Saturday, 1 January 2011

Ringing in 2011 with Eggless Coffee Choco Nuts Cake

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2011 !!

A full year gone. How ... I won't get into that.
I had committed I'll come back ... so am here.

And a post on the first day of the year seems so ... well ... appropriate.

But had no idea what to cook to make the first post of the new year seem special ...
... if not to anybody, at least to me.
Couldn't think of anything that can be done on the fly.
So did what I do best ... cook on a whim.

Grab hold of whatever I have ... mix them all together and bake.
The difficult part is when it comes to naming my experiments. :-)

Anyway ... am still not very much in my element.
My arranging skills have become rusty.
Need to relearn to hold the camera properly.

But I still love to bake.

And so do not wait to see if I have eggs in the fridge or do not.
This cake was made with whatever I had at hand.

Need :

1 cup maida/APF
(a little more than) 1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup milk
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 piece of clove
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of baking soda
coffee powder ( to taste )
choco chips
chopped almonds and raisins
( this was all I had ... you can add others )
5-6 drops of vanilla essence

How to :

Pre heat oven at 110 degrees C.

Run the sugar in a mixer with the cinnamon and clove.

Mix the maida + oil + sugar + baking powder + baking soda well.

Mix in the milk and stir well till there are no lumps.

Add the chopped dry fruits.

Add the coffee and give a stir.

Sprinkle the choco chips on the surface.

Oil a baking bowl and pour in the batter.

Bake at 110 degrees C till an inserted toothpick or knife or skewer comes out clean.

Cool and serve.

The choco chips melt to give a chocolatey taste to the strong coffee flavour.
Turned out super moist and gooey.

I had made some Orange syrup with fresh orange juice and zest a few days ago.
Poured a little on a piece.

Tasted wonderful.

The tartness and zing of the orange syrup combined with the coffee and chocolate gave the cake a mixed flavour of ... well ... maybe of the gone year ... 2010. :-)

May the New Year bring happiness and health to you !!


Other Cakes on Kichu Khon :


  1. Welcome back with this superb recipe. am drooling at that picture with bright orange syrup with melted chocolate and crumbly cake...all mixed with the bright sunlight....aweosme. what a comeback Sharmila.
    Daanter byatha ato sahoje jabe na, root canal karate habe...tabe aj korbo na, bolo bachorer shurute korle jodi sarabachor daant byathay bhugi tabe? kal jabo.

  2. This is the first Blog I am reading in 2011 and I so want to wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best to everything you do. I am so happy that you have Blogged again. Something was amiss the Bong Blogosphere. So honey, let it rock now! Ek piece cake debe? New Year e ektao cake khelaam na.

  3. Sharmila, I'm so so happy to see u blog again, can't tell you.Hope everything is going good in your part..ebar aar kono excuse noi, blog more often, pree is right, in your absence, Something was amiss in the Bong Blogosphere. Wish you a very very happy new year to u and ur family

  4. Am so glad you are back Sharmila! It is good also to see that the first post this year starts with a sweet one:). The fruit cake looks lovely! Wish you a very happy, safe and happening New Year!

  5. Superb welcome to the New Year. Dont have the patience right now to try this out but will soon.
    I am just loving the fact that you are back.

  6. Me too! Love that you are back...
    love the write up!
    A very happy new year to you too!

  7. cake looks perfect to start the year,...;-)

  8. Sharmila,
    Eggless coffee cake besh dekhte bhalo's a great start for a delicious year 2011 ahead..looking forward to these delicious post..well you have been missed a lot here..hugs and smiles

  9. I am so glad to see you make a come back Sharmila.. Hugs Hugs Hugs.

    Happy New Year to you!!

  10. Thanks everybody for the warm "Welcome back" & New year wishes. :-)

    Sayantani ... root canal toh khub painful! Parbe? Good luck.

    Pree ... ek piece keno ... shobtai tomar.

    Indrani ... I'll try my best.

    Harini ... this was the quickest cake I've ever baked.

    J ... no need ... just chole esho.

    Somoo ... will try to write more.

    Priyanka ... thanks.

    Jaya ... will try to stay around.

    Soma ... hugs to you too.

  11. Hi Sharmila

    When you had left the blog last year , I could not even contact you taar jonno dukkhito. However as a New Year Gift tumi phire esecho aar je cake ta darun baniyecho , ota dekhe aamar khub anondo hocche. 2011 tomar khub bhalo katuk etai amar bhogobaner kache prarthona.
    Bhalo Theko


    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Hey Sharmila,
    Nice to see that you are back!:)Welcome back and wish you a lovely New Year 2011!Cake'ta darun hoechhe dekhei bojha jachhe...wish I could grab a quick bite!;)


  13. Such a delicious start to the new year, Sharmila! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful, delicious 2011. Hope you're feeling better now-- it's good to have you back :)

  14. Thanks Vaishali! Wish you a wonderful new year too. :-)


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