Hidden Heart Cake | Valentine Kid Birthday | Baking in Wok

14 February yes, it’s Valentine Day. The Day of love but WE have one more special reason to celebrate. This day is more special for us because it is our son Reyansh’s 11th Birthday.  This Hidden Heart Cake is perfect for this occasion. This cake is made with whole wheat flour and it is soft, moist, filled with lots of love 🙂 and chocolate.

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How to make this cake ?

Making of Heart Cake Batter: Start by making a chocolate curd cake batter and bake it in a loaf pan. Cool the cake completely and then use a cookie cutter to cut it into heart shapes.

Make vanilla cake batter. I used vanilla curd batter recipe. It makes the most delicious cake.

Assembling: Spoon some vanilla cake batter in the bottom, then place the heart and then cover the entire cake with remaining batter and bake.

Decorating and Serving: Drizzle some chocolate sauce with sprinkles and it’s done.

Three boys of my house

Hidden heart cakes, or surprise cakes, are a simple and creative way to add a fun twist to birthday cakes. This is also a unique and thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. And the effect is much easier than you may think. This doubles as a craft for kids as well and really wows them :). With only a few tweaks and a couple of extra steps you will transform a loaf cake into an impressive and beautiful dessert that also serves as a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any cake lover.

Wok Cake

I used curd as one of the wet ingredients in this recipe. Curd is an excellent replacement for the egg when used for baking. It adds a very nice softness to the baked good it is added too in eggless chocolate cakes and eggless vanilla cake. Instead of sour curd, you can also use plain curd, baking soda, and baking powder to make the cake spongy and fluffy.

Hidden Heart Cake

Chocolate Cake Recipe :

Ingredients :

Whole Wheat Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

Brown sugar – 1/2 or 3/4 cup

Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Method :

  1. Dry mixture: Shift whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda. Mix salt and keep it aside.
  2. Wet mixture: In a grinder add brown sugar, curd, oil and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture.
  4. Put prepared batter into a greased pan.
  5. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour.
  7. When cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely .
  9. Once cool, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out chocolate sponge hearts. Keep it aside.

Vanilla Cake Recipe :

Ingredients :

Whole Wheat Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

Sugar – 1/2 or 3/4 cup

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Method :

  1. Dry mixture: Shift whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix salt and keep it aside.
  2. Wet mixture: In a grinder add sugar, curd, oil and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture.
  4. Assembling : Transfer some of the cake batter into the baking pan, just enough to create a thin layer of batter at the bottom. Arrange the sponge hearts in a row along the middle of the baking pan. Pour/spoon the rest of the vanilla curd batter around and over the row of sponge hearts, smooth out the top,
  5. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour.
  7. When cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely before slicing.

For chocolate sauce – In a bowl add chocolate sprinkles (1/2 cup) with one piece of dark chocolate and milk (1/8 cup). Microwave high for 1 minute and its ready.

Valentine Kid Birthday
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom, kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put the baking tin in a kadai (wok). Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check the cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to the knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

Tips:

  1. Baking time may vary.
  2. If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of water or milk.
  3. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour 30 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.

Heart Shape Goodies :

Easy homemade cake goodies covered in a sweet chocolate coating. The perfect bite-sized party treat or favor for any occasion.

Dip the end of the toothpick into the melted chocolate and push that same end into the heart shape sponge. The melted chocolate helps as “glue”. Coat sponge with chocolate sauce and top with sprinkles. Then keep them in a refrigerator for one hour.

Cake Goodies

Christmas Baking | Custard Cranberry Jam Cake | Cake with Cranberry Jam | Wok Baking

This Custard Cranberry Jam Cake is festive and luscious. Perfectly spiced, moist, and with a hint of sweetness, this spiced cranberry jam cake will quickly be a party favorite. Even better, it’s super easy to transport so that you can steal the show with this cake. You won’t have any leftovers :)It is spiced, moist, and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast or afternoon snack. 

Custard Cranberry Jam Cake

The Cranberry is the star of this cake. This cake is packed with whole grains, fresh cranberry flavor, and spiced with cinnamon powder. In this cake recipe, I used fresh homemade spiced cranberry jam. Also, this cake is made with whole wheat flour. It’s best to start substituting whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour slowly to get used to the taste and texture. Whole wheat flour is high in fiber and cakes made with whole wheat flour are more filling and healthy.

Homemade Cranberry Jam

Cranberries are small berries, round or oval. The color varies from red to dark red. Cranberry flesh is white and tastes bittersweet. When it comes to the holiday season, cranberries are king. Serve these cranberry recipes like tender bread, easy pie recipes, and savory stuffings.

Cake with Cranberry Jam

Custard powder is mainly used to make dessert recipes like fruit custard. The most common recipe is fruit custard which is made with milk to form a thick sauce to top with fruits. I also make custard rice kheer with custard powder and it tastes delicious. I usually use custard powder in my cake recipes to give a nice yellow color. Some cake recipes with custard powder – Malai custard cakePumpkin cake and I always use custard powder in my most favorite cake – Orange cake.

Wok Baking

Custard powder not only adds a good aroma in baking it also makes them more delicious, and it gives beautiful golden yellow color after baking. This delicious cake has a perfect golden color with a perfect texture that melts into your mouth and it’s eggless, butterless too.

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Ingredients :

Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups ( All purpose flour or maida (1 cup ) & whole wheat flour(1/2)) + 1 tbsp

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

Dried red cranberries – 1 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Fresh cranberry jam – 1/2 cup

Vanilla custard powder – 1/4 cup

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Method :

  1. Dry mixture: Shift all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda. Mix salt and keep it aside.
  2. Wet mixture: In a grinder add sugar, curd, oil and custard powder. Grind until smooth.
  3. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture with grated carrot.
  4. Put 3 big scoop prepared batter into a greased pan. Then add 3 tbsp of cranberry jam and using a fork, make swirling pattern through the batters to get the beautiful marble design. Repeat this process with remaining batter.
  5. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Sprinkles some dried red cranberry and press gently with spoon.
  7. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  8. When cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  9. Allow cake to cool completely and then cut. Serve with tea.
No Oven Baking
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom, kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put the baking tin in a kadai (wok). Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check the cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to the knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

Custard Carrot Cake | Tea Time Cake | Baking In Wok | Baking In Wok (Kadai) | Eggless Baking

There’s something about the smell of baking bread that creates a feeling of comfort and cosiness – and the very act of making something with your hands can improve your mental health. There’s something about the smell of baking bread that creates a feeling of comfort and cosiness – and the very act of making something with your hands can improve your mental health.

Custard Carrot Cake

Spending time in the kitchen can ease stress and restlessness, and enhance mindfulness, the study concluded. Not only does the process of cooking and baking improve moods, the feeling of satisfaction gained when seeing the end product naturally enhances happiness.

“It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That’s the art of baking.”

Tea Time Cake

A golden sunshine color, soft and spongy cake recipe made with custard powder and carrots. It is perfect served with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Custard powder is mainly used to make dessert recipe like fruit custard. Most common recipe is fruit custard which is made with milk to form a thick sauce to top with fruits. I also make custard rice kheer with custard powder and it tastes delicious. I usually use custard powder in my cake recipes to give a nice yellow color. Some cake recipes with custard powder – Malai custard cake, Pumpkin cake and I always use custard powder in my most favorite cake – Orange cake.

Wok Cake

Custard powder not only adds good aroma in baking it also makes them more delicious, and it gives beautiful golden yellow color after baking. This custard carrot cake have perfect golden color with perfect texture that melts into your mouth and its eggless, butterless too.

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Ingredients :

Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups ( All purpose flour or maida & whole wheat flour)

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

Grated carrot – 1 cup (1 medium size carrot)

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Vanilla custard powder – 1/4 cup

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Chocolate Ganache – Chocolate sprinkles (1/2 cup ), 4 tbsp of milk

Rainbow sprinkles

Eggless Baking

Method :

  1. Dry mixture: Shift all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda. Mix salt and keep it aside.
  2. Wet mixture: In a grinder add sugar, curd, oil and custard powder. Grind until smooth.
  3. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture with grated carrot.
  4. Put prepared batter into a greased pan.
  5. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour.
  7. When cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely .
  9. Chocolate sauce– In a bowl add chocolate sprinkles with milk. Microwave high for 2 minutes and allow sauce to 5 minutes in a refrigerator. Its ready.
  10. Spread ganache of cake and sprinkle some rainbow sprinklers.
No Oven Cake

Tips:

  • Baking time may vary.
  • If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  • If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Tea Time Cake
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put baking tin in a kadai. Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

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