Today early morning I decided to make something for them as a take-away. I had some tutti fruit’s in the fridge and decided to bake Tutti Fruti Cake..with a twist..
I have baked this cake quite a few times before for guests coming over for tea.. and I love the wonderful contrast of the colorful tutti fruti’s over the pale yellow colored base..its such a wonderful sight!!!
Today I decided to experiment slightly by adding some cocoa powder…just to slightly enhance the base color…
Very skeptical about the taste and color, I was anxious to try out the cake before I could pack it for them..and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised…it was delicious..a beautiful color to the cake and an even beautiful taste…the cocoa simply enhanced the traditional tutti fruit cake…I was delighted!!!
Here’s the recipe..
150 gms plain white flour,
150 gms cooking butter/margarine, softened,
115 gms castor sugar,
150 gms of colored tutti fruti’s (here I’ve used red and green)
1 tsp baking powder,
4-5 drops of vanilla essence,
1 tsp cocoa powder,
Cake tin, greased, dusted with flour,
1.) Pre-heat the oven.
2.) Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and set aside.
3.) Mix sugar and butter in a big bowl and beat until creamy and fluffy.
4.) Add eggs, one by one, beating continuously to avoid curdling. Add the vanilla essence.
5.) Start adding the flour mixture one tablespoon at a time, beating continuously.
6.) Finally, fold in the tutti fruti mix.
7.) Transfer to the greased tin and bake in the centre of the oven at 150 degrees for 40 mins or until skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
8.) Cool on a wire rack and cut into pieces.
9.) Serve with tea or coffee.
1.) In case the cake starts turning dark brown in color, cover with an aluminum foil.
2.) Cooking temperatures may vary based on the oven.
I’m packing this cake for Sandy, my SIL…I hope you enjoy it…We had loads of fun together and I can’t wait to see you again…
Thanks for coming over to my Tea Party AK Mom ..I hope you love it 🙂