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Recipes: 5 delicious cakes you can make at home

June 27, 2017 11:59 IST

You don't really need a special occasion to bake. Do you?

Try these all time favourite cake recipes.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • 30 gm butter (unsalted)
  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs


Method

  • Take a Bundt pan and brush it with molten butter, while keeping in mind that the butter is applied intricately all over the pan.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated to 325 degrees F (162 degrees Celsius).
  • Beat the flour and stir it well with cocoa, salt and baking soda together in a bowl.
  • Mix milk with sour cream in a glass.
  • Beat the sugar and butter together till it gets fluffy.
  • Add eggs to this blend, one at a time, and beat the whole thing again.
  • Add to it the flour mixture and the milk mixture and beat it well so that the entire blend becomes smooth.
  • Finally, put the entire batter on the buttered pan and bake. You are free to choose your favourite toppings.


Quick Sunshine Cake

Sunshine cake

Ingredients

  • A package of readymade cake mix (18.25 ounces)
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Crushed mandarin oranges with the juice (11 ounces)
  • Crushed pineapple with juice (20 ounces)
  • Vanilla pudding mix (5 ounces)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Keep some frozen whipped cream at your disposal. You could either get it directly from the store or make it at home.
  • Beat the eggs and then add the product to the readymade cake mix.
  • Add oil and mandarin oranges to the batter.
  • Empty the batter out into a pan (preferably 9 x 13-inch, greased).
  • Bake the cake for 40 minutes.
  • Prepare the icing by mixing the whipped cream, vanilla pudding mix and the pineapple juice.
  • Finally, refrigerate it and use it on top of the cake after it has cooled to normal temperature.


Easy Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound cake

Photograph: Kind courtesy chotda/Flickr/Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar

Method

  • Mix sugar (1 cup) and the butter.
  • Add eggs and lemon juice to the concoction and mix it well.
  • Add salt, flour and baking powder to the resultant mixture.
  • After blending, add some more milk and mix it again.
  • Bake your cake at 325 degrees F (for almost an hour until it turns golden brown in colour).
  • Use a toothpick to make holes on the top of the cake after you have taken it out of the oven.
  • Make a mixture of lemon juice and sugar (¼ cup) and pour it carefully into the holes.
  • Serve it warm and see the cake vanish in a jiffy!


Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple cinnamon cake

  • 2 apples (diced)
  • 125 gm butter
  • 125 gm flour
  • 125 gm castor sugar
  • 25 gm honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For icing

  • 125 gm cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 50 ml whipped cream

Method

  • Whisk sugar with the butter and add flour as well as eggs to the mixture; mix it well.
  • Add the honey, cinnamon and apples to the blend.
  • Bake the resultant batter to 170 degrees Celsius.
  • Whip the cream cheese, cardamom and whipped cream to make the frosting.
  • Cut the cake into wedges and serve it warm.


Strawberry Ice cream Cake

Strawberry Icecream cake

Ingredients

  • 700-750 ml vanilla ice cream
  • 20 strawberries, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup dense (preferably white) cream

Method

  • Place a parchment paper/foil on the bottom of a spring-form pan.
  • Put it inside the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Use an electric mixer to beat and smoothen the ice cream.
  • Add the strawberries to the blend and mix it again. You could do it with a hand-stirrer this time around.
  • Transfer this mixture to the pan (should be chilled by now) and freeze it for 2 hours.
  • Whip the dense white cream and spread it all over your cake.

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