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Summertime Fresh Mango Cake- Eggless

Summertime Fresh Mango Cake- Eggless

This is the cake I made for baby V’s second monthly birthday though at that time I was more interested in taking the baby’s picture than of the cake.I have since made some adjustments and edits to the previous recipe and this recipe has been taste tested in the kitchen several times. At that time I topped the cake with whipped cream and mango chunks but I think it was an overkill.The cake really doesn’t need any adornment except maybe for a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a spoonful of fresh mangoes. I am not going to say this is celebrating the King of Mangoes because lately I have been celebrating Mangoes a lot!I have recently made a lot of …

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Moist Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Genius Quinoa Chocolate Cake

If you are expecting anything less than a perfect chocolate cake then let me disappoint you. If you are expecting a trade off ,gummy, weird Chocolate Cake,then again this recipe will disappoint you. If you are expecting anything other than a magical,chocolatey,fudgy,gooey cake then you are on the wrong post.Seriously! I am listing all these disclaimers because this chocolate cake is not a trade off cake.It’s not something you are forced to eat in the name of chocolate cake because of all the allergies and diets you have adopted. Don’t make it cause you want something gluten free..make it cause you want something super Chocolatey and fudgy. The recipe is adapted very minimally from Paula Shoyer’s Quinoa Cake posted on Food52.The first …

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Lime and Jasmine Tea Cake

Jasmine Tea steeped Cake with tangy lime.A modern spin on the Hot milk Cake.This cake has a great crumb and texture.

What are your thoughts on Jasmine tea? My first memory of Jasmine flowers is when I was probably 7 or 8..I remember long long time back..when my parents used to take us to India Gate for a picnic on our trusty Bajaj scooter..Typically in the evening..We kids used to frolic around the lush garden in front of the eternal fire of the gate, gorge on orange lollys,forcing our parents to buy gigantic balloons,surreptitiously dip our toes in the water fountains(when we thought no one was looking) and my parent used to sit contentedly,probably for the whole of 2 minutes, if we didn’t fall or fight or bicker..but that’s not the point…My father used to always buy Jasmine gajra for my …

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Extremely Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake

5 ingredient Gluten free Dark Chocolate cake

There are a few things as attractive as a Chocolate Cake,not necessarily in its appearance but anticipation,it’s almost as if the cake has invisible tentacles pulling you towards it, even if you don’t want it. When I first chanced upon this gooey fudgy flourless Chocolate Cake which has no flour to dilute and  distract from the  absolute chocolate bliss, I was sold…Hook line and sinker and fall flat on my face, dreaming about this cake, walking like a zombie into the kitchen and following the instructions till I baked and ate this hell of a chocolate cake kinda infatuation. There are a lot of flourless chocolate cake recipes available online and I have tried and tested my share of them …

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French Apple Cake

Proper French Apple Cake Recipe with Rum

“A party without Cake is just a meeting” said the famous Julia Child and this cake is made to be served at a party!And I mean party party..not a little girls tea party!Though it would be great for that too I recon. What makes this cake special is the healthy splash of Old Monk.I keep a bottle of old monk just for such recipes.Before you get all judgemental on me,the alcohol evaporates when you bake it so you have nothing to worry about. In fact,I have never appreciated alcohol much and since we welcomed our baby, I haven’t had any except in the Christmas cakes and now this.There is an old worldly charm about adding rum into cakes,don’t you think?.Makes …

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Healthy Whole Wheat Tea Cake

100 % Whole Wheat Jaggery Tea Cake with strawberry

I wanted a basic 100% Whole Wheat and a 100% Jaggery Cake which tastes great,which doesn’t feel heavy or lumpy and also which doesn’t have the characteristic raw whole wheat taste.I definately didn’t want a cake which I am forced to eat in the name of health.I would rather just eat a cucumber for that.I basically wanted a Utopian 100% whole wheat and 100% Jaggery Cake. Most whole wheat cakes I have had are weirdly sunken in the middle or are way too dry.If they are good they usually contain corn flour ,which I have nothing against,infact this cake was suppose to contain it but I couldn’t find the box in time and I am not the most patient person on …

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Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake

This cake was one of the first cakes I ever baked and it holds a special cozy little place very close to my heart.I have made it on countless occasions, when I am feeling sad, when I am feeling extra happy, when I am celebrating a special day and also when I don’t have the time and patience for elaborate recipes but I want something AAAMmmazing! It’s my fall back recipe for balmy endless days when chocolate cravings clench your heart till you don’t eat something dark, decadent and melty.Yeah Those Days I know! It’s also the cake I made when my Son turned 1 month old.Which speaks volume in itself cause I didn’t have the time or brain space …

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Cherry & Orange Pound Cake

Orange and Cherry Pound Cake

I loved the traditional pound cake recipe from Martha Stewart site which I used to bake the Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake.It tasted even better after a day but the lack of a Chemical leveaner i.e. Baking Powder or Baking Soda did leave the cake a little heavier than I like.So I tweaked the recipe a bit and added Baking powder to the basic flour to make it into Self Raising Flour. Self raising flour is basically normal all purpose flour or maida with baking powder. 1 Cup of Self Raising Flour = 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour (Maida) + 1 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder So don’t get caught in this marketing gimmick of buying for a self raising …

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Versatile Vanilla Cake Three Ways!

Versatile vanilla cake three ways

If you get your basic vanilla cake recipe right then you can make just about a zillion cakes with it.All you need to master is that one recipe. In this post I want to show you how you can tweak one recipe to create multiple cakes. This is my go to recipe for any celebration cakes now.I made two cakes and sandwiched them with an easy peasy fresh strawberry compote(strawberry+sugar+water-boil=Strawberry compote!!!) and decorated with buttercream frosting and voilà a beautiful delicate celebration cake.The buttercream recipe is here Add a fruit to this recipe and make the best tea time accompaniment.I made blueberry baked donuts and a strawberry upside cake using this same recipe.Both disappeared as soon as they came out of the oven. …

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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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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

Introducing our son “Vansh” to all you guys! This burst of cuteness graced us on 12 Feb 2017.I want to say it was the happiest day of my life but that’s not accurate.Everyday my happiness grows with Vansh. As much as my pregnancy was difficult (or annoying) because of my gestational diabetes,with having to take 4 injections everyday and extreme diet control ,his arrival was extremely fuss free .I want to say I actually had fun in the operation theatre but I will sound like a psychopath so instead I will say it was pretty chilled out (pun intended).I am sure it wasn’t me but the muscle relaxants they gave me but it was a wonderful experience! I went to …

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