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Gingerbread Cake with VIDEO

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Gingerbread is one most familiar recipe during winters and a must for Christmas and New Year feast. When I got see most of my blogger buddies sharing Gingerbread Men cookies, thought of sharing something different from that and this resulted me for this Gingerbread Cake.

Gingerbread cake consumes almost 5 mins more than the regular cakes, but it tastes heavenly, smells winter with moist texture and beautiful color. Let me share the recipe here, why wait, give a try and feel the winter before it moves off.

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Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients:

  • All-Purpose flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Brown sugar- 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil – 1 ¾ cups
  • Molasses / Palm Jaggery sryup – 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cooking soda – ½ tsp
  • Cloves powder – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 3 nos (room temperature)
  • Butter milk – 300 ml
  • Milk – 150 ml
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

Making of Gingerbread Cake –

Preparation:

  • In a wide mouth bowl, sieve all-purpose flour, baking powder, cooking soda, cinnamon powder, salt, cloves powder and dry ginger powder, all together and keep it aside.
  • In another bow, break the eggs, add brown sugar and beat it until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add molasses/palm jaggery syrup followed by vegetable oil, butter milk and milk by beating them at regular intervals of time.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the microwave to 180 degree C and grease the baking tray.
  • Add the sieved flour little by little to the wet ingredients and fold them gently (make sure no lumps are formed).
  • Pour the batter to the baking tray and bake at 180 degree C for 10 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Transfer it to plate, once it comes to room temperature.

Serve at room temperature.

For Icing:

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – ¾ cup

Preparation:

  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature, transfer it to a bowl, add the powdered sugar and beat it well until the sugar dissolves.
  • Cut the cake into two equal halves, spread the cream cheese frosting over a piece of cake and cover it with the other piece.
  • Spread the cream cheese frosting all over the cake and refrigerate for 5 to 6 hrs.

Cut and serve chilled.

Yoyo Biscuit / Custard Biscuits

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Long ago I got this recipe in a Cookery show by Chellam Gopalakrishnan, I love all her recipes, from the way she describes the making of the dish, and one could feel her love, dedication towards food. I started baking frequently only after watching her cookery programs. This one was my family’s favourite biscuit from my hands. I bake this very often, since it’s very easy to bake and needs very less ingredients.  A perfect tea time snack. Let us move on to the recipe…

As it’s Friday, I am taking it to Fiesta Friday #79 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 200 gm
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 200 gm
  • Powdered sugar – 100 gm
  • Custard powder – 60 gm
  • Salt – a pinch

Making of Yoyo Biscuits / Custard Cookies –

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, sieve all purpose flour/maida and custard powder.
  • Bring the butter to room temperature.
  • Add in the powdered sugar to the flour and mix it well.
  • Add in the butter and stir it well with your hands, until it comes to the folding consistency.
  • Leave it to rest for 5 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Grease a baking tray with butter and dust it with all purpose flour.
  • Now divide the dough into small portions and roll them to small balls and flatten with your hands.
  • Place the biscuits one by one gently and continue baking at 180 degree C for 4 mins or until it starts browning.
  • Leave it to cool (room temperature) in the tray for 10 mins.

Serve hot with Coffee, tea or milk. A perfect tea time snack for kids.

Note: Store it in air-tight container for a week.   Also check out my other baking recipes: https://madraasi.com/recipes/baking/