Pudding Cake in Vanilla Flavor

Pudding cakes are an interesting combination of banana cake recipe with the flavor of puddings. They are also easy to make and serve when some unexpected guests drop in for dinner and you don’t have the time to prepare elaborate dishes. Here is a delicious banana pudding cake recipe that you can prepare at home using a store-bought or homemade cake mix. Items needed:

- 1 box of yellow cake mix (homemade recipe given below)
- 1 packet of pudding mix (we prefer banana flavored, but you can use any kind you like)
- 3/4 cup of peeled and mashed bananas 
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water (at room temperature)

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Preparation: - Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan or a 9-inch cake pan.
- In a large bowl, mix the yellow cake mix and pudding mix thoroughly.
- Break the eggs in the mix and beat at a high speed using an electric beater for 4 minutes.
- Add the mashed bananas, vegetable oil and water to the mix and beat at a low speed for 3 minutes until well mixed.
- Pour the prepared batter in the greased pan and gently rotate the pan to remove the bubbles from the cake batter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes at 350F.
- Remove from the oven and let the pudding cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Invert on a wire rack and let the cake cool completely before using glaze or frosting over it.

Glassy glaze for banana pudding cake  Items needed:

- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of sifted confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts Preparation:

- In a bowl, mix the milk, vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar. Mix well to get a dropping consistency.
- Drizzle the glaze on the pudding cake in a zigzag fashion and decorate with chopped walnuts.
- Cool before serving. For homemade cake mix you will need:

- 7 1/2 cups of sifted flour
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 4 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 3/4 cup of cold butter Preparation:

- Cut the butter in small cubes and add 2 1/2 cups of flour to it.
- Use a food processor to blend the butter and flour until you get a fine blend.
- Mix the rest of the flour, sugar and baking powder in a separate bowl and add the butter-flour mix to it.
- Mix well and divide the mix in 3 equal parts. Store in a glass airtight jar for future use. This cake mix can be stored for 3 months in the freezer.

Bake Delicious Chocolate Cake in an Instant

This simple chocolate cake recipe calls for innocence, eagerness to learn and an abundance of faith. I call this My Beginner’s Plain Chocolate Cake Recipe. Heads up! The Ingredients:

- Light brown sugar, 2 cups
- All-purpose flour, 1 and 3 quarters of a measuring cup
- Cocoa powder, 3 quarters of a cup
- Baking powder, 1 and a half teaspoons
- Plain or iodized table salt, 1 teaspoon
- Medium sized eggs, 2 pieces
- Fresh or whole cow’s milk, 1 cup
- Palm or canola vegetable oil, half a cup
- Room temperature butter, half a stick
- Vanilla flavor extract, 2 teaspoons

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The Method: - Set the oven temperature to 350°F. 
- Prepare a 9-inch round baking pan by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, carefully sieve together the following: sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, in mixing bowl.
- Liquefy the dry mixture by adding the eggs, one at a time.
- Stir well after each egg is added.
- Add the milk slowly, then the oil and vanilla, and mix until smooth and everything is blended thoroughly.
- Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed for about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not mix or beat too much as it might cause a lot of bubbles in the batter; these tend to make your cake too airy which you don’t want to happen.
- Once this is achieved, pour the mixture into the round cake pan.
- Bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake springs back upon being lightly pressed.
- Cool the chocolate cake until it becomes easy to remove from the pan.
- Place on a wire rack and cool completely.

Now let’s try some easy breezy egg-white icing. You will need the following ingredients: - 4 egg whites, make sure that not one iota of egg yolk is caught in the gleam. 
- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar powder
- 1 cup of powdered confectioner’s sugar
- 1 very dry ceramic mixing bowl
- 1 portable hand mixer

Method: - In the dry mixing bowl, make sure that you do not incorporate water while pouring the egg whites.
- Add all at once the cream of tartar.
- Beat the egg whites at very high speed while adding the sugar, 1 teaspoonful at a time. This process should take about 5 to 7 minutes to complete. At the end of that period, you should have peaks of creamy, sweet, white icing.
- Proceed to spread with a knife over the cooled chocolate cake.
Voila! Faith prevailed.

Celebrate your Baby’s First Birthday with an Amazing Cake

My, how time flies when you’re raising a baby, doesn’t it? And now your baby is having a first birthday! What to do! You want to make it extra special, memorable and most of all, chocolaty personal. So which cake to bake?  Most store-bought chocolate cake recipe have the same basic ingredient: chocolate of course. What you need to do to make a different and unique First Birthday Cake Recipes is to add an ingredient that won’t really alter the cake radically and is pleasing to all tastes. You don’t want to use cinnamon because not all kids have attained that level of sophistication in terms of taste buds. And white chocolate doesn’t really take the cake. Children have always been curious about coffee because it smells so good. I remember when I was a kid; I would try to sip from my father’s cup but was never allowed. So let’s give the kids a treat!


Ingredients:  - 2 measured cups of cake flour
- 1 packed cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 leveled cup of cocoa
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 level teaspoon of iodized salt
- 1 regular egg
- 1 cup cold water mixed with 1 teaspoon of instant decaffeinated coffee
- 1/3 cup of canola or palm oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor

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Method:  - Pre-heat your oven to 350°F or 177°C.
- Use non-stick spray on a 9-inch round baking pan.
- Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix by hand until well mixed.
- Bake in your oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
- Cool the cake before removing from the pan to a wire rack.

  The frosting ingredients: - 1 cup softened cream cheese
- 1/3 cup room temperature butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Food color 

Method: - Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Very slowly add in the powdered sugar.
- Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and continue beating, increasing the speed to medium.
- Set aside some frosting for the trimmings.
- Evenly spread frosting over the cooled cake.
- Add food coloring to the remaining frosting.
- Spoon the remaining frosting into a pastry bag and pipe the edges of the cake.
- Put the cake in the fridge prior to adding decorations.

Proceed to adorn your cake with 1 candle, candy flowers, sprinkles, lollipops, marshmallows, jellybeans, and maybe even a miniature toy carousel. Adorn the cake as your heart desires. 

Create a Delicious Bundt Cake with Frosting

Bundt cakes are easy to make and especially popular with those who are just learning to bake. These Red velvet cake recipe are very easy to bake and cook evenly, even in the center. Given below is a simple recipe for red velvet bundt cake recipe that is moist and delicious in the center and covered with fluffy cream cheese frosting. In your kitchen you will need:

- 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of fresh buttermilk
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons of red food coloring
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 2 1/2 cups of flour (use cake or all-purpose flour)
- 1 3/4 cups of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

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Preparation: - Grease a Bundt pan with oil and dust a little flour on the inside. If you are using a non-stick Bundt pan then you can skip the oil.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large mixing bowl, break in the eggs and add the buttermilk. Beat them together using an electric blender at high speed until they are well mixed.
- Add the sugar to the mix and beat some more to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the white vinegar, red food coloring and vanilla essence to the mix and beat well.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat the mix well so that there are no clumps present in the mix.
- Pour the prepared batter in the greased Bundt pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and let the red velvet cake cool on a wire rack for about an hour before applying frosting.

While the cake cools you can prepare the frosting using: - 1 cup of cream cheese frosting
- 1/2 cup of softened butter at room temperature
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Preparation: - Beat the cream cheese and butter at high speed using an electric blender.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla essence and beat the mix until fluffy.
- Place the cooled cake on a cake stand and spread the frosting all over it. Or you can melt the frosting in the microwave for a few seconds and pour it on to the cake and let it flow down the sides and pool at the bottom. Cool before serving.
- Decorate with sliced strawberries or chopped walnuts. 

 

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Mouthwatering Sugar Free Dessert

With the rise in the number of diabetics in the world, there has also been a rise in the search for sugar free recipes such as carrot cake recipe.  Here is a tried and tested mouthwatering and sugar free carrot cake recipe that you can prepare at home and enjoy without any worry about the harms of sugar.

Items needed:

  •  4 egg whites
  •  2 whole eggs
  •  1/3 cup of canola oil
  •  1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  •  1 cup of apple juice concentrate
  •  1/4 cup of water
  •  3 cups of whole wheat grain flour
  •  1 tablespoon of baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon of baking soda
  •  1 cup of raisins
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  •  1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  •  2 1/2 cups of fresh grated carrots
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Preparation:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2.  Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed and it doubles in volume.
  3.  Break in the eggs, one by one, and beat well.
  4.  Add the apple sauce, apple juice, oil and water and blend the mix well so that everything is well incorporated.
  5.  In a bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
  6.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet egg–apple mix and blend well.
  7.  Stir in the grated carrots, add the raisins, and mix well.
  8.  Grease two 9-inch baking pans and pour the batter in the two pans equally. Smooth the tops.
  9.  Bake in the oven at 350F for about 25-30 minutes and then again at 325F for about 10-12 minutes.
  10.  Remove and cool on a wire rack before serving or applying frosting.   


Sugar free cream cheese frosting for the cake:

  •  1 1/2 cups of cream cheese at room temperature
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons of butter
  •  1 cup of splenda
  •  2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


Preparation:

  •  Beat the splenda in a mixer to get a fine sugar mix.
  •  Add the cream cheese and butter to the mix and beat well to get a smooth mix.
  •  Mix in the vanilla extract.
  •  Let the mix stand for some time before using.


To assemble the cake:

  •  Place one cake on a serving stand and apply a layer of frosting on the top.
  •  Put another cake on top of it and press lightly.
  •  Cover the cakes using the rest of the frosting from all sides.
  •  Cool the cake in the fridge for some time to let the frosting set before cutting up to serve.


Note: Use freshly grated carrots as the juices will keep the cake moist.

Cute and Smiling Monkey Face Cake

This cute and smiling monkey face 1st birthday chocolate cake recipe will be a hit at your child’s first birthday party and earn you many smiling and frosting-covered faces. This 1st birthday cake recipes will surely make your child’s birthday extra special.

Items needed for the cake:

- 1/3 cup of plain flour
- 1/3 cup of corn flour
- 1/3 cup of self-raising flour
- 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 eggs at room temperature
- 2/3 cup of castor sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (you can use any essence of your choice)Preparation:

- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Grease a 9-inch cake pan using a little oil and flour.
- Separate the whites and yolks of the eggs.
- Beat the egg whites using an electric blender until the mixture doubles in volume and soft peaks are formed.
- Add the egg yolks to it, along with the sugar, and beat until you get a pale yellow mix which is three times the volume.
- Add the vanilla essence to the mix.
- In a bowl, mix the flours and cocoa powder together.
- Add the flour and cocoa mix to the egg mixture and fold the mix well.
- Pour the batter in the cake pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack before decorating.
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Items needed to decorate the cake:

- 2 fresh chocolate covered doughnuts
- 1 cup of fresh vanilla frosting
- 1/2 cup of chocolate sprinklers
- 2 1/2 cups of chocolate frosting
- 2 brown jelly beans or M&Ms
- 2 Oreo cookies
- 2 teaspoons of mixed fruit jam
- 1 chocolate twizzler
- Piping bagsPreparation:

- Place the cake on a 15-inch serving board.
- Trim the top sides of the cake about 1/2 inch from each side and discard the sides.
- Trim the doughnuts about 1 inch from the sides.
- Arrange the cut doughnuts on the cut sides of the cake to make monkey’s ears.
- Spread a thick layer of chocolate frosting on the top half of the cake and cover the sides too.
- Add a few drops of red food coloring to 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting to get a pale pink color.
- Use this frosting on the lower half of the cake to form the mouth and chin portion of the cake. Make it in a kidney bean shape.
- Use the jelly beans in the center of the cake to make the nose.
- Pipe the jam on the lower portion of the face in the shape of a smile.
- Pipe some vanilla frosting in the form of 2 circles on the top half of the cake in place of eyes and place the Oreo cookies in the center of each circle.
- Press the chocolate sprinklers on the chocolate frosting and scrape the twizzler over the top to form the hair of the monkey.
- Cool in the fridge before serving.

Tasty and Easy to Prepare Banana Coffee Dessert

A tasty dessert is a perfect end to a delicious dinner. When you are in a hurry, a banana cake recipe is a dessert that can be prepared in no time and is loved by one and all. And when you can add some nutrition to the cake in the form of bananas, the taste and nutrition will increase two-fold and make you a hit with both children and adults. Given below is a simple and tasty banana coffee cake recipe that you will love to make and eat.

Items needed for the cake:

- 1 1/4 cups of cake flour
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of softened butter at room temperature
- 1 packed cup of brown sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon of water
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essencePreparation:
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  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  Grease a 10-inch baking pan.
  •  Mix the banana and sour cream and blend well.
  •  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  •  In a mixing bowl, mix the butter, eggs and sugar. Beat well at high speed until the mix is fluffy.
  •  Mix the coffee with the water and add to the butter-egg mix.
  •  Add the vanilla essence and beat well to get a well incorporated mix.
  •  Add the flour mixture to this mix, a little at a time. Beat well after each addition so that there are no lumps in the batter.
  •  Pour the batter in the greased baking pan.
  •  Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  •  Take the cake out of the oven and remove from the pan.
  •  Cool on a wire rack before cutting in slices to serve.


If you have a little time you can even prepare a delicious banana buttercream frosting to go with the cake.

Items needed for the frosting:

- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of mashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar
- 3 1/2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
- Chopped walnuts and pecans for garnishingPreparation:

  •  Beat the butter and salt in a mixing bowl.
  •  Add the vinegar and bananas to the mix and beat some more until smooth.
  •  Add the confectioner’s sugar to the mix and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  •  Place the cake on a serving stand and cover with frosting on all sides.
  •  Garnish with chopped walnuts and pecans and let the frosting set for some time before serving.

Easy Recipe to Turn Healthy Carrots into a Delicious Dessert

Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, which is very good for our eyes. Carrot is also considered very healthy in fighting off infection, reducing acne and boosting immunity. However, eating carrots in the raw form or vegetable form can get a little monotonous over time. Carrot Cake recipe is an alternative way to make a child love and like carrots. To help you make healthy carrots more interesting, here is an easy homemade carrot cake recipe that includes walnuts, raisins and pineapples, which increase its nutritional value almost two-fold.

Items needed for the cake:

450ml of vegetable oil
500 grams of granulated sugar
5 eggs
9 average size carrots peeled and grated
160 grams of walnuts
160 grams of diced pineapple
160 grams of coconut flakes
40 grams of raisins
440 grams of all-purpose flour
15 grams of baking powder
15 grams of baking soda
30 grams of fresh ground cinnamon
3 grams of saltPreparation:

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  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  Grease two 10-inch baking tins using a little oil and some flour.
  •  In a deep bowl, beat the vegetable oil, sugar and eggs together until you get a fluffy mix and the sugar is dissolved.
  •  Add the grated carrots and pineapple to the mix and beat at a low speed to mix everything well.
  •  Now add the walnuts, raisins and coconut flakes. Mix the wet ingredients well.
  •  In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  •  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, adding a small amount each time and mixing well after each addition.
  •  Pour the prepared batter in the greased baking tins and smooth the tops.
  •  Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes. If a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean then the cake is ready.
  •  Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before taking out of the tin and serving.


Ways to serve the carrot cake:

  •  Cream cheese frosting is the traditional way to serve the cake. Cover the cake from all sides and the top with cream cheese frosting.
  •  You can also dust some coconut flakes on the frosting at all sides to serve.
  •  Caramel sauce also makes a good accompaniment to the carrot cake. Drizzle some warm caramel sauce on the cake before serving.
  • Honey and fresh whipped cream served on the side of warm carrot cake will also be a big hit among your dinner guests.