I have been experimenting with a few cake recipes , and though the recipes have been fabulous, the results left a lot to be desired .. when I made them..
But this one absolutely hit the spot!!! I got it from a neighbor's blog. I have mentioned her a couple of times before. This is a Coffee cake posted by Raaga way back . I came across it while searching for a small and easy-to make cake for my daughter who insisted she did not want me to buy cake from the shop, and that I HAD to make a cake !!!
Well I have been amply rewarded for my effort. This is a link to the original recipe, though mine doesn't look much like her cake..!!! I just followed her recipe to the letter... Her recipes are really easy to follow and she makes baking look very easy, though it has always been a monumental task for me... and never has the end-product been so pleasant !!!
These are the only slight things I did..
I did not have a cup that marks 5/8th - so I measured a 1/2 cup and then half of a 1/4 cup of hot water and flour.
Instead of Walnuts, I microwaved a whole bar of Galaxy milk chocolate and then spread it over the cake. It wasn't a neat job since two little hands were insistantly pulling on my dress, for a taste.
I arranged some cashew nuts on the cake too..
The cake was perfect... moist, perfectly done and absolutely tasty...After she took the first bite, my baby rewarded me with a big hug and a sticky kiss...Sheer bliss!!!!!!!!!!!!!