CHOCOLATY ROSE CAKE STICKS

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love, but for me, every day is Valentine’s day with the love of my life. And every day I try to do something special to make my family happy.

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Love is a big part of me, my life and my cooking.And here I present chocolate rose cake sticks.I got the idea for the same from my Facebook group member Kruti Bipin.Thanks dear.

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I am addicted o red color which is the color of love and Valentine’s is the perfect time for making this. This would make a healthy and great dessert for parties.

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INGREDIENTS:

Maida –  11/4 cups
Baking Soda –  1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Butter –  softened 1/2 cup
Yogurt –  1/2 cup room temp
Hot Milk –  1/4 cup
rose Essence –  1/4 Tsp
Chopped almonds cashews and tutee fruity 1 tbsp.
Red gel color 1/4 tsp or 4to 5drops.
Dark chocolate 1cup
sprinkles
sate sticks

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C, 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Sift together maida, baking powder & soda bicarbonate.
  3. Beat softened butter, powdered sugar, hot milk, yogurt, and vanilla essence till light & fluffy.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour.
  5. Grease and Dust the cake mold … the process of applying a thin layer of butter to the tin and then coat it with Maida is called grease and dust. This process ensures easy removal of cake. 1518548104734
  6. Tap the pan on the back and dust off the excess flour  1518548177746
  7. Pour the batter into it.1518548177746
  8. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.1518548312083Assembly 
  9. When the cakes get cooled completely, take it out of the mold.1518548387592
  10. Pierce sate sticks/lolly sticks in them.1518548515188
  11. Take a tray and cover it with butter paper.
  12. Dip the cake sticks in melted chocolate and decorate with rainbow sprinkles.1518548790344
  13. Keep on butter paper tray and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
    Yippee!Your cake sticks are ready.1518548927280

NOTES

 You may use any mold of your choice.
you can make chocolate and vanilla flavor too

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CHOCOLATE LOVE LETTER

Love is in the air, its valentine week ⚘⚘⚘❤❤❤️ and it smells like chocolaty everywhere to me!
Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore.
Valentine’s Day is extra special to me because I get to celebrate it with the most caring and handsome man that ever walked on Earth!
On this love day, once again I am proposing to my hubby. So this time I tried in a different and exciting way to express my own thoughts of love with this chocolate love letter.
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To celebrate the festival of love.I am presenting this to my hubby and it’s purely my creation. I believe this is too romantic with full of craziness.
There are two ways to make these chocolates at home, using cocoa powder and using chocolates and I have made these chocolates using dark compound chocolate. It takes just a bit of time for the melted chocolate to cool down.
Even you can add some romance to your Valentine’s Day through this easy recipe.
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Sharing happy moment …
My chocolate love letter and our photograph published in Patrika News Paper (Indore city )…It’s called craziness …
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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INGREDIENTS :
Dark compound chocolate – 2 cup
you can go for any available brand. I prefer mostly Morde which can be ordered online.
Add-ins of your choice – nuts, fruits, coconut, dried fruits
Whipped cream 1/2 cup
piping bag
edible heart sprinkles
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Take out the chocolate from refrigerator and keep it in room temperature for an hour. Now chop the chocolate coarsely.
  2. You can use either the microwave method or double boiler method for melting the chocolate compound. I prefer the microwave method as it’s simple & less messy and the result is just a few buttons away!
  3. Now place chopped chocolates in a microwaveable bowl
  4. Melt it for about 1 minute at 900W. Stir it well to acquire the same temperature to chocolate
  5. Then chop the nuts into small pieces and add those pieces and raisin to the melted chocolate.
  6. I wanted to write a letter so I used a heart shaped cake pan for my chocolate.You may use any mold as per your choice/ availability.
  7. First I put a butter paper in my cake pan and pour the chocolate and raisin mixture into the cake pan.1518417596803
  8. Put the mold on a flat surface to make it even so that you get a finished look after its set.
  9. Refrigerate the mold for at least 15 minutes. Once set you can unmould them.1518417669355
  10. It doesn’t need refrigeration once it’s set properly.
  11. your chocolate is ready for writing a letter.
  12. I used whipped cream for writing, you can use melted white chocolate either.
  13. Take some whipped cream and put it in a piping bag. Start writing your thoughts on chocolate and decorate with edible hearts.1518365952193
tadaaaaaaa your chocolate love letter is ready.
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NOTES :
1. The amount of chocolate depends upon the size of the mold you use.
2. You can use half of the white compound and half dark compound according to your taste.
3. You can mix chopped nuts, dry fruits, chopped fresh fruits, orange zest, liquor, cinnamon, chopped candies, flavors like vanilla, mint, butterscotch.
 The sky is the limit!
4. Make sure the mold is dry.
5. Do not freeze for a long time, 15 min is more than enough, after that demold and put it in a box and refrigerate. No need to freeze it.

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EGGLESS ALPHABET CREAM CAKE -THE MOST TRENDY

The best time of the year for me was, is and will be-One and only:9th February…my birthday.
Party, celebration, gifts, and sweets add to it.Yet every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake.

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I am lovin’ this cake.

This fresh and fruity cake has gone viral over the Internet and I decided to try it out.
I made this beautiful “A” cake, styled after the cakes trending all over social media. A really unique and yummy treat that has endless possibilities of personalization. I have used fresh fruits, organic flowers, and chocolates.

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Beautiful it is!

And Oh what a beautiful dessert it turned out to be…so much that I couldn’t resist myself from taking a picture with it.

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picture perfect

I tried it with my all-time eggless vanilla cake recipe.You can use any chocolate or tart cake recipe too.

INGREDIENTS:
Cake Base
Malai   1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2cup
Refined flour (maida) 1cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/2 Tsp
Baking powder 3/4tsp
Salt to taste
Milk 1/2cup
Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
lemon juice 1/2tsp
1and 1/2tbsp curd
1.5 cups Whipping Cream
1/2 cup sugar syrup for soaking

Decorations
Fresh Berries, chocolates, and Fresh Flowers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cake base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the malai and sugar lemon juice and curd in a bowl and whisk well.
    Keep aside.
  3. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and sieve 2-3 times and keep aside.
  4. Add the milk and milk powder and maida mixture to the malai gradually and keep stirring.
  5. Gradually and alternatively finish the mixture and keep stirring.
    The mixture should be of the pouring consistency.
  6. Now add the vanilla essence and lightly stir again once.
  7. I didn’t have such type of pan so used a simple hack of baking it in my regular steel plate.☺
  8. Grease the plate and sprinkle little maida into it.
  9. Pour the batter into it and bake in a pre-heated cooker or oven for 20 to 25  minutes.
  10. Remove and cool.
  11. When the cake gets cool, cut it into the desired alphabet shape using butter paper stencil.1518276053273
  12. For this cake, you will require 2 such cake shapes.
  13. cake alphabets are ready …time for assembling.

    Assembly:

 

  1. Take a Cake base.1518276129277
  2. Apply sugar syrup over it.
  3. Pipe the prepared cream like the french kiss.1518276235873
  4. Place the other cake on top of it and press gently, then repeat step 2.
  5. Once again pipe the cream on top and garnish with chopped strawberries, flowers and chocolates.1518276649520

NOTES:

1.You can print your template from the net. Just search for alphabet cake stencils on google, download it, get it onto word or page document adjust the size and print.
2. Feel free to use any eggless cake as the base like my vanilla or chocolate cake.
3. Any filling of choice can be used too.
4.I am in a hurry so used plain whipped cream you may use buttercream, cream cheese frosting or custard feelings.

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 CHOCO KAJU KATLI / KAJU FUDGE

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet

Learn how easy it is to make this Indian sweet recipe at home, mainly made for Festivals.I took 4 ingredients & approximately 30 mins from start to finish! The result is an extremely soft & moist Kaju Katli ️.

I have already posted Kaju katli recipe long back but want to add a new post with stepwise pictures and with some fusion.This time I added chocolate beauty to my Kaju katli.Hope you all like it.

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For a perfect Kaju katli you have to learn few techniques i.e perfect sugar syrup, ground cashew, and most important kneading the dough. You have to be careful right from the first step to get perfect melt in mouth katli. Now I am confident to make this sweet again……

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 14 pieces

INGREDIENTS :

Cashew nuts – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1 tbsp
Ghee – Just for greasing
Melted Dark chocolate 1/2 cup

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Powder the cashews in a dry mixer. You have to be careful here, just grind it in a stretch, don’t stop in between and grind.
  2. You will be sure able to see the powder in the transparent lid, so keep grinding until you get a fine powder.This will not take much time.
  3. Also never grind the cashew which is cold, taken from the fridge, grind it when it is at room temperature. When I ground 1 cup of cashews, I got more than a cup of cashew powder, but I used 1 cup, heaped(like a mountain) cashew powder. There was some 2 tblsp left for me.
  4. Boil sugar in water and keep stirring. Keep little water in a small bowl and just pour few drops into the water to check the consistency.
  5. If you pour few drops, it should lay a fine thread that doesn’t get dissolved in water immediately when you touch. Or you can also check with your fingers to see if it forms a string.1514859902046
  6. At this stage, lower the flame add the powdered cashew and keep stirring.Say for 3-4 minutes in low flame and your mixture gets thick, leaves sides, switch off the flame. Smear your hands with water and test by rolling a small pinch of the mixture in between ur fingers. You should be able to form a non-sticky ball. This is the correct consistency.
  7. Keep stirring in the pan itself with the ladle and the mixture turns more like a dough.When the mixture is still warm, take it to another clean platform/countertop and keep kneading. Mine was a bit dry, so I sprinkled some milk and kept kneading.The dough was grainy till then, but after kneading the dough really became smooth. I used gloves for kneading, so if you get want u can use little ghee while kneading.
  8. Roll the dough into a thin layer and cut it diagonally to make pieces.You can first draw lines lightly with the knife tip and then cut into diamonds to perfect shapes.1514859977181
  9. Take some melted dark chocolate and dip Kaju katlis in it.Refrigerate for some time.
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NOTES:

  • I used milk only as my mixture was dry while kneading. If its fine then no need to add milk while kneading.
  • Use less water to make sugar syrup to get the consistency quickly. While making sugar syrup, keep the flame in medium if you are nearing the consistency.
  • If you add cashew powder before the sugar syrup reaches the consistency, then the dough will be sticky. So the sugar syrup consistency is important.
  • Your Kaju Katli is ready now to enjoy! Just melts in our mouth!!

 

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CHOCOLATE DATE BALLS RECIPE

Chocolate Date Balls- the perfect treat for Christmas and New year!

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Today I am sharing the recipe for chocolate date balls.They look like delicious chocolate balls with the good qualities of dates hidden underneath.

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Both my daughters eat these balls willingly. It is a good way to provide them nutrition.
This is a healthy sweets recipe. Dates are considered very good for health. They are free from cholesterol and contain very less fat.

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Also, the best part of this sweet is that it’s sugarless!! Yes, we haven’t used any extra sugar to make this sweet treat. Dates have a good natural sugar content that is enough to sweeten this recipe. Also, the white chocolate layer has some sugar in it.

Do make these delicious dates chocolate balls this winter and serve it to your family and friends. Let me know how it turned out in the comments below.

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PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME:10 mins TOTAL TIME:25 mins

INGREDIENTS:
Dates1 cup, seedless
Black dates1/2 cup, seedless
Cashew nut2 tbsp, chopped
Almond2 tbsp, chopped
Poppy seeds (Khas Khas)1 Tsp
Cocoa powder1 tsp
White chocolate1/2 cup, melted
Clarified butter (Ghee)1 tbsp

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INSTRUCTIONS :

For Preparation

  1. Deseed the dates and grind it using a food processor or mixture grinder.
    Make a paste-like texture so that it would be easy to mold into different shapes.1514300015578

    For Dates And Chocolate Balls

  2. Cut cashew nuts and almonds into small pieces. Heat 1/2 tbsp of clarified butter (ghee) in a flat-bottom non-stick pan and roast the cashew nuts and almond. You can use any dry fruit such as kismish, hazelnut, walnut etc.
  3. Once the cashew nuts and almonds are roasted keep them aside.
  4. In the same pan heat remaining half tbsp ghee and add poppy seeds (Khas Khas).
    Roast it and add the mixture of dates and combine well both the ingredients. Turn off the gas.1514300201144
  5. Now add the roasted cashew nut, almond and cocoa powder and mix well all ingredients.
  6. Let the mixture cools down.
  7. Take a small portion of dates and chocolate mixture and make a small ball by pressing against the palm. Repeat this step with remaining mixture and prepare all balls. you can give any shape of your choice. 1514300467054
  8. Make balls from remaining mixture and keep aside.
  9. Melt the white chocolate and dip the balls in the white chocolate. I have used a toothpick to hold chocolate dates ball straight while the chocolate cools down.
  10. Keep the balls in the refrigerator for about 5 min.Dates chocolate balls are ready to serve.
  11. Dates chocolate balls are ready to serve. Enjoy this mounth watering delight on any occasion or serve them in any parties like a birthday party, kitty party etc.picsart_12-27-082064472471.jpg

    NOTES:

  • You can store this balls for about 15 days in the refrigerator. You can also add fig to this balls.
  • For these chocolate dates balls, I have used both black dates and normal dates. But you can use any type of dates that are available. The other ingredients are cashew nuts, almond, cocoa powder, poppy seeds (khas khas) and clarified butter (ghee) to roast. Basic ingredients which are available at home.
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EGGLESS CUTE CHRISTMAS TREE CUPCAKES

Easy to make holiday cupcakes that look like snow-covered Christmas trees!
Every year I try and make something special for Christmas as my girls get into the festive theme.

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Both my daughters love Christmas and every year they decorate the Christmas tree beautifully, so this time I decided why not gift them their own edible Christmas tree.🎄🌲
I searched the Internet for this, And I got this idea.What could be better than these little Christmas tree cupcakes? I think they look pretty good but the surprising part was HOW EASY it was to make them.picsart_12-22-052003735513.jpg

One more honorable thing I would like to share with all of you.My cupcakes featured in daily Hindi newspaper ‘Patrika’.A really proud moment for me.

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Serve this snowy dessert this holiday season. Cupcakes are shaped like trees, covered with snowy frosting, and sprinkled with edible stars.


Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 55 minutes

Servings 12 big cupcakes

INGREDIENTS :
For the frosting and Christmas trees
12 sugar cones
2 lbs confectioners’ sugar plus more for dusting
2 cup whipped cream
20 drops green food coloring
Star-shaped sprinkles
multicolour sprinkles
fondant blue and red for gift
Desiccated coconut shreds
Small closed star piping tip
Piping bags
Small sharp knife
Large plain round piping tip

For the cupcakes
2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp soda-bi-carb
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
6 tbsp orange squash
2 tbsp cashew nuts-chopped
2 tbsp raisins (kishmish)

INSTRUCTIONS:
For the Cake

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Add paper liners to cupcake tin.
  2. Sieve the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and the soda -bicarb.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.1513923220478
  4. Add the flour mixture, oats, milk and orange squash.Mix well.
  5. Put into the paper cup molds.1513923297318
  6. sprinkle nuts and raisins on top.
  7. Bake at 180℃ /350°F for 20-25 minute.

    For the Frosting

  8. Take whipped cream In a separate bowl add about half of the frosting and add the green food coloring. mix until combined.

    For the Assembly

  9. Cover the cupcake with white frosting. It doesn’t have to be smooth, a bit of texture will make it look more like snow. 1513923460671
  10. Dip and gently roll the top of your cupcake in a bowl full of desiccated coconut for a fake snow look. Set aside.1513923507703
    Tip: If you want to add a touch of sparkle to your cupcake then shake some white edible luster dust in with the coconut. For a touch of whimsy, you can even tint your coconut with edible blossom dust too
  11. Take your sugar waffle ice cream cone and trim it down gently. (They can be crumbly, so use a sharp knife and carefully saw pieces away.) You don’t want your cone to cover the entire surface of the cupcake, otherwise, it’ll hide your layer of coconut snow.15139231532541513923628911
  12. Gently nestle your trimmed ice cream cones into the center of your cream piped cupcake, making sure not to press too hard.1513923700172
  13. With a piping bag fitted with a closed star tip (though you can use a leaf tip or even a grass piping nozzle) and filled with green-tinted whipped cream, begin adding in the leaves of your tree. Start at the very bottom and work your way around to the top so that the buttercream “foliage” layers over each row as you work upward.15139268403001513926895246
  14. At this point, you can add any decorations you like to the top of your piped Christmas trees, like cute gingerbread star cookies or even small fondant angels.1513926957470
  15. I used some shimmering sprinkles and sugar pearls to stud each tree and give them a lovely frosty look.1513927016374
  16. You can even make tiny fondant presents in the tree to add a little more detail to each cupcake.picsart_12-22-051041600671.jpg

 

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