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.
After I started making cream cakes for my YouTube channel, I get so many queries regarding the cream I use and how I stabilise it so that the flowers stay put on the cake. So to clear all your doubts, I have made this video. Using a good cream is the major factor while decorating cream cakes. When I was a kid, all bakeries would have butter cream cakes, but nowadays, whichever bakery I visit, I see an array of eye catching colourful fresh cream cakes/ pastries as they call it.
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.
Developing a vegetarian fondant has been in my to do list for long and I am so happy to say that I have finally perfected the recipe. I have put together the recipes for both veg fondant and a veg chocolate fondant in an eBook which is available on amazon. If you don’t have a kindle, you can mail me on email@example.com to know how to obtain a pdf of the same book. This fondant is so good, so elastic, so pliable and works so much like the normal fondant. Colouring is also easy and you can see the effect of the fondant in this below video.
A good news to share. Sruti has completed her junior school and she is going to high school. Nowadays it is so normal to conduct graduation day for students going from class fifth to high school and it was also conducted in Sruti’s school. They made their graduation day caps and it was a lovely sight watching all the kids walking the stage with their caps on. We had a wonderful time at her school and to celebrate it, I made a graduation day cake for Sruti.
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.
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