Eggless Tutti Frutti cake

After the initial attempts of mine to bake a cake, yes now I am confident enough to say "I can bake". To boost my confidence more, I decided to try one more cake recipe. This time it was from Tickling Palates by Radhika and I was pleased to get the perfect result once again :). 



Ingredients

All purpose flour/ Maida 1 cup
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Butter 1/2 cup [room temperature]
Sugar 1/2 cup
Curd 1/2 cup[room temperature]
Milk 1/4 cup [room temperature]
Honey 1 tbsp
Tutti frutti *  and glazed cherries chopped - little more than 1/4 cup. [Instead of nuts and dryfruits I used tutti frutti and glazed cherry pieces] Toss them well with all purpose flour before adding them to the batter [This doesn't allow them to sink and gets evenly distributed during the process of baking]

Method:

Pre heat the oven @180 degrees C. Grease with 1 tsp butter  to the base and sides of the baking tray and dust it with flour. Gently tap it upside down so that the extra flour goes off.

Sieve together flour, baking soda, baking powder and keep aside. Cream butter and sugar well. Next add yoghurt, milk, honey one by one and beat once more till this wet mixture turns smooth, I used a hand whisker to mix the above liquid ingredients. Add the sieved flour gradually to the wet mixture. Switch to a spatula and mix it gently taking care not to over do it.

Now add dry fruits mixture and give it a final mix. Pour the batter into greased tray and bake for 30-35 mins @180 degrees C or till a toothpick/knife inserted comes out clean. [Oven timings may vary,keep a watchful eye on your cake and check for doneness]




Allow the cake to cool on the wire rack for 5- 10 min. Slice it up and enjoy biting into the each slice of this cake.

Happy Baking !!!

7 comments:

  1. Looks very nice and colourful.

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  2. Thanks Lakshmi Venkatesh for lovely comment there

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  3. Tried this cake today. The cake is taking too long to bake. Not sure why. Even after 1 hr middle sections are not baked. I added little less butter than mentioned. Is it the reason? Also it seemed sugar was less

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  4. Deepikaa,,, I am a newbie into baking... I have exactly followed the recipe given in the link above,,, and with the experience what I have in baking ,,,firstly would like to point out that 1 hr time is too much for the cake not to get baked,,, with the tendency to decrease sugar in the diet,,, sugar was ok for me,,, u can increase the quantity next time if u prefer that,,, and there are many reasons that the middle section doesnt get baked,,, less butter cud be one of the reason,,, hope u have used the exact measurement of the ingredients that has been mentioned in the recipe... i have prepared this cake twice,,, and both times it came out very well...

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  5. Deepika,,, such type of cake is called as sunken cake and reasons such as too much liquid
    too much baking pwd or sugar, too little flour can result in sunken cake... did u open the door frequently to check the cake doneness or slam the door becz that can also lead to unsuccessful baking attempt

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  6. Hi Aparna, Can this be done in a plain microwave? (without convection)... Pls do let me know...want to try this right away! :)

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  7. Geetha, I am a novice in baking. I have experimented doing only one cake that is biscuit cake in MW... sorry cannt help you with this matter.... why dont u chk with Radhika of Tickling palates whose recipe i had followed... u can get the link to her blog above ..hope she can answer ur query

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