Sunday, April 21, 2013


My little daughter loves animals just like me.  Since she was about 3 months old, I have been showing her picture books of animals and her first love was HOOORRRSSEEE.  She loved the horse, and still loves it,
now that she gets to ride on one every Thursday in school!!!

We took her to the Safari Walk today and she just loooved it soo much.  We too enjoyed the lovely green surroundings with amazingly cool breeze and even though we had to walk through the whole park it was not tiring.  The walkway was made of wooden planks which were surprisingly very strong and reliable and took us through the jungle.

We came to celebrate with this lovely muffin which was not too difficult to make

Recipe Source - My own Time taken - Preparation (15 minutes), Baking (25-30 minutes) Ingredients :-

1/4 cup - maida / refined flour
1 cup - full cream / malai
1 cup - caster / powdered sugar
cherries - halved and 4 each per cake
1/4 cake  - raspberry jam
Milk - enough to make into a thick flowing batter (room temperature)
1 tsp - baking powder
1/2 tsp - baking soda
1tspn - vanilla essence

Recipe :-

Preheat oven 180 deg Cel
Seive the flour, baking soda  and baking powder together
Beat the cream and the sugar just till mixed welll
Now add this to the flour
Add the vanilla essence
Mix milk till you achieve a pouring thick consistency
I took the halved cherries and laid 4 of them side by side covering the bottom of the cupcake liner with the rounded side down and the cut side up
Now pour batter covering 1/2 the cup
Microwave the jam along with a tbspn of water and beat well till its loose
Add a tspn of this jam and cover another tbspn full of batter on top
Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

The cake was moist and soft and we enjoyed it very much, especially my girl


Julie said...

wow..beautiful cupcakes,lovely cherries:)

Shella said...

Thanks Juls

Priya Suresh said...

Very cute and pretty attractive mini cake.

Manju said...

OMG Shella....even my little kiddo loves HORSES :-) and he calls them HOSE and what a coincidence we both posted upside down cakes almost around the same time....I bet the cherry version was super good too.

Apu said...

They sure look tempting!

Sona - QP / PQ said...

hi! first time here...and upside down muffins! thats luks really cool...very tempting. do drop by my space as well...

Nilu A said...

Wonderful cherry upside down cake.. Will try this soon.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

Preety said...

thanks for visting and leaving your comment you have nice space here..will come back soon

Cathleen said...

What a delicious way to celebrate! These are so cute, I love it

Suchi said...

These cakes are perfect for tea time...I was smiling reading about your daughter's love for horses :-)

Shella said...

Thanks Priya

Shella said...

Manju what a coincidence both ways. She adores horses and these cakes

Shella said...

Thanks Apu

Shella said...

Sona I sure will drop by soon. thanks for coming over and do keep visiting

Shella said...

Nilu I sure will come over your blog. Thanks for dropping by

Shella said...

Preethy, Cathleen and Shuci Thanks a ton for your lovely comments