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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nascar Cake- Jeff Gordon #24 Cake

Wishing all my readers Happy Independence Day !!!!. Today is India's 64th Independence day.

My son is a huge fan of Nascar racing. His favorite is the #24 car -Jeff Gordon. I guess he's been following Nascar since he was 3 yrs old.. My husband is into Nascar too..He follows Jimmie Johnson #48 car...So for his 7th birthday , my son (Jay) wanted me to bake him his Nascar #24 car cake... I baked an eggless chocolate cake and used buttercream frosting. Let the icing set for couple hours and then covered it with fondant. The recipe for the eggless chocolate cake will follow soon...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Eggless Banana & Walnut Muffins

I stumbled across this recipe at "Saffron hut" and looking at the awesome results wanted to really test this recipe. This blog has so many amazing recipes with such beautiful clicks. So it was a no brainer when I decided to follow this recipe. I have also seen that there are no posts/updates for a long time now and going through her beautiful blog makes me feel and hope she begins blogging again. She is an asset to the blogging world. On that note I feel very guilty and really miss my blog and all my readers and do really wish I can keep posting regularly and visit you all more and be updated about all of you my blogger friends.
Why did I choose an Eggless recipe you might ask. I thought It would be a challenge to bake without eggs. People have been doing it for various reasons. Some by choice and some not by choice (for instance some are allergic to eggs). Also I had a few overripe bananas and since my son's home enjoying his summer break and he's always eager to try new baking recipes. So I got the ingredients ready and in fact he did the entire mixing and made the muffin preparation. I just helped him spoon them into the muffin cups and put it in the oven. So another great project to get the kids involved. I was really happy with the muffins and so proud to have my son as my baking buddy...

Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts for sprinkling on the top

Preparation :
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line the muffin pan with muffin paper cups/liners.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and keep it separate.
  • In another bowl mash the bananas. Add sugar and butter and mix it well.
  • Now gently add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix it well. Do not over mix it. Add the chopped walnuts. Mix it.
  • Fill the muffin cups upto 3/4 to the top with the muffin mix and sprinkle some chopped nuts on the top.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or till the muffins turn golden brown.
  • This recipe makes 12 muffins.