Monday, January 4, 2010
This is nt my recipe, it's my friend Reeya's recipe. She got the cake during Christmas and it so yummy that I just had to ask for the recipe. First time I made it and it came out very nice. Don't go by the picture quality, just try it yourself...
Brown Sugar 1 cup (if you are adding caramel syrup, Take ¾ cup )
Butter 1 stick
All purpose flour 1 cup
Baking powder ½ tbs
Powdered spice ½ tbs cinnamon powder
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Caramel syrup or Molasses 1/4 cup
Dry Fruits / nuts 1 cup (soaked in hot water for a day)
Take each of equal amount from Raisins, Cranberry, Dates chopped into small pieces
Nuts: cashew nuts, Hazelnut, walnuts chopped into small pieces
Milk 1/4 cup (optional)
Sift flour, baking powder and the mixed spices 3 times.
Mix the dry fruits and nuts in the flour.
Cream sugar and butter till fluffy with a hand mixer.
Separate egg white and yolk
Beat the egg yolk with the sugar and butter mix and add the milk.
While you do this beat the egg white with a teaspoon of sugar until stiff peaks are formed.
Now add vanilla, flour, caramel syrup and gently fold in the mixture.
Finally add egg white and gently fold in the mixture.
Bake the cake in 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes.
** Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean your cake is done. Pour the mixer only up to ¾ of the container. Baking time can vary according to your oven and the type of pan used.
Caramel syrup :
Caution !!! Be very careful while making caramel syrup use a tall heavy bottom pan. Careful while adding hot water. It will sputter all over. Cover the pan with a lid closer to your side. Add water away from you.
Melt 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy bottom pan until dark brown. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup hot water to the syrup. You can add a little butter or lime juice while melting sugar to avoid caramelizing of the sugar. Cool the syrup.
**Note: This is my friend Reeya's recipe, I liked it so much that I asked her te recipe and I have modified little bit. I hope you will also like it.