Friday

Simple Christmas Cake

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Christmas is an occasion where all the family and friends come together and we offer each other good wishes. Making all these Christmas goodies takes back to the memories when we all together use to make ‘Kuswar’ with so much eagerness and excitement!. In my last post comments, some of my blogger friends asked if I am from Goa (India), yes I do belong but brought up in Belgaum and Mumbai.
All of these traditional Goan/Indian Christmas recipes are prepared as per my mom and grand mothers directions. This is a simple cake while other traditional Christmas recipes include plum cake, fruit cake, kul kul, Baath Cake among others. I have not made any changes or any cake decorations to keep them simple, traditional and home style. I hope you’ll make it and enjoy it as I’ve always !! This goes to Cakes N Cookies hosted by Sara’s Corner.


Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour (maida) (~125g)
3/4 cup sugar (~125g)
1/2 cup butter (~125g)
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp of nuts/dry fruits (optional or add more)

Preparation Method:
1. Cream the butter and sugar until spongy and keep aside.
2. Beat eggs until fluffy. Slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder and continue mixing.
3. Add the egg-flour mixture to the butter-sugar cream mixture, a little by little or else the mixture will curdle.
4. Add essence and mix. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
5. Grease a baking tray and pour the mixture and top with nuts/dry fruits. (Use parchment paper if preferred. I use a greased glass bowl dusted with flour. This makes the cake to come off easily. Picture below.)
6. Bake at 350F (175C) for 50 – 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.


cake (2)
Preparation Time: 30 – 40 mins
Baking Time: 50 – 60 mins

Note: The above ingredients make two of these cakes.
Very important step is mixing the batter.


Other Christmas Recipes:
KALKAL
BAATH CAKE
SHANKARPALI

19 comments:

Pavithra said...

Looks perfect ...lovely click and arrangement.

Deepa G Joshi said...

perfectly backed cake..nice decorations..

Gulmohar said...

Awesome cake...though you said it's simple, it looks so elegant..noted your reply...and yes the Goan cuisine is so rich :-)

Cham said...

A different and simple fruit cake!

SE(Denufood) said...

thanks pavithra, deepa, cham !! @gulmohar...the best part of being from belgaum is the food includes best of goa, maharastra and karnataka !!! and I had been a paying guest at a keralite and tamilian families at Pune....so my recipes will reflect all these !!!

Priya said...

Such a delicious and beautiful cake...

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey this cake luks very delicious...its very simple n tasty...hey gud 2 knw that ur from goa:-)...u vl have a nice exp of cuisine of different areas

Sarah Naveen said...

hey gal,,,
Such a perfectly baked cake..Looks delicious..Nice pics too..

kothiyavunu said...

Lovely cake!!Wish i could have a slice or two as cakes like this are my favourite..:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Perfectly baked cake...nice click too..

PJ said...

I am drooling over this cake! Wonderful recipe and a nice click too.. perfect for the season :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow thats a lovely cake...perfect one

pierre said...

thnkas for this great and scrumpptious xmas cake !!
I am Pierre based in Paris France and I have created my food blog with inventive french food come and have a visit you are very welcome !! se you sson ! Pierre

Tina said...

Delicious cake with beautiful clicks.........

SE(Denufood) said...

Thank You'll for stopping by!! Appreciate it so much

Joanne said...

I actually really love how simple this is. It seems refreshing after seeing so many super decadent and intense desserts.

Dolly said...

Wow, Your Christmas cake looks awesome. By the looks of it, I can't believe its so easy to make. Beautiful Presentation. Happy Holidays.

Spice said...

Nice cake.....I don't know why but for some reasons i wasn't getting your posts shown in my blogroll when I log in & I was kind of worried that it's been so many days & u r not posting anything....ah...computers...I should have checked your blog directly earlier....anyways... Pics shows that u r in real X'MAS MOOD.....Merry x/mas & Happy holidays....

San!!! said...

Wow such a beautiful and a moist cake to look forward to.Nice website containing yum n healthy dishes.Best wishes.Following you.

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