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Chocolate Vanilla Mix Cake

 

Chocolate Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Vanilla Cake

 

This is my  little son Kevin’s Favourite flavour….whenever he asks for a cake it would be Chocolate Vanilla Mix Cake!!!!He likes this with lots of icing…but here its a simple cake only.

 

Things you need are that of a basic vanilla cake….

 

Ingredients

Butter (Cooking Butter) -200gms

White Cooking Butter

White Cooking Butter

Castor sugar/powdered sugar – 200gms

Eggs – 4 whole

Plain Flour/Maida – 200gms

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – 1/4 tsp

Vanilla essence -1 tsp

Cocoa powder – 2 tbsps

Milk – 3 tbsps

 

Method

In a mixing bowl take butter at room temperature and add the powdered sugar cream together till soft and add eggs one after the other and combine well…do not overbeat it may curdle….

Sieve the dry ingredients..plain flour,baking powder and baking soda and keep.

Mix cocoa powder in the milk and keep.

Now add the vanilla essence to the butter sugar mixture and fold in the dry ingredients and incorporate  the air well into the batter by folding the flour only in one direction.

Divide the batter into two portions and  in the second portion mix in the milk  and cocoa mixture and combine well.

Preheat the oven to 180 degree C .

Grease the cake tin and dust with flour and pour in the vanilla batter first and then the chocolate cake batter over the vanilla and pass a knife over the batter.

Chocolate and vanilla mix batter in the cake tin

Chocolate and vanilla mix batter in the cake tin

Now place the cake tin in the middle rack and bake at 180 degrees C for about 25-30 mins as there is hollow in the middle.

Finished cake

Finished cake

When the cake tin is put upside down you get this wonderful chocolate vanilla mix cake…

Sliced Cake

Sliced Cake

Cakes And Cupcakes

Cakes And Cupcakes

 

Bake ….Serve ……And Enjoy…

 

 

 

Coffee Cake

 

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

 

You know what….this is the perfect Coffee Cake for Tea Time!!!!!!!This cake tastes better the day after you bake it…Very simple and easy….try out this and enjoy baking.

Things you need are

Cooking Butter(White Butter) -200 gms at room temperature.

Castor sugar or powdered sugar – 200 gms

Eggs whole  – 4large

Plain flour/Maida – 200gms

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – 1/8 tsp

Instant coffee powder – 2 tsps  mix into 2tbsps of warm water

Method

All you need to do first is sieve the dry ingredients ..plain flour,baking powder and baking soda and keep.

Take a mixing bowl drop in the butter and powdered sugar and cream well till soft,can use a normal whisk or hand mixer.

Add eggs one by one and whisk gently,pour in the coffee mixture and combine.

Lastly fold in the sieved dry ingredients and combine by folding technic  to get the cake batter

Coffee Cake Batter

Coffee Cake Batter

 

Now preheat the oven to 180  degrees .

Take a cake pan/tin and grease it with butter and dust flour and shake off the excess flour and pour in the cake batter into the cake tin.

Place the cake tin in the middle rack and bake for about 20-25 mins.

Check the cake after 15-20 mins with a skewer or skarp knife for doneness….the skewer should come out clean..if something is sticking …bake further a couple of mins till done.

Baked cake in the tin

Baked cake in the tin

 

When done remove and place to cool and turn upside down on to large platter.

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

Slice and serve as you wish.

 

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

 

Light Chocolate Cake

 

LIGHT CHOCOLATE CAKE.

Ingredients.

•All purpose flour or plain flour(maida) – 150 gms
•Butter – 150 gms
•Powdered sugar or castor sugar – 150 gms
•Eggs – 3 large
•Baking powder – 1 tbsp
•Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
•Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp

METHOD.

1.Weigh the butter and cut into small cubes and let the butter come to room temperature.
2.Blend the sugar to prepare castor sugar and keep aside.
3.Sieve flour,baking powder and cocoa powder together to get well mixed keep these dry ingredients aside.
4.Now take a big mixing bowl and beat butter and sugar powder until creamy and eggs one by one and continue beating add vanilla essence and mix well.
5.Remove the hand mixer and fold in the dry ingredients just see u mix them well together .
6.Grease the baking tin well with butter and dust flour over it and shake off exess flour.
7.Pour the prepared cake batter into the tin see that there is not much in the centre level with spatula.
8.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and place the cake tin in the middle rack.
9.Bake it for about 30-40 mins.We can check after 25 min by opening the oven door and inserting a wooden skewer or sharp knife the skewer should come out clean and dry,if any batter sticks to it close door and continue baking for another few minutes.
10. Take care while doing this cause everything will be hot.When done remove and let it become warm before you turn the cake. cool over a wire rack.

Have a nice tea time with this cake.
By Kezia Mary.

Brownies

 

Brownies

These Brownies are rich in chocolate and no nuts,we can add walnuts,almonds or hazelnuts to this recipe to have a different taste of a nutty brownie.

Things you need

Dark Cooking Chocolate – 100 gms
Unsalted Butter – 100gms cut into cubes
Vanilla Essence – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/8 tsp
Sugar – 2/3 cup Powdered
All purpose flour (Maida) – 2/3 cup
Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
Eggs – 2 whole

To Prepare

Take a Stainless steel bowl and place the broken pieces of dark chocolate and butter cubes in it.
Place another vessel of water to boil and as it starts to boil,carefully keep this bowl of butter and chocolate over that and melt while stirring.Or use double boiler.
Chocolate is not to be melted on direct heat or flame
After melting keep aside,and take a mixing bowl and pour the mixture into it,then add salt,sugar and eggs and beat well,add vanilla essence too.
To this add the flour and baking powder and mix well.
Grease a square or rectangular Pyrex glass baking dish or cake tin and pour into it.
Preheat oven to 180 C and place in the middle rack and bake for 20 – 25 mins.As usual check with a skewer or sharp knife by inserting in the middle and it should come out clean.
Turn off the Oven and remove the dish using oven mitten and allow to cool and cut into Squares.

Rich chocolate Brownies are Ready to serve…But they taste better the next day…..So Wait to get the original taste of this Brownies…

By Kezia Mary.

Chocolate Cake Bars

 

Chocolate Cake Bars

Ingredients

Plain Flour – 300 gms
Soft Light Brown Sugar – 175 gms
Eggs – 3 whole
Sunflower oil – 180 ml
Cocoa powder – 2 tbsps mixed in 3 tbsps of boiling water
Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Plain chocolate – 50 gms chopped
Oil for greasing – few drops

Preparation

1.Grease a 20.5 cm square tin or a rectangular one and dust it with flour,remove exess flour by shaking off.
2.Preheat oven to 180 C .
3.Sift flour and baking powder and keep.
4. In a mixing bowl take the cocoa powder and add boiling water and mix well then add oil and brown sugar and whisk well to mix and add eggs beat well to combine.
5.Now add the dry ingredients that is the sifted flour and baking powder mix to the wet ingredients combine well with the spatula,add chopped plain chocolate and pour into the greased tin,spread equally and place in the middle rack of the oven.
6.Bake for 30-40 min,If you use a rectangular tin and spread the batter in thin layer it bakes more faster it takes only 20-25 mins,but always check for doneness with the skewer in the middle of the cake,If the skewer comes out clean it is done .
7.Remove and cool,keep covered in a foil overnight.This is so soft and chocolaty.Cut into bars and serve.

NO ESSENCE ….NO BUTTER….STILL SMELLS GOOD.
Try this Easy Chocolate Cake Bars.

By Kezia Mary.

Carrot Banana Cake

Carrot Banana Cake.

Ingredients

Plain Flour (Maida) – 300 gms
Eggs – 3 medium
Bananas – 2 medium
Carrot – 180 gms Grated
Soft Light Brown Sugar – 180 gms
Sunflower oil – 180 ml
Baking powder – 1 tsp heaped
Vanilla essence – 4-5 drops

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 180C.Grease a 24 cm round cake tin with oil and dust with flour and shake off exess flour and keep.
2.Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.And in an other mixing bowl mix sugar,oil,eggs,masheg bananas and grated carrots beat well and add vanla and flour mixture and combine well and pour into the greased tin.
3.Place the cake tin in the peheated oven in the middle rack and bake 30-40 mins.
4.After 30 mins check with a skewer or sharp knife in the middle f the cake and if the skewer comes out dry its done.
5.Turn off the oven and remove the cake tin and let stand for 5-10 mins,then carefully remove cake and let cool on the wire rack.

This cake is a bit moist and very soft with banana flavour.Tastes good.
By Kezia Mary.

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