Christmas 2023: 5 Delectable Cake Recipes for Your Festive Celebration

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The joyous Christmas season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in the sweet delight of homemade cakes? From traditional plum cake to the ever-popular red velvet, here are five scrumptious cake recipes that will fill your home with the enchanting aroma of holiday magic.

1. Plum Cake

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ cups refined flour (maida)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Various dried fruits and nuts
  • ¾ cup butter spread
  • Baking soda, baking powder
  • Cocoa powder, choco spread
  • Vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Cook a mixture of brown sugar, orange juice, dried fruits, nuts, and butter spread.
  2. Zest an orange into the mixture and let it cool.
  3. Preheat the oven and sift cocoa powder, flour, baking powder into the mixture.
  4. Add yogurt and choco spread, transfer to a baking tin, and bake.

2. Red Velvet Cake

Chef Kunal Kapur’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder
  • Butter, sugar, eggs, curd
  • Red food color, vanilla extract

For filling and topping:

  • Cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, whipped cream

Method:

  1. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.
  2. Fold the flour into the butter mixture, pour into a mold, and bake.
  3. For the icing, whisk cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and whipped cream.
  4. Slice the cake, add icing, and garnish with cake crumbs.

3. Easy Fruit Cake

Chef Ranveer Brar’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Butter, sugar, tutti frutti, vanilla essence
  • Flour, eggs, almonds, walnuts

Method:

  1. Mix butter, sugar, and tutti frutti.
  2. Add vanilla, flour, eggs, nuts, and mix.
  3. Pour into a mold and bake.

4. Eggless Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chef Pankaj Bhadouria’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Dark chocolate, butter, buttermilk, sugar
  • Baking soda, flour, baking powder, cocoa powder
  • Vanilla essence, cream

Method:

  1. Melt chocolate, add butter, buttermilk, and sugar.
  2. Add dry ingredients, pour into a mold, and bake.
  3. Make chocolate ganache, spread on the cake, and refrigerate.

5. Black Forest Cake

Chef Ajay Chopra’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Dark chocolate, butter, flour, eggs, sugar
  • Whipped cream, ganache, cherries, cherry liqueur
  • Sugar syrup, chocolate flakes

Method:

  1. Soak layers of sponge with sugar syrup and cherry liqueur mix.
  2. Layer with chocolate cream, whipped cream, and cherries.
  3. Repeat the process and finish with whipped cream, chocolate flakes, and cherries.
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