A Family Affair...

I cannot believe that it took me this long to write this post... shrug.. am a lazy blogger... yes.. i call myself a lazy blogger simply bec i hv been neglecting my space here.. If i am not careful.. my camera that i once swore upon will  start to collect dust :o(

As salam and good morning everyone.. Last weekend was our house warming .. i decided to have catered the main meal and concentrate on my dessert table.. now.. i must admit that it was a lot of work to put this dessert table together but I have to say I think it was the most satisfying.. I also decided to match the colour of the day which was pink, white and purple and planned ahead of what to bake for my guest..

We invited a bunch of friends and a whole lot of relatives over for some get-together cum karaoke session.. with the entertainment room being in the basement.. all we needed to do was to close the entertainment room door and voila we managed to tone down the volume.. It was a fun night of eating and munching and I just wanna thank everyone for making it happen...

Mom came early to help me out.. i dont know what i would do if she hadnt turned up early... Danke vielmals mom!

So ok.. here are the only few photos that i managed to snap.. i was too busy entertaining my guests that i kinda regret not having taken more.. anyway... a dessert table fm Bisousatoi will not be complete without macarons ey... we had coffee macs, chocolate ganache and also raspberry french buttercream.. i think i had like 100pcs of macs in total and am happy that everything got snapped up.. we also had apple crumble, durian puff, lapis prune and steamed fruit cake which for some reason was a little dry for my liking.. hmmm... i also baked fruit pastry in cuppies and salted chocolate cookies...

In order for me to brighten up my dessert table... i had bought M&M candies and also jelly beans..I also bought those oldies biscuits that has a meringue/sugar like topping..  at first i had wanted to prepare salted popcorn but was too afraid that it will get soggy.. for my center piece.. i decided to bake Devils Food Chocolate Cake... i dont know how many times i have baked it and its one of my top sellers.. Ty Yani of The Kitchen Guardian and also Edi who intro me to this cake and for sharing such a wonderful recipe.. Danke!

As for the main meal.. we had ordered Briyani rice with ayam masak merah and rendang (yums!).. we also had bubur pulut hitam, curry puff and also wadeh hehe..

Each time i look at these pics.. it makes me smile... my grandmother.. shes a fighter.. when her health seems to take a toll on her.. she always manages to pull thru.. Alhamdullilah... am super happy to see her in my new place... i pray for ur good health nyayi..

So here is the recipe of DFCC once again and if u have not baked it yet... BAKE IT! (i did 3 times of this recipe and baked it using 3x 7" round pan)

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (i used cocoa berry)
3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt (i used 1/2 tsp)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (i used light brown sugar)
65 gram butter ( i used unsalted butter)
1 large egg - size A
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup buttermilk (i used fresh milk and added distilled vinegar)
1/2 cup warm water

Preheat oven at 170C .. greased cake tin
Sieve flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, and set aside.
Beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy, add egg.
Add dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder etc) alternately with liquid ingredients (buttermilk + warm water) in three portions
Add vanilla extract and continue to mix till well blended
Bake for about 30 minutes or until just cooked

Cream Cheese Frosting
250 g cream cheese (room temp)
125 g butter (room temp)
1 cup icing sugar - sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
juice of a squeezed slice of lemon, to rid the cheese taste

Beat cream cheese and butter, just until creamy, add the icing sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.

Chocolate Ganache
200 ml double cream with at least 30% fat content (i used Millac - 38% fat)
250 g dark chocolate, chopped finely (i used valrhona - 70%)
a pinch of salt

In a double boiler, warm double cream until just at boiling point, add chopped chocolate and salt and stir, when all chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and continue stirring until all well mixed.

Cool cake completely, spread the cream cheese frosting and pour cool ganache on top.

Ok folks.. got to go.. tmrw there will be a Halloween party in Sonia's school and am thinking of baking something.. see how.. am pretty lazy to do anything since hubs is in Myanmar right now.. hv a fruitful week kids!


sabrina 莎莎 said...

Its really nice~~ awesome!!!

zurailah said...

Salam Rima.Selalu confuse...granulated sugar in recipe is it castor sugar?Take care tq

Unknown said...

Salam Sis,

All your cakes & goodies are marvelous!!

May I know how did u get the ripple effect on the chocolate ganache to the cake?

Love, Suri Ann

Emma said...

My oh my sedapppppp sgt nampak devils cake tu terus i save..might bake this for my birthhhdayyy...

ykristen said...

Wow what a great looking party, u r so gifted, and YEs i agree mums are the best, u can always count in them.

inahar ali said...


qist said...

wow! nothing can say...

salamirz said...

Hi Sis,

Trpegun melihat entry ni..sis takder ke entry utk Aidiladha? hehe

ninazsyafinaz said...

Suka tgk pic your nyai when she show peace sign..hahaha..cute moments

rahel said...

salam Kak Rima...
cantek sangat kejadiannya kek coklat tu....terima kasih share resepi...nanti nak try jugak..

ette seth said...

Hi rima,

Terkedu jap melihat DFCC u ni. Am thinking of baking this for my birthday next month :)

Question: for the ganache, did you add any butter cause it looks firm, unlike the DFCCs from the links that you've provided.

For Eid Adha, i baked Lapis Legit Rainbow. Mmg mendapat sambutan hangat. Sgt marvelous! Thx ya for sharing.

Btw, love the desserts corner.

Dewi said...

Salam Kak Rima,

OMG..!!!! Choc cake... I miss baking but my in law's place takde oven plak! Takpe, must go back to my m place one of this days to bake.... Al-maklum majlis da bis... Hahaha... Anyways, i would like to wish a million thanks to u kak rima! The colours of d macs, gosh!!!! I super love it. I got to see it d day of my majlis, coz my hubs tak nak mms me d pics when he collected from u. I tasted d salted caramel choc, Ya Allah, i almost fainted in my heels. Punyer la sedaapp...!!! Thank u sooo much kak rima. My cousins love it too.... Will order again for the how many times eh??? Simply irresistible!! Woots!!!


Rima said...

Ty Sabrina..

Honestly.. i memang selalu pakai castor sugar ajer.. halus and cepat dia hancur bila kita whisk..

ur ganache must be semi melt ok.. meaning u keep it in ur fridge first and take it out in the morning.. once it has soften u spread it all over ur cake.. make sure its slightly thick.. place cake on ur turntable.. wtih offset spatula on ur right hand and left hand on ur turntable.. begin to turn ur turntable slowly while ur spatula on ur cake... it will create that swirl look...

Rima said...

bake it ok.. sedap banget!

Ty ty... mom.. what will we do without them... :o)

Puan doc
eh dont! pi lap air liuq hahaha

ty dear

Niat dihati nak buat entry but during raya i lupa nak bawak my camera.. so terpaksa ku pendam kan niat

Rima said...

Cute kannnn

W'salam Rahel
bake it lah.. am pretty sure u will love it

yes i added abt 30g of butter into my ganache..

u did? i baked it too but for orders.. ty for trying dear

weiiii baru balik honey moner dah nak start baking?? relax ok.. relax kan otot tuuu hahaha

Alhamdullilah.. glad ur liked it.. thats my new flavour.. my hubs also suka..

Esther Lau said...

Awesome photos !!! U should do more post :) thank you for sharing ...

Unknown said...

Thank You Sis!! U re E BEST!!

Oh btw, did I mentioned I tried ur Steamed Brownies Ny Liem?? It was a blast!! Thanks Heap!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Sis for the tip!!

Btw, did I mentioned that I tried baking Steamed Brownie Ny Liem..It was a blast!! Thanks heap fr sharing e recipe!!

Swee San @ the Sweet Spot said...

Pretty!! If u don't mind me asking, where did you get the cake stand for the chocolate cake (next to the M&Ms) ? It looks pretty :)

Dionne said...

Hi Rima,

I'm planning to bake this for a birthday, just a quick qns - when you mentioned 3 times of this recipe does it mean it's 3 times of the cake base or for the cream cheese frosting and choc ganache as well?

Thanks alot, hope to hear from you :)

Rima said...

hi Dionne
3 times the base cake... cream cheese and ganache remain the same

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..