It was raining and also with no car and bus transport, we stayed home and had a foodie Christmas. And I think I found the almost perfect recipe for a simple cake which I can trust anytime. It was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, not too sweet and every bite had those yummy dry fruits, just like I wanted. Here is the recipe, do try and let me know how it goes. And I’m loving these pictures with the SLR, I think they look gorgeous. 🙂
Melted butter or Oil – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Eggs – 2
Milk – 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 Tsp
Maida (All-purpose flour) – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 Tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 Tsp
Salt – a pinch
Orange juice – 2-3 Tbsp
Chopped dry fruits (I used cashews, almonds, raisins, dates, walnuts) – 1/4 cup
Soak the chopped dry fruits in orange juice.
Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to maida and keep aside.
Beat the butter and sugar well. Add eggs, milk, vanilla extract and mix well.
Now add the maida mixture little by little and keep mixing well.
Beat the batter well so there are no lumps. Now add the dry fruits mixture and stir.
Pre-heat oven on 350 F for 10 minutes.
Take an oven safe vessel, grease it with oil and pour in the cake batter.
Bake it for 30-40 minutes on the same temp. Insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean, else bake for 5 more minutes. (It took me 45 minutes)
And most importantly, let the cake cool down and then cut the slices.