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Oh how we love thee… let us count the Giveaways!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Now through Valentine’s Day, we’ll be bringing you a variety of blogs that are featuring reviews of our cakes plus your chance to win your very own Bake Me A Wish cake!  Today, we’re staring out with Cincinnati Coupons – “Where Saving Money is an Addiction!”  CC is a great place to stop in and get printable online coupons for your everyday needs.  They’re giving away one of our Red Velvet Chocolate cakes for Valentine’s Day – hurry!  You have to enter by February 8th.  Check out Cincinnati Coupons today (click the banner below)!

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Crumb Cake Recipes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Found at Rebel Without A Sauce….

When it rains, it pours. That line followed me around the entire time I was making blueberry muffins this past Wednesday, but let me start at the beginning. I had borrowed this wonderful book from the library and immediately, my mom pointed out a picture and barked at me to make it. Okay fine, there was no barking but there was definitely some form of unveiled “I’m your mother, do as I say” threat hanging in the air. No problem, I’ll take any opportunity to bake something new. Fast forward a couple of days and I was 5 minutes away from starting on the muffins when I realised that I had no baking powder. A frantic search online led me to a recipe for homemade baking powder (one part baking soda + two parts cream of tartar). Phew. When it was time for me to add the buttermilk, I realised that I forgot to make any. Vinegar+milk+10mins later and I still had a wide-eyed glimmer of hope. After filling in the muffin liners, despite me doubling the recipe so I would get 28 muffins, I only got 18. I’m not gonna sugar-coat it, I was pissed. The whole recipe had used up about 16oz of butter and all I got was 18 muffins and a hell of a lot of streusel leftover! And after all of that drama, I forgot to preheat the oven. OF COURSE! So after feeling like a complete and total ditz (like, oh my god, like), my muffins came out… ugly. As in “a face only a mother could love” kind of ugly. What’s the point of this long, lengthy story again? Oh right, I had plenty of streusel leftover from this bad experience.

And we all know that when life gives you crumbs, you bake a crumb cake of course!

Crumb Cake *adapted from here and here*
for cake
¾ cup flour
¼ cup castor sugar
1¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ egg (beat one large egg and use half of it)
¼ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
for streusel
6-7 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup AP flour
½ cup castor sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

-make the streusel ahead by melting the butter and letting it cool down
-whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl
-pour the butter into the bowl and mix it in with a fork
- squeeze the mixture with your hand to form larger lumps, then break them apart with your fingertips
-let the streusel stand for 10-15mins before using

-preheat oven to 325°F/165°C
-whisk the vegetable oil, egg, milk and vanilla together
-sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the bowl and mix well
-pour into a greased 8×8″ pan
-top the entire cake with the streusel and bake for 20-25mins, rotating the pan halfway through

An important note; This is not a cake with a a little bit of crumb topping. This is a crumb topping with a little bit of cake underneath. So yes, after pouring the batter into the pan, it might look like there isn’t enough and yes, the streusel might seem a lot but trust me, use the entire portion. The first time I baked this, I made the mistake of thinking that, after topping the cake with half the streusel topping, that it was enough. I mean after all, it covered the whole cake already. Do not make the same mistake I did, that one haunted me for weeks and weeks.


See the tiny brown gaps there? If you don’t use up all of the streusel, there would be a lot more unsightly brown gaps all over the top of the cake!

I know I started off this post on a negative note but this cake?

This cake gives off nothing but positive vibes. Soft, sweet, crumbly and all things nice basically. It’s delicious and fancy, without being a show-off. And best of all?

No leftovers!

The Speedy Gourmet: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
The name says it all!  These cakes are the things that we all wish for.  I was so thrilled when I found out I was going to be reviewing a Cookies and Cream Cake from Bake Me a Wish.

I waited patiently (okay, not really) for the cake to arrive and it was a happy moment when the UPS truck finally rolled down my court.   I ran inside with my cake and quickly opened it.  What I saw was a chocolate cake with cookie topping and it was calling my name.

Click here to read the full review and your chance to enter and WIN!

The Shower Diva gives us THUMBS UP!

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I love UPS and BakeMeAWish and my husband Patrick because all three worked together to get a new cake to me so that we could celebrate my birthday in style with the delicious (and I do mean delicious) cake that Denise sent to me. Mmmmm.

Looking for a gift that you want to send to a friend? Have someone overseas or in the military that you’d like to gift a “baked in the USA” package? Check out my newest favorite online bakery at BakeMeAWish.com.
They offer overnight shipping and friendly customer service!

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