Ristiäiskakku / Christening Cake

Oh my godness where should I start?

This cake right here, what a hell of a project. It was my first cake order ever so you might guess what kind of a stress I was in.

You know the shows like Cake Factory etc, right? At first, everything goes well, no stress at all, the fondant acts nicely and everything's calm. But then, something really dramatic happens and it seems like no one can deal with it. Something like they drop the whole cake or the fondant flowers crack or something. This happened to me.

I was doing pretty well until I started rolling the blue fondant on top. It was a disaster. I had to re-do it for at least five time just because it got stuck to the table. After finally managing to get the whole piece of fondant out of the table and re-rolling it I somehow did survive and got it on top of the cake. Smoothing it is a whole new story. 

At least the cake is delicious, and after all, that's all that matters right?

After many hours, many "wohoo!!"s, too many dishes, a few tears, desperate moments and kilometers it is finally done.

Can we get a "hell yeah!"?

Kakkupohja: http://www.kinuskikissa.fi/vinkkeja/?hakusivu=1
Täytteet: http://www.kinuskikissa.fi/mustikka-vaniljatayte/?hakusivu=1


Suklaakeksineliöt / Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (with a Secret Ingredient)

First, look at that oozing chocolate. Second, guess what the secret ingredient might be? 

I'll help you. It's something healthy. Something that might not come up to your mind at first. Something people don't usually use in desserts.

Still not quite there yet? Well.

Yes. Chickpeas! 

I'm not going to chatter about how I couldn't taste them at all and it was SO UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS (nor am I saying it wasn't unbelievably tasty, I just assume you guys know I won't post anything that tastes weird up here). But let me be honest with you. I'm always skeptic when it comes to healthy baking. Who wouldn't be? I mean, recipe that contains chickpeas CAN NOT be good, right? But trust me people. It was.

Even my brother AND my boyfriend (either one won't even taste most of my vegetarian/vegan things I make) ate these, didn't puke and actually told me they liked them! I'm 100 % sure anyone who likes traditional chocolate oatmeal cookies will like these too. Just don't tell them there are chickpeas and they'll eat them just like any other cookie. Trust me, I've tried it and it worked.

And even the cookie dough was delicious! It didn't smell (or look) very appealing but tasted almost just like real
not so healthy cookie dough.

I guess I don't have to tell you the fact I was very happy finishing the rest of the cookie dough all by myself with a spoon.. It was that delicious.

Author: Chocolate covered Katie
  • 2 cans (500 g total, once drained) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed very well
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (I used only 1 cup and it was still sweet enough)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Blend everything but the chocolate chips very well in a food processor (not a blender). Mix in the chocolate chips and pour into an oiled 10-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake the pie for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • 2 tlk (yhteensä 500 g) kikherneitä
  • 2 1/2 dl kaurahiutaleita
  • 1/2 dl makeuttamatonta omenahilloa tms.
  • 3 rkl rypsiöljyä
  • 2 tl vaniljaa
  • 1/2 tl ruokasoodaa
  • 2 tl leivinjauhetta
  • 3 1/2 dl fariinisokeria 
  • 200 g suklaahippuja
  1. Lämmitä uuni 175 asteeseen.
  2. Sekoita kaikki muut ainekset paitsi suklaa monitoimikoneessa. Annoin monitoimikoneen pyöriä muutaman minuutin, mutta seos jäi silti hieman karkeaksi. Kannattaa siis sekoitella hyvä tovi, jos et halua sattumia.
  3. Sekoita joukkoon suklaahiput ja kaada öljyttyyn, 24 cm irtopohjavuokaan.
  4. Paista 35-40 minuuttia. Anna jäähtyä väh. 10 minuuttia ennen reunojen poistamista.


Banaanikakku / Banana Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Do you have ripened bananas sitting on the counter, waiting for somebody?

Or do you just feel like a simple, old fashioned banana cake with thick, vanilla cream cheese frosting? 

Well, I've got a solution for you. A recipe for this moist, delicious cake for you to whip up for a quick sweet tooth fix.
I was amazed how damn amazing banana bread tasted when I first tried it. It wasn't even near as banana-y as I though which I think was a good thing. Don't get me wrong, I love bananas, I just don't like the way they get really mushy if they're warm or cooked. But boy was I surprised. Moist, sweet, cake-y texture. What else can you ask from a bread? Seriously one of my favorite ways to use ripened bananas.

And then there's this terrifically delicious cake you can eat worry-free for breakfast, I mean, it contains banana and banana's healthy, right? You can always omit the frosting while this cake turns kinda into a banana bread and you can add different kinds of toppings you like (I LOVE Nutella spread all over my slice of banana bread..). Not a bad idea, was it? 

The original recipe contained poppy seeds, but I kinda forgot them... Tell me if you tried this with the seeds and tell me your opinion!


Adapted from: Butteryum

  • 2 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • (1/2 cup poppy seeds)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • the seeds of one vanilla bean
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • milk for thinning the frosting
  • fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream the butter with sugar and sour cream until fluffy. Beat in egg, mashed bananas and vanilla. 
  3. Sift the flour, salt and baking into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the poppy seeds, if using.
  4. Spread the mixture into a greased 8x8 baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle just comes out clean.
  5. Cool before frosting.
  6. To make the frosting mix all the ingredients until it's thick but spreadable. Taste and add lemon juice as needed.
  7. Frost the cake when cooled completely. 


  • 2 rkl huoneenlämpöistä voita
  • 1 1/2 dl sokeria
  • 1 prk ranskankermaa (reilu desi)
  • 1 kananmuna
  • 1 rkl vaniljasokeria
  • 2 1/2 dl jauhoja
  • 1/4 tl suolaa
  • 1/2 tl ruokasoodaa
  • (1 dl unikonsiemeniä)
  • 100 g mausamatonta tuorejuustoa
  • 2 rkl voita
  • 1 vaniljatanko
  • 5 dl tomusokeria
  • maitoa kuorrutteen ohentamiseen
  • sitruunamehua
  1. Sekoita voi, sokeri ja ranskankerma keskenään. Lisää kananmuna, banaani ja vaniljasokeri ja sekoita tasaiseksi.
  2. Siivilöi jauhot, suola ja ruokasooda sekaan. Sekoita vain kunnes seos on tasaista. Kääntele sekaan unikonsiemenet, jos käytät niitä.
  3. Kaada taikina voideltuun 20x20 kokoiseen uunivuokaan ja paista 175 asteessa noin 25 minuuttia tai kunnes kullanruskeaa.
  4. Anna jäähtyä kokonaan.
  5. Sekoita kaikki kuorrutteen aineet sekaisin, kunnes seos on paksua mutta levittyvää. Maista ja lisää sitruunamehua tarpeen mukaan.
  6. Kuorruta vasta kokonaan jäähtynyt kakku.


Juustopasta / Mac 'n' Cheese

What d'you do when you have been away from your blog a long time?

Come up with a wonderful recipe that contains goat's cheese and strong cheddar? 

Good enough, eh?

Isn't that one of the sexiest dishes ever? Imagine a plateful of that cheese oozing macaroni all over your plate as you start to gobble this beautiful creation aka Two Cheese Mac 'N' Cheese. FOODPORN right here. No wonder this was almost gone before I got the chance to take another plate...

Ainekset (neljälle)
  • 250 g makaronia
  • 75 g vaaleaa cheddar-juustoa, raastettuna
  • 100 g vuohenjuustoa, murusteltuna
  • 1/2 dl ruokakermaa
  • 2 rkl ruohosipulia
  • suolaa ja pippuria

  1. Keitä pasta suolavedessä, kunnes se on al dente. Valuta ja laita takaisin kattilaan.
  2. Lisää juustot, kerma ja ruohosipuli. Mausta suolalla ja pippurilla ja sekoita.
  3. Kaada seos pienehköön uunivuokaan ja paista 200 asteessa noin 15 minuuttia, tai kunnes ruoka kuplii ja juusto on hieman ruskistunut.


For four
Author: Carla Bardi
  • 1/2 lb macaroni
  • 2 1/2 oz strong cheddar, grated
  • 3 1/2 oz goat's cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly spray a medium cooking tin and set aside.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and put back into the pot.
  3. Add the cheeses, cream and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 15 minutes or until it bubbles and the cheese has browned a bit.