Friday 1 January 2010

Welcome 2010 with Coffee-less Coffee Cake

Hi Friends. Wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

In my first post of 2010 I wanted to post a sweet …so what better than a cake to celebrate the NEW. I have been wanting to make a coffee flavored  cake since some time. While hunting for a recipe I came across this recipe and I just got stuck there. I have modified the recipe to a large extent and during the entire procedure while I was taking all the step by step pics I was prayingPraying  and hoping that it turns out well… On second thoughts I decided to send it to Malar’s event.. Kitchen Mishaps if it failed. Surely I had my own doubts till it was done and we tasted it. One of my kid’s reaction was- it’s different!The second kid said it’s nice! S said hmmmm, it’s too good, very tasty…superb! Sorry Malar this cake is not making to your event and I am very happy about it!!!

Joy OF baking explains…Coffee cake is an informal cake. The name more often refers to how the cake is eaten - in the morning with a cup of coffee. They differ from a regular cake in that they are not multi-layered and are not filled and frosted with an icing.This Coffee Cake is rich and buttery with a nice tender crumb. What sets this Coffee Cake apart from other types of cakes is it’s vein of streusel running through the center, as well as on top, of the cake. The streusel, when baked, becomes slightly crunchy with a nice grainy texture which contrasts so well with the softness of the cake. The cake tastes best while it is still warm from the oven with a dollop of softly whipped cream. We loved this combination surely.
I must accept my inner streusel layer did not come that perfectly but the outer was absolutely perfect and the cake is amazingly moist. Next time when I bake this cake I will spread less batter at the base then a thicker inner streusel layer followed by more batter, this will help spreading it easily on the inner streusel layer.

2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs
10 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1/4 cup+3tbsp fresh regular yogurt
6 oz/ 3/4cup  granulated sugar
For streusel
1 cup chopped walnut
3/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp APF
1/4 cup  brown sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Mix all the ingredients of the streusel and keep aside.
Sift together self raising flour and baking soda and keep aside.
In a bowl take oil and sugar and beat it. Then add eggs one by one and beat it. Add the vanilla essence. Add alternatively self raising flour and yogurt in two to three times. Beat very lightly while adding them.
Grease a  9 inch spring form tin and put half the batter and spread it evenly. Spread half of the streusel over it. Now put the remaining batter on the streusel layer and top it with a final layer of the streusel.

Bake it in preheated oven  at 180 C for 45-50 mins. Insert a toothpick in the centre to check whether the cake’s done.
Let it cool for 10 mins after baking before running the knife along the sides of the tin to free the sides.
Serve warm with freshly whipped cream.
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Anonymous said...

wat a way to welcome the nea year with a rich cake like also planning to make a sweet dish for the new year. wishing u and ur family a wonderful 2010

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks awesome to me!....ITS AN IMPROMPTU SUCCESS I GUESS!

Parita said...

Wow cake certainly looks fantastic, what a way to start your new year!

PJ said...

Pari, if you start your new year with such delicious cake its sure to be a great new year! Wonderful cake and great recipe! happy new year.

Red Chillies said...

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family Pari. The cake looks good.

Anu said...

Nice and yummy cake...

Happy new year...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks awesome... And Happy New Year!

chakhlere said...

That sounds interesting and looks yummy!!!

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Cake looks gorgeous dear :) Wish You a Very Happy New Year!!!

ann low said...

Happy New Year and Wishing All The Best In The Coming Year.

Nandinis food said...

Cake is soft (inside) with crunchier nuts!

Deat Pari,
Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Happy New Year Pari!!! Thanks a ton for letting me know about it.
BTW the cake looks so delicious..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Pari, such an awesome looking cake. Pic looks so tempting and inviting. Happy New Year to u and ur family.


Pari Vasisht said...

Dear Shubha, great way to start the new year with a sweet, will wait for your sweet post.
Dear Preeti, yes I guess it was an impromptu success.
Dear PJ, Thanks for those words of appreciation, hopefully I will be more experimental this year.
Dear Nandini, do try the cake, its really soft inside.
Thanks RV and Gita for appreciating it.

Unknown said...

Very delicious coffee cake. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow perfect way to start a new year,ur family must have enjoyed having this yummy nutty cake...looks too good pari...and a very happy new year once again

Unknown said...

Wow!!Awesome cake pari..wish u & ur family Happy & Prosperous New Year!!

Renus Kitchen said...

yummy cake....will try this in the new year :) thx for visiting my page.....happy new year!

Sonia said...

Oh wow...nice coffee cake! :) Thanks for your lovely comment on my pizza post. My hubby was really delighted to read your lovely comment. :) Thanks so much!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

so soft and different try

Katy ~ said...

This looks so light and tender, and that struesel looks fabulous! Coffee cake is a weekend treat here.

You are so creative and courageous in the kitchen to make changes!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh that looks extremely delicious...happy new year to you and your family:)

SE said...

Its been great to know you in 2009 and wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year !!!

Pari Vasisht said...

Dear Shanthi, do give it a try , it's too good.
@ katy, Thanks a lot dear for those encouraging words. I must say this time I did make big changes.
Thanks Malar, wish u the same.
Dear SE, it's been a pleasure knowing you dear.

Rachana said...

Dear Pari,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have a great blog and this cake looks absolutely delicious:)
Happy new Year!

Usha said...

That is a fantastic cake, looks yum ! Happy New Year to you and your family...

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Rachana and Usha for those encouraging comments.

Oraphan said...

This cake looks so yummy! What a wonderful way to start the New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Rujuta said...

Dear Pari,
Wishing You & Your Family A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010!!!!!!Nav Varshachya Hardik Shubhechchya !!!!!!
Thanks for those lovely & encouraging words on my blog......
Your blog is very nice and this cake looks too deliciously yummy....... What a sweet way to start the New Year.........

Koek! said...

That looks glorious!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
What an wonderful cake really and as you said to start the year with a sweet!!! When I go into baking in a big way I shall make this one!!
I have doubt if you will ever qualify to take part in Malar's Kitchen mishap, :-)
Happy New Year

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi Oraphan, thanks, and wish u a very happy new year dear.
Koek, thanks for dropping by.
Rujuta, thats indeed sweet of you to drop by, will love to interct with you more often.
Ushnish da, that's so generous of you to think like that. Wish u a very happy new year.

Priya Suresh said...

Gorgeous cake Pari, looks prefect and beautiful..WIshing you a happy and prosperous new year..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous way of starting the year!

That cofee cake is lovely!

Happy New Year!



Namitha said...

Great cake for the new year celebs...wish you a wonderful year ahead !!!

chow and chatter said...

great cake and have a wonderful new year Pari

Love Rebecca

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey nice cake...m trying it...
happy new year 2 u n ur family

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Happy new year Pari!! awesome cake!! ur blog is so wonderful :) I am one of ur followers now!! Thanks for leaving lovely comment on my blog..Happy blogging!!


Yasmeen said...

Perfect with cuppa.Best wishes for 2010 :D

Raks said...

Hi Pari,hope u had a great start this year! nice looking coffee cake,i am hoping to start baking this year,think ur step wise pictures will help me a lot :)

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Renuka for following me, pleasure's mine.
Hi Raks, looking forward to ur baked recipes.
Yasmeen and Siddhi do try and let me know.
Thanks Priya, Rosa, Rebecca,Gulmohar and Padhu.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the outer crust is so crunchy...looks great! thx for your contribution.

Anu Nandu said...

Looks absolutely delicious! what a way to welcome the new year - wishes to you!

s said...

Great cake...a must try!

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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh you rated your cake as 3 on a scale of 1 to 4 :)


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