Jun 15, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This was a surprise cake prepared for my bro-in-law's wedding anniversary :) I was confused with many options but finally ended up in preparing the strawberry cake, as I always wanted to try out & ofcourse strawberries makes the occasion more romantic!!! This is a vegan recipe but beware of the chocolate frosting, chocolate strawberries and the cookies used for decoration, it is not vegan ;) Cake was a bit too sweet with all the frosting but it turned out to be delicious. Hope you will also love it. Give it a try!!

Ingredients for the cake
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lb organic Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Egg re-placer for 4 eggs
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Puree and strain the strawberries. Keep aside.
  3. Take the flour and sugar in a bowl. Add vegetable oil and mix well.
  4. Mix the pureed strawberries & combine thoroughly.
  5. Add egg re-placer and vanilla essence. Mix everything well and pour in 2 cake pans.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 min. Insert a toothpick/skewer and check whether it comes out clean else you have to bake for some more time. 
  7. Allow it to cool, prepare the frosting & start decorating!
Ingredients for the frosting and decoration
  • 3 cups powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance buttery spread
  • 1/4 cup Soy milk 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • Chocolate sprinkler
  • Cookies
  1. Whisk butter and powdered sugar. Then add Soy-milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Spread in-between the 2 cakes.
  3. Use melted semi-sweet chocolate baking chips for  frosting  the sides.
  4. Decorate with chocolate strawberries, chocolate sprinkler and cookies!

Jun 9, 2012

Tuna Quesadilla

A quesadilla is made with tortilla filled mainly with cheese and other ingredients such as cooked meat, vegetables etc. This dish originated in Mexico, and the name is derived from the Spanish word queso(cheese). The filled tortilla is then toasted until the cheese melts and then sliced. The main ingredients in my recipe is tuna and blackbean and is served with Pico de Gallo/Salsa/Guacamole/sour cream.

Ingredients for quesadilla
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 9oz canned Tuna
  • 1/2 cup Black bean
  • 1/4 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Salt as required
  1. Mix carefully all the ingredients except tortilla.
  2. Take one tortilla and spread the mix. Place the other tortilla on top.
  3. Grease a pan and add the quesadillas, one at a time and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Turn and cook until cheese has melted.
  5. Take off from the pan, cut into slices and serve.
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