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.
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We are now on the third week of Bake-a-thon 2016. This week, I will be posting three cupcakes. To my pleasure, all the cupcakes turned out perfect and I was so happy. These were the first batch of recipes I made for this event. And the very first was made by my daughter. If you are my friend on FB, you might know that I celebrated my birthday on October and my daughter made me those cupcakes. And I have reserved them for this event on blog. My daughter being 10 years old, made thse cupcakes from scratch. And she also made those chocolate gems on top. I had some butter cream from the previous project and it went for the frosting.
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.
My daughter loves chocolate in any form and I have been depriving her for some days. I am trying to avoid giving her anything loaded with butter, sugar and chocolates and she is really very much sad. I don’t give her the cakes I make and those cakes are not for us to taste. So she has been craving for something chocolate for weeks now. For the past four years, she has been bragging about my baking to all her friends and teachers, that when ever I visit her school, her teachers would let me know about that. Last year they invited me to show how to bake a cake for their 3rd standard students and this year they want me to do a recipe on no fire cooking.
After a long time, I am back with a Baking Basics post. This one is strictly for beginners. If you are searching for a chocolate cake recipe which is butter based and which needs to be so delicious, then this one is for you. After trying hundreds of cake recipes, I have zeroed in on four recipes, two of them are oil based and two are butter based. These recipes are so versatile and I can create any flavour using them. I have already posted the oil based Eggless Vanilla Cake and Eggless Chocolate Cake and butter based Vanilla Cake Recipe. The butter based chocolate cake have not yet featured here. Though I posted it for a decorated cake post, I don”t have a separate post for the cake. So here comes the chocolate cake recipe.
After a short week of flat breads and a whole week of delicious chat recipes, we now come to the third week of the mega blogging marathon – Cooking Carnival. As I mentioned in my introduction post, I am here with six bread recipes this week. If you have followed my blog for some time, you might know that I love bread baking and I have a vast collections of breads in the six years of blogging ( I have 87 recipes so far). Do take a look at my bread page (click to view page) to know about all the recipes. When Valli announced the theme, I chose to do 26 breads and even completed nearly 14 breads before I felt that it was too taxing. So I just skipped doing the remaining breads and went for five different categories.
For the final day, a recipe with one of my daughter’s favourite ingredients. As I am doing Kid’s Delight, I couldn’t skip chocolate. I wanted the recipe to be an easy one as well as loved by my daughter. So decided to make scones. Usually scones are served warm with butter or jam, but these scones doesn’t need any of those. They taste so delicious as it is. The white chocolate chips in the dough gives a nice crisp texture to the scones while the melted chocolate drizzle adds some creaminess. The texture of these scones is more like cake and so my daughter went crazy over it.