I love baking the red velvet cake because of the color and texture it attains after baking. But do we all know the science behind it. Today, red velvet cake gets its coloring from the food color added in cake mixture, staining the cake a vivid red, but it wasn’t always so. Originally red velvet cakes got the “velvet” part of their name not because they resembled bright red velvet dresses, but because their texture was so smooth and velvety. Their texture was, in part, influenced by the special ingredients added into the cake. Cake recipes varied, but almost all … Continue reading Romantic Red Velvet Cake
Strawberry with cherry cake is my son’s favorite which I discovered recently when I baked cupcakes for my cake stall. He is otherwise a very choosy and fussy eater but loved this flavor and wants to eat it everyday. The color came out to be prefect pink and attractive too. The flavor was different from the usual vanilla and chocolate that we generally bake and see everywhere. And the cherries added the final touch to the plain cake, gives a wow effect :)! Ingredients: All purpose flour (cake flour/maida)- 1 cup Sugar- 1/2 to 3/4 cup (depends upon taste buds) … Continue reading Kids Favorite – Strawberry with Cherry Cake
Chocolate cakes have been my favorite since childhood days. Whenever my mumma used to ask me, “Kanika which cake”, prompt was my reply “Chocolate cake please mumma”. Haha 🙂 those were the days, and still its the same with me. I love anything with chocolate flavor – cake, ice cream, cookies etc etc. The eggless cake recipe is very simple and easy to follow with just the right ingredients. Enjoy Baking! Ingredients: All purpose flour (cake flour/maida)- 3/4 cup Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup Sugar- 1/2 to 3/4 cup (depends upon taste buds) Baking powder- 1/2 tsp Baking soda- 1/4 … Continue reading Eggless Chocolate cake for chocolate lovers
Vanilla cake is the most basic cake in baking. After baking this cake successfully, a baking enthusiast can try any and all the other flavors depending upon the family’s taste buds :). The best thing about this recipe is the cake is eggless and the outcome is moist and fluffy as a normal egg cake. I have heard many people saying an eggless cake cannot be as fluffy, soft and moist as a cake made with egg, but i don’t think so. An eggless cake baked properly with the right ingredients is the best cake with a great taste. Ingredients: … Continue reading Eggless Vanilla Cake : Simple and Delicious
One of my friends wanted me to bake cupcakes for her daughter’s frozen theme party. Wow I liked the idea but it was with a twist. Her daughter is allergic to milk products, I always bake eggless cake because I have an allergy with egg but never a dairy free cake. The research then began to find a suitable recipe and finally made a recipe work according to my needs. The cake is made of vinegar but it has to be right quantity of vinegar otherwise the cake has a very sharp taste of vinegar and baking soda. Also it … Continue reading Dairy free and Eggless chocolate cupcakes (Vegan cupcakes)
After baking garlic bread many times, I wanted to try a different style of garlic bread and this style seemed perfect. Ingredients (for bread): 1 tsp Instant Yeast 3/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar 1.5 cup all purpose flour, maida (also can mix 50:50 wheat flour and maida) Milk 2 tbsp Yoghurt 2 tsp Salt (as per taste) Olive oil 1-2 tbsp 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp oregano Ingredients (for filling): 2 tbsp butter (room temperature) Chopped coriander leaves 4-5 cloves garlic (finely chopped) 1 tsp Oregano seasoning (mix black pepper, ground oregano leaves and garlic salt for making … Continue reading Garlic Bread Rolls – Lusciously Delicious!
When I was a child, I had a book on baking bread and I used to read it everyday, never thought even I would be able to bake one myself, and that too customized to my needs. Although this recipe involves baking a simple bread, we can add variations to create different ones (will cover in other recipe). Ingredients: 1 tsp Instant Yeast 3/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar 1.5 cup all purpose flour, maida (also can mix 50:50 wheat flour and maida) Milk 2 tbsp Yoghurt 2 tsp Salt (as per taste) Olive oil 1-2 tbsp Method: Add sugar … Continue reading Baking a rather ‘Simple’ Stuffed Bread
I always wondered, what is the real difference between a cupcake and muffin. Did some research and came to a conclusion; there’s a considerable overlap between the two. But listing a few main differences below: The cupcakes are small in size and muffins a little larger than cupcake. The cupcakes are moist, spongy and soft while the muffins are a little dry and a have a crumby texture like a bread loaf. The muffin batter is a little denser than a cupcake. Cupcakes are made sweeter, muffins are made into savory breads too. Muffins are also made from whole wheat … Continue reading Eggless Roasted Almond and Raisin Muffin