Feb 20, 2012

Cashew Coffee Cake

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Lets start with something sweet.
               So today's recipe is cashew coffee cake. It is an amazing crusty cake with hint of coffee and richness of cashews and with a tad bitterness of demerara sugar.
        This cakes leaves you wanting for more.

Ingredients:
  • 3/4th cup  Butter
  • 3/4th cup  Demerara sugar (Brown sugar)
  • 3                Eggs
  • 3 tsp          Instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 cup   Flour
  • 2 tsp          Baking powder
  • 1 cup         Broken cashew
  • Some cake greasing mix 
I greased my christmas tree pan with greasing mix. Now this greasing mix is awesome. I found it on Youtube and it worked really good. 
Cake greasing mix:
     I added 1 cup vegetable shortening (dalda) + 1 cup flour(maida) + 1/2 cup oil and mixed it well. 

I later found that I had more cake batter left, so greased few small cake pans and enjoyed mini cakes
Method:
  • I kept the oven for preheating at 180 degrees.
  • Now I added butter and brown sugar and creamed it really well with hand mixer till it was fluffy and smooth. I used unsalted butter which was at room temperature
  • If you don't have access use अपना वाला Amul butter. सब चलता है. This is cooking not a science  experiment.
  • You can substitute regular sugar for brown sugar. However, I recommend brown sugar, as it gives a characteristic taste.
  • Then I added eggs one by one, beating well after each addition and finally added coffee.
  • Now we need to stop using hand mixer and  start adding flour and baking powder and  mixing with rubber spatula.
  • Now its time to add the cashews (You could also roast them a bit with ghee, they will add more flavor)
The mix smells really "coffelicious" and tempting :)  I added it to greased cake pans and realized that I have much more butter left. So greased more two mini pans. Yippee more two cakes, the cakes were so delicious we finished eating them as soon as they were out of the oven, we couldn't even wait to click their pictures.

  • Baked the cakes at 180 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Kept them to cool on rack then decorated with sprinkles and the last thing I did was
  • (((((Ate them)))))

My son Neil loved the sprinkles. Just after the pictures were clicked most of the sprinkles disappeared...courtesy Neil.

8 comments:

  1. Willl try it ... and let u know how it came out
    Good one :)))))))

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    1. thank u dear... many of my recipes are inspired from u

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  2. Wil surely try this one & let u know!

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    1. thanks a lot.. hope we meet up for our potluck soon

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  3. I just LOVE this blog!! I love the way you write and i love the really colourful, perfect pictures :D

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