Strawberry Tea cake

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Each & every bite of this cake will remind you of fresh strawberries.

Ingredients:-

  1. Plain flour – 11/4 cup + 2 tbsps.
  2. Baking powder – 11/4 tsp.
  3. Cornflour – 1 heaping tsp.
  4. Salt – a pinch
  5. Butter – 100 grams, softened
  6. Caster sugar – 1 cup
  7. Strawberry jelly crystals – 42 grams
  8. Eggs – 2 numbers, large
  9. Sweetened strawberry puree* (SEE NOTES BELOW)
  10. Vanilla essence – 3/4 tsp.
  11. Strawberry essence – 3/4 tsp.
  12. Red food colour – 1/4 tsp.
  13. Milk – 1/4 cup

Method:-

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Prepare an 8″ cake tin & keep aside.
  3. Sift together the plain flour, cornflour, baking powder & the salt. Keep aside.
  4. Beat together butter & the caster sugar till creamy & fluffy for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the jelly crystals & beat again.
  6. Beat in the eggs, one by one & beat well after each addition. Beat in the sweetened strawberry puree.
  7. Add the vanilla essence,strawberry essence, food colour & beat again.
  8. Fold in the sifted flour mixture  alternated with milk, beginning & ending with the flour.
  9. Pour batter into the prepared cake tin.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven at 180C for 40 minutes/ till a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Sweetened strawberry puree*:-

Take 1 cup of fresh strawberries (chopped) & grind it in your mixer to a puree. Strain & add 2 heaping tbsps of sugar (take it from the 1 cup of caster sugar you are using to make the cake). Cook on medium heat till thick. Let this cool down completely.

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