For the second day of Cakes and Cookies theme, I chose to make chocolate muffins. My daughter is a great chocoholic and she loves anything chocolate. Muffins are easy to bake and makes a lovely snack for kids. When I went through the list of muffins I have baked, I saw that I don’t have a chocolate muffin in my archive. So I decided upon these muffins and to make it more interesting, I added tutti frutti and choco chips to the batter.
Posts tagged CHOCOLATES
Let me start this New Year with a delicious chocolate cake. I have been trying to make swiss roll for so many days now. Making a perfect roll without any cracks is a great challenge. And I have been failing badly in it. When I saw a recipe for chocolate swiss roll, I noted that recipe and tried it on one fine day. And like all the attempts, even this failed and I was left with a bowl full of cake crumbs. I didn’t want to make cake pops again. So I searched the net for recipes to use up the cake crumbs and chanced upon a video by Bhavana. That video gave me an idea for these rolls.
Do you remember my Best Home Made Cream Cheese I posted a while back. Apart from using it for cheese cake shots, I also used it to make frosting for my cakes. I have been getting so many requests for the cream cheese frosting recipes and it is time to give it. I have demonstrated three types of frosting with the cream cheese. If you are not interested in making it at home, use the store bought one. But nothing can beat the home made one.
December is going to be a busy month. Apart from the usual BM I do every month, I have also signed up for another event Bake-a-thon, brain child of Srivalli. This is an event which happens ever December, but this is the first for me. On all Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we need to post a recipe which has been completely baked in oven. As I love baking, I didn’t even think twice.
Made with layers of cake, ganache and whipped cream, this shot glass dessert with leftover cake is so easy to assemble and tastes so yum. When ever I make a cake for video, I am always left with a few pieces of cake and some frosting which most of the time gets a make over as cake balls. When Valli announced the theme of shot glass desserts, I wanted to make this as one of the recipes. This will make a great party dessert and you can bake the cake especially for that. And it is so easy to assemble and I am sure your guests will praise you.
Battenberg cake also known as Domino cake, Neapolitan Roll or Church Window cake is made of two sponge cakes, one pink and one yellow, arranged so that it forms a 2*2 checker pattern. Usually apricot jam is used to stick the cakes and marzipan is used to cover the whole cake. The origin of this cake is England and it is said that it was named in honour of the marriage of Princess Victoria, grand daughter of Queen Victoria to Prince Louis of Battenberg. The cake is made with almonds and I have tried my hand at an eggless version earlier. You can read about it here.
Modelling chocolate / Candy clay has been in my to do list for long. Once I made candy clay and made some diyas for a cake and I loved the outcome. But it was too hard and I had to add some drops of water to it to make it soft. I even have it on blog but I was never convinced that it was the best recipe. I wanted one recipe which stayed soft and worked like fondant.
After non stop blogging last month, I have become lethargic this month. As Sruti is home for holidays, I feel super lazy and though I have some videos shot, I haven’t edited them. I would like to share with you all some good news. My YouTube channel is picking up slowly. It is not too fast and not too slow. Last year I had just 500 subscribers and now, it has crossed 5500, which is so great, thanks to you all my readers. I am planning on growing the channel within the end of this year and if you all give me some love by subscribing, the subscriber count will surely cross 10000 by the end of 2016. The link is given at the end of the post. Make sure to click on it and subscribe. And also add your comment and like and share my videos.