Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tea Cake - To Rejoice a Year of Blogging !

Blogging has been so addictive for the past year and can't believe, it's been a year of blogging. Always there has been a passion in me to try new / traditional recipes and serve it to my dear and near ones, eagerly wait for their reactions. Now sharing what i cook through blogging, i eagerly wait for the same reactions. So I thank each and every visitor, who come by every time i post a recipe and encourage me with positive words. Also to those very readers who try my recipes and give me a feed back, i can't thank them enough.
Rejoicing a year of blogging with a tea cake, which is moist, soft and yummy. This cake brings back memories of childhood, when mom baked cake at home in a bundt Cake pan. I have used a 8'' spring form cake pan to bake this cake.

Ingredients

1 cup - All purpose flour
3/4 cup - Sugar
3/4 cup (1.5 stick ) - Unsalted butter, softened at room temp
2 - Eggs, at room temperature
3/4 tsp - Baking powder
1 tsp - Vanilla extract
4 tsp - Warm milk

Method

1 ) Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously butter pan and dust with flour, shake off excess flour.

2) In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder, two times.

3 ) In a blender, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to beat for 5 minutes. Add egg one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat well.

4 ) Pour the creamed ingredients to the shifted flour in the bowl. Mix and whisk the flour and creamed ingredients. Add warm milk, mix and whisk in a clock wise direction, very well till you see air bubbles in the batter.

5 ) Pour the batter into the cake pan and level the batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. You can insert a wooden pick in the center of the cake to test if the cake is fully baked. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Then invert cake onto cooling rack to cool completely.

A delicious tea time companion.

71 comments:

bee said...

congrats on your blog anniversary!!!

Sig said...

Congrats Pravs... Happy Birthday :) Yours was one of the first blogs I discovered , its always a pleasure to drool at your creations... Wish you many many more years of addictive blogging... :)

Cinnamon said...

Congratulations on the first Bday :)
And wishing you more successful blogging years ahead!!

KayKat said...

That looks delicious - a great picture too! This looks like the perfect fall accompaniment to chai :)

Srivalli said...

Congrats...great going..continue to do so!

Anonymous said...

superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

i don't have words express how i am happy to see cake, cake is just inviting us to eat.

thanks for sharing thie recipe, i will try and let u know how it came out

Padmaja said...

Pravs!!! What a way to celebrate your one year journey with an amazingly light tea cake!!!
I used to love reading your write ups and try your recipes,i feel we all share the same passion so we find so much in common.
Lets toast for many many years of food blogging!!!

Happy cook said...

Yeah the tea cake bring back found memories from childhood.
My mom used to make this cake in her cake oven. You know the ones with a class top.
I don't think it exsist anymore :-)
Excelent way to celebtrate with a tea cake

Saju said...

Hey!
one year is awesome! The cake looks delish too. My blog will be a year old in a months time too, I am trying to think of a celebratory recipe.

easycrafts said...

Hi...Congrats for completing a year..i am too going to complete a year in less than a month.

wishing you many many more accomplishments in the coming period

Swaroopa said...

hey pravs! thats deliciously yum! nice pic and congrats on compeleting 1 yr of blogging.

Vcuisine said...

Congrats Pravs. Lovely cake. Viji

Raaga said...

Congrats on completing a year... and the cake looks lovely.

Sia said...

congrats dear on blog anniversary :) blogging can be addictive but as u said its rewarding when u get feedback from ur readers who tried and loved the recipe u posted:)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Congrats on completing a year of blogging!:)) Cake is looking perfect and delicious!:))

sunita said...

congratulations on your blogversary...wish you many more to come..and that's a lovely cake for the celebrations.

Asha said...

Slurp!! Tea cake looks fabulous.

Happy first anniversary and looking forward to many more! Hugs:))

Bharathy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

Lovely slices of tea cake!!my alltime favourite...kids' too..:D..and I make almost the way as you do..

Wishing you all the very best...happy blogging..:)

Mishmash ! said...

One year completion must be a feeling of great achievement right :) Hope you continue this passion and spirit for the years to come, wishing you all the very best :)
As with the cake, it does look really soft and moist and those slices go well with the name, tea cake :)

Shn

Anonymous said...

congrats!! Your addiction to blogging is good pravs as it has been a great help for people like me:). Thanks a lot for sharing your recipes with us. This tea cake sounds very yummy. have all the ingredients in stock. Will definitely try it out.

Thanks again.
Rg.

TBC said...

Congrats on completing a year in the blogosphere!

Pravs said...

Bee : Thank you :D

Sig : Thanks a lot sig, i hope i will be as addictive as now in many many coming years too :)

Cinnamon : Thanks :D

Kaykat : Thanks :) yes it is really great with tea or coffee.

Srivalli : Thanks :D

Anonymous : Thanks :D Will look forward to your feedback :)

Padmaja : Thanks :D yes we bloggers all share that common factor ( passion ). Cheers to that.

Happy cook : Thanks :D. My mom has a cake pan,that can be used on a gas stove and she bakes that way so well.With time we have the oven now to bake.

Saju : Thanks :) Yes, finding a right recipe to celebrate is sometimes a bit hard, with all sort of sweet recipes out there :)

Easycraft : Thanks :D Will check on you, on your one year completion :)

Swaroopa : Thanks :D

Viji: Thanks :D

Raaga : Thanks :D

Sia : Thanks :D yes it is and also its a pleasure reading comments from you gals, who check on me all the time :)

Latha : Thanks a lot :D

Sunita : Thanks :D

Asha : Thanks :D i hope i have many more too :)

Bharathy : Thanks :)

lakshmi said...

Congrats on the blog anniversary :)- tea cake looks delicious

Padma said...

Congratulations on ur blog anniversary! and wishing many more to celebrate, would love to taste that tea cakes

Richa said...

hey, congrats on ur first blog anniv!! It's always a pleasure visiting ur blog for some lovely recipes and pics! Many many more to go.....

Kribha said...

Congrats on your first blog anniversary. I've always enjoyed your recipes. Wish you luck for many more years to come. Tea cake is simple and superb. Love it.

Pravs said...

Mishmash : Thank :D yes it is a great feeling :)

Rg : Many thanks for the feedbacks,after trying out the recipes :)

Tbc : Thanks :)

Lakshmi : Thanks :D

Padma : Thanks :D It's so easy to make this cake...do try.

Richa : Thanks :D you make me happy with your kind words :D

Kribha : Thanks a lot :D

Laavanya said...

Congrats! Tea cake looks delicious and soft.

Manasi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Wish u many years of (addictive) blogging!!!!
that is one awesome looking cake, wouldn't mind a slice or 2!!!

Siri said...

Congratulations on ur blog first anniversary dear...hope u have many more such occasions in future with many more delicacies..:)

Suganya said...

Wow! one year... Congrats Pravs. Wishing many more blog anniversaries to come :)

Deepz said...

Congrats on your anniversary. The cake looks yummy. I am gonna try it soon.

Rajitha said...

Happy 1st blog b'day :)...the tea cake looks lovely and light

Prajusha said...

pravi,
Congrats!!
nice pic and yummy cake:)

Lissie said...

happy first anniversary, pravs! you have done a great job. the ckae looks yummy...

maninas: food matters said...

Congratulations!

bindiya said...

Congrats and tea cake looks fabulous!

Mansi Desai said...

That brings back some of my childhood memories too:) Congrast Pravs, and wihs you many more ahead!!

rahin said...

hey Pravs CONGRATULATIONS !!! wish u many more haappyyy years of blogging :D BTW the cake looks perrrfect:)

remya said...

congrats for ur first blog b'day!!! love ur tea cake....looks invitating..

Pravs said...

Thanks a lot for wishing me,Laavanya, Manasi, Siri, Suganya, Deepz, Rajitha,Prajusha, Lissie, Maninas, Bindiya, Mansi, Rahin, Remya.
Many thanks to each one of you.

Rachel said...

chanced upon your blog...nice and interesting read..

VegeYum said...

Congratulations on your Year of Blogging. Keep up the good work and the joy you bring to all of us as we read your fab creations.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Pravs...Sorry I am late wishing u....Happy 1st blog anniversary dear...and thanks for the treat...the bread looks very tasty :-)

Seena said...

Prave,
Congrats on First B'day, dear!
eniyum eniyum nalla nalla pachakavidhikalumayi varika..aashamsakal...

thanks for the yummy tea cake..
M very late to wish you , sorry..

Shella said...

God bless you for this recipe. I have been looking for some simple teatime cake recipe for a long time. My husband loves them. And congratulations on your blog anniv. Keep it going. Nalla recipes aa ellam n nalla pics too.

mka said...

Thank you for this simple tea cake recipie ,will try it right now ,have become a new mom since 2 mnths... therefore don`t get enough time to do elaborate cooking ...your blog is interesting have saved it in my fav... good luck! plz keep posting simple n easy veg n non veg dishes too ...thanks :)

Pravs said...

mka : Congrats on being a new mom. Sure,i will.I have simple veg n non-veg recipes already blogged. Do try and let me know, how it came out.

Sharmi said...

oops I am too late! congrats on the anniversary and for the lovely treat.

priya said...

I loved this recipe of yours....Im a beginner in baking and this came out wonderful...Reminded about my coimbatore tea cakes....
Thanks!
Priya

Pravs said...

Priya : This is a simple cake to start of with in baking. Happy to know you liked the cake and it came out well. Thanks for the feedback.

Pooja said...

Thanks for the recipe :) Tried out and came out really well. Enjoyed as an evening snack :)

sumi said...

i made the cake and it came out well,only thing tht though i am a non vegetarian i could feel the taste of the egg which i dont like.so could you tell me what more can i add into the same recipe to reduce the predominant egg flavour.i felt the same problem when i made other simple teacakes.

Pravs said...

Sumi : Thanks for trying and for the feedback. For reducing the egg taste/ flavor,use only egg white or increase the vanilla essence quantity.

stéphanie et jonathan said...

Hello !!
I've trying to make this tea cake i discovered in India last year, but i already failed twice !!! Indeed, i'm french and we don't have the same metric system...Unfortunately the measures i found are never the same !!!So can you help me if you know grams???
I can't wait to taste this so marvellous cake !!!

Pravs said...

stéphanie et jonathan : This is a very easy cake to make i should say. I am sorry to note you were not successful making it. Did you fail with this recipe ?
I find it hard to make a dish that is given in grams, so i have always used the standard ( US standards )measuring cups in my recipes.
1 cup equals - 8 oz
what i can suggest is use same cup to measure solids and liquids in.
I know i am not much of help, but i find it hard to measure and cook in grams.

sumi said...

thanks for your reply ........so in this cake recipe for 2 whole eggs,how many egg whites can i use?? 4 egg whites will be enough??

Pravs said...

Sumi : i am not sure, if substituting with egg whites for whole egg will be a good idea. Read here, why so.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_substitute_whole_eggs_for_egg_whites_when_baking

Anu said...

Hi,I have been looking for a simple cake recipe like this for sometime and when i came across your blog,just couldn't wait to try it out...Made the cake and it came out very well..Thanks for posting easy to make cake recipe...

Pravs said...

Anu : Simple and easy, right :) Thanks for the feedback.

Surya said...

Congrats on this ongoing expedition of tastes. I'm going to try this today.

I got a doubt. In the recipe you said to leave the cake in pan for 30 minutes, then transfer it to a cooling rack for further cooling. Won't that 30 minutes make the cake soggy? I usually place the cake tin on a wet towel for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack immediately to cool down completely.

Just a confusion as I'm totally new to baking.

Have a nice day.
~ Surya

Pravs said...

Surya : when the cake is cool it's easy to transfer/ remove from pan.And further on the wire rack..so that when you cut the cake, it doesn;t crumble. you can follow your method. good luck with baking.

Surya said...

I did it. It's was delicious and loved it. Thank you for this recipe and thank you for answering. I transferred to wire rack after 5 mins and sliced only after its completely cooled down.
Sending lots of love and wishes
~ Surya

Pravs said...

Surya : So very glad it turned out well. Thank you very much for the feedback and wishes. Love and wishes to you too :)

Anonymous said...

I tried the tea time cake. It turned out ok except that the bottom and the sides got slightly burnt. Is the problem with the kind of baking dish I'm using. It's the shiny non stick one. What kind of baking dish is bestfor cakes?

Divs

Pravs said...

Divs : This is a very simple cake to make. I have used non stick and had no problems. Could be the heating/temperature of the oven. Also best to place in the middle rack, when baking. you could line the baking pan with a butter paper/parchment paper.

Anonymous said...

hi
I tried the cake but it was a disaster from the start. Tried to salvage it and the taste was superb so I want to try it one more time- before that I have a few qestions-
1. I misunderstood and used the blender of the mixie 2. I have a convection oven and do not have 175C but kept it at 180C for 10mins and 170C for the rest of the time 3.. why does it require a whisk at the end - mine did not get the airbubbles inspite of whisking for 5mins (only pain in the elbow!)4. the batter was not much and so I had to put it in a smaller baking pan.5. what did I do wrong as I want to attempt it once more- the taste was as if condensed milk was added-very good!! pl. reply

Pravs said...

Anon : Sorry to hear the cake didn't turn out well as expected. This happens to be a very simple cake to make.To answer your quires .. If there is no 175 C in convection oven.. you should stick with lower celsius. As for in this recipe 170 C would be best. Never keen on higher. It may take a bit longer to bake, but still better than putting on higher and not getting a good bake.Then to answer the whisking is to incorporate some air into the batter. Blending in mixie make it easy, which otherwise can be done by hand. I have given a recipe measurement for a small cake. I hope my answers are of help to you. Happy baking :)

Anonymous said...

thankyou v. much for taking the time to reply(frankly, didn't expect one). I still did not understand why you used the whisk, besides incorporating air. Is it because a mixie was used? can a hand electric beater be used instead? the reason for asking about the whisk is because in almost all cake recipes dry ingred. are mixed and folded and rushed into the oven- so you really got me here. Anyway I like the taste of most of your recipes which has a simple and tasty touch and a feel of home cooking without the initial bla- bla fanfare (story telling).rgds



Pravs said...

Anon : Sure you can use a hand electric beater.. i didn;t have one..so used whisk :)

Pravs said...

Anon : If only i knew your name, to address you ... thanks a lot for letting me know, you liked my recipes. Appreciate it a lot !