Showing posts with label Cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cake. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ghee Cake

Homemade cakes are the best! The cakes available in the market contains essence and preservative which I personally don't like. However, local bakery made cakes are better than the packed cakes (if you buy fresh bakery made cakes). I feel the packed cakes have artificial flavours and due to the use of preservative cakes have a typical taste.


I always like to bake my own cake however sometimes I have to buy those packed cakes when time do not permit to bake a fresh cake. This time I decided to incorporate desi flavours in my cake. Instead of butter I used clarified butter or what we normally call is ghee. Last few months a vendor comes from Tumkur to sell nati (desi) anda (egg). We purchase eggs in bulk for a month! That vendor got a bottle of desi ghee too. We purchased it but use one or two teaspoon in some of our curries. So the bottle is not getting over soon as we control our portion while eating ghee. This is another reason thought of making a ghee cake. While I was baking this cake a lovely aroma was surrounding me and through out the house.



If you like naked cakes like me then you can also check out these:
Lemon Pound Cake
Milk Powder Cake
Choco Chip Loaf
Condensed Milk Cake 

Ghee Cake

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Refined Oil - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 11/4 teaspoon
Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch
Milk - 1/4 cup

Procedure

1. Sieve all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda altogether and keep aside.
2. Take another bowl and add ghee and refined oil together.
3. Next add powdered sugar and mix well.
4. Beat the eggs and add to the wet mixture.
5. Now slowly fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
6. Slowly add milk and fold the mixture.
7. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
8. Line a mould with a butter paper and pour the mixture into it.
9. Bake it for 30 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
10. Allow it to cool and later slice it and serve it.

Tips: If the mixture becomes dry in nature you can add little more milk to make it smooth.


Monday, 27 March 2017

Eggless Butterless Banana Loaf Cake / Banana Bread Recipe

Last few bananas are lying in the fruit basket for last two days and no one wants to eat that as their skin has turned black! Isn't it a common scene in your house also? You just don't want to throw them in the dust bin because food should not be wasted.. So what to do? Let's bake a banana loaf cake using the overripe bananas. I know this is a very good idea as the bananas are saved and family can enjoy a healthy cake.



Eating healthy breakfast is a good way to kick start your day! Slices of banana loaf cake with a cup of coffee is a good choice for breakfast. You can prepare the banana cake previous day, so next day morning will be hassle free! You can sleep little extra or do little more exercise or read detailed news instead of only headlines. You can also utilize that extra time in your own way...



You can make this cake more healthy by replacing the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour.This is  butter-less cake so less calories.  Sweetness you can adjust according to your taste. I have used only 1/2 cup of sugar as the small bananas I have used were very sweet. If you are using big size bananas then one or one and half banana would be perfect for this recipe.

Eggless Butterless Banana Loaf Cake / Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Flour (Maida) -  2 cups
Banana (small) - 3 nos, overripe
Sugar - 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup
Refined Oil - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg Powder - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Curd - 2 tablespoon
Baking Powder - 11/4 teaspoon
Milk - 1 or 2 tablespoon



Procedure

1. Peel the bananas and take them in a blender and make smooth puree.
2. Take the puree in a mixing bowl and add sugar into it. Mix well.
3. Next add refined oil and curd into the bowl and beat well.
4. In another bowl sieve flour, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and baking powder altogether.
5. Now fold the flour mixture with the wet mixture.
6. Add milk at this time as per the requirement.
7. Line a loaf tin with a butter paper and pour the batter in the loaf tin.
8. Now bake it in a preheated oven at 160 degree C for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
9. Allow to cool it and un-mould the cake and cut it using a sharp knife.



Friday, 20 January 2017

Christmas Cake / Christmas Fruit Cake / Alcohol-free Christmas Cake / Christmas Cake in Pressure Cooker

We cannot think about Christmas without Christmas Cake! The specialty of Christmas Cake is the cake is loaded with dry fruits and nuts. Traditionally, the dry fruits are soaked in alcohol for almost a month. This process is done in very professional way. Soaking of dry fruit itself is a celebration in certain big hotels and restaurants. This Christmas I prepared Christmas Cake / Christmas Fruit Cake which was alcohol free. I had used fruit juice (Apple Juice) to soak the dry fruits. You will be surprised to know that alcohol-free Christmas Cake is equally tasty.



I prepared two portions of batter and one part of the batter I have baked in oven (OTG) to prepare Christmas cake. Using other half of the batter I prepared Christmas cake in pressure cooker. I could not find any difference between both oven baked and pressure cooker baked cakes.


I was very happy with the outcome. I tried it for the first time and it was hit at my house. I wanted to share the recipe before Christmas but these days I am not regular in blogging hence could not share it on time. 

Christmas Cake / Christmas Fruit Cake / Alcohol-free Christmas Cake / Christmas Cake in Pressure Cooker

Ingredients 

All Purpose Flour -  3 cups + 2 tablespoon for dusting soaked dry fruits
Sugar - 11/2 cup + 5 tablespoon for caramel
Eggs - 3 to 4
Baking Powder - 2 teaspoon
Unsalted Butter - 2/3 cup, melted
Refined Oil - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Spices

Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Clove Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Dry Fruits & Nuts (1 cup, Mixed)

Golden Raisins - 2 tablespoon
Black Raisins - 2 tablespoon
Apricots - 5 to 6, chopped
Dates - 8 to 10, chopped
Cherry - 5 to 6 chopped
Tutty Fruity - 2 to 3 tablespoon
Cashews - 10 to 12 chopped
Walnut - chopped, 1 to 2 tablespoon

Apple Juice - 100 ml / 1 tetra pack (store bought)



Procedure

1. Take a glass container and soak the dry fruits (chopped) with apple juice for 48 hours. Keep the container in the refrigerator and stir it once in a day. Bring the soaked dry fruits in room temperature before adding them in batter. Strain the dry fruits and drain the juice. Dust the dry fruits with little flour.


2. Dry roast the chopped nuts and keep aside.
3. In a pan, take 5 tablespoon of sugar with little water. Keep on stirring until the color changes to brown. Avoid burning it. Now add 1/4 th cup of water and stir well. Finally switch off the gas. 
4. Sieve all purpose flour, salt and baking powder together. Keep the mixture aside.
5. Now take butter and refined oil in a bowl. Add sugar into it. Beat the mixture well.
6. Next add eggs one at a time and beat the mixture after the addition of each egg.
7. Now fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
8. After that add the soaked strained dry fruits and chopped nuts into the batter and mix well.
9. Finally add cooled caramel mixture and mix well. It will change the colour of the batter.
10. As I told you I have divided the batter in two equal portions. One portion I baked in OTG and the second half I baked in pressure cooker.

11. OTG

Pour the batter in a pre-prepared tin (lined with butter paper) and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.



Pressure Cooker

Pour the batter in a pre-prepared tin (lined with butter paper) and keep it inside the pressure cooker on a stand. Now close the lid without whistle and gasket. Keep it on medium flame for 35 to 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.


12. Allow them to cool and de-mould and cut it.




Thursday, 28 July 2016

Lemon Pound Cake

My mom was around for last  two months...Can't express my joy in words!! I was so lucky to have her for those two months. Even our daughter had a wonderful time with Grand-Ma..The day she left for the native we were really very upset. Slowly we controlled our emotions and again continuing our daily lives..


When My mom was around I got plenty of time to experiment with food as she was helping me in other daily chores. My mom was not fond of store bought cakes so decided to bake a different flavour of cake at home. Even I am not a big fan of store bought cake or cream cakes. My preference is always a naked cake. This time I baked a Lemon Pound cake. I frosted the cake too and the outcome was wow.... Frosting the cake with lemon juice powder sugar and milk created a magical taste. My mom liked it very much...



If you are baking a lemon pound cake I will suggest you to frost at least half the cake and taste it! Along with eggs I have used curd to give a moist texture. This cake has very less butter too and I have used more vegetable oil. See the below steps to know how to make lemon pound cake.

Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients

Maida/ All purpose fllour - 2 cups
Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Egg - 2
Curd - 2 to 3 tablespoon
Lemon Juice - 1/3 cup
Lemon Zest - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 2 tablespoon
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla Essence - 2 to 3 drops

Frosting 

Lemon Juice - 1 teaspoon
Sugar Powder - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Sieve all purpose flour (maida), baking soda, baking powder, salt. It helps to aerate your flour and avoid lump formation.

2. On the other hand, take sugar in a bowl and add butter & vegetable oil. Whisk it using hand blender (mechanical or electrical) till the sugar dissolves.

3. Next two eggs each at a time and beat them well in the wet mixture.

4. After that beat the curd and add into wet mixture. Mix well.

5. Next add lime juice and mix well. Add the lemon zest too now.

6. Finally, fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.

7. Line a cake tin with butter papper and preheat the oven at 160 degree C for 10 minutes.

8. Pour the batter in the lined tin and bake for 30  to 35 minutes or unless a tooth pick comes out clean.



9. Allow the cake to cool and take out from the pan.

10. In a bowl take powdered sugar, milk and lime juice and make the frosting and drizzle on the top of the cake before serving it.

Tips:  I use both rods in the oven for the initial 20 to 25 minutes of baking cake. Later when I get upper brown crust I use only the bottom rod for remaining 5 to 10 minutes.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Chocolate Chip Loaf / Choco Chip Loaf

Chocolate Chip Loaf / Choco Chip Loaf I had baked it last week for our anniversary celebration. Though I had baked it 2 days before anniversary because on the day of our anniversary (14th Feb) our daughter had her Annual day function and previous day was saraswati pooja (Vasant Panchami).



Our 7th Wedding anniversary were well celebrated and made special by our daughter's performance followed by a special buffet dinner. So I prepared the cake 2 days before and enjoyed every bite of it. I have used less butter in this choco chip loaf recipe. You can bake this anytime and enjoy with evening tea or coffee or can eat just like that.

Chocolate Chip Loaf / Choco Chip Loaf

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour/ Maida - 2 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 teaspoon
Eggs - Large, 2 nos
Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Butter - 1/2 cup, melted
Refined Oil - 1/4 cup
Milk - 2 tablespoon
Milk Chocolate Chips - 1/2 cup

Procedure

1. Preheat a oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Take a loaf pan and line with butter paper.
2. Sieve flour, salt and baking powder together. Keep it aside.
3. In another bowl take melted butter and oil, add sugar into that and cream it.
4. Next add eggs into the mixture one at a time. Whisk them well. Add vanilla essence to it and whisk again.
5. Now fold the dry mixture in to the wet mixture using cut and fold technique. At this time add little milk to make the batter smooth.
6. After that fold the chocolate chips into the mixture and pour the batter in the prepared pan.
7. Bake it for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven. After cooling unmould it and serve.


Thursday, 7 January 2016

Strawberry Muffin

After long vacation, life is slowly coming back on track!! Still lot more to do... I wonder whether it happens only with me or others too?? Sometimes I feel, I am taking too much time to organize things! Whole day I run behind 'n' number of things and end of the day I realize I have completed only 30% of the total task. :( . Is it because I look for perfection in every work?  I think this quote says the truth:

                                           “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”  
                                                                                                                                 ( Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)

Today I am sharing a fruit muffin recipe. Strawberry is in the season now, so I thought of preparing strawberry muffin which can be served at your breakfast table. Well, at my home I am the only strawberry lover so this muffin is dedicated to me :).


 Our daughter loves the artificial strawberry flavour which we get in the market especially strawberry pastry, strawberry jelly etc. The reason behind this the beautiful pink color which is not there in strawberry muffin as I have used chopped fresh strawberry dice in the muffin. She is fascinated about pink color and each and every thing she wants pink :(. I won't be surprised if someday she ask "Mamma why your face is not pink color?" Grrr!!

This strawberry muffin could be a great surprise for your loved ones on coming Valentine's Day!



Strawberry Muffin
Ingredients
 All-purpose flour - 11/2 cups
 Baking powder - 1/2 tablespoon
 Baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
 Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder - 1 teaspoon
Milk - 2/3 cup
Egg - large size, 1
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar - 2/3 cup


Fresh strawberries - diced, 1 cup

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes and line the muffin tin with cupcake liners. 
2. Sift all the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder) in a bowl. 
3. Now take melted butter in another bowl and cream the butter and sugar using mechanical mixer or hand blender. 
4. After that add egg and beat well. Finally add little milk and fold the dry ingredient mixture part by part. If require add more milk but do not add the total milk once at a time.
5. Next add diced strawberries into the mixture and stir gently to combine.
6. Using a ladle, add the batter into the muffin cups to fill the liners. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean and the tops are nicely browned.




Thursday, 24 September 2015

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcakes I baked for the first time and they turned out just yummy. Though I am not a big fan of chocolate cakes however my better half and little daughter love them.  My husband went to abroad for a month and on his return I baked these cupcakes to welcome him. I frosted the cupcakes with chocolate ganache and topped with sugar candies (alphabets).



There are lot of recipes for chocolate cake available in the internet, I searched through google but none of the recipes satisfied me. So I did mix and match and made this recipe. This experimental recipe really turned out yummy. Hence, I am sharing this with my dear readers.



Chocolate Cupcake

Ingredients
All-purpose flour - 11/4 cups
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup
Softened Butter - 3 tablespoon
Eggs - 2
Baking Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 1 cup (Adjust according to your taste)
Milk - 2/3 cup (if required can add little more)

Procedure

1. Line the muffin pan with cupcake liners and preheat oven at 175 degree C for 10 minutes.
2. Take softened butter and sugar in a bowl and using a beater cream (mix) it.
3. Next add eggs one by one and beat the mixture after adding each egg.
4. In the mean time, sieve all purpose flour cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder all together.
5. Add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and fold in alternately with milk. Neither make a runny batter nor a tight one. Adjust the quantity of milk to make a medium consistency batter.
6. Now fill 2/3 rd of each duct of muffin pan  and allow them to bake for 15 to 20 minutes (unless tooth pick comes out clean) at 175 degree C.
7. You can serve them as it is or frost them with your favourite frosting.





Saturday, 12 September 2015

Milk Powder Cake / Eggless Milk Powder Cake

Frequent power cuts in Bangalore are disrupting our daily life very badly! Since last two weeks this a burning issue among all Bangolerans. BESCOM says there is a massive power shortage which is the reason behind unscheduled power cuts throughout the day. At times when I am writing the blogpost and everything is done and about to post it, power goes off along with my broadband connection too. All the electrical gadgets along with smart phones are having their bad time. I realized we are so dependent on gadgets that every moment we are facing difficulties. So it is really miserable and I am praying for the normal 24*7 power supply days.
Due to power cuts, the baking has taken a back seat however I observed the nature of power cut and noted once power comes back it stays for an hour. Accordingly I prepared the batter and once the power came my oven was preheated and I baked this simple eggless milk powder cake. 


When you are preparing the batter use less sugar as milk powder will contribute to the sweetness. I have not used any essence because I liked the flavour of milk powder and wanted it as the dominating flavour. If you want you can use vanilla or rose essence. 

Milk Powder Cake / Eggless Milk Powder Cake

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour - 11/2 cups
Milk Powder - 1 cup
Unsalted Butter - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Milk - 1/2 to 2/3 cup

Procedure

1. Sieve plain flour, milk powder, baking powder and baking soda.

2. Now take melted butter in a bowl and add sugar into it. Beat them together.

3. Next fold the flour mixture and milk alternatively.  Line a cake pan and pour the mixture into it.



4. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes and bake the cake for 25 minutes or till a needle inserted comes out clean.

5. Allow it to cool and then cut into pieces and serve with tea or coffee.




Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Eggless Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake is everyone's favourite, isn't it? A basic vanilla cake ingredient list has eggs. So there are many people who do not eat eggs. Is that mean they can't taste vanilla cake? No that is not the truth and therefore the solution is eggless vanilla cake. You can prepare this cake with very simple ingredients available in your kitchen. It can be served with tea or coffee. You can also decorate the cake with cream or ganache.



This recipe I have adapted from a facebook food group and the name of the lady is Vibha. She claims it is  no fail vanilla cake and it is true! I tried and tasted and my verdict is it is awesome.



Eggless Vanilla Cake
Ingredients

Maida - 2½ cups
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 2 cups
Butter - ¾ cup (170 gm), softened
Yogurt - 1 cup, room temp
Hot Milk - ½ cup
Vanilla Essence - ½ tsp

Procedure
1.  Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes before baking.
2.  Sift together maida, baking powder & sodium bicarbonate.
3. Use softened butter or melt it.  Beat the butter, powdered sugar, hot milk, yogurt, and vanilla essence till light & fluffy.


4. Now its time to fold in the sifted flour.
5. Line your cake tin with butter paper and grease with butter.
6. Pour the batter in the tin (8 inch).
7. Now bake it in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Monday, 13 July 2015

Chocolate Brownie/Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Coming weekend you have arranged a small party at home. May be this is for a small get together of friends or a celebration of your husband's promotion or for the brand new car you bought recently - it could be anything and you have everything ready starting from your guest list, your dress and obviously the menu list! Only one thing in the menu you have not decided yet and that is the most important dessert. You just don't want to offer only sweets or only ice-cream, so what else can you do? Yes you can keep brownie with ice-cream.


 Since you are preparing all the items alone and want to make the dessert too. So here is the tempting chocolate walnut brownie just for your party.



Chocolate Brownie/Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Ingredients

Dark chocolate - 100 grams, chopped
All Purpose Flour (maida) - 1 cup
Baking powder  - 1 teaspoon
Walnuts peeled - chopped, 1/3 cup
Butter - 90 grams
Castor sugar -  3/4cup
Eggs - 2
Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon

Procedure

1. Line  a square 8" cake tin with butter paper. Preheat oven at 160 degree C for 10 minutes.
2. Sift all purpose flour and baking powder together. Keep them aside.
3. Take chopped chocolate and butter together and melt them using microwave or double boiler method.
Melting Chocolate in Double Boiler Method

4. Now take melted butter and chocolate mixture in a bowl and add egg one after another. Beat well.
5. Next add vanilla essence and castor sugar and beat again.

Wet Mixture

6. Now slowly fold the sifted flour and walnuts in to wet mixture.
7. Pour the mixture in the prepared tin and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow it to cool and later cut into square pieces.

8. You can serve them as it is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.



Saturday, 11 July 2015

Mango Muffin

Mango season is almost over for this year, may be mangoes will be available for few more days. This year we had good amount of mangoes and I had prepared few dishes with it. My daughter loves to eat muffins and she often request to prepare muffins. So this time I tried my hands on mango muffins.  Mini Mango Muffins came out really yummy and crumbly. I prepared in a small batch and hence only one big size mango was enough for it. I peeled the mango and took out the pulp and later blended in mixer grinder to make a smooth paste. Here is the recipe of Mango Muffins which are perfect for evening tea time.



Mango Muffins

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour - 11/2 cup
Castor Sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1
Butter - 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt a pinch
Mango - one big size, take out the pullp
Milk - 1/2 cup

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Line the muffin tray with paper cups.
2. Now sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a bowl.
3. In another bowl take melted butter. Add egg and milk into it and mix well.
4. Next mix the wet ingredients with dry ingredients until no lump and put in the mango pulp.  Mix them well.


5. Fill 3/4th of the muffin cups and bake at 180 degree C for 10 to 15 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.



Monday, 25 May 2015

Tiffin Cake / Cake with Tutti Frutti & Ash Gourd Candy

Cooking variety of dishes,clicking pictures but no time to sit down write the post :(. These days I am little irregular!! Too many clients at a time, so not able to steal half  an hour for blog. How was your weekend?? Did you stay at home and enjoyed with your family or just went for an outing?? I just wait for the  weekend but when the weekend comes too much work makes me exhausted.  We just took our kid to  park  in the evening and nothing much, mostly stayed at home. Coming back to the recipe today I am going to share a cake which I prepared on my husband's birthday. He loves cake without any  kind of cream on it, it is also known as naked cake.  


The concept of this cake was taken from our childhood (me & my husband) memories. A cake which used to contain loads of tutti fruti and ash gourd sugar candy.  It was known as "Tiffin Cake" in West Bengal, wrapped in typical red printed cover. Many of the Bongs might be familiar with this cake. I have not seen this cake anywhere except West Bengal. Now it is almost extinct in West Bengal too due to lot of fancy cakes. Ash gourd candy is also known as Morobba. 



Tiffin Cake / Cake with Tutti Frutti & Ash Gourd Candy

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 21/2 cups
Eggs - 5 to 6
Butter - 3/4 to 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 2 teaspoon
Nutmeg Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch
Tutti Frutti - 1/4 cup
Ash Gourd Sugar Candy -  1/4 cup, chopped




Procedure

1. Preheat the oven at 160 degree C for 5 minutes. Now line the cake tin with a butter paper.
2. Sieve the flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg powder.
3. Now in a bowl, take melted butter and add sugar into it. Beat them well.
4. Next add the eggs one by one and beat well the wet mixture and finally add the milk.
5. After that fold the dry mix into wet mix and mix them using cut and fold method.
6. In a bowl take the tutti frutti and ash gourd candies and dust them with flour and add them in the batter.


7. Now pour the batter in cake tin and bake it for 25 minutes or until you get a clean toothpick once you insert in the cake.



Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Condensed Milk Pound Cake / Condensed Milk Cake

Who doesn't like condensed milk??

Very few will say no to it. I believe everyone has licked it while opening the tin. How many of you agree with me?? Condensed milk itself tastes so good, think about the recipe which calls for condensed milk must be so delicious. I know most of the yummy recipes increases our calorie meter. So in this condensed milk cake which calls for a cup of butter, I had used half cup butter and half cup refined oil. I have used only egg whites to keep white color of the cake. I have added 2/3 cup of sugar, even you can use little less than that as condensed milk itself will add sweetness to the cake. You can add vanilla essence after adding the egg whites or else you can avoid this step. Try this simple super yummy Condensed Milk Pound Cake with minimal ingredients. Don't forget to check out your baking needs here!

Condensed Milk Pound Cake / Condensed Milk Cake

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Egg Whites - 2
Cooking Butter - 1/2 cup
Refined Oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Condensed Milk - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Procedure

Grease a loaf tin with butter and line with butter paper. Preheat oven 160 degree C for 5 minutes. Now in a bowl sieve flour, baking powder and salt together. Keep it aside. In another bowl take melted butter and refined oil. Add sugar and beat until it dissolve well. Next add egg whites and beat with a electric beater or mechanical one. Finally, add condensed milk and beat again. Now slowly fold the flour mixture in to wet mixture using cut and fold method. Pour the batter into the lined pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 160 degree C. Check with a toothpick if it comes out clean then the cake is done. Otherwise keep it for few more minutes. Allow the cake to cool and cut into pieces before serving it. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Chocolate and Vanilla Two-in-One Cake / Chocolate and Vanilla Two-in-One Loaf Cake / Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

Last few days I was bit busy with my medical writing projects, hence I could not update any new recipe. However, I have cooked lot of new dishes within the first week of New Year. Even I have some interesting baking items as well in my list. Last weekend we visited one of my husband's colleague house and I prepared this chocolate and vanilla Two-in-One Cake. You won't believe it was pure bliss. The recipe is very simple and I really enjoyed baking this.Now I have decided to replicate the procedure for vanilla-orange and vanilla-strawberry two-in-one cake.:)




Chocolate and Vanilla Two-in-One Cake / Chocolate and Vanilla Two-in-One Loaf Cake/
Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

Ingredients
For Chocolate Batter

Flour - 11/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Cooking Butter - 1 cup
Milk - 2/3 cup (use as required)
Cocoa Powder - 2 tablespoon

Sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 2, small eggs

For Vanilla Batter

Flour - 11/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Cooking Butter - 1 cup
Milk - 2/3 cup (use as required)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 2, small eggs
Vanilla Essence - 1 teaspoon

Procedure
Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Line a 8.4 inch loaf pan with butter paper.

Melt the chocolate in double-boiler method. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. Now in a bowl, take melted cooking butter and after adding sugar cream the butter. Next add eggs and beat well.  Now fold the flour mixture in to the wet mixture. Add little quantity milk and fold it again until you get a smooth batter consistency. Batter should not be watery consistency. Keep the chocolate batter aside.

For vanilla batter,sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together. Now in a bowl, take melted cooking butter and after adding sugar cream the butter. Next add eggs and vanilla essence, beat well. Now fold the flour mixture in to the wet mixture. Add milk in to it to make a smooth consistency.

First pour the vanilla batter in the lined loaf pan and on top of vanilla batter pour chocolate batter. Put the pan in oven at 180 degree C for 30 minutes. Check with tooth pick if comes out clean, cake is ready. Keep it on wire rack for cooling and slice it later. 




Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin is my personal favourite item since my childhood days. I can finish them in no time. I have observed, our daughter likes that too. Even nowadays I put some raisins in her snack box along with other snacks. Though Christmas is over but mood of Christmas is still there, I baked raisin pound cake. 




This is not rum-raisin cake but I have added little spice mixture to enhance the taste. It is really going well with the taste of raisin. I have used little brown sugar which gives a nice colour to the cake. Every bite of cake gives the taste of two different raisins along with lovely aroma of spice powders. 


Tell me which flavour cake did you bake this Christmas??


If you have not baked any cake this year end you can try this cake. 

Raisin Pound Cake
Ingredients

Flour - 2 cups
Baking Powder - 2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ground Ginger - 1/4 teaspoon 
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 3/4
Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar) - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Golden Raisin - 1/2 cup
Black Raisin - 1/2 cup
Melted Cooking Butter - 1 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 teaspoon

Procedure

Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add all the spice powders in the flour and mix them well. In another bowl, take melted butter and cream the butter with sugar & brown sugar. If you don not have brown sugar you can avoid that and replace it with granulated sugar. Now add vanilla essence and followed by beaten eggs one at a time. Beat the mixture well. Next step is to fold the dry ingredients into wet mixture. Then add milk and fold it again. Finally add raisins (golden and black) and mix them well. Now pour the mixture into a 8 inch loaf pan and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes. Check with a tooth pick, if it comes out clean your cake is ready. Allow it to cool and then slice it for serving. 

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