of vegetable oil called for on the box, I added 1/2 cup of melted butter. It generally creates a moist, rich flavor. Who doesn't love that?? Aside from that, I followed the directions on the box, and then added 1 tbsp instant coffee. The coffee really pairs well with the chocolate and intensifies the chocolate flavor of it all.
No cake would be more apt for MY celebration than yema cake. Yema cake was named after the sweet. It is a recent trend but it actually is almost the same as an old fashioned swiss roll called brazo dela reina (meaning the queen's arm, the same as brazo de mercedes but has a swiss roll instead of meringue for the cake base)
I finally made puto (steamed cake) and I nailed it. My previous two trials were both big disappointments and my third steamed rice cake experiment was better but I forgot to sift the batter before steaming that the resulting puto has gritty "uncooked" rice in it
I have always had these 'jinx' when it comes to baking sponge cakes. I don't really know why, though I've followed exactly what the recipe said, but still, it will end up either being heavy or 'very not a sponge cake should look like'