Blueberry Cake

Let’s have something sweet!!

Few days ago, me and my husband celebrated out third wedding anniversary. For the first two anniversaries, we went to holiday. So, I couldn’t bake the cake myself. But this time, due to work priorities, we decided to celebrate it at home itself.

Every year, as time passes, relationship becomes stronger. I remembered our wedding day. It was so beautiful, getting married with your dearest friends and family, really is a blessing. Ours was a love cum arranged marriage. We met, dated each other for 2 years and then got married. Every marriage is a combination of two souls, they may or may not be perfect individually but marriage make them perfect for each other.

Like I am dreamy, he is practical. I am more into books, poems and he is more into adventures sports. I am a typical Pisces and he is typical Libra. But when it comes to cakes, chocolate is our all-time favorite. But this time, I wanted to make something different. So I decided to make Blueberry Cake with Cream cheese frosting.

So to make this cake, we need make vanilla base and blueberry frosting.

Ingredients for base cake are:

  1. Curd: 1 Cup
  2. Flour: 1 ½ Cup
  3. Powdered sugar: ¾ Cup
  4. Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
  5. Baking Soda: ½ teaspoon
  6. Vanilla essence or vanilla extract
  7. Cooking Oil: ½ Cup (You can use any cooking oil which does not have a strong smell)

Mix these ingredients which hand mixer or wired whisk. Normally I take all the dry and wet ingredients together and mix them. But as we are using curd here, Mix Curd and Powdered sugar first with the whisk. Then add Cooking Oil and Vanilla extract or essence. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda (Sift these dry ingredients). Fold dry ingredients mixture into wet ingredients gently and you are good to go.

Mixture should be of dropping consistency. If you find mixture is too dry add 1 or 2 tablespoon milk into it. Once done, bake your cake at 170 degrees in the preheated Oven for about 30 minutes.

For Frosting:

  1. Cream cheese: 200 grams (Should be at room temperature)
  2. Whipping cream: 320 grams (Should be kept in refrigerator only)
  3. Blueberry Crush
  4. Sugar Syrup (Dissolve 3 tablespoon Sugar into 1 Cup hot water and then cool it)

You can make frosting only using whipping cream as well. But I like little sourness of cream cheese. Normally, non-dairy whipping cream is easily available in market. So you can use any one of that. In dairy base whipping cream, fat content is lot higher. So it’s better to go for non-dairy whipping cream. I used ‘Fiona’ whipping cream in which sugar is already present.

Beat whipping cream with electric beater. Once Soft peaks are created add cream cheese and beat it again. Do not overbeat the mixture.

Cut your base cake in three layers. Put first layer or rotating stand and pour sugar syrup on it. After layering it with sugar syrup add handful of blueberry crush. After that layer it with cream cheese and whipping cream frosting. Then put second layer and repeat the process. Once all layers are done, apply Crum coat and keep cake in refrigerator to set for 30 minutes.

 Take the cake out of the fridge and apply more frosting. Use palette knife for this.  You can decorate your cake with real blueberries if available or with piping. I had pink and blue color available at home. So with Russian nozzles and piping bag, I decorated my cake. My final product was something like this :

While making this cake, I made it in rush and could not take step by step pictures. From next time onward, I will definitely try to take more pictures with each step. Thanks for reading my blog and please contact me for any suggestions or feedback. See you soon.

I will be posting an exciting recipe soon because LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO EAT BORING FOOD! Till then Bye!!

Journey Begins…

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am Pallavi . Being a typical Maharashtrian girl, I always hear my mother saying a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So, whatever you do in life, learn to cook. She was far from the feminist world we live in right now. She was a fantastic cook, not only she used to cook delicious food but even if few ingredients are unavailable for some reason, she used to make it perfectly. Whenever my mother was not around, my father was in charge of the kitchen. To everyone’s surprise, he was a great cook too. Me and him used to perform our little experiments in kitchen. Different kind of Dal, Khichadi’s, Over and undercook roti’s and what not. Every girl starts her kitchen journey under observation of her mother, my case was little different. From those till today my fascination towards food started. After completing my schooling, I lived in different cities. So it was necessary for me to cook myself. From Masala Maggie to Upma, from half fried batata wadas to kothimbeer vadi, me and my roommates performed all kinds of cooking rituals. Then after completing my engineering and I joined a IT industry where daily I used to carry my self-cooked lunch box and after a while I got married. Me and my husband bonded over the passion of food.

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And then my official food express started. He loves to try new dishes and I love to feed him. Cooking is not only the skill but it is a culture. So this blog is dedicated for the food culture. This is quite a journey you and I are going to have. From making dishes to trying one, from dhabas to elite restaurants, from history of the dish to food science, we are going to explore everything.

See you soon with a new post with a fab photo which will make your diet to break and heart to dance !!

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