baking in india

Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

I asked my husband to hide this cake away from me! Usually I give away a lot of cake to neighbours ,friends and people working in and around the apartment.I did pack this one too in a nice box to give it away but I think subconsciously I didn’t want to part with it! The lemon and cranberry lends sour notes to this buttery pound cake.The texture is rich and crumbly at the same time. From experience this cake gets better with days.I made it on a Friday and on Monday(day 4) this cake was even better than when I first took it out of the oven. I have adapted the recipe of  Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe from https://www.marthastewart.com which doesn’t …

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Coconut Cake with Banana Curd

Coconut Jaggery Cake with Banana Curd

I have been getting a lot of pats on my back along with some oh my god she is so jobless to and astonished and awestruck comments from people on the monthly cakes I have been making for baby Vansh’s milestones. A fair disclaimer here-These cakes are more for me than him cause he can’t really eat them.(Hence the extra 10 pounds that I have gained over and above my pregnancy weight! )He is more of a smoke screen here..giving me a reason to bake so many cakes cause otherwise it’s just me and my husband and our birthdays come only once a year.:D So coming to what I made this month for Vansh’s 7 month milestone.Firstly,I can’t believe he …

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Warm Apple Cinnamon Cake with Caramel Glaze

Warm Apple Cinnamon Cake with Lemon Caramel Glaze

Seasons change and with them the produce-Moving from the juicy mangos to berries to stone fruit and finally now to apples.This Warm Apple Cinnamon Cake  celebrates the start of fall with apples and cinnamon. There is no other spice which infuses warmth as cinnamon does.In my book cinnamon can be paired with anything be it chocolate,oranges or coffee or lemon.I love it in my curries,my cakes and my coffee! This warm old fashioned Apple cake is so different from my other apple recipes on the blog-The delicate French Apple Cake and the hearty Apple Crumble Muffins have thier purposes but this one is really a soul food.The kinds that can lift you up from the deepest hole in life.   It’s also the …

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Orange Pound Cake with a Zesty Orange Glaze

Orange pound cake with zesty orange glaze

Who could have thought orange could compete with chocolate?But it can and how?! If chocolate cake is the deep dark secret then this is the bright sunny morning.If chocolate is the yin then this is the yang.Equally decadent in the most opposite way! I present to you a simple Orange Pound Cake with an orange glaze.Let me warn you first thought.Make lots of it.Dont even think of making half the recipe cause for sure nothing would be left by the time your guests arrive.I speak from experience! It’s a cake so humble in its name and looks but the taste is out of the world! I usually avoid glazes on cakes but this cake becomes something else when glazed so …

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Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you have been following my blog you would know I have been making a cake for every monthly milestone of our baby V.I want to do a different cake every month not only to celebrate the milestone but also to grow as a baker. We all had a number of requirements this time.I was pretty clear about the look of the cake. I wanted it to be a white cake with multicolor sprinklers. My brother and sister in law wanted  a chocolate cake and not some weird experimental nonsense(in their words). I didn’t want it to be too heavy cause I was going to frost the cake but I didn’t want it to be too light too. I looked around a lot …

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Classic Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Classic Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting

This is the dreamiest cake I have ever made.Classic Vanilla  layered Cake with sea green vanilla buttercream frosting. Definitely not a skinny recipe so skip this post if that’s what you are looking for.I do have some healthy cake/bread recipes on the blog if that’s what you want.But if you want a classic vanilla cake recipe which can be moulded whichever way you want, then read on.It’s the moistest,tastiest vanilla cake I have made or tasted thus far.This recipe is definitely a keeper. This was practise cake for my baby’s upcoming 4 monthly birthday and also my husband’s first birthday as a father.I want to make the cake for both these special days myself.So I decided to go all out with …

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