Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Island Cake Recipe

Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake ~ a close cousin of the beloved Marble Cake

Simple baking is joyous. And when you bring chocolate and vanilla together in a no-frosting, soft, buttery cake, you can never go wrong. 
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Mangoes and cute little things!

Mangoes and Watermelon toothpick holderSummer months automatically mean mangoes. Mangoes flood the Indian grocery stores here. You would also find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Food etc. AB and I try the varieties that you get here and this year we have been especially lucky to have found these excellent ones in one particular Indian store here. The taste of those mangoes takes me straight back to Kolkata when I would relish the ‘Langra’ variety while my entire family would go for ‘Himsagar’ without batting an eyelid.

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Banana Loaf Cake Recipe

Banana Loaf Cake

I do not know what is it about freshly baked frosting-less cakes and breads that I love so much. Keeping that ‘love’ in mind and a craving for something that could accompany our evening tea, I baked this loaf cake.  This is not a heavy cake. It is more like a hybrid between a cake and a bread. Continue reading