Quick Recipes

Walnut Cake

Friendship is an interesting thing. when you connect with someone, distance doesn’t matter and sometimes you don’t need words to express yourself. Other times, its all about words- all you want them to do is listen. So yesterday, a friend came over just to listen and to be heard and I thought why not bake a cake with chai.

simple walnut cake recipe
Walnut Cake

It’s a simple recipe, and a simple gesture to make someone feel invited. Anyways, guess what, I think for the first time in many, my cake turned out perfectly round and well risen but in my hurry to get talking, I didn’t bother with a nice picture. I hope you don’t judge because I simply can’t wait any longer to share this simple walnut cake recipe with you. I hope you will try it out for yourself – (pinky promise the taste is good) so here goes with the recipe:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients you need:

Sugar: 1 cup

Oil: 3/4 cup

Eggs: 3

Flour: 1 cup

Baking Powder: 2 tsp

Walnuts: 1 cup (approximately)

Method:

  1. Beat sugar and oil
  2. Add eggs one by one
  3. Sift and add flour and baking powder
  4. Add walnuts
  5. Pop it in a pre heated oven at 180 degree celcius. I turn the heat to 150 degrees after 10 minutes and its done in another 10 minutes approx. (dont forget to keep a check)

Bonus Tip:

So you can use the same recipe and make a carrot cake. Just replace (or add) 2-3 shredded carrots in step 4 and bake the same way.

So i hope you will try this super simple cake recipe and enjoy it with friends and family. If you do, let me know in the comments below:

Quick Recipes

Cupcakes

Cupcakes are such a simple, fun, quick delight to bake that i really love them. Nice to bake for evening parties, to have with your tea or simply when someone’s coming over or kids want a quick fix for their sweet tooth. Literally takes me 10 minutes to whip up the batter and another 10 minutes in the oven- and you’re done!

Basic cupcake recipe
Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is basic and one of my favorites because it restored my faith in baking. You see, i love to bake but since a long time I was dejected because my cakes would just not turn out right! I had stopped baking altogether. Then one fine day I stumbled upon this perfect recipe (related to me by my aunt) and viola! they turned out so well i was ecstatic. I felt like i could bake anything again and I did. From cakes to fish bread and other things, there was no stopping me. I’m back to loving to bake so without further ado, here’s a perfect cupcake recipe for you to gather praise!

Ingredients you need:

Sugar: 1 cup

Oil: 1/2 cup

Eggs: 3

Flour: 1 cup

Cocoa powder: 1/cup

Baking powder: 1 tsp

Chocolate chunks: 1/2 cup (optional)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Beat sugar with oil. (Grinding the sugar beforehand is advisable).
  3. Add eggs one by one and beat.
  4. Add sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. You can also mix it in with a spatula and then beat it. (This is to avoid the dry ingredients from creating a mess as you beat it).
  5. Mix in the chocolate chunks (optional)
  6. Pour batter into your cupcake pan and bake for 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees
  7. Thank me after you’re done :).

Icing:

For my icing I used Nutella and some store bought sprinkles. You can make your own fudge icing too by mixing butter (100 gram) with icing sugar (4 ounce) and then add chocolate (150 gram).

I haven’t tried this fudge icing but let me know how it turns out for you. The cupcakes are sure to turn out bomb!