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March 3, 2009

Caramelised Cake

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Last Updated: 3-3-2009
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1. Refined flour
- 1/4 kg
  Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp
  Soda powder - 1/4 tsp
2. Butter
- 1/4 kg
  Finely Powdered sugar - 1/4 kg
3. Egg - 4 nos
4. Sugar
- 1/4 cup
  Boiled water - 1/2 cup
5. Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
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Method of Preparation:

Sift the 1st ingredients together. Beat the butter and powdered sugar, adding the yolks of four eggs one by one to this.  Beat well. Mix it well with the sieved flour. 

Heat a thick bottom vessel. Sauté 1/4 cup sugar continuously until reddish brown (do not allow to burn). Add boiled water and remove from fire when the sugar solution thickens. Allow it to cool.

Beat the sugar syrup. Add it to the cake mixture and mix well.

Beat the egg white well with the vanilla essence. Pour it into the cake mixture and beat all the ingredients together.  Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 3500C, for one hour. 

Ingredients for icing and decoration: 

Cashew nuts cut into small pieces - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Soda powder - a pinch
Icing sugar  - 200gm
Butter - 100gm
Lime juice - 1/4 tsp

Method : 

Fry the cashew nuts in some ghee and keep it aside. Make a light coloured sugar syrup (as explained above) in a thick bottom vessel. Add a pinch of soda powder to the boiling syrup. Add fried cashew nuts pieces to it and pour the contents into a greased vessel uniformly and leave it to cool. When it is done grind it coarsely or cut it into tiny cubes. Keep these pieces over the cake before the icing dries. 

For Icing:

Beat the butter and the icing sugar. Add drops of lime juice while beating it. Apply the icing evenly over the cake.

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