Monthly Archives: December 2013

Buttermilk Swirl Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Making New Year’s Eve cake over here.

I had my eye on a red velvet cake recipe for a few days, but sadly when i went to the grocery store, they were out of red food colour. Tragedy. I decided to go forth with it anyways.

It turned out really pretty, awesomely delicious. My best made cake ever!

The best part for me is perfect cream cheese glaze. Not too heavy, not too sweet, just perfection!

Red velvet cake calls for buttermilk, and if, like me, you don’t have it, you can make it very easily with normal full cream milk. Add 1 tbsp of vinegar to a cup of milk and rest for five minutes.

RECIPE:

Ingredients (For the cake)

  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food colour (which i didnt have)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder

Mix all the wet ingredients first, oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract. Then add in the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt. Divide the batter into two halves. Add food color and cocoa powder to one part of the batter.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease and flour a swirl budnt pan. Put random dollops of the two batters into the pan so that they don’t mix too well and create the marble look. You can also use a fork at the end to create some swirls. Bake at 350F for about 40-45 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

Beat the cream cheese with an electric blender or a mixer till its soft and somewhat fluffy. Add sugar and salt and beat again until its completely combined. Add about 3 tbsp of milk and mix with hand. If its too thick, add one more tbsp of milk to make the consistency right.

Pour over the cake and enjoy with a cup of coffee 🙂

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Good Old Mac n Cheese with Caremalized Onions and Mushrooms

Winter sundays call for good comfort food. Today was a homely day over here. Woke up late, lazying around the house for a bit, then got myself into higher gear and sorted all our clothes (winter wear, formal wear, casual wear, to give away) in the boxes. Felt SOOO much better afterwards.

Then remember this recipe i read a few days ago over here. Made it at once. Ate it at once. It was that good.

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Cutest Kid Ever!

One of my favourite things to do is photographing my little man. If I must say so myself, he is extremely photogenic and keen to get his pictures taken, although now its becoming difficult to capture him as most of the times he is a blurry figure.

A few days ago, I dressed him up in a kurta paired with a jeans and threw my scarf on him for an added effect. I maybe biased but I think he looked the cutest kid ever!DSC_9547 DSC_9548 DSC_9550 DSC_9555 DSC_9559 DSC_9567 DSC_9570 DSC_9572 DSC_9575 DSC_9596 DSC_9598