Thursday, 15 December 2011

Caramel pear (upside down) cake- A guest post for Monsoon Spice

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The great thing about blogging is the fact that you can make so many friends in the virtual world, and somewhere along the way you are itching to meet them face to face and talk about all things food and photography related. Sia of Monsoon Spice is one person I'd like to meet some day and if lucky, get to taste some of the amazing food she makes as well. Although Monsoon Spice had a permanent position on my bookmarks bar, it was only recently that I got to befriend the gorgeous person (with the gorgeous hair, if I may add) behind the blog. Thanks to facebook, I now not only wish to see Sia, but also her lil dumpling who is simply the cutest.
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Monsoon Spice is nothing short of perfection and her recipes are all worth devouring into. Her moong and spring onion dal, one of my absolute favs, still saves me on a rainy day and I have bookmarked quite a few other recipes to try, with the mirch ka achar (seriously, I'm drooling just thinking about it) topping the list. So imagine my delight when Sia asked me if I could do a guest post for Monsoon Spice while she was holidaying in India. Of course I wasn't gonna pass and so here I am with a delicious caramel pear cake which is divine in taste and EASY to make.
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The base is a French yoghurt cake which is so easy to put together, even an amateur baker can do it. Trust me when I say that because this was the first cake I learnt to bake on my own. It has never failed me and no matter how hard you try to goof up, the end result will always be good. The cake is also my base for any fancy cakes, and adapts to almost any flavour, fruit, topping and frosting. I particularly like the upside down cake combo because the caramel kinda bubbles up when it is baking in the oven, causing an overall caramelised effect and the cake becomes more like a sponge pudding which you can never say no to.
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So without rambling further, here is an utterly delicious cake you can whip up this holiday season. Head over to Sia's space to check out the recipe, and enjoy more pics. Once again thanks a bunch Sia, for this lovely opportunity.

21 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Moving straight to Sia's space to check out the recipe for this yummy cake.

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks Delicious:)

ANU said...

wow perfect upside down cake....i too tried this once....luv it!


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vineetha said...

Cakes looks so pretty..only tried with pineapple ,next time I will try with pear...
Hope u r all set for holiday, will miss u in FB and blogosphere :)

Archana said...

I saw your post in Sia's place and love this cake. Thanks.

Aarthi said...

awesome cake dear

SJ said...

how gorgeous! can't wait to try this recipe!

Priya said...

Super gorgeous and incredible cake..

FoodEpix said...

Looks delicious. I just made a pineapple upside down cake and I love these type of cakes. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

Sarah said...

Nisha... i love your plates esp the one in the first pic! what an awesome collection! the cake looks divine!

Kadhyaa said...

Hi nisha, first time here and a great space :) I am drooling over this cake. Bookmarked the recipe. May be i will try the same recipe with pineapple. wil let you know..

do drop in at my place when time permits.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks delicious...perfected to the core

Deeps said...

Saw this guest post in sia's blog & those beautiful, mouth watering pics drew me to ur blog! looks delectable... im gonna try this right now! :)

manjooo said...

awesome!!!loved the clicks!!

Suja said...

Looks irresistible..superb cake

Amina Khaleel said...

delicious recipe... bookmarked..

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Poornima Nair said...

Fabulous Cake...love the caramel color!

JishasKitchen said...

ohh Nisha...this looks so beautiful and very very tempting...:)

the Junkie book said...

came here for a Christmas wish but am sorta tempted by all the up and down here: the soup and the brulee!

upside downs are heavenly and the "overall caramelised effect" is a great flirt, i shd say.

kudos to you for baking it so well, making it look so good, and describing it perfectly without wasting too many words!

is your Culturama writing still on? i think you shd give regular links then. none would find it intrusive.

Yummy Team said...

Hey Nisha,

I tried this upside cake using canned pineapple slices and it was fabulous!! I also tried your chocolate crinkle cookies, they too turned out really well..Shared both the yummies with few of my friends and their kids who totally loved them..The kids were actually fighting over the cookies :) Thanks a bunch to you for sharing these awesome recipes..