Sonali Kolhatkar

BakerGoddess

In her spare time, Sonali Kolhatkar runs BakerGoddess.com, a home-based informal business selling breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more to her circle of friends. Using whole ingredients like real butter, organic eggs, and NO artificial coloring or flavors, ever, BakerGoddess creations are as gorgeous to look at as delicious to eat.

  • Green Tea Cookies
    by admin on May 9, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I’ve had a craving for green tea cookies for a long time. I remember being pregnant with my first son and eating green tea ice cream at a Japanese restaurant and how everything felt better and how all my broken taste buds felt whole. That Matcha green tea flavor has stayed with me every since [… […]

  • Rose Cookies
    by admin on May 9, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I wanted to experiment with a cookie that was colored starting with the dough rather than just the frosting. I had had success with beet juice coloring so I decided to bake a batch of rose flavored cookies that were also tinted pink. I ended up going pink-crazy! I started with my basic sugar cookie [… […]

  • Passionflower cookies
    by admin on May 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    These cookies were for a Spring-time event and so I wanted to invoke a floral feel. The passionflower extract I had found was a perfect fruity and yet floral flavor that I infused into my basic sugar cookie recipe. For the frosting I used a more robust royal icing with a combination of water and [… […]

  • Batman and Joker Cakes
    by admin on May 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    A friend’s son is a huge fan of comic books. For his birthday he wanted Batman and Joker cakes. It was a large party so the cakes had to be big enough to feed lots of people. I went with my classic vanilla cake with fresh organic strawberry and mascarpone filling and used the idea [… […]

  • Princess Cake
    by admin on May 8, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Despite the inevitably kitschy nature of the princess doll cake, these cakes were fun to make and ended up looking a lot more sophisticated than I initially thought they would. A bundt cake pan formed the doll’s skirt and the bulk of the cake. A layer of cream frosting was then topped with layers of [… […]

  • Harry Potter Cake
    by admin on May 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    A friend’s seven year old wanted a Harry Potter themed cake, which can be quite a challenge for someone like me who does not use fondant or artificial coloring, given how colorful and detailed the world of Harry Potter is. However, as the photo above illustrates, I ended up symbolizing the spirit of the wildly [… […]

  • Margarita/Limeade Cupcakes
    by admin on May 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    At a spring time fiesta in Southern California, the only appropriate dessert seemed to me to be Margarita cupcakes. I had long wanted an excuse to make these cupcakes and now I had one! I used a basic lemon buttermilk pound cake recipe as the base, substituting lime for lemon. Instead of brushing the citrusy [… […]

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Walnut Liquor
    by admin on February 10, 2016 at 5:07 am

    What does one do when no one eats the last 3 bananas and they get blacker and softer and spottier? You make boozy banana chocolate chip bundt cake of course! (Okay, most people will make banana bread but I like to go the extra mile!). I sort of made this cake up on the fly, [… […]

  • Easter Cookies
    by admin on May 4, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Almond flavored cookies, richly decorated with soft-pastel tinted royal icing are a quintessential Easter indulgence. These cookies were made using my standard sugar cookie recipe with organic flour, sugar, butter, and eggs, and flavored with extracts of vanilla and almond. The royal icing, made from just two ingredients- organic egg whites and organic powdered sugar [… […]

  • Brownie Cupcakes
    by admin on May 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Brownie cupcakes are dramatically more decadent than regular chocolate cupcakes. What sets brownies apart is the intense flavor of real, cooking chocolate in addition to cocoa powder. The intentional lack of leavening results in a chewy, fudgy texture, characteristic of brownies. Because they are so rich, brownie cupcakes are best eaten either with just a [… […]