Every 26th January, our hearts swell with pride as the nation paints itself with the vibrant colours of India. This year let’s take this national devotion a bit further. Let’s bake up a storm as we embrace the beloved Tiranga. To the utter delight of food lovers across India, we have curated a list that will sweeten your celebration.
Baking a cake always seems like a huge undertaking, but not anymore! With HappyChef DIY chocolate cake mix, you can now make your all-time-favourite chocolate cake in just a jiffy, giving you time to prep for some interesting toppings. The easy-peasy route is always fruit, but if you want to jazz things up a bit, experiment with different types of frosting. The classic bests are buttercream (a combination of butter and sugar), whipped cream (made with powdered sugar and whipped cream), chocolate ganache (made with melted chocolate and heavy cream; white chocolate, if you want to colour it), or a glaze (made with powdered sugar and liquid). So, frost up your chocolate cake to give it that extra something.
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One of the ways to get your children involved in the celebration is by baking a cake with them. If your kids love baking, then this is the perfect activity for them. All you need is this ready-to-make HappyChef eggless vanilla cake mix here and you can bake a tricoloured ribbon cake with natural orange and green colours made of paprika and spinach extracts in no time. With colourful batters ready and at hand, kids can simply swirl them around, making creative patterns. This family-time activity will surely add a bit of fun and cheer!
Carrot matcha cake
If you’re looking for a healthier option, without dampening the Republic Day spirit, you can bake a tricoloured cake that uses natural colours instead of artificial ones. A layer of carrot cake and a layer of matcha cake, separated by whipped cream frosting will keep alive the patriotic vibe as you toast to the motherland. All you need to do is pick up a HappyChef eggless vanilla cake mix and add to it carrot juice and matcha powder to give it a unique taste along with the customary colour. To make it even more vibrant and nutrient-rich, add to your basket fresh carrots.
Tricoloured cookie desserts
Another quick snack that’ll make a great addition to your party platter is a tray of freshly baked cookies. You can frost them, ball them, or crumble them to add a touch of Republic Day inspiration. When you dust a cookie with powdered sugar and spear some kiwi and orange jam, you’ll have a tricoloured cookie to snack on. A good replacement here for the traditionally used cookie is the healthier option of eggless oatmeal cookies. To make them a bit more indulgent, use the eggless double chocolate cookie mix.
Did we say brownie…Yes, we did! This will surely be a delightful treat. Who doesn’t love the fudgy goodness of chocolate brownies? If you thought they were too time-consuming, think again! You need only pick up a HappyChef eggless brownie mix for a quick and easy fix. You can top them with orange, coconut, and peppermint-flavoured frosting to add that Tiranga twist. And if you’re looking for something to keep the little ones busy, get them to separate orange and green M&Ms, so that they can happily gobble up all the wrong colours. Use the ones that remain as toppings for your frosted brownies.
If you’re looking for a classic dessert that will make your taste buds sing, look no further than the fruit tart. This light and refreshing treat is made with a base of crumbled biscuits or cookies and doused in sweetened whipped cream. You can choose from oranges or kiwis to create the tri-coloured effect. The tart will be ready in no time at all, so get ready to impress your friends with this delicious treat!
One of the easiest picks, yet hands-down, a classic crowd favourite, is the oh-so-luscious lava cake. Made easy with another HappyChef DIY eggless chocolate lava cake kit, this decadent dessert is satisfying and delightful. Prop up a tiny flag on top, and you’ve hit the pinnacle of extravagance. Serve it with vanilla, pista, and orange ice cream to create a triumphant tribute.
On that sweet note, we wish you a Happy Republic Day!
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