This is my sister-in-law (brother's wife) Tanusri (or to keep it short, Tanu) and their two-yr old cutie ... we call him Google. Tanu made this cake on Google's second birthday. Tanu and I learnt the following recipe from my mum. It's a pretty quick recipe to produce good-quality cakes when sudden needs arise.
- 2 cups flour (sieved)
- baking powder
- 2 cups sugar (finely ground)
- 4 eggs (well beaten)
- essence of vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk
- butter (2 tbsp, melted)
- dry friuts (cashews, raisins, cherries ... almonds ... you name it!)
Place sugar and the egg and beat it with the help of a fork (approx 100 times). Add the sieved flour, baking powder, butter and milk into the mixture and again beat at least 200 times. Grease the cake pot with butter uniformly, and pour the mixture into it, and refreigerate for 1/2 an hour, after covering it.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 180 deg Celsius, take the cake-pot out of the refrigerator and place it immediately in the pre-heated OTG, on the middle rack (keep both, the top and the bottom heaters on) for 45 minutes.
Ensure that the full cake is baked, by using a dip-stick ... see that nothing liquidy sticks to it.
This is one of the quickest and the most hassle-free cake recipes around. Hope you enjoy it!