Great Desserts: Madeira Cake & Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Madeira cake can be a 'sinful' treat. Pic: IANS

Kids with no playdates? Spend a day getting messy together in the kitchen baking peanut butter cookies and cake.

Couples can spend whip up a storm and top it off with sinful alcohol infused dessert.

Cocoa Cellar is a patisserie based out of Mumbai delivers alcohol infused dessert.

Their menu features options like Sacher Torte, Kahula & Coffee Macarons, Amarula & Dark chocolate cupcake and Whisky & Cashew Cookies.

Devashree Muni, Owner, Cocoa Cellar who has trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia, has designed and created these goodies

Here are two recipes by Cocoa Cellar in which you can choose to include or exclude the alcohol. Both versions taste equally great.

Madeira Cake


Unsalted Butter 180 g

Castor Sugar 180 g

Orange Zest 1 no.

Lemon Zest 1 no.

Eggs 165 g

Cake Flour 100 g

Corn Flour 100 g

Almond Meal 80 g

Baking Powder 5 g

Salt pinch

Lemon Juice 1 no.

Sour Cream 50 g

Orange Juice 1 no.

Citron 50 g


Line a 1/2kg cake tin.

Cream the butter, sugar until light and aerated. Add the zest and eggs.

Sift all the dry ingredients.

Add lemon juice, orange juice and sour cream. Mix it well and whip.

Gently fold all the ingredients through the butter mix.

Bake at 180 C for 30 minutes or until cooked. Use a knife to poke and let it come out clean.

Peanut butter cookies – Pic: IANS

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie


Flour 315g

Baking Soda 1 tsp

Salt 3/4 tsp

Butter 225 g

Peanut Butter 370 g

Brown Sugar 160 g

Castor Sugar 160g

Eggs 2 no.

Vanilla Extract 2 tsp

Chocolate Chips 320 g


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add vanilla extract and eggs and beat well

Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl and add it to the egg mix. Add the salt and mix.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Refrigerate the dough.

Form dough balls with a spoonful of peanut butter in each ball in the centre

Bake at 180 C for 12 minutes.