Friday, May 28, 2010

Raspberry Preserves and some cake

Pin It Now! What's lurking in my kitchen ? - Raspberry Preserves ! They have been lying their untouched for months now. They are still good though but they are not finding their way into our systems. Actually it so happens that since the birth of our son we have somehow lost our sweettooth. So the jam-bread that I loved as breakfast has been replaced by a warm bowl of oats.

I found this recipe for jam cake on Framed.Its a very straightforward recipe and did not take long to assemble.

 The result was an absolute indulgence. The crumb was sweet and slightly tart and complements very well with the vanilla cake below.
 Here's how I made it :-

Jam Cake ( Adapted from this recipe at Framed)

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk 

1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1C Red Raspberry preserves ( anyother preserves or jam like strawberry or apricot will also work)

2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped almonds

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in melted butter and mix until mixture is crumbly.
2. Add egg,vanilla and milk and fold in until all the mixture is incorporated.
3. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch square baking pan. Spoon the jam over the batter, then swirl through the batter with a knife.
4. Mix topping ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle evenly over batter.
5. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve while still warm. 

The cake was ready in almost 23 mins. If kept longer the top browns up. The cake can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream or some whipped cream for a quick dessert !
This cake goes to BlogBytes 4 - What's lurking in the kitchen ? started by Nupur of OneHotStove . Nupur, I join you in this trip in using up the lurkers in the kitchen. Thanks for the excellent idea !

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