Friday, September 9, 2011

Super Moist Polka Dot Cake with Nutella

Finally, we have completed the move. Although the decision to move was came as late as early August, yet we were able to plan things well to move within a month. Apart from the last minute anxiety - courtesy Hurricane Irene, things went pretty smooth & we landed in Cherry Hill area last day of August. And as anticipated it was now when this cycle of unpacking & resettling started. When you stay at a place for a few years you don't realize how comfortable you get with your interiors. It is only when you have to move & have to think'bout it again - you remember how difficult it was to settle down in first place. It has taken us almost a week, finally the home has taken shape & in a past few days we have been able to go around the town getting familiar with the surroundings. When we first came to Hoboken in late 2008, I never realized I would fall in love with a Town so much that it will break my heart leaving it. We have some really great memories of the place, Like - It was in Hoboken that our Son went to school for the first time, made his first school pals, I made my first friends in the US & it was our first home away from home.

OK, now I need to stop as I'm getting emotional & I've taken an instant decision that I'm gonna collate all my memories of Hoboken & make a neat little post pretty soon. So for now Adios Hoboken & Hola Cherry Hill...... here we come !!!!!


Super Moist Polka Dot Cake with Nutella

A "Super Moist Polka Dot Cake" with with Golden Interiors & Layered with Nutella, Topped with a mixed Bag of M&Ms...... (ain't it a long name for a recipe ??? , Never mind) is what I will share with you today. I made this as a part of my 24X24 party recently & always wanted to share. Recipe is loosely inspired by one my fvt simple yet elegant collection of baking recipes in a book called "Whats Cooking - Baking"


We picked up this book at a book sale & its collection has never ceased to amaze me, watch out more to come from this treasure !


So, here is the recipe full of m&m's, feel free add the flavors of your choice.....!


Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1/2 Stick butter (at room temp)
A bagful of m& m's 
2tsp unsweetened cocoa (optional)
Nutella/Chocolate hazelnut spread for topping


Method:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder. 
Add sugar and whisk to combine, Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk milk, vanilla extract, eggs and butter together.
Gently fold flour mixture into liquid mixture until combined. 
Mix a handful of m& m's into this mix.
Pour this mix into a cake pan layered with parchment paper. 
Else, oil the pan well and sprinkle some flour. 
Bake it for 30 - 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


For Topping:
Let the cake cool down and then liberally layer it  with Nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread.
The more :P the merrier.....
You can see my bottle almost emptied out here....come on Bring it on !!!!!!!

Yum, Yum... Nutella !!!!

This Quick, dirty, delicious, sinful , divine...... All Packaged in One !

Wowee, Woweee... m&m's

Arrange the mixed variety of m&m's to make a beautiful Rainbow Cake... ! 
This cake can gel in any party theme and will be surely a show stopper amongst the little tots.........!!!!!

Hope you will give it a shot & share with me how you did.

Take Care & Love

Sonia









16 comments:

notyet100 said...

Cake looks so good :) I can understand how u must be feeling 'will be waiting for ur next post

pushpa said...

The lovely cake really looks sinfully delicious n should be tasty.We are happy that u have finally been able to settle at a new place.You r very much right that how difficult it is to settle at new place for the comforts of old place cannot be easily overlooked and whenever some special memories are linked to it.
god bless u n wish u find the new place equally charming and beautiful.
waiting anxiously for your new post.

Michelle said...

This is so cute!!!

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

Cute and yummy - just how a cake should be! Beautiful photography with the M&Ms!

Rinku Naveen said...

Lovely! Bookmarked. :) My kids will just love it.

Priya said...

Cake looks absolutely decadent and sinful..

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Nice, easy idea that looks so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Kalyani's Platter said...

cake looks so wonderful and delicious ..... wonderful clicks .....

Val said...

Gorgeous photos. This is such a fun cake to make. It's amazing how a handful of colourful little sugar-coated chocolates change the character of a rather standard cake. I love the photos of the M&Ms on the magazine!

Prathima Rao said...

Gorgeous & super delicious cake!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hind said...

It seems TOO DELICIOUS!!!Want to grab it to last piece...... Photography Ideas..Amazing!!!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

You have no idea how happy I am to see this post, one because the cake looks so darn good but because I swear with your leaving post that I thought you were leaving the blog world. I must have missed elsewhere when you said leaving for a new home. I have been so sad until today! yeah! Your back and this cake is fabulous!

MadAboutMacarons said...

Congratulations on the move - what a wonderful name. Imagine living in a place called Cherry Hill. Adore these colourful photos of that well-deserved cake. So much fun!

Sonia said...

Thank you to all my dear blogger friends.... !!!

tartedujour said...

This looks like a kids fantasy cake... everything they would love all in one! Delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks cute and so delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

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