Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mini Vanilla Cakes with Chocolate-Mascarpone Cheese

This week was really busy, and on top of that, I hurt my hand and found it a bit difficult to type. My hand is still hurting but I was feeling a little guilty about not posting a recipe for so long.

I made this cake last week and, as usual, we finished it off in no time. They looked cute and the flavours of vanilla and chocolate together were just great. 




Ingredients


3/4 cup - whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tbsp - sunflower oil
1/3 cup - dark muscovado sugar (or any other sugar)
1/4 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp - baking powder
3 tbsp - low fat yogurt
1/3 cup - water at room temperature
a pinch of salt
1/2 - vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped 

Icing

dark chocolate (melted and cooled) and mascarpone cheese, mixed vigourously, until smooth and glossy.

Sorry for not providing the exact measurements for the icing. I was so preoccupied that I forgot the amount of chocolate and mascarpone I used in the icing.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and grease 3 ramekins.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the sunflower oil, sugar, yogurt,vanilla seeds and water.
  3. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt in an another bowl.
  4. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly with a spatula. Do not overmix.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the greased ramekins, filling three quarters.
  6. Place the ramekins in the center of the preheated oven and bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  7. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Carefully cut the cakes horizontally through the middle and roughly spread the chocolate-mascarpone icing in between and on the top. 
  9. Serve immediately. 



Sending this to EFM Cakes and Bake Series of Srishkitchen. 



Enjoy!

71 comments:

  1. Wowwww gorgeous and fabulous looking cake...am drooling here..

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  2. looks so rich, moist and yummy!!

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  3. Rachana tempting cake. So rich and moist. Nice one.

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  4. Wow, love the icing on the cake...very very chocolatee

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  5. love the texture Rachana. so very crumbly. very healthy option too.

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  6. Aw so tempting they look....rich and yummy cakes

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  7. Looks soo tempting and beautiful.. thanks for sharing dear !!

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  8. Oh... Hope the pain in your hand vanishes soon!
    And what can I say about these cakes... Can Rachana ever go wrong with chocolates?
    Take care dear:)

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  9. OMG this cake looks so moist n tempting ...wonderful cake ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. Mini Vanilla Cake looks simply awesome and heavenly.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. Very tempting cupcakes,...beautiful

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  12. Would love to have this delicious cake with a glass of cold milk.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  13. Moist and delicious cake..tempting cake

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  14. Looks healthy and delicious, love the topping...

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  15. OMG, these look so good...have to try it too!!

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  16. That looks so delicious. Great idea, using whole wheat flour rather than the regular all-purpose.

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  17. Oh my, this looks spectacular! Great pictures and a must try recipe. Yum!

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  18. OMG! Just feel like grabbing some cake.

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  19. These look very yummy...I love the chocolatey topping

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  20. Looks moist and delish!!Take care:)

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  21. Yummy...............tempting...........delicious...........I want that.............:)

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  22. Wow,looks sinfully delicious,tempting clicks!

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  23. Oh! What a goodie! How chocolate-y this is! Yummy!

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  24. Oh! a real treat! I can see that you like your sweet things!

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  25. Hope u r feeling better dear. The cakes look so adorable.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  26. Cake looks so yummy and get well soooooon...

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  27. Very tempting rachana..Lovely presentation with yummy picture

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  28. awwwww...yummmmm!!!!nothing more to say:-)

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  29. Cake looks gorgeous, fabulous, yummy and mouth watering. Lovely presentation.

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  30. OMG! These pictures are so tempting! Makes me have a terrible craving for a slice of chocolate cake!!

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  31. yummy.simple n tempting.

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  32. wow yuumy and mouth watering loving it! First time here ....loving it!

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  33. trop gourmand ces mini cakes bien chocolatés
    j'en raffole
    bonne soirée

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  34. Oh my oh my.. i cannot get past the 'chocolate & mascarpone'... ultimate combination for sure and looks so luscious.

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  35. This is a wonderful cake for so little effort and the ingredients are so easy to come by! I have to try mixing mascarpone and chocolate. sounds luscious!

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  36. yummy gooey cake... love it!
    Feel better soon!

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  37. ooh looks delicious and healthy too. loved the pics.

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  38. Rachana, desculpe a demora em passar por aqui, mas fiquei sem net!
    Esse bolo é perfeito para a minha dieta contra a hipoglicemia!!!
    Adorei e vou fazê-lo na primeira oportunidade!
    Obrigada pela partilha!!!
    Um beijo!
    :o)

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  39. Rachna, tempting me big time :D so delicious.....loved ur beet tikka too...have book marked it :)

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  40. Wow!! wow!! drool..drool!!!
    great clicks too..yummyyyyy

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  41. This looks super rich and chocolatey!

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  42. Délicieux.
    Je note la recette.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

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  43. Superb ! Feel like grabbing some..you take care

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  44. Superb presentation! very very tempting

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  45. Fabulous and srumptuous cake.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  46. OMG ! this is sooo tempting! looks soooo yumi !

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  47. OMG, Rachana, this looks sinfully good! So sorry to hear that you hurt your hand. Hope it's better now. xo

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  48. Wow Rachana! Its looks yummmm

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  49. awesum blog....
    loved it..!!
    followin u..:)

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  50. lovey recipe and great photos ..congratulations.......

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  51. Healthy version!!Love it..Can indulge without guilt

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  52. Now this is real temptation! Yet to get to making mascarpone..lovely pics!

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  53. yummy!! mouth watering!!will try it out on wk end

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  54. hey,i visited foodista's website. amazing pic. Congrats once again 4 d selection!!!

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  55. This looks gorgeous and decadent!! I love the use of whole wheat flour!

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  56. Love this , so delicous, all ur goodies are fantastic!!!

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  57. fabulous pictures and awesome cake!

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  58. Absolutely stunning....

    Lavanya


    www.lavsblog.com

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  59. My gosh...this looks sinful....just mouth-watering! Beautiful picture.

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  60. bonjour
    j'ai des prix pour toi sur mon blog, viens les chercher
    bonne journée

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  61. Hi Rachana,

    Looks heavenly dear...Love it...You have a surprise in my blog dear...

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  62. Looks awesome..icing looks super glossy.. wondeful snap.. :)

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  63. oh la la j'adore ces petits gateau plein de chocolat, le fourrage chocolat mascarpone, mmm parfait

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