Friday, January 27, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Decided to celebrate the National chocolate cake day with this delicious recipe..Enjoy!!

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 cup veg Oil
1 1/2 cups Hot Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Mashed Bananas

Preheat the oven at 350F for 15 minutes. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners and spray them with non stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix, together the dry ingredients and keep it aside. To this mixture, add the canola oil, hot water and vanilla extract, mix well. Now add the mashed bananas and blend thoroughly. Pour the batter in the cupcake liners and bake for approximately half an hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool down before serving.

For any suggestions, tips or variations in the recipe please refer to from where I got this recipe.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chocolate syrup Brownies

This is the recipe which I tried out from and it makes a great snack for kids!!

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
4 eggs
1 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
1/2 cup chocolate morsels or nuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 inches cake pan with nonstick spray and keep it ready.

Cream the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl till it is fluffy and light. Then add eggs, flour, and the chocolate syrup. Beat well till the batter becomes smooth. Stir in the morsels or nuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 mins or till the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool for about half an hour. Then cut into square pieces and serve. You can frost the brownies if you want with the frosting of your choice. I kept it plain as my son loves it without any frosting...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Semolina (rava) Cake

This is the easiest cake you can ever bake and it makes a great snack for the kids!! They surely would love it!!

1 cup semolina (rava)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk (thick)
1 tbsp melted unsalted butter (ghee)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds and cashews
2-3 drops of yellow/orange food color (optional)

Mix all the above ingredients thouroughly and let them stand for around 4-5 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch cake pan with butter and pour the mixture into it. Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. The cake usually bakes in the given time, overbaking results into hardening of the sides of the cake. Let it cool for around 10-15 mins. Serve it with tea!!