The Daring Bakers December Challenge.
This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux.They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand.
Thanks to all of you for choosing this amazing recipe, I really learnt a lot.

Thanks so much Hilda, For the recipe visit Her wonderful site:


Dry Fruits Pound Cake.

Dry Fruits Pound Cake.

I got in the kitchen and came out with this; everybody liked the taste and moist texture of this pound cake. I think the flavor comes from the rum. I hope I can manage my depression and cook something nice to celebrate New Year.

Merry Christmas (belated)

250 gr margarine or butter. (room temperature).
220 gr sugar.
4 large eggs.
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind.
½ cup rum. (milk or other liquor).
375 gr self raising flour.
75 gr candied fruits.
75 gr raisins.
35 gr almonds. .(chopped)
35 gr walnut.(chopped)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon. (ground)
¼ teaspoon salt.
A pinch of clove (ground)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
¼ teaspoon almond extract.

1- Mix the fruit, walnut and almond with two tablespoons of flour.
2- Mix flour, cinnamon, clove and salt the dry ingredients.
3- Lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla and almond extract.
4- Whisk together margarine and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
5- Add the egg mixture and whisk for about 2 minutes.
6- Add half of the flour and mix well, then add the rum and the rest of the flour.
7- Place in a pound cake pan and bake at 180 °C until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.


Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake
I have to apologize for not posting with the same frequency as in the past, but my country is facing some political changes that are affecting my mood, I have to admit that I am deeply sad.
It is time that we recover our dignity as a nation, our freedom and democracy.

This pound cake is delicious and easy to make, I love it, and it will taste even better the next day.


200 cc corn oil.
200 gr white sugar.
4 large eggs.
½ tablespoon baking powder.
200 gr all purpose flour.
20 gr cocoa powder.
½ tablespoon vanilla extract.
½ tablespoon orange peel, grated.

1- Butter and dust with flour a pund cake pan.
2- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk 3 to 5 minutes, until the mixture forms a ribbon when whisk is removed.
3- Pour the mixture in the prepared pound cake pan.
4- Bake at 160°C, until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
5- let cool. Unmold.


1 can sweetened condensed milk.
175 gr dark unsweetened chocolate. Cut into small squares.

1- Place the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat
2- Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until it melts and becomes thick.
3- Pour over the pound cake.