Carrot Cake

carrot cake

A very quick , easy, yummy cake.
No hard mixing, not much unfamiliar ingredient but still delicious. Very soft & fluffy . I made this cake within one hour.
 
Carrot cake
 
I posted this recipe before ( courtesy tastemade) but I made some changes
 
Carrot peeled & sliced
Sugar 1 cup
Egg 3
Oil 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Self raising flour 2 cup
 
Sieve baking soda & flour & keep it aside
Add all other ingredients in a blender & blend together nicely
Then pour this mix into the flour , mix until well corporate.
Then pour into the prepared tin
Bake for 25-30 minutes / until it’s done in a 180 degree preheated oven.
 
Enjoy
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Japanese Strawberry Sponge Cake

This is very soft & fluffy.

Ingredients
Self raising flour 150 gms
Corn flour 30 gms
Baking powder 1/4 tsp
Egg 6
Sugar 180 gms
Butter 40 gms
Milk 2 tbs
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Strawberry essence 2 tsp
1:- heat butter & milk together ( in microwave) until butter melts& keep it aside
2:- mix egg & sugar in a heat proof bowl
3:- boil some water in a saucepan then put the egg sugar bowl on top of it & stir until all sugar dissolve ( don’t touch the bowl in the hot water, double boiling method)
4:- add essences then beat the egg mixture well until form a soft peak
5:- sieve the flours & baking powder 2-3 times ( it’s must)
6:- add 1/3 flour to the egg mix , fold it very gently using a spatula , continue this until the flour finish( don’t over mix)
7 :- finely add the butter milk mixture , fold gently until all incorporated.
8:- pour into the prepared pan( 8″ or 9″ )
9:- bake for 30-35 Mts in a 160 degree preheated oven or until skewer comes out clean.
10:- let it cool in the pan for 15 Mts & remove from the pan & decorate & Enjoy😋
(Note:- it’s a strawberry flavoured cake , so if you want to make pink add little bit pink colour , that makes more impressive.
The pan prepared with butter paper is better for this type of cake , better than butter / spray)
Try this , it’s easy & tasty.

Coffee Cake With Coffee Buttercream

If you are a coffee lover , this is for you.

For cake

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

2  cups white granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 ½ cups buttermilk

3 tablespoons instant coffee powder melted in 2 tbs water

3 cups self raising flour

 

Whisk together butter and sugar in mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth. In separate bowl, combine buttermilk and coffee. Whisk until smooth. In separate bowl, sift  flour. Add buttermilk and flour, alternating. Stir until no clumps remain. Dont overmix.Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

For coffee buttercream

1 cup unsalted butter in room temperature

4-5 cups icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

2-3 tbs instant strong coffee

Beat the butter until its light &fluffy about 5-8 mts . Add icing sugar 1 cup at a time ,beat for 1-2 minutes with each addition, then add vanilla essence &coffee (1 tbs at a time) beat until you get a fluffy buttercream.(total it will take 12-15 mts).

Enjoy:)

 

Lemon Cake

This is very moist &delicious cake

2 cup self raising flour

1¾ cup sugar

2-3tsp lemon rind

2 large eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

½ tsp salt

1 cup plain yoghurt

2 – 3 Tbsp lemon juice

Add the sugar, eggs and oil, then whisk together.

Add the salt, yoghurt and lemon juice and mix again.

Sift in the flour and fold in until just combined.

Pour cake mixture into prepared pan and bake in a 180 degree C preheated oven for 40-60 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.

lemon cake

Enjoy 🙂

Fondant Peppa pig Figure

Peppa pig is a very famous cartoon character. Most of the kids love watching peppa. Make your kids favourite cartoon character for their birthday is a proud. check this out & try yourself. I am sure you can do it if i can.

what you need is

Fondant
Colours (red, pink, black)
(if you need any additional info please ask, if i can i will definitely help.)

(i am not a professional , so this is my simple way, its not 100%)

peppa head. make a ball with pink fondant, then with your hand roll one side thinner, then the end of the thinner side just tap it into the bench. (until you get a desired shape, see pic)

peppa body a slightly bigger ball of red colour fondant , then roll slightly on oval shape, tap the bigger side into the bench.

peppas hands and legs roll thin 4 stripes of pink fondant, then for hands , slightly press one side of the strip, (see pic,) then cut 2 lines, then shape it into fingers. for legs attach 2 small oval shape black fondant to the strips.

now attach all together. for eyes 2 small white ball fondant , gently press with your finger, make a round,then 2 very small ball black & do the same. for nose make 2 intend with tooth pic (see pic) for ears, 2 small pink fondant , gently press with your fingers & make an oval shape for tail , small stripe of pink fondant, just make a loop for mouth , a small stripe dark pink fondant, make both ends slightly thinner, attach all small parts with little bit water , your peppa pig ready.

Fruit Cake/Plum Cake(Alcoholic version)

This recipe is for one six inch round cake

1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup chopped cashew nuts
1 cup mixed dry fruits (raisins, tutti fruiti,cherries)socked in the rum or wine at least for a week.
Oranges zest 2 tsp
1 + .5 cups white sugar
2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
3 eggs
1 clove + 1 cardamom pod + small piece of cinnamon + a pinch nutmeg (pound together to powder)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup caramel syrup
3-4 Tbs wine or rum optional

Take out the dried fruits from wine and add enough flour to toss the fruits nicely & keep it aside
Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180C.

Mix the remaining flour and spices,

Beat the butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy
Add vanilla and mix until combined.
Next, add 1 egg and beat. Then add a bit of the flour mixture and fold. Likewise, alternate between the eggs and flour mixture then
Add the cooled caramel and dredged fruits & orange zest and gently fold in. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 50-55 mins until it’s done or when a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Take out from the oven and add extra rum or wine on top while it’s hot ( this step is purely optional)
Dust with icing sugar when the cake is completely cooled.
Enjoy

Fruit Cake /Plum Cake(Non alcoholic Version)

Its a very famous cake in south india especially during christmas time. Very yummy ,rich &delicious.

Ingredients

1 cup plain flour
3 egg
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter ( in room temp)
Baking powder 1 tsp
Pinch of salt
Dried fruits 1 cup
Cashew nuts 1/4 cup (optional)
I tsp mixed spices (1 cardamom, pinch nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest)
1 tsp vanilla essence
Golden syrup 1/4 to 1/2 cup
(Toss the dried fruit with 2 Tbs flour & keep it aside)
( sieve all dry ingredients flour, baking powder, spices, salt etc..keep aside)
Cream the butter & sugar until fluffy, then add egg one at a time & beat well
Add vanilla essence & golden syrup , mix well
Next add the flour, mix gently, finally add fruits, mix just combine. Don’t overmix.

Spoon mixture in to a greased pan. Bake for 45-60minutes or until cooked through in a 180 degree preheated oven.Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.