Cakes

Caramelised banana and coconut cake

“Never stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have.” I like baking with bananas and while I have seen several recipes involving caramelised bananas , I stayed away for two reasons : 1. I am an innately lazy person and often (not always) I tend to skip over recipes that involve several …

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Eggless chocolate chip cake

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski. Today’s post is all about keeping things simple ! A super simple cake made with simple ingredients . And it tastes simply great !  I call this cake a snack cake. They are low on fuss , and need no embellishments …

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Pineapple upside down cake

“Today I am doing nothing! Because I started doing it yesterday and haven’t finished yet.”- Garfield. Its been a busy month and when I had the chance to be home alone for a few days , I made absolutely no plans . I wanted to do nothing. So I slept in ,lazed around, foraged together the …

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White chocolate sponge cake

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles R. Swindle. I keep saying I am not the biggest fan of white chocolate yet it consistently features on my blog ! No, it’s not culinary hypocrisy. I am just warming up to it. This is a simple cake . …

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Cream cheese pound cake

“A Classic – a book everyone praises but no one reads. ” – Mark Twain. Sometimes you want swirls of cream in rainbow colours , sometimes you want sky-high piped buttery frosting , sometimes you want layers and more deliciousness in between, sometimes you wants syrups and glazes, sometimes you want chips and nuts and fruits …

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Cakes Christmas baking

Quick fruit cake (boiled fruit cake)!

“Oh, these people’s minds work in strange ways, Petunia, they’re not like you and me,” said Uncle Vernon, trying to knock in a nail with the piece of fruitcake Aunt Petunia had just brought him.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  I haven’t really made fruit cakes until now. And not because I was worried my …

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Cakes Christmas baking Eggless

Wholewheat tutti frutti cake

“You are in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” – Dr Suess.  An ongoing project which requires some wholegrain baking has me experimenting with healthier bakes. While sometimes these experiments have steadfastedly found their way into the trashcan , there are times when I have tasted sweet success( I use this pun …

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