Saturday, November 8, 2008

RM2-Day8- Rose Cake

This is my post for RM2-Day 8. V had gifted me with a rose shaped bundt pan and we were so excited to see the outcome of the cake when it was baked in it. It looked perfectly like a rose :) Hence I decided to name it as Rose Cake :) I can't wait to surprise him with this bundt pan on Valentine's day :) and you folks can surely expect a special recipe I would bake that day:) . Anyways I followed a simple cake recipe for this cake. It was not the recipe , but the cake's shape which we were more excited about. But when the cake was done, did we realize that not only did the cake pan do a good job about the shape of the cake, it did an even amazing job about cooking the cake evenly. I loved the texture of the cake and so for the next batch I added some rum soaked fruit peels (some call it tutty - fruity). So here is the recipe:

Note:
Its always best to have butter and eggs at room temperature. It makes a significant change while we try to mix the batter as well as to the texture of the cake.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup rum soaked candied fruits

Method:

Preheat oven to 325 degree F

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Separate egg yolks and whites and add the egg yolks one at a time to the butter-sugar mixture and beat until light and fluffy. (Do not beat the egg whites yet) Add vanilla essence and mix well to incorporate.

Sift 2 cups flour, salt, and powder together. Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in small batches and incorporate it well. You might start noticing that the batter becomes thicker and thicker. But don't worry as it will not affect the texture of the cake. So do not add any liquids even if you are tempted to do so. It might be a little to mix the batter, but don't give up :)

Add the fruit peels to the remaining flour and just give it a light shake to coat the fruit peels. Then gently fold them to the cake batter. Grease and dust the cake pan with oil and flour and pour batter into it. Spread it evenly. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until knife comes out clean.


My marathon buddies have been cooking up a delicious lot , so check their blog:

1) Siri

2) Srivalli

3) Ranji

4)PJ

5)Curry Leaf

6)Medha

7)Priya

8)Bhawna

9)Raaji

10)Ruchii

11)Anu

12)Kamala

13)DK

14)Divya Kudua

15)Rekha

16)Divya M

17)Lakshmi

18)Raaga

19)Lakshmi Venkatesh

20)Sripriya

21)Viji

22)Kamalika

23)Pavani

15 comments:

Madhu said...

Wow looks so good, first time seeing the rose shaped cake.

Cham said...

The rose shape cake is simply pretty :) Without any effort we have a piece of art!

rekhas kitchen said...

ooooh that looks superb nice entry dear

DK said...

OMG! This rose cake looks so good! I am sure going to try it soon :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

The Rose Cake looks delicious. And the shape is great too.

Divya Kudua said...

Oh..thats such a cute gesture from your hubby and an even more pretty looking cake..;-)!!

G.Pavani said...

it looks yummy and nice colur

Srivalli said...

Thats so innovative..am sure the taste was great..how does the petals taste??.crisp?

Bhawana said...

Roopa, this is cake is making me greedy :). I want it NOW. so tempting yar.

G.Pavani said...

thanks for ur comments dear....coming to the sundal...u just pressure cook for 2whistle and soak chickpeas ovrnite...then see how it comes

Sagari said...

cake looks very pretty roopa

Curry Leaf said...

Very Pretty

Priya said...

WOw cake looks amazing roopa...delicious..

ranji said...

YUm YUM YUM...i was lucky to have eaten a whole of it...not just us even my parents..they loved each and every bite of it :)...looks so pretty :)...cant wait to see wht u will make for VJ on feb 14th :)...good luck!!!

kripa said...

this is a comment from my sis "Woooooowww.. it looks so beautiful.. woowwwwww..she made it herself? with her own hands? it looks so yummy and so pretty " :)) thought will share this with u

Its truly amazing.. i have never come across a rose shaped bundt pan.. waiting to grab a bite next time :)

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