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Easy Tea Time Snack - Tutti Fruti Pound Cake

I love baking cakes and trying new recipes every time I get a chance to.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

40 min

1 hour

Serves around 12 thick slices

So this was my first trial of an eggless cake that too a sponge one. And my trial turned out to be good in taste as well as look. Here I have used some of the very basic ingredients that are easily available at our homes. The cake is a quick bake along with it's benefit of being eggless, good for people who follow vegetarianism.

One can use canned berries or tutti fruti according to their preference. If you want to get a good colour add some gel yellow colour. Otherwise for natural colour we will already add custard powder.

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar/lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder/milk powder, vanilla flavour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup tutti fruti

Instructions

  1. Take milk in a container and add vinegar in the specified quantity. Keep it for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare a bread tin by coating it with oil or butter and flour for dusting.
  2. In a large bowl, take oil and sugar and mix them until light and fluffy. Now, into this add the buttermilk prepared using vinegar and milk in just half the quantity, we will use next half later. Mix this mixture well, only until it becomes light and fluffy. You can use a whisk for this as it aerates the cake well.
  3. Into this sift the dry ingredients I. E flour, baking powder, baking soda and custard powder. If you do not have custard powder you can use milk powder in same quantity. Since custard powder is already vanilla flavoured, we need not add vanilla essence. But if we use milk powder instead, we will have to add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in the sugar-oil mixture.
  4. After this, add the other half of buttermilk and mix only until no lumps are left. Do not over mix.
  5. In a small container,take tutti fruti and coat it with refined flour. We do this so that the turi fruti does not settle down in the cake. Meanwhile, start the pre-heating process. Pre-heat your oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.
  6. Now strain off the excess flour from tutti fruti and add it into the cake batter. To get some colour in your cake you can also add yellow gel based colour.
  7. Now pour the cake batter into the tin and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degree Celsius. If you use a pan then bake it for 55 minutes at low flame.
  8. Once the cake is ready, let it cool down and then cut it into slices like that of bread. Enjoy it with your tea, coffee or even as evening snack.

© 2020 Megha Ginnare

Comments

Megha Ginnare (author) from BHOPAL on October 15, 2020:

@Abby Thank you so much ☺️

Abby Slutsky from America on October 14, 2020:

This looks yummy.

Megha Ginnare (author) from BHOPAL on October 10, 2020:

@Alicia Yaa and the colour of cake is also because of custard powder. Thank you so much for reading. Hope you get good results.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 10, 2020:

I've never used custard powder in a cake. I'm looking forward to trying it. I think tutti frutti would be a lovely addition to the cake as well.

Megha Ginnare (author) from BHOPAL on October 10, 2020:

@mamta Thank you so much for visiting.