Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Remember, in this post I had mentioned about the Chocolate cake that I had baked for the kids at the party? This is what it looked like. 

It was an eggless cake, the recipe of which was loosely adapted from here. I baked two 8"inch cakes and sliced each horizontally into two layers and filled freshly whipped cream, chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries (cubed) between the layers.

Even this cake was extremely moist and delicious like  the Eggless Pineapple Cake. It was devoured by one and all at the party. Both Viren and I did not get a chance to taste it, but the expressions on the kids' faces said it all. Everyone was enjoying it so much and I was receiving so many compliments from my lovely friends that it did not occur to me that I should taste it too. I was so much in the moment. It was unbelievable to me that it was my first attempt and it had turned out so well. My boys were very proud that their Mom had made something that was liked so much by their friends.

The party was on Saturday and the Friday before that all I did was baked all evening. I first baked the sponge for the pineapple cake. Then came the chocolate cake. It was beautifully iced, except I made one mistake. I did not slice each cake. I just put the filling on one cake and topped it with the other and iced it.

I was a little skeptical about it and then when Viren came home he confirmed it. We both thought that the cake will over power the filling. So, I baked one more cake and made it a four layer cake instead of two. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the four layers. You can see what two layers looked like.

This was the first Chocolate cake that I had iced so I was in love with it.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eggless Pineapple Cake

My friend, Anchal, had hosted a potluck dinner to celebrate our friends Priyanka and Pradeep's wedding anniversary. I chose to bake my Eggless Pineapple Cake that Priyanka loves. The first time she tasted the cake, she said that she is not a cake person, but devoured this one. So, I thought why not bake it for her on her special day? Then it struck to me that a Pineapple cake might not go too well with kids so I decided to make a Chocolate Cake which I will write about in another post.

Meanwhile, enjoy some clicks of the first cake I baked for a gathering. I was extremely proud of myself, so were my kids and hubby. The cake was amazingly moist and tasted delicious!

It reminded me of Biba Aunty, our bestest neighbor in India and my Mom's very good friend. My Mom did bake cakes, but never frosted them. So, at that time Biba Aunty was a Master Chef to me. She was the first one to introduce me to homemade whipped cream frosting. At that point in time I was not at all tempted to give it a shot because all I remember from Mom and her discussions was that it was a tedious process. She manually whisked the cream over a bowl of ice. I whisked it with my electric beaters and was exhausted.... I can imagine her pain. Thank you Biba Aunty for always fulfilling our requests with a smile! This one is for you!

The cake was my basic Eggless Sponge Cake. It was a two layered cake filled with freshly whipped cream and pineapple tit bits. I then iced the cake with whipped cream and decorated it with pineapple rings and raspberries. I love the contrast of the yellow pineapple rings and red raspberries on the white icing.

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