Cakes N Dessert Recipes

Banana Chocolate Cake

200 gms plain flour
50 gms coco
200 gms powdered sugar
125 gms butter or margarine or ½ cup oil

2 tbsp milk or
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 large eggs
150 gms mashed ripe banana (1 ½ large banana)
1 tsp vanilla essence

In a clean bowl beat sugar, eggs and margarine till light. Add mashed banans and rest of ingredients. Beat till the flour is well incorporated. Pour into greased and dusted pan. Sprinkle some chopped nuts. Bake at 170° C till firm to touch appox 50 minutes.

Waffle Recipe

1 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp powdered sugar or to taste
1 tsp. vanilla essence
3 tablespoon oil or melted butter
pinch salt if not using salted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk

Beat sugar, salt, oil and eggs together till light.
Add flour, baking powder, essence and milk. beat to mix well.
Pour on a hot waffle makes, close and cook till light brown.

Banana n Peanut butter Cookies
125gms butter
100 gms powdered sugar
170 gms Maida
1/2 a banana mashed
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

Cream butter, sugar and peanut butter till light and fluffy.
Beat in the mashed banana.
Mix in rest of the ingredients. Add some chocolate chips.
Roll in to cookies and keep on a lined and dusted try. Bake at 160 C till done.
Serve warm.

Apple and Carrot Cupcakes
150 gms maida
2 eggs (large)
170 gms sugar
65 gms butter
65 ml milk
1/2 cup grated apple
1/2 cup grated carrot
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon essence

Sieve maida, baking powder and essence
Heat milk and butter together till warm and butter has melted.
Beat eggs and sugar together till light. Add warm milk mixture and beat for a minute.
Fold in sieved flour and carrots and apples. Fold till mixture is well mixed. Pour in lined cup cake molds and bake at 180 C for 20 minutes or till done.

Vanilla Chocolate chip Cup Cakes

2 cups maida
100 gms margarine or butter melted ( i used amul nutralite)
1/4 cup oil
1 cup grain sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
few chocolate chips to sprinkle

Sift maida and baking powder together
In a clean bowl beat eggs and sugar together till frothy -about 3 minutes
Add melted margrine and oil and beat further till light in color - about 5 minutes
add the sifted flour, vanilla essence and milk. Beat till flour is mixed in - about 1 minute.
Pour into lined muffin tin tray and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 150 C till lightly brown in color- about 20 to 25 minutes
( the time is never accurate as each oven differs so best way to check is to insert a needle and see if it comes out clean or they feel firm to touch and have turned light brown)

Makes about 24 cupcakes which believe me do not last

Coconut Macaroons
2 nos Egg Whites

120 gms Dessicated Coconut
100gms grain sugar ( not powdered )
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of salt or 1/8 tsp cream of tartar

Take a clean and dry vessel. Separate the egg whites from the yolk very carefully so that no part of yolk come into egg whites.
Add cream of tartar to egg whites, adding sugar gradually beat the egg whites until mixture becomes thick and stands in peaks.
Gently fold in the dessicated coconut and essence.
Arrange spoonfuls of mixture on a greased and dusted baking sheet
Bake at 150 C till firm and light brown in color.

Biscuit Cake
90 gms Parle G biscuits

90 Gms Hide n seek biscuits
1 tbsp coco powder
2 tbsp powdered sugar ( yes the sugar is required)
1 1/2 tsp eno salt
1/4 tsp vanila essence
1 cup milk

Make fine powder of the biscuits in a mixer. Add all the dry ingredients and mix.
Add the milk and mix.
Pour into a greased and dusted baking dish and microwave for 3 minutes.
Serve hot with ice cream.
Do not keep it open for long as it tends to dry up as its been baked in microwave
PS My comments it truly tasty.....and really good give it a try.

Chocolate Fudge Cake With Chocolate frosting

For the cake
100 gms Plain flour
50 gms cocoa powder
1 tsps baking powder
170 gms amul butter, softened ( for unsalted butter use a pinch salt)
75 gms sugar
1 large eggs
1 tsps vanilla essence
2 tbsp curds
100 ml water or milk

For Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
85 gms chocolate, melted
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 tsp of cream or milk

For the cake:
Sieve flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg  beat well . Add vanilla and curds
At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture just until blended.
Pour the batter in lined 9" baking tin
Bake at 170 C until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25- 30 minutes.
Transfer pans to wire racks and allow cool for 10mins. Turn out onto racks, remove paper and cool completely.

For the Frosting
Beat butter and powdered sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add cream or milk. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; continue beating until shiny and smooth.

To Assemble:
Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Let cake stand for at least 30 minutes. Decorated with chocolate shavings.

100 gms chocolate chopped
120 gms butter ( if using salted do not add salt)
1 and 1/2  tablespoon coco powder
100 gms plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt ( if using unsalted butter)

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave ( 1 minute ). Remove whisk in coco powder and mix well.
Once it is at room temperature, whisk in essence and eggs one by one. Whisk till well blended.
Fold in the flour and baking powder till blended. do not over mix.
 Pour in lined baking tray and bake at 180 C till firm to touch on top appox 20 minutes.

Serve with chocolate sauce and ice cream on a sizzling plate.

Apple Cinnamon Doughnut
 Want to see your kids relish Apples Then here is an innovative way of doing so
Apple Doughnuts
1 Firm Apple Cored and cut into round slices.... so that it resembles a doughnut.
(u need to have a corer that helps to remove the core of apple)
Melted chocolate.
Dip the apple slices in melted chocolate and keep on butter paper. Let the chocolate set
Enjoy your apple doughnut.
For flavor add a pinch of cinnamon powder to melted chocolate.

Cherry Cake
2 and 3/4 cup maida
3/4 cup drinking chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 cup soda (fanta / or any cold drink anything with gas)
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
In a large bowl whisk the eggs together. Sift flour, drinking chocolate and baking powder together.
add this and rest of the ingredients to the eggs and whip till well incorporated.
Pour the mixture in a greased and dusted baking pan. Put some cherries on top and bake at 180 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or till done. 
Lemon Cake 
2 1/2 cups flour
200 ml fresh cream
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1/4  cup any lemon(yellow lemon) juice and also some lemon essence
2 tsp baking  powder
Beat eggs and sugar till frothy, then add oil, cream and juice of lemon and beat.
Add maida and baking powder. 
Bake at 200 degrees for about 30 mins.

Tira Misu
2 numbers Egg Yolk
1 whole Egg
50 gms Grain sugar
15 g Gelatin
200 g Whipped cream 
150 g Mascorpone cheese
10 g coffee
30 to 50 ml coffee liqueur (optional)
Cake fingers as required or crumbled cake

Line a loose bottom pie tin with cake fingers and press down a bit.
Mix gelatin in 1/4 th cup water, keep on double boiler, stir till gelatin dissolves. Add coffee powder to this and stir till coffee dissolves.
Beat egg yolk, 1 whole egg and sugar on a double boiler until thick and creamy.
Add the dissolved gelatin and coffee mixture to above. Mix well.
Mix cheese and coffee liqueur and Whisk till smooth. Add to above. Fold in the cream  with a whisk.
Pour the above mixture into a cake lined tin and keep to set. Decorate by sprinkling drinking chocolate 

½ cup sugar
½ cup ghee
½ water
Maida appox 3 - 4 cups

Mix sugar, ghee and water. Put to boil. Cook till sugar dissolves. Remove and keep aside till it becomes warm and not cool.
Stir in  maida 1 cup at a time. Keep adding maida and kneading with hand till you get a stiff dough.(therefore maida measurement is appox. Dough should be stiffer than chapatti dough. Take care not too add too much maida -- as then one cannot add more water---  so add maida little by little while kneading continuously.)
Roll out this dough into ¼ inch thick chapatti. Cut into diamond shape.
To fry the above shankerpara take oil heat to warm put the shankerpara in it and fry in warm oil till golden brown.
Note do not let the oil become too hot or u will have soft shankarparas.

3 cup gahu ka atta / whle wheat flour                  1/2 teaspoon bhuna jeera powder
1 teaspoon ajwain                                              1/2 cup oil + to deep fry
2 teaspoon salt 

Add all the masalas to flour. stir to mix. Rub in oil.
Using enough water make dough-having a stiff consistency. 
Roll out the dough and cut into rounds of desired size.
Heat oil to warm, fry the puris on slow flame till brown. Note do not fry the puris in hot oil or they will remain soft.

Cinammon Toasted Crispes
4 bread slices toasted                                                              Whipped cream 100 gms
Cinnamon to sprinkle as required                                              Butter as required
Powdered sugar to sprinkle as required
Choice of fresh fruits chopped (pomegranate, apple, pineapple, strawberry, orange etc)

Butter the toasted bread slightly on both sides
On both sides of the buttered  bread sprinkle some Cinnamon  and powdered sugar.
Toast to warm on a pan so that the butter melts and hols the sugar and Cinnamon onto the bread.
Remove onto a cooling rack and cut into four.
Pipe fresh cream onto the cut splices using the big star nozzle.
Sprinkle chopped fresh fruits on top and serve immediately.

Just the dessert to serve at a minutes notice. Looks good and tastes even better

Egg less Cake Using Milk Powder
3/4 cup plain flour                         1/2 cup milk powder
1/2 cup white butter                       1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar                              1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda bi carb                  2 tsp. vanilla essence

Sieve plain flour, soda and baking powder together
In a bowl beat sugar and butter till light.
Add water and mix. Add essence and plain flour and beat till incorporated on slow speed.
Put in a lined baking tin and bake at 160 degree in a pre-heated oven for 1/2 hour or till a needle inserted comes out clean.
Ideal cake to be served with ice cream or eaten hot at tea time.
Variation add some tutti frutti to it.

Egg Less Cake with milk Maid and Gel
100 gms milk maid                               1/2 tablespoon sugar
40 ml milk                                            30 gms butter
65 grams Plain flour                              1/4 teaspoon soda bi carb
1/2 teaspoon baking powder                 1/2 teaspoon cake gel

As Illustrated in the Cakes n Cookies Class.                               

Vanila Cup cakes / Butter sponge cake
120 gms flour                                       120 gms Powder Sugar
1/4  tsp Baking powder                       1/4 tsp salt                                            
2 nos eggs                                       30 ml milk  
1 tsp vanilla essence                         70 gms margrine / white butter / half Amul and margarine          

The Basic Creaming method used in making most of the cakes
Separate the yolk and white of the egg.
Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl till stiff
Beat the margarine till light. 
Add To the creamed margrine add yolk one at a time beating well, till mixture becomes smooth.
Add sugar and beat till light.
Cut and fold in the egg whites alternating with flour, till all flour is used up. 
Add milk and mix via cut and fold method.
Spoon the mixture into muffin moulds lined with paper cakes and bake in a pre heated oven at 190 C till light golden brown in colour. Or put in a lined baking tin and bake

Think out of the Box:- Cinnamon and honey flavor. Add 1 tablespoon coco to get chocolate flavor . Add chco chips. For orange cup cakes add orange juice instead of milk and so change flavor by using various juices

Pound Cake 
100 grams  Plain Flour                              100 gms Powder sugar
100 Grams Amul Butter                            2 nos eggs
1/4 tsp baking powder                               1 tsp vanilla essence

Follow the above creaming method. bake at 150C for 30 minutes or until firm to touch.    


  1. Hi Dear,
    Tried your  Vanilla Chocolate chip Cup Cakes today and as you said they are already finished. My 19 months daughter liked them so much she ate 2 cup cakes,and my hubby is demanding for 2nd batch.luv your recipes they they are tasty yet very simple to make.thanks for posting the recipe:-)

  2. Hi Rajul! Tried your 'Pound Cake" in my Morphy Richards as per your fantastic guidelines on the phone and as per your receipe and it turned out fantabulous!.. Thanks for saving the 'baker' in me! look forward to experiencing your workshop on the 30th of March...Thanks a zillion..Carla D'Souza

  3. Hi Rajul ! In your cake recepies egg is there like the cherry cake , teramisu , chocochip cup cake. What is the substitute to it. Tried the recess chocolate turned out very good.

    1. having an eggless cakes class and Cupcakes coming up very soon suggest you attend it to know how to create egg less cakes n cupcakes

  4. When is the class scheduled and what is the fee?

  5. Plz share the eggless frosting recipe

  6. Plz share eggless frosting recipe

  7. hi rajul
    I had attended ur eggless cup cake class they turned out to b fab..... pls share eggless recepies /ingredient to b put nd in wat amt in the recepies lyk lemon cake,brownie nd tiramisu

  8. Where is the class scheduled and what is the fee?

  9. Is cake gek vegeterian item??? It is made of what??

  10. Is cake gel vegaterian item??? It is made of what??

  11. In lemon cake any replacement for eggs....