by Akhileshwari Anand Raj
Holi is a widely celebrated festival in India, with children and adults alike out on the streets! With the festival of colours approaching, we know that you would want to celebrate with some sweet treats. This festival is known for a lot of its delicacies, typically available only in February and March. If you would like to add some more fun to your Holi party this year, try any of our below-mentioned Holi special cakes. You will not miss the usual Shakarpara, Gujiya or Malpua. What’s more, you might even find some fusion cakes which combine your love for Indian sweets and cake!
1. Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake
This fusion dessert is sure to blow your mind! Ladoos are quite the sweet treat, to the extent that you might not be able to have more than one. This cheesecake has a neutral biscuit base and cream cheese that is flavoured with motichoor ladoo essence from Ossoro flavours. It can also have some bits of sweet boondi in it to bring in the authentic flavour. It is topped with pistachios, saffron and some whole ladoos, ultimately making it the best of both worlds.
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2. Rainbow cake
If fusion is not what you are looking for, get a rainbow cake for your Holi party or get-togethers. You can have layers of cake in different colours, or even different colour batters swirled into your layers. The cake can be decorated with as many colours as you would like. As shown in this cake, you could even choose to get it decorated in the typical Holi fashion. Splatters of colour on the cake make it more Holi ready than ever.
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3. Customised Cupcakes
If you want the theme to be truly represented, look no further than cupcakes with custom toppers. Our home bakers will be able to customize the toppers with the message you want and the kind of motifs. Pichkaris, water balloons, and kids with coloured faces are the most common ones that you can get on your cupcakes. This can also be done on a cake or cakesicles. However, cupcakes are the most popular ones as it allows for individual customization and ease of eating and serving.
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4. Gujiya Flavoured Cake
This is for when the Indian sweet craving is at an all-time high. The cake batter itself is flavoured like gujiya, which is primarily a mawa flavour. It has hints of milk and cardamom in the cake. The frosting is the star of the show, as it is saffron flavoured. It can be cream cheese or buttercream based, but the former is a better pick as it balances out the sweetness of the cake. It also has milk and nuts in it.
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5. Paan cake
Celebrating Holi, especially in the heat in India, means you will need something refreshing after a long day out. Sometimes, buttercream cakes and sweets are just too heavy and you want something light. That is when something as simple as a paan flavoured cake will satiate your needs. It can be lightly frosted with a sugar glaze, or with nothing if that is how you prefer it. Loaf cakes are also available in other flavours such as rose and lemon, so you can pick one or all and enjoy it. These can also be baked with low sugar and in a more healthy way, which makes it a great pick for people with diet restrictions.
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6. Thandai cake
Holi is not complete without thandai, which is a cold drink made with loads of seeds and nuts. It is a very refreshing drink meant to cool down your body. Like other fusion cakes, thandai has also found its place amongst desserts. You can get it in the form of mousse, cheesecake or a good old cake with some saffron frosting.
Bakers can buy Paan flavour from Fab Flavours & Fragrances.
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