Bake ‘em crazy – “Thank you” Cake Ideas For Beginners

October 23rd, 2017

Don’t we all love a little appreciation every now and then? A “thank you” can nurture any relationship be it with your friends, family, lover or colleagues. After all, gratitude is what makes the world a happy place. So if you have been racking your brain to make your “thank you” extra sweet, then, drop your worries.

What might express a sweeter “thank you” than cakes? Home baked thank you cakes! No, don’t fret at the mention of baking. You don’t have to be a Masterchef to make one of these magical baked goodies. Just follow the instructions and fill your loved ones’ heart (and belly) with sweetness.

Magic In A Mug

Ingredients 

Flour – 3 tablespoons

Sugar – 3 tablespoons

Cocoa Powder – 2 tablespoons

Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon

Milk – 3 tablespoons

Vegetable Oil – 3 tablespoons

Vanilla Essence – 2 teaspoons

Chocolate Chips – 3 tablespoons

Procedure

Take a large microwave safe ceramic mug. Put all the dry ingredients, which is, the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and mix them thoroughly making sure there are no lumps. Then, drizzle in the wet ingredients, which is, the milk, oil, vanilla essence. Blend everything together until smooth using a small whisk or fork. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips gently.

Microwave on high for a minute. Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean then your delicious cake is ready. If not, then, stick it in the oven for another 30 seconds.

For a more personal touch you may jazz up the mug a little. Use a mug in solid colour and write a personalised message or make a cute doodle on it with a permanent marker. Make sure to cover the cup with either a piece of fabric or tissue tied with a ribbon.

Luxe Velvet 

Ingredients

Flour – 2 ⅕ cups

Sugar – 2 cups

Baking Powder – 2 teaspoons

Cocoa Powder – ⅕ cup

Butter (softened) – 1 cup

Eggs – 4

Milk – ⅕ cup

Sour cream – 2 tablespoon

Food colour – 2 teaspoon

Sprinkles/candies

Muffin cups – 8 – 10

Procedure

Set the oven to preheat at 350°. Sift in the dry ingredients, that is, the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder to make sure there are no lumps.

Whisk the butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric beater at medium speed. You may use a hand whisk as well and skip a gym day. When the butter turns light and fluffy, beat in the eggs one at a time. Now, add the dry ingredient and fold it in into the mixture until completely incorporated.

Line the muffin tray with paper cups and spoon in the batter until it fills the cup halfway and bake for 20 mins or until a toothpick comes clean when inserted in the cupcakes.

For an easy breezy frosting, place a marshmallow on top of each baked cupcake and microwave them for 30 secs. Your batch of cupcakes will come out coated in a layer of luxurious marshmallow frosting.

Now, take eight of the cupcakes and use candies or sprinkles to trace the alphabets of “thank you” on each one. Place them carefully in a pretty box in correct order so they spell your feeling correctly.

Having mastered the art of making your “thank you” as sweet as a cake, the final step is the “thank you” cake delivery part which should be as sweet. You may deliver these innovative cakes yourself along with a bunch of flowers or head to the nearest courier service to have them deliver it secretly and surprise the person you want to thank for their part in your journey. They will be touched beyond words.

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