Coffee Cake with a Pistachio Streusel

Coffee Cake

Summers have never been my favourite.The heat is just intolerable. Phew! I am a winter person. I love the winters. It is such a happy season. Wish we could have a shorter summer here 🙁  Anyways, I have been avoiding baking for a long time because my sister has been away. She has been traveling. She is someone who always appreciates and criticizes my baking. Hence, her presence is absolutely essential for my baking ventures 😀 She is returning tonight so thought of baking something for her. Jyotika loves muffins or a coffee cake with her breakfast. Her eyes light […]

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Pastel Layer Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Pastel Layer Cake

Pastel Layer Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Hello folks!! How is it going?? Full fledged summers are finally here with the temperatures rising everyday. Phew!! My mother thinks that I am going to bake less often now as the weather is so hot and sultry. But she doesn’t know, baking has nothing to do with the weather. You just need an idea to pop in your head to ignite the baking expedition. Today’s idea- “A Pink and Blue Pastel layer cake with white chocolate buttercream” sprung in my head because of my recent impulsive baking shopping 😀 On my recent […]

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Baked Mini Donuts

Baked Mini Donuts

Hello lovely people! It’s been a long time I baked something. First the Navratras and then the laziness :D. Frankly I have been very lazy lately to bake anything. And even this recipe is a no-fuss recipe.    I love donuts and this is a baked version which is so effortless and quick. Since it’s not fried, it’s healthier than the regular donuts. Another reason to try it! My sister had gifted these mini donut tins a while ago and finally I got time to experiment with these.  These adorable cute little baked mini donuts are so light and lovely, […]

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Blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins

It’s not very easy to find blueberries in Indian markets. I had been trying to find them for a long time. And then these lovely blueberry muffins were born when I finally saw blueberries at Natures basket. This is a fine place to look for all fresh and frozen fruits! These gorgeous muffins are stacked with juicy blueberries. Perfect for your breakfast or lunch or evening snack 😛 Basically you can eat them whenever you feel like if they last that long! Mine were eaten up the same day they were baked.  It’s a easy recipe and will not take […]

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Tutti Fruity Cake

Tutti Fruity Cake

This is my dad’s favourite cake. He has been getting this cake from an old bakery since our childhood. He loves it. In my attempt to bake it, I had to make sure it tasted at least similar to it, if not better. It’s always a risk to bake something that can be compared to a classic. Phew!!   But luckily, he was totally impressed with it. I heard him telling mom-If she can bake it even better than his, why should I get it from outside! Voila!! That’s a huge compliment for me, because it’s really hard to get dad to appreciate […]

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Oreo Bottom Muffins

Oreo Bottom Muffins

Hello bakers 🙂 My brother (Prateek Katyal) manages this blog and his friends are coming over tomorrow, So you know how important it is to impress him and his friends: D But it’s a lazy Sunday and I am not in a mood for too much work. I need a simple recipe and there’s nothing less messy than muffins. But I want Fancy too 😉 So I made these – Oreo bottom muffins. They are chocolatey, have a hint of my favorite peanut butter and of course the star of the recipe-Oreos. Who doesn’t love oreos 🙂 and you always have them […]

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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I am a chocolate person all the way, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a thing for fruits too 😀 Okay, I like only certain fruits and I like them less than chocolate, peanut butter and caramel! But today I am in a sunshine yellow mood. Yellow for me is a very happy color. (P.S. I got my room walls painted a bright yellow once and my brother whom I then shared  my  room with was pissed off with me until the next whitewash 😛 ) “Bright yellow with some red” mood, Do you get the hint 😉 YES, […]

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White Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream

Pink Frosting Cupcakes

Baked these beautiful cupcakes for a terrace party at our place on the New Year’s eve. White and pink, a girly combination 🙂 These White Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream frosting were a big hit at the party! The recipe has been adapted from Luciana Borges blog. PrintWhite Chocolate Cupcakes and Pink Buttercream Frosting Rating: 51 Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 50 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Ingredients ½ cup oil  ½ cup granulated white sugar  1 cup maida  1 tsp baking powder  2 large eggs at room temperature  ¼ cup milk  Few drops vanilla essence  160 gm chopped white chocolateInstructionsPreheat […]

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The Checkerboard Cake

Checkerboard Cake

I have been eyeing the checkerboard cake on pinterest for months now. But, without the Wilton checkerboard cake pan set, it seemed a dream.   But a little research on google lead me to several recipes for baking it without those special pans. Though, it seemed complicated and too much effort , but intriguing at the same time 😀 Several recipes later, I finally found a very simplified version on Fauzias kitchen. So, basically you need 2 different coloured cakes and lots of frosting. I opted for chocolate and vanilla cakes. And, its always better to bake the cakes 1 […]

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Fruit and nut cake

Fruit and Nut Cake

Hello fellow bakers 🙂 How about a Fruit and nut cake recipe today!! Having baked enough of chocolate inspired cakes lately, I made this awesome fruity treat for my family over the weekend. It’s got loads of nuts and fruits baked in a vanilla sponge cake. This is a self inspired recipe created after salivating over a tin of Delmonte Fruit Cocktail!     PrintFruit and nut cake Rating: 41 Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups curd(room temperature) 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar 1 […]

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