01 Dec

Why we use Organic Ghee in Muffins & Cakes?


Organic Ghee. Is what we use at RealCake Bakery in Gurgaon

At RealCake we pay a lot of attention to the ingredients we use so that when you consume any of our blissful desserts you have only one thing in mind CELEBRATIONS. This is the reason, we only use Organic Ghee instead of oil or butter while making that healthy, nutritious cake for you and your family.

Butter might be one of the most beloved types of food on the planet and a widely used ingredients of cakes, because of its taste. However, you will be surprised to know that Ghee has much better impact on the taste of a Cake (not many people know that around the world, it is our best kept secret).

Ghee basically clarified butter, which means that it has been simmered into a concentrate and the residue has been removed. What remains is basically a pure combination of fats, without any milk residue, which means that it does not need to be refrigerated. Ghee can last for months, or even years, without refrigeration. Ghee is the very essence of butter; the end result of a long, slow, careful clarification process that removes all the moisture, milk solids and impurities. The absence of milk solids and water in ghee make it completely shelf stable. Ghee has one of the highest flash points (485ºF) which make this oil the best choice for high temperature cooking.

In our beloved country, ghee has always been a sacred and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment and healing. Ghee has been celebrated for its taste, nutritional benefits, and medicinal qualities. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, recognizes ghee as an essential part of a balanced diet, and considers it to be the best fat one can eat. Ghee is known as a substance that gives longevity, its elemental qualities balance the aging characteristics by enriching the living body. Ghee is Casein and Lactose Free as During the clarification process, milk solids are removed, leaving the healthy butter fats behind.

Ghee is comprised of full spectrum short, medium and long chain fatty acids, both unsaturated and saturated. Ghee contains Omega 3 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids along with vitamins A, D, E and K. Ghee made from organic butter of pastured cows is one of the highest natural sources of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). 9 phenolic anti-oxidants, as well as numerous other minerals are present in ghee.

The purity of ghee allows it to be deep penetrating and nourishing as it passes through the lipid membranes of cells. For this reason, the vitamins and minerals from food cooked in ghee will be drawn deep into the body where they impart the most benefit. The assimilation of the nutrients increases when suspended in a ghee matrix. When you add spices to ghee to cook with the flavor is carried deep into the food. Many herbal preparations use ghee as the carrier oil because of these characteristics

01 Nov

Why we only make Casein Free Cake?

At RealCake we pay a lot of attention to the ingredients we use so that when you consume any of our blissful desserts you have only one thing in mind CELEBRATIONS. This is the reason, we do not use any milk products for making our delightful Casein Free cake. We always keep your long term health ahead of our financial gains.

Milk contains casein. Casein is the name for a family of related phosphoproteins. These proteins are commonly found in mammalian milk, making up 80% of the proteins in cow milk and other dairy products made from cow’s milk. However, some research has shown that this type of protein has hidden dangers. Several people are allergic to casein.

A casein allergy occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly thinks that the protein is harmful and inappropriately produces allergic (IgE) antibodies for protection. The interaction between these antibodies and the specific protein triggers the release of body chemicals such as histamine that cause symptoms which may include:
•Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, face, or throat
•Skin reactions such as hives, a rash, or red, itchy skin
•Nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing, or wheezing

The most serious reaction to milk allergy is called anaphylaxis. This is a potentially life threatening reaction that can occur rapidly. Allergy to foods (including casein in milk) is believed to be the leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital setting. People who have asthma in addition to a serious food allergy to an item, such as casein, are at greater risk for worse outcomes if they suffer an exposure and develop an anaphylactic reaction.

Symptoms such as swelling inside your mouth, chest pain, hives or difficulty breathing within minutes of consuming a milk product may mean you are experiencing an anaphylactic reaction and need emergency medical attention.

That is the reason we only sell Casein Free cake and lose some business as some of the customer we speak to want cake only with icing with cream.

01 Oct

Why we use Aluminium Free Baking Powder?


Aluminium Free Baking Soda, This is what we use at RealCake in Gurgaon.

At RealCake we pay a lot of attention to the ingredients we use so that when you consume any of our blissful desserts you have only one thing in mind CELEBRATIONS. This is the reason, we only use Aluminium Free Baking Powder. We always keep your long term health ahead of our financial gains.

Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent, a mixture of a carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid, and is used for increasing the volume and lightening the texture of baked goods. Baking powder works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into a batter or dough through an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles in the wet mixture to expand and thus leavening the mixture. It is used instead of yeast for end-products where fermentation flavors would be undesirable or where the batter lacks the elastic structure to hold gas bubbles for more than a few minutes, or for convenience. Because carbon dioxide is released at a faster rate through the acid-base reaction than through fermentation, breads made by chemical leavening are called quick breads.

Baking powders also include components to improve their consistency and stability. The two kind of acids in a baking powder can be either fast-acting or slow-acting. A fast-acting acid reacts in a wet mixture with baking soda at room temperature, and a slow-acting acid will not react until heated in an oven. Baking powders that contain both fast- and slow-acting acids are double acting. By providing a second rise in the oven, double-acting baking powders increase the reliability of baked goods by rendering the time elapsed between mixing and baking less critical, and this is the type most widely available to consumers today. Double-acting baking powders work in two phases; once when cold, and once when hot. Common low-temperature acid salts include cream of tartar and monocalcium phosphate (also called calcium acid phosphate). High-temperature acid salts include sodium aluminium sulfate, sodium aluminum phosphate, and sodium acid pyrophosphate. Needless most of the Baking powders available in the market use aluminium salt as second agent.

Aluminum is a heavy metal and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease therefore it is better to stay safe and not use such baking agents. Some people also vaguely notice metallic taste and as aluminium is not an essential mineral it is better to be avoided.

That is the reason we only use Arm and Hammer baking soda as it is 100% sodium bicarbonate and it is Aluminium Free Baking Powder.

01 Sep

Why we only use Organic Raisins?

Organic Raisins from Organic Grapes for RealCake Bakery in Gurgaon

Organic Raisins from Organic Grapes for RealCake Bakery in Gurgaon

At RealCake Bakery we only use Organic Raisins to make our muffins and cakes. The reason is simple, we pay a lot of attention to the ingredients we use so that when you consume any of our blissful desserts you have only one thing in mind CELEBRATION. This is the reason, we only use Organic Raisins. We always keep your long term health ahead of our financial gains.

Grapes & Dirty Dozen

Grapes, which is dried to make Raisins in on the list of Dirty Dozen.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG), which creates an annual list, captures Grapes as one of the 12 most contaminated crops by pesticides.

As per the United Stated Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)Pesticide Data Program (PDP)  26 pesticide Residues were found on Raisins. These residual pesticides could be classified as below in terms of impact on human health
– 8 Known or Probable Carcinogens
– 11 Suspected Hormone Disruptors
– 5 Neurotoxins
– 5 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins

Organic Raisins: Only way to enjoy sweetness

Needless to say one need to be very careful when you consume grapes or raisins. Therefore we only use Organic Raisins in our Real Cakes.

With RealCake “Just Celebrate” an occasion in a grand way with a delectable collection of cakes from RealCake with Organic Raisins. Be it any occasion like birthday, anniversary, promotion, or graduation day, complement it with the sweetness, healthy ingredients of RealCake and love of your family and friends.

01 Aug

Take advantage of Almonds Nutrition with RealCake

Take advantage of Almonds Nutrition with Healthy and Delicious cake from RealCake Bakery

Considered to be one of the world’s healthiest food, Almonds nutrition advantage is very well known for decades. Almonds have long been revered as an epitome of wellness, health and energy. The almonds kernel is among the richest source of health-benefiting nutrients essential for optimum health.

Almond: Seed of Almond Fruit

Did you Know Almonds Nuts is technically the seed of the fruit of the almond tree (medium size tree belonging to the family of Rosaceae, in the genus: Prunus), that bears fragrant pink and white flowers. Almonds, when peeled, are off-white in color, covered by a thin brownish skin, and encased in a hard shell. Almonds are classified into two categories: sweet (Prunus amygdalu var. dulcis) and bitter (Prunus amygdalu var. amara).

Sweet almonds are eaten, they are oval in shape, usually malleable in texture and wonderfully buttery in taste. They are available in the market either still in their shell or with their shell removed.

Bitter almonds are used to make almond oil that is used as a flavoring agent for foods.

Take advantage of Almonds Nutrition

Almonds are a very good source of manganese, Vitamin E, biotin, and copper. Almonds are a good source of riboflavin (vitamin B2), magnesium, molydenum,  and phosphorus. Due to high content of these nutrients Almonds have magical health benefits.

Nutrient Database of Almonds

  • Almond lowers LDL-Cholesterol and Reduces risk of Heart Disease as they are high in monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are health-promoting fats and have been found to reduce risk of heart disease.
  • Almonds promote cardiovascular health by providing 162 mg of potassium and only 0.2 mg of sodium. They are a good choice in protecting health against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.
  • Almonds provide protection against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease as they reduce glycemic index (GI) of the meal.
01 Jul

Why we use ground Almonds in RealCake?

1Almond are known as Best Single Foods a Person could eat as there are several significant health benefits of eating Almonds. Therefore we only make Almonds cake and replace wheat/Cream of wheat, which are known to induct unhealthy Gluten in our bodies.

Almond meal we use in our RealCakes are with its skin and provide cakes a very nice nutty favour, which your kids will love. After knowing some of the health benefits of Almond, you will love servind our RealCakes to your kids too.

Almonds: Best single food a person could eat

Alomnd Lowers LDL-Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the health-promoting fat associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Almonds are also rich in Vitamin E, which reduces heart disease risk due to its antioxidantion action as well as due to the LDL-lowering effect of almonds’ monounsaturated fats. When almonds are substituted for more traditional fats in human feeding trials, LDL cholesterol can be reduced from 8 to 12%.

In addition to healthy fats and vitamin E, a quarter-cup of almonds contains 62 mg of magnesium plus 162 mg of potassium. When there is enough magnesium, veins and arteries are clear and they breathe a sigh of relief as Magnesium help lessens resistance and improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Potassium on other hand is an important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and the contraction of all muscles including the heart is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.  Almonds promote your cardiovascular health by providing 162 mg of potassium and only 0.2 mg of sodium, making almonds an especially good choice to in protecting against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

Almonds have been found to lessen after-meal surges in blood sugar to help protect against diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by lessening the increase in cholesterol-damaging free radicals that accompanies large elevations in blood sugar.

Almonds with skins provide flavonoids (found in almond skins), which team up with the vitamin E (found in their pulp) to more than double the antioxidant action compared to when consumerd seperately. Twenty potent antioxidant flavonoids have been identified in almond skins.

01 May

Why we only use Organic Honey?

RealCake Bakery in Gurgaon uses Organic Honey in its Muffins and Cakes

With the increasing awareness about healthy eating, people are increasingly searching for healtheir options to satisfy their sweet tooth. A sweet delicious Cake is something everyone looks forward to, but the biggest challenge is to keep it it healthy.

RealCake with Real Natural Sweetner – Organic Honey

At RealCake we believe that making a healthy cake is all about substitutions of certain ingredients like sugar, butter, oil and flour, as well as using less frosting or glaze.

Therefore we only use USDA Certified Organic Honey instead of chemically processed sugar. You must be wondering what is the difference between the two, to understand it better let me explain about it in detail. Our body use food as a fuel to run itself by breaking down food into glucose. The more complex a food the more work it takes to break it down.

Sugar is made of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose and therefore it is broken down very easily, leading to a surge of blood glucose. What your body doesn’t use right away gets stored as fat.

Honey is only about 30 percent glucose and less than 40 percent fructose. And there are also about 20 other types of sugary substances in the mix making it much more complex, and dextrin, a type of starchy fiber. What it means is much more work for body burn this fuel in to glucose. Therefore, one end up accumulating fewer calories from it. The best part is that honey contains trace minerals such as zinc, selenium & vitamins and as it is doesn’t break down in nature, it doesn’t contain preservatives or other additives.

01 Apr

Why we only use Cage Free Eggs?

Cage-free eggs are eggs from birds that are not raised in cages, but in floor systems usually in an open barn. The hens have bedding material such as pine shavings on the floor, and they are allowed perches and nest boxes to lay their eggs. Typically, cage free hens are healthier and have a more nutritious diet than hens that are kept in cages constantly.

We trust KEGGS Branded Cage Free eggs. Eggs from Keggs can be distinguished by their tan coloured shells, bright yellowish orange yolk and firm albumen. These eggs are produced by disease free, specially bred laying hens in the their hygienic farm facilities. The hens are housed in stress- free sanitary conditions on litter. They have access to plentiful sunshine and are fed a nutritionally rich and balanced diet of maize. rice derivatives, soya, sunflower, limestone, vitamins and other organic plant products together with ample greens. The feed contains no antibiotics, hormones, chemical stimulants or any other ingredient that may have a carryover effect on the consumer.

We use only freshest eggs from Keggs. Eggs from KEGGS are delivered fresh from the farm to us and there is no deterioration in quality due to transit time or long storage. Break an egg from Keggs, it will have a bright yellow yolk and a two layered albumen which does not run. In our usage eggs from Keggs compares very favourably with the highest quality table eggs available anywhere in the world.

01 Mar

Why we only make Gluten Free Cake?

Gluten free cake from RealCake Bakery in Gurgaon

If you are searching for Gluten Free Cake for yourself and your loved ones, you are in the right place. Gluten Free Cakes are sought after by connoisseur of good food across the world and people suffering with Gluten Allergy.

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten sensitivity (also known as gluten intolerance) is on the rise due to modification in wheat over the years as many humans can not digest gluten and suffer from spectrum of disorders. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, diarrhea, constipation, muscular disturbances, headaches, migraines, severe acne, fatigue, and bone or joint pain.

In recent times usage of wheat derived product CREAM OF WHEAT (MAIDA) has gone through the roof. Maida is rich in Gluten and super cheap, that is why it is widely used products in bakery products like Cake, Muffins, breads and other bakery products. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise & keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture.

Dough with higher gluten content promotes the formation of gluten strands and cross-links. If this dough is leavened with yeast, fermentation produces carbon dioxide bubbles, which, trapped by the gluten network, causes the dough to rise. Baking coagulates the gluten, which, along with starch, stabilizes the shape of the final product. Baked products are chewier in proportion to the length of kneading.

Needless to say bakery products with dazzling colours inside swanky outlets are full of Gluten and are harmful for many of us and our life. You do not think before popping a slice or two as they are dirt cheap and are easily available.

At RealCake we provide an irresistible Gluten Free Cake made with Ground Almonds and Dark Chocolate chips.

01 Feb

Why RealCake Bakery is reinventing the Cake?

Cake is a sweet form of baked bread or bread-like food. Cakes normally contains a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some varieties also requiring liquid (typically milk or water) and leavening agents (such as yeast or baking powder). Flavorful ingredients like fruit purées, nuts, dried or candied fruit, or extracts are often added, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes are often filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders or candied fruit.

Cakes are seeping in tradition in India during anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.

However with the increasing awareness about healthy eating habits people are increasingly searching for healtheir options to satisfy their sweet tooth. A fun, delicious Cake is something everyone looks forward to, but the biggest challenge is to keep the excitement going and keep things healthy. At RealCake we believe that making a healthy cake is all about substitutions of certain ingredients like sugar, butter, oil and flour, as well as using less frosting or glaze.