The Carnelian Cloak

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Happy New Year 2016 : Starting the year with a Chocolate Oreo Cake

Hello to all my beautiful readers!!

First off here’s wishing you wonderful people a very Happy New Year. I hope each and every one of you has a great year ahead.

I want to thank you all for being a part of this blog and all the love I’ve gotten in 2015. I really hope to make 2016 bigger and better.

So the first Weekend of the new year has just wizzed past us, and although we’ve all made our “Get Fitter” resolutions, I indulged in this new recipe.

Have a look and maybe earmark it for a cheat day.

Chocolate coffee Oreo cake

Servings : 6

Time to prepare : 15-20 mins

What you will need :
Baking powder
All purpose flour
Vegetable oil
Two eggs
Cocoa powder
Drinking chocolate
A few Oreo cookies
Vanilla essence

For the crust:
Unsweetened butter
Around 10 Oreo cookies

Steps to follow

1. We start by mixing the dry ingredients. So in a bowl mix half a cup flour, two tablespoons each of drinking chocolate, cocoa and sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder.

2. Add two eggs and three table spoons of vegetable oil. Add a few drops of vanilla essence. Mix well to make a smooth batter.

3. Crush two/three Oreo cookies into chunks and add into the batter.

For the crust

1. Crush oreos into chunks and put then in a blender.

2. Add with this two spoons of melter unsweetened butter.

3. Blend till its a crunchy powder.

Preparing the dish

1. Brush the dish with butter on the bottom and all sides.

2. Empty the blended Oreo crust and press into the sides and bottom evenly and firmly.

3. Pour in the cake mix.

4. Now, just let it bake.
I use my microwave at 720° for 2 mins. Adjust your oven as per the requirements.

Once out of the oven, let it cool and then refrigerate it for 30 mins.

Here is the before shot

And post baking :


Now all that’s left to do is gorge!!

Hope you enjoyed the recipe. I’d love to hear any feedback or all about your experiments in the kitchen.
Write to me

Much love ❤ The CC

Chocolate and peanut butter mugcake

Hey folks!!

It’s Diwali week here in India. The biggest festival, at least here in my home. And what’s better to start this festive week with a cheat meal.

Presenting the one minute mug cake king.

Chocolate and peanut butter mugcake

Serves : 1

Time to prepare : 5 mins

You will need
Flour – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Drinking chocolate powder – 2 tablespoons
Non sweetened cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – 2/3 tablespoons
Egg – 1
Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
Milk – 1/4 cup
Peanut butter – 2/3 tablespoons

Steps to follow

1. In a big coffee mug, mix the dry ingredients so that they have a consistent texture

2. Next add the egg, milk and oil. Whisking all the while into a good consistent mix.

3. The last is the peanut butter. Take 2 table spoons and add to mixture.

4. Lastly, take a dollop of peanut butter with thick consistency. And right before putting the mug into the microwave, drop it into the centre of the batter.

5. Microwave for 1-2 mins.

And voilà. You got yourself a gooey moist chocolate mugcake with a rich peanut butter centre.




Hope you enjoy it as much as I do

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

The two minute mugcake

Aloha you guys!!

So its just Friday and its not officially te weekend, but I’m craving chocolate so bad, that I refuse to wait for Sunday.

Here is what took care of my post lunch cravings

The two minute mugcake

Serves : 1

Time to prepare : 2-5 mins

Things you will need :
1/4 cup flour
1 medium egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons drinking chocolate
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons oil/butter
3 tsp milk

Steps to follow :

1. Steps are very easy, you start by mixing the flour, sugar, cocoa and chocolate powder. It should be a fine beige color

2. Add milk and oil. Whisk the same.

3. Add the egg and whisk till its a fine consistent mix.


4. Last but not the least add baking powder and mix well.

5. Set your microwave to a temperature of 720. (This is optimal temperature for my microwave). Put in the mug for a minute and a half.

And voilà. Beautiful chocolatey mugcake.


This is more on the low fat because it uses more of chocolate and cocoa powder, giving it a darker taste, rather than using too much sugar.

Hope you like it. It’s a two minute miracle.

Much love ❤ The Carnelian Cloak

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