Nut Cake

Queens changed a lot of things that got shaped up in this world. And I say it with no negativity....because queen's tantrums are often associated with that sort of connotation....but in the context of food, I think it pushed the bar for innovation.

Personally when I eat a new kind of food, I do not ever think on the lines of this would have worked better with X ingredients instead of Y....this is because, I see it in the context of why this dish works or does not ....While saying this, it may make me appear out of context with the food world - but basically my point is that I consider the dish in totality. It either works or does not , rarely for me, has it happened that some thing has not tasted good - I am pretty accommodative with food that way- hence I do not go about thinking what could have worked instead of say a cherry in the cherry cake...

Like this queen of Scotland, did not like too much cherry in her cake, so she asked her cooks to replace it with something that tantrum led them to make a cake that starts with N - :) 

And with that my journey through the scottish cuisine got me here.

For now, take a glimpse of the cake straight out of the oven

250 gms Self raising flour
125 gms demerara sugar
125 gms Oil (vegetable) or butter
125 gms Sultanas + Cashews 
125 gms Raisins + Walnuts
50 gms chopped glace cherries
1 large egg
6 tbsp milk
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 tspn allspice powder
1 tspn cinnamon powder

1) Mix the flour with oil/ butter.
2) Mix the sugar, spices, nuts together. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.
3) Beat the egg and mix with the milk. 
4) Add the milk mixture little at a time and make the sticky bread dough like cake batter.
5) Keep folding the batter until it is well mixed
6) Bake this batter in a 12 inch cake tin in a preheated oven at 180C for 25-30 min.
7) The cake will not rise much, so check for doneness



Pavani said…
Wow what a yummy looking cake that is Pradnya. Love all the dry fruit in there.
Gayathri Kumar said…
This cake is full of dry fruit goodness. Looks very tasty..
Smruti Ashar said…
That is such an amazing cake Pradnya! Awesome pick for N
Suma Gandlur said…
Flexible people like you are fun to be with and I guess I am more like that queen who didn't like cherries in her cake. In fact, I hate to see any berry in baked stuff. 😀 And so, this cake looks quite appealing to me.
BTW, are you in Scotland now? If not, have a happy and safe journey.
Usha said…
Nut cake looks yummy.
Srividhya said…
I love the fruit and nut cakes and chocolates. The chewy and crunchy texture mmmmm.. love it.
Kalyani said…
I wish I am as accommodative as you with food .. Not really fussy, but yet to come out of some
Comfort zone !!
This cake looks delish ...
Priya Suresh said…
Fruits and nuts loaded cake looks absolutely incredible to have with some hot chocolate.
Nut cake looks tasty and so soft.Love the texture of it.
Soft and moist nut cake, love the texture:)
That is a loaded cake and looks so moist!

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