Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of Foodomania.com!

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe | Quick & Easy Desserts | Lava Cake | Molten Chocolate Cake written by Kavitha of Foodomania.com

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be apt to post something special today, for it is the 4th anniversary of Foodomania. Yep, I officially launched this website on August 1st, 2012. In the past 4 years, I’ve been able to post 500+ recipes with step by step pictures, build a community of food lovers and see my blog grow into a mildly popular food brand. I am grateful to have found a hobby that I’m so passionate about and that lets me be creative.

This recipe for Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is eggless – obviously – and simple. Eggs are what usually provide the molten center to the lava cakes. But with some careful substitutions in the ingredients and baking time and temperature, you can bake yourself an equally good chocolate cake with a molten center. In the recipe, I cheat by adding chocolate chips in the center to give an additional molten center. But because the end product is so tasty, I think a couple shortcuts and cheats are warranted. So, here’s how to make the eggless molten chocolate lava cake in under 15 minutes –   Continue reading

Caramel Chocolate Brownies

A slice of these fudgy caramel chocolate brownies is all you need to make a regular day extraordinary. 

Eggless Caramel Chocolate Brownies Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

A thick salted caramel layer over espresso-flavored fudgy chocolate brownies, topped off with ganache makes for one delicious dessert. Made with simple ingredients found in your pantry, you can whip this dessert up in under an hour. You can make the caramel sauce and chocolate ganache ahead of the time, thus saving time.

The texture is soft and fudgy. If you however freeze overnight, the brownie layer becomes like a cookie (which, IMO, is still delicious). If you want it to be soft, then store in the refrigerator.    Continue reading

Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle

Spicy Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle from South India!

Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle Recipe | No stove cooking required | Raw tomato & garlic pickle | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

If you are an Indian, you sure must love pickles. Who doesn’t, really? Spicy, tangy and delicious, a well made pickle makes your food taste so good. A simple rice and dal combination can be spruced up with a good spicy pickle. Pickles go with pretty much anything. And this is one pickle you should have in your culinary repertoire.

For one, you don’t need to make this over the stove, cooking for a long time. You basically let the sun dry out and do all the “cooking”. The flavors are a bit different than if you would cook the pickle, but not in a weird way. The subtle hint of garlic also hits the right note. If you live in a place with ample sun, I suggest you give this one a try.    Continue reading