Monday, 8 April 2013

Nutmeg Buttermilk Pound Cake

Sometimes it happens to me that my oven is calling out to me to bake something(No am not exaggerating .may be you can call it obsession or call me nuts or wateva ). Even though i don't very much get along with the creature sitting on my counter,(coz it takes too long a time to bake a simple cake), i miss the company of my dear oven when am in Chidambram. I dream about baking and creaming when i walk my way to the hostel from my lecture halls.And when am feeling bored during the duty sessions i used to count the days in the reverse order thinking that i need to hit to bake something as soon as i get home.Mind you its a long tedious journey to my place.

Last time as soon as i landed home i wanted to bake a cake (I seriously dont need a reason to bake)as we had to visit some lovely people from Canada,S aunty and S uncle.They had come to visit some places regarding aunt's Ph.D work and dad was given the assignment by his professor to accompany them.How can i go empty handed after  hearing all the lovely things that mom had to say about them. I have never in my life come across a person who is so enthusiastic like aunty and warm hearted like uncle.Trust me they are sweet.Period.
To cut the long story short i made this cake for them within 10 AM in the morning.(I reached home at 5:30 AM) after travelling for nearly ten hours by the BUS(India shining! Roads) I Didnt  frost the cake as it requires No Frills.Even though piping designs or frosting is my core competency area i prefer not to add to the bulge.The cake as such, is delicious as it is and on the particular day i made this, i was running outta stock of cream...wanted to make some Mascarpone(My Weakness) cheese frosting.(That's what usually happens whenever i make this cake).Hope you get to try this and this one is surely a keeper.I would have made this cake a zillion times and have never felt bored as such...usually i get bored to see repetitions...This one is an exception.


Adapted From here and here

Butter -1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar -1 Cup
Plain Flour-1 1/2 cup
Vanila Extract-1 tsp
Eggs-2 Medium sized
Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Buttermilk-100 ml
Salt-1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder-1/2 tsp

Buttermilk Substitute

Add 1 tsp of white vinegar to 100 ml of milk  and let it stand for ten minutes.Buttermilk is ready.


Preheat oven in 180 degrees for ten min
Grease and line the sides and the bottom of the baking pan.
Sift the flour baking powder, salt and baking soda thrice and keep it separately.
Using a blender cream the butter and the sugar.
Add an egg and vanila and beat it follwed by another egg and the nutmeg/cinnamon powder.
Keep the blender in low speed and add in some of the sifted flour followed by the buttermilk.
Repeat till buttermilk and flour are used up.
Pour the prepared batter in the baking pan or 9" cake tin and bake till the cake passes the skewer test.Mine took nearly an hour to bake.
Cool completely and serve.

The picture that i have posted does not in anyway do justice to the yummy cake.I not only donot have the fancy equipment for taking pic nor am good at food photography for that matter.

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