COFFEE ‘N’ BUTTER SCOTCH TRIFLE CREAM CAKE


The layers of the cake are plain coffee sponge ,

and the cream is swirled with butterscotch

custard. Sandwiched, and topped with cream

and butterscotch custard and walnuts.

INGREDIENTS

6 eggs

1 tblsp.instant cofee

2 cups flour

pinch of salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sugar

1cup boiling water

2 tsp.baking powder

1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix coffee in boiling water.

Sift flour,baking powder and salt.

Separate the yolks from the whites of egg.

Beat the egg whites  untill stiff .

Add in the egg yolks and the sugar,and the

coffee decoction  gradually  .

Fold in the flour and walnuts(do not beat),

beginning with the flour and ending with the

flour.

Blend evenly.Pour into a greased baking tray or

two trays(so you needn’t have the hassle of

cutting the cake equally into two) and bake in a

moderate oven for 30 minutes.

Cream layer

200 gm cream

2-3 tbsp powdered sugar

Beat till stiff , and use

For the custard

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup milk mixed with 2 tbsp cornflour

Melt the butter and sugar on a medium flame,

without stirring , till sugar melts and you get a

nice brown colour.

Slowly add in the milk ,and mix till the sugar

and milk blend to give a thick custard .

Allow to cool and pour over the icing creating

swirls.

APPLE CAKE


Another lockdown cake with country sugar .

I have posted many recipes with apple , but this

one is lighter on your tummy !

I found this recipe on the internet, and made

changes as usual.

This has a frosting which has to be baked , after

baking the cake.

Apples are always well suited for desserts,and

here’s to another yummy apple dessert.

You can serve this with cream or ice cream,

with the lockdown wave,having it plain is also

excellent . Best served warm!

INGREDIENTS

2-3 apples ( Granny Smith/red)peeled cored and

cut

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

2 eggs

1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

A pinch of salt

2 tsp baking powder

METHOD

Mix the wet and dry ingredients,in separate

bowls.

Now mix both together, and pour into a cake

tray .

Arrange the cut apples on the top ,and bake in

a 170C oven for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from oven .

Pour the prepared frosting on the baked cake,

and return to oven for another 15 minutes.

For the frosting

1 egg

80 gm butter (melted)

100 gm sugar

Lemon zest 1 /2 tsp

Mix all ingredients together well , and pour

over cake and bake for 15 minutes.

TREACLE ‘N’BANANA MUFFIN


This is a muffin with only treacle( no sugar )

wheat flour ( no white flour) and ripe red

bananas . Lockdown has positively helped me

to unlock to innovations, due to the lack of

ingredients like sugar…..Reaching out to

ingredients, not touched for quite some time ,

are now prominently coming out one by one.

It seemed that the bananas in the fruit basket

were crying out to me . ( I never like to waste

food),and that’s how this recipe came up.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1cup wheat flour+1 tblsp cornflour

3/4 cup treacle

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1 big red banana ( you can use any other banana too )

1 tblsp curd / yoghurt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

A little nutmeg powder

a pinch of salt

Tiny pieces of chocolate

Crushed walnuts

METHOD

Mash bananas, add the treacle and mix well.

Beat eggs with a little salt, and add in to the

banana mixture with the curd,oil and mix

well.

Mix the flour with the baking powder,and

soda,nutmeg powder and this to the wet mixed

ingredients.Mix well .

Add few pieces of chocolate and lightly crushed

walnuts in each muffin mould .

Spoon in the banana mixture, over the

chocolate pieces,and bake in a 180C preheated

oven for 25-30 minutes.

CHOCOLATE LOVE CAKE


Love cake is a famous cake of Srilanka. This is a

cake made with semolina and powdered

cashewnuts.

To get a good texture,you have to roast rawa,

mix butter and allow to sit for minimum 2-3

hours or overnight.

Now the recipe today is my innovate by

including cocoa powder and it was too

delicious !

This cake can be stored for some time, and the

older it gets, the tastier it becomes.

This recipe is the basic love cake recipe ,the

only difference I made was the addition of

cocoa powder. So go ahead and try with and

without cocoa powder and enjoy both tastes.

My kids like the chocolate love cake more than

the basic one !😀

To the recipe now ….

INGREDIENTS

125 gm butter

100 gm semolina

5 eggs

200 gm sugar

3 egg whites

100 gm cashewnuts

75 gm pumpkin preserve ( optional)

1/4 tsp. Lemon peel

2 tsp golden syrup or treacle

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp almond essence

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp. mixed spice powder

1/2 wine glass brandy

3 tsp honey

1 tsp rose essence

1 heaped tblsp cocoa powder

a pinch of salt ( if using unsalted butter)

METHOD

First roast the semolina till it is lightly hot.

Switch off the flame and add butter. Mix well

and allow to rest overnight or 2-3 hours .

Cream the whole eggs sugar, and add the rest

of the ingredients except the whites of egg.

Mix in the rested semolina and butter.

Beat the egg whites stiff and fold into the

semolina mixture.

Line a baking tray with two parchment papers

or a brown paper/ newspaper at the bottom.

Then line with parchment paper ( to avoid

burning at the bottom).

Bake in a 170 C oven for 40-45 minutes or till

done.

HUNG CURD BAKED CHEESECAKE


This is a cheesecake with no cream cheese,or

any kind of cheese.Wonderful in taste and

texture ! No cheese included ,but had an

absolute taste of cheesecake . You could make a

crust if you like,but i baked without crust ,as I

wanted to make a quick dessert .Without the

crust itself,the taste was amazing.

This could be made with a pie crust too.

To the amazing recipe now..

INGREDIENTS

100 gm butter

1 cup hung curd

4 eggs

1 tsp lemon/ sweet lime rind( I used sweet lime)

1/2 cup cream

1 cup sugar

1 cup all purpose flour sifted with 1 tsp.baking

powder

Juice of 1 lemon/ sweet lime

1 tsp vanilla

METHOD

Beat butter and sugar till creamy.

Add hung curd,lime juice,rind and beat.

Include 1 egg at a time beating continuously.

Add flour and cream and beat for 3 minutes till

well corporated.

Pour into a greased and lined spring form pan,

and bake in a moderate oven(180C) for 30 minutes.

Serve plain or with any sweet sauce you like .

The cake by itself is tooo good .

So do try and post in your comments and

suggestions!

PASSION FRUIT -PINEAPPLE CREAM CAKE


This cake is made with passion fruit sponge

layered with cream and pineapple jelly.

Passion fruit juice was included in the making

of the sponge.

Pineapple stewed and mixed with light gelatine

was used for layers with cream.

The pineapple -passion fruit combination was

excellent.

So,do try this combination and post in your

comments and suggestions!

INGREDIENTS ( for the sponge)

4 eggs ( separate whites from yolks)

A pinch of cream of tartar (optional)

1 cup sugar

1.5 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup passion fruit juice

a pinch of salt

METHOD

Beat egg whites stiff, with cream of tartar.

Add sugar and egg yolks and beat till creamy

and sugar is dissolved.

Add passion fruit juice.

Fold in the flour ( mixed with baking powder)

till all the ingredients are well corporated.

Pour into a greased tray .

Bake at 180 C for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from oven (always switch off the

oven ,and remove cake after 5-10 minutes)

Allow to cool completely and cut into layers.

Syrup to moisten the cake ( 2 options)

1.Passion fruit juice

2. 1/4 cup water sweetened with sugar

Pineapple jelly

Remove the core from the pineapple.

Make into a pulp ,add sugar to taste .

Take 2 tsp of gelatine, add a little water and

allow to bloom.

Cook the pineapple till mushy,add gelatine and

stir on a slow fire.

Allow to set in the fridge . As I have used the

pulp without straining,the jelly will not be firm.

If you need a firm jelly , strain and use the

juice +3 tsp gelatine.

For the cream

200 ml Whipping cream

2-3 tbsp. powdered Sugar

Essence

Beat stiff and use on cake.

To assemble the cake

Moisten all the cut layers of the cake.

Arrange a layer of the jelly ,cover with cream

then another layer.

Likewise,repeat for next layer .

Cover the cake with cream , and use your skills

to decorate the top.

BLACK FOREST GATEAU


I was in a quick mood to do things yesterday,

and I baked the eggless sponge without

checking the availability of cherries in my

fridge.

The mulberry preserve upheld me to another

variation, and all loved the taste.

I used brandy with the syrup to moisten the

cake ,and in the chocolate drizzle too.

Tasted excellent,so do try this recipe,for the

season of chocolate indulgence!

For the eggless dark chocolate sponge.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup all purpose flour

4-5 tblsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

a pinch of salt

3/4 cup brown sugar + white sugar mixed

1/2 cup olive oil/ oil you prefer

1/4 cup curd/ yoghurt

1/4 cup hot water

1 tsp instant coffee

1 tsp vanilla essence ( well,I added brandy)

2-3 tblsp.milk

METHOD

Mix all the dry ingredients and the wet

ingredients separately.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients

and mix .

Pour into a greased or lined mould and bake in

a moderate oven for 20-30 minutes,or till done.

(The cake should spring up when pressed lightly with a finger)

Cut layers after it is cool.

To moisten the cake

Add a little sugar and 1/4 cup warm water.

Mix well till sugar dissolves.Add a little rum

or brandy and set aside.

For the whipped cream

1 cup cream

2 tblsp powdered sugar

1/4 tsp.vanilla essence

Whip cream with sugar and essence till stiff.

For the chocolate drizzle

Heat a little cream and add to your favourite

dark chocolate and mix well till creamy . If too

thick add a little hot water to get required

consistency.

Final stage

Cut the cake into layers . Separate and moisten

with prepared syrup.

Add mulberry preserve ( you could add any preserve which will match the chocolate taste)

Top it with cream and rest the next layer on

it ,and repeat the preserve and cream .

Top the cake with cream,chocolate drizzle,and

chocolate curls.

MAWA CARROT CAKE


This carrot cake is made with an Indian touch !

To be clear,I have included the ingredient used

for make Indian sweets,the mawa/ khova

(thickened evaporated milk).

I have made mawa cakes ,and carrot cakes,but

this time I combined both to get this awesome

sweet cake.

To add to the richness I added powdered

cashewnuts,and reduced flour.

You can use almond meal in place of the

cashewnuts

This can be made as muffins too.

Trust me,it’s really awesome!

To the recipe now !

INGREDIENTS

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup curd

3 tblsp olive oil

3/4-1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup coarsely powdered cashewnuts

2 eggs

100 gm mawa/ khova/evaporated milk grated

3/4 cup grated red carrot

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

a pinch of nutmeg powder

a pinch of salt.

METHOD

Beat the eggs and sugar together till frothy .

Add curd and beat till sugar is dissolved .

Add the carrots,powdered cashews,mawa,and

the rest of the ingredients .

Mix the flour and baking powder together .

Finally fold in the flour and pour into a greased

tray .

Bake in a 170C temperature oven for 30- 35

minutes!

BANANA’N’ RUM UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKE


Wow ! This was delicious !Banana combined

with brown sugar and rum was tooo good.Easy

on the mix and time.Worth the try!

To the recipe right away

Turned upside down!😀

INGREDIENTS

1+1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

A pinch of cinnamon powder

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup oil

1 tsp banana essence

1 tblsp rum

1/4 cup yoghurt/ curd

2 eggs

3-4 yellaki banana/red banana/your choice

3/4-1 cup brown sugar

Extra brown sugar

5-6 tsp . butter

METHOD

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Mix the wet ingredients till sugar is dissolved.

Now mix the wet ingredients, into the dry

ingredients and mix well with a spatula .

Slice the bananas.

Add 1/2 tsp butter in each cupcake tin.

Sprinkle the extra sugar according to your taste

Keep 1-3 slices of banana at the bottom, and

scoop on the cake batter.

Bake in a moderate oven (180C) for 20-25

minutes or until done.

Can be served with cream, ice cream , or

served plain.

VANILLA SPONGE CUPCAKES


The word cupcakes is a delight to children’s

ears mostly .

Today’s recipe will be a vanilla sponge which

could be made into many flavours with the

change of the essence.

To list a few, chocolate sponge ,coffee

sponge,pista sponge,mint sponge, caramel,

almond sponge,butterscotch,orange,lemon.,,,

*The only changes will be the essence if your

using only essence for the change of flavours.

*Part of the flour has to be substituted when

using nutty flours like almond and pista.

*When adding chocolate reduce the amount of

flour to the cocoa your recipe calls for.

*Coffee and caramel can be added in liquid

form mixed in warm milk.

*Curd or vinegar can be added to enhance the

texture.

So,for now I have given points which popped in

my mind . Moving to the recipe now…

INGREDIENTS

4 eggs

1/2 tsp vinegar

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup cornflour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup sugar

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup olive oil/ melted butter

3 tblsp milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD

Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate

bowl.

Separate yolks from whites of eggs.Beat egg

whites with vinegar till stiff and add sugar and

essence.

Fold in the flours,oil,milk using a spatula.

Scoop into cup cake liners, and bake in a

moderate oven (180C) for 25-30 minutes.

Allow to cool and pipe your favourite butter

icing.

For the vanilla butter icing: 1 part unsalted

butter : 2 parts icing sugar.

Milk mixed to get desired consistency

Vanilla essence.

Method: Beat all together till creamy and pipe

on cake.