Simple Chocolate Cake

My intention for today’s post was a nicely baked vegetable – potato or sweet potato or some such. But, as always, things did not go to plan and I had to dig some old photos from my draft folder and use them. This is a simple yet delicious chocolate cake. It is very easy to…

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Gravity defying Cake | Layered Chocolate Cake

This is probably the first time I am posting a cake on my blog. I have posted tea cakes and regular naked cakes before. But this is the first time I am posting a layered cake with frosting. And guess what, it is a Gravity defying cake! I am too scared of baking cakes because…

Fudge Brownies 

If there is one thing I am scared of baking then it is an eggless recipe. I panic and then mess up even the best of recipes. I have tries multiple recipes from various sources but the eggless version always betray me. My parents have now reached the stage of ‘super annoyed’ because they see…

Quinoa Chocolate Mug Brownie

So I am back home to Bangalore. Like every time, I am back with some amazing memories with my family and friends, lots of promises made about keeping in touch and visiting at leisure, a reasonable break from mother chores of feeding and putting the daughter to sleep, suitcases bursting at their seams thanks to…

Lemon Tea Cake

Some recipes you bookmark to try later and others tempt you so much that you rush to your kitchen, make it at the earliest and rest only after you have sunk your teeth in a slice. This dish is one of the latter. It was made by Valli earlier in this Bake-a-thon and I saw…

Carrot Cake

Despite baking regularly for around 4 years now, I have yet to make a good carrot cake. I tried quite a few recipes but with mediocre results. Then two things happened – one, I got this amazing recipe and secondly I got those lovely long and thin red carrots for the first time in Bangalore….

Classic Chocolate Cake

    There are few things more comforting that chocolate cake….very few things. This is my third and final recipe from the Top 100 recipes. I followed the recipe completely. The only change was that I halved the recipe. It turned out so well. WHAT WE NEED Unsalted butter          1/3 cup Granulated…

Classic Fruit Cake

    I can’t believe that I have successfully completed the Bake-a-thon. One whole month of various bakes has been amazing. I must admit it looks nothing like I had planned – I wanted to include the pineapple upside down cake which has been on my to-do list forever. I wanted to try out lasagna which…

Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake 

  I am not a frequent mug cake person. I picked this theme for the Blogging Marathon this month  to explore this further. So I have been making 2-3 mug cakes every week now and the daughter is happily used to it. Nowadays she points to the oven and goes – “Amma, suthi suthi” (round…

Wheat Jaggery Cake

My mother gave me almost a kilo of jaggery the last time she visited. She expected me to make puran poli and kozhakatai for the husband. But I was very keen to try baking with jaggery. It is definitely healthier than sugar and I could bake more often without adding a teaspoon of guilt along…