How can the new year eve be without cakes and pies? Can you think of a new year party and a get-together without friends and family? Of course, not and cakes are an important part of any celebrations!
Since the onset of the pandemic and lockdown episodes, people have adjusted to a stream of new normals and picked up various alternate strategies for survival, work, entertainment and other engagements!
What makes the celebration of festivals special? Undoubtedly the trademarked dishes that have always carried and maintained the essence of the festivals and occasions!
The new year being the most joyous and celebrated occasion brings along with itself a platter full of delicious servings- pudding, pies, pasta, wholesome chicken, sauted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and yes, cakes!
Not forgetting the various culinary skills that most of us had at one point of time shown interest in or learnt with no other choice left during the lockdown phase, and trying out various innovations and experiments, why not try for one more time before the year ends and add a feather to your very own personalized chef-cap?
So, this new year eve, why not try cakes that are made just not from the traditional all-purpose flour which would not only savour your taste buds but also be in a way healthy?
Here’s a list of cakes made from ingredients which do not include flour; the most important ingredient for baking cakes, yet making it taste delicious!
1. Semolina Cake
Semolina, better known as sooji/Rava is a coarse flour made from a hard type of wheat and used all over the world in bread, pasta, and porridge. Considered healthy, it is very low in fat but rich in protein and fibre. Replacing all-purpose flour and mixing it with butter, milk, sugar, eggs, baking powder, a pinch of salt and your favourite extracts and flavours, or dried currants, treat yourself to a delicious and newly tried Semolina Cake this Christmas!
2. Cheese Cake
Cheesecake is an ancient Greek sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. Cheesecake which is not originally a cake but a tart consisting of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar, the bottom layer, often made of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, pastry, or sometimes sponge cake.
3. Bread Cake
Running out of time but still, crave for a cake? Have not many ingredients but want to still include cake in Christmas dinner? Bread cake is the answer! All you need to do is get the crusts removed, spread the cream, select your favourite toppings and sprinkle them! The easiest and the most hassle-free cake recipe of all time!
4. Carrot Pound Cake
Made with a unique mixture of ground carrots, hazelnuts, this cake has a dense texture typical of the pound cake with a taste of lemon running throughout with some raisins and chopped nuts to the batter.
5. Coconut Oatmeal Cake
Made with no flour, this delicious coconut and oatmeal cake is easily gluten-free. Fluffy and moist, it has a beautifully warm flavour of cinnamon and coconut. If you’re looking for a delicious and easy cake that tastes like an oatmeal cookie and practically frosts itself, this one’s for you. Called a “Lazy Daisy Cake”, this vintage cake makes things easy by cooking the frosting on top of the cake. Just before the cake is pulled from the oven, a sweet coconut, brown sugar, butter, and nut topping is sprinkled on top and then quickly broiled until it’s melty, sticky, crunchy, and golden.
What’s the best way to say goodbye to the previous year (besides the Champagne)? Cakes, clearly!!
We love any excuse to celebrate, and we love the cake that usually comes along with it. But it’s never a bad idea to put some healthier options on the table. And with New year parties just around the corner, It would definitely be the perfect time for you to shine as the expert baker and chef at your Christmas Party.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your chef caps and prepare to say goodbye to the current year by baking the most delicious cakes at your homes. And welcome the New year 2021, that is going to start with new hopes, dreams, goals and learnings.