Monday, March 31, 2014

Plain Vanilla Cake with Tutti-Frutti

My darling friend from work, ‘S’, was kind enough to lend her hand blender to me last Friday so that I could bake some delights and test it at the same time. Her Oven is dead for the past few weeks and she told me to keep it for a month at least, till she fixes her Oven! YAY!

I do not remember when I last baked a Cake and had almost nothing fancy in my stockpile, hence decided to bake a Plain Vanilla Cake, found some Tutti-Frutti left from the last batch of Biscotti, hence dusted them in some plain flour and added them too, it gave a lovely look to the end product.

(I was impatient when I flipped the cake and was tapping the cake pan too hard, which made that crack, excuse me please)

Here is what you will need to make my Plain Vanilla Cake with Tutti-Frutti:

·         All Purpose Flour : 1.5 cups
·         Granulated White Sugar : 1 cup
·         Pure Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp
·         Butter : ½ cup – at room temperature (I used salted Butter, as I did not have unsalted one, hence I did not add Salt to the batter)
·         Eggs : 2 – at room temperature
·         Baking Powder : 2 tsp
·         Milk : 1 cup – at room temperature
·         Tutti-Frutti : a handful (optional)

Here is the method to bake my Plain Vanilla Cake with Tutti-Frutti:

·         Preheat the Oven to 180C / 356F
·         In a big missing bowl, cream the Butter and the Sugar, beat till a good amount of air goes into the batter, till fluffy
·         Add the Eggs one by one, beat one in then add the second one
·         Add the Pure Vanilla Extract and mix one more time
·         Mix the All Purpose Flour and the Baking Powder and beat in to the batter little at a time, keep the speed of the blender low, else your face will be covered in Flour
·         Add the Milk and beat it in, once the flour is added, beat as less as you can as the more you beat at this stage, the harder your Cake will get
·         Grease the Cake pan with Butter
·         Dust the Tutti-Frutti with a tsp of flour so that when added to the batter, they do not sink to the bottom
·         Fold the Tutti-Frutti into the batter
·         Pour the cake batter into the cake pan
·         Bake at the same temperature for 40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted to the center of the cake comes out clean
·         Let it cool down on a cooling rack for about 10 mins
·         Loosen up the sides with a butter knife and turn it upside down onto a plate
·         You can let it cool or eat it warm, with a little ice cream, some topping or some whipped cream, as you like it :)

1 comment:

  1. Plain vanilla cake with tutti frutti is toothsome. Nice post