Light Fruit Cake (Non-Alcoholic) – Merry Christmas!

    First of all, Advance Merry Christmas to all my readers. Most of us have some favorite cakes all the time, but for Christmas there is just a common choice for all of us that’s the Fruit cake. Christmas is all about Fruit Cake, every year we usually give the fruit cake treat to our neighbors in our hometown & we too get lot of fruit cakes from others. Whatever dishes you cook for Christmas, Fruit cake is a part of tradition & of course first in the party menu. Here I have made light fruit cake with no alcohol, since we have party on Christmas day in our home & we have kids coming over, so no alcohol. Try my recipe & let me know more about your Christmas!!! Read more

Anniversary Cake!!!

    Now a days a silly reason is enough for celebration, a kind of trend is going on and of course we all love that. Whatever the reason is, food will be the center of attraction in celebration. But in April we have a really special occasion and that is, both of our parent’s wedding anniversary is in the same month with few days difference (& both of our birthdays too), and we declared April as month of cakes. Anniversary couples are not here with us but still we make cake, we cut the cake & we eat them, what a cool celebration. Here’s my tiny anniversary cake recipe, enjoy every single moment & let’s celebrate our life. Read more

Chakka Varatti Cake / Jackfruit Preserve Cake

    It’s hard to say ‘NO’ to Chakka varatti / Jackfruit preserve which is Kerala’s traditional sweet dish.  We all love chakka varatti and jackfruit too. When last time I went for vacation, I just got 6 pcs of jackfruit from my neighbour  (she got a quarter portion from her friend and shared it with me, so nice of her) as she knows that it’s my favorite one. I want to eat them but I couldn’t as it’s going to finish. I was enjoying the beauty & taking each bite very slowly & also I have to share it with Ayden to taste because that was his first time jackfruit…. luckily that was very sweet and tender jackfruit…

    Here the jackfruit preserve used for the cake preparation is my mom’s loveful homemade one, send to us, and this is going to be a chakka varatti season for us. Read more

On His Birthday!!

April 4th, it’s Binson’s Birthday…… It’s a special day for me too….
    In previous years I ordered cake, invited friends, gave gifts & that was complete surprise for him. He might have expected that I would do something this time. This time we three celebrated with a cake made by myself. That was really exciting, cake preparation kept me almost whole day busy. This is my first frosted cake, I never used to frost cakes at home before. It’s pretty entertaining if you have interest on it. After all effort, I feel like this was the most precious gift I gave him ever. Once again Happy Birthday to my love….

    The cake came out perfect, tasty, yummy & the aroma filled my house with the happiness. I have prepared it in very simple way using basic stuffs. I have only one round tray, so I baked the 2 cakes one after other. You can leave the rest batter till the first cake get ready. For the frosting cake stand I took a circular granite piece & kept on top of a wide bowl (smaller than the granite), cover the granite with foil paper or leave as it is. And when it comes to cake decoration, as I said before, frosting is very rare rare thing in my kitchen. So I was looking for a cheapest cake decoration kit, as I don’t wan’t to spend more for a rarely using stuff. But this time it was a necessary thing for my plan, I went through shops, surprisingly I found Betty Crocker 11 pc decorating kit which worth $25 & the deal I got for $2.99 !!! Amazing ryt?? All set, let’s go for the recipe….. Coconut Pineapple Cake!! Read more

Dates-Chocolate Covered Peanut Cake

    Today it’s very cloudy outside and am simply sitting at home. The cloudy dark days are really very boring for me and my little boy, especially when we both are in a mood to have something sweet. We were hardly trying to collect the ingredients as it was almost time to refill my kitchen by this weekend. My little boy was completely involved to help his mama by picking big big tins from the draw, dropping it on the floor, it was kind of confusing me and I opened the same tins again and again. Read more