Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Orange Cardamom Mini Bundt Cake ( Eggless)

"52 Muffins" As I walked down the isle at the store shopping for some props , crockery & cutlery for my pictures I saw this recipe book lying there with a very interesting title, intrigued as to what it had to offer since the title seemed very odd ( although it was an even number)  I picked it up with the intention of browsing through it & probably buying it as it was marked only $ 5. Flipping through the pages & the pictures & recipes I was pretty disappointed as the book had just some very basic muffin recipes , but  then there was this  one recipe  that seemed interesting : an orange cardamom muffin. I just took a quick glance at the recipe & keeping the book back walked hurriedly towards Hubby dear ( who was way ahead of me) before we loose track of each other in the store & then end up spending most of our time looking for each other as I often forget to carry my cell phone   & as you all know , the rest is History: lol

 It's already been a couple of months now & I had barely looked at the recipe  so I don't even remember the ingredients  but the "orange cardamom , orange cardamom" kept on rhyming  in my mind & I think I'm really at peace now after having tried my own version of an orange cardamom cake . So here goes  my recipe for all my wonderful friends & the cake tastes awesome as well.

Ingredients: ( will make 6 mini bundt cakes)

2 cups all purpose flour( Maida)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 stick of unsalted butter ( 112 grams)
3/4 cup powdered  brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk ( I made my own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 3/4th cup of milk / let it sit for 5 minutes & the milk will curdle)
3/4 cup fresh  orange juice
1  tablespoon orange zest
1/4 tsp pure  orange extract

Preparation :

Start by sifting together all the dry ingredients , all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, soda &cardamom powder. Keep aside
Whisk the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy , start adding the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk & orange juice till all the dry & wet ingredients are incorporated. Add the orange zest & orange extract & mix well. Transfer the dough to a well greased mini  bundt pan & bake at 325 degree  F  preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a stick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes . Take them out & let cool completely. Decorate with a topping of your choice.

I topped them with some chocolate ganache & crushed butterfinger .


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      1. What an awesome looking muffins.!! I loved the idea of mini-bundt's.. Nice clicks.

      2. Cake looks so cute and spongy.Please stop by at my space and receive the award.

      3. Beautiful cake nd clicks...Perfect.

      4. These are so cute! I love the design on them!

      5. wow...wonderful and perfect bunt cakes...beautiful presentation and as usual awesome clicks!!
        Thanks a ton dear for sharing this award with me , it means a lot to me and wish u many more milestones :) will add your name in the post now :)

      6. Very Autumn colors. So wonderful. Bunt cakes so perfect!

      7. Seriously those bundt cake looks cute and damn pretty..

      8. Oh those little devils.. feel like snatching them off of my screen!

        Love your space! Glad to follow you as well!

      9. Breathtaking pics ! cake looks yummy.. luv ur presentation..

      10. Alpana I am speechless seeing your click. They look so lovely and I am sure would have tasted divine. Congrats on your award girl and thanks for thinking about me to share it.

      11. Super looking cakes,quite addictive and tempting.....fabulous clicks...

      12. wow, those bundt cakes looks awesome and what a great presentation. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely award with me. I really appreciate it :)

      13. congratulations on the award..
        how cute are those bundts and those orange slices.. absolutely pretty clicks! i love the orange and cardamom combination. n

        Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

      14. Lovely looking cakes.....and the clicks are awesome...

      15. Fabulously delightful! What a wondrous treat! Superb presentation, loved it :)

      16. How can u do this....... its really a great feast for our eyes...never imagine such a cake on my own.....

      17. Very tempting clicks! Nice combination, love these flavors. I really want to give this a try, soon :)

      18. Thank you so much for your award dear.

      19. Lovely clicks..looks so fab and beautifully baked cake!

      20. looks fabulous Alpana, the cakes are so beautiful, u have got great talent dear..:)

      21. First time in your blog, wow, and what do i see, A lovely sight of orange Bundt cakes and eggless too.., I love eggless bakes your Bundt cake tins, they are gorgeous.., beautiful photography too..., I use oranges in every way possible, do visit me when you have time...

      22. Love the bundt cake. Very cute and I am sure it would have tasted amazing.

      23. So gorgeous!!! Love the citrusy prange flavor in a cke..This is the kind of recipe I enjoy making & we all love eating :)
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

      24. Now those are adorable and so delicious looking!!

      25. cakes look so tasty & beautiful....& I love those pictures.really beautiful....
        Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

      26. Presentation is too good,..cake must have been yum,

      27. looks yum and cute!! very beautiful presentation!

      28. lovely it looks and such delicious blend of flavours !

      29. These look fabulous! Thanks for letting me know that you had posted them!

      30. Very nice, it makes me drool :)

      31. Cake looks soft, spongy, yummy and very beautifully decorated.

      32. this looks so tempting ..I'd love to giv it a go..
        congrats on your well deserved award..;)
        Tasty Appetite

      33. Thankyou all for visiting my space & leaving all your beautiful words of appreciation. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of Blogosphere & all the wonderful friends that I have.

      34. Wow, beautiful work, awesome clicks...superb presentation...lovely recipe, thanks for sharing it with us:)