The first time I attempted to make this cake it was a big disaster :(. Me and one of my foodie friends had come over and wanted to bake something different. Decided to go with this cake although followed a different recipe. We put it in the oven and were eagerly waiting for a delicious cake………….However that was not meant to be. The cake did not rise, it was dry and very hard. Hello trash can!!!
I have been baking for a long time and I have never failed so miserably..(Barring some incidents and this tops the chart). The incident kept bothering me for next 2-3 days in a row and I knew I had to hit the ball out of the park to attain Nirvana….:D . After racking my brains it came to a couple of things which would have messed up the recipe. The main culprit was the old baking powder. Again hello trash can!!
New baking powder in, little recipe modifications and Urekaaaa… Turns out that I still can bake a good cake :).
Butter (melted)- 25 gms
Refined Flour – ½ cup
Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
Sugar – ½ cup
Eggs – 2
Apple (chopped) – ½
Cinnamon powder- ¾ teaspoon
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Refined flour (extra) – 1 teaspoon
Other Materials required:
Bread Tin – H x W x D – 4 x 6.5 x 3.5
Butter paper – to baseline
Vegetable oil (to use while base-lining the tin) – 1 teaspoon
- Base line and also on the sides a bread tin using the butter paper. You may use any vegetable oil (odourless) to do this.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder together.
- Beat the above flour mixture with the eggs for 5 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- After beating the mixture for five minutes add the melted butter, honey. Mix gently.
- In the extra refined flour roll the chopped apple and then mix it with the batter.
- Bake the cake for 20 minutes on 180 degrees.
- Cool it for 1 hour once done and then serve with tea or coffee.
- Transfer the prepared batter immediately to the baking tin as once the baking powder is added, it starts its action. So always keep the baking tins ready according to the requirements.
- By rolling the apple pieces in the flour they will not settle at the bottom of the cake but will be evenly spread.
- How to base line tin – Cut a butter paper in the shape of the base of the cake tin. Place it at the bottom of the greased cake tin. Same goes with the sides. Grease the sides and place the paper along the side length.
- And last but not the least always use exact measurements while baking for your cake to become a success.