So, when is Cheryl’s birthday?
The seemingly simple puzzle given to 14 year old high school students by their maths teacher in Singapore has baffled at least half the world, after it went viral. People from across the world have been trying to solve it and post their answers on social networking sites. While everyone is busy cracking the puzzle, I thought there should be at least some one preparing to celebrate Cheryl’s birthday.
I have planned to make Chocolate Ganache Frosting cake and Julie’s Dutch Apple cake. For those who haven’t tried their hand at solving the puzzle which has stumped the world, I am posting the question below. And those of you who already have solved it , please join me in the celebrations 😉
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
This is by far my favorite frosting. It is easy to make, delicious, gorgeous looking and very versatile. I usually make it in advance and warm it in the microwave just before pouring it on the cake. Chocolate ganache can be made in a flowing consistency (which is how I like it) or a bit thicker like a spread. I do not like to use cream in my ganache. This recipe is very simple and the ganache looks like a mirror glaze when poured over a cake.
- 200 g grated dark compound
- 50 g butter
- 2 tbsp. milk(more or less as per consistency desired)
Put all the ingredients in a microwave bowl and heat for a minute. Remove and mix well with a spoon. Microwave again for another minute. Remove and stir well. Use as required.
You can pour this over warm chocolate cake or any other dessert as required.
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two nine inch round cake tins.
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together- the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed Add the boiling water last. Pour evenly into the tins.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
Julie’s Dutch Apple Cake
Two days back I came across this beautiful recipe at Julie’s delicious blog and knew I had to bake it immediately. The ingredients were all available at home so there was no excuse to not try it. As expected it turned out very well. The fragrance of cinnamon and apples wafting out of the kitchen made the already ravenous family so impatient that they didn’t wait till I got my camera and my green tea. The cake was gone in minutes. What you can see below is the last slice of the Dutch Apple Cake. I know the picture didn’t come out well but the cake was extra ordinary. Thank you Julie for sharing. For the recipe please hop onto Julie’s blog
I am taking my cakes to my Fiesta Friday friends. thank you Angie for hosting this amazing party every week so we can all chat , gossip and solve the puzzle over tables of delicious food. Joining Angie this time are two amazing ladies Ginger and Loretta. Let’s go to Angie’s new party hall to join every one.
So, When is Cheryl’s birthday ?