Sunday, December 30, 2012

Eggless Cauldron Cakes

If you are an ardent fan of Harry potter books,you would have surely heard lot about this word cauldron. But i have never seen cauldron as cakes until Gayathri send us this recipe suggested by Archana for this month's Baking Eggless Challenge.Seriously when i saw this cake, i really want to make some soon as possible just to see how my kids will react to this beautiful very attractive cake. Finally i tried them this week, unfortunately i had hard time with the chocolate handles as they were seriously very fragile and i couldnt able to get them prefectly.Else everything came out extremely prefect and i filled my cauldron cake with mascarpone chesse filling.

My kids just enjoyed having this beautiful cakes even i served them with broken chocolate handles,i'll be making again soon for my son's birthday. Yep this cake is pretty easy to make apart from the chocolate handles. May be with more concentration and patience,i think i'll be able to get those chocolate handles prefectly next time,fingers crossed.Do check ChampaSrivalliSumana Deepak,Veena,Jayasri and Preeti Deo wat they baked for the last day of bake-a-thon.


2cups All purpose flour
1/4cup Unsweetened Dutch process cocao powder
1cup Sugar
1cup Yogurt
1tsp Baking powder
1/4tsp Baking soda
1/2cup Butter (room temperature)
1tbsp Cornstarch
1tsp Vanilla essence
1/4tsp Salt

Line the muffin mouls with paper liners.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Sift the flour,cocao powder,corn starch,salt,baking soda and baking powder together.

In an another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until they turn smooth, add the yogurt,vanill essence and beat for few minutes.

Fold in the flour mixture and mix gently with a spatula.

Pour enough batter to the lined baking mould and bale for 15-20minutes and let them cool completely.

Mascarpone Cheese Filling:

1/2cup Mascarpone cheese
1/4cup Heavy cream
1/2cup Confectioners sugar

Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

In an another bowl,beat the mascarpone cheese and confectioners sugar until everything get well mixed.

Gently fold the cream to the cheese mixture and mix well. Keep in fridge for atleast an hour before starting the filling.

Chocolate handles:
1/2cup Chocolate chips

Melt together the chocolate chips with few drops of water in microwave oven for a minute, whisk well and transfer it to a pastry bag.

Pipe it over a baking sheet as handles and keep aside until its hardens.

Chocolate Glaze:
1/2cup Chocolate chips
2tbsp Butter

Melt the chocolate with butter in microwave oven for a minutes, whisk well and keep aside for 5minutes,transfer it to a piping bag.

Assembling the cake:
With a cupcake corer or a sharp knife, cut out a cavity in the bottom of the cupcake,fill it with the already prepared mascarpone cheese filling.

Original recipe went for dipping the top of the cupcake into the chocolate glaze,i just skipped that part.

Now pipe the chocolate glaze around the edge of the cupcakes, place the already cooled chocolate handles on the top of the cupcakes.

Enjoy.

55 comments:

  1. Lovely cakes, dutch processed cocoa powder is my fav ,but bit costly than the regular cocoa..New year wishes to you n family

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  2. this is completely new to me :) looks yummy

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  3. Perfect for my breakfast now dear!!! So cute looking cakes :)

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  4. Une très jolie forme pour ce chaudron gourmand.Je mangerai un chaudron pour la 1ere fois de ma vie.
    Tres bonne année mon amie et a bientôt.

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  5. Wow they look so cute dear...wish i cud have one. yummilicious.

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  6. Suppppper! So tempting.... will try soon
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  7. How quaint. Cauldron cakes ! Looks yummy.

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  8. Beautiful eggless chocolate cake Priya.

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  9. This cake is new to me. Looks so delicious and very interesting.. Am sure Thaara will love it.

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  10. Thanks Priyakka, wishing you and your teddies a very Happy new year filled with good health

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  11. Wow Priya, what a nice cake and I love that name very much. Perfectly done.

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  12. Yumm-o-Yumm.. would love to pick some..

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  13. looks very nice and beautiful cake..really a very different version..bookmarked!

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  14. these are super cute and I bet the handle was hard to make, happy new year

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  15. TEMPTING PIC N PERFECTLY DONE MUFFINS.
    Maha

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  16. These looks so cute n adorable, wish I could eat one :)

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  17. Delicious eggless cakes Priya!

    And I also would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  18. Super inviting cake, very well done sis!!!
    Wish you Happy NEW YEAR 2013!!!
    New Year's Special - Eggless Pomegranate CupCakes

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  19. Delicious and yummy looking cupcakes. Looks delicious.
    Deepa

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  20. wow really superb and loved it.. wonderful cupcake..
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  21. Cute pic...lovely luking cakes..
    Happy New Year 2013...!!
    http://www.sajustastes.com/2012/12/coconut-cake-with-easy-chocolate-icing.html

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  22. Excellent preparation dear...looking awesome....

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  23. Hey how much sugar did u add? You have not mentioned sugar in the ingredients list!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

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  24. Looks excellent Priya. The cupcakes have a nice dome which I missed in my cakes...

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  25. yummy, yummy, yummy......awesome dear

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  26. Looks awesome Priya..and what a beautiful creation...it was fun doing the bakeathon along with you..:)

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  27. Wishing you and family a happy, prosperous and blessed New year.

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  28. happy new year priya.. tempting cake..

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  29. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

    Cupcakes looks so cute..yummy too

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  30. You make baking sound so effortless Priya, loved those cauldron cakes, cute.

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  31. Hi There, This post is looking great! It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavours in the new year. Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Happy Holidays :)
    Love & Regards, Sonia !!!

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  32. i too had only read about it in the book... had no idea how it would look like.. thanks for sharing... Wish you a very Happy New year...

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  33. They look so cute Priya...Very nicely made.
    A very happy new year to you and your family.

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  34. Wow, so cute & delicious little cakes! Fantastic work, Priya!

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  35. Looks super yummy and love the mascarpone cheese filling

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  36. attractive and yummy Cauldron's.

    Happy new year 2013!

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  37. Those looks delicious and with all the cheese,cream and chocolate -nothing can go wrong...Wish you and yours a very happy new year Priya...hugs and smiles

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  38. ils ont l'air délicieux
    une excellente année 2013 plein de gourmandises

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  39. They look so moist and yummy Priya and the handle looks very cute as well. Happy New Year to you!

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  40. Looks yummy and inviting. Happy new year

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  41. Very cute indeed.
    Happy New year Priya!

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  42. Great creation dear! Wishing you a Prosperous New Year...

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  43. Looks inviting... Love to taste this Priya...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com
    Happy New Year !!!

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  44. Delicious, love that cheese filling..

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  45. your cauldron cakes looks really yummy I should have stuck to something like this than the marshmallow fluff I made..

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