Saturday, August 14, 2010

She turns sweet 13 today, and my new toy !!

My daughter Jeslyn turns 13 today, I baked her a Birthday cake, her favourite chocolate cake..
fest chocolate cake

Since I'm poor in cake decoration, I just use her favourite chocolate "Ferrero Rocher" to decorate her birthday cake

fest chocolate cake
I was adapted recipe from aunty Yochana with minor changes. My daughter love this chocolate cake very much.

Fest Chocolate cake(7” round cake tin)
(printable recipe)

100 gm. Butter or Margarine
125 gm. sugar
3 egg yolks
2 egg white
30 gm. sugar
125 gm. evaporated milk
40 gm. fresh cream (unwhipped)
100 gm. cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
20 gm. cocoa powder
90 gm. sponge mix / optima flour

Frosting250 gm. chopped chocolate
200 gm. fresh cream
1 tsp. butter
10 gm. Milo or cocoa powder
• Microwave all these ingredients together and stir till smooth

1. Sift cake flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder together, set aside.
2. Beat butter and sugar (125g) till creamy, add egg yolk one at a time.
3. Add in milk and fresh cream, mix till well combined.
4. Whisk egg white with sugar (30gm) till fluffy.
5. Mix flour mixture (1) and butter mixture(3) together, add in sponge mix flour.
6. Take 1/3 of egg white mixture, use a hand whisk to stir with flour mixture (5) till combine.
7. Fold in the balance egg white mixture till well combined.
8. Pour into cake tin, bake at pre-heated oven at 180c for about 50mins or till cake is cooked.

To assemble:
Slice cake into 3 layers and sandwich them together with the chocolate frosting, decorate as per desired (Do not chill in the fridge,because it will turned hard)
Happy Birthday to my sweet girl !!

fest chocolate cake
My New Toy !!
Yesterday my husband brought back a new toy all the way from Singapore for me, a red Kitchenaid mixer KSM150, Thank you so much my dear...
I also like to Thanks to Huey Bing ( a reader from SG ) so kind informed me where to get a resonable price of KA mixer in SG.
my new toy

my new toy
I can't wait to try out my new toy... Happy Baking !!
Wish all of you have a nice weekend !!


  1. Çok leziz ve çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet daughter!!! The cake looks amazing and the "toy" I know you will enjoy a lot from now on!
    Have a nice weekend! Celebrate!!! xo

  3. Wish your daughter a happy happy birthday and may health and wisdom follow here everywhere she goes.

    BTW, I've just ordered a KA from US. With 35% more power than the Artisan model, and only cost me 35% of what ARtisan is sold here. Will show you when it arrives in Oct :)

  4. Happy Sweet 13 to your sweetie!
    Rich & chocolatey cake, looks mouthwatering with the chocolate glaze and best of all, ferraro! She must be jumping in joy with such a lovely gift bake with love for her.
    Love the colour of your new toy Sonia!
    My hubby bought me a KenWood, but my heart always thinking of KitchenAid lol. Sonia, can share the price and place to get it?

  5. many happy returns of the day to ur lovely daughter and the cake looks very chocolatee and mouth watering.

  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    The chocolate cake looks very pretty and luxurious! Have some fun with your new kitchen gadget.

  7. There is another adult in the house !
    Happy Birthday !

    So glad that what you wish to have is to be with you ,at last.

  8. Happy birthday to your daughter! I am sure you are even more happy than her to receive your KA ;)

  9. Happy birthday to your daughter! Heehee, once you started using your new toy, you will be hooked!! Now I cannot live without mine, I used it practically every bake which is almost everyday. Enjoy it!

  10. So sweet of your husband! And red KA, nice colour ;)

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

  11. Sonia Happy Birthday to your daughter. So happy for you that you got your new toy. My husband encouraged me to buy it but I am stil considering, me neow (stingy) to spend on gadget hehehe.... The chocolate cake looks so delicious and deco with rocher, looks beautiful

  12. Sonia,Happy birthday to your daughter..oh my....Sonia I nak jugak hehe.

  13. Happy birthday to your daughter! The homemade cake on such a special day is the most memorable gift :)

  14. A teenager at last..... Happy Birthday.

    That toy looks like fun, enjoy. Diane

  15. Great looking chocolate cake. Looks rich and delicious. Ferrero Rocher for decoration is good as well.

  16. Nice cake~ We like Ferrero Rocher too =]

  17. Happy Birthday to your girl, Sonia! Great cake and good toy. Is KA better than Kenwood? You wouldn't believe it but my Kenwood has been serving me very well all these years, got it in the 70's, old model, Kenwood Chef. The motor broke down 2 years ago and I had it changed to a new computerised motor, repairs cost me 400 rgt. The lady at the repair centre advised me to have it repaired, because mine was direct from the UK, those days.

  18. Happy birthday sweetie. Have a blessed one!
    Congratulation Sonia! A red shinny toy. Looking forward more post assist by ur toy. Have fun playing :)

  19. Fuat Gencal, Thanks for stopping by.

    Nina, I'm sure I will enjoy this new toy, Thanks.

    Wendy, good for you, since you bake a lot, you should buy a big powder of mixer.

    Jessie, I heard Kenwood is not bad too. I will drop you an email about the details later ya.

    Kitchen queen, Thanks for best wishes.

    Angie, Thanks dear, I will definitely enjoy this new toy.

    Bakeling, Thanks dear.

    Happy Homebaker, hahaha, my daughter questioned my husband why I have a gift but she doesn't have one...

    Bee Bee, yes yes, I will like you too,hehehe..

    maamaemoomoo, Thanks for stopping by.

    Jess, I also like you last time, think and think, but finally I decided to get one, in long run, it would not cost you much !! You deserve one unit of this since you like to bake..

    cikmanggis, Thanks. if you want to get one, buy from SG, much cheaper.

    the lacquer spoon. Thanks.

    huikee and yoonlai, Thanks.

    Diane, Thanks.

    spoon and chopsticks, Thanks.

    WyYv, Thanks.

    Cheah, I think both also good, I have a lot of friends also using Kenwood. My SIL has a Kenwood and working well till now, easily 10 years++ old.

  20. Jane, Thanks. Ya, finally I got mine, can't wait to try some of your recipes using this new toy.

  21. Happy Sweet 13 to your daughter ^_^

    Am currently looking for KA mixer as well, can email me the details as well?

  22. HAPPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DAUGHTER! She is blessed with a mum like you! Lucky girl to have a lovely birthday cake!

  23. neyeeloh, ya, will let you know soon.

    busygran, Thanks for your best wishes.

  24. Happy Birthday to your daughter an awesome KA mixer.

    To Wendy @ Table for 2..... or more, Sometimes it is nice to be humble and not to be a show off. For an educated human being, it is gracious to be happy for someone else's joy instead of flaunting with what you might or might not get. It's not nice of you to rain on Sonia's parade. Let her enjoy her new toy and not have to feel heartsick with your "I'm better than you" comment. I am sure that Sonia is not that ignorant to know that you can get cheaper in the US. This is not the first time I have noticed this attitude from you. Keep this up and you will be in the lepers colony.

  25. BTW I do not know Sonia personally and have never met her, or left any comment in her blog before, but I felt I should stand up for her.

  26. Kitchen Aid...!! I am jealous here ;)! The chocolate cake looks very yummy and I love Ferrero Rocher too, it's just my kind of cake, your lucky daughter! Btw, please wish her a happy B'day as well from me, if she doesn't find it too weird getting wishes from a stranger :).

  27. Happy Birthday girl...
    Wow, got new toys...waiting your next post...

  28. Dear Sonia, congrats on your new toy. I've been eyeing the KA in empire red as well. Hope to get it for Xmas. As for your friend 'wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more', I hope she is aware that electrical gadgets in the US have a different watt/voltage system, and unless she further invests in a transformer unit, it would be totally useless in Malaysia.
    Rgds, Doree [your silent reader]

  29. Happy Birthday to your daughter...The cake looks fantastic...I'm glad you found a good deal on a Kitchen Aid mixer...You are gonna love it.

  30. Happy birthday to your daughter:D She's a lucky girl to get such a delicious cake for her special day.

  31. 祝你家女儿生日快乐!


  32. Happy birthday!!!!
    Delicious cake u'd made! Hope one day I can make my own for Little Sonia~

  33. oh my, the cake of your girl's have here looks lovely and delicious..happy birthday!!
    what a lucky lady to have a nice hubby that care..oh ya,mind if i ask where u get this gorgeous machine?? and the price also..
    from: janetan

  34. happy birthday to your little angel :) love your kitchenaid!

  35. Happy birthday to your daughter Sonia and that is a beautiful KA you got there and Red is my fav color too. Like Bee Bee said you are going to love this mixer. I told my husband if our house is on fire make sure he grab my KA first ha ha... enjoy your mixer.

  36. Happy Birthday to your daughter wow 13 a teenager and love her cake have a wonderful weekend hugs Rebecca

  37. 好美丽得造型哦

  38. Happy Birthday to your daughter Sonia, I have been following your blog for awhile and have enjoyed it. What a nice husband of yours to get you the KA mixer you deserve it hahaha....have fun.

  39. Hi. May i share your details about de mixer too? Cause i've been seeking for kitchenaid mixer too. Hope you don't email is zuer91
    And happy birthday to your daughter~^^

  40. Sonia,
    I'm so sorry if this has caused discomfort among your readers, and I'm sorry if I caused you discomfort. I wasn't trying to show off, but just to share with you my joy of getting one too. Because initially you told me you wanted to get one from US too.

    And to Doree (sorry Sonia if I reply her here)
    Yes, I am aware. It can easily be remedied with a step down transformer.

  41. Sorry, may I add another line here.

    Doree, thanks for the notification.

  42. Wow, a KA. May i know where you get the mixer?? Thank you.

  43. I'm sure your daughter would not have complained about your cake decorating skills ... she had choc cake topped with ferrero rochel! I too want some as well! BTW congrats on your new kitchen tool! I know how excited you must be .. happy baking with it!

  44. WOuld appreciate if you can let me know the price and where you get this mixer? I was looking for one too. Thank you.

  45. This birthday cake looks simple and elegant.

    Happy belated to your daughter and congratulations to your new toy!!

    She is so gorgeous!! U husband is very sweet to get it for you all the way from Singapore.

    U know every time I pass by Meyer (where KA is sold in SG) I always stop and stare at the displayed KA, among all the colours I like this red the most!! I'd love to have it but till now I still can't convince myself to spend so much $$ on this gadget. I don't mind if it is a gift. :P

  46. Happy 13th birthday to your lovely daughter. The cake looks delicious, I love the addition of Roche (they're my favorite) And congratulations on your new toy, I love the color too. You have a sweet husband.

  47. Aww I love the Fererro Rocher around the cake. It takes the cake to another level. CHocolate cake is always a winner for birthdays. happy B'day to your daughter!

  48. Happy 13th Birthday to your gal and what a wonderful chocolate cake. I will do the same for my boy next coming birthday. Thanks Sonia for the great idea :) Clever mom and I envy you leh hubby brought back a KA for you. I have to wait for my Kenwood to die on me first before I get my hands on a KA :)

  49. happy birthday to your daughter^^

  50. may i know where to get KA cheaper in Spore? will i be taxed when i bring it back to malaysia? Pse share with me your info . my email I love baking! thanks much. minibaker

  51. Beautiful cake! and I love your new toy! I want one too!

  52. Your daughter is already 13?! Wow, you still look so young. Congrats on your new toy. Your hubby is really sweet. Happy baking!

  53. What a delicious birthday cake. I know she must have loved it. I love the way you used that wonderful chocolate to decorate your cake. Nice! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  54. oh my....can't resist chocolate!! The new toy you have not is also in my wish list when I have a bigger kitchen :-p

  55. Happy Birthday to your girl!! Lucky you to receive this great new toy from your hubby.

  56. Hi Sonia,

    Happy Birthday to your daughter, just love the cake, what a wonderful mum. Please share with me your info to get the cheap KA in Spore. I am also from Malaysia will I be tax. My email! Thank you so much

  57. WOW!! Congratulation you've got a new KA mixer. With the mixer, I'm sure you could come out with a lot more interesting bakes! Enjoy it ya!!!

  58. first of all, the cake with ferrero rocher on it is a clever idea!! it looks chocolicious!! 2ndly, CONGRATS on finally getting your long-awaited KA! you will love it trust me. how much did yr hubby got it for?

  59. The cake looks lovely. I made a choc cake myself yesterday. Must try your frosting recipe the next time. And yeah, the ferrero rocher is so creative :)

  60. Happy Birthday to you daughter, Sonia.
    Nice cool red on the KA, looking forward to more of your creations playing with this toy :)

  61. Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

    So more baking posts now with the new KA ? Hehe

  62. happy birthday to your daughter

  63. Cooking gallery, Thank you for your best wishes to my daugter, I hope you are able to get one KA very soon.

    Sze Sze,Bo, Jeannie, Felvinc, Thank you.

    AhTee, ya, next time you can make one for little Sonia.

    3 hungry tummies,PynnLee and Rebeccas, Thanks.

    Gertrude, Hahaha, you are so funny. I will tell me husband too.

    tryout, I have sent you the details.

    Jo, Thanks.

  64. Cook,Bake,Love, i'm sure one day you will have a unit, you deserved to have it.

    Cook with Madin, Amy, Moon,pigpigcorner,Thanks.

    Elin, hahaha, hope your Kenwood die fast fast..

    Ju, look at her, i getting older...

    Mary, Thanks for your lovely words.

    Wendy, hope you will get one soon.


    Kitchen corner, yes, I will.Thanks.

    Petite nyonya, about SGD 90 more expensive than what you got last time at Robinson..but much cheaper if compare in MY.

    My kitchen and me, do try out. Thanks.

    Choi yen, Thanks.

    HK Choo, Thanks for stopping by.

    Swee San, yes, hope so, hehehe..

    J.O, you know, she is having same height with me now, I started to shrink, hahaha..

  65. To all anonymous who want to know where i get this KA, I have sent your an email and I hope you have received it by now.

    Janetan, could you tell me your email address, I will forward you the details.

  66. Doree, Thanks for your advise to Wendy.

    Anonymous, Thank you for stood up for me, but i think you have mis-understand Wendy, I know she was not trying to show off, because earlier I told her I was thinking to get a US blogger friend to carry back one unit back for me as I know US selling cheap,but I drop this idea as the unit is too heavy. Anyway, Thanks for your support.

    Wendy, don't worry, I have no concern over your comment here, glad you manage to get a cheaper unit.

  67. Sonia, is it your daughter's birthday or your birhtday? haha... Why you also got present from hubby? haha... Btw, wishing your daughter a very belated birthday! Oh, actually my daughter is only 3 years older than yours huh! She'll be getting more phone calls soon..... Busy mom! Enjoy your new toy and have lots of fun! I wish someone can sponsor me one! haha....
    Cheers, kristy

  68. Forgotten to mention your cake! hehe... The chocolate cake looks very seducing. Thanks alot for sharing.
    Cheers, kristy

  69. Kristy, Thanks for your kind words. Yes Yes, I better watch out all her calls, hahaha..

  70. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!!!

  71. Sonia,

    Can you also email me where did you get KA from Singapore? And how much it cost? I'll be moving to Sg in it'll be much easier for me.

    My email is

  72. Happy belated birthday to your daughter ;)

  73. First of all, happy birthday to your daughter! I love that you used my FAVORITE chocolate to decorate her cake, haha. Second, congrats on your new mixer! I have one of those too and it's just the greatest kitchen appliance in the world!

  74. wow...nice chocolate. your new toy is so cool!!

  75. Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

    I will definitely love this chocolaty cake! Nice new toy! I should expect more delicious cake from your kitchen, right?

    There are a lot of accessories for Kitchen Aid mixer, send me an email if you find some that I can get for you next CNY.

  76. Thanks to Sharon, tigerfish, Victoria and Agnes for your kind words.

    Thanks Colin, will let you know if I need some of the accessories. Thanks.

  77. Hi Sonia

    Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter = )

    I have also been dreaming of getting a KA but no space on my kitchen top and to store it in the cupboard... very "leh cheah" to bring it in and out if baking every other day ! So still thinking = )

    Would appreciate it very much if you could email me where you got it in Spore and also the price = ) so may make dreaming into reality if the price fits my budget.

    Thank you and blessings on you

  78. Hi Sonia,
    I would like to know the price & place where you got your KA too.
    Can send me the detail? Thanks in advanced.


  79. hi Sonia,

    Do you mind to share with me how much and where can i get the KA from sg? my email is


  80. Hi, I would like to know where did you get your KA in sg at cheaper price? I bought one from US but i totally forgot the voltage difference between US and Msia and it just spoilt once i switch it on T_T

  81. Hi Sonia,

    I'm looking for a KA in SG with cheaper price.
    May I have the contact number please?

    Please email me at

    Thank you so much.


  82. Hi Sonia, can pls share where did you get your KA in Singapore? My email add is
    Thanks, Melanie

  83. Hi Sonia, I'm a big fan of your blog. May I know where to get a cheaper KA mixer in SG? My email is thank you

  84. Hi Sonia :) This is Carmen! Just wanted to let you know that I've tried this cake out and my friends absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I actually replaced the caster sugar with dark brown muscovado sugar as I didn't have any caster sugar, and the egg white did not rise until stiff peaks, of course! Nevertheless, it still turned out alright, and my friends love it! Thank you so much :)


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