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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Chocolate Cake With Coconut Filling

Chocolate Cake with coconut filling

Chocolate Cake With Coconut Filling Hello Fellas!!! What’s the highlight of any meal for u? The Dessert 😀 Isn’t it!! But we don’t always have this luxury with our everyday home cooked meal. Although Indian homes always have some Mithai or something sweet disguised as Prashad! In our house, cakes too 😛 But for those days, when we have nothing of this sort- Chocolates suffice 🙂 We have lots of chocolates stocked in our refrigerator all the time-Dairy milk silk, snickers,mars, bounty, twix and amul too. Bounty is a personal favourite! Chocolate and coconut go so well together. I have […]

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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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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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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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Chocolate cake with Caramel Buttercream and Roast almond Filling

Chocolate Cake Caramel Buttercream

We all get so comfortable with the things we know that we stop trying new stuff and taking risks. Like, I haven’t ventured into any new recipe for so long :(. But on insistence of a friend, I finally tried my hands at making Caramel. I have read the process several times earlier, but the technicality, the need of a candy thermometer and the bubbling hot cream technique are enough to scare anyone. I also read the condensed milk caramel, also called Dulce de leche. This did interest me but I didn’t have condensed milk at hand. So I started with what I had, […]

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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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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Cake

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Cake

Whenever I am hungry and need a quick bite, I make myself a nutella and peanut butter sandwich. And the world is good  🙂  Chocolate and peanut butter is an awesome combination. Utilizing this combo, I made a swirl icing for this chocolate cake. A Swirl icing is the easiest way to present a cake. The decorated cake looks as if a lot of effort has been put in it 😉 The  cake recipe used for this chocolate and peanut butter swirl cake has condensed milk in it and is eggless too 🙂 This is also a single bowl recipe […]

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Coffee Streusel Cake

Coffee Streusel Cake

Usually we like our  everyday  cup  of coffee with cookies. But on some days you want something special with it 🙂 That’s the reason for baking this Coffee Streusel Cake. A coffee cakedoesn’t necessarily mean that it has coffee in it. Any cake that you can have with coffee is a coffee cake 😀 no specific  definitions for this one.   This one has a chocolate coffee flavoured streusel in it and has been baked in a Bundt pan. Streusel cakes look lovely when baked in a bundt pan, because you can appreciate the streusel much better in them. The recipe is a personal favourite and I have baked it several times before. Adapted from the […]

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