Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake! That's right, this is a healthy chocolate cake. Good news for calories watchers. But wait, it contain gluten and sugar, still not that much. Plus it is only one egg cake recipe to rock your chocolate cake experience. Not bad!

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

I'm a oil-baking girl, who rarely use butter in cake baking. Pick up any cake or cupcake/muffins recipe from archive and you'll find oil in it rather than 'Oh, so popular butter'. I believe the moistness of oil in the cake batter keep the cake soft and fresh for long long time compare to butter. This chocolate olive oil cake recipe is moderated from these chocolate cupcakes. I tweak this recipe a bit and make a 7" round chocolate cake which turned out absolutely perfect, melt in the mouth texture, moist and rise like a good healthy sponge. You can opt to use canola oil in there, I also did and result was as smashing as the olive oil one. You can also frost this cake with any of your favorite frosting or just sift icing sugar on top as I did. What I'm trying to say is.. Pick your style!


Mocha Chocolate Chips Muffins

Mocha Chocolate Chips Muffins, a easy muffins recipe to whip up at home in easy steps. Best for breakfast and tea time or any other time you crave for sweet in café expresso style.

Mocha Chocolate Chips Muffins

There are a lot of things to love about these blogging experience that all whirl around these recipe and food sharing. Baking has been seriously my excuse for this blog which destined me to be in happy place now and again. Sharing with you all this experience is immense because simply you all are the best I've ever known. On this side of blogging, I'm talking brief about blogging and life at Ainy Cooks. Go check this out and also she is spotlighting all the Pakistani food bloggers so don't forget to check other talented ladies and most specially Ainy's mouth watering Recipes. This green masalah phulki.. I'm dying to taste. In 2014, I also guest posted at her blog with Gram flour and Semolina Halwa. A desi dessert to delight up a desi dinner table!


The Best Banana Bread

Crowd-pleasing recipe for Banana Bread. One of the best banana bread I put my hands on with one of the easiest recipe, adopted from Paul Hollywood's 'How To Bake' mini cookbook.

The Best Banana Bread Recipe by Paul Hollywood

I have severe flu, headache and sore throat as I'm writing this recipe post. Thing is, Karachi weather don't stay serious ever. Sigh! This freezing temperature is killing my bones with pain, cold pain. And I'm craving for a cozy cup of Hot Chocolate (yes, pass please) but I'm living on a glass size mug of hot Tea instead, which is a blessing, strong and comforting! All praise belongs to God!


Jordanian Rice and Tomato Soup

Comforting Rice and Tomato Soup Recipe from Jordan that delight up your winter season.

Healthy Jordanian rice and tomato soup

It's time for MENA again, which mean we have to travel through Middle Eastern/North African countries and experience taste buds of their delicious cuisines, that to being in our messy kitchen.. It is the turn of Jordan this month and I'm choosing this easy and comforting soup to cook and share. Thank you Evelyn for hosting this time!
This soup is best remedy for cold, full of vitamins and easy to prepare while your heavy schedule going on, on the way. Bright flavor of the fresh tomatoes along with the hint of cinnamon and garlic and soft rice on side is what give you the comforting treat in this winter without being ponderous. I added some lemon juice for the kick and it did the fine job to add twist in it, feel free to add lemon as you like or even sprinkle additional pepper over the hot soup. It will be hearty anyway!


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy peanut butter cookies 4 ingredients and no flour/butter/milk. They are the best, actually addictive!

4 ingredients Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

How fast time keep proceeding its phases. It's amazing and sometime distressing to know that the year which we had labeled as 'new' is now going to be 'old'. 2014 is officially have become our past - The past, which we had planned as our future a year back and planted too many seeds of dreams in our mind for those 365 days and now.. at the end, we are coming to know that how far we've accomplished our ambition and resolution in that year.

Looking back at the whole year, it was lucky, happy and even harsh and deplorable, but above all else, I learnt eminently in 2014 that lead me to be a better person at the end. The world out there has so much to offer and to learn from, blogging is one of them and I'm pretty proud of being the part of it. Meeting bloggers over communities and social medias, and connecting with them was an immense experience. I learnt so much from them in respect to writing, photographing and cooking/baking. To talk further and straight over this blogging year, my recipes (Best of a year can be seen in my Blogiversary Post) got featured on various websites and blog, traffic increased, photography and writing level rose and now I can say I WAS a bad writer and photographer in past. Today, I'm not good but at least better then before and I see this as improvement which is needless to say is the best thing happen in 2014. In this past year, my Instagram account crazed up with 1000+ followers which got featured on Dawn.com and Siddysays blog. I've collected good amount of baking essentials, photography items and cookbooks in this year that broke all the records of my 20 years history and looking at all of them I'm certain that my love for this blog and making it special one is rising enthusiastically. I wasn't that fond of these things before starting blog and now they seem to the part of my living. In a nutshell, this was the huge year of blogging and food which lead me to gain a good kg of weight and now I'm missing 2013-of-myself.


Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bark

Pure Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and sprinkle of Himalayan Black Salt. Sweet, salty and tangy all at same time.

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bark with Black Salt

November was hack busy month, tied up with lots of life events and bunch of birthdays to go through. Being a lonely baker at home, I had to bake cakes for everyone's big days and even for myself this time. In all these bake-ness what I enjoyed the most was my attempt at fondant cake which I bake for my nephew's first birthday with Mercedes-Benz theme. But at end, the misfortune take place. Everything went silk and smooth, what actually happened was that the cake slightly slipped away during transportation and actually it was in my hand so it is not fine to blame or scream at others but to Rikshaw-wala who keep bouncing the ride ever now and then. Needless to say I was devastated and I'm still furious on that case not for the cake to slipped away but on me that I didn't take the final shot of cake to share with you. Too bad! and my sister has the video which she is not gonna give me that soon. I'm begging her everyday, every minute, but this working mom has no time to just send me a video. Hope someday she get a mini heart for me and send the video my way, Ameen!