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How about that! Cakes made of green tea, beetroot and cola?

November 29, 2013 16:34 IST

We all loves cakes, don't we? But the chocolate cake has become so predictable. Or even the butterscotch one. My taste buds have begun to crave for new unusual flavours. If yours do too then here are a few recipes that you are sure to enjoy.

1. Olive Oil Orange Cake

This moist and tangy flavoured cake is sure to start off your mornings on a good note. Add a dollop of whipped cream for the extra treat for your taste buds.

Ingredients

2 oranges
4 eggs
2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tea spoon baking powder and baking soda
A little vanilla extracted from the pods
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
Butter for greasing

Method

Sprinkle with salt before serving.

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2. Cola Cake

Adding cola to the usual chocolate cake will make it 'wow' and now you can even eat your favourite cola.

Ingredients

1 bottle cola
4 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoon butter

Method

You can always replace the cola with lemon soda or even beer

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3. Vanilla Bottle Gourd Cake

Adding bottle gourd to a cake might sound weird but it does give it a different taste. Don’t forget to add the vanilla though because that will mask the distinctive smell that this vegetable has.

Ingredients

1 medium bottle gourd
A pack of butter
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Before serving dust with sugar

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4. Almond Rose Cake

In the 18th century, rose water was often used in baking. So this cake will take you back to the past. Add the almond for the extra crunch.

Ingredients

2 egg whites
1 pack butter
2 cups flour
2 cups water
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons rose water
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Method

Decorate with rose petals or marzipan roses

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5. Poppy Seed Cake

In North America poppy seed often finds its way into muffins and bagels. Try it with butter in a vanilla cake for an innovative buttery-sweet taste.

Ingredients

½ cup poppy seeds
2 cups flour
4 egg whites
1 slab of butter
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 teaspoon baking powder

Method

Serve with vanilla ice-cream 

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6. Basil Lemon Cake

A plain white cake will turn into a gourmet dessert by adding lemon and basil to it. It makes the perfect spring cake with its a burst of flavours.

Ingredients

2 tablespoon of lemon zest
½ cup basil leaves – chopped
5 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 pack butter
2 teaspoon baking powder

Method

How about that! Cakes made of green tea, beetroot and cola?

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7. Green Tea Cake

It is a light and fluffy cake with a refreshing green tea aroma. With its colour and subtle taste, it is perfect for a chilly winter morning.

Ingredients

4+1 teaspoons green tea - powder
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1+1 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup fresh cream
Pinch of salt

Method

How about that! Cakes made of green tea, beetroot and cola?

November 29, 2013 16:34 IST

8. Beetroot and Date Cake

The taste of fudgy chocolate, the earthen beetroot and the caramelized dates makes this a very rich cake. It will make you wish that you never grew up.

 Ingredients

2 medium beetroots
2 cups chopped dates
2 eggs
1 cup fresh cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
½ cup grated dark chocolate
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup oil
1 cup milk

Method

Serve warm with chocolate ice-cream on the side

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9. Sweet Pasta Cake

It is a type of Bulgarian cuisine with a deliciously different taste

Ingredients

1 cup pasta
2 eggs
4 table spoons butter
¼ cup sugar
½ chopped nuts (almond. cashew and raisins)
2 table spoon flour
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon powder

Method

Bake for half an hour till it turns burnt golden 

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10. Tomato Soup Cake

Tomato soup might sound like a very odd ingredient for a cake. But do try it. The spiciness and the tanginess of it are sure to make you fall in love with it.

Ingredients

1 can tomato soup
1 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
½ pack butter
2 cups flour
Pinch of cinnamon and clove powder mixture

Method

And this is not the end. You can even try your hand at making cakes with soya, peanut butter, chicken, potato wafers, mayonnaise or even wine, gin or vodka. So go on and indulge your taste buds. Get creative! If any of you have tried something different then do share your experiences with us.