It’s been really long since I posted. Although, there were interesting things that kept me occupied (read vacation), I took a bit too long to get back from my slumber. Blogging is a lot of hard work and I kept finding excuses for myself. Surprisingly during all these times, when I did not post what kept me motivated to get back was steady increase of likes on my Facebook page. Yeah, I have crossed 300 likes on Facebook. This calls for something sweet and here I have a simple vanilla cake decorated with colourful tutti frutti. Use of lemon zest adds freshness to this cake though it can be optional.
I made this cake sometime back, and it was appreciated by everyone. Hope you all enjoy it too.
2 cups Maida or All purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon zest
1 cup milk
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 cup White granulated sugar
1/2 cup Flavourless Oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Tutti frutti
Take milk in a bowl and add vinegar to it. Let it sit for 10 to 15 mins till it curdles.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
Sift together maida, salt and baking powder and then add lemon zest. Mix well.
Now add sugar, vanilla and oil to the milk and vinegar mixture and beat well till all the sugar dissolves.
Mix dry ingredients into the wet and mix well but gently by hand to form a lump free batter. Lastly coat the tutti frutti in 1 tbsp of maida and mix it with the batter.
Pour the batter in a greased and floured or a parchment lined loaf pan. I used a 9 inch x 5 inch loaf pan.
Bake in a pre-heated oven for 50 to 55 mins till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.