Cakes

Trying To Be Healthy & Massive Giveaway! (Closed)

Stevia. Stevia powder. I think a lot of us have heard about this product, but as far as artificial sugars I have never used it.Never even thought of using it, just because I enjoy me my caster sugar so much.Buuuut… let’s be realistic. In today’s world, majority of our diseases are lifestyle related.

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As much as I say I want to eat a full pan of brownies, topped off with milkshake and fries, I doubt I would ever actually do that. Because I know of the sugary heartache to follow. Quite literally.

Doing it for a special occasion, go ahead, but I do kind of want to enjoy brownies everyday. Maybe not to that extent, but to some!

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So artificial sugars are starting to become more popular. When I say artificial sugars, of course I do not mean disgusting, manufactured clumps of ‘cardboard sugar’ as I call it. I mean a natural substitute which is just… not sugar.Here is where NuNaturals come in.

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Brother’s Throwback

There are a lot of universal questions out there, questions that I have learnt through psychology, that are actually unanswerable, as they cannot be empirically measured.

Why am I using smart language? Because I am sitting in the grass on a lawn at my university typing away, pretending I am doing actual big person stuff, when really, I am promoting food porn…

But back to those types of questions, the types that now, I feel like I am not allowed to ask in the presence of those who do psychology, such as ‘what is life?’ and ‘what is my purpose?’

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They are too philosophical, too broad, too unmeasurable, and yet, we all wonder about them. Let me add to what appears to be, the never ending list of  universal questions.

Is sticky date ‘pudding’ a pudding… OR A CAKE?!

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I have been making this dessert (generic terms are best) for years, traditionally for my brother’s birthday so one special March day annually! And each time, while I cut it, spoon sauce all over it and serve a large scoop of vanilla ice cream next to it, I keep thinking… what am I serving?

What is it that I am feeding to people? How can I serve something and not know? What a conundrum…

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But, this year, it was my brother’s 21st and it was about time I found out what was going on with his favourite dessert. Honestly, you want to know what I feel? It is SO a cake. I bake it, I cut it, it can be layered and filled with butterscotch buttercream (try that sometime!), otherwise it can be smothered in sauce. But at its foundation, it is a cake.

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Holiday Post #4: Mini Velvet Christmas Bundts

I am in Rome. With Colosseums and cute Italian boys and fascinating sculptures and cute boys that look like them. Definitely in a wonderful place right now ;)

But seriously, even though I am writing this way before I actually go, I can guarantee that I am having the best time of my life right now, travelling with my friends and enjoying Europe to its height!

Best post Christmas ever right!? ;)

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I hope each and every one of you is having just as much amazing fun, and also have had the most incredible New Year’s bash, full of fireworks, dancing and good wishes!

But now the time has come to face 2014 :D

Eat cake first, before you do anything else though (I have wonderful philosophies!) :P

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Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

And I thought a one year anniversary was a milestone! :P

That’s right, 2 years ago, on this very day (though I admit, it was probably not a Tuesday), Go Bake Yourself was born. It was a difficult birth, as all births are, with a majorly long labour period and the pains, OH, the pains! You keep clicking and hoping everything is going to be ok, but it still hurt so much when you forget to save your changes or something!

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And I wasn’t even at a computer hospital if I needed help!

I was staggering under the weight – should I choose this theme, why is my screen black, oh no, the cramps are starting in my legs from sitting down too long – pain right?

And then slowly, painfully, it took all day at the desk, Go Bake Yourself was born. Pronounced a food blog, she was quite a white creation, with a gorgeous green highlight and black frangipani designs. How I wish I had print screened her, but back in those days, I was new to the whole ‘blogger’ thing!

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As she grew, more and more people began to notice her sweetness and desperation love of chocolate. I was quite flattered actually ;)

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Guest Post #7: Easiest Banana Cake

Hi everyone, can you believe it? Finally, I am this close to Graduation (Imagine me pinching my pointer finger with my thumb) :D – And with graduation comes performances, baking, class parties, baking, muck up days and lots of baking!

Before I graduate though, here I am ploughing through my workload because before every beautiful part of life, comes this hideous, clawing at your neck part known as my final exams. Eep! And because I cannot bake my butt off right now, I would like you to enjoy a huge range of wonderful guest posters especially chosen just for you! 

So close to the end of school, I can taste it! Au revoir mes cheris!

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D’accord, je voudrais vous présenter une bloggeuse francaise qui est jeune comme moi en comparaison avec les autres bloggers. Elle a seulement dix-sept ans mais elle est la meilleure photographe est je l’aime parce que elle faire cuire les gâteux incroyables avec, bien sur, beaucoup de chocolat. Aussie, elle est trop gentille et créatif :)

Je suis très contente que elle a préparé un ‘guest post’ pour moi, et je sais que vous l’adorerez, sans doute! Alors, s’il vous plait, Faites un accueil chaleureux a Mrs DeYarmond par Weight And Measures!

*Translation - I just thought because this awesome French blogger wrote her post for me in English, she deserved some French from a girl learning it at school – sorry if it was a little broken :P

Ok, I would like to present to you a French blogger who is young like me comparatively. She is only 17 years old but she is the best photographer and I love her because she bakes incredible cakes with, of course, a lot of chocolate. She is also too sweet and creative :)

I am very happy that she prepared a guest post for me, and I know you all will love her, without a doubt! So, please give a warm welcome to Mrs DeYarmond from Weight And Measures!

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Hi ! My name is Sarah and I am a french blogger (so pardon my english!) but I am able to translate every recipe I post in english.
When I received a mail from Uru, I was so excited. First, because she is probably one of my favorite blogger, but also cause I knew that it meant…. GUEST POST!

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You know, I was so jealous of those amazing bloggers invited to write a post on Uru’s blog. She is so talented and she always managed to find incredible blogger. She was one of the first blog I subscribed to, and till that day, I didn’t miss any post. The day I realized she had subscribe to mine, I was like a kid. And I’m so honoured to be here. She always leaves something kind on my posts, and this guest post sounds like a blessing for a young blogger like me who started her blog less than a year ago.

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So today I am so excited to present you my recipe ! Because, to my mind, Uru is a really extraordinary and exotic person, I wanted to bake something new, far from my usual “chocolate cake” (but they are good too, don’t worry haha). – I attest to that, they are better than good!
Pay attention world… This is the easiest banana cake : your guests will ask you to do it again ;)!

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Easiest Banana Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas + 1 for decoration
  • 135g of flour
  • 2g of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2g of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 110g of sugar
  • 40g melted butter
  • 30g of milk

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven at 210°C
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In an another bowl, blend sugar and egg.
  4. Then, add the melted butter and milk.
  5. Then, mash 3 bananas and add them to the last preparation.
  6. To finish, put the dry ingredients on the others and blend till it’s homogeneous.
  7. Put it in the oven during 25min.
  8. While it cools, take a banana and cut little slices. When the cake will be cool, put these slices on the top of the cake. I sprinkled the cake with some shredded coconut.

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I hope you liked this recipe ! This is really easy and really quick to do. A huge thank you to my friend Uru, you are such a doll and that was more than a pleasure to write this guest post !

Love from France !

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Happy Mother’s Day 2013

Dear Ma,

I love you. Happy Mother’s Day. I know I can’t sing in front of people yet but I hope you like this recording. I know you want to hear me sing so that is my gift to you. I hope you get my message and just how much I appreciate everything you do, be it stuffing chia seeds down my throat or bringing me tea and biscuits when I am sick ;)

Lots of love <3
Uru

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Getting Back Into It

So, after a long haul of dragging my butt to the library, writing countless pages and walking around my house like some sort of noob, repeating facts over and over again, I am finally back to enjoy cooking and blogging and eating! Ohhh boy, especially eating!

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Weird Fact: Did you know that while I study, I am not a fan of eating? How weird is that! (But then again… when I am not actively studying, I eat like a horse that is high and has a case of the munchies…hmmm…)

Anyhow, HI HOW ARE YOU? Honestly, I feel like someone kicked me off to boot camp and on returning, I have become a bit of a stranger, trying to get comfortable again in my apron skin with whisks for hands! ;)

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Guest Post #5: Brown Butter Pound Cake

Bonjour mes cheris, get excited for me! After I finish these exams I am wading through right now, half of year 12 will be forever finished and over with! YAY!

Mais non, focus, FOCUS! It certainly is not over yet no matter how much I dream about year 12 formal. Ah, c’est la vie!

Anyhow, while I am not here to give you recipes, tips, tricks and well, my blog, I have some pretty fan-friggin-tastic fabulous chefs lined up to do so instead! A whole range of dishes for you to enjoy while I am on this undesired break  – You won’t even notice my absence I promise!

See you soon for the April holidays and wishing you all a marvelous Easter break! Promise me you will chow down on what that Easter Bunny brings you/your chocolate loot stashed in the bottom of your drawer – Yes, I am on to you all

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Paula. Vintage Kitchen. Both names/titles have a certain air of success about them. I say ‘Paula’, you say ‘Chef’ :) – When she offered to do a guest post, I was definitely off my face happy! She is witty and so talented at photography so team that up with her cooking and you have a winner! 

Don’t be holding your breath for an average recipe my friends because Paula of the brilliant Vintage Kitchen Notes is about to show you the classical pound cake with her own not-so-vintage twist as she reminisces about summer :D

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Hey everyone, I´m Paula and I´m so happy to be having this chat with you all and sharing one of my favorite cake recipes. I’m sure Uru would have no problem if we all dropped by unannounced bearing cake and asking for a cup of coffee. She is, after all, one of the friendliest persons ever to cross the blogosphere, and a talented chocolate alchemist as well. It´s a treat to be guest posting here.

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