Friday, June 24, 2011

Fresh Cream & Strawberry Cake

It was my hubby's birthday on the 20th  and as usual I wanted to make something really v special for his birthday I decided to do Fresh cream cake which is both my son's and my hubby's absolute favourite....This is the absolute recipe of Fresh cream Egg less cake...This egg less recipe is def a keeper which I had tried from Sailu's Blog ....the sponge was so v delicious and texture too was excellent!...but the frosting with strawberries was so nice ....simply yum ...takes a bit of hard work but worth it I assure u ...ull love every bite of it !


1 1/2 cup All purpose Flour/ Maida

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup yogurt ( thick and beaten )

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup refined oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

For Frosting

600 ml Fresh Heavy cream (Suitable for whipping)

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp of vanilla essence

Other Ingredients

1 Cup Fresh strawberries Sliced finely

For Sugar Syrup

1/4 cup sugar

4 tbsp water


For the cake
  • Cream sugar and yogurt together with the help of electric beater until sugar dissolves completely then add baking powder and baking soda to it and mix it well. Leave it aside for 3 Min's and u can see it slightly risen and bubbles appear on the top.
  • Now slowly add in oil and vanilla essence and beat it well then add maida slowly by slowly till it gets mixed up well.
  • Grease desired cake tin I have used round one then apply butter evenly and sprinkle some maida and roughly roll over so that the cake doesn't stick to the tin. Then pour the batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 180'c for About 5 Min's.  And bake it to about 40 -45 Min's until it gets golden on the top.
  • I have prepared 2 sponges here and sandwiched it with the frosting.
  • Once the sponge cake is cooled down take a took pick and prick tiny holes in the sponge then sprinkle 2 tsp of prepared sugar syrup on  both the sponges of the cake
 For the sugar syrup
  • Add water and sugar and bring it to a boil  and allow it to thicken a bit keep stirring it and then switch off the gas and allow it to cool
For Frosting
  • With the help of electric beater beat the cream on a low speed add in sugar little by little then add vanilla essence ad beat till it forms peaks.
  • Spread the layer of frosting on one sponge and layer then with strawberries evenly then put another sponge on the top and cream with cream frosting evenly then decorate it  with more strawberries on top and chill till  to your ready to serve .

Both loved this cake and it was just yummy .....Verdict ...My son said it tasted like the cakes we get in cake shop (Huge Compliment!).....I did even try to do piping the cake and was having lots of fun doing it ...just loved the cake that whenever there is any special occasion I am going to make this cake :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chilli Gobi & Capsicum Fry

This is my hubby's fav side dish which he just loves to have it with Dal and rice. This is such a beautiful dish which is great for get together or parties and it gives out a lovely aroma ..simply YUM !...Simply try this and leave in Ur feedback ;-)


1 &1/2 cups Cauliflower (cut into med sized florets)

1/2 cup capsicum / Bell peppers (finely chopped)

1 Onion (finely chopped)

2 Tomatoes (chopped)

1 tsp of Kasoori Methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)

2 green chilli (Sliced)

1/4 tsp Jeera

2 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp chopped ginger

1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tbsp Single cream

2 tsp coriander leaves

salt to taste

3 tbsp oil +2 tbsp for frying 

  • Parboil Cauliflower with haldi and salt and drain and keep aside.
  • Then heat 2 tbsp oil fry cauliflower till edges get brown Drain and keep aside.
  • Then fry chopped capsicum in same oil for 2 Min's and keep aside.
  • In pan add oil add jeera when it splutters add chopped garlic, chopped ginger fry well.
  • Then add 2 green chilli sliced and fry.
  • To it add chopped onion and fry till brown then add 1 tsp kasoori methi  and fry well for 2 Min's till u get a nice aroma.
  • Then ad chopped tomatoes and fry well till they get mashed then add  garam masala, coriander powder.
  •  Add coriander leaves, tomato ketchup and continue frying well.
  • Then  add cream and fry well. Finally add fried capsicum and cauliflower and toss well till the masala gets coated to it well. Serve Hot !

Best served with rice and Dal ...U'll Simply Love it!!!!