Mini Golden Chocolate Cakes and Giveaway
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.
- 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.
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! 🙂
Hi Ann, yummylicious cupcake, look so pretty. Love your giveaway, so cute.I'm from Malaysia.http://ameliade-ssert.blogspot.com
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 : email@example.com. I'm from Malaysia 🙂
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)
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.http://my123favourites.blogspit.commui
Wow, these are so cute and the giveaways are darling. I'm in Australia but speak with an American accent. 🙂 Happy New Year, Ann!
Beautiful golden sweets. Happy new year!
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
They are all so lovely, wishing you a bountiful 2013I'm Kristen from Malaysia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! Happy New Year!Alvin (Singapore)Blog : dessertingbeauty.blogspot.com (newbie blog x.x)Email: email@example.com
Happy new year to you. Thanks for your recipes, always simple to follow and reliable too. I am Lian, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Howdy from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Good luck to you in 2013 and looking forward to more brilliant recipes from you.
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 email@example.com Corinna
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm Pohken from Malaysia.
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!!
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.谢谢分享这可爱的小蛋糕,嘻嘻!我们是台湾的粉丝,这个黄金芝士粉还有存货。
Wow wow wow. wat a beauty. Happy new year Ancoo
hi~ cyndi from Selangor, Malaysia! love the notes!!
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
Ann , did you say cheese ?! I wonder why I haven't buy some cheese powder yet 😀 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 :DThat cake stand is really good as a giveaway as well ! lolBtw , I wish you and you family the best in 2013 ! Here's to more awesome and gorgeous posts in the year ahead – Cheers !!!
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 🙂
HiI'm Saralyn from Singapore :)email@example.com
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.www.cheezemaz.blogspot.com
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!
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:)
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! 😀 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!
Hi Ann, finally baked these cupcakes today. They are lovely, tastes good. I wouldn't mind baking these often. BTW, I used all yoghurt instead of milk since it is only 60 ml but I believe the cupcakes will be more aromatic with milk. I'll be sharing this recipe in my blog for future referencing with a link back to you. Thanks for sharing so many lovely cupcake recipes here.
Hi Kimmy, So happy to hear that you liked these cupcakes. No problem at all… I also think there is not much difference in using all yogurt in the recipe. 🙂
happy new year to you too hun! these mini cakes look adorable 😀
and what a sweet giveaway.
here is my info:
name: abeer (cakewhiz)
country: Chicago, USA
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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..
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!
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!
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. 😉
Ann, love these little cute cupcakes, nice!
cannot wait for the announcement!
I like the sweet and savory aspect of the cakes! Beautiful "high-tea style" presentation. LOVE!
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
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 (:
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.
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, email@example.com, singapore
So yummy! I want some too.. Happy new year!
I'm one of the silent readers you mentioned 🙂 Happy new year!Adrienekingkongsale AT gmail DOT com 🙂
Forgot to mention I'm from Australia 🙂
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.Anna My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks for sharing. ^_^ a blessed 2013 to u.Fernhttp://nv-fei-xia.blogspot.com/Malaysia
The mini cakes look cute and delicious. Happy new year to you and family.
happy new year to u too…..wonderful mini cakes!Austin n Iris Family – MK Moon in M'sia
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Ann, Happy New Year !!! I'm your silent reader Janice from Malaysia. My email addy is email@example.comHope I'm lucky enough to receive your generous giveaways.
Lovely looking cuppies: ) Happy New Year! Eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees, SG