December 26, 2013

Traditional Fruit and Nut Cake

   The credit for this cake recipe goes to The Duffadars !! This was the first cake I ever baked and is the most frequently made one in our oven . I have been following this blindly since Hetal passed me her family recipe over an email a few years back. The  baking bug has been biting me since last few days and this evening the irresistible urge made me try the recipe yet another time ;  I was not failed this time either :) The room still smells of freshly baked cake and adding onto the holiday vibes.

Fruit and nut Cake

Prep Time : 20mins
Baking Time : 35 mins
Serves : 4-8

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g butter ( 1 and 1/4 sticks)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup nuts etc ( cherries, raisins and cashews; I added crumbled pethas I got from my recent India visit)

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix butter, sugar and eggs using a hand blender.
  • Add in other dry ingredients slowly to ensure uniform mixing.
  • Bake for 35 mins.
Serve warm with icecream !! Heavenly :)

Keep Baking !

Happy Festive Season ,

Ajanta from Walnut Creek


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  2. thanks for sharing it Hetal.. it simple and delicious..