Ramadan Mubarak to everyone across the globe. May Allah (SWT) accept all our fasts and prayers in this blessed month.
|Ramadan Mubarak Cake
For those of you unfamiliar with Ramadan, it is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, over 1 billion Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to refrain” – and it means not only refraining from food, drink and physical relations, but also from evil actions, thoughts, and words. Thus, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. It is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on Allah (SWT), and practice self-control. It is the month in which the holy Quran was revealed to mankind through Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
For the past one week, I have been busy trying to organize my house and stock up my freezer with kababs, croquettes, fillings for buns etc so that I can spend maximum time in ibaadah (worship) during the holy month.
This year I am trying to stay away from deep fried and unhealthy snacks for iftar (breaking of the fast meal) as much as possible and instead focussing more on whole grain baked snacks, fruits etc. You might like to check out some of my iftar recipes from last year.
Here’s a mini fondant cake that I made for one of my neighbors since we were going to visit them for the first time. I thought of sharing it with you all to wish you Ramadan Kareem. This cake was made in two 6 inch pans. Most standard cake recipes call for two 8/9 inch pans but it’s a bit too much cake for small families, especially in this age of health consciousness. With 6 inch pans you can easily halve the recipe and still get a two layer cake. This one is a moist chocolate cake filled and frosted with ganache.
|Ramadan Mubarak cake
I’m linking this to Joy from Fasting to Feasting – V hosted by Yummy Food