Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Marshmallows Chocolate Bundt Cake #Bundtbakers

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Every month, we get along together to bake a Bundt cakes... This month's host is Tanya... She came up with an idea of making Chocolate Bundts... Chocolate can be used in any forms...What an innovative idea.... I have already baked chocolate cake, black forest cake, Oreo cake... So, was in search of a different idea.. 

Then, my friend, "Kusum" came to the rescue... She told me about Marshmallow Chocolate Cake... She got an opportunity to taste this delectable cake at her friend's house.. Seems like, her friend's Mom is a marvelous cook. "Thankyou, Kusum Bhabhi", for this incredible idea... 

I am totally in love with my this Bundt.... Every bite has a flavor of Marshmallow, with little of crunchy taste in between... Super-Duper hit, at my place... Every time, I bake a cake... I keep half of the cake, to make CakePops for my Kiddo.... But, this time was not able to do that, as everything finished that very day... Yummm, while writing this post, my mouth again started watering... I need to bake this cake again.....





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Here are the list of February's Chocolate themed Bundt Bakers:
Here, is the recipe for you guys to try - 

Ingredients required for the Bundt - 
  1. All Purpose Flour- 1 1/4 cup
  2. Baking Powder - 2 tbsp
  3. Baking Soda - 1tsp
  4. Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  5. Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup
  6. Sugar - 1 cup
  7. Unsalted Butter - 1/4 cup ( at room temp)
  8. Olive Oil - 1/2 cup
  9. Sour Cream - 1/2 cup
  10. Mini Marshmallow - 1/2 cup
  11. White Chocolate Chips - 1/2 cup ( to use in batter)+ 1 handful to lay in the bottom of pan+ 1 cup (to frost)

Directions -
  • Mix butter, oil and sugar together.


  • Add Cocoa Powder in the batter, and stir.


  • Once Cocoa Powder is completely mixed, add sour cream and Vinegar, and stir.



  • Now you can add flour little by little, stirring in between.





  • Add Marshmallows and White Chocolate Chips, one by one, and mix.



  • Once the batter is ready, make your cake pan ready, by spraying oil in it, and placing white chocolate chips in the bottom of the pan.


  • Now, pour the batter in the pan. And you are ready to place the pan in the preheated oven.



  • Bake for 35 minutes, or till the toothpick comes clear.


  • Let the cake, rest for 10 minutes, before transferring it to the cooling rack.


  • When the cake is completely cooled, you may can do frosting of melted White Chocolate from top. I did the double layer of White Chocolate frosting.


  • We enjoyed with a cup of Coffee.... 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Orangy Paneer

My this post is dedicated to two wonderful ladies, Shikha Kapoor and Shimpa Rathore... Both of them have different events, going in their groups. Well, both the events, set me thinking... But, nothing specific came in mind.... One event has to had something in red, and another one, says it should have fruits and flowers as the main ingredient.. N

Was all set to make Alu-Gobhi curry(Potato Cauliflower curry) with roti for dinner, when my Kiddo told me, how much she wants to eat Shahi Paneer for Dinner. What exactly, she told me was, " Mamma, I want Shahi Paneer so much, that I am actually getting the taste of it in my tongue right now." After listening, to such demands, how can a Mom say no to her child.

So, changed my dinner Menu, and went to the Kitchen, When this idea struck me of making it Red... After thinking for a while, I thought of giving it a try... And it worked out just fine....

So, here is the healthy and delicious recipe of Orangy Paneer, when you do not have any tomatoes at home, and lots of Orange lying around...

Ingredients -

  1. Paneer - 1 cup (cut into cubes)
  2. Garlic - 
  3. Onion - 
  4. Orange Peel - 2
  5. Orange Juice - Juice of 1 Orange
  6. Cream - 1 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder - A pinch
  10. Chat Masala - 1 tsp
  11. Aachari Masala - 1 tsp
  12. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Directions - 

Boil Orange Peel, Garlic and Onion together in an open pan, for 5 minutes, or till the Orange Peel gets soften.

When Cooled, grind them.
In the same pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Add the Onion paste, mix and add all the spices.

Saute for a minute or two.. Add Aachari Masala and Mix...

Add a glass of water, mix and add orange Juice, boil for few minutes.

Add Paneer slices, saute...

When it starts getting thick, Close the flame and add cream.

Mix and Serve.


Note- 
The gravy is going to become thicker by itself, after sometime. So, close the flame, when the gravy is still runny. We enjoyed with homemade Naan....

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine Cake Pops

Cake Pops has always been close to my heart... It was, may be because it is always loved by my Kiddo, whatever the ingredients are... And, I can experiment with any fruits and veggies, I want to...

Since, it's winter and Orange is available at my house, everytime... So, this time I thought of experimenting Orange Cake (Check the recipe here) with Whole Wheat Flour. The only difference, I made in the Original recipe, was replacing All Purpose Flour with Whole Wheat flour. Quantity reduced to 1 1/2 cup of flour, increased the Baking Flour by 1 tsp, increased the honey from 2 tbsp and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. Loved it, as it was healthy and perfect in taste and texture.

Since, Valentine's Day was coming. Few things were coming in mind, to make for this Valentine's day... But, then my health left my side... Didn't have enough strength, to even finish my daily cooking... So, cake pops was out of question.. Now, yesterday my Kiddo asked me for Cake Pops... She is a lovely child, and very rarely asks me to make something for her.. But, then yesterday she asked me, and how can I say no to her.. I knew, it's time and I had to make it... Already had a block of Orange Cake with me.. So, thought of doing this experiment, which was cooking in my brain from a long time....

So, here is the recipe I tried, and made delicious Valentine Cake Pop, for my Sweet little Valentine... It was a hit and trial method, but I am glad, it turned out perfect, as I pictured it in my brain.





Ingredients you require to make 7 cake Pops - 


  1.  Cake Block - 1/2
  2. Salted Butter stick-  1/2 (at room temperature)
  3. Sugar - 1/4 cup (optional- only if you want it to be bit more sweet)
  4. Candy Melts White - 1/2 Packet
  5. Olive  Oil - 1 cup (as required)
  6. Sugar Crystalsl for decoration
Directions - 
  • Heat the cake block in Microwave, in Microwave safe Bowl for a minute at 100 % power.
  • Crush the cake, by pressing it with a big spoon.

  • Mix Butter to this crushed cake.

  • Divide it in equal 7 parts, and make a ball of each part.

  • Now, put each ball in small heart shape cookie cutter, and give it a shape of heart.

  • Place these small hearts in a tray and place them in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, take candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave it for a minute on 100 % power.
  • Mix it with a spoon. If did not melt, put it again in the microwave for 30 minutes.
  • When it is completely melted, add Olive oil to this melted Candy. 

  • The consistency should be very thin, as it is going to harden later.
  • Take out your tray of hearts from the refrigerator, dip the Cake Pop Stick in a melted Candy, and insert at the bottom of all hearts. And again place, it in refrigerator for 30 minutes.


  • After 30 minutes, take it out, and dip all the hearts in a candy melt. And Keep it straight in some glass or cup, and again place it in fridge for 15-20 minutes. ( Keep on checking consistency of melted candy, and if it has started thickening up, add more Olive oil to get the original consistency).

  • After 20 minutes, again dip it in a candy melt. This is the time, when you can hide all your mistakes.

  • Sprinkle Sugar crystals for decoration, when it is still wet. It will help crystals to stick to the cake pops.

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