I grew up with ma’s home made cakes. Whenever it was any of our birthdays or any other special occasion, the wonderful aromas from the oven would drift through our house. Her lovingly baked cakes were always a great hit and were the centre pieces of the day.
I guess this must have grown on me. I love baking, especially when its anyone’s birthday in our family. In fact my kids have now started to demand the kind of cakes they want for their birthday.
I ‘m basically that kind of cook who prepares food without any strict measurements. I tend to add ingredients as I go along and according to the availability of any in my pantry. Hence, the same dish may differ on various occasions. The same goes for my bakes a well. While jotting down the recipes for my blog, I often have to wonder as to how much of an ingredient went in to make the dish.
Anyway, coming back to the matter of cakes, I baked this great nutty chocolate cake for hubby dear’s birthday yesterday.
4 medium sized eggs
1 and 1/2 C flour
1tsp baking powder
3/4 C castor sugar
1 C butter
2tblsp cocoa powder
1/2 C cashew nuts, roughly grinded
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs. Sieve the flour,baking and cocoa powders and add to the mixture. Blend well.
Add the ground cashews and mix till everything is well combined.
Pour the mixture into a well greased baking pan and bake in a preheated oven on medium heat till a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean.
The cake can be covered with toppings of choice or had on its own. Being a birthday cake, I topped it off with some melted chocolate. It came out really scrummy, and being the chocoholic that I was, there was no doubt that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids, in fact, vied with one another for the larger piece. They have already booked the leftovers to enjoy after school!!!