Sunday, May 27, 2018

Best wishes Chennai Super Kings

Being a Chennaite, it is but normal to adore and support the home team. Since its inception to IPL, I have been a fan and critic of this team.

Wishing the team a cruise through and win the cup.

Chennai Super Kingskku Whistle pods 👍👍👍👍👍😀😀

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Valentine Special-Lemon raisin cup cake with lemon cream cheese frosting

Sincere apologies for the long slumber. Anyways, making it up by posting this awesome cup cake recipe of my younger daughter who made this for her valentine :):)

The below quantity of ingredients would yield 40 to 45 cup cakes.

Ingredients for the cup cake:

All purpose flour -1 1/4 cups
Self-raising flour - 1 1/2 cups
Eggs - 4 (at room temperature)
Unsalted butter - 2 sticks (at room temperature)
Sugar - 2 cups
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Lemon juice - (1 lemon)
Lemon zest - (2 lemons)

Ingredients for the frosting:

Creamcheese - 4 ounces
Butter - 2 tbsp
Icing sugar - 2 cups
Lemon juice ( 1 lemon)
Lemon zest (1 lemon)
Pre-heat oven to 350 deg.

Line muffin pan with cup cake liners.

In a bowl, combine the flours and set aside.

In another bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until soft and fluffy. Now, keep adding eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Now, add the flour mixture in three parts alternating with milk. Do not over beat. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Add the lime juice and the lime zest. Once the ingredients are blended, carefully spoon about 3/4th of the cup cake liners. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool the cup cakes well before starting the icing process. Even if a little heat is there, the icing would not set and will begin to melt. Hence, complete cooling of the cake is necessary.

For the frosting:

Beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Add the lemon juice, zest of lemon, sugar and beat it again.

Please note that the above ingredients should be at room temperature.
Added red edible sparkles just for my valentine :):)

Verdict: Awesome, awesome and just awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A true feast to the eyes and the tummy :):)

An interesting quote on cup cake:
'Flowers wilt, costume jewellery tarnishes and candles burn out ......but cup cakes does not hang around long enough to get old ' - Anonymous

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Yummylicious Crumbly Blue berry muffins

These muffins are so colorful and my family loves them. Posting a beautiful and a simple blue berry muffin recipe. (Courtesy - but made some tweaks to the recipe to suit my taste)


All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Vegetable oil - 1/3 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1 nos
Milk - 1/3 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Fresh blueberries - 1 cup

For the crumb topping:

Sugar - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 1/3 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Ground cinnamon - 1 1/2 tsp

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F
Preparation of Muffins: Mix the flour,sugar and baking powder. Pour the vegetable oil to a measuring container which can hold one cup quantity. To this add the egg, vanilla essence, and the milk till it measures one full cup. Combine this to the flour sugar mixture. Fold in the blueberries. Grease the muffin tray and fill to 3/4th of the height to leave some space for the crumbs and also for the muffin to rise.

Preparation of Crumb topping: Mix together 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, 1/4 cup of butter and 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture over the muffins before baking.

The baking takes 25-30 minutes until the crust is nice and golden brown. Loved the extra overflowed crust which is very evident in the pic.

Bon Appetit!
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