CHOCOLATE MALTESERS CAKE

A rich chocolate cake for special occasions with rich chocolaty frosting. You can’t go past maltersers Chocolate Cake recipe, which is a perfect treat for kids. This recipe is taught by Zarnak Sidwa. Hope you will try it 🙂

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:

Eggs3
Soft brown sugar150 g
Castor sugar100 g
Fresh milk175 ml
Horlick powder2 tsp
Unsalted Butter15 g
Plain flour175 g
Cocoa powder25 g
Baking powder1 tsp
Baking Soda1/2 tsp

 

INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING:

Icing sugar250 g
Cocoa powder1 tsp
Horlick powder45 g
Unsalted butter150 g
Maltesersas needed

METHOD:

  • Pre heat Oven at 150c. Grease 8 inch pan.
  • In a bowl add eggs, brown sugar and castor sugar. Beat well.
  • In a pan add milk, Horlick and butter. On low flame just melt butter. Milk should not boil. After dissolving ingredients, remove from flame.
  • Stir to release heat from milk mixture. Let it warm.
  • Add in egg mixture with light hands. Beat well.
  • Sieve soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and flour and mix in egg mixture. Beat well.
  • Transfer in baking pan and bake for 25 minutes approx.
  • In a bowl add icing sugar, cocoa, Horlick and butter. Beat well.
  • Keep in refrigerator for few minutes, it will set and you can easily spread.
  • Cool down cake completely and cut from center and spread frosting in between.
  • Cover cake with frosting and Let it set in refrigerator for few minutes.
  • Garnish with Maltesers.
  • Serve with Coffee 🙂

ALMOND CAKE

Light and airy cake with crushed almonds inside and mango glaze on top. A perfect bakery style cake with a cup of evening tea.

INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 and 1/2 cups
Baking powder1 tsp
Sugar1 cup, grind it
Butter/ ghee1/2 cup
Eggs3
Vanilla essence1 tsp
Salt1/4 tsp
Milk1/2 cup
Almondsas needed
Mango juice small packet, any brand1
Sugar1 cup
Corn flour1 tbsp
Water2-3 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Melt ghee and let it cool.
  • In a bowl add sugar and melted and cooled ghee. You can add butter also but no need to melt it. Beat well.
  • Now add eggs and beat.
  • Add vanilla essence, salt and milk. Beat.
  • Add flour in it. Fold it in batter. Add crushed almonds in batter. Pour in a pan.
  • In pan place a butter paper and grease it.
  • After pouring cut almonds from center, arrange on batter.
  • You can add cocoa powder if you want chocolate flavor almond cake.
  • Bake at 180c for 25 minutes or till done.
  • Take a small packet of mango juice and pour in a pot, add sugar and mix well. Now cook till sugar dissolve.
  • Mix corn flour in water and add in juice. Make a thick sauce. Let it cool completely in refrigerator.
  • Take out cake from mold do not remove butter paper from side of cake and spread sauce on top  let it set for 1/2 hour and serve.
  • Enjoy this moist and delicious cake.

CHOCOLATE COLD CAKE

This nutty and crunchy cold cake recipe is of Kokab Khwaja, you can make no bake cake in no time and keep a batch in your fridge all times.

INGREDIENTS:

Butter8 oz
Plain cooking chocolate8 oz
Sugar4 oz
Canned Cherries4 oz
Marie biscuits8 oz
Nuts (almond, walnut, pistachio)4 oz
Orange juice2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Grease and line a loaf pan.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a pan, you can melt in microwave as well. ( if you want to use milk chocolate than reduce quantity of sugar)
  • Now add sugar in chocolate and stir.
  • Roughly break biscuits and chop nuts.
  • Fold biscuits and nuts in chocolate. Cut cherries in two and mix in it.
  • Pour in pan and spread evenly.
  • Cover with cling sheet and keep in refrigerator.
  • Let it set and take it out from pan.
  • Pour chocolate sauce on top and serve.
  • You can keep in refrigerator for a month.
  • Enjoy 🙂

PITA PIZZA CAKE

pita piza cake mThis small size pizza cake is easy to make and use readily available ingredients. I have seen this recipe of Pizza Cake somewhere on Facebook page. In original recipe they used pizza dough to make layers and I have replaced pizza dough with Pita Bread.

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  • Marinate chicken with Tikka masala. For Tikka Marination check this link: CHICKEN TIKKA PIZZA.
  • Cook the chicken and set aside.
  • Take pita bread as many as you required. I have used 3.
  • Spread pizza sauce and chicken on first layer and sprinkle cheese.
  • Cover with second layer and do the same process.
  • Repeat this in all layers.Press with hand. On top layer sprinkle cheese, oregano and olives.
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  • Bake at 180c till cheese melt and nice brown color appear.
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  • Serve with ketchup.
  • Wrap a cake slice in cling sheet and give in your kids lunch box. They will surely love it 🙂
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BUTTER SCOTCH CAKE

butter scotch cake 2An excellent recipe by Chef Arshad, soft sponge covered in butterscotch icing, dripping with a rich, butterscotch sauce that will make your mouth water.

INGREDIENTS FOR SPONGE:

Eggs 6
Sugar, grind it125 g / 12 tbsp
Plain flour125 g /12 tbsp
Baking powder1tsp
Vanilla essencefew drops

METHOD:

  • In a large bowl add sugar and eggs, beat for 3-4 minutes or till fluffy. They will become double in volume and foamy. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add flour and baking powder, first sieve it.
  • Now use spatula to mix flour with light hands.
  • Divide batter in two 8″ pans and bake at 180c in preheated oven.
  • Let it cool completely.
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  • Watch video of making sponge.

INGREDIENTS FOR BUTTER SCOTCH:

Sugar 100 g
Butter25 g
Nuts , mixed50 g

METHOD:

  • Melt sugar in pan on low flame, add butter when sugar melt.
  • Add crushed nuts and mix well.
  • Grease a plate or butter paper and pour this mixture on it, spread it and let it cool completely.
  • It will become hard, break in small pieces and than use rolling pin to make crunch.
  • You can store in a jar on room temperature also.

INGREDIENTS FOR BUTTER SCOTCH SAUCE:

Sugar200 g
Butter60 g
Salt1/2 tsp
Cream200 g
Milk100 ml

METHOD:

  • In a pan melt sugar till light brown, add butter and salt very carefully and stir for few seconds.
  • Mix milk and cream in a cup and add in caramel. Stir continuously till become thick.
  • Let it cool completely.
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ASSEMBLING:

  • Mix  2-3 tbsp condensed milk in 1 cup water, Divide cake into two halves.
  • Soak cake with milk.
  • Beat cream by adding butter scotch sauce 3-4 tbsp in it.
  • Now spread cream on one half and spread Butter scotch, butter scotch sauce and pineapple chunks (optional , not in original recipe but i like to add) on it, cover with the second half of the cake and cover with cream.
  • You can make three or four layer cake as per your requirement.
  • Top your cake with butter scotch sauce and keep in refrigerator for few hours.
  • Enjoy delicious cake with your family.
  • I have made this cake on my Wedding Anniversary.
  • Made a prop 🙂
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  • Hand made card for my husband.
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ZEBRA CAKE

zebra cake mZebra cake is very stylish and beautiful cake. I always enjoy making this cake for my kids.Try this and write about your experience in comment section below.

INGREDIENTS:

Flour2 cups
Eggs 4
Sugar1 cup (grind it)
Milk1 cup
Oil1 cup
Baking powder1 tbsp
Cocoa powder2 tbsp
Vanilla essence1 tsp

METHOD:

  • In a bowl add eggs and sugar , beat till creamy. Now add oil and milk and beat again. (Add milk in 1/2  quantity first if required more than add more)
  • Mix flour and baking powder and add in egg mixture, beat well and add vanilla essence. Batter should not be runny.
  • Divide batter in two portions and add coco powder in one portion. mix with spoon or beater.
  • Take a 9″ round pan and place paper liner, grease it now take a deep spoon like ladle and fill it with white batter pour in the middle of the pan.
  • Now take separate spoon and fill in cocoa batter in it. pour on white batter.
  • Do not tilt pan or spread with spoon. Just keep on pouring white and cocoa batter alternately till finish batter.
  • Place pan in Preheated oven at 180c till cake done.
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  • Let it cool and remove from pan.
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  • Enjoy with tea.
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You can watch this video for clear understanding of making Zebra strips.

CHOCOLATE MALT CAKE

malt cake mOne of a very delicious and easy cake recipe. A classical combination of light Chocolate Cake and Rich frosting. Decorate it with Malted Balls or Fondant flowers, as I have done 🙂

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:

Plain flour2 and 1/4 cup
Sugar1 cup, grind it
Cocoa powder3/4 cup
Chocolate Horlicks/ Ovaltine/ Milo1 cup
Baking soda1- 1/2 tsp
Baking powder1 tsp
Milk1 cup
Vinegar1 tsp
Salt1/4 tsp
Oil1 cup
Eggs3
Vanilla essencefew drops

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven at 150c and grease cake pan.
  • In 1 cup milk add 1 tsp vinegar and mix well. set aside.
  • In a bowl add all dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, malt powder, Cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add all wet ingredients, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla essence and beat with electric beater or use hand whisk. Mix well.
  • Pour batter in pan and bake at 180c till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Remove from pan and divide in two halves.
  • Spread frosting on cake and place another half on top. Cover cake with frosting.
  • You can decorate cake with fondant flowers, like I did or use malted balls or fingers to decorate it.
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INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING:

Un salted butter1 cup, softened
Cocoa powder1/2 cup
Heavy whipping cream or milk pack cream3/4 cup
Malted powder1/2 cup
Icing sugar3 cups
Cream cheese4-5 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In a bowl beat butter, icing sugar till creamy, now add cream cheese, cream, malt powder and cocoa.
  • Beat again till frosting become hard.
  • Keep in refrigerator. Take out when needed.
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You can watch Video Here:

SANDWICH MAKER CAKE

sandwich-maker-cake-mEasy recipe which you can make in just 5 minutes. These yumlicious triangles, you can serve with many variations. Here i am posting about Nutella Filled Brownie triangles :). You can call them Pillow cakes too.

INGREDIENTS FOR BROWNIE CAKE:

Flour 1 cup
Castor sugar/ granulated sugar1/2 cup
Eggs2
Baking powder1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder1/4 cup
Vanilla essence1/2 tsp
Nutella 2 tbsp , extra for filling
Milk1/2 cup
Oil1/2 cup

METHOD:

  • Sift all dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a bowl add eggs and sugar. Beat well and add vanilla and milk. Beat well.
  • Add dry ingredients in egg mixture and mix.
  • Add oil , beat. Mix nutella.
  • Preheat sandwich maker for  1-2 minutes. Now pour 2-3  tbsp mixture in each greased half.
  • Fill all four and close the lid.
  • Check after 3-4 minutes with toothpick. If not done, give 1-2 more minutes.
  • Let them cool down and cut from center. Fill Nutella inside and serve.
  • Wrap with cling sheet and give this to your kids in lunch box.
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INGREDIENTS FOR CUSTARD CAKE:

Flour1/2 cup
Custard powder of any flavor2 tbsp
Baking Powder1 tsp
Butter1/4 cup
Egg1
Castor sugar1/4 cup
Vanilla essence1/4 tsp
Milk2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Sift all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a bowl beat butter and sugar till creamy. Now add egg and beat well.
  • Add vanilla essence and mix, Now start adding dry ingredients.
  • Add half quantity and mix, add milk and beat. Now add remaining half and beat.
  • Grease all halves of sandwich maker.
  • Preheat for 2-3 minutes and pour batter till each half fill.
  • Close the lid and bake for 3-4 minutes.

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  • Enjoy easy and quick cakes with a cup of tea 🙂

 

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cheesy-cake-mI found this recipe very different and easy. This is no fail recipe and cream cheese and Nutella filling will give a different and delicious taste to your cake. A perfect cake for your love ones.

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INGREDIENTS:

Plain Flour260 g
Baking powder20 g
Cocoa powder30 g
Eggs7
Sugar250 g
Oil250 g
Yogurt100 g
Chocolate essence1 tsp
Cow cream cheese, triangle shape200 g
Butter100 g
Icing sugar100 g
Nutella 100 g
Chocolate Ganacheas needed

METHOD:

  • Preheat Oven at 150 C
  • Mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a bowl add eggs, sugar and oil. Beat well till fluffy now add yogurt and mix.
  • Now add essence and flour mixture. Fold with spatula.
  • Pour in pan and bake at 180c till done.
  • Let it cool completely and divide in three parts.
  • Soak with sugar syrup and prepare cream filling.
  • In a bowl add cow cream cheese, icing sugar and butter, beat on slow speed till creamy.
  • Add nutella chocolate and mix with spatula.
  • Now spread this mixture on each half and in the end spread Ganache on top of the cake.
  • Garnish with Chocolate curls and serve.
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  • Watch this video for more details.

how-to-dust-colorMy last post was about making flowers from Cream. Now i am posting about coloring them, how to color cream flours and give them neat and attractive look.

You can check the link below to Learn how to whip cream and make flowers from cream:

HOW TO MAKE FLOWERS

  • Take a cup of cornflour and add food color in it.
  • You can add any color, liquid or powder. In powder add few drops of water and mix, add in cornflour.
  • Mix well. You can add color according to your choice.
  • Now let it dry completely.
  • Sieve it with muslin cloth , you can use strainer also but it will not give a good result.
  • Now take a drop bottle like rose water drops bottle. Fill in powder and spray on flowers.
  • Watch video for clear understanding.

HOW TO WHIP CREAM

cream-cake-mThis is a very useful post for all beginners who want to make perfect cream cake at home. Very useful tips are given by Chef Arshad and chef Naeem. I hope you will like it.

I am sharing my tips here first.

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  • Place cream in freezer for 15 minutes before use.
  • Beat first than add icing sugar and liquid color.
  • If you have powder color, mix in 1/2 tsp water and add in cream.
  • In most of the cities Whipy whip cream is not available which chef has shown ask from bakeries from your cities for packed whip cream, this imported cream is available these days.
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Watch the video and learn how to whip cream.

 

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

chocolate-cupcake-mThis recipe is very simple and delicious, I have used oil which made these cupcakes light and soft. You can make cake with the same recipe. You can bake these cupcakes with your kids too because this is no fail recipe. I enjoyed baking with my niece Hadia Mati, who is enthusiastic young chef, She is just 9 years old but very energetic chef 🙂
You can check more recipes of Cupcakes, just click the link below 🙂

WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKE

 

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BANANA MUFFIN

 

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DATE CUPCAKES

 

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RICH CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

 

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INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 and 1/2 cup
Sugar1 cup, grind it
Cocoa1/2 cup
Saltpinch
Baking soda1 tsp
Eggs2
Vinegar1 tsp
Hot water1/2 cup
Oil1/2 cup
Essence1 tsp

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven at 150c. Grease cupcake liner.
  • In a bowl sift flour, baking soda, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Add water, essence, oil, vinegar in flour mixture and mix well with hand whisk.
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  • Pour into cupcake cases and bake at 180c till done.
  • Ready to serve 🙂
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MIZAR E QUAID THEME CAKE

MIZAR E QUAID CAKE MIts not an easy job to make a 3D Cream Cake Specially in hot summer. Hats off to Rubi Jan for making an awesome Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Tomb and a floral fence over it.

This cake was selected by judges in Top 5 recipes.

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She just made sponge and apply cream and made 3D tomb and pillars.

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SHAHEEN INSPIRED CAKE

independence cake mThis cake is designed by Hadi Malik for Vim foodie contest. She made it beautifully and she had used one toothpick to give shades to eagle.

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She was among the Top five recipes selected by judges.

INGREDIENTS FOR SPONGE:
125 grms maida
125 grms suger
6 eggs
vanilla essence 1tsp
METHOD:
Beat eggs and sugar till fluffy.

Add sieved flour in it. Fold it and bake at 180c. Make 2 sponges.

Let them cool completely.

GLAZE / GEL
کورن سیرپ یا گلوکوز سیرپ…1/4 کپ  Corn syrup or glucose
کارن فلور 2 کهانے کے چمچ   corn flour
ٹهنڈا پانی.آدها کپ  cold water
جیلیٹن 1 کهانے کا چمچ Gelatin powder
فوڈ کلر yellow,blue  Food color

Mix corn flour in water, add gelatin and corn syrup or glucose.

Cook till thick consistancy obtained.

Add Food color and use on Cake.
ASSEMBLING OF CAKE
Cream 500 grams

Beat cream till double in volume. Add icing sugar if required.

Cut cake in two halves and apply cream, place another piece and apply cream.

Cover cake with cream and make eagle with tooth pick. Make patterns with colored mixed cream.

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quid cake mThis beautiful cake is made by Saubia Sohail. She designed this cake very neatly and Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait shows her hard work. She is the second winner of Vim contest.

 

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Check her recipe and give your feedback.

INGREDIENTS:

Butter 6 oz

Sugar 6 oz

Flour 6 oz

Eggs 3

Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Baking powder 1. 5 tsp

Milk 1\4 cup

Green food color

Method:

Beat butter till creamy then add sugar and beat well .

Add eggs one by one and beat well . Add one tbsp of flour after each egg .

Add vanilla essence and remaining flour and fold with spatula or use beater at slow speed .

Add milk alternatively with flour and pour this mix in greased pan .

Bake it in preheated oven for 30 – 35 min at 180 degrees .

Make four cakes two green and two plane .

Cut each cake in three rings and set them in alternate colors .

Layer up all cakes and cover with cream.

Draw the image on butter paper draw with cream on it and cool it then put it on cake and transfer it on cake .

Decorate it with cream .

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