Monday, November 1, 2010

Mini Bournvita Bundt Cake

There is festivity in the air...with Diwali - the Indian festival of lights just around the corner. And with this festival are associated loads of sweets. And as you already know, both my hubby and I just need an excuse to indulge...well err... sometimes we indulge even without an excuse...but lets not get into that. 


Festivals mean joy and happiness and gifts :-) and of course loads of goodies... I thought I should start this month and welcome Diwali with these mini bournvita cakes.



They are simple to make and the main ingredient of these cakes is Bournvita, of which I am an addict. Of course, if you do not have Bournvita, you can use your own favourite brand of malt-chocolate drink. I have been drinking this good old powder mixed with my milk since childhood and its now a habit for life. I make sure that I stock up on Bournvita every time I visit India, enough to last me the whole year. 


These mini bundt cakes looked insanely cute and together with the bournvita cream icing they tasted just heavenly. If you love bournvita like me, then, I am sure you would love these cuties too :-)


Ingredients

2 tbsp heaped - whole wheat flour
2 tbsp - muscovado sugar (more or less)
1 1/2 tbsp - bournvita powder
1/2 tsp - cocoa powder
1/8 tsp - baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp - sunflower oil
4 tbsp - low fat milk

Bournvita cream

3 tbsp - cream
1/2 tsp - bournvita
1/4 tsp - castor sugar 
mix everything together and beat until thick

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C and grease 7 mini bundt cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, sugar, bournvita powder, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, mix well the oil and milk.
  4. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly.
  5. Spoon the batter in to the greased bundt cake pans and place them in the center of the preheated oven and bake for approx 7-8 minutes.
  6. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack completely before decorating them with the bournvita cream. 

Enjoy!

49 comments:

  1. My, they look too cute to eat! I would totally devour it if it was put in front of me. Yum!

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  2. Wwow, cute looking bundt cake, wish i could grab rite now..

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  3. What a great idea to use bournvita, and these mini cakes are just delightful!! Brava!

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  4. Anothr of ur innovative recipes..feeling like grabbing the whole of it from the screen!

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  5. They look cute, thats for sure...
    Very tasty too and great presentation Rachana... I too love bournvita, and these look delicious:)

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  6. Cute and healthy mini cake, love your last click, so tempting...

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  7. How adorable. I love mini versions of things, these are no exception..!

    US Masala

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  8. Awesome...with wheat flour all the more healthy too...Looks very cute too

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  9. Cute cake Rachana. Mini version sounds delicious.

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  10. this look so cute and I bet it taste really delicious.

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  11. Oh!!! lovely idea, like those cute molds. I like that these are baked with wholewheat flour. This is really fun and creative recipe for my kids. Thanks for sharing it, Rachna.

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  12. hah, a bournvita lover arent u?
    Evn the name is so cute!!
    ur cakkeys are so cute and super!!
    The other delish recipe on the page is gorgeous too!

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  13. Yum, these little ones look so moist and chocolatey... and if bournvita is a malted thing, it is very similar to our ovomaltine, so it must be absolutely delicious!!

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  14. Yummy n simple. perfect for d festive time!!!

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  15. Love ur photography! Also like thw way Bournvita is being used. Amazing!

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  16. Loved your cute Bourvita creations...I actually want to grab a few from your last pic :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. lovely bundt cake..on my last visit to a shop, I saw these bundt cake tins but I felt they were too small...but looking at your cakes, I think, I am gonna go get them.

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  18. what a sweet cute way to celebrate diwali..:)..bournvita cakes are new to me..nice that they do not contain eggs too...the small bundt cakes look absolutely cute!..lovely idea! :)

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  19. The mini bundts looks so so so pretty.. that too with bournvita.. awww I am in love with it now :) got to try it out soon.. :)

    Can we use normal white sugar instead of muscovado sugar!???? will it make a big difference?

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  20. Wow mini bundt cakes looks so yummy and cute...
    I can smell the nice aroma of bournvita too..

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  21. when i was a kid my mum used to make bourvita coconut rolls this is awesome and those cokes looks super cute :) Happy diwali!

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  22. Ces petits gâteaux sont magnifiques.
    Ils doivent être en plus délicieux.
    A tester rapidement.
    See soon.

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  23. Ciao Rachana,

    Thank you for your comment on my post, I did answer there, but I just wanted to let you know that pasta with chickpeas is quite common in Italy, and a complete meal too!!! :-) Of course there are many variations, but in general the combination pasta/barley/rice etc. with any kind of bean/lentil/chickpeas etc. is the base of Italian Vegetarian cooking.

    A bit like Indian cooking maybe? You tell me!

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  24. So Cute...so what are you doing for diwali?

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  25. You amaze me. How do you come up with these recipes?!

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  26. Looks absolutely delicious and yummy!

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  27. Omg that looks toooooooooooooooo cute and cute little icing, Oh my I am really tempted dear.. Ur pictures are fabulous too ...

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  28. Those look very cute and yummy...:)!

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  29. These are so cute! There's always an excuse to enjoy sweets =)

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  30. ces petits gâteaux individuels sont gourmands et bien tentants,un vrai régal
    bonne soirée

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  31. Very innovative idea! They look really amazing.

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  32. Great idea....Thanks for sharing

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  33. looks yummy n loved ur presentation

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  34. wot a novel idea of using bournvita into ur bundt cake..
    Wish I cud nab those bunt tins away .. lol

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  35. I've never heard of Bournvita - where in U.S. can I get it? I so love blogging b/c there are so many wondrous discoveries in others' kitchens. So very lovey, Rachana. They look spiced - even if not, most easy to drop into the mouth. : }

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  36. I love the idea of using malt chocolate mix in the batter! It must add such a nice flavor. what a great Diwali treat!

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  37. I have never had bournvita, even though Cadbury ingredients are widely distributed in Lebanon; maybe I was just not paying attention? In any case, these little cakes look dainty and delightful!

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  38. I love love Bournvita - esp the Elaichi flavor! Those cakes are so cute!

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  39. I am lucky that i visited your blog today, havn't had a bonvita cake in ages,one of my cousins used to make a bonvita flavored cake when i was very young. A must try,thank you for the recipe, it sure brings back memories. Happy Diwali to you !
    Archana ( from the blog Spicyana)

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  40. excellent recipe..beautiful clicks..
    Happy Diwali!!

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  41. Awesome mini cakes..wish to taste some..

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  42. I'm totally a Milo / Hot Chocolate / Ovaltine / Bournvita girl too!
    On my way to the kitchen to try this one out with Ovaltine now. Dang I don't have those cute little bundt pans!!!!!

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  43. Ok, Rachna, so I tried this one!
    But instead of separating into small portions, I baked all of it together in a small pan.
    Instead of 8 mins on 300F (150C), it took me 15 mins on 300F(150C) + tried 10 mins on 350F(180C) until fork came out clear, but after cutting I see it isn't baked well from the inside & tastes different (not sure if it's coz of the gehun ka aata instead of the my usual habit of maida in cake!)...
    Do you think the divided portions vs one single portion of batter make a difference in the baking time & it's result or did I mess up somewhere?
    Thanks!

    Spusht.blogspot.com

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  44. Dear Nisha,

    the baking time and temperature needed can certainly change when we change the baking pan size. If I'd made the cake in one small pan, then I would increase the temp to 180 degrees C and bake until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake, comes out clean.

    I generally bake with whole wheat flour and like the taste of it. Of course, it tastes different from maida, but once you get used to it-also yummy!

    Hope this helps :-)

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  45. Heyyy Rachna thanksss for the clarification!!!! I'm not very experienced in baking, didn't know about this, so yes it sure helped! :) :)
    Thanks!
    Nisha

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