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