Friday, January 25, 2013

Vanilla Choco chip cake ~ Tried and tasted!

I have always loved the aroma when cakes are baked. The little boy too has taken a fascination for the oven. Whenever he sees the oven light on he comes running and looks in to the glass and says CAKE! He is not into sweets (He has not got my sweet tooth!) but will willingly try a bite or two of it.
I had lost touch of baking ever since we returned from Shanghai. When we first moved in to the apartment here in US, I was so glad seeing the big oven at my disposal. It brought back all the wonderful memories. In the initial days of baking I had faced a lot of problems and then bloggers like Divya, Aparna, Harini had given a lot of helpful advice. When I got back in to blogging world, the first thing I did was look up to these blogs.
Few days back, The baking bug bit me again and I decided to bake something easy and tasty.I decided to look into Divya's blog. I love the step by step pictures that she puts up which makes it easy for anyone to understand. I had choco chips in hand and was thinking of making cookies when I stumbled upon this cake. The cake was perfect and very much appreciated by everyone. Thank you Divya for this wonderful recipe. The pictures don't do justice to the cake but I did not want to wait until I bake this next time.

This is Divya's recipe and I am just copying it here for my reference.

Flour - 1 cup
Cornflour - 4 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup[100 gms]
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup [ I took a heaped 1/2 cup of sugar and powdered it]
Eggs - 2
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Nuts - 1/4 cup[I used chopped almonds]
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup

Preheat oven to 180C.
Grease and line a loaf tin.
Sift together flour,cornflour and baking powder,reserve.
Cream together butter and powdered sugar till light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Mix in the vanilla essence.
Spoon the flour mix about 3 tsp at a time alternately with milk and beat well till you get a smooth batter.
The batter would be thickish,not a flowing one--mix in the nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove the cake to a wire rack and let it cool down.
Cut into slices and serve.

Apart from this, I even made the masala biscuits and Dark fudgy brownies! I wish I had pics of it to share them here. They were delicious and I am going to make them again! Thanks Divya. Please do check her blog for a lot of wonderful baking recipes.


Divya Kudua said...

I am so glad to know you are back to baking cakes now Uj:)Happy baking-the cake looks delicious!

vimala said...

Hi Ujwal, can we use salted butter? Please let me know