Saturday, 6 April 2013

Anytime Cupcakes

These are the cupcakes I can confidently bake anytime with absolutely desirable results. These deliciously moist and refreshingly tasty cupcakes will soon become your favorite. You can try them right away !

You will need:

- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1/2 thick creamy milk
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes.

Sift the dry ingredients well together and add salt. Make sure that you sift it nicely after adding the salt too. 
Beat eggs on medium speed until they become light and fluffy. I have used a close feeder like container, it gave a good rise to the eggs. This is the most important tip to get the light cupcakes, just the way you would love :). Now while beating the eggs, gradually add sugar, then oil and the zest; while keeping beating to a stagnant pace.  Make sure that all the sugar dissolved into the egg mixture. 

Make a well in between the sifted dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into it and fold with your hands very lightly, encouraging the aeration into the batter. Finally add milk and fold nicely until the batter becomes a suitable consistency. 

Pour into the prepared cupcake molds or paper molds. 

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. You can always use the toothpick to check if they are done. 

You can serve them as it is, oven fresh. Or can decorate them with lively butter icing or cream dressing if you like. You will be happy you baked ! :) 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Golden Vanilla Cake

I couldn't bake any better with vanilla than this extremely.moist,.supple and gorgeously yummy cake. The one you can never say no.You must have tried numerous vanilla cakes with so many variations,but not this!

You need:

Eggs 3
Cake flour 2 cups
Baking powder 2 teaspoon
Soda 1 teaspoon
Oil 1/2 cup
salt 1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoon
Water 1 cup
Castor sugar 2 cups
Melted butter 1/2 cup

Grease cake pan , I took a 21 cm square pan.
Beat butter and sugar for a while until well combined. Add egg one at a time while keep beating. Pour oil gradually into the batter while continuously beating it. Ad fold vanilla extract and salt as well. Beat until well combined.

Now sift the dry ingredients together and after making a well in between, gradually fold the egg mixture on to the well. Fold lightly with soft hands. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until your skewer comes out clean. 

After waiting, you will be having the gorgeous tempting golden vanilla cake! 
enjoy and provide me with your comments!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Surprise Rolls

I have always loved children enthusiasm for desserts bites which bears surprises and their laughter and happiness are the sweetest of all pleasures ! So to indulges in that pleasure more, i came across this cute recipe for all the mothers who always want to surprise their little. 

You need:

For Rolls:

Flour 2 1/2 cups
Yeast 2 tablespoons
Sugar 1/4 cup
Salt 1 teaspoon
Milk powder 2 tablespoons

Make the dough out of above ingredients and leave to ferment for about 1 hour in a warm atmosphere.
When doubled in size, divide dough into 8-9 equal portions and roll each one into a flat bread of about 1/4 inch thick. Roll these flats onto a cylinder mold to give it a cone shape. Bake in moderate oven for about 10-15 minutes. 

For Surprise:

Cream cheese 1 cup
Cream 1 cup
Icing sugar 1 cup
White and Black chocolate chips 1/2 cup
Mixed glace fruits 1/4 cup
Sugar crunch 1/4 cup 
Roasted nuts ( almonds & cashews preferable ) - Optional 

Mix above ingredients in baked and cooled cones as such that creamy texture remains in the last with bunch of chocolate chips in between and rest on top to give surprise in every bite! i am sure you will be running out of these!  :) 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Crunch Top Cake

How about a crunchy top for a deliciously moist and supple cake? That just melts in your mouth with sweet crunchy pleasure....any guesses? ;) 

You need to have these for a better idea :) 

200 gm butter softened
200 gm castor sugar 
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
200 gm white flour
1 tsp orange/lemon  zest

Crunchy Top:

100 gm sugar granulated
90 gm butter melted


First, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Add one egg at a time and keep beating. Add salt and zest. 

Sift dry ingredients together in large bowl and pour over the egg and butter mixture in two lots altering with milk. Fold lightly and pour the batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for about 30 minutes in a preheated moderate oven.

In the meanwhile, mix the granulated sugar with melted butter and pout this over hot cake. This will get absorbed by the cake and leave behind a crunchy top. 

Simple... but heavenly yummy...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Light Fluffy Chocolate Cake

Yes it has been the best fluffy and light chocolate that just melts away in your mouth leaving behind trails of heavenly chocolate flavor. I bet you are going to stick to this recipe as your favorite one and will bake it for your special occassions too.


-2 cups Flour
-2 cups sugar
-2 eggs
-1 cup coco powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoon chocolate essence/ vanilla essence
-1 cup milk
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1//2 cup boiling water

Butter chocolate cream:

-1 cup butter
-1 cup icing sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla essence
-1/2 cup cream


Preheat oven on 180 degrees Celcius.
Beat eggs one by one by adding oil gradually. Add chocolate essence/vanilla essence and salt. Beat well for about 3 minutes.
Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add into the egg mixture. Gradually adding milk & water together. Fold nicely and lightly. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until your skewer comes out clean. You can go with 21 cm round cake pan or you can also bake split cake by dividing the cake mixture into two moulds.

For butter chocolate cream, beat together all the ingredients and make a nice spreadable consistency. You can always alter the measurements for your desired thickness.

Spread cold cake with cold cream and enjoy every bit of it with your family!!

Friday, 28 September 2012

Lemon Twist

In this hot n humid summer, nothing like a citrus punch from soft and sweet dessert ...i tried several things out of the wonder lemon , the newest is this lemon twist, is actually a fruit cake kind of texture but with lemon flavor and sweetness of bun too. It turned out to be so good and pleasurable.


-Self raising flour 2 cups
-Butter 90 gms
-Egg 1
-Castor sugar 4 tbsp
-Glaced cherries 1/2 cup
-Sultanas 1/4 cup
-Lemon Zest 2 tsps
-Milk as required to make a dough


Sift flour and mix all the ingredients to form a soft pillable dough. Divide into 3 portions. Make rolls of each portion, about 14 cm long,  and combine them to make a spiral. Press ends to make it completely round. Bake in preheated moderate oven for about 15-20minutes.

Lemon Glace:

-Lemon zest 1 tsp
-Sugar 3 tbsps
-Water 2 tbsps

Combine all on low flame and and make thick syrup. Pour on hot lemon twist. Dust with extra icing sugar if you like and serve !

Monday, 10 September 2012

Coconut Balls

Follow this recipe for a super tasty munchy delight for anytime snack or little get togethers full of light moments and if you are a coconut lover, it will offer you more than just small balls packed with taste!

-1 large piece of plave vanilla butter cake
-3-4 sweet bisuits ( preferrably with coconut flavors )
-Dessicated coconut 1 cup
-Melted dark chocolate for coating


Grind the butter cake into crumbs. Mix in dessicated coconut and biscuits. Combine well together. You must get a firm dough texture out of it. Coat in melted dark chocolate and dust with some extra coconut flakes!

I am sure you are fantasizing about it :) try...