Ever since I was introduced the magic Aquafaba, it has been an obsession for me. It is nothing but the water left over after cooking the chickpeas and it works as a great egg substitute. I have posted so many recipes using it and even have made a photo tutorial for the cake previously. Take a look at my old post Vegan Vanilla Sponge cake to know more. Making a video demonstrating the technique has been in my to do list for long and finally I have made it. I uploaded a video demonstrating how to make fresh cream roses and the base cake I used for the project was this vegan sponge. Usually egg free cakes are so easy to make. They are mostly one bowl recipes but this cake is a little different. The technique involved is so much like a fat free sponge made with eggs. If you mess with the technique, the final cake will be hard. So watch the video to learn how to make it easily.
When I was looking for some brownie variations, I came across this cocoa brownies at Cafe Delights. Usually we melt butter and chocolate and use in brownies, but this recipe is different. It uses cocoa powder. It also has a little bit of oil in the recipe which gives the fudge texture to the brownies. I converted the recipe to eggless and halved the recipe and baked a small batch. And all the slices were shared with the guys in our office. I didn’t even show it to Sruti.
Though I was not satisfied with the yesterday’s photos, I am so happy with my today’s brownie recipe and the photos. When I made Eggless Brookies, it gave me an idea for brownies but I never tried it. When the theme brownies was announced, I thought of trying this recipe for a day. I know that the combinations work, but in the brownie pan baked in a tin, I was a little sceptical. But all my doubts cleared when I sliced it and I was so happy to see perfect squares. This went to my daughter’s friends today and she came back with so much of positive feedback from friends. Daughter happy, mom also happy.
Rasmalai cake has been in my wish list for long. This is such a great fusion dessert, combining both the Indian flavours and the cake. For the cake I used my best oil based vanilla cake recipe. But to give a nice Indian twist, instead of adding the vanilla essence, I used badam milk essence, which gives the cake a nice flavour and colour. And it goes perfectly with the rasgollas and cream. As I have discussed many times, use oil based recipe if you are serving the cake chilled. If you use butter cakes, you will have a hard cake but if oil based cake is used, it will be super moist even after refrigeration.
I was totally overwhelmed with the response to my previous post on how to whip non dairy whipping cream. If you haven’t seen it, do visit my previous post or my YouTube channel. I am sure you will also be interested to know how I used that cream to make this beautiful cake. It is quite easy to make and don’t be afraid looking at the photos. If you master the basic techniques, it is so easy to put a cake together.
I have been so busy with blogging that I completely forgot about my YouTube channel. But even I am not posting regularly, I do interact with my viewers. They keep asking me about recipes and give me some ideas for videos. One idea was the box cake. I made the cakes, ganache, but lost interest and kept in fridge for a week. When my fridge became overcrowded, I had to finish the cake and finally I completed it two days back.
For the second day of vegan sweets, I wanted to make a cake. How can I avoid a cake? Before five months, I was believing that wheat flour is so good for health. But after reading all those problems it creates, and advice from our group to stop feeding kids with wheat, I have stopped making anything with wheat or maida for Sruti. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, so I couldn’t explain you in detail of what harms come by consuming wheat, but if you search the web, I am sure you will find many articles. I know so many of you will not agree, but it is a fact. I don’t mean to bore you with my diet details, but I feel that whatever I learn I need to pass it on to my readers. May be some of you can change your way of life.
For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
Black forest cake is one of the hot selling cakes in any bakery. And even the recipe in my blog and YouTube have got a good number of views. Whenever I post cake recipes, I get so many requests for cooker cakes. In India, before OTGs came into normal day to day use, pressure cookers were the ovens for most of the housewives, including my mom. My mom used to add some fine sand in the bottom of a cooker or a cast iron pan and baked cakes in it. The sand used to maintain even heat throughout the pan and so the cake baked will turn out so good. I started pressure cooker baking only after some viewers asked me for the recipe.
Vegetarian version of the white chocolate mirror glaze has been in my to do list for long. I have even tried it so many times and failed it. So I just stopped trying. But my readers and viewers haven’t stopped asking me about it. I used to reply that I will do, but didn’t get the needed push to do it. When I went to Delhi, I met with one of Vaishali’s nieces who wanted a recipe for white chocolate glaze so that she can make it for her kid’s first birthday. I promised her that I will post a video immediately.