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Monday, January 21, 2013

Cold oven cream cheese mini pound cakes


We're back to regular programming , folks ! lol

There are loads of photos to be uploaded again though I'm planning to delete some of the earlier blog posts .....

Don't worry , you won't miss those hee hee

Thank you loads , Ann of Anncoo Journal for the suggestion re cropping photos and on how to do it as well ! lol Oh ! I've won Ann's giveaway , again  ^___^

Have you ever wonder why if baking a cake in a cold oven , that is , without preheating it first really works ?

Well , wonder no more , it does and it's as yummy as the one baked in a preheated oven ....

The lemon zest and fresh ginger adds a nice contrast to the richness of the cake , good thing that I've thrown out my ground ginger because using freshly grated ginger  is way better er if you love ginger , that is !

I baked mine in muffin tins and you'll laugh when you see my freshly baked mini cakes ^___^ ''



Recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman via Mich of Eat a piece of cake

I made 14 2x1-inch cake

 115 grams cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
113 grams unsalted butter , at room temperature
113 grams cream cheese , at room temp
1 1/4 cups sugar ( I used a generous 2/3 cup )
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest

* Butter muffin tins .
* Combine flour , baking powder and salt in a small bowl . Beat cream cheese , butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy , about 3 minutes ; add eggs one at a time , mixing after each addition and scraping down sides as necessary . Beat in vanilla , ginger and lemon zest .
* With mixer on low , gradually add flour , when all the flour has been added , mix for 30 seconds on medium  .
* Pour batter in the prepared tins , about 3/4 full .
* Bake for 325°F / 150°C for 28 minutes or until a toothpick or a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean .


This post is linked to the blog hop event Bake Along hosted by Zoe of Bake for happy kids , Joyce of Kitchen flavours and Lena of Frozen wings




Do check out some blogging friends baked goodies !



20 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,
    Your mini version looks cute! Mini version is very popular with some of our Bake-Along friends! They look fantastic!
    Glad that you've enjoyed the cake!
    Thank you for stopping by my garden and for following too! I have neglected my garden this past year, but have plans to re-organize after CNY!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Any recipe with cream cheese on it gets my vote ! lol Definitely one of my yummiest bakes :D

      Joyce , I just can imagine all those plants in your garden *sigh* ;D

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  2. Hi Anne! I realised you are baking/making mini or indivual served version of the original recipe lately. I like that.

    Have you resolved all the photo problems with google?

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    1. Alvin , I think small portion , less calorie , not ! lol They look cute , aren't they ? :D

      Nah , I think as Ann of Anncoo Journal commented , I've used all my free 1 gb storage in Blogger but a little notice prior to deletion of all photos would be nice , right ?

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  3. Hi Anne,

    I've realised that your blog has problem with your photo and can't access to it late last week... Please remember to back up your blog after you fix your problem.... I didn't know that until my husband told me too *sign*

    Your freshly baked cakes look so cute with little "bum" sticking out :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe , good thing that only those photos were deleted instead of the blog site :

      I guess those little bump on top of each cupcakes will make one or two more cakes :D

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  4. oh yeah, cream cheese for the win!! :D

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  5. They are adorable with such soft and moist texture. I will enjoy lemon and ginger flavor.

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  6. these are beautiful! really liking your photography on these.

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  7. oh, you got a flower mould too? that's very pretty. As for the mini ones..hehehe..mini volcano..i wonder why...yes the cake is great in texture and i can see yours lookng fluffy too! thanks for baking with us!

    btw, me, joyce and zoe were just talking abt backing up our blog after reading your painful experience!

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    1. Lena , mini volcano indeed ! The rose-shaped cakes are cute , right ? Though they look a tad pale compare to those baked in a regular tins :D

      I still have to do it re backing up blog posts :P But will do it for sure ......

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  8. Hi Anne, love the golden little cakes.
    I think from now I will upload my pictures onto Flickr or Picassa and link the photos into the blog to avoid using up the storage...

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  9. Anne, I was just checking out the new entitlements for Google, new accounts have 5GB of storage inclusive of photos. How about writing in to Blogger and ask to be moved to the new plan?

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    1. Mich , thanks for the heads up , will surely look at it :)

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  10. I like how you bake them into mini size, handy to eat!

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  11. These sound delicious and those little rose shaped cakes are so beautiful!

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  12. Whew! Glad your photo problems have been solved! What a pain. I've made a large pound cake which started in a cold oven...it's one of my favorites! So I know your mini-cakes must be just as wonderful. Love the cute shapes!!!

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  13. Hi Anne, wow.... so cute and lovely mini size cake. You got save 4 pieces for me?
    Like the texture, look so soft.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  14. That little bump can be mistaken as a madeline don't it?

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  15. These are so cute & lovely! Glad that you've solved the problem with your photos. Till now I've not finish uploading some of the photos of my blog ! :( BTW how do you re-backing your blog? I'm a real PC dummy!

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