Lockdown didn't come at a good time now, did it? If it's your birthday, you know what it's a lockdown birthday, this year. All the bakeries are shut! You can't meet your friends but thanks for technology, we now can see them virtually. But a virtual cake won't do justice now, would it? How about adding one more skill feather to your hat by BAKING your own birthday cake? If you are celebrating yours or your loved one's birthday during this lockdown, bake a cake to make them feel special. Not complicated & with basic ingredients at home, Now you can bake wonders! Here are 6 recipes that can be easily made at home with everything available at your nearest grocery store.
1. Eggless Chocolate Cake
No oven? No problem, bake this cake in a pressure cooker with basic ingredients already in your kitchen. This cake is eggless yet not only it is so spongy & moist but it also tastes delicious and looks amazing.
Pro Tip: Dust a little bit of icing sugar or sprinkle chocolate shaving for that wow factor.
2. Tutti Fruity Cake
If you're not a chocolate fan, this fruity cake is something you should try for your birthday! And, you can make it easily at home. As sweet as the name, this cake is an absolute family favourite.
Pro Tip: If you don't have tutti-fruity at home, you can use canned fruits pieces too!
An unusual twist on birthday cakes, making a stack of pancakes is actually the easiest way you can make a cake. Just stack each pancake on top of each other and you can cut it easily. If you know someone who is a pancake fan, this will make their day.
All you need is 90 mins to make this and it's the most beautiful thing that you will make in your kitchen. It's also called upside-down pineapple cake and you can see the pineapple pieces through it. A work of art, really.
Pro Tip: This can also be made in an eggless with this recipe that we've tried from Pooja Dhingra's book.
5. Mug Cake
For everyone who doesn't want to put in a lot of effort but still wants to enjoy something sweet for their birthday. This cute little cake can be prepared in a cup. It's so easy to make that you'd want to indulge in it, not just on special occasions, but almost every other day!
Pro Tip: If you've stocked up on Nutella, it would be a great addition to this beautiful birthday mug cake!
Don't let the lockdown deter your birthday spirit & celebrations. While being at home with loved ones can be the best thing, but next best is always to eat some cake! It would indeed be the best thing to gift yourself or your loved one during this lockdown for 2 reasons- a) it shows that you've taken effort to make it a special day b) everyone loves cake.
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