I baked this cake for my husband's birthday way back in July. Had followed Mrs. Geeta Narang's recipe from the LG Microwave cookbook. Just to add flavour to it I roasted some cinnamon sticks, powdered them and added to the original recipe. It tasted very good with all the cherries and raisins (I did not have raisins that day, So they seem to be missing here), could have been little less sweeter for me, but my husband loved the spongy, sweet and perfect cake with tea.
The recipe is very simple to follow. You can garnish with any icing, according to the author. But it was delicious by itself.
(All cup measures are level 240ml, standard cup and proportionate)
1 cup plain flour/all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons raisins
2 table spoons glaced cherries
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon roasted and powdered cinnamom
Pre- heat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F/gas mark 4
Seive the flour with bi-carbonate of soda and the baking powder well.
Beat the butter and sugar until light, add the honey, yoghurt and fold the flour in gradually.
Grease a baking dish of size 7&1/2 inches square and pour the batter into it.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire racks for few minutes.
Enjoy the cake with coffee or tea.
This cake is what I'm carrying to the High Tea Patry @ Aparna's Diverse Kitchen where Meeta's Monthly Mingle is happening until the 15th of October.
This also goes to Srivalli who is celebrating blog anniversary with Kids' Delight until the 15th of October again @ Spice your Life.