OMG….I AM EXCITED! It’s my first blogiversary and I just can’t believe it!!
I started this blog because I was bored. That’s right! I had too much time on my hands and that’s why hubby and my sister suggested that I compile my recipes to share it with friends and family. I signed up on WordPress and when it asked for a name, I just typed the first thing that popped in my mind- A Foodiehousewife. I thought- “I’ll just think of something better and change it later!” That never happened. The name stuck and that was the first step of the incredible journey that I am on.
One year of me investing my time and emotions into this little window inside my laptop and it has already given me so much more than I could ever imagine.
Let me tell you a not-so-little secret- I am the laziest person alive on this planet. If I am being completely honest, I have to confess that I could have worked four times more harder on this blog in this past year and get even more stupendous results but…meh. I just didn’t.
Hubby (bless his heart) keeps trying to light a fire under me, trying to make me into this person who will work six hours a day non-stop on my blog as this it was a real job and be this crazy passionate person but surprise surprise…that hasn’t happened. I just work for one hour and then spend the next one watching funny videos on Youtube. That is the reason why I am perpetually shocked at the wonderful blogging community and the people in general being so kind to my little blog inspite of such little work I put in it. THANKYOU! Thank you to all of you for the appreciative and encouraging comments that you guys have bestowed on my recipes, thanx for the features and just a big heart-felt Thank you for the constant love that ‘afoodiehousewif’ has been showered with since the very beginning…on the main blog, on Instagram and the all the other social media.
I now feel the hunger gnawing at me to do more and feel that it’s time to up my game to reach for something a little higher now. Thus, I am going for a sabbatical from blogging for atleast a couple of month, to try and work on something new and exciting. I hope it shapes up rapidly so that I can share it with all of you soon.
Today I am sharing the recipe of the fragment Lemon and Raspberry cake that I baked for my first blogiversary and it is also the first time I tried my hand at decorating a cake myself. It’s a bit messy but not too bad, right?
You will hear from me soon folks! Keep cooking and keep rocking! xoxo
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– ¾ cup butter at room temperature
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 tbsp lemon zest
– 4 eggs
– 1 heaped tsp baking powder
– 1 cup fresh raspberries
– 1 pack of ready to use Vanilla Frosting
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line 2 cake pans with greased parchment paper.
– In a plate, sprinkle your raspberries with some plain flour and shuffle till they are all coated in a thin layer of flour all over. This will prevent the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the pan while baking. Set aside!
– Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
– In a separate bowl, beat the eggs very well. Set aside.
– Now mix some flour in the butter & sugar mixture- beat well! Then add some egg in the butter & sugar mixture -beat well! Continue this alternate cycle till u run out of flour and eggs.
– Next, put 3-4 drops of vanilla essence and the lemon extract each. Also add in your lemon zest. Blend gently together.
– Finally, throw in your raspberries and give the batter a final mix very gently so that the berries do not break.
– Divide batter evenly between the two pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
– Once your cakes have completely cooled down, frost them and decorate with more fresh raspberries, almond shavings or any decorations of your choice. Enjoy!