the Universe soundtrack playing in the background while browsing the Internet, and the smell of chocolate chip muffins is in the air. Just what I like, a combination of music, technology, and of course, food! Continue reading

Carrot-Pineapple Muffins

8 Jun

Stack of healthy goodness!

 I feel like my blog is coming full circle, because this is the first recipe I ever posted on WordPress (not to mention it’s one of my absolute favorites)! I make these muffins all the time and they always hit the spot, must be the fiber from the carrots. The best thing about them is that they are low-fat, have an amazing texture, and are not too sweet. I found this recipe in my mom’s Jenny Craig cookbook from the 90s. I can’t believe that there is now more than a full decade between us and the 90s!! I loved growing up in that decade.. It was a better economic time for the world, people were happy and thriving, and I feel there was less of an emphasis on accumulating stuff like new technology, high-end designer labels, and what not. Anyone feel the same way? I think of it as simpler times, but maybe that was just because I was a kid and saw the world in a different way. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Nachos!

2 Jun

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Nachos are quite the favorite snack aren’t they? They are quick to make and easy to chow on- finger food at its best. And done the right way, they can also be healthy. Here, I use lean ground turkey, red kidney beans, tomatoes (both canned sauce and fresh whole ones), and top it off with cheddar cheese before slipping the sheet into the oven. As a side, I have a basic avocado and lime juice guacamole, sour cream, and lime wedges.

Compare this to the nachos you would get at a fast food joint or a restaurant. Chances are the two won’t even come close calorie wise. I used only two tablespoons of oil to make the whole meat and bean topping shown in the photo above. Only two tablespoons! Healthy and delicious food is possible to make, my friends, you just have to take the effort to learn how. And this is coming from a person who used to be the most laziest person in the kitchen EVER. Well, I gained a good 10 pounds from eating either processed, packaged food or restaurant food in college. After graduating, when I came home, my parents cooked amazing food for me and the pounds slipped off without much effort. A good body starts with making some effort in the kitchen, always remember that. Now, I’m trying on the chef’s hat so I can feed myself in the future, when I’m on my own again. No more late night runs to In n Out because my tummy’s grumbling. Although I still can’t resist a good cupcake when I see one. 🙂  Continue reading