Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts

5 Oct 2016


Hello everyone

I am too fond of eggless as well as healthy baking. Whenever I have to bake, I try to make it as healthy as i can. Today's cake is not new to you all as I made it many times and posted in my blog too. This is one of my favorite eggless and alcohol free christmas cake with lots of dates and dry fruits.The only new thing this time is its shape , size and glaze.

Earlier I made naked bundt cake every time, with this recipe . 

But this time I planned to bake a bigger cake and thought to try something new so gave completely different shape and baked in square cake pan instead of bundt one.

For glaze I used simple milk  chocolate bar and dates syrup. It was just an experiment but turned out really delicious, and is confirmed by my kids.

Recipe is given below. Though it was not planned to add in blog so not having all the step's pics but will try to explain as per my knowledge, best.


For Glaze:


1 milk chocolate bar  ( I used cadbury milk chocolate, 90 gms)
1/2 cup dates syrup
2 pinches salt ( you can use more if like more salty)
2 tbsp chopped roasted almonds for sprinkling


Roughly chop the chocolate bar and melt in a double boiler or in microwave. Keep stirring in between to avoid burning it while microwaving.
Now add salt and dates syrup to it and whisk vigorously to get nice shiny and smooth glaze of pouring consistency. If it seems too thick then add some more dates syrup and mix well to get right consistency. 

It should form nice smooth ribbons when poured with spoon.
Now immediately pour all over the cake . Spread evenly with knife or cake spatula. 

Sprinkle roasted and chopped almonds all over it.

 Let it chill in refrigerator overnight or atleast 4-5 hrs to set the glaze. It will not become completely solid on chilling but will not drip and spread , while handling.

I used milk powder and milk as ran out of white chocolate stock , to make nice pattern on my cake . You can also use melted white chocolate and with help of piping bag make desired pattern on your glazed cake.

This step is completely optional, without this too your cake will look and taste heavenly.
After making pattern, Again let it set for sometime before slicing.

*  Completely cool the cake before pouring the glaze.

* Be quick with pouring the glaze as it gets thicken very soon . So try to pour when it's still  hot. Also spread quickly to get nice smooth finish.

* Do final decoration or cutting once glaze is completely set.

This is one of the simplest glaze you can try and don't forget to share your experience with me.

Hope you will love to try this healthy twist in regular glaze in a simplest way. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

27 Mar 2016


Hello everyone

According to me no celebration is completed without a sinful cake. Whether it's birthday, anniversary or  Christmas, Easter etc. Cakes increase the excitement of an occasion to many folds and if it comes to festivals like Christmas or Easter then it becomes must to have a rich and flavorful cake in hand . So today I am sharing a very delicious and rich cake recipe full of healthy ingredients and most importantly it's eggless. You will just fall in love with this gorgeous eggless and alcohol free cake which is perfect for Christmas, Easter or any occasion you want to celebrate. 
Step wise recipe is given below, hope you will love this awesome cake and don't forget to tell me your experience ☺️


Serves: 7-8
Time: 50 mins


2 cup whole wheat flour / all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup dates, deseeded and finely chopped  
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup almonds
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence 
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar 
1 cup milk 


First of all add water , sugar and oil in a pan. Add all dry fruits in it and let it boil, then lower the flame and let it cook for 15 -20 mins or till dates become mushy . Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.

Till then sieve flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and keep aside for later use.

When dates mixture is cooled down, add milk and vanilla essence to it. 
Mix well and add lemon juice, give a quick stir and add flour to it in two to three batches and fold to a lump less smooth batter.

 This batter should not be runny , will be little thick . Now transfer the batter in greased and dusted bundt pan , tap the mold to evacuate any air bubble formed. 

Now bake it at 180 degree C in a preheated oven for 35-40 mins to till skewer or knife inserted in it comes out clean.
Let it cool for 10-15 mins in pan then demold on a wire rack and let it cool completely.

Your super delicious cake is ready to be served. 

Either serve it as it is or pour some ganache over it. It will taste divine in either way.

Choice of dry fruits is completely yours, you can use cashews, pistachios, cranberries, prunes or whatever you like. If you don't have bundt pand then go for any pan you have, but then baking time may vary so keep an eye on it after 30 mins of baking and keep checking.

Never over mix the batter after adding wet and dry ingredients together. 
Always let cake to become warm before de molding other wise it will not come out clean if it's too hot . 
It's a never fail recipe as I made it many time and it turned out perfect every time. 

So enjoy this rich palatable cake on any occasion and don't forget to share your feedback with me. Your comments and suggestions are precious, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....