Monday, 15 January 2018

Vanilla sponge cake

Vanilla sponge cake


A very basic sponge cake recipe which is so soft and fluffy sponge cake recipe which is super easy to make but taste so delicious and soft.

  • Egg Whites - 4
  • Egg Yolks - 4
  • Sugar - 150 grams ( powdered)
  • Maida -120 grams
  • Salt a pinch
  • Oil or Melted Butter - 30 ml
  • Milk - 40 ml 
  • Vinegar or Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

                                                       Egg whites 

                                                        Egg yolks 

                                                              Maida, salt

                                                                Sugar powder


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease the pan with butter and dust with maida and set aside.
Take egg yolks and beat till creamy.
Take milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl and whisk well.
Take egg whites, vinegar in a bowl and beat till it gets frothy. Add in sugar and beat till it gets stiff peaks.
Add in egg yolk, flour, salt, milk mix and fold gently.Spoon it into the baking pan and pop the pan in oven and bake at 180 degree C for 30 mins. 
Remove it and cool it down. 
Now remove it from pan and slice and serve.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Egg cookies

Egg cookies

This is my first cookie recipe.

Preparation time - 20 mins
Baking time  - 25 to 35 mins
Recipe category  - snack
Recipe source - sharmis passion


Maida  -250 gms
Sugar - 150 gms ( powdered)
Baking powder  - 1tsp 
Vanaspathi /dalda  or unsalted butter - 200 gms ( i used vanaspathi)
Vanilla essence  -1/2 tsp
Egg - 1


Take powdered sugar, vanilla essence  and vanaspathi  in a bowl,whisk it until creamy and keep aside.
Take egg in a bowl whisk  well till frothy and add egg mixture to cream butter and whisk it well.
In another bowl take Maida, baking powder and pinch of salt and mix them well. Then add it to cream egg mixture and gather to form a smooth dough.
Cling wrap them and put it in fridge for 30 mins. Now take out and unwrap them and
Cut with desired cookie cutter.
Preheat the oven at 180 degree c for 10 mins.
Lay the butter paper in baking tray and place the cookies on it. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 mins not more than that. Turn over it and check it, if its golden brown colour then its baked. Place them on wire rack and cool it.
Store it air tight container.
Serve with milk  or as a tea time snack.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Vanilla cake and cupcakes with vanilla frosting

Vanilla cake and cupcakes with vanilla frosting


This is the basic vanilla cake and cupcake recipe with perfect, spongy and moist...

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 30mins
Recipe source: mom's recipes


All Purpose Flour / Maida – 150 grams
Sugar- 200 grams
Eggs – 2
Baking Powder -1 1/8 tsp
Baking Soda – ¼ tsp
Milk – 120 ml 
Vegetable Oil -  120 ml
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

Vanilla frosting

Icing sugar - 350 gms
Butter - 2 tblsp
Milk - 2 tblsp
Vanilla essence  - 1 tsp

Sprinkles or any decorative stuffs ( i used tutti fruti)


Preheat the oven to 200 degree c.
Butter a round baking tin on all sides and dust it with flour. Set aside.
Take flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and mix well. Set this too aside.
Take eggs, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat till light and pale..
Add oil, milk and mix well. Now sift in the flour mixture and fold gently until combined.
Pour this into the prepared tin and bake it for 30-35 mins until it is light golden and a toothpick inserted  comes out clean.
Let it cool in the tin for 10 mins. Remove it from the tin and allow it to cool down completely and decorate with your favorite frosting.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting 


This one is completely chocolaty.It is rich and creamy and yummy.

Preparation  : 15 - 20 mins
Baking time: 30 - 35 mins 


Flour- 1 3/4 cup 
Sugar- 1 cup  (Powdered)
Cocoa-3/4 cup 
Baking powder-1 ½ tsp
Baking Soda-1 ½ tsp
Salt- ½ tsp
Eggs- 2
Milk-160 ml 
Oil-180 ml
Vanilla Essence-2 tsp
Boiling water-  160 ml

For Frosting:

Unsalted Butter-1 cup 
Chocolate-50 gms
Cocoa-25 gms
Icing Sugar-50 gms
Boiling water- 60ml
Vanilla essence-1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 220 c degrees
In a mixing bowl sift in flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda,salt together.
In a separate bowl mix eggs,milk,oil  together.
Pour wet ingredients in the dry one and mix well.
Add in vanilla essence.
Pour in boiling water and mix well.
Divide this mixture in two prepared tin and bake in the oven for 30-35 min.
After the cake has been cooled,remove onto a wire rack and let it cool completely..

For Frosting:

Melt chocolate in a double boiler until completely melted.
Add hot water into cocoa and mix that well.let both the chocolate and the cocoa mixture cool completely. 
In a mixing bowl beat together butter and icing sugar till creamy. Add in vanilla essence and beat well.
Now add in the cooled chocolate and cocoa mixture to the butter mixture and beat well. 
This icing will be glossy and very chocolaty.
Now take the cooled cake and add a good amount of icing in the middle and cover it with other cake.
Add some more icing on the top and cover the entire cake with this icing.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Tutti fruiti cake

Tutti fruiti cake


This cake is so easy and simple to make. It's so soft and moist.  
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves: 6


 Oil or butter– 150 ml

Sugar – 175 grams 
Vanilla Essence – 2 tsp
Eggs – 3
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 240 grams 
Baking Powder – 3 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 70 ml
Tutti Fruiti – 1 cup

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.  Grease a cake pan with butter and dust it with flour and set aside.
Take butter or oil, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk till creamy. 
Now add one egg at a time and beat till creamy.
Now add in flour, salt, baking powder and fold gently.
Now add in milk and fold gently.
Finally add in tutti fruiti and mix well.
Spoon this into the baking pan and bake for 30 to 40 mins.
Remove it and cool down. Slice and serve.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake 


This is my first cake recipe. It is an easy recipe.
The cake turns out so soft and moist.

Delicious basic chocolate cake recipe which is so soft and chocolaty. It is a easy recipe for chocolate cake.

Preparation  time :10 mins

Baking time : 30 - 35 mins

Recipe type : baking

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 250 grams
  • Cocoa Powder - 50 grams
  • Sugar - 200 grams
  • Egg - 2
  • Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 240 ml
  • Oil or Melted Butter - 150 ml
  • Chocolate Chips - ½ cup (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degree C. Grease  the baking pan with butter and dust with little maida. 
  2. Take egg, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk till smooth.
  3. Add in milk, oil and whisk well.
  4. Sieve over flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and mix well.
  5. Spoon it over the baking pan. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips ( optional).
  6. Reduce the temperature  to 220  degree C. Pop it in oven and bake for 30 to 35 mins.
  7. Remove it let it cool down.
  8. Invert it over a plate and cut into pieces.
  9. Serve

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tandoori chicken

This is my first preparation in my otg oven. It came out well and it was yummy and delicious.

Preparation time  : 15 mins

Marniating time : 6 hours or overnight

Cooking time  : 30 - 45 mins

Serves  : 4

Category  : side dish


Chicken  - 8 pieces

For first marniation 

Red chilli powder  - 1tbsp

Ginger garlic paste  - 1tsp

Turmeric   - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1 tsp

Lemon - 1tsp

For second marniation 

Thick yogurt - 1 cup

Red chilli powder  - 1 tbsp

Coriander  powder  - 1 tbsp

Cumin powder  - 1 tsp

Pepper powder - 1tsp

Garam masala - 1tsp

Ginger garlic paste  - 1tsp

Salt - taste

Food Colour powder  - a pinch

Lemon  - 1tsp

Kasthuri methi leaves  - 1tsp

Chat masala - 1tsp 

Oil - 3 tbsp


Take chicken in a bowl, make deep slits on them. Add salt, chilli powder,  turmeric ,lemon juice and  ginger garlic paste to them and mix well. Leave this aside for 30 mins.

Now take second marination ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour this over the marinated chicken and mix well.
Leave this to marinate for 6 hours or over night.
Next day, remove it and let it come to room temp.
Preheat oven to 250 Degree C. 
Now place the chicken in grill tray over a foil lined baking tray and pop it in oven for 15 mins, remove it flip over and apply leftover marination over it .
Now reduce the oven temp to 160 degree C and bake it for 10 more mins. 
Remove it and flip over and bake it for 15 more mins.
Now remove it and set aside. Sprinkle some chat masala over it. Serve.