Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fruity Cake Tarts

How was your Christmas celebration? I hope all of you get all you wanted from Santa. I must be really good this year as I got what I wish for and very happy with all my gifts. I got Canon Macro EF 100mm lens , a GSP (for me to zoom around with it when I am in SF), Nordic Heritage Bundt Pan ,Emile Henry Tarte Tatin Pan and etc…Life is good!! I can’t wait to use all of them.

Ok let’s end the year posting with something pretty and sweet. 1 made these pretty little cake tarts for our Christmas dinner dessert. Instead of the usual tart with pastry I made one with sponge cake. I didn’t bake the cake as I already put away all my baking pans so I just used the store bought plain sponge cake and top it with nutella and fruits. If you like to make this you can always bake your sponge cake in a muffin pan, once it is done hollow out the center and top it with nutella and fruits.


10 individual serving sponge cakes
8 oz low fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup nutella
Some fruits – strawberries, cherries, kiwi and peaches (or any fruits of your choice)

1. Wash and cut the fruits and set it aside.
2. Warm up the nutella in the microwave for 12 seconds.
3. Mix it well and let it cool down. Fold the yogurt into the nutella. Mix well. Put the nutella mix into a piping bag and pipe it into the center of the cake.
4. Top it with the fruits and set the cake tarts the chill in the fridge before serving.

New Year is a time for celebration
of love, of life, of family and of friendship.
Therefore, it is time to thank God
for the wonderful family and friends,
and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to ours.
Have a happy and a memorable year 2012


Elin said...

Wow..Gertrude...Santa is good to you :) glad you had a wonderful Christmas. And your cake tart looks delicious...great dessert ! Happy New Year to you, Carlos and Diana and with the GPS , you will not get lost in SF :)

Rosita Vargas said...

hermosas y exquisitas tartas,lucen impresionante,abrazos y felices fiestas,paz y amor.

WendyinKK said...

Merry Christmas, a bit late :)
And the new pictures look good

I saw this pan in Pantry Magic last 2 weeks when I went there, but alas I took the mini tart pan.

Caca said...

what a lovely dessert! I could eat it up to a dozen. I like how you use nutella creatively.

My Little Space said...

Gert, these tarts making me salivate. wish I could have a bite right now. Glad that you get what you want. I hope someday all my wishes will be granted. hehe....
However, wishing you the very best, dear and may all good things coming your way.

Cuisine Paradise said...

Gosh! These tarts look so refreshing with those colourful fresh fruits on it. Yummy!!!!

Jeannie said...

Mmmm these looks so delicious and pretty! A nice sweet way to end the year:)

Anisha said...

These fruit tarts are so beautiful!

Babe_KL said...

These tarts look perfect for parties!

No matter who…No matter where…No matter how…Hope this is the beginning of a wonderful new year! Happy New Year!

Linda said...

You are always full of innovative ideas! I never know fruit tarts can replace by sponge cake?! a brilliant idea for me to "lazy" again! Thanks! And a Happy 2012 Year to U n hubby!

mycookinghut said...

Looks so pretty!! Happy Holidays!

Janine said...

use cake bases sure is creative, and you have decorated them so beautifully!!

Unknown said...

Definitely will try this recipe out. nice fruit tartlets...

Merry X'mas and a happy new year!

Shereen said...

Beautiful pictures,Gert!Aren't you in love with your new macro lense?...I know I am..hahaha and tend to use it to take every pictures with it if I can help it:D
Eh, I have that bundt pan or not?Look familiar...have to go and have a dig!!!Hope you had a wonderful xmas ( although kesian Carlos so far away and alone )and a fabulous new year.May this coming year brings lots of good stuff for us both,cheers!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Merry Christmas Gert, sorry for my late wishes, hehehe..Wow, i love all your new toys, and your pictures look so sharp and beautiful.. This fruit tarts are beautiful and i bet tasty too. Wishing you a blessed New Year 2012.

Shu Han said...

those tarts are gorgeous! they remind me of the neighbourhood bakery just near my place which we always pass by (:

jue said...

Glad I bumped into your blog, a fellow Malaysian. This tart is a great idea for small bites.

DG said...

Happy New Year 2012!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Sounds like you've really been good this year. :) Was this dessert taken with that macro lense? It looks fantastic! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

This is so bright and cheery - definitely in line with the warmer winter at the West Coast :) . Happy New Year, Gert!

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, yea I am one very lucky woman and the GSP will be very handy when I am in SF. SF road is a bit confusing for me so I need it. I hope you had a wonderful New Year too.

Rosita, gracias y felices fiestas para ti también.

Wendy, thank you. I hope you had a wonderful holidays too.

Caca, thank you. I like using nutella in dessert :)

Kristy, Happy New Year and best wishes to you for the year 2012 too. Yea I got what I wish for and hope you will get yours too one day.

Ellena, thank you.

Jeannie, thank you.

Anisha, thanks.

Babe_KL, Happy New Year to you too and hope year 2012 will be good to all of us :)

Linda, Happy New Year to you and your family too!! Yea if you are lazy to make the pastry just use sponge cake. My lazy mode is one now :)

Leemei, Happy New Year to you!!

Janine, thank you.

アンゼエリン, thank you and Happy New Year to you too!!

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, Yea but I still don't know how to use it yet. Have to wait for Carlos to teach me. Yes you do have that bundt pan. Remember Simon ordered it for you from Amazon last year. Yea kasihan him but it is ok in another two weeks we will be together again. No more being away from each other and we will stick to each other like Siamese twins ha ha.. I hope all of us will have a fabulous 2012:)

Sonia, better late than never and right and thank you. Best wishes to you too for the year 2012 :)

Shu Han, thank you.

Jue, hello and welcome to my blog. Hope to see you often here :)

DG, Happy New Year to you too!

Biren, Yea but I am still not good at using the lense. Need plenty of practice. Happy New Year to you too.

Shirley, yea I am looking forward to that. Hope I get to see you in SF one day. Happy New Year to you too!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year !!! Your Fruit Tarts looks delicious and Yummie !!! I got to know your blog through Annies Eat and go to your blog every day. I'm admiring your talent.

Anonymous said...

I fortgot to ask what should I call your name? I would like to try to make sponge cake to try this fruit tart. Do you recommend any good recipe? Please advise. Thanks. Lyly

ICook4Fun said...

Lyly, Happy New Year to you too!! You can call me Gert and thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you here often. You can actually google for sponge cake recipes and there are many good ones out there.