I have lots of childhood memories attached with this cake. This is the cake my Ma always used to make. I used to take it to school for my tiffin break and all my friends would be so eager to have at least a bite of it. She also made this cake once on my birthday and she had decorated it with cream. That was the best cake I've tasted in life till now. Those days bakeries were not as many as there are today and since I have spent my childhood in a small town there were none. So on my birthdays most of the times this was the cake that I used to cut. When I asked Ma about the recipe she was also recollecting all the memories that she had of my childhood related to this cake. I had tried this cake for the first time when I was in college and I forgot to put baking powder. Then when I saw that the cake was not rising I increased the time and temperature. My brother still tells me about that disaster as you can see in the previous post. It looked as if there has been an earthquake on the cake. Thankfully I don't do all such kind of stuff now. I had made this cake last week. It was awesome. I called up Ma and told her that it was exactly like what she used to prepare. So now to the recipe:
-All purpose Flour / Maida (1 cup)
- Sugar (1 cup)
- Eggs (2)
- Vanilla essence (1/2 tsp)
- Cashews (10-12)
- Raisins (a handful)
- White oil (1/2 cup)
- Butter (1 tsp for spreading on cake tin)
- Milk (1/2 cup)
- Baking Powder (1 tsp)
- Beat the eggs, vanilla essence, oil, milk and sugar well.I generally give it a quick whirl in the mixer. You can also use a hand mixer or do beat it well with a spatula.
- Sift the flour and baking powder together.
- Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredientsa and beat well.
- The flour should be nicely folded into the wet mixture (You are looking into for a consistency which lets you form ribbons when you drop it from the spoon).
- On your cake tin apply butter so that the cake does not stick to the tin.
- Pour your batter into the cake tin.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius and put the cake into oven in baking mode for 20-25 mins.
- To check if the cake is ready insert a toothpick into the cake and it should come out clean.
This is my entry to:
Lets Cook Kid's Special at Tickling Palattes and Favourite Cake Recipes at Zesty South Indian Kitchen