Cakes n bakes

Tres Leches cake

Tres Leches cake

A very light and fluffy cake which is soaked in a mixture of milk, condensed milk and heavy cream.. It’s a favorite cake of my two and a half-year old son and I never get tired of baking it. A super delicious cake!

Ingredients:

All-purpose flour-1 1/2 cups

Baking powder-1 teaspoon

Unsalted butter-1/2 cup

white sugar-1 cup

eggs-4

Vanilla extract-1/2 teaspoon

Whole milk or evaporated milk-1 cup

sweetened condensed milk-1 (14 ounce) can

Heavy whipping cream -1 cup

Frosting:

whipped fluffy white frosting- 1 tin (store bought)

Strawberries-4 optional

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.  Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.  Cream butter  and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, beat well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended.

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Pour batter into prepared pan.

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 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Meanwhile combine the whole milk, condensed milk and whipping cream and keep aside.

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Once the cake is done baking allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

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Poke the top of the cake every half-inch with the long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally pierce cake several times with a fork.

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Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the cooled cake.

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Spread the whipped fluffy frosting over the top of cake when the cake is completely cooled. Decorate with slices of strawberries or just leave it plain. Be sure to keep the cake refrigerated, enjoy!

Tres Leches cake

Tres Leches cake

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Cakes n bakes

Eggless fruit and nut cake

I was a crazy fan of this fruit and nut cake when I was a small kid and I am now too! My neighbor used to never miss making this cake on the occasion of Christmas and I used to never miss going to her house to eat it. She baked it really well and the taste was heavenly. I knew she used to add eggs and little rum to get the flavor and texture. For a long time I wanted to bake this cake but I was looking for a eggless cake specially for my mom who prefers to eat eggless and finally got a good recipe from show me the curry. Frankly, I was never anticipating such an outcome. It turned out so fluffily and perfect. We could just not wait for the cake to cool and were digging in to have our share!

Ingredients:

Raisins, cranberries, tutty fruity or any other glazed fruit- 1/3 cup of each (1 cup total)

Chopped cashew, Almonds, walnut – 1/3 cup of each (1 cup total)

All purpose flour -1 3/4 cup

Sugar- 1 cup

Baking soda-1 tsp

Cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp

Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp

Salt- 1/4 tsp

Butter-1/2 cup

Water- 2 cups

Vallina essence- 1tsp

Preparation:

Bring two cups of water to boil adding raisins and cranberries or any other chopped dried friut for 10 minutes, closing the lid.

Turn off the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Add butter and stir to mix it completely and keep aside. Cool it further for another 10 minutes. Mix sifted all purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and salt.

Stir in the dry ingredients into water which has butter, raisins and cranberries. Mix everything completely and finally add chopped nuts, tutty fruity or glazed fruits if any.

Mix it well and pour it into a sprayed bunt cake pan or any regular 12″ baking pan.

Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes depending on your oven. Tooth pick inserted should come out clean when done.

Allow it to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, loosen the edges with a buttered knife, turn it upside down on a cooling rack and cool further for few minutes, before cutting the cake.

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