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 make and is an absolute soft and delicious delight. It … Continue reading Simple Chocolate Cake

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 the way. So, I found this recipe and immediately started … Continue reading Wheat Jaggery Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I woke up today with a longing for a coffee flavored cake. Numerous attempts at Google-ing did not yield any satisfactory result and I was on the verge of giving up when I came across this recipe. Voila! My taste buds were going to get exactly what they wanted. Hurrah! The best part of the recipe was that it was given for one cup of … Continue reading Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I did this last month for my daughter’s first birthday, hence the excess use of gems and lychees. My original plan was to make the layered chocolate cake from Joy of Baking. But then my parents decided to come and they do not have eggs. So I needed a new chocolate cake recipe without eggs. Voila this one! It was not as airy and light … Continue reading Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Orange Sesame Seed Tea Cake

I saw¬†this recipe¬†this morning and I just had to make it. A small issue I faced was I neither had lemons nor poppy seeds but the bread had to be baked. So I replaced lemons with orange and poppy seeds with sesame seeds and I was ready! I did turn out quite good though it felt more like a cake than bread i.e. it was … Continue reading Orange Sesame Seed Tea Cake