There is no stopping once you feel confident in some task. Baking a cake was a nightmare few months ago but now its a Cakewalk…..irony. I try to use a basic recipe and add on a different ingredient every time. And i succeeded in all those experiments. Yesterday I was wondering what new , when I realized I had bought cinnamon powder for some recipe earlier and can use that as a flavour in a cake. It turned out to be a nice dish out dessert for dinner. I so love baking now. I will try more hard recipes now once I get hold of basic ones.
Thank you kitchen for being the best friend .
Ingredients : 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1& 1/4 cup sugar, 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup rum , 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 cup assorted nuts crushed, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
For Caramel Sauce: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup fresh cream.
Servings : 2 pound , comes to 8 large pieces.
For cinnamon Cake : Sieve the flour baking powder and soda and keep aside. Sieving brings in aeration which adds on extra softness. Mix butter and sugar until it light in volume . Add on eggs and beat it with a beater (Electric one would quicken your job ) till egg double its volume, add vanilla essence cinnamon powder and mix with a wooden spatula gently. Add in the rum and assorted nuts with sieved flour mixture and gently cut and fold until a smooth batter is formed. you may also soak the assorted nuts in rum before mixing. It will be much better for flavouring. Preheat the oven in 170 degree centigrade and bake it for 30 minutes approx. Cool it at room temperature once you are done with done baking.
For Caramel sauce : Melt butter and sugar until a solution in a pan bring it to a boil and add fresh cream. continuously stir the sauce until it becomes thick and brown in colour. Pour in hot sauce while serving the cake slices. You will just add the chef quotient to the over all look of the dish.