Monday, 28 July 2008

Cherry Polka Dot Cake

I love summer, mainly because of the warm sun... because of the barbeque parties we can have... for the lazy afternoons we can spend lake sides.... and most importantly because of the exotic fruits we get to eat... Mangoes, Strawberries.... and ofcourse Cherries .... yummm.. I just love these red, juicy fruits...

Last weekend I have been to the farmers market and could'nt resist myself in buying these..

Cherries

Fresh Cherries


The best recipe I can suggest with cherries is..... take them in a big bowl... switch on your favourite movie and just relish them as they are :-)
But J wanted something different. I had this recipe bookmarked long back and wanted to surprise him.

CherryPolkaDotCake

Cherry Cake


Recipe Source : Joy Of Baking

Ingredients:

Fresh Cherries: 500 gms, pitted and halved
All Purpose Flour(Maida) : 210 gms
Baking Powder : 1 1/2 tsp
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Eggs : 2, at room temperature
Sugar : 150 gms
Butter : 110 gms, soft, at room temperature
Milk : 80 ml
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp

How I did it:
  1. Pre heat oven at 200 degrees C.
  2. Butter and Flour a 9 inch cake pan.
  3. Separate around 15- 20 cherries (to be placed on top of the cake).
  4. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl beat together butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  6. Then add eggs one by one and beat till pale yellow.
  7. Add the milk and vanilla essence and beat till incorporated.
  8. Add the flour mixture and with the help of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix well.
  9. Gently fold in the cherries (not the 15 cherries which were separated).
  10. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth on top with the help of the spatula.
  11. Bake for 15 mins. Remove the pan and quickly arrange the cherries on top, with cut side down.
  12. Put back the cake in the oven, and bake till done, for about 30 to 40 mins. Or till toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  13. Serve warm, or at room temperature.
CakePiece

Yummy Slice of Cake


And the verdict:
Wow... just heavenly... the sweetness from the cherries enhanced the taste of the cake.. and with each bite I could feel the yumm taste of the juicy cherries...
Divine!!!

13 comments:

Sireesha said...

Cherry cake is awesome..... looks very yummy...

Cham said...

Wow, looks delicious with cherry filled.... When it comes to fruit, i love to taste it as it is :)

Sagari said...

cake looks beautifulll

Sonu said...

Hi, ur cherry cake look delicious. I made ur mirchi bajji, they turned out very tasty and yummy.
Thanks.
Sonu:)

Divya said...

Wow..the cake looks so pretty!!and am sure delicious as well..cherries makes anything tasty right?!!The cake looks exactly like the one in JoB.Great job!!

Usha said...

Looks really good :)

A_and_N said...

Great polka-do design :) And the cake looks deliciousssss!

ms said...

nice cake cinnamon, like a clafouti or something. Pretty!

Poonam said...

I like this cake. Your moog dal dosa sounds different. I am going to try it soon.

Shreya said...

looks lovely.. the red polka dots on top, and the circles in the cake as you bite:-) cool....

Vanamala said...

lovely lovely..cherry cake

Padma said...

This looks so polkishhh... yeah I too agree that cherries taste better when eaten as it is..... but this is a treat for this fruit lovers

usha said...

slice of the cake does looks yummy....