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.....!


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


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


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