Chocolate deco Roll with Chocolate Malt Frosting and Slivered Almonds | The Novice Housewife #valentinesday

I talked about sharing the recipe for the chocolate version of the patterned cake roll in my last post and so here I am keeping my promise. (I have a video tutorial in the last post on how to make these patterned cake rolls. Check it out here)

I love these patterned cakes and had so much fun making them. Except for the faux pas where I did not realize I should have taken a mirror image of the design, it was all fun. And if V’s colleagues are to be believed they loved gobbling it down as well.

This cake is the perfect cake for Valentine’s Day, or heck any other day when you want to do something special for that special someone in your life. Why wait for Valentine’s Day?

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While experimenting with new recipes, I am also going through my old recipes, updating them, if necessary, including a print recipe option and updating photographs as well along the way.

Though I share the updated recipes on facebook and sometimes on twitter (I am still getting used to tweeting, so am not that regular with twitter updates), I realised people who have subscribed to the blog via email, do not get notified of the updates.

So this post if for you guys. Also, a big thanks to all of  you for still sticking it out with me!

For the recipe, either click on the picture or on the link given in the description under the picture.

black forest cake

 If you are fan of black forest cake, then this is the recipe for you.

Moist chocolate genoise cake, with whipped cream and brandied cherries in between the chocolate layers!



 This is an adaption of Heidi Swanson’s whole wheat bread recipe, and it is great.

I made it for the first time right after I got messages from people who saw my pictures on Facebook and congratulated me on getting pregnant (when I clearly was NOT!).

This bread is packed with whole wheat, wheat germ, flax seeds and thus great for you if you are on a diet.

Find the recipe here.


 The last revisited recipe I am sharing today is a favorite of many: Pav Bhaji.

It is a popular Indian street side food with a thick potato based curry served with buttered, toasted bread.

layer cake

Today is Tuesday. But today, I am not posting on GMT.

Instead I am posting this.

A vanilla and chocolate layer cake with chocolate malt buttercream filling and an amazing vanilla frosting on top.


And oh my gawd, it was so so so good. So good that I had no cake left to take pictures of how the inside of the cake looked.

Its sad because the layers did cut up real well.

It’s a shame I can’t show it though. Can you just take my word for it?

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