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  • Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

    Chocolate buttercream cupcakes for the amateur baker

    Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes Recipe | Eggless Desserts | chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting | Foodomania.com

    You’re probably wondering what is with the recipe title? I found these pictures in an old hard drive and memories came flooding back! This recipe is the result of one of my earlier attempts at baking. I called these my chocolate buttercream cupcakes back then. In retrospect, naming them “Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting” would’ve made more sense! ūüôā¬†I made them many moons ago (in 2013, I think!). That explains the very amateurish presentation.

    But if you can look past the presentation, what you will see is a wonderfully simple recipe to make a super spongy, soft and delicious cupcake! I will be re-doing the recipe and updating this post with better images. But you can still look at the beautiful texture of these cupcakes, can’t you? ¬†¬† (more…)

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  • Red Velvet Cake

    A moist and soft Red Velvet Cake made without eggs!

    Red Velvet Cake Recipe - Classic Eggless Cakes - Step by step pictorial - eggless Red velvet cake recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    I’m not an artist. Heck, I don’t even have the patience to frost cakes elegantly.¬†I usually follow a minimalist approach to cooking / baking. But some cakes demand your attention. And this Red Velvet Cake is one of those cakes. As you can probably already see, I didn’t do a very good job of frosting the cake. But believe me when I tell you – this has to be one of the best eggless cakes I’ve baked in a long time.¬†I’m sure YOU will do a better job of frosting this cake than I did.

    Let’s talk about the texture. Moist, soft, crumbly and chocolaty in every single bite. The subtly sweet cream cheese frosting adds a nice flavor dimension to the intensely red and chocolaty cake. I’d say this stays well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days; but I doubt it’ll last that long. You’ll need great self-control to resist the urge to have another slice.

    Do save some of the batter to bake separately in a cupcake mold. This way, you can make the “red crumbs” to use to decorate the cake without having to cut into the¬†perfectly baked cake. If your cake butchering skills are as stinky as mine are, then you’re going to need this tip! ¬† (more…)

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  • Mini Pancake Muffins

    Mini¬†Pancake Muffins … with chocolate chips I might add! You don’t need to flip pancakes, just pop them in your mouth!

    Eggless Mini Pancake Muffins Recipe | Easy Baking Recipes | Eggless Pancake Muffins Recipe with step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    Stopping by mid week to post a supremely easy breakfast treat – the Pancake muffins!

    Pancakes are by far the easiest recipe I have ever come across. But you do have to babysit each pancake, flipping them when they’re done and making more. When you are the one making them, you almost always ¬†end up with leftovers or cold pancakes. With these pancakes in muffin tins, you can have the best of both worlds – taste of a pancake in a cupcake form without having to sit over a griddle flipping pancakes.

    These adorable little breakfast-on-the-go muffins can be baked in regular sized cupcake molds as well; but I do think the mini versions make for better looking muffins. The batter is as easy as mixing 8-9 ingredients together, in no specific order. You may or may not add chocolate chips or blueberries on top of the batter for extra flavor. Just pop them into an oven and let them bake into perfect little pancake muffins!

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  • Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

    Decadent Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes in a jiffy to ring in the New Year!

    Easy Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes Recipe with step by step pictures | Printable Recipe for Cupcakes | How to make ferrero rocher cupcakes | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    As usual, the year flew by and I didn’t even realize how soon 2016 came knocking on my door.¬†I’m quite emotional¬†as I write the first post of 2016.

    2015 was rough. Don’t get me wrong. There were quite a few wins – personally and professionally. And I am incredibly grateful for that. However, it has definitely not been a smooth sail. 2015 was¬†rife with uncertainties, chronic fevers, stress¬†and multiple situations that I like to describe as¬†bubbles-being-burst.¬†But I’m not one to dwell on the past. Every bit of the journey has been worthwhile.¬†I am glad to have not lost my¬†mojo, and I’m excited to get a fresh start.

    Yes. 2016 – for this blog – will¬†be year of loads of fantastic (and easy!) recipes. And I’m starting off the year of fantastic food with these decadent Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes.¬† (more…)