Friday, December 9, 2011

Cake with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

This whole week I attended a Christmas Special Baking classes by Mrs. Usha Narayan.http://www.thecompulsivebaker.blogspot.com  I am so thank full to her for conducting this classes. Being an amateur cook I'm learning every day from my kitchen :), this quick class helped me to get some tips and tricks to be followed. 

So this cake is one from her classes which I baked (with lil-bit of changes) and it came out so good to be shared :). This cake has three different things to be done, the streusel topping, the filling, and the cake batter itself.

Christmas Delicacy From My Kitchen

Ingredients:
(for streusel topping) 

1/2 cup - Oats
1/2 cup - cashew (can be replaced with any nuts)
3/4 cup - Sugar 
2 tsp - Cinnamon Powder
100 gms - Unsalted Butter (ghee can be used instead)
(for filling)

3/4  cup - Brown Sugar
2 tsp - Cocoa Powder

(for cake) 

1&1/2 cup - Castor Sugar 
2 cup - Atta/Maida
2&1/2 tsp - Baking Powder
3/4 cup - Butter (@ room temperature)
3 - eggs
1 tsp - Vanilla Essence
1 cup - Milk
3/4 cup - curd
1 tsp - Unsalted butter/ ghee for greasing

Procedure:


(for toping) 
  • coarsely grind the Oats, Cashew, and Sugar.
  • Melt the butter over a thick bottomed pan.
  • Once the butter melts switch off the flame and add the coarsely powered prepared.
  • Leave it to cool.
(for filling)
  • Mix the brown sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside.
NOTE:  If you love more cinnamon can replace coco with I:I ratio is coco and cinnamon.

(for cake)
  • Beat the Butter and Sugar, add a tsp of atta to avoid curdling. 
  • Add eggs one by one and mix it.
  • Add half the dry mixture (atta+baking powder) and bring it together.
  • Now add the rest dry mixture.
  • Slowly add the liquid mixture ( milk+curd+vanilla essence) and mix it.
NOTE: Donot over mix once the flour is inside the batter.

(assembling the cake to bake)
  • Preheat the oven at 220 °C.
  • Grease the baking vessel and pour half the batter into it.
  • Sprinkle the filling mixture into it and flatten it with a knife.
  • Now pour the rest of batter.
  • Sprinkle the topping at the top most layer.
  • Bake it for 65-70 minutes at 180 °C at the lower rack. 






















"Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year"

from my kitchen