Thursday, July 7, 2011

Plum and berry cake

    Yesterday my son turned 15 and I was in a fix when Prisha asked me to bake a cake for him.The regular cakes were too boring for me and then the sight of fresh plums excited me. He too seemed more keen on that and so this lovely cake was made which had things I just threw in.But it was the softest, spongiest eggless cake I had ever baked.The kids couldn't have enough of it. So here goes the recipe.
Flour                                                   2 cups
Oil                                                      1/2 cup
Butter                                                 50 gms
Sugar                                                  1 cup
thick sour curd                                    1 cup
Baking powder                                    15 gms/2 tsp
orange/mixed fruit juice                        3/4 cup
Flax seed powder                                3 tbsp
split plums                                          250 gms
Frozen/fresh mixed berries                   200 gms
Sugar to sprinkle
In a mixer,blend we together oil, butter, curd and sugar.
Now add the flax seeds,flour,baking powder, and the juice.Blend for about 4 mins.
Grease a 12 inch baking tin and dust with flour.
Pour in the batter.
Top with plums and the berries.
Sprinkle sugar and put into a pre-heated oven at 180 deg. in the middle rack.
After about 15 mins turn down heat to 150 deg and bake further.It would take about 45-50 mins to really bake well.
Now put in a dry needle to check if the cake has baked through well.If not , keep it for more time.
Check if the sides of the cake are leaving the tin a bit too.
Cool on a rack for about 1 hour.
Remove from the tin and serve with whipped cream,custard and coffee.

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