Sheeba's blog and it instantly went on to my growing, 'must try' serpentine list of cake recipes. The slice of cake looked so, so soft and golden gorgeous and had me sighing. I have visited and revisited Sheeba's blog for this and so many more drool-worthy cakes she has on her blog. In case you haven't been there yet, you must, must visit Art, Food and Travel Chronicles.
I had half a cup of butter sitting in my fridge since days and it started featuring in my dreams too. I normally bake with oil, so having butter at home is a rarity and kind of pushes me into baking something, before the best before date. Not that I need much of pushing when it comes to baking, I just needed to find a good recipe with half a cup of butter and of course a reasonably good excuse to bake:-))
I work from home, which is luxury and allows me to pop a cake into
the oven and plonk myself back in front of my computer. I had a particularly productive, though busy month at work, and took a baking break( I take these breaks too often I know) to sort of celebrate.
The cake turned out so..offt and delicious just as Sheeba promised it would. Thanks a lot for sharing this Sheeba!!
The recipe goes like this
2 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ cup table sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
½ cup + 1 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup milk, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
Method: In a large
mixing bowl add all the ingredients together and beat half a minute on
slow speed and then 3 minutes on high( I did about 2 minutes with my hand mixer as I was too chicken to do 3). Pour into a prepared (greased and
floured) cake tin and bake at 190 C for 35 minutes or until a
fork/skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
I used half a cup of butter plus 1 tablespoon ghee. I used one medium sized round tin and one small bundt pan(for the first time) . I baked the round tin cake for about 35 minutes and it tasted good, but it could have done with just a couple of minutes more in the oven. Hence The bundt cake stayed that couple of minutes more in the oven and tasted just too good!! Why is that pic not here?? Well, the cake broke when I was in the process of removing it from the tin:-((
For those like me scared of the calorific effect of butter, this
makes a large cake which means very little butter per portion, unless
you have the cake for lunch or dinner!! You are in danger of ending up
doing just that as its difficult to resist this one:-))
This post is also my entry to Champa's Bake Off