My Experiments with Cakes!

Being the Foodie that I am, I love cupcakes and cakes (who doesn’t?). I used to search for the best cupcakes in and around the city to taste them. I was pretty surprised by how they were expensive than the normal cream cakes, but when it comes to food one shouldn’t ask too many questions. This continued for a while and I found out that these treats weren’t easy on my wallet. That was then I took a decision, that was to change my life!

Yes, I decided to give it up.

Wait, wait. I’ll make it clear. I decided to give up on the habit of buying cupcakes and decided to bake them on my own πŸ™‚ So I got an OTG and started experimenting with cupcakes and cakes, and boy I was surprised (shocked) at how well they turned out.

Since a lot of recipes online kept confusing me, I stuck to the one that my friend had shared long back, and which had come well in the microwave oven when I tried baking.

So here you go πŸ™‚

I always prefer writing down recipes in a language that I understand better, and with measurements I’m capable of understanding. (And when there is a nice colour pen around, why not write every little detail!)

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So this was chocolate cupcake on Day 1, the vanilla cupcakes were pretty decent too.

And the week after, I tried the Vanilla Sponge cake. My mom loved it so you know how it must have been πŸ˜‰

This is the first batch of the cupcakes, from the back to back baking that I did on Sunday! Phew!

(Not seen in picture, my folded hands, praying that the cupcakes would rise. God is great! )

Voila, here they are! Vanilla cupcakes :-), Want to taste? πŸ˜‰

So, I read about pioneer woman’s frosting (Google Best Frosting ever Pioneer Woman) and decided to try.

Should’ve been thicker, still working on that.

 

Β And a small portion of my Experiments with Cakes on what was a truly wonderful Sunday! πŸ™‚

So, I’m going to be baking for a few friends and family, since they think this is awesome. And will slowly graduate to more varieties. I’m so excited already πŸ™‚

P.S. If you’ve come across any website that has amazing recipes (which you’ve tried), please do share it. Thanks πŸ™‚

P.P.S : Another item checked on my wishlist. It’s about a new skill and I say Baking!

Cheers!

 

44 thoughts on “My Experiments with Cakes!

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  1. Two observations Ashwini – 1) The cakes look awesome. 2) For someone in the IT industry, your handwriting is really good! After more than 7 yrs in this industry, my handwriting resembles that of a doctor (only I understand what I write) πŸ˜›

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  2. I prefer cream cakes over cupcakes, that too without much sugar. The cupcakes sold in shop are too sugary, especially the chocolate cupcake. Recently, I tasted one of the best cakes from cakemall.in – try it.

    Destination Infinity

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  3. Thanks Binu πŸ™‚

    And for the compliment about the handwriting, as you said it's not even close to what it was when I was at college, but thankfully trying to write more and make it legible πŸ™‚

    Thanks again πŸ™‚

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  4. Awesome!!
    Love of food is always the first step in experiments, and then there is no stopping.
    I have made some lovely cakes without using eggs, and also without using any dairy products.
    You have hundreds of recipes in the net, and it is fun to try them out.

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  5. Really Ashwini your cakes are awesome,they look good enough to gobble down right now-from my monitor,but i will have to start baking once again if i am to eat home made ones.I left baking when my kids got married and moved away,but now baking soda is on top of my shopping list

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  6. I am dying looking at those fabulous cupcakes. I only have microwave at the place I am put up currently. I miss oven!
    Btw try, HERSHEY'S PERFECTLY PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE CAKE.
    It cannot get better than that!!!!!!

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  7. Hey, there are a few recipes for Microwave cakes too. You wont get the brown top, thats the only difference and they're pretty decent too. I recently got an OTG. Before that it was always with the microwave.

    Thank you :-), Will definitely try them πŸ™‚

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  8. Been long since I last visited and boy, you are now a BB (Blogger baker!). Congratulations indeed and the cakes look delicious and lovely.

    Here's to more food and baking.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  9. Pics look good πŸ™‚ Would you be kind enough to share those easy recipes with me?!?!?! I am new to baking – looking to try really simple recipes!

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  10. Will post the recipe in another post. It's very simple πŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot, so happy reading your comment. And the Pioneer Woman is just awesome. Can't believe my first attempt at frosting was this good!

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  11. Those cakes look so yummy Ashwini. I bought some recipe books for baking and have been following them mostly for making cakes etc. And guess what, even I write my recipes in a diary just like you. πŸ™‚

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