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Move Over Plum Cake! Here Are Two Unusual Cakes To Sweeten Your Christmas Further

Posted: December 13, 2019

If you’re tired of the usual plum cake or fruit cakes during Christmas, here are two unusual cake recipes to brighten your spirits this holiday season! Get baking and caking!

Christmas has been special to me since I was a kid. I remember sitting in our porch- the enticing smell of Christmas food wafting through the air as I waited for the carollers to pass by.

Now, being a baking enthusiast Christmas gave me enough reasons to bake the hell out of my mom’s kitchen! I looked for recipes online, or simply mixed whatever took my fancy with the basic cake batter. After all, there was a lot of inspiration to take from all of those lovely Christmas movies and books. Right from Disney movies to Enid Blyton books and how can we forget the famous Harry Potter Christmas banquets?

It has been four years since I’ve moved out for my studies and Christmas has started to have more meaning. So as soon as Diwali ends, I begin fantasising about Christmas. It is when I get more family time, and warm food add to it, the cozy blankets. Pure bliss!

Food reminds me, doesn’t Christmas just beg for mouthfuls of cake? So, why not go to the brightly lit shops and buy all the Christmas cake-baking stuff that you’d want after going through these irresistible recipes?

Now, I must tell you, I’m not giving you any fruit cake or plum cake recipe. What we are doing is trying something new this year, something different, something offbeat.

So, here come two off-the-wall Christmas cake recipes you might find appealing.

(P.S. If you are new to baking, here are 13 must know cake-baking tips. Thank me later!)

Red velvet Christmas cake

One of my favourite cakes is the red velvet cake! Soft with the sweet aroma of vanilla and cocoa, a tinge of tangy buttermilk, red velvet cake is a celebration in the mouth. And a feast for the eyes as well.

An unusual choice, but Christmas is a time of reunion and love, and well, how’s red for love? Add almonds (walnuts or even cashews) for that lovely crunch and you have the almost perfect cake for the festive season!

With the recipe of the cream cheese frosting as well, here’s a layered red velvet cake recipe from Times of India.

Go show off your culinary skills to your friends and family!

Eggless Oreo cake

Nowadays, there is a number of recipes made with Oreo! There’s Oreo shakes, fried Oreos, Oreo cheesecakes, and even Oreo cakes! I mean, who doesn’t love Oreo? 

Personally, I can never have enough of this sweet indulgence.

So here’s a recipe for the kids. And of course, you can bake this one for yourself as well. This recipe barely takes a total of 30 minutes. So the next time, you have an unexpected guest or are simply craving something sweet and yummy, go ahead and bake this!

So, here’s a recipe from Archana’s Kitchen for an eggless Oreo cake with a buttercream frosting for all the vegans out there.

Dive right in!

Picture credits: Pexels and Pixabay

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