Red Velvet Cupcake

A visit to J.Ana's blog reminds me that I had a pending recipe entry for red velvet cupcake. I made it last May and I forget all about it.

yummy )

If you want to try it, I listed down the recipe.

To make this you'll need;
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 oz red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Then; Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat for 30 seconds. Add cocoa and red food coloring, beat slightly. Add sifted cake flour, salt, buttermilk, vanila and mix. Remove batter from mixer. In a small bowl dissolve baking powder in vinegar. Then pour over batter and manually stir. Dont over stir okay, or else the cake might get tough :) Scoop into cupcake pan 2/3s full and transfer to a 350 F oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the middle comes out clean Cool for a while then top with cream cheese frosting

For the cream cheese frosting:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Beat the cream cheese, softened, cup unsalted butter, softened, powdered sugar, and 1teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy. Enjoy :)


Many Ways

French Toast anyone?

It's good with coffee or tea. A cup of chocolate or a glass of orange juice will make it heavenly. Top it with your favorite fruit and cream perfect.... or drizzle it with syrup....ah yummy!

Many ways indeed but for me the best would be eat it on it's own with hubby! Mushy lolz!!!!

If your appetite is saying....make me now, make me now, you'll just need to;

beat 1 egg mix with 3/4 cup milk, pinch of salt and drizzle with some cinnamon and a drop of vanilla

Then heat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat.

Soak 2 slices of bread egg mixture for 20 second on each side, or until thoroughly coated. Cook bread until both sides are lightly browned and crisp.

Serve hot. :)


Filipino Breakfast Steak (beef tapa)

Here is another version of the beef tapa that I love doing. Less grease and yes it taste good. :)

You'll need;

    1/2 tbs ground pepper
    2 tbs Brown sugar
    1 t Garlic -- finely chopped (I used McCormic garlic powder)
    1 1/2 tb Salt
    2 lbs Breakfast steak (a thinly, this steak is sometimes called wafer steak, sandwich steak or minute steak )


Mix salt, sugar, garlic, and ground pepper. Pour the mixture over the meat and mix well. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day.....

Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until meat became brown. Serve with fried rice and egg. My ultimate breakfast!

Best with spicy vinegar....wooohhh!!!

What I like about this kind of tapa is, it's less greasy and not cloying plus if you'll bake it a bit longer, it became crunchy just what I wanted. :)

Another Exciting Giveaway from Maver

Maver the gossip gehl is celebrating her 1st year blog anniversary. Congratulation Maver! More fruitful years of blogging! :)

Now for her contest, she is giving away this....

Photo swiped from Maver's blog

A Smart Prepaid Broadband Kit. Aint it cool? Me want this hehehe. Hope I win! If you want to join her blog anniversary give away, do check her blog here.

Little Something

Oh It's work again tomorrow. I have to start researching about the proxy that we needed for our new system at the office. it means, I'll be a little bit busy over the week but I'll make time to stretch up a bit to relax, everyone needed that right? :)

Oh I got to thank Spatulahandle for sharing this sunshine to her reader. If your needing that sunshiny feeling to make your new week great I am sharing this to you too :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone


Chocolate chip cupcake



1/2 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 cup water

50 grams unsweetened cocoa

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the graham biscuit crust

1 cups of crushed graham

4 tbsp of melted butter

1. Combine the crumbs, and melted butter.

2. Scoop a heaping teaspoon into each cupcake paper, pressing down to cover the bottom.

For the chocolate cupcake

1. Beat butter until creamy, add sugar. Mix well.

2.Then add the eggs one at a time. Add the milk, water and the cocoa and the chocolate chip. Mix everything until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking soda. Mix the chocolate mixture into the batter.

4.Spoon batter over biscuit crust until just under 1/2 full.

5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.


I baked this last Sunday for my birthday :)


Comfort food

The other day, I was on a tv cartoon marathon with my ten year old niece. At around 3:00pm we felt hungry so I checked the fridge but there was nothing in there that interest my appetite. Then Kat (my niece) said she wanted to eat Lucky Me Pancit Canton.

Actually, it's been a long time that I haven't had instant pancit canton, for health reasons. But I must admit, I missed eating it.

So I asked Kat to buy 3 packs of instant pancit canton from the nearest grocery. After few minutes. We were enjoying this;

Pancit canton topped with poached egg. Ahhhh....It was good. :)

What's your favorite comfort food by the way?


Tofu and Pork (Tokwa't Baboy)

Tokwa't Baboy
Whenever I visit my kapampangan officemate slash kumare at San Fernando, she would always prepare this dish. She knew how I love tofu (tokwa) . This dish is a bit different from the usual tokwa't baboy because it uses calamasi juice instead of vinegar.
My husband love it too. So this evening he requested it for dinner.
Now let me share how to prepare this very simple dish.

You'll need:
400 g. pork (kasim) fried and cut into bite size pieces
1 big tofu, fried, toast it and cut into pieces
2 onion chopped
half cup soysauce
calamasi juice (from 10 calamasi pieces)
chili pepper

Combine the soysauce, calamsi juice, chopped onions and chili pepper. I add more chili pepper since I want it spicy. :)
In a large bowl, toss together the pork and tokwa cubes. Pour in the soysauce mixture over the pork and tokwa.
Serve and enjoy!


Honest Blog Award

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion is brilliant.

Here are the rules:

When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!

Now, here's the ten random things about myself….

1. During my wedding, my motiff was green as it was my favorite color but lately I noticed, I am fascinated with the color purple that made me buy 2 tops and dainty purple sandal.

2. I love wearing headbands wether I got a long or short hair. Right now, I have about thirty of them

4. I love the smell of fresh laundry

4. I once dreamt of becoming a band member, a vocalist but actually my singing voice is good only at the bathroom lolz

5. Spicy food rocks!

6. The man I married was my friend since 1998. We agree to be a couple over a phone conversation in 2002.

7. I love smirnoff ice

8. I love the beach, I love the sun, and I love flip flops.

9. I dont usually wear wake-up but I make sure my brows are regulary maintained through threading (ouch!!!!)

10. I love Hayden Christensen, he is cute!

Now I am passing this to brilliant blog friends;

1. JQ- A wacky person with a kind heart. Indeed she won hearts of her readers for she has an awesome personality.

2. Toni- A witty writer. She has always been my inspiration in the blogosphere.

3. Mordsith- This girl rocks. I just admire her being so cool. Visit her place for you to know why...

4. Dyanie- Through reading her blog, I sense that she is a loving friend, a good sister and a kind daughter.

5. Alice- She loves to read books and shares her thoughts about it. She also has a great talent in photography.

6. Dyosa- I love her blog. She shares her adventure of travel and not to forget, the awesome photos she include in each post:)

7. Rico- I love it when he shares his wife's adventures in baking. He indeed is a very supportive husband. I amdire him for that.

So, I would like to thank two of my dearest friend Jo and Garando for sharing this award. Both of you are so sweet to think of me. Again Thank You