I should say this is the best softest cake I've ever baked...Thanks to Parita for such a wonderful recipe for sure its a keeper. I've adjusted the recipe a little bit with the quantity of eggs and butter. By now I have tried/experimented the cake 3-4 times and this is the only cake that withstood all my experiments ;) Because when baking the same cakes with same procedure which had turned out perfect the last time, I have flopped the cake. I feel the batter consistency is the most impt, for this reason I used to think, to take stepwise for baking atleast but laziness wins me :) But I have tried my best to explain it in detail for beginners like me.
This one so far all the times it came out perfect....*touchwood* it has got me so many credits and appreciations from my neighbours and family esp my hubby. I am planning to get it baked and take it to my office collegues as I am confident with this cake.
By now I have started experimenting using flax powder as egg replacer, and it works out perfect each time. Only thing is that I am able to find out even the very mild smell it leaves out, but trust me only I could identify it and I was surprised to see everyone else enjoying every bite.
- All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups (270 gms)
- Granulated Sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups (275 gms)
- Tutti Fruitti - 1/2 cup
- Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
- Milk - 3/4 cup (200 ml)
- Egg - 1 at room temperature
- Flax seed powder - 1 tbsp [I used one egg and flax powder as another egg replacer. Flax seed powder substitute for 1 egg - Mix 1tbsp with 3 tbsp of water leave it for 3mins till a sticky mixture is formed. ]
- Baking powder - 2 tsp
- Baking soda - 1 tsp
- Vanilla essence - 3 tsp
- Cashews - 2 tsp [just to sprinkle on top]
- If you dont have flax seed powder just substitute egg with it. So totally 2 eggs for this cake if you are not using flax seed powder.
1.Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda twice atleast and keep aside.Combine butter and sugar , it will look like breadcrumbs.
2.If you are using 2 eggs add one egg at a time, beat well and add to the sugar butter mixture. If you are using flax powder water mixture just strain it and add it to the butter sugar egg mixture.
3.Mix tutti frutti with little flour say 1-2 tbsp , set aside.Add in vanilla essence and mix well.Now add in the milk beat well till all is combined.
4.Next add the flour, baking powder, soda mixture.Mix until a creamy batter is formed without lumps. Fold in tutti frutti.
5.Grease the pan with butter and flour, tap to remove off excess.Pour the batter in the pan and pat it on floor to ensure the batter is even on all sides of the loaf..Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf/cake pan. Bake for 35-40 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool completely and then slice.
The soft cakes with the tutti frutti and nutty crunch in each bite hmm it was heavenly.
Hmm...I have loads of tasks to complete this weekend, writing the todo itself took me more time hope I complete half of it as I planned. Happy weekend and have a achieving week ahead!
Labels: Baked Goodies, Cakes and Cookies, Cakes with eggs, Christmas Recipes, Tutti Frutti Cakes