Mawa is also known as khoya (or khoa), which is a popular dairy product consumed widely in India and its neighboring countries. The ingredient is used a lot in making sweets. Khoya is made with full cream or full fat milk that is simmered in an iron wok (kadhai) for several hours to finally give coagulated milk solids. Apart from sweets, mawa is also used in baking. For example, mawa biscuits and mawa cake.
Homemade cakes may not be all that fancy – unless you are Ina Garten or Laura Vitale – but nonetheless they are delicious. And the best part is that every household has a different recipe for its homemade cake, making it all the more special and unique. One such cake recipe is the rava cake or semolina cake.
A twist on the standard chocolate cake,very moist but still very fluffy variety.
Looking for a Christmas cake recipe? Try Chocolate Fruit Cake for a change from the traditional plum cake or fruit cake.
This is an adult cake with strong, grown-up flavours including strong, dark coffee and rich, dark chocolate. So you don’t spend hours slaving away chopping chocolate, simply pop the broken pieces of chocolate into the mini blender attachment or your stick blender, whizz, and it’s done in seconds. Serve with a dark chocolate frosting and plenty of walnuts for crunch. Perfect served with a warm coffee or cuppa and share with friends as an afternoon treat.
Vettu cakes are tea time snacks usually found at roadside tea stalls in southern India. A popular snack in Kerala, it is very similar to the ooty varki, which is also somewhat a deep fried sweetened dough served alongside tea. The vettu cake is slightly puffier (almost cake-like), owing to the presence of baking soda in the dough.
This delicious vanilla cake requires no eggs!
Pomegranate juice is the main ingredient in this light cake. The beating method and use of the cake flour yield a cake with a very light crumb. I prefer a dusting of confectioners’ sugar as the finishing touch, but feel free to use your favorite cream cheese, buttercream, or standard frosting.
There was a time when everyone was either serving, selling or making dessert jars and we totally get why as well. They are easy to transport and such the perfect gift. Also, look how neatly and tightly packed they are. That’s what makes these dessert jars so popular. Plus, the content is clearly incredibly delicious as well. So instead of buying a dessert jar for our friends at the next party, we decided to make our own. And we’ve got a really easy recipe for you to follow and make your very own jars as well. And all you really need is a few ingredients that are easy to come by and you’re ready to go!
“You can really taste the eggnog in this lovely, rich, moist cake. No eggnog? No problem. You can make enough for the recipe in a jiffy. Nothing says Southern hospitality like this impressive cake. If you like, set aside and tint 1/4 cup of the frosting to your desired shade for decorating the top.”
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