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Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes and Giveaway

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have had a great holiday and a jolly good time celebrating New Year's eve. I'm sure 2013 will be an awesome year which will also bring peace and happiness to everyone.
For my first post for 2013, I'm sharing with you these Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes. These 'Golden' Chocolate Cakes are made up of a combination of golden cheese powder and  valrhona cocoa powder. The mini cakes turned out soft and a little cheesy with the fragrance of chocolate as well. They're perfect for party as the baking time only takes about 12 minutes. You may not be able to find this golden cheese powder here because this cheese powder was brought back from Taiwan when my friend was holidaying there recently but you can definitely replace it with grated cheddar cheese instead. After reading the recipe, please stay put to join the giveaway below.

Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes

    Ingredients : makes 24

     80g Butter, softened
     80g Sugar
     1 tsp Vanilla extract
     2 tbsp Natural yoghurt/sour cream
     2 Eggs, 70g each
     120g Plain flour
     1 tsp Baking powder
     1/8 tsp Salt
     15g Golden cheese powder
     60g Fresh milk
     1 tbsp Valrhona cocoa powder mix with
     1 1/2 tbsp hot water as cocoa paste

  • Grease two mini muffin pans and set aside.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder and salt together, add golden cheese powder into it and mix them well, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add 2 tbsp natural yoghurt, mix well. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla extract until well blended.
  • Add flour mixture and milk alternately into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Divide batter into two portion. One portion mix well with cocoa paste.
  • Use a teaspoon and scoop chocolate mixture into mini cake pan half full and top up with plain batter.
  • Bake at preheated oven 180 degree C and bake for 10-12 minutes or when skewer inserted into cake and comes out clean. Remove cake from cake pan and leave to cool completely on wire rack.

You can find the golden cheese powder here in Taiwan

OK, friends and readers, first of all I want to express my heartfelt thanks for all your wonderful blog comments, support to Anncoo Journal and caring in my short absence from blogging last year.  To show my appreciation, I'm giving away these pretty key chains with quotation quotes and cutey fruit note pads to four lucky winners.

  • How to join:
  • Readers from Malaysia, Singapore, foreign countries (anyone in the world) and of course not forgetting my dear silent readers will each receive one key chain and a cutey fruit note pad .
  • To enter the giveaway, please leave your comment with your name, blog name or email address and state where are you from (which country).
  • Giveaway starts today 1st January and ends on next Monday 6th January 2013  9pm Singapore time.
  • The four lucky winners will be randomly picked through random.org and will be announced by next Wednesday 9th January 2013.

Good luck everyone and have a wonderful New Year 2013!


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  1. Oh please these are so lovely, I want!!!

    GOOD LUCK to you for the new year!!! May 2013 be the best and happiest year for you.

    Can I pm you my email and also my state?

    1. Happy New Year, Kopi Soh :)
      Please mention you're from S'pore or Malaysia.

  2. Diane, www.muminthemaking.com, Singapore

  3. Happy new year to you. I'm from Malaysia, www.jesdelicorner.blogspot.com

  4. Ann。。。我是来自马国的karen,新年快乐 :)。。我的部落格是www.karen-ho.blogspot.com

  5. I am 'Enjoy n Bake' from Malaysia, www.leemeiyoong@yahoo.com.my .Good job! Ann, for being early bird to blog in 2013. Hope to get more recipes for this year.Happy 2013.

  6. Blessed new year to you, Ann. May 2013 be a year full of creations. Dalyn, dalyn.chia@gmail.com, Singapore.

  7. Happy new year Ann! Good to know that you're well and baking often now.
    Please include me in your giveaway.

    Jane, Passionate About Baking from Singapore! :)

  8. Happy New Year~~Ann

    I'm from Malaysia.

  9. Happy New Year, Ann! May 2013 bring all good things to you and your family. I love those mini cakes, will try them soon. Oh, those gifts are so lovely but I am never lucky in this sort of thing. But who knows, eh? My email : phong.hong8@gmail.com. I'm from Malaysia :)

  10. These cakes are lovely!
    I'm a Finn living in Singapore :)

  11. Hi Ann, what lovely cupcakes, love the colors. Came over to wish you a Happy New Year. And to join the giveaway, am Mich from www.pieceofcake.sg from Singapore :)

  12. Happy New Year~I am from Malaysia, I hope I am a lucky one! www.bluelittlekitchen.blogspot.com

  13. Happy New Year to you, Ann!! Wish you have plenty of health this awesome year 2013.

    Hopefully I'm lucky enough to win this. :)


  14. Happy 2013! What a great way to start the year. :)

    Eileen, xy_lotus@yahoo.com, Singapore

  15. Happy New Year Ann. I love following ur blog. Great recipes n great pic.

    I am from Singapore. adeline_14@hotmail.com


  16. www.cook4youme.blogspot.com


  17. Hi! Wish you n yr family a very happy, healthy n prosperous yr 2013.

    like to surf yr blog every morning n days. Yr recipes easily let me start my everyday life in cooking n baking without any doubts. Yr lovely n delicious recipes hv made my mother in law loves them so much. Thanks.

    Pauline, lian1212@yahoo.co.uk frm Kedah, Malaysia.

  18. Ann,
    礼物我就不拿了,来吃你的小蛋糕 :)

  19. hi ann.. happy new year to u & yr family.. nice knowing u although through intenet only :)

    i wanna join too.. just like Phong Hong, never lucky with any kind of thing hehe.. u've got my email already right? :)

  20. Happy new year Ann! I want, I want! So cute, cannot tahan!

    Btw, the two tone chocolate and gold cake is very striking!


  21. Happy New Year Ann! Include me in the giveaway ;)
    Cathy frm Cathy's Joy (Spore)

  22. Ur mini golden chocolate cakes looks delicious !
    Ling yuen chin, from Kuching, Malaysia
    Email: ling-yc@hotmail.com

  23. Have a Blessed New Year, Ann!! I would love to join in the Fun, a good beginning to 2013!!

    Reanaclaire from http://reanaclaire.com - Malaysia

    Thank you!!

  24. Happy New Year Ann! I like your blog with the wonderful recipes <3 Thanks! aihongyan2006@yahoo.com (Ai hong from Malaysia )

  25. Hi Anncoo

    Blessed 2013 to you.

    I just tried out your recipe for the Yoghurt Muffins (without butter) and they taste delicious. Eating them for me is without guilt of the extra fat.

    I will certainly bake more cakes using this recipe as I am very conscious of fat be they oil or butter, I will avoid using fats for my bakes at all cost.

    Priscilla Poh

  26. Happy New year everyone!
    I would like to join the contest. My email address: jessiechengyp@hotmail.com from singapore. I enjoyed reading ur blog
    Thanks for the pretty recipes

    Jessie cheng

  27. Happy & Prosperous New Year 2013!!

    I am your silent reader from Singapore :)

    Susan Yeow

  28. Hi Ann, yummylicious cupcake, look so pretty.

    Love your giveaway, so cute.
    I'm from Malaysia.

  29. Happy New year to you too!
    The first thing I noticed about these little cakes is the mix of yogurt and butter- no wonder so moist!!!
    I'm from Perth, Western Australia and www.theduckquacking.blogspot.com (More Than Words!)

  30. New Year Greetings to you Ann from UK!
    A lovely first post to start the year! Love the domed mini-cakes, if only I could get my Madeleines to do that I'd be happy!
    Looking forward to your wonderful bakes & beautiful photography!

    Lynne (Plumleaf)

  31. Happy New Year to you and your family too. Can't help drooling over your pictures, simply awesome! I hail from Malaysia ..... Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes

  32. Hi Ann! Welcome back! I was looking forward and wondering what would be your 1st dish for this new year! Great golden mini cakes!!! Oh yes, not forgetting the giveaways.....they are so pretty! I am from Singapore!!

  33. Hello Ann, Happy New Year to you & your family!!! Wah, your bakes always look so yummy. I really love reading your blog. I will definitely try baking these cakes.

    I'm from Spore. My email is corin@singnet.com.sg


  34. hi~ cyndi from Selangor, Malaysia! love the notes!!

  35. Hi Ann, Happy New Year! You are really the best, to blog even on New Year's Day with a beautiful recipe no less =). My email is pk.chong@gmail.com. I'm Pohken from Malaysia.

  36. Ann , did you say cheese ?! I wonder why I haven't buy some cheese powder yet :D Your cakes look , as always , fantastic and absolutely yummy ! I just bookmarked it and will bake it as soon as I can get my hands on some cheese powder ....

    Hah ! I hope I'll win some of these cute stuff :D

    That cake stand is really good as a giveaway as well ! lol

    Btw , I wish you and you family the best in 2013 ! Here's to more awesome and gorgeous posts in the year ahead - Cheers !!!

  37. Wow wow wow. wat a beauty. Happy new year Ancoo

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  39. Howdy from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Good luck to you in 2013 and looking forward to more brilliant recipes from you.

  40. 新年快乐哟:)
    偶住在jb malaysia~~

  41. The fruit notepad is so cute and lovely. I'm Mel..been your silent reader... and my blog is http://melspantrykitchen.blogspot.com/ from Malaysia.

  42. 新年快乐,祝福你美丽每一天。

    好吸引人的小礼物,我来凑凑热闹。。。eileenlml.blogspot.com from Penang, Malaysia.


  43. Happy new year, Ann! I love your mini cakes, I have some cheese powder left, I can use it for this. I would like to take part in your give away. I am Min from Min's blog, Ipoh :-)

  44. Hi Ann,
    Wish you have a Blessed Happy New Year in 2013!
    Love your golden cheese and chocolate cupcakes.
    Look so moist and nice!

    I am like Phong Hong never lucky in anything..but no harm trying:p hor!!
    Me from Malaysia.

  45. Happy new year to you. Thanks for your recipes, always simple to follow and reliable too. I am Lian, cooklovesgod@blogspot.sg

  46. Happy 2013(^^)

  47. They are all so lovely, wishing you a bountiful 2013

    I'm Kristen from Malaysia.

  48. Hi Ann, wishing you a Happy New Year! Really glad to have known you in 2012 ;) Hoping to get to know you better and view more of your recipes in 2013!

    Yen, http://goodyfoodies.blogspot.com

  49. Hi! Happy New Year!
    Alvin (Singapore)
    Blog : dessertingbeauty.blogspot.com (newbie blog x.x)
    Email: the_g.e.n.e.s.i.s@hotmail.com

  50. Wow, these are so cute and the giveaways are darling. I'm in Australia but speak with an American accent. :) Happy New Year, Ann!

  51. So yummy! I want some too.. Happy new year!

  52. Beautiful golden sweets. Happy new year!

  53. Happy new year Ann, and so kind of you with the giveaway.
    I don't want to miss the chance :)

    DG - Testedandtasted.blogspot.com - Singapore

  54. Happy New Year, Ann! Your Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes look very pretty and delicious. Thanks for linking it up at my Cake Linky Party.

    What a wonderful giveaway! All the best to everyione!

  55. Happy New Year to you too, Ann.
    Those mini cakes look fantastic. I love the presentation.

  56. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesJanuary 2, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Lovely looking cuppies: ) Happy New Year! Eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees, SG

  57. I'm one of the silent readers you mentioned :) Happy new year!
    kingkongsale AT gmail DOT com :)

    1. Forgot to mention I'm from Australia :)

  58. Happy New Year! what a nice way to begin your fist post..golden cakes!! very auspicious..gOLD!! haha! Am from Malaysia.

  59. Thanks for sharing. ^_^ a blessed 2013 to u.


  60. Happy New Year, Ann! Your blog is so inspirational and you're like my online baking guru. I love your blog!

    Name: Christine
    Blog: www.mywanderingstory.com
    Country: Malaysia


  61. The mini cakes look cute and delicious. Happy new year to you and family.

  62. happy new year to u too.....wonderful mini cakes!

    Austin n Iris Family - MK Moon in M'sia

  63. Happy New Year Ann! Wow, such a nice way to start the new year for your readers! Well, you know I'm Honeybeesweets in Singapore lah....hehehe

  64. Really love your amazing blog .Also admire your baking skills and your generosity to share your recipes.Always look forward to reading your blog and learn new things.I am one of your silent reader who really appreciates your blog.Thank you and wishing you a great year ahead.

    My email is apckk2@gmail.com

  65. Really love your amazing blog .Also admire your baking skills and your generosity to share your recipes.Always look forward to reading your blog and learn new things.I am one of your silent reader who really appreciates your blog.Thank you and wishing you a great year ahead.

    My email is apckk2@gmail.com

  66. Hi Ann,

    Happy New Year !!!

    I'm your silent reader Janice from Malaysia. My email addy is kuennie6@yahoo.com

    Hope I'm lucky enough to receive your generous giveaways.

  67. Happy new year to you! i have been a silent reader for quite a while and must say that you have a wonderful blog:) I am octopusmum fr singapore and my email is spyap03@gmail.com

  68. Dear Ann

    The mini cakes are so delightful. I will want to make them one day. Thanks for the recipe.

    I am www.happyfeetmama.blogspot.com from Malaysia.


  69. Happy New year to you....Those cup cakes look lovely and yum....I am always amazed by the photography skills you have...rock on....never seen such fruit type note pads...they look cute...

  70. Hi Ann,
    Have been a silent reader of yours and an ardent fan too.... I hv tried a number of yr recipes eg Charlotte aux fraises (which I left a comment), piggy moon cakes, savory pumpkin cake and kiwi jelly. Tq so much for sharing...
    I'm Celina and I'm fr Malaysia.

  71. i can see your mini cake is very moist and good. Nice cakes to usher this New Year..Have a blessed New Year ahead.

  72. I like the sweet and savory aspect of the cakes! Beautiful "high-tea style" presentation. LOVE!

  73. A very blessed new year to you and your family!
    Can i please request for the "Be Happy" keychain to remind myself to do that everyday?
    Thanks a million!
    hazel, hlkz@yahoo.com.sg, singapore

  74. Ann I always love your baked goods. I will have to show my daughter...she wants to be the baker in the family! :) Interesting with the cheese powder, don't think I've seen that before...of course I haven't been shopping in Taiwan either. ;)

  75. Hi Ann, ty for this wonderful giveaway! (:
    I wonder how the golden cheese powder taste like. You have a pic of the packaging? And where your friend bought? My friends are in tw now. Heeeeee (:


    1. Hi Jasmine, I've already updated the link below my recipe. The package was in 100g and I already threw the plastic away after opening up. I remember the shop name is 艾佳MAMA烘焙 or you can go to the facebook.

  76. happy new year to you too hun! these mini cakes look adorable :D

    and what a sweet giveaway.

    here is my info:
    name: abeer (cakewhiz)
    email: cakewhiz@gmail.com
    blog: www.cakewhiz.com
    country: Chicago, USA

  77. As usually, you have wonderfull recipe. It's look great,tasty & yummy to me^^. I hope I can make as pretty as yours, may be a little hard to get golden cheese powder in here but I'll try to find it.. bless me, hihiy
    Hope you and big families always in happines for this year and next..

  78. Ann, love these little cute cupcakes, nice!

  79. Happy New Year,... I'm from UK. Just found your blog,... You're so good, how I wish I can bake like you. My email address is: s_alihin@yahoo.com.au

  80. Hi

    I'm Saralyn from Singapore :)

  81. Hello Ann, Happy New Year! We came back to Sydney yesterday! For the 1st time, the custom officer didn't check on our luggage bags so the golden cheese powder was able to "import" here safely, hehehe! Lovely looking mini cakes, like the golden colour, what a good symbolic colour for welcoming a new year!

    1. Hi Jessie, finally you're back home. Must be a fruitful and an enjoyable holiday meeting so many bloggers. Hope to see you again, my dear friend :)
      Thanks for your gift too, I love it very much!

  82. Really cute stuff to give away! Your mini cakes look very pretty too! Best of luck to every one:D
    Jeannie of Baking Diary from Malaysia:)

  83. Oh wow.....your cheese is really golden! I have never seen such beautiful golden cheese powder. Adds such a lovely colour to your cake. Love it! I actually ate so much cake the past 2 weeks until I'm quite frightened of cakes. But looking at your lovely cakes, I feel like eating again....hehe.

    Love your giveaway, especially the key chains! You know I received so many boxes of chocolate this past 2 weeks that I'm really turning into a chocoholic! :D My gosh, if I get that chocoholic key chain, I think I should just hang it round my neck until I finish eating all the chocolates....haha. Oh wait...almost forgot. My blog is http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com and I'm from Scotland.

    Wishing you a great start to the new year!

  84. cannot wait for the announcement!

  85. Hi, Im Maz from Terengganu, Malaysia.

    really admire with your blog and your giveaway. By the way, i'm produce cheese powder with CHEEZE MAZ brand.

    Really hope win this giveaway for early 2013.


    1. Hi Maz, Sorry this giveaway already closed on 6th January. You may like to subscribe my blog so that you can my receive my posts update in the future.
      Happy weekend!