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2 Ingredient Cinnamon Apple Cake

1 can of apple pie filling and 1 box of Angel food cake (dry mix only). Combine both ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 deg. for 20 minutes or until top browns.THAT’S IT!  I figured it had to be too good to be true but tried it anyway and was pleasantly surprised.  I made some minor adjustments though.  Here’s all 2 of the ingredients.  Seriously. When I combined the cake mix and apples, it seemed a little dry so I added about 2 tablespoons or so of milk.  That gave it a good batter consistency.  Then, before I put it in the oven, I generously sprinkled a cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of the batter.  (hard to tell the difference in the picture)I cooked it for about 25 minutes until the top was good and brown.  Sorry, the pictures aren’t the best.  I was in a hurry. 

You can just see the apples inside the cake.We ate it after dinner with vanilla ice cream and all four of us agreed that it is great!  It’s light and fluffy with a bit of apple.  5 stars for as easy as it is!  Next time I make it, I might try adding a little more fruit though – maybe another 1/2 can of apples or so.  I don’t know if 2 whole cans would mess up the baking or not. I might need to try it that way sometime just to find out.  I would also suggest serving it warm out of the oven with a little bit of caramel drizzled over the top and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.  Hungry yet?


Cream puffs

OMG! These are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Cream puffs

For cream filling:
I use
cream cheese (softened),
instant vanilla pudding (large box)
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup milk.
Mix cream cheese in bowl with electric mixer until smooth, light and creamy. Add pudding mix and milk and mix on low until incorporated and then mix on med until thickened. Enjoy ladies. These are actually my cream puffs shown.

1 cup water
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
5 eggs

Over medium heat melt butter in water. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Immediately add flour and whip in with a wooden spoon. Add one egg at a time to incorporate well into dough. Drop by cookie scoop onto parchment paper on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Cool on wire rack then fill with the custard mixture I posted earlier and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!


My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

what you need and how to make this easy amazing recipe ???
Made these super simple yet delicious peanut butter cookie
Big hit with the teenage girls here tonight. 
Definitely my new go-to desert!

1 c. Peanut Butter
1 c. Sugar
1 egg

Roll into balls, press cross ways and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.


chapati and chakalaka.

Chakalaka is a South African dish comprising of baked canned beans, grated carrots, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, onions, curry powder, garlic and ginger paste. 
Very tasty. 



  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup hot water (140°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt and garlic powder. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times. Divide dough into 10 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle.
  • In a large cast-iron or heavy skillet skillet, cook breads over medium heat until lightly browned, 1 minute on each side. Keep warm.
  • Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

gatheri with potato

I boiled the potatoes and added 1/2 tbs turmeric and salt and allowed to cook 3/4 cooked. 
I strained excess water in a cup.(I used it later). 
In a pan I sauteed onions and garlic then added about 3 finely chopped tomatoes and stirred adding my favorite spices of dark soy sauce, salt, ground paprika, Cummin, oregano, Royco cubes,blackpepper,green chillies, etc. 
I stirred well about 3 mins and added the water I strained from the potatoes. And allowed to come to a boil while reducing the heat to low. I tossed the potatoes in and allowed to simmer in about 5-7 mins.I switched off heat and covered the pan tightly to cool a bit then served.

Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

Welcome to my half cake

I used 1 cup of all purpose flour. 3 tbs sugar, a pinch of salt, 1tbs margarine, 1 tbs baking powder, 1/2 tbs bicarbonate of soda and water. 
I mixed and obtained a dough like chapati. Cut into shapeless shapes and cooked in low heat.
I later realized no garnish and quickly put 1 tbs sugar and half tbs ground cinnamon in a polythene bag and shook them like kayamba.

Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

cinnamon rolls

2 cups warm milk
Half cup sugar
Half cup melted butter
1packet yeast
5 cups flour
1Tbs baking powder
2Tbs salt

Mix butter,milk,sugar and yeast and set aside for 10minutes.Then add 4 cups flour to the mixture.
Set aside for 1 hr until double in size.
Add the remaining cup of flour,baking powder and salt and mix.
Take out and knead for 10minutes or until well combined.
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface.
For the filling mix 2Tbs cinnamon,three quarter cup softened butter and three quarter cup of brown sugar.
Spread this mixture onto the dough 
Roll the dough and cut into circles.
Bake @180°c for 25-30 minutes

For the frosting 
1cup icing sugar,2Tbs butter,cream cheese(optional) &1tsp vanilla.
Beat cream cheese and butter until well combined.Add vanilla and then the icing sugar.

When rolls are cool,pour the frosting and enjoy

Credit: Rachy Kays

Oats cookies


3 cups flour, 5 cups jungle oats, 2 cups brown sugar,500g Rama magarine, 6tsp baking powder, 2tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1tsp salt, 4 tsp ground ginger, 4 tsp cinnamon powder, vannila essence, 1/2 cup cornflour

Mix all wet ingredients together to make batter and in separate bowl mix all dry ingredients and pour dry ingredients to the batter nd mix and put your dough in a fridge for 10 min and in a baking pan bake till golden brown.

Credit: Dinny Mmamahlape Mofokeng

So I made these mini minced beef samosa’s. So Samosa Recipe

2 Cups Plain Flour 
6 Tablespoon Ghee (oil/holsum) 
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (optional)
2/3 cup water
Oil for deep frying

For the filling
500g beef mince(you can use pork, chicken or potatoes)
1/2 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1 tablespoon turmeric 
1 teaspoon curry
Salt and pepper to taste


For the Dough
1) In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt , carom seeds and mix. Add ghee (or whichever oil you are using) and mix with your hand to crumbly dough.
2) Now, add water in multiple small quantities, knead dough until it’s smooth and elastic.
3) Cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and set aside for 45 minutes

For filling
1) Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium pan or pot, add beef mince, stirring until cooked.
2) Add, the spices and continue to stir. Then add spring onions and coriander.
3) Continue to cook for further 2 minutes. Remove from heat

To Assemble Samosa

For paste to seal pastries:
Mix 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon plain flour . Set aside.

1) Now it’s time to go back to the dough.Cut the dough into eight even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten slightly. Keep the pieces you’re not working with covered with kitchen paper towel. 
2) Roll each ball into a large thin circle. The rolled pastry should not be very thick and nor thin. If it is thick, it will not be fried through and will be raw inside. If it is too thin, the filling might burst out while you deep fry.
3) Cut it straight through center and divide it into two equal parts.
4) Make each part into a triangular shape. Add 1-2 teaspoons of filling into the triangular shape. Lightly wet open edges in the flour/water paste and press them to seal properly.
5) Heat oil over medium heat for deep frying. When it is sufficiently hot, carefully slide or drop 5-6 stuffed triangles in oil and deep fry them over low heat until they turn golden brown. Transfer fried samosas to a plate and serve with sour cream or tomato ketchup.