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5 Easy Bakes You Can Try Out If You Are A Beginner

by Christine Yeoh. |


With simple ingredients that can be easily found lying around your kitchen, you will be surprised by how many delicious recipes you can make effortlessly. Many have picked up baking as a hobby since the stay-at-home order was implemented. Baking can be tricky at times, but with determination, you can be a great home baker in no time! And for today, we will be sharing 5 easy, beginner-friendly bakes you can try out at the comfort of your own home.


1. The Infamous Air Fryer Burnt Cheesecake

Source: Kitchen Stories


Don’t be shocked when you find out how easy it is to make your very own burnt cheesecake at home!


All you need is:

  • 250g cream cheese

  • 70g Sugar

  • 3 Eggs

  • 2 Tbsp Cake Flour

  • 125ml Whipping Cream

  • A blender

  • 6-inch pan

  • Parchment paper

  • Sieve

  • Air fryer


Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until it’s well combined. Then, pass it through a sieve to remove any lumps. This step is optional, but necessary at the same time as passing your mixture through a sieve will ensure a smooth consistency and texture for your burnt cheesecake. Now, all you have to do is line your pan with baking paper, pour in the mixture, tap the pan on the kitchen counter to remove air bubbles, and pop it into the air fryer for 25 to 30 mins at 160°C.


And voila! Your homemade burnt cheesecake is ready to be devoured. I’ve personally tried making it multiple times and it’s so good that I’ve managed to start a small business to sell them during the start of the MCO days! This is definitely a great recipe to try with your loved ones. Now, you can check off making burnt cheesecake from scratch from your bucket list!



2. 3-Ingredient Cookies

Source: Real Life Of Pie


This recipe needs not 5, not 6, but only 3 ingredients!


Here are the ingredients that you need:

  • Your favourite brownie mix

  • ½ cup of vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk


First, combine the brownie mix of your choice with vegetable oil. Then, add in the eggs and mix until combined. It’s best if you use a wooden or rubber spatula to ease the process of mixing. Next, use a spoon to make even cookie balls and line them on a parchment paper-lined tray. Lastly, put them in the oven for about 10 mins at 170°C, while also checking them at the 9-minute mark to make sure that they are not burnt at the bottom.


To make your 3-ingredient cookie taste even better, try sprinkling some sea salt on top. Weird combination, we know. But trust us on this one! This recipe needs just simple and easy ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. Whip these bad boys up and soon, you will bring your favourite bakery to your own kitchen. It is so easy and delicious that this recipe might end up being your favourite!


3. Banana Cupcakes

Source: Martha Stewart


Have a bunch of bananas browning away on top of your kitchen counter? Try salvaging them by baking banana cupcakes with these easy steps!


What you will need:

  • 3 Bananas

  • 2 Eggs

  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt

  • ⅓ cup Honey or Sugar

  • Vanilla Essence

  • 1 ½ cup of Wheat Flour

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


First, mix the wet ingredients: bananas, eggs, greek yoghurt, honey, and vanilla essence together. Once well combined, stir in your dry ingredients: wheat flour and baking powder. Then, line the cupcake paper in your pan and scoop your mixture into each cupcake paper. To avoid spillage and evenly shaped batches of cupcakes, use an ice cream scooper! Bake at 175°C for about 20 mins and you’ll have a tray of perfectly baked banana cupcakes.


It’s perfect for a late-night movie snack! A great way to cut down on food wastage and turn extra bananas into delicious yummy treats. Have a fluffy sidekick (your pets, duh) with you? This recipe is great for them too! Just double-check on the ingredients and remove or substitute them if necessary. Otherwise, you can refer to this link for amaze-balls PUPCAKES!



4. Lemon Chiffon Cake

Source: Just One Cookbook


Craving for a soft, fluffy chiffon cake? This is the perfect recipe for you chiffon cake lovers.


Here are what you need:

Mixture A:

  • 102g Cake Flour

  • 90g Sugar

  • 1g Baking Soda

  • 2g Salt

  • Zest of 1 Lemon

  • 85g Egg Yolk

  • 2g Vanilla Extract

  • 48g Vegetable Oil


Mixture B:

  • 135g Egg Whites

  • 70g Water

  • 13g Lemon Juice

  • 70g Sugar


Combine Mixture A thoroughly. Then, in a separate bowl, add Mixture B but without the sugar. Using a hand mixer, mix the 3 ingredients until combined while slowly adding in the sugar. This will then create soft peaks that give us the fluffiness in the chiffon cake. After Mixture B is done, gradually add it into Mixture A by folding it in using a rubber spatula batch by batch. Pour it into a 7-inch pan and bake for 40 -50 minutes at around 160°C.


Let it cool down and you can decorate it with your favourite toppings. Go wild with your creativity and incorporate ingredients such as fruits to give it a further pop of colour and it will look Insta-worthy in no time. You'd be surprised at how the striking colours from the fruits can make the cake look more delectable!



5. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Source: I Am Baker


Here’s another simple 3-ingredient recipe for all you chocolate lovers.


Ingredients you need:

  • 350g Cookies of your choice

  • 8g Baking Powder

  • 370g Milk


First, blend the cookies until they become fine crumbs. Then, mix in the baking powder. Next, warm the milk and pour it into the dry mixture. Mix until it is well combined. Line your tray with parchment paper and pour the mixture in. Bake it at 170°C for about 15 mins. And take a deep breath, because your kitchen will be filled with the rich, chocolatey aroma of goodness from the cake!


This is a simple recipe that is both fool-proof and fun to make! Fluffy both inside and out; you will find yourself making this over and over again!



There you have it, folks! Now get your apron on and start baking! Don't forget to share your final product on your social media and tag us so we can drool over your creations too. Enjoy the process of baking, stay safe, and have a great start to 2021 by baking your way through it! One last tip before we sign off, measure your ingredients ahead of time and it will save you time in cleaning up and lessen the hassle of looking for the ingredients when needed. Trust me on that! *wink*


Go ahead and explore the art of baking to enjoy it with your family and friends.

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