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Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

Hello Everyone,

Do you all crave for a warm and a hearty dessert in this chilly weather and what would be a better option than a chocolaty cupcake with nice and sultry hot coffee. It would be a perfect icing on the cake if the muffins are healthier and vigorous and you do not really need to worry about the extra added calories.

I usually enjoy eating these healthy bites after my dinner and today I will share a very quick and easy recipe of the same. As I did mention before, these have low fat/low carbs and completely sugarfree. Loaded with chocolate and cocoa, which is considered as a great antioxidant. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary ones) can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease

Without much ado, lets dig in !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 52/muffin

Ingredients : –

All Purpose Flour – 100 gms

Almond Flour- 100 gms

Butter – 50 gms

Egg- 1

Salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Baking Powder – 2 teaspoons

Milk – 120 ml

Vanilla Extract – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

Jaggery Powder – 60 gms

Cocoa Powder – 50 gms

Semi sweet Dark Chocolate chips – 4 oz

Directions.

  1. The first step is to mix in the dry and the wet ingredients separately.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the ( Dry Ingredients) All purpose and the Almond Flour together. Now, add in the salt, baking powder, cocoa and jaggery powder and give it a nice stir.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add in the ( Wet Ingredients) Milk, egg and vanilla extract and beat it properly.
  4. In another bowl, add the semi sweet Choco chips, add the butter to it and microwave it for 1 min so that the Choco chips melts completely.
  5. Mix in the Wet Ingredients and the choco chip mixture with the dry ingredients and mix it well using the cut and fold method.
  6. You can add little milk or buttermilk if you find the batter very thick.
  7. Now, pour in the batter to the muffin tray. You can sprinkle little choco chip on the top as well so that it oozes out when baked completeley.
  8. Preheat the oven at 190 degree Celsius for 6 mins. Now, bake the muffins for 22 mins at 190 degree Celsius.

Muffins are now ready to be served. Please do try this and let me know how it turns out to be.

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3 Ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies

Any Peanut butter fan scrolling through my content ? If you are one of them just like me, then this post is definitely for you. The craze for peanut butter has inflated in the recent past not just because of its incredible flavor but has also famed due to its health benefits.

However, there are few people who are allergic to Peanuts πŸ™ but folks consuming the same should be mindful of its quantity. As I have always mentioned in my blogs that moderation is needed while consuming fatty foods like butter.

There are number of benefits of Peanut butter when eaten in moderation. Few of them are – Weight loss, boosting heart health, body building and managing blood sugar levels. Also, let me tell you my friends, you literally need just 3 ingredients to make this dessert; nothing more or less. It is so easy to bake that even kids could try their hands on it.

So, without much ado, lets try the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 10 minutes , Calories : 75 calories/cookie

Ingredients : –

  1. Peanut Butter – 250 gms
  2. Brown Sugar – 65 gms
  3. Egg – 1 large

Directions :

  1. Pre Heat the oven at 175 degree Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the peanut butter, brown sugar and eggs and using an electric beater, give it a nice mix. It should have a right holding consistency.
  3. Now, line a parchment paper on a flat baking tray.
  4. Make small rolls/balls from the above batter and place it on the tray.
  5. Once all the rolls/balls are placed, flatten it and shape the center and corners using a fork by pressing it inwards.
  6. Now, place the cookies in the oven and bake it for 10 minutes at 175 degree Celsius.
  7. Do not overbake it as it might get burnt.
  8. Take it out of the oven. You will notice that the top color has been changed light brown.
  9. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes and enjoy the cookies.

You can even bake a larger batch and store it in an Air tight container. You would enjoy every bite of it πŸ™‚

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Healthy Whole Wheat Walnut Banana Bread

Hello everyone,

As promised in my last post, I am back again with a healthy content this time. Yes, you got it right, you can enjoy this dessert guilt free and suppress your craving of having something sweet ..haha πŸ™‚

I was planning to bake Banana bread for a long time, and now when I have bought a beautiful set of loaf tray then why should I stop myself ? I have started loving this bread few years back. I used to have it as a quick morning breakfast ( just before the meetings start in the office) along with tea/coffee and it is actually nutritious and satisfying.

Talking about the morning ritual, most of us like to start our day with a healthy meal and what would be a better option than this banana bread. Some food historians believe banana bread was a byproduct of the invention as resourceful housewives did not wish to throw away overripe bananas (as they were still a costly item to purchase), others believe the modern banana bread was developed in corporate kitchens to promote flour and baking soda products. It could also be a combination of both theories.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Ingredients :

  1. Loaf Tray
  2. Ripe Bananas – 2 large
  3. Whole Wheat Flour – 95 gms
  4. All Purpose Flour – 95 gms
  5. Baking Soda – 1 tablespoon
  6. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  7. Cooking Oil/Coconut Oil – 5 tablespoons
  8. Sugar – 65 gms
  9. Eggs – 2 large beaten
  10. Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
  11. Lemon Zest – 1 teaspoon
  12. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoons.
  13. Walnuts – 7 to 8 chopped

Directions :

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix in the whole wheat and the all purpose flour together.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients – baking soda and salt and give it a nice stir with the flour.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mash the riped bananas with a fork. Now, add the 2 lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract, oil, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix it very well.
  4. Now, mix the dry and the wet ingredients together and fold it to form a smooth batter.
  5. You can add little milk if you see the batter is too thick. Mix in the chopped walnuts as well.
  6. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 5 mins and grease the loaf tray evenly with butter.
  7. Now, bake the batter at 175 degree Celsius for 55-60 mins. You can see the cracks on top of the banana bread once it is baked. This manifests that the bread is baked properly.

Banana bread is now ready to be served. Cut it into thin/thick slices of your choice and enjoy it as wholesome dessert for breakfast or evening snacks πŸ™‚

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One Year Blog Anniversary Special – Chocolate Macarons

Hello My dearest Friends,

Hope you all are doing good and keeping yourself fit and fine πŸ™‚ Today with an extremely elated heart, I would like to Thank each one of you who supported me in this journey for this milestone. Yes, I have successfully completed an year of writing and posting my contents with you and I would be immensely honest that I enjoyed every bit of it. I know I am not an expert in this field but this was something which has sustained with me and kept my spirits very high.

This year I promise you that I would try and bring out some new content in my blog , work for the same is in progress, stay tuned..haha πŸ˜€

So, this milestone was celebrated with one of the most awaited dessert from my bucket list which is none other than – Macaron. For reading more about Macaron you are more than welcome to visit my previous post – Macaron description and review. Again, this recipe seems simple but there are scores of item that makes it a compound dessert. And yes, each one of them has to be diligently followed to make a perfect Macaron.

So, without further ado, lets start the recipe !!

Ingredients :

Macaron Batter :

  • Powdered Sugar – 100 gms
  • Powdered Almonds – 50 gms
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 25 gms
  • Egg Whites – 2 large
  • Salt – A pinch.
  • Granulated sugar – 50 gms

Chocolate Ganache Filling :

  1. Heavy Cream – 120 gms
  2. Dark Chocolate – 100 gms
  3. Unsalted Butter – 14 gms

Directions :

Macaron Shell : –

  1. In a food blender, blend the dry ingredients – Sugar (100 gms), Almond Flour and Cocoa Powder. If you do not have a blender, you can skip this step. But, this step would ensure that there are no cracks in the Macaron shell.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the egg whites and a pinch of salt. Using an electric beater beat it once. Now, start adding sugar (50 gms) in parts and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. If you notice that the peaks are still soft ( falling down), beat it further until stiff.
  3. Once the egg whites are beaten, add the dry ingredients ( blended above) in parts and mix it properly. I have read some where that this step is called as Macaronage. This is done to prevent hollow shells. Do not add any other liquid as this would result in a runny batter.
  4. Continue folding the mixture past full incorporation until you’ve achieved the perfect consistency. “Hot lava” is one phrase I often see used to describe that consistency, but I just like “ribbon consistency.
  5. Once the batter is ready, line the parchment paper in a baking tray.
  6. Pour the batter in a piping bag. Now, pipe out the batter over the baking tray one by one. Try making it of a consistent size, about 1 and half inches.
  7. Now, keep the piped out tray in a resting position for about 30-45 minutes, It should rest until you are able to run your finger back and forth over the shell. This is the most important step while you are baking Macaron.
  8. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  9. Bake the Macaron shell for 10-15 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.

Chocolate Ganache filling : –

  1. In a boiling pan, heat the heavy cream for about 5-6 minutes. Bring it to boil.
  2. Now, throw in the chocolate pieces into the heavy cream. Turn off the heat. The chocolate would melt in the heavy cream.
  3. Add in the butter in this mixture and give it a nice stir.
  4. Now, cool this chocolate ganache in the fridge before piping it out.

Assembling the Macaron:-

  1. Allow the Macaron shell and the ganache to cool down.
  2. Transfer the ganache into a piping bag and layer it between 2 macaron shells to make a sandwich.
  3. Repeat the steps for other Macarons as well.
  4. You would be able to make about 20 Macarons using the above measurement.
  5. For a better taste and feeling, preserve it for 24 hrs before consuming :). You can even eat it just after.

P.S : You can alter the quantity of sugar as per your liking. I found the Macarons were a little sweet, so next time, I would lower its quantity. But, then again its as per your wish.

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Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Hello Friends,

In a blink, we have already reached September and the optimistic hope is still on. Hope the fall and the winter brings out something satisfactory and upstanding.

As the summer season is fading away, the quench of eating Ice Cream is emerging and what a better way to end the season by amalgamating Ice Cream with its famous companion – Brownies. Yes, we made brownies this weekend and it was exceptionally fudgy and delicious.

Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. They may include nuts, frosting, cream cheese, chocolate chips, or other ingredients.
The one which we made was more fudgy and chocolaty.

So, without much ado lets start the recipe :

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time/Baking Time : 25-30 minutes, Calories : 466/100 gms.

Ingredients :

  1. Dark Chocolate – 200 gms
  2. Butter – 170 gms
  3. Sugar – 160 gms
  4. Eggs – 2
  5. Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  6. All Purpose Flour – 96 gms
  7. Cocoa Powder – 32 gms
  8. Salt – 1 teaspoon

Directions :

  1. Melt 100 gms chocolate in a stove top or in a microwave and keep it aside.
  2. Now, in a mixing bowl, add the melted butter and sugar and give it a nice stir so that the sugar gets properly mixed with the butter.
  3. Throw in 2 eggs and add vanilla essence and mix it properly. There should be no lumps in this mix.
  4. Now, add the melted chocolate and mix it again. Ensure you are not over mixing the batter.
  5. Now, sieve in the dry ingredients – All Purpose Flour/Cocoa Powder and salt and mix the batter nicely.
  6. Parallely, grease the baking tin/pan with butter/oil and place parchment paper on top.
  7. In the batter, add 100 gms chocolate chunks/large choco chips and stir it properly.
  8. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celcius.
  9. Transfer the batter to the baking tin and bake it for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree celcius.

Tip of the day : Try using a square 8-inch baking pan. This will ensure that the brownies are rising properly.

The fudgiest brownies are now ready to be eaten. Make sure to combine it with Ice Cream and enjoy every bite of it.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Special – Coconut Laddoo

Hello Everyone,

Today is Day 6 of the chaturthi festival and with Lord’s grace everything is going virtuous until now. I am actually loving cooking everyday for Bappa, it gives immense purity and faith to my soul.

Now, talking about Lord Ganesha, Hindu deities are seldom depicted without their particular β€˜vahana’ (vehicles) on which they travel. These vahanas are either animals or birds and symbolises the various forces they ride. So, is in the case of Lord Ganesha. His “Vahana” is a “Mooshak” or a “Mouse”. The mouse represents ego. Lord Ganesha using the mouse represents the need to control ego and so it’s said that one who controls his ego has Ganesha consciousness.The wandering mouse also signifies the wavering human mind.

 It is said that if one whispers their wishes in his ear, he transfers this message to lord gently and the desires are fulfilled. In every situation, mouse is always seen with the Lord. It is said that the Mouse of the Lord is just a vehicle, he is his friend that is why Lord Listens his messages that are conveyed by the devotees. The mouse is also offered with sweets specially Ladoo or Modak.

Now, coming to the offerings, I did aleady share the recipe of Modak in my last blogs. Today, I am going to share the recipe of Ladoo – Coconut Ladoo which I did prepare yesterday and it came out good πŸ™‚ It was a quick and easy recipe I learnt , but you need to make sure that you have all the ingredients handy. This time, I made laddoos using the 3 step process, but later down the line, I would also share an elaborated process of making Laddoos.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 15-17 minutes, Calories : 115/Laddoo.

Ingredients :

  1. Desiccated/Shredded Coconut – 1.5 cups
  2. Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  3. Sweetened Condensed Milk – 180 gms
  4. Milk ( Half Cream) – 40 gms
  5. Raisins – 10-15
  6. Cardamom Powder – 2 tablespoons

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add the ghee and heat it slightly.
  2. Once the ghee gets heated up, add the grated coconut and fry it lightly. We do not need to “brown” the same as it might turn bitter.
  3. Now, add the condensed milk and the half cream milk to the coconut. Give it a nice stir.
  4. Add the raisins and the cardamom powder at this stage and mix it well.
  5. Now, cook the mixture until the coconut fat starts getting released from the sides. You will also see the milk is thickening and getting mingled with the coconut.
  6. Now, once the mixture is cooked completely, keep it aside and cool it down.
  7. Once the mixture has been cooled, make small balls/circles out of it. You can easily make 15-17 ladoos if you use the above mentioned quantity.
  8. Now, roll the ladoo on the desiccated coconut powder and repeat the same for all the ladoos.

Ladoos are now ready to be served πŸ™‚

Please do try this at home for you and your family. Yes, you will need to burn extra if you want to eat extra ..haha πŸ˜€

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Ganesh Chaturthi Special – Modak

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my dear friends,

Yes, today is the day of deity. The eternal Lord who takes away all the obstacles and brings health, wealth and prosperity – Yes its our Ganpati Bappa. I remember looking out for Bappa everywhere ever since I was too little. He is also known as Ganesh or Vinayaka.

Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies.

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi first originated at Maharashtra which was later moved to other states as well. It is widely celebrated throughout the Indian nation with full faith and belief. An annual festival honors Ganesha for ten days, starting on this day (Ganesha Chaturthi) which typically falls in late August or early September. During this day, devotees offer number of offerings to the Lord which also includes Modak, Laddu, Sheera,Halwa, Payasam, Poori and Aloo. Devotees worshiping also sustain fasting for the God and happy to say that I am also the one fasting this year.

So, I did get up early morning and started preparing for the rituals. I Know that Ganesh Ji loves Modak and what would be better start than this. I had all the ingredients ready for the same, however, I made one small mistake with the proportion of water and flour due to which I had to go through the same process again. But, you learn from your mistakes and I am happy that I was able to offer deluctable Modaks to Lord Ganesh.

So, without much ado lets start the recipe!! Please do remember to follow the measured quantity to avoid any rework.

Ingredients :

  1. Water – 1 cup
  2. Rice Flour – 1 cup
  3. Ghee – 2 tablespoons
  4. Salt – A pinch
  5. Jaggery Powder – 150 gms
  6. Shredded Coconut – 100 gms
  7. Poppy seeds – 1 tablespoon
  8. Dry Fruits – chopped 20 gms

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add 1 cup water, 1 tbsp ghee and pinch of salt. bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, add in the Rice Flour and mix it for 1 min in 1 direction .

**I added 1 and 1/2 cup of water in the first attempt and the dough got too sticky. As a result, all my modaks broke apart πŸ™

2. Allow the flour mix to cool down. Once cooled down, start kneading the same. Apply some oil on your palm, and start to make a soft dough out of the same.

3. Make sure there are no lumps in the dough and it should be soft enough. Keep it aside and start working on the filling.

4. In another cooking pan, add 1 table ghee and roast the poppy seeds. Keep it aside. Now, in the same pan add the Jaggery Powder and shredded coconut and fry for another 10 minutes.

** If you do not have Jaggery Powder, add in the Jaggery rock itself and melt it in ghee. This makes the filling even more consistent.

5. Now, from the already prepared dough, make small balls and press it with your palm. Softly start pressing the ends of the dough. Put the jaggery and coconut filling inside it and close/seal the ends. You can alternatively use the modak shaper to shape the modaks. I did use my hand and trust me it worked πŸ™‚

6. Repeat the same process for all the balls. With this quantity, you would be able to make about 7-8 modaks.

7. In a steamer, steam the modak for 8-10 minutes and allow it to cool down for sometime.

Modak is now ready to be served πŸ™‚

Please do try this recipe at home during the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Please let me know in the comment section below if you like or not. Please also do follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867.

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How to Make Malai Cake/Rabri Cake

Good Evening everyone,

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Have you ever heard of these lines..These golden words are written by Robert Frost from the Road Not Taken. I do not know why I am quoting these lines today in my blog, but whenever I ponder through it, I realize how closely it is related to our lives.:)

Thoughts apart, today I am extremely excited to share this recipe with you as this turned out exceptionally delicious and the feedback received was actually worthwhile. This is really easy to make and a perfect dessert for all the sweet lovers. Once again, I would not emphasize much on the benefits of eating this cake because afterall its a dessert and its totally upto you and your cheat diet plan whether you want to consume it or not.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 35 minutes, Calories : 175 calories/50 gms.

Ingredients:

For Cake :

  1. Oil : 43 gms
  2. Curd : 50 gms
  3. Powdered Sugar : 100 gms
  4. All Purpose Flour : 210 gms
  5. Baking Powder : 1 tablespoon
  6. Baking Soda : 1 tablespoon
  7. Milk : 118 ml

For Rabri :

  1. Milk : 1 litre
  2. Sugar : 4 tablespoons
  3. Elaichi/Cardamom Powder : 1 tablespoon
  4. Saffron strands : 8 -10

Directions :

For the Cake :

  1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the wet ingredients one by one : Oil, sugar and curd. Whisk it properly so that the sugar gets properly mixed in the oil.
  3. Now, throw in all the dry ingredients – All purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda, milk and mix it properly. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients together and make a smooth batter out of it.
  4. Add more milk to this batter if you feel its too thick. It should be smooth enough so that soft peaks are formed.
  5. Transfer the batter to a baking tray ( greased with butter ) and bake it for 35 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.
  6. Cake is now ready.

For the Rabri :

  1. Add 1 litre milk in a pan. The milk should be full fat. You can also use skimmed milk but it is very difficult to get the right consistency in a skimmed milk.
  2. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands and bring it to boil.
  3. Once the milk gets boiled and gets reduced by 40%, shut down the flame.

Cake Assembling :

  1. Now, using a fork, prick the cake properly all over.
  2. Pour the Rabri to the cake so that it gets properly incorporated inside and the cake becomes more softer and fluffier.
  3. Put the cake inside the fridge and leave it for 2-3 hrs.
  4. Enjoy it πŸ™‚

So, after going through the recipe, you must have understood that the recipe is super easy to make and bake.If you do not have a oven at home, you can also steam it for 35 minutes and the results would be equally awesome. You can also alter the quantity of sugar based on your choice.

Please do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out in the comments section below. Please also like, share and follow me on wordpress and Instagram @aanchal6867

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Zebra Marble Cake

Hello Friends,

How was your Simcoe long weekend ? Did you do something exciting ? Please share your experiences in the comment section below. I could not post anything on Monday as I got pretty occupied with office work and other non avoidable tasks.

This weekend I tried baking an egg less Marble cake which I was thinking of making for a very long time now, and let me tell me you my friends, I was actually amazed with the results. The best part I like about this cake that it is pretty easy to bake and doesn’t need any backbreaking.

I would not iterate the benefits of eating it because after all its a Cake and it just helps to take away the sweet craving of your tooth. The level of sugar and sweetness totally depends upon your choice and liking πŸ™‚

So, without much lets start the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 35 minutes, Calories : 316/100 gms

Ingredients :

  1. 224 gms – All Purpose Flour
  2. 96 gms – Cocoa Powder.
  3. Baking Powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Baking Soda – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  6. Powdered Sugar – 180 gms
  7. Coconut/Vegetable Oil – 112 gms
  8. Yogurt – 120 gms
  9. Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
  10. Milk – 120 Ml
  11. Water + instant coffee mix – 170 ml + 1 tsp strong coffee powder.
  12. Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoon
  13. Butter – 2 tablespoons

Directions :

  1. We need to make sure that the exact measured quantity needs to be used. This allows the cake to come into a desired texture and consistency.
  2. Pre Heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  3. Sieve out these ingredients in one bowl – All purpose flour/baking powder/baking soda/salt and mix it well.
  4. In another mixing bowl, add in the oil,powdered sugar,yogurt,lemon juice,milk, and vanilla essence. Give it a nice stir so that the batter gets even.
  5. In the wet ingredients, start adding the dry ingredients part by part until a smooth texture batter is formed. You can add little milk if you see that the batter is too thick. It should form steep edges.
  6. Now, divide this batter equally among two parts. In the other part, add the cocoa powder , coffee powder and little water. Mix it well. Now, we have two batter – One Vanilla and another chocolate.
  7. Now, in a baking tray, put in the parchment paper and grease it with little oil.
  8. Now, this step is important – Pour little vanilla batter in the baking tray, On top of that, add the chocolate batter. Repeat the steps, until the vanilla and chocolate pattern is formed.
  9. allow it to bake for 30-35 mins at 180 degree Celsius.

Cake is now ready to be eaten πŸ™‚ You can top it up with Chocolate ganache or vanilla ganache or you can even make any cream cheese icing on the top.

Please do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out to be.

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Quick and Easy Chocolava Cake recipe

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all doing good and enjoying the summers. Hope you did like and try out the last posted recipe of Sambar, please do give it a try if you haven’t done so.

I am planning to make and post few recipes involving cool breezers/mocktails. However, for this week I am going to share a really quick and easy recipe of Chocolava cake. Trust me my friends, It was a super easy technique of making the cake and it turned out really delicious.

You do not even need an oven or any complex technique for making the same. It can be done using simple procedures and it is definitely going to take out the sweet cravings that gets aroused just after dinner..hahah :D. Although I do not have sweet tooth, but this ” not so sweet” cake has become one of my personal favorites during the lockdown period.

Talking about Chocolava cake, the first depiction which pops up my mind, as soon as I think about it is : “Dominos”. Back in India, while I was posted in Bangalore, me and my roommate often used to visit Dominos just for this cake. Let me confess, that I like this cake the most out of their entire menu..;)

The ingredients of this cake is really simple and readily available. It also needs dark chocolate ( which will be used as a lava). The most important thing to keep in mind while making this cake is the proportion and the right measurement. I also did mess up with the measurement once and the cake turned chewy and tasteless. So, make sure you are following the below measurements. However, the recipe is for 4 servings ( 4 small lava cakes).

You can change/alter the quantity as per the servings.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, cooking Time : 10 minutes, Calories :

Ingredients :

Dry Ingredients :

  1. All purpose Flour – 1/2 cup or 64 gms
  2. Cocoa Powder – 2 heaped tablespoon
  3. Baking Soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Salt – A pinch
  5. Dark Chocolate – 100 gms

Wet Ingredients :

  1. Chilled water – 110 ml
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
  4. Powdered Sugar – 50 gms
  5. Vanilla Essence – 1 teaspoon

For Dusting Mould :

  1. Butter : 1 teaspoon
  2. Flour – 2 tablespoon

Directions :

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the wet ingredients as per the stated quantity : chilled water + sugar + oil + lemon juice + vanilla essence.
  2. In another mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients as per the stated quantity : All purpose flour + cocoa powder + baking soda + salt.
  3. Now, mix the dry and the wet ingredients together. Do not overmix it. Gently turn across with a spatula and keep it aside.
  4. Now, grease small steel bowl ( preferred) with butter. Repeat the same for 4 bowls.
  5. Cut the dark chocolates into small pieces.
  6. Pour little cake batter to the bowl. Now, add the small chocolate piece and then pour the batter again on top of that.
  7. While you are making the bowls ready,parallely, heat water in a pan/steamer. Place the bowls in the steamer and steam it for 4-5 minutes, not more than that.
  8. After that remove the cake from that mould gently and serve warm.
  9. The dark chocolate melts and oozes out smoothly πŸ™‚

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