Moist vanilla cake with saffron cream delicious dessert recipe to serve this festive season. Made with Moist Vanilla Cake Mix from Pillsbury, this recipe is perfect for dinner parties or get-togethers.
Now, I don’t bake often, but I’m always ready to experiment! So, this time when I was thinking of making some Diwali sweets, I decided to try something different for a change.
This year I decided to do something different from the usual. I decided to create a fusion Diwali dessert this year. With a clear goal in mind, I picked up my shopping bag and went straight to store. What caught my eye was cake mix from Pillsbury, the Pillsbury Moist Vanilla Cake Pre-mix to be precise. Since I loved the cookie Cake box from Pillsbury I was tempted to give it a go. That’s where it all started,I picked that for this months recipe with Pillsbury. My head was buzzing with ideas and I knew this experiment was going to be delicious!
The flavors I wanted to experiment with were Vanilla, Saffron and Rose. Why Rose, you ask? Well, a hint of delicate rose combined with the very robust flavor of saffron/Kesar works beautifully, giving this recipe a traditional twist.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that I don’t need to worry about getting a million ingredients in the right amount, since the pre-mix had most of that sorted. I simply needed milk, water, oil and eggs, which are of course easily available at home.
I started by reading the easy-to-follow instructions on the pack, and began mixing the cake batter one step at a time. I personally find it easier to bake two small cakes instead of a large one for this dessert, because I had two plating options in mind. One with glasses and the other with plates. If you plan to use the plates, simply serve the cake on a plate and pour the lightly whipped saffron cream over it just before serving. I also suggest sprinkling rose water mixed in homemade sugar syrup to moisten the cake further. Remember not to overdo it, a slight hint of the rose sugar syrup is good, but it shouldn’t overpower the other flavors of the dessert.
Back to my favorite part, the aroma of the vanilla cake baking in my oven! It was nostalgic, and I simply couldn’t resist from digging in. Perks of being the creator of this wonderful dessert? I got to have the first bite! The cake was moist and perfect, and I can vouch that it can be relished with or without any icing!
So this Diwali, go experiment with this modern dessert that has a traditional and festive twist!
If you like this recipe, go try it. Do share your feedback and tips with me in the comments section below or with Pillsbury using #PillsburyWaliDiwali
All the instructions and ingredients are given on the Moist Vanilla Cake Pack, but just to show you how easy it is I mentioned the steps below.
Recipe Notes and Tips
Top the dessert with crushed pistachios or roughly chopped raw cashew nuts, if you like. The recipe on the pack reads ‘add eggs’, but it turns out perfect even if you decide to make an eggless version for festive occasions. I substituted the eggs with 80ml yogurt/dahi. In case you’re looking for an easier no-bake method, the same recipe can be made with Eggless Pillsbury Cooker Cake Vanilla Mix too!
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