Nutty pineapple cake

Ingredients:-

All purpose flour – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

White granulated sugar  – 1/2 cup + 4 tbsps extra

Cardamom – 2 numbers

Cloves – 2 numbers

Cinnamon – 1″ piece

Cashews/ almonds – 1/2 cup, coarsely chopped

Fresh pineapple – 1 cup ( finely chopped)

Egg – 2 numbers, large, at room temperature

Butter – 100 grams

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Pineapple essence – 1/4 tsp

Method:-

Sift together the flour, salt & baking powder. Keep aside.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Powder 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with the cloves, cinnamon & cardamom in your mixer.

Cook the pineapple pieces adding 4 tbsps of sugar, a pinch of cardamom powder and 1 tsp of butter for 15 minutes/ till the pineapple is totally dry.

Cream together the butter & the sugar- spice mixture with your mixer till light & fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and pineapple essences & beat again.

Now add the sifted flour in 2 additions. Fold in the nuts & stewed pineapple pieces.

Pour batter into a prepared 2 lb loaf tin. Bake the cake at 180C for 30 minutes/ till a skewer inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool completely before serving.

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