Letter Cake/字母蛋糕

I’ve been wanting to make a number cake for such a long time. But I don’t like the idea of using cookies for base. I believe a lot of people have the same thought when it comes to cutting the cake. It is cookie, how do you cut it without breaking it? how do you cut it evenly? So, the thought of making one faded after a while until recently I saw another beautiful one. I started think really hard and I decided to make a cake base instead of cookie base.

I wanted to make a letter cake for my birthday 2 weeks ago, but my birthday day is my all I can eat junk food day so I didn’t have extra stomach for cake. And this week I finally decided to make one because today is my Chinese Lunar birthday. The fun part is decorating. I should have bought some fresh flower to make it better looking.

This cake is easier than it seems. I use below cake recipe for base, and I made 1.5 times as much of batter for my letter cake( depends on how big you want to make your cake, adjust accordingly):




The Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting:

12 oz. cream cheese

1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar

1.5 cups heavy cream

1.5 tsp Vanilla extra

Add cream cheese and sugar together and mix them with a electronic mixer until creamy.

Add vanilla extra and heavy cream and continue to mix until firm about 4 minutes.


  1.  placing one layer of the letter onto a cake platter. Using a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip, pipe the whipped cream frosting over the cake in dollops. You can choose to evenly spread the frosting too, I don’t have a round tip, so I used one that is similar.
  2. Place the second layer of the letter cake on top of frosting. Pipe some more frosting on top in dollops.
  3. Finally, decorate the cake with your desired toppings. I used fresh fruit, M&M, chocolate, fake macarons that are made of marzipan,  I also use marzipan to make some fruits.


If you are making a number cake, this recipe is good, if you are making double digits, make sure you double everything.


我一直想做一个数字蛋糕。但我不喜欢用饼干做底。当要切蛋糕的时候我相信很多人都有同样的想法。它是饼干 你怎么切它而不会碎呢?你怎么可以切得均匀呢?后来我也就忘记了要去做,直到最近我看到了另一个漂亮的数字蛋糕。我就很努力的想要怎么做,后来我决定做一个蛋糕底的。

2周前 我想为我自己的生日做一个字母蛋糕, 但我的生日那天是我吃垃圾食品的时候, 所以我没有额外的胃容量来装蛋糕了。这个星期我终于决定做一个因为今天是我的农历生日。做这个蛋糕最有趣的部分是装饰。我应该买些鲜花让它看起来更漂亮。

这个蛋糕比看起来容易。我用下面的蛋糕食谱做的基底, 我做了1.5 倍的面糊 (取决于你的蛋糕大小相应 调整):






1/2 到2/3 杯糖

1.5 杯动物奶油

1.5 茶匙香草精

加奶油奶酪和糖在一大盆里,用电子搅拌器搅拌在一起, 直到奶油变软。

添加香草精和奶油, 并继续混合, 直到硬挺约4分钟。


把一层字母基底放在蛋糕盘上。用一个装着大圆尖挤奶油嘴的糕点袋里装上奶油霜。你可以选择均匀的涂抹奶油霜在基底上, 我没有圆尖的奶油嘴, 所以我用了一个类似的。把奶油均匀的挤在第一层的基底上。
最后, 用你想要的配料装饰蛋糕。我用了新鲜水果, M&M巧克力, 巧克力, 由杏仁糖制成的假马卡龙 , 我也用杏仁糖做一些水果。


如果你是做一个数字蛋糕, 这个食谱也可以了, 如果你是做两位数的, 那你材料要加一倍的量了。

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Cold Rice Soup/冰饭

This is a very famous cold dessert from my home town. Compare to other desserts, this is relatively healthy. In a summer time like this, this is just beyond delicious!


Sticky rice 2 cups

Raisin 1/3 cup

Water melon 1 cup

Papaya 1 cup

Crispy peanut 1/3 cup

Cold water 1-2 quarts

Sugar 1/2-2/3 cup

Banana extract 1-2tsps


Soak rice in water for 2-3 hours

Steam rice over boiling water for 15 minutes

Let cool then refrigerate for a few hours or until rice are harden.

Cut fruits into smaller pieces.

Add sugar, banana extra to the cold water and stir to dissolve the sugar.

Add rice and everything else to the cold flavored water.


You can use any kind of tropical fruits you want. If you don’t have banana extra,  use any other kind of extract you prefer. I tried maple bourbon pecan and it was pretty good too.

You can use honey or syrup instead of sugar.

Adjust the amount of water and everything else to your own preferences.

糯米 2 杯

葡萄干1/3 杯

西瓜 1 杯


酥花生1/3 杯

冰水 1-2夸脱

糖1/2-2/3 杯



米泡水2-3 小时










Flavored Mochi/糯米糍

Since last time I made mochi, I always wanted to do it with different flavors. So this time I made some red bean paste as filling and made 3 different flavors: green tea, peanut meal and coco. They are all really good!!!


Here is the recipes for red bean paste filling:

Red bean 225g

Water 2 cups

Sugar 250g

Vegetable oil 45g

Glutinous rice flour 15g + 3tbsps water (mix well)

Salt 1/3 tsp.

Soak the red bean in water overnight.

Cook the red bean and water in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes.

After the bean is cooled, pour half of it to a blender and blend until smooth.

Cook the bean paste in a cooking pan with the rest of ingredients until it is in thick paste condition, about 20-30 minutes. when it is ready, the bean paste will become whole big piece and not stick to the edge of the cooking pan.

The other half just use a potato smasher to smash it a little. then mix it with the other half that is already in paste form. I like some different texture in the filling, so I want some chunk red bean mix in it.

Here is the link to how to make mochi


Make small size red bean paste balls.

Divide the flour dough into even size balls too.

Wrap the red bean paste inside the flour dough then cook in boiling water.

Wrap the cooked balls with the green tea powder, coco powder or peanut meal. ( don’t wrap them with too much of coco powder or green tea powder, they can be bitter)


Mochi dough is very sticky, so it is extremely hard to shape them. It is very important to get a pair of gloves when you are working on them. Also add some Cooking oil to the dough will help to make the work easier too.




Peanut Mochi/花生糯米糍


I hadn’t eaten mochi for so many years. I believe for all those past 20 something years, this was my second time. The first time was in a Chinese restaurant and they gave us mochi as free dessert, but it wasn’t anything near good at all, I didn’t like it. As a little kid back in China, something made of sweet sticky rice was never my kind of food. I don’t know why I wanted to make this so bad this time, and it turned to to be so good and I ate almost all of them. Surprising!!! This is not Japanese style mochi, it is Fujianese mochi.


Regular rice flour 1/3 cup

Glutinous rice flour 1 cup

Sugar 3tbsps

Peanut meal 1/2 cup

Water 1/2 cup


Mix peanut and sugar together.

Mix 2 flours together, add water and mix until dough formed.

Roll the dough into thin long strip and cut it evenly to 16 to 20 pieces.

Roll each piece of dough round then cook them in boiling water for about 7-8 minutes until they all float to the top of the water.

Use a strainer to get all the balls out of water then drop them to the peanut sugar mix.

Roll the balls and make sure each piece wrap with enough peanut meal.


You can add or subtract the sugar according to your own preferences. You can even adjust the proportion of  rice flours too, If you like the mochi softer, use more glutinous rice. If you like other flavors, you can use sesame meal, almond meal instead.

我很多年没吃糯米糍了。我相信在过去的20年里, 这是我的第二次吃。第一次是在中国餐馆, 他们给了我们糯米糍作为免费甜点, 但一点也不好吃。小时候在中国用糯米做的东西从来就不是我的菜。我不知道为什么这次我这么想做,而且好吃到我几乎一口气吃完了。令人 惊讶!!!这不是日式糯米糍, 这是福州人的做法。


普通粘米粉1/3 杯



花生粉1/2 杯

水1/2 杯



将2种粉混合在一起, 加入水和到粉团形成。

将粉团揉成长条, 均匀切成16到20个。

把每块粉团搓圆, 然后在沸水中煮7-8 分钟, 直到它们都浮到水上。

用漏勺把所有的球从水中取出, 然后把它们放到花生糖的混合物里。



你可以根据自己的喜好添加或减去糖的量。你甚至可以调整米粉的比例, 如果你喜欢更软一点可以用多一点的糯米粉。如果你喜欢其他口味, 你可以用芝麻粉, 杏仁粉代替花生粉。

Fruit Ice Bars/水果冰棒


I saw someone else was making this fruit ice bars, and she made them look so colorful and delicious! I couldn’t wait to make some for myself too. Here they are: mango strawberries and yogurt ice bars. It is so easy even a cave man can do it. : )

I don’t think any kind of fruit can be used to make this, it has to be some sort of creamy texture fruits like berries, mango or something juicy like water melon.

I used mango, strawberries and plain yogurt. If you want to be healthy like me, don’t add anymore sugar to the fruit puree, or you can add sugar, honey as you may like. Also you’re free to choice any other kind of yogurt, you don’t have to stick with plain one. But I was very happy with mine. I pureed some mango and strawberries(separately of course), then layered them in the ice bar boxes with my favor plain yogurt, then put them in freezer overnight.  My mother thinks it is not sweet enough, but I love it just the way it is.

Imagine in a hot hot hot summer day and you make some of these, and you can enjoy it without any guilt! I can’t wait to make some  more with other fruits! Oh, don’t forget to invite you children to “help” you make some, they will want to eat more!!!


我看到其他人在作这个水果冰棒, 她把冰棒做的五彩缤纷又美味!我迫不及待也做了一些。这些是: 芒果草莓和酸奶冰棒。这个容易到一个远古的洞穴人都会做。: )

我不认为任何一种水果都可以用来做这个, 必须是一些口感比较滑比较绵柔的水果, 比如浆果, 芒果或一些汁水比较多的如西瓜。

我这次用芒果, 草莓和普通酸奶。如果你像我这样提倡健康就不要再添加糖到水果浆里, 或者你可以加糖, 蜂蜜, 你喜欢就好。你也可以选择任何其他类型的酸奶。但我很喜欢我自己做的。我把一些芒果和草莓打成泥(当然是分开打的), 然后加我喜欢的纯酸奶把他们分层加入冰棒盒里, 然后放在冰箱里过夜。 我妈妈认为它不够甜, 但我喜欢。

想象一下在炎炎夏日, 你做了一些五颜六色的冰棒, 你可以多吃没有任何内疚!我迫不及待地想用其他的水果做更多!哦, 别忘了邀请你的孩子 “帮助 ” 你做一些, 他们会想吃更多哦!!!

Mango Tapioca/芒果西米露


This is something really delicious and easy to make, only it will take sometime time to prepare.

Chinese purple sticky rice 1 cup

Small tapioca Pearl 1/2 cup

2 big strawberries

1 mango

Coconut milk 2/3 cup

Coconut flavor Sugar 1/3 cup

Wash rice and cook it in a electronic pressure cooker for 18 minutes with 3 cups water.

Bring 2 cups water to boil then add tapioca, turn the heat off and leave it for 30 minutes with a lid on.

Drain the water from tapioca then add 2-3 more cups fresh cold water and start cooking again. At this point, the center of tapioca is still white, by the time the water is boiling again, the white in the center will disappear. when the white is totally disappear, turn the heat off and drain most of water.(depend on how thick do you want your dessert to be, don’t make it too thin though)

Add coconut milk and coconut sugar and bring it to boil again. (adjust the amount of  coconut milk and sugar according to your own preferences)

This dessert can be served hot or cold. If you want to eat it cold (more common) you should cook it with a little more water because it will absorb water while it cools down.

Scoop some purple rice by using a ice cream scoop and add it to tapioca, garnish it with strawberries and mango.


这是一道很好吃的甜点, 很容易做, 只是需要一些时间来准备。


木薯西米1/2 杯



椰奶2/3 杯

椰味糖1/3 杯

清洗糯米, 用电压力锅加用3杯水煮18分钟。

2杯水煮沸, 然后加入西米, 关火盖盖子静置半个小时。

将水从木薯中篦出, 再加2-3 杯新的冷水, 再开始煮。此时, 木薯的中心仍然是白色的, 当水再次煮开时, 中间的白色就会消失。当白色完全消失, 关火并篦掉大部分水。(取决于你希望你的甜点有多稠, 当然也不要让它太稀)

加入椰奶和椰子糖, 再次把它煮沸。(根据您的喜好调整椰奶和糖的量)

这道甜点可以冷吃或热吃。如果你想吃冷的 (更常见), 你应该多加一点水煮, 因为它冷却下来会吸收很多水。

用冰淇淋勺舀一些紫糯米加入西米中, 用草莓和芒果点缀。

Piggy In The Mud Chocolate Cake/粉猪戏泥巧克力蛋糕


$20 for the whole cake

So yesterday was my mother’s birthday, I was thinking what kind of cake I was going to make for her since early April. I couldn’t decide until I saw someone posted a piggy in the mud cake. My mother’s Chinese horoscope is pig, so this is perfect for her birthday. I underestimated the difficulty of making this cake because I had make chocolate cake before. I was thinking this should be easy just a few marzipan pigs!!! So here is my cake without the kitkat around it because I was trying to be healthy ( we don’t like anything too sweet ). It looks kind ugly without the kitkat and the piggies are not very good looking either, anyhow I did my best! The thoughts count!!! My mother was really happy!!!

My mother and I each ate one piece, and the rest go to my neighbor’s kids.

Here is the link to the chocolate cake:


Here is the link to the piggy in the mud instruction:





昨天是我妈妈的生日, 从四月份开始我就琢磨着为她做什么蛋糕。直到看到有人做了一个粉猪戏泥的蛋糕后我才决定要做一个一样的。我妈妈是属猪的, 所以这应该她的完美生日蛋糕。我低估了制作这个蛋糕的难度, 因为我以前做过巧克力蛋糕。我想这应该是很简单的, 只是多做几只杏仁糖猪而已!!!所以这里是我的蛋糕没有kitkat围着的, 因为我想健康一点所以没用kitkat (我们不喜欢太甜的东西)。现在它看起来有点丑而且小猪也不是很好看,但是无论如何我已经尽力了!心意到了!!!而且我妈妈真的很开心!!!

我妈妈和我每人各吃了一块, 剩下的就给我邻居的孩子们吃了。







Mashed Taro/芋泥

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This is a very traditional Fujianese dish. In the old time, this is a must have holiday dessert dish. Yes, it is dessert, so it is sweet!!! It has to have pork fat in it. I love it since when I can remember. You should adjust the ingredients to your own preferences. I sometimes use milk instead of water just so it is creamier.


3 cups cooked taro

1/2 cup pork fat

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

Some black sesame seeds for garnish


Peel the taro and cut into smaller pieces, steam over water until fork tender.

Use a potatoes smasher to smash the taro.

Add the rest of ingredients to the mashed taro and mix well.

Garnish with black sesame on top.

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這是一個非常傳統的福州菜。在以前這是一個过年过節必須有甜點。所以它是甜的!!!它一定要用到猪油。超喜欢吃。 你可以根據自己的喜好調整配料。我有時用牛奶代替水。
3 杯熟芋頭
1/2 杯豬油
1/3 杯糖
1/3 杯
將芋頭去皮, 切成小塊, 过水蒸至软烂。
把剩下的配料加入到芋泥中, 拌勻。

Durian Crepe Cake/榴莲千层蛋糕



Recently I see so many people eating Durian crepe cake, it makes me wonder how it will taste like. So last Saturday I bought a big frozen durian home and decided to make one myself. Before I assembled the cake, the cream mixture looked kind of runny to me; I started to worry a little, but decided to finish it anyway. After I finished assembling, the cake was kind of shaky like pudding: jiggling around. I was like man this is going to be bad!!! However, when I eat it today I was shocked, the cake didn’t need to stay in room temperature for 15 minutes, it was ready to eat fresh out of the refrigerator. It tasted so GOOD, so soft and creamy, so fully of the fragrance of durian (of course only if you like durian). It is the exact Lady M crepe cake feeling I’ve been looking for. It is better than Lady M now (just kidding)!!!!!

Mille Crêpes Cake Recipe by Ellen Easton. I made some changes to the original recipe.

Here is the link to the original recipe:  http://whatscookingamerica.net/EllenEaston/20-LayerCrepeCake.htm

The day before making and assembling the cake, make the Crepe Batter and the Pastry Crème Filling (see recipes below); refrigerate.

Crepe Batter:
6 tablespoons butter
3 cups milk
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose  flour
7 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch salt

In a small pan, melt the butter until lightly browned; remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate, small pan, warm the milk until steaming; remove from heat and set aside to allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl using your electric mixer at a low speed, mix together the eggs, flour, sugar, and salt. Slowly add in the warm milk and browned butter. Pour the batter into a tightly-sealed container to refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Pastry Crème Filling:
1 egg
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon hot water
2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipped
In a small bowl, add egg, flour, sugar, and cornstarch; beat until smooth.
In a saucepan over low heat, bring milk almost to a boil (simmer). Immediately remove from heat and slowly whisk the milk into the egg mixture. Return all ingredients to the saucepan, while constantly stirring, for about 5 minutes, until thickened and just comes to a boil.
Remove from the heat. Add vanilla extract and hot water; stir until dissolved into the mixture. Set aside to cool until firm.
When the Pastry Crème has cooled, fold in the whipped cream.
Refrigerate mixture until thick (best if refrigerated overnight).


Remove the prepared Crepe Batter from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Heating up a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Evenly distribute approximately ¼ cup of batter; swirl to cover the surface of the pan. Cook approximately 40 seconds or just until the bottom of the crepe becomes lightly browned. Using your clean fingers, gently and carefully flip the crepe over and Cook on the other side for 20 more seconds. Remove the cooked crepe onto a prepared baking sheet or a big plate.
Repeat this process until you have at least 20 perfect crepes. I usually end up making around 25-27 pieces 7 inches diameter crepes.

Durian and heavy cream mixture:

400g of heavy cream

2 tablespoons of sugar

450g Durian puree


Remove the prepared Pastry Crème Filling from the refrigerator.

Whip heavy cream with the sugar until it reaches firm peak.

Gently fold the whipped cream into the Durian puree, after mix them well, fold the mixture to the prepared chilled and thickened Pastry Crème Filling. If it is runny, refrigerate it for a couple of hours.

Assembly of 20-Layer Crepe Cake:
Place one (1) prepared crepe on a large cake plate.
With a small spatula or wide blade knife, completely cover the crepe with a thin layer of the pastry cream mixture (approximately 1/4 cup).
Cover with another piece of dry crepe and repeat the above process until you have reached 20 layers.
The 20th crepe will be the last or top layer.

Refrigerate the cake for a minimum of 2 hours before serving. Dust with powdered (confectioners’ sugar) and garnish it with berries.


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最近老看到别人吃榴莲千层蛋糕,搞的我很想吃。上个礼拜六出去买了个大榴莲回家决定做一个。 做好蛋糕抹层的奶油后我有点当心因为好像看起来太稀了但是还是决定做完它。 蛋糕层层搭起之后看起有点像果冻一样颤颤巍巍的,我想完蛋了,可能榴莲太稀了。放冰箱过夜后第二天吃的时候发现, 好吃的不得了一点也不会稀,也不要像之前一样要放外面15分钟才可以吃。 我感觉比Lady M 还要好吃了。 好有成就感!!!

製作蛋糕前一天做千层蛋糕糊和糕點奶油糊 冷藏起來。

6 湯匙黃油
3 杯牛奶
6 個雞蛋
1 1/2 杯中筋面粉
7 大湯匙砂糖

在一小平底鍋,融化黃油直到淺金黃色 ;關火,待用。
在一個大碗里,用電動攪拌機低速攪拌雞蛋、 麵粉、 糖和鹽。慢慢加入熱牛奶和黃油。把麵糊倒入密封的容器,放冰箱冷藏幾個小時或过夜。

1 個雞蛋
1 大湯匙面粉
2 大湯匙砂糖
1 湯匙生粉
1 杯牛奶
1 茶匙純香草精
1 茶匙熱水
2 大湯匙奶油,打发

在一隻小碗,加入雞蛋、 麵粉、 糖和生粉 ;打至光滑。
在平底鍋裡低温把牛奶幾乎煮沸 。並慢慢攪拌牛奶到雞蛋混合物中。再倒回到平底鍋裡不斷攪拌,大約 5 分鐘,直到變稠。
關火。加入香草精和熱水 ;攪拌,直到溶解到混合物中。放在一邊冷卻。
冷藏混合物,直到變稠 变凝固(最好冷藏一夜)

從冰箱取出準備好的千层蛋糕糊 至室溫:

不粘鍋中火,做第一片时候锅里喷一点点油。在锅内均勻分佈大約 ¼ 杯麵糊 ;快速的旋转锅子以便面糊均匀覆蓋锅底。第一面40秒左右或直到底部千层蛋糕皮成為淺金黃色。使用乾淨的手指,輕輕地翻开千层蛋糕皮翻转到另一邊继续煎20 秒鐘。放到準備好的烤盤上。 重複此過程,直到你有 20 张完美的薄餅。注:刚开始时您可能需要做幾张练练手。我通常会做出25-27张7英寸的饼皮。






鲜奶油加 糖用打蛋器打发到中性发泡,就是提起搅拌器奶油的尖是硬的但是还是一边倒。輕輕地把榴莲果泥糊加入到刚刚打发的奶油里,轻轻的搅拌均匀后再加入到前一晚準備好的奶油糊里轻轻的拌匀。

如果你对打发奶油有疑问,可以看看漾漾美味的奶油打发视频: http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/cooking/1516758.html  保证受益匪浅。

20 層的千层蛋糕:
蛋糕板上放置一张 千层蛋糕皮。
用另一张千层蛋糕皮覆蓋並重複这个过程,直到達到 20 層。

冷藏至少 2 小時。當準備食用时撒上糖粉或加点水果装饰。