Monday, May 18, 2020

Yellow Velvet Cake - Orange & Custard Bundt for Bon Anniversaire!

Umpteen best wishes & blessings to my bud, on this special day!

This is the time of the year when I wish to pause and freeze time and want him to be my Lil' boy for yet another couple of years,

so I could hum him rhymes and tell him fables every night, 

go for evening strolls and wonder at the twinkling stars at night, 

get amazed at flipping the pop up books of superheroes, 

take out parades of Sesame Street's Elmo n Cookie Monster at noon, 

wait with curious eyes for Elves and Santa, 

blow bubbles in the park,

make sandcastles by the shore of the beach...! 

The memories seem to be endless...

These were holy days for sure but I do wish to see him playing with Lego's and Rubik's now. 

Simply love his handmade 'Love you and Get well soon' cards with a 'Scrabble signature'... 

And of course, I do feel proud on watching him surfing and skating and amazed at how this curious mind doodles its own way... !!!! 

The reminisces of the past make me realize that the good old days are rolling up fast. I need to make the best of the present time. 

It gives me immense pride to see him grow up as a smart and sweet young boy with a million-dollar smile and a heart of Gold. A very Happy Birthday to my little Prince as you happily march from the age of fairytales to the age of making Seabots!

While wondering how time flew and pondering on what future will bring for us, we decided to bake the classic family recipe of Orange & Custard Cake!

Time to Celebrate & Bake..!

Yellow Velvet Cake- Orange & Custard Bundt for Bon Anniversaire! 

 Simple & Elegant Orange & Custard Bundt Cake!
Sometimes, simple is the best..! 

Last year he had a birthday blast at the Escape Room with his friends. While this year was altogether different due to lockdown, planned a simple treasure hunt at home and greetings from family and friends on Zoom!

The cake came out pretty neat. I did a simple decoration by dusting icing sugar and embedding white pearls. 

Feel free to add a drizzle of Orange Glaze or Honey or Whipped cream or Chocolate ganache and lots of rainbow sprinkles and chocolate curls.

The vanilla custard gave it a beautiful pale yellow color, the crumb was melt in the mouth, the orange zest and fresh orange juice added a lot of flavor to the classic cake. 

This Birthday cake is as sweet as you, my Sunshine!

And my son said Mom,  the cake is super Soft and Moist!!!!! 

Indeed, the cake had an incredible velvety crumb and hence named it -
Yellow Velvet cake!

Blooms in the Yard! 
It was a perfect day with yard blooming with soft pink Roses, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and Petunias, a virtual treat to see the labor of love in full bloom! 

The cake complimented so well with the ambiance. Didn't planned it though.

Happy Birthday, Bud!

Recipe for Yellow Velvet Cake- Orange & Custard Bundt

APF/Cake Flour- 11/2 cups

Vanilla Custard Powder - 1/3 cup

Baking Powder - 11/2 tsp

Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp

Salt- 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 cup

Butter- 1/2 cup 

Greek Yogurt - 1/2 cup

Milk- 1/2 cup

Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp

Fresh Orange Juice - 1/2 cup

Orange Zest - 2 tsp

Walnuts, choco chips, pumpkin seeds for sprinkling on top

Bake at 180 Celsius for 45-50 minutes in the bundt pan.

Procedure - 

Mix dry ingredients - APF, custard powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
Mix butter and sugar and add yogurt, milk, lemon juice, orange juice.

Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Add orange zest and nuts/choco chips etc.
Prepare the bundt pan by smearing butter and dusting flour.

Bake at 180 celsius for 45 to 50 minutes. 

Check with a fork. Let it cool down completely and Enjoy!

It is recommended to store the cake in an airtight container though mine vanished like magic. 😊

*Replace milk, yogurt, lemon juice with 4 eggs if making without eggless.

*Cake Flour recipe- 1 cup APF- 2tsp. Now add 2 tsp corn starch.

Dream big and May all your wishes come true! 

Wishing you lots & lots of love, happiness, and blessings!

Picture Credits- Ashish Gupta

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