Category: Slices and Cakes

How To Make A Frozen ‘Elsa’ Birthday Cake

Frozen Elsa Birthday Cake Feature

Finally I’ve been able to get my butt at the computer desk and package this little treasure of a cake up for you all! I’m guessing it may not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you are the Parent, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle or Friend of an avid ‘Frozen’ fan you’re in the right place! We recently celebrated our baby girl Alani’s 4th Birthday and Elsa was invited! Just check out the reception she was given!…….

Finally I've been able to get my butt at the computer desk and package this little treasure of a cake up for you all! I'...

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Malteser Cookie Slice

malteser cookie slice featureThe plan was to start lowering the sugar levels but I’m finding that a little difficult when there’s still SO MUCH Easter chocolate in our house. I’ve got to use it up some how so I’m

The plan was to start lowering the sugar levels but I'm finding that a little difficult when there's still SO MUCH Easte...

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Easter Pizza Triple Choc Bark

Easter Pizza Triple Choc Bark

With Easter being just days away I couldn’t resist but to jump on the Easter Chocolate Bark Wagon, I mean seriously what’s not to love?

I decided to Triple Choc things up with some Milk, White and Dark Chocolate and THEN added just a little bit MORE sweetness with treasure like m&m speckled Easter eggs, marshmallows and Cookies & Cream Pods. Anymore chocolate and I think it would be overdone, heheheh NEVER!!!  Overdone doesn’t exist for this little treasure, you should squish as much as you possibly can into this Easter Pizza Triple Choc Bark.

With Easter being just days away I couldn't resist but to jump on the Easter Chocolate Bark Wagon, I mean seriously what...

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Triple Delight Easter Chocolate Ripple Cake

 

Triple Delight Easter Chocolate Ripple Cake

And so the Easter treasures continue………

I’m in some serious chocolate heaven at the moment, please don’t think too badly of me hehehehe… I will confess ‘My name is Dannielle, AKA Zamamabakes and I am addicted to

  And so the Easter treasures continue......... I'm in some serious chocolate heaven at the moment, please don't think t...

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Chewy Gooey Easter Egg Slice

 

Chewy Gooey Easter Egg Slice feature

I’m going to apologise in advance…… ‘SORRY’ (but not really), with Easter being less than a month away things aren’t going to be overly healthy around this neck of the woods, unless of course we made our own rules and said

  I'm going to apologise in advance...... 'SORRY' (but not really), with Easter being less than a month away things aren...

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Mini Pecan Tarts

Mini pecan Tarts feature

Zadada came home from work last week complaining about the price ($5) a café was charging for a skinny piece of pecan pie (have I told you Zadada’s an accountant?). When I asked if he bought a slice he said 

Zadada came home from work last week complaining about the price ($5) a café was charging for a skinny piece of pecan pi...

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Easy Chocolate Slice – Fabulous Foodie Fridays #40

Happy Foodie Friday lovely people!

So that exciting news I spoke of on Tuesday……….

I’m very excited to announce I’ve teamed up with the gorgeous Lucy from Bake Play Smile and Lauren from Create Bake Make to bring you the Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party each and every week! Let me just say I’m feeling very honoured to be working with these 2 beautiful, talented and inspiring ladies, I’ve been enjoying following, drooling over both these ladies blogs and taking part in FFF’s for almost a year now,……. I know I have a lot to bake up to!

If you’re visiting FFF’s for the first time, (here’s a little bit of info about how the party runs. Each Friday (well actually, late each Thursday night), Lauren, Lucy and now myself host a Fabulous Foodie Fridays party. We ask food bloggers to link up their favourite recipes for us to share… and drool over. It’s a little bit like an instant cookbook each and every week (and a great place to do your meal planning for the following week).

Last week we had an amazing collection of recipes linked up – Thank you! I now know what Lucy and Lauren mean when they say it’s so hard to narrow down their favourites each week, you guys share so much deliciousness.  Here’s what I decided on:

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These Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas from My Brown Paper Packages are going to be put to good use when we have our next barbecue, a much prettier option than my boring old potato bake.

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I love discovering recipes I haven’t tried before and this Baked Falafel and Labneh Salad from Champagne and Chips had my attention. I especially love that the falafel gets baked. A dish being added to my dinner menu!

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I think I did really well starting with 2 savoury dishes (I’m a major sweet tooth at heart) in my eyes no meal is complete without enjoying something sweet. I can’t wait to test out this Peach Cardamom Crumble Pie from Lila Wolff, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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Don’t forget to pop over to Bake Play Smile and Create Bake Make to see what treasures tempted their tastebuds last week!

Being my debut post for Fabulous Foodie Fridays I thought I’d revamp an old favourite of mine that’s a winner every time I make it……Easy Chocolate Slice. A gorgeous friend first introduced me to this slice about 5 years ago and since then I’ve made a few little tweaks along the way. What I love most about this Easy chocolate Slice is that you can be enjoying a slice (minus the icing) within 15 minutes of placing all your ingredients in the mixing bowl!

Sometimes I add a cup of chocolate chips to the mixture as an indulging optional extra, they work a treat.

Serve a slice warm with your favourite ice cream and topping and dessert is sorted! Better still sandwich a scoop of ice cream between 2 pieces of slice, sprinkle some maltesers on top, drizzle that topping over the lot and you’ll have your very own ice cream burger! (a personal fav in the Zamamabakes household)

This slice is very versatile, catering to those who like a nice, moist, cakey slice and those who like a crunchier biscuity slice, for the cakey version cook for just 10 mins for the biscuity go with 15-20 mins.

This would have to be one of the easiest slices I have made and one of the most popular amongst young and old!!!

Easy Chocolate Slice Feature

Easy Chocolate Slice instructions

 

 

Easy Chocolate Slice - Fabulous Foodie Fridays #40
 
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Recipe type: Slices
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups SR flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¾ cup coconut ( I substitute rolled oats if I'm out of coconut)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Optional extra:1 cup chocolate chips (for a double chocolate hit)
  • ICING:
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles, grated chocolate or coconut for decorating
Instructions
  1. Preheat a moderate oven
  2. Mix all ingredients together (how easy is that!) plus your optional extra choc chips if you're going for the double chocolate hit
  3. Press into lined slice tin
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes (10 if you like your slice soft and cakey)
  5. Ice with chocolate icing. Mix icing sugar, cocoa and gradually the milk together to get a smooth but not runny consistency. Spread over cooled slice and decorate with coconut, sprinkles, grated chocolate or just leave plain its up to you.
  6. I keep slice in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week if it lasts that long!

 

How do you like your slice……Cakey or Biscuity?

You’re Invited!

Lauren from Create Bake Make , Lucy from Bake Play Smile and now Dannielle from Zamamabakes have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

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Each week we’ll select 3 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured. 

The rules for the party are simple:

1. Please only link up food or drink related posts. You can share up to 3 posts each week. They don’t have to be recent posts, but please make them new to the ‘Fabulous Foodie Fridays’ party.

2. Simply add your links and they will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!

3. It’s sooo not a party without mingling…. please visit and comment on at least three other links that are near you in the list.

4. Follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with all the Fabulous Foodie Fridays goss!

Bake Play Smile:      Facebook    Instagram   Pinterest    Twitter

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5. Feel free to grab the Fabulous Foodie Fridays button and share the love around!

6. Leave a comment below so we know that you came and partied with us – we want to return the favour and visit you too.

* By adding your link, you are giving Bake Play Smile, Create Bake Make and Zamamabakes permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full recipe for party features and future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media. Oh and of course we will also let you know about upcoming Fabulous Foodie Fridays link parties!

 

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Lemon Lime Chia Cake

 

Lemon Lime Chia cake Feature

Chia seeds and I have formed a close relationship of late, mainly due to the fact that there’s about 1 kg of them sitting in my pantry and I don’t want to see them go to waste. They’ve been added to smoothies here, cookies here and now a yummy cake.

If chia seeds aren’t your thing or you don’t have any in the pantry that’s fine all these recipes will still turn out perfectly without them.

I love lemons and limes, particularly in baking and my vodka, they are so refreshingly deeeelicious!

This lemon lime chia cake would have to be one of the easiest cakes I make, everything gets thrown into the mixing bowl together and there’s NO noisy electric mixer required, just a wooden spoon with some easy mixing (the perfect cake to whip up when you have sleeping babies!). My baby slept through the cake creating part but woke just in time to help mix up the icing.

Mum popped out while I had this little treasure baking last weekend, once it was iced and prettied up with some shredded coconut I slid a slice in her direction, she commented how light, fluffy and moist it was, her eyes lit up even more when I told her no electric mixing services had been employed.

Simple recipes are always winners and this little treasure certainly fits that bill.

Here’s your How-To:

Lemon lime chia insructions

Lemon Lime Chia Cake

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Lemon Lime Chia Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lime rind
  • 125g melted butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ICING
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced)
  2. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  3. Combine SR flour, sugar, coconut, chia seeds, rinds, butter, eggs, milk and juices in a large bowl.
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. ICING
  8. Combine Icing sugar, butter and juice in a medium bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle coconut over the top.
  9. Store cake in an airtight container 4-5 days.

Do you have a favourite recipe only needing wooden spoon action?

Have you an abundance of chia seeds like me in your pantry? What’s your favourite way to enjoy them?

Until the next time…..

Zamamabakes

PS – I hope everyone affected by the crazy cyclonic weather in QLD & Northern NSW is fairing okay, fingers crossed there’s not too much damage. Stay high and dry lovelies.

 

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