EGGLESS CHOCO RASMALAI CAKE

Eggless Choco Rasmalai Cake is a  beautiful fusion cake where East meets West wonderfully. It’s a fusion of western cake with Sweet Indian Rasmalai.

I had been thinking for long to try out this cake but could not find the appropriate occasion. I finally made it to my husband’s birthday as his favourite sweet is ras malai. He is also my food critic and has only one thing to criticize in my homemade cakes, that is the softness. But this cake satisfied him completely as the ras malai milk provided the cake with a soft and spongy texture.

Happy birthday Dear hubby…My encourager, food critic..in short everything..

So let’s come back to the cake. Here we go…

For this Eggless Choco Rasmalai Cake, as always I have used my Eggless Malai vanilla cake as the base. And instead of vanilla essence, I used saffron milk(Kesar ka dudh) .

I made this cake with readymade Rasmalai. You may use homemade too.
Now, over to the recipe of our Eggless Choco Rasmalai Cake

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INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CAKE 
Malai  1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Refined flour (maida) 2cups
Milk powder 1 cup
Baking soda a 3/4spoon
Baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Milk 1 cup
Saffron strands 8 to 10( Warm milk me bhigoyi hui)
lemon juice 1 Tsp
1and 1/2tsp curd

FOR THE FROSTING:
250 g Rasmalai (small size)
1 Cup Whipped  Cream
1/2 tsp Almond Essence /7,8 saffron strands1532534371190

Pinch of Yellow colour
1/2 tsp Green Cardamom powder
Some flaked almonds and pistachio for decoration

METHOD:

FOR THE CAKE

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine the malai and sugar lemon juice and curd in a bowl and whisk well. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and sieve 2-3 times and keep aside.1532534302551
  3. Add the milk and milk powder and maida mixture to the malai gradually and keep stirring.
  4. Gradually and alternatively finish the mixture and keep stirring. The mixture should be of the pouring consistency.
  5. Now add the saffron milk and lightly stir once again. 

  6. Grease the cake mould and sprinkle little maida into it.
  7. Pour the batter into it and bake in a pre-heated cooker or oven for 40-45 minutes.1532534520066
  8. Remove and cool.1532534413609

FOR THE CHOCOLATE DECORATION:

  1. Measure: You’ll want to measure the circumference of your cake and the height. Cut a piece of parchment paper to match.
  2. Melt Chocolate: Temper Chocolate (yes you can do it in the microwave) and put pistachio and dry rose petals over it Spread the chocolate with an icing spatula over your parchment paper.1532534761173
  3. Allow to thicken and set slightly. Cut into equal pieces.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  1. Take some whipped cream in a bowl, mix some ras malai milk and mix gently.
  2. Keep it covered in refrigerator till use

TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE: 

  1. Once the cake is completely cooled, cut it into 2-4 layers depending on the height of the cake. I cut it into 2 layers.1532534604944
  2. Sprinkle the Ras/ saffron flavoured milk on each layer.
  3. Make the bottom layer with whipped cream and sprinkled pistachio.
  4. Spread another layer of whipped cream on ras malai pieces and even it out with a spatula.
  5. Cover entire cake with frosting and level it on top and sides of the cake.1532534667364
  6. After this let it rest in the fridge for 30 mins before you proceed with the final coating.
  7. Finish it with final frosting or decorations on the cake as per your liking, patience and creativity.
  8. For the final frosting, I have used here a star nozzle and piped beautiful rosettes on top of the cake and made borders sides of the cake. 

  9. Garnish the sides of the cake with some White chocolate collar and crushed pistachios and the top with pieces of ras malai [squeeze out the ras before placing them] Sprinkle some crushed pistachios and Kesar strands over it.
  10. Refrigerate the cake for at least 30 mins before you serve.PicsArt_07-24-07.01.01.jpg

 

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CHOCOLATE FLOWER POT CAKES

Chocolate flower pot cakes are one of the most popular recipes. Homemade chocolate cups are one of my favourite secret weapons!
Heaven in a cup…a cup that you can eat.

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Chocolate Flower Pot Recipe – Chocolate glasses filled with Vanilla cake topped with whipped cream and oreo cookie crumble mixture.

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There’s nothing more decadent than serving dessert in a chocolate cup. The procedure is really simple.

These edible cups look a bit tricky but are really easy to make. These edible cups are filled with a crunchy, tangy and chocolaty filling.

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Once you master the art of making these cups, then you can serve them with different fillings of your choice. You can even serve your favourite ice-cream in these cups or fill them with your favourite chopped fruits and serve.

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INGREDIENTS :

1 ½ cups whipped cream
10 Oreo cookies crushed
fresh mint/herbs or edible flowers for garnish
paper cups 6
Please note – Thicker cups will keep iced desserts cooler for longer.
1cup dark chocolate
vanilla cake here’s the recipe link.Eggless Malai Vanilla Cake

INSTRUCTIONS:
FOR THE CHOCOLATE CUPS:

  1. Get some disposable small plastic cups,
  2. cutting off excess height to make a flower pot shape, if necessary.
  3. Slit the top slightly.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler until smooth.
  5. Fill one cup with chocolate, ensure that the whole cup is covered.
  6. Pour the chocolate out of it into the next cup and so on until you have enough number of cups with chocolate in it.
  7. Trim the plastic /paper cups to the height you require and fill them to the brim with melted chocolate.
  8. Put 2 tablespoons chocolate in the bottom of each paper cup mould.
  9. Slowly rotate the mould at an angle so the chocolate evenly coats the sides of the mould.
  10. Chill until set, about 20 minutes or faster in a freezer.
  11. Once out, tear out the plastic from the slit you had originally cut. This has to be done with a little bit of patience.
  12. Your chocolate cups are ready.PicsArt_07-07-05.44.37.jpg

    ASSEMBLING :

  13. Take out the prepared chocolate cups from the refrigerator.
  14. Put vanilla cake crumbs in the chocolate cup.PicsArt_07-07-05.46.55.jpg
  15. Now add a whipped cream layer then put some crumbs of vanilla cake.PicsArt_07-07-05.48.29.jpg
  16. put again whipped cream over the cake crumbs.PicsArt_07-07-05.50.07.jpg
  17. Top with crushed Oreos and add garnish. Serve & enjoy!
  18. Now arrange fresh flowers in it.
  19. Repeat this with the remaining cups.
  20.  your flower pots are ready. Serve chilled.
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NOTES :

  • Make sure to at least apply two coats of chocolate to get perfect cups.
  • The filling should be cold to avoid melting. Don’t pour hot filling into these cups.
  • you may use chocolate flavour cake or brownie too.

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MANGO KALAKAND / MANGO CHEESE FUDGE BITES

I hope you all are having a fun time cooking and eating! I am having the time of my life experimenting, recreating recipes, and of course, eating all of it.

My Parents sent me mangoes from our farmhouse. At my native place, our farmhouse has more than 100 mango trees.Every variety is different and unique.
one of the trees is approx 100 years old.
here’s the picture …

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So I decided to use mangoes for the dessert. I had milkmaid kept in the fridge and so my most immediate thoughts drifted to making kalakand.
I do believe the dish looks good if you present it in a creative manner and none is better than a short glass plating

This mango kalakand is very delicious and appetizing. It is made from fresh mango pulp, condensed milk, and homemade paneer. It is a perfect homemade sweet. Do try this mango kalakand before this season comes to an end.

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Honestly, I had great fun styling kalakand and mangoes just give a tangy sweet flavor .loved the dessert.
Step- by -Step recipe with pictures to make Mango Kalakand / Mango Cheese Fudge Bites

INGREDIENTS :

Mango Pulp: 1 cup

Condensed milk: 150 ml

Fresh Paneer: 1/2 cup crumbled

Green Cardamom Powder : 1/4 tsp

Ghee/butter/oil : 1 tbsp (To grease)

Chopped Pistachios : to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat mango pulp for a 3-4 minutes. Once started reducing, add condensed milk and paneer and mix well.
  2. Cook it unless the water content is reduced and it starts leaving sides of the pan. PicsArt_06-21-08.56.58.jpg
  3. Once done, add cardamom powder, mix and take it out on a greased plate or a board.PicsArt_06-21-08.58.38.jpg
  4. When cooled at room temperature put it in a shot bowls and decorate with whipped cream and pistachios.
  5. Served chilled.

    NOTES:

  • Try to use fresh mango pulp, if using store bought pulp, you may need to cook that for a longer time to make it thick.
  • If using store bought paneer, be sure to grate it fine using a grater.
  • This kalakand stays good for 5 to 7 days at room temperature.
  • Store it in a refrigerator for longer use.

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NO BAKE EGGLESS MANGO CHEESECAKE SHOTS

अभी न जाओ छोड़कर की दिल अभी भरा नही …………..
Before mango seasons end try some mango cheesecake shots. Creamy no bake mango cheesecake trifles, freshly whipped cream and topped with fresh mangoes, what’s not to love? The perfect no-bake summer dessert.

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This mango cheesecake has a nice dominant flavor of mangoes. For making this eggless mango cheesecake, I have not used cream cheese. I have used paneer instead. I have made homemade paneer for this recipe.

The concept is simple: graham cracker crust, no-bake cheesecake filling, and a topping.
Really This is the best recipe when you don’t want to use cream cheese. Paneer does its job perfectly.

Shot glass dessert is my favorite…You can call it my signature dish.
Every time I make new shot glass dessert for any family get together or party.

This time I have made individual mini cheesecake in a shot glass. Desserts in a mug, cup or glass are the best way to ensure you’re only eating one serving.
This recipe has no egg, no gelatin, and no agar-agar.

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Recipe courtesy…Spice up the curry

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Yield 6 servings

INGREDIENTS :
For bottom crust/layer :
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs or crushed digestive biscuits.

2 tablespoons White granulated sugar

¼ cup Unsalted butter Melted and cooled
For cheesecake filling :

4 ¼ cups Milk

1-2 tablespoons Lemon juice freshly squeezed

2 medium Mangoes or 1 cup pureed

¼ cup Plain yogurt (dahi or curd) Make sure it is thick, not watery

¾ cup White granulated sugar reduce if using store-bought sweetened mango puree

½ cup Heavy whipping cream or fresh cream or malai
Decoration:

Hapus variety mangoes for mango rose.

INSTRUCTIONS :
Making the bottom layer:

  1. Take graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well.
    Press crumbs evenly in the bottom of shot glasses.
  2. keep in refrigerator to set for about 15-20 minutes to set.1529334858495Making mango cheesecake filling:
  3. Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan to make paneer on medium heat.
  4. Let it come to a boil. Turn off the stove.
  5. Gradually add lemon juice and stir. It will start to curdle.
  6. Once all the milk curdles strain it.
  7. separate the paneer and whey using a muslin cloth or man’s handkerchief. Rinse it under the cold water.1529334738095
  8. Squeeze out all the water, Keep it aside in the strainer till needed.1529334942911
  9. Take heavy cream in a bowl. Make sure it is chilled.
  10. Whip it till you get the stiff peak. keep it aside.
  11. make a smooth puree of mangoes and sugar in the blender.
  12. Add paneer and thick yogurt. again blend it till smooth. Remove it to a bowl.
  13. Add whipped cream. fold it in.1529335027990
  14. Now take the shot glasses from the fridge and pour the cheesecake mixture into it.1529335175381
  15. Let it chill for 2,3 hours in the fridge.
  16. Once chilled decorate with mango rose and serve.1529335592115
  17. how to make mango rose link is hereHow To Make Mango Rosette1529335898021
    NOTES:
  • As we are making dessert in shot glass hence need to set it much.
  • Mango rose decoration should be made just before serving.
  • In place of mango rose you can also decorate it with whipped cream and dry fruits.

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MANGO KitKat PUDDING

An easy to make no-bake dessert made with layers of sweetened whipped cream/ paneer, curd, mango puree mix and crushed Kit Kat candy bars.

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One of my favorite things is making puddings /shot glass desserts. My family likes desserts very much.We like to celebrate with desserts and even have them after a workout. Actually, we just try to find reasons to have desserts. I am sure there are many others who are like us out there.

I always try to use available ingredients in my desserts. This time I got the idea to mix mango with KitKat.
You may skip mango and can make at any time of the year because it is as easy as a breeze to put this together.

This pudding doesn’t take anything fancy to make it, but it sure does taste totally delicious.  Do try it out. I’m sure you will love it.

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INGREDIENTS:

3 Kit Kat bars1528127229541
1cup whipped cream
1/2 cup paneer
1/2 cup mango puree
3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped mango

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Powder the Kit Kat bars and keep aside.1528127445405
  2. In a blender add paneer, milkmaid mango puree and hung curd blend for 2 minutes till the mix turns a little thick.
  3. Add this mixture to whipped cream and mix gently .your mango pudding mix is ready.1528127324714
  4. Fill this mixture into a piping bag.
  5. In a small glass put the crushed Kit Kat and layer the pudding mix alternatively.
  6. In center add some chopped mango, The last layer should be Kit Kat.1528127502014
  7. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours and serve.
  8. decorate with wafer rolls and Cadbury shots

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NOTES:

  • This can be made in a big pudding tray too.
  • If you want the dessert to be sweeter add more sweetened condensed milk.
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NO COOK MANGO MALAI KULFI

This is an easy, Instant Indian style no cook mango kulfi recipe using ripe mango, milk, milkmaid (condensed milk) and cream.

When my fellow blogger friends posted this no-cook mango kulfi recipe, I got tempted to try it at home.
I surfed the net and found perfect to try the recipe at Chitrasfoodbook .

I didn’t have amul cream so I used homemade malai and the result was superb . Melting in the mouth kulfi,with no added sugar- only natural mango sweetness. My hubby gives 10 on 10 for this.

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Friends, try this easy mango kulfi for your kids. As this is a no-cook recipe, kids would be interested to prepare it by themselves.A nice way to busy your kids to make such a delicious no-cook recipe.

They will love its creamy texture and lovely color for sure. Let this be a healthy summer treat with mangoes for them.

Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 6 Minutes
Serves:4

INGREDIENTS :

Ripe mango – 1 no ( 3/4 cup chopped)
Sweetened condensed milk – 1/4 cup +1 tbsp (I used Milkmaid)
Fresh cream – 1/4 cup ( I used homemade  malai here )
Boiled milk – 1/3 cup ( at room temperature)
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Saffron threads – Few

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Wash and peel the skin of the ripe mango. Chop into cubes.1527738981067
  2. Take chopped mango, condensed milk, milk, thick fresh malai, cardamom, and saffron.1527739082432
  3. Grind to a smooth paste without adding more milk or water. Grind in a low speed till everything becomes a paste. Kulfi mixture is ready
  4. Fill in kulfi mold and cover with butter paper.
  5. *Make sure the butter paper touches the kulfi mixture. This helps to avoid ice crystals formation. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Overnight is the best.
  6. sprinkle some pista and Kaju ..1527739227368
  7. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours. Remove and serve immediately. Enjoy!

NOTES :

  • You can use Amul mithai mate or homemade condensed milk in this recipe.
  • Do not use hot milk while grinding, mixture may curdle.
  • I have not added sugar as the mangoes were sweet and sweetness from condensed milk was just enough. If you want you can add sugar as per the taste of your mangoes.
  • Add fresh cream finally then just use whip option for mixing. Do not blend more as it may churn into butter especially if you are using homemade fresh cream.
  • The butter paper trick was really amazing.
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