I love baking simple, elegant, easy, soft, plain, not too sweet cakes which pairs beautifully with a cup of chai or coffee. I love cream cakes, but i don't crave for it often. I love chocolate cakes anytime, there is no time limit for it. But plain cakes are my favorite.
When talking about cakes, i have a special addiction in making streusal cakes. There is something special about this kind of cakes. It take the ordinary simple cakes to the next level.
My recent favorite is this cake. When i came across this recipe i want to bake it immediately. I had all the ingredients except chai masala powder. Infact you can make your own chai masala. But i was so lazy to make a batch. So last week when i was shopping i picked a packet of that and was ready to bake. The chai masala gave a lovely aroma to the cakes and my entire house smelled so heavenly when i was baking this.
The one thing which i modified in this recipe is the butter, i substituted it with oil, still the cake turned out so soft and moist.The yogurt which we add in this recipe made the cake so moist. The entire batch disappeared the same day itself. It was that good. Everyone loved it so much. The cashews which we add in the topping gave a lovely crunch to the cakes and made it so special. So try this cake and let me know how it turned out.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Makes - 20 cm loaf cake, Serves 5 to 6
Recipe Source : Showmethecurry.com
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/4 cup / 150 grams
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml / 4 fluid ounces
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Egg - 2
Curd / Yogurt - 3/4 cup / 180 ml / 6 fluid ounces
For Crumble Topping:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Flour - 2 tblspn
Sugar - 3 tblspn
Chai Masala Powder - 2 tblspn
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup / 40 grams
Take a 20 cm loaf pan and butter it generously, dust it with flour and tap off the excess. Set it aside till use.
Preheat the oven to 180 Degree C / 360 Degree F.
Take flour, baking powder and baking soda in a sifter and sieve them. Set them aside till use.
Now make the streusal topping, Take all the ingredients for streusal topping in a bowl and fork it through till it resembles crumble. Set it aside till use.
Now start making the batter. Take oil, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix them well.
Add in couple of eggs and mix well.
Now add in half of the flour mixture and fold them gently.
Add in the yogurt and mix well.
Now add in the remaining flour mixture and fold well.
Add half of the batter into the loaf pan and top off with 3/4 of the streusal topping. Cover with the remaining batter and top off with the remaining streusal topping.
Bake it preheated oven for 40 to 45 mins till it is completely baked. Insert a skewer into the loaf cake till there is no wet batter on that.
Allow the cake to cool down for 15 mins. Invert the cake to a wire rack and allow it to cool down completely.
Slice and serve with a cup of chai.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take flour in a sifter|
|Add in baking powder|
|Add in baking soda|
|sift it till fine|
|Take streusal ingredients in a bowl and mix well|
|Set it aside till use|
|Take oil , sugar and vanilla in a bowl|
|Beat it till creamy|
|Add in eggs|
|And mix them well|
|Now add in half of the flour mixture|
|Pour in yogurt|
|Add the remaining flour mixture|
|Butter the pan and dust it with flour|
|Pour in half of the batter|
|3/4th of the streusal topping|
|Cover with remaining batter|
|Top with the remaining streusal topping|
|All bake it|
|Enjoy a slice with a cup of chai|