Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts

13 Jul 2016


Hello everyone

My kids are too fond of pancakes, that's why I used to make Dora cakes for them occasionally with egg. But as I am allergic to eggs so generally avoid using eggs in my daily routine dishes. That's why tried to make eggless version of pancake and to my surprise it also turned out super soft and fluffy. My kids enjoyed it to core. It's so simple to prepare at home with handful of easily available ingredients.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and let me know how's it turned out for you.


Yield: 7-8 medium pancakes
Time: 30 mins 


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp yogurt( curd), beaten 
2-3 tbsp sugar ( as per taste)
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp oil
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla essence 


First of all add flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together and mix well. 

Now add milk, vanilla essence, curd and oil in flour mix. Now whisk dry and wet ingredients together to make a lumpless thick pouring consistency batter. 

*But don't over mix the batter otherwise you will end up with flat pancakes.

Now heat a nonstick tawa or pan on medium low flame, drizzle some oil on it and wipe excess oil with paper towel. Pour a ladle full of batter on it , let it spread itself and let it cook from one side. It will take nearly 1 1/2 - 2 mins.Once you see lots of bubble on it and sides become dry then flip and cook for another one min and done.

 In the same manner, make all the pancakes. 

Now arrange required number of pancakes , one above other and pour some honey on its top. Garnish with cherries/ strawberries  or any fruit of your choice and enjoy. 

**Be careful while cooking, to get nice golden pancakes ,always use medium to low flame and flip pancake immediately once it's sides are getting dry and having lots of bubbles on top. Otherwise you will get blackish pancakes with burnt flavour. 

*And always use same amount of batter for each pancake to get even size Pancakes.

* Use all batter at a time, don't keep for later use. As baking powder and soda will loose their bubbles on long go.

* You can use any other syrup like maple syrup, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup or any of your choice. 

This is so easy to make and eggless version of kids most popular snacks. Do try and pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

11 Jul 2016


Hello everyone

Over ripe banana is a nightmare for banana lovers , like my son. He is too fond of bananas but don't want even a single spot on it. Last week I bought half a dozen of nice big bananas for him but after consuming two of them he forgot to have others and we too were busy in holiday outings that didn't care about it. Two days back I saw they became too ripe to eat , even I too don't like this type of banana. So to use it , tried my old tried and tasted recipe of zebra cake , it turned out so soft, moist and yummy that no one can resist eating another serving. Best part of it is , that it's eggless too. You can make it any time you have over ripe bananas in hand , and don't want to throw it. It's vegan too, if you don't add milk and replace with water. Easiest recipe with handful of ingredients and result is awesome delicious beautiful stripped cake.
Stepwise recipe is given below. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.


Serves: 8-10
Time: 45 mins


4 over ripe big bananas , mashed with fork
3 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla Essence 
1 1/4 cup sugar , I used little less
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk, if needed
1/4 cup cocoa powder


First preheat the oven at 180°c.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, keep aside for later use.

Now mix mashed banana, vanilla essence, sugar and oil together till sugar dissolves and mixture become smooth and fluffy.

Mix dry and wet mixtures together and fold to get lumpless slightly thicker batter than other cakes. If needed add some milk/water , little at a time to get proper consistency.

Now divide the batter in two parts and add cocoa powder to one. 

*Add some milk/water in Cocoa batter to get same consistency of both the batters. 

In a greased baking pan , lined with butter paper , pour one big spoon of one batter and tap the pan to spread .then pour  one big spoon of other batter over it and again tap the pan and do it alternatively till batter finished. 

**Now using a knife or skewer make 6-8 lines on cake starting from center of cake towards edge, at equal distance and cleaning knife/skewer every time. Now again makes lines, in between these lines but in reverse direction, from edge of cake towards center. This will give a nice pattern on the cake. This step is completely optional, you can skip it without getting any change in final product.

Then bake it for 35- 40 mins. But keep an eye after 30 mins on it as baking time may vary oven to oven.
I baked on convection mode for 36 mins.

Check it with knife or skewer by inserting in middle of cake ,for doneness. If knife/skewer comes out clean then cake Is done otherwise bake for some more minutes.

Let it sit for 5-10 mins then invert on wire rack and let it cool completely.

Its so soft and moist cake that you cannot have just one piece.

*You can also use half the quantity as I made bigger cake as had four big bananas in hand.

Enjoy this scrumptious Cake and do share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcomed, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

1 Jul 2016


Hello everyone

Being king of fruits, mango really justifies its honour. We can use it in so much way . I am having lots of mangoes sitting in my fridge that's why for using it generally I used to make mango shakes for my kids, as my fussy eater too like it. But making same stuff again and again is so boring. So break this boredom I made mango shrikhand few days back and it turned out superbly yummy that everyone relished it to the core. Now again question arose what to make next 🤔. Then idea of baking a mango cake came but in  some different way as I made normal mango cake last month. Tried this semolina mango cake and it turned out so soft and moist that it got finished in no time. My lil fussy eater too loved it. 
Stepwise recipe is given below. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me☺️


Serves: 4-5 
Time: 50 mins.


1 1/4 cup semolina/ Rawa/ sooji
1 big ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
Few drops of yellow edible color ( optional)
Some sliced almonds to sprinkle


First of all mix semolina, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Keep aside for later use. 

Take baking mold of your choice, Grease and dust it with flour. Line it with butter paper ( optional) and keep aside.

Take mango slices and sugar in blender jar and blend to nice creamy puree. It will yield approx 1 cup of puree.

 Now add oil and milk in it and again blend to get smooth and fluffy batter. 

Pour in a big bowl, now add dry and wet ingredients together and fold to make lumpless smooth batter. 

Pour batter in baking mold, tap a little. Now sprinkle sliced almonds all over it. Let it rest for 5-7 mins.

Now bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35 mins. Mine took exactly 35 mins but keep your eyes on it after 25 mins as different oven have different baking time. 

Keep checking with a tooth pick or knife by inserting it in middle of cake. If tooth pick comes out clean then your cake is done otherwise bake it for few more minutes. 

Now take your cake out of oven and let it sit for 5 mins. Demold and let it cool on a wire rack. 

Slice and serve with a cup of tea or pack it in your picnic basket. Ideal for travel snacks and kids tiffin too. Bake this super easy soft and moist cake any time and enjoy.

**Never over bake your cake. It makes cake very dry and chewy. So keep checking.

**Your cake batter should neither be runny nor too thick. So add milk as required , don't pour all at a time , add half at one go. If you feel your final batter is too thick then add remaining milk and fold to get right consistency. As it depend on consistency of mango puree you are using. Mine was nice thick so I used all milk. 

* you can also use tutti fruity, cherries or any dryfruits to make your cake more rich and palatable. I skipped as my lil one hates any additional crunch in his cake😁.

* you can increase sugar too as I made mild sweet. Sugar also depend on sweetest of mango. So use accordingly. But this much is perfect for tea time snacks.

This is so easy to bake that even a first time baker can bake without fail. Do try and pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

20 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Yesterday I bought some blueberries on my daughter's demand. Though this fruit is not so often bought at my home so thought to use it in some different way too, instead of eating as it is only. Then thought why not to make its cheesecake to celebrate Father's Day , instead of making my regular cake.
But also tried to give some healthy innovative touch to its base by using oats and dates for it. My lil fussy eater too loved its creamy rich texture and relished it without much nakhrey. 
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.



2 lt milk 
2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 
1/2 cup fresh strawberry blueberries 
1 can condensed milk ( 400 ml)
8 gm agar agar( China grass)
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup deseeded soft dates 
Some blueberries for garnishing


First of all boil milk, then add lemon juice or vinegar , little by little till it get cuddle. Then strain it in a muslin or any fine cotton cloth. Wash it under tap water to remove sourness of vinegar or lemon from cheese. Then squeeze it well and hang some where for at least 1 hr to drain excess water in it. Now your cheese is ready to use.

Meanwhile dry roast oats till little golden , take care not to burn it. Let it cool.
Now take oats and dates in mixer jar and churn to get nice crumbly dough. You can also add some butter or ghee in it, if you like ( I skipped).

Now spread it in a greased pan lined with parchment paper or use springform baking pan of your choice. Press with a spatula to get firm and even thickness base.

*You can also use biscuit base instead of oats one. Just take 20-25 plain biscuits and make its powder, add butter or ghee to it. Make crumbly dough and make base as told earlier.

Now keep it in fridge for 30 mins or in freezer for 10 minutes.

Soak agar agar strips in water for at least 20 mins. Then take 1 cup of water in a pan, add soaked agar agar discarding soaked water and boil. After boiling, lower the flame and let it simmer till agar agar get completely dissolved in water. 

Now take cheese, condensed milk and blueberries in a blender jar and churn to get nice smooth silky thick paste.

Now in cheese bluueberry mixture add agar agar liquid. Mix well and pour it on prepared base evenly. Tap the pan to remove any air bubble formed . 

 Keep the pan in freezer for 30 mins or keep in fridge for atleast 3-4 hr.  For demolding , run a clean knife along its sides so that it leave the edges of pan then carefully lift it and place on a plate. Decorate it with blueberries and Cut in desired shape and serve chilled. 

I made some heart shaped cheese cakes from same mixture in chocolate mold to decorate my cake, you can also make or skip .

**Be careful with agar agar, as it can set at room temp too. So don't keep it for long after cooking other wise it will set itself. Always dissolve it when everything is ready.

This is so creamy and scrumptious desserts that can make you star of any party you are hosting. Just try once you will never regret. 

Hope you all will definitely give it a try and pour your queries, comments and suggestions ,they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

30 May 2016


Hello everyone

Who don't like cakes..... It a very silly question for sweet lovers as the answer is well known, of course die for cake. And if it's summer then what else is better than a hogging on mangoes. Nearly everyone love mangoes ,So Today I have a seasonal fruit cake recipe full of goodness of chapatti flour, mango and cranberries ,what else you want 😊. It's so soft and moist that you will definitely ask for another serving , I can bet. 
Stepwise Recipe is given below, hope you will like and definitely give it a try.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 50 mins


2 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mango puree
1/4-1/2 cup water
1/4 + 2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup sugar, I used less ( or depend on sweetness of mango too)
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp mango essence ( optional)
1/4 tsp yellow food color( optional, if your mangoes are not enough yellow)


First of all grease a baking pan and dust it with some flour, keep it aside.

Mix well flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together, then add dried cranberries and again mix, so that cranberries do not sink in bottom. keep it aside for later use.

Now take mango puree, sugar, oil , vanilla essence, mango essence, food colour and whisk till nice fluffy and sugar is melted.

Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches , add 1/4 cup water at a time and fold it to make a lump less smooth batter. 

Add water as per need to get idli batter like consistency. 

* If you are using all purpose flour then less water is needed but for whole wheat flour or chapatti flour , much water is needed. I used 1/2 cup water.

Pour in greased baking pan lined with butter paper. Tap to release any air bubble formed.

 Bake in a preheated oven at 180degree C for 40-50mins, or till tooth pick inserted in it comes out clean. Mine took exact 45 mins, so keep an eye on it after 35mins as different oven take different time. 

*Time also depends on baking pans, size and shape.

Let it cool for 5 mins then invert on a wire rack.

 Let it cool completely before slicing, to get neat slices.

Your super yummy and healthy cake slices are ready to go with your cup of tea.

Enjoy these scrumptious sweet treat any time. It's good for kids tiffin and mid meal hunger sprang.

*You can use any any dry fruits of your choice. 

*You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste and sweetness of mangoes.

*You can also use any shape of baking pan, I used loaf pan,but then baking time may change, so be cautious while baking and keep checking in between.

Hope you all will definitely try this yummy cake and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....