Chocolate Cake Bombs

These are a yummy and is a big hit with kids.

Choco cake bombs

3/4 cup maida
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup sugar  ( powdered sugar)
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1-2 drops of lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix curds and water nicely and add oil and vanilla.
Sieve all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add it to the wet ingredients.
Add lemon juice and mix lightly.
Heat a appe pan and grease it.
Pour a spoonful of batter, cover with a lid  and cook for a min.
Turn them around and cook the other side as well.
Ready to be eaten .
I drizzled it with chocolate syrup.
You can also insert choco chips or Choco ganache in the center for a gooey center,for that pour half spoon batter then place the chips or ganache and cover it with more batter.

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Comfort Food

Chocolate Loaf Cake

A simple chocolate loaf cake which is so rich in taste and is a treat for all the chocolate lovers. All the chocolate lovers do try this as it is a simple bake and comes out great as well.

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Recipe Source : Collaborative Curry


Butter 1/2 cup

Sugar 1 1/2 cup

Flax Meal 1 Tbsp mixed in 1 tbsp water

 Buttermilk 1 cup

 Vanilla Extract 1 tsp

All purpose Flour- 1 1/2 cup

cocoa powder- 3/4 cup

Baking soda- 1/4 tsp

Baking powder- 1/2 tsp


Preheat oven at 180 c

Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

In a large  bowl, cream the butter and sugar until creamy, Add Flax meal and beat well.

Mix vanilla and buttermilk. Beat well to mix 

Sift the flour,cocoa,soda,baking powder and salt directly into this wet mixture.

Stir everything together nicely.

Pour this batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes at 180c or insert a tooth pick and check whether done.

Rest for some time and remove from the tin.

Serve warm .

Pinks Notes:

The loaf cake was a bit too sweet for my taste so next time , i will reduce it to 1 1/4 cup or less.

A drizzle of Chocolate sauce or Nutella will be a great accompaniment to this.

Have Fun Eating!

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Kids

Chocolate Cake……..My 3rd Chocolate Cake Recipe

Who can resist a good slice of chocolate cake……….i at least cant and when in the blog world you come across so many different types of cake recipes that i always get tempted to make one……..It was sisters b’day yesterday and so a good reason to bake a chocolate cake. The cake was very delicious and loved the texture of it. It was soft and full of chocolate. Totally Loved it !!!! :0


Chocolate Cake


Maida 1 cup

Cocoa 1/2 cup

Instant Coffee 1 tsp

Curds 1 cup

Sugar 3/4 cup

Baking Powder 1 1/4 tsp

Baking Soda 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Essense 1 tsp

Oil 1/2 cup

Chocolate Chips 1/4 cup


Preheat oven at 180c

Grease and flour a cake tin and keep ready

Sieve maida,cocoa and coffee in a bowl. 

In a separate bowl mix curds and sugar and beat the mixture nicely till it is creamy and sugar is dissolved.

Add soda,baking powder and vanilla and give a mix and rest the mixture for 5 mins.

At this stage you will find the mixture has turned bubbly.

Add oil and give a nice mix again.

Add the sifted flour mixture and half of chocolate chips and whisk nicely till you have a smooth batter.

Pour the mixture into the greased tin , sprinkle the remaining chips on the top and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 mins.

After 30 mins you can insert a toothpick in the center and check whether the cake is done.

If the toothpick comes out clean it is done or if it comes out with a bit batter then bake for another 5-10 

After 5 mins invert the cake on the rack and let cool for some time.


U can replace the choclate chips with walnuts as divya has done, as i am not very fond of nuts i replaced it with chips.

The cake remains quiet soft and i think that is due to the addition of oil.

Best served warm with a dollop of ice cream and a dash of chocolate sauce on top.

Thanx Divya for sharing this yummilicious cake recipe. Do hop over to her blog as well as she has some yummy creations.

Baking · Cakes · Cookies/Biscuits

Ragi -The Healthy Grain In Baking

Ragi is considered a very healthy grain and I have used it sometimes in my kitchen to make dosas, but never ever thought of using it in cakes and cookies in place of all-purpose flour, but somebody did think about using it and have successfully used it in a cake and cookie. I recently got sprouted Ragi flour from the super market to prepare dosas, but one look at sanjeetha’s blog and I was ready to use it in baking instead. She has a lovely blog with healthy recipes and do hop over there for healthy virtual and visual treats.

Hear are the 2 recipes I made and both of them are  from sanjeetha’s blog.

Ragi Chocolate Cake

Recipe form Lite Bite


1/2 cup Ragi Flour ( I used sprouted Ragi flour)

1 cup All purpose flour

1 tbsp. Cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar ( I used Brown Sugar)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/ 2 cup curds

1/4 cup milk

1tsp cinnamon powder


Preaheat oven for 10 mins at 180c

Grease and slightly dust a baking pan.

Sift Ragi flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon .

In a separate bowl add curd, oil, milk and sugar in it, beat the liquid mixture with a hand beater  till the sugar is dissolved.

Add the dry ingredients to the above liquid mixture and fold gently till mixed.

Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake at 180c for 30 mins.

Do insert a toothpick in the centre after 10 mins to check whether it is done.

After cooling the cake for some time I spread it with Hershey’s chocolate sauce and sprinkled chocolate vermicelli all over the cake.

Verdict : The cake turned out to be nice and nobody guessed that it had Ragi in it. I liked it the best the same day coz the next day it had become a bit denser in texture but a good treat it was.

Ragi Cookies

Makes 12 Medium cookies.


1 cup Ragi flour ( I used Sprouted Ragi Flour)

1 tbsp. cornflour powder

1 tbsp. All purpose flour

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar/palm sugar ( I used Brown Sugar)

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp curds

Chocolate chips

1 tsp. cinnamon powder

1 tsp. baking powder


Dry roast Ragi flour in a pan on a medium flame for 2-3 mins. When cooled mix it with cornflour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder.

Ina separate bowl mix  melted butter, sugar and the curd and mix nicely till sugar has melted.

Add the wet Ing. to the dry mixture and mix it with hands lightly to get everything together to form a dough.

Chill in the fridge for 30 mins or more.

Make small balls from the dough and slightly flatten it and place it on a baking sheet.

Bake at 180 for 10 mins.

Cool them on a cooling rack for some tome and enjoy munching them.

Verdict : Even these turned out to very good but you  do get a distinctive taste in this when compared to the regular cookies. But we all enjoyed it and even my daughter was happy munching on them.

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Cupcakes/Muffins · Kids

Chocolate Cupcake


Daughter wanted to have some cake so prepared these cupcakes which i had come upon this blog some days back. This recipe is surely a keeper, the cupcakes turned out to be soft and moist  and very light. Loved the cakes and will be preparing these in the days to come as well. Getting chocolate chips in Mysore was a hard thing, but finally found a supplier who stocks everything from dark chocolates to chips to chocolate vermicelli. so I add them to all my cakes and cookies now.

This is a very simple cake recipe which I have prepared in my muffin cups. It is just mixing your dry ingredients with wet ingredients and it also doesn’t use any butter.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields 10 Cupcakes


11/2 cup All purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking Powder

1 tsp Instant coffee powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup cold water

1/4 cup oil

1tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp molasses 


Preheat oven for 10 mins at 180c

Grease and flour your muffin cups

Sift flour, Powdered sugar, soda, baking powder, cocoa, salt and coffee. Mix nicely and add chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl mix water, oil and vanilla.

I have never heard of molasses earlier but after doing some Google search i substituted it with 2 tbsp brown sugar mixed nicely in 1 tbsp water till smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix nicely till a smooth batter is formed.

Pour the batter into your cups and bake it for 20 mins at 180c.

Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.


You can prepare this in a regular cake pan as well.

Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a splash of chocolate sauce Yum!