Sunday, 13 November 2022

Quick and easy cupcakes

This cake recipe is very easy and foolproof for beginners. It tastes amazing and takes less than 30 mins to prepare. It is also a one bowl recipe which requires less washing up. 

Approx 30 cupcakes (mini ones)


3 eggs 
1 can condensed milk
2tbsp vanilla essence
250g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp yoghurt 
100g softened butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips


1. Sift flour, baking and salt. 
2. Beat together condensed milk, eggs and vanilla essence. 
3. Stir in sifted flour. 
4. Beat in yoghurt and butter.  Mix in choc chips.
5. Scoop in cupcake casings or pour in greased and lined tin. 
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C
7. Enjoy with tea.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Maspin Barfi

This cake has recently gained popularity in Mauritius. If I am not mistaken it has been first introduced by patisserie Moolkeea.  It's super yummy with a cup of tea. Any maspin recipe or vanilla cake you like will do, it's just that I have been baking low fat and low sugar recently that I am using this recipe proportion. 

Ingredients for cake

  • 225g margarine or butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pot yoghurt (125g)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence 
  • Salt if butter is unsalted

Method for cake

  1. Preheat oven. Grease and line baking tin
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (8-10mins).
  3. Stir in eggs one by one until fully incorporated. 
  4. mix in flour alternating with yoghurt plus vanilla.
  5. Pour in greased and lined tin. Bake at 190°C for 25 -35 min
  6. Unmould and allow to cool.

Ingredients for barfi

  • 2 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream + 6 tbsps whipping cream
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder 
  • Colouring of your choice

Method for barfi

  1. In a non-stick pan, add cream, sugar, butter, elaiti and colouring. When the mixture starts to boil, add the milk powder. Cook for 3-4mins.
  2. Turn off heat and add the whipping, spoon by spoon.
  3. Spread over the vanilla cake.
please note that I have sliced the cake then spread a layer of barfi in the middle and a layer on top. If you will just apply a layer of barfi on top, then I suggest that you divide the recipe for barfi into two.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013


I came across two more or less similar chocolate cake recipe online and it's a must try recipe since they got very positive result. 

Sally is the magician who developed the formula of this recipe and I will thus paste the link here so that you visit her page and get the detailed recipe from there itself. It's a Triple Chocolate Layer Cake by Sally from Sally's Baking Addiction. Click below to view Sallys' original recipe.
 Sallys' Original Recipe
I also found a similar recipe from The Joys of Life. Click here for her recipe version. 

The cake is amazing. I strongly recommend it for those who love extremely moist fudgey velvety chocolate cakes. I was too lazy to prepare the icing and so spread nutella on top. 


Dry ingredients
220 grams all-purpose flour
350 grams granulated sugar
95 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch processed)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
(Sift the flour, cocoa and raising agents together and then dump all the dry ingredients in a bowl)

Liquid ingredients
240 ml buttermilk (I have used 240 ml unsweetened yoghurt)
120 ml vegetable oil
2 large eggs, at room temperature*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
240 ml freshly brewed strong hot coffee (I have used 2 tbsps arabica coffee made up to 240 ml with hot water)

The batter will be thin as described by Sally. 

Do not forget to test with a skewer. Do not over bake. 
 The cake tasted much better the next day.