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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tutti Frutti Cake | Christmas Recipes

I should say this is the best softest cake I've ever baked...Thanks to Parita for such a wonderful recipe for sure its a keeper. I've adjusted the recipe a little bit with the quantity of eggs and butter. By now I have tried/experimented the cake 3-4 times and this is the only cake that withstood all my experiments ;) Because when baking the same cakes with same procedure which had turned out perfect the last time, I have flopped the cake. I feel the batter consistency is the most impt, for this reason I used to think, to take stepwise for baking atleast but laziness wins me :) But I have tried my best to explain it in detail for beginners like me.

Tutti Frutti Cake

This one so far all the times it came out perfect....*touchwood* it has got me so many credits and appreciations from my neighbours and family esp my hubby. I am planning to get it baked and take it to my office collegues as I am confident with this cake.

By now I have started experimenting using flax powder as egg replacer, and it works out perfect each time. Only thing is that I am able to find out even the very mild smell it leaves out, but trust me only I could identify it and I was surprised to see everyone else enjoying every bite.


Tutti Frutti Cake
Ingredients:
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups (270 gms)
  • Granulated Sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups (275 gms)
  • Tutti Fruitti - 1/2 cup
  • Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
  • Milk - 3/4 cup (200 ml)
  • Egg - 1 at room temperature
  • Flax seed powder - 1 tbsp [I used one egg and flax powder as another egg replacer. Flax seed powder substitute for 1 egg - Mix 1tbsp with 3 tbsp of water leave it for 3mins till a sticky mixture is formed. ]
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 3 tsp
  • Cashews - 2 tsp [just to sprinkle on top]
NOTE :
  • If you dont have flax seed powder just substitute egg with it. So totally 2 eggs for this cake if you are not using flax seed powder.

Tutti Frutti Cake
Method:
1.Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda twice atleast and keep aside.Combine butter and sugar , it will look like breadcrumbs.
Tutti Frutti Cake - Step1
2.If you are using 2 eggs add one egg at a time, beat well and add to the sugar butter mixture. If you are using flax powder water mixture just strain it and add it to the butter sugar egg mixture.
Tutti Frutti Cake - Step2
3.Mix tutti frutti with little flour say 1-2 tbsp , set aside.Add in vanilla essence and mix well.Now add in the milk beat well till all is combined.
Tutti Frutti Cake - Step3
4.Next add the flour, baking powder, soda mixture.Mix until a creamy batter is formed without lumps. Fold in tutti frutti.
Tutti Frutti Cake - Step4
5.Grease the pan with butter and flour, tap to remove off excess.Pour the batter in the pan and pat it on floor to ensure the batter is even on all sides of the loaf..Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf/cake pan. Bake for 35-40 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool completely and then slice.
Tutti Frutti Cake - Step5

The soft cakes with the tutti frutti and nutty crunch in each bite hmm it was heavenly.

Hmm...I have loads of tasks to complete this weekend, writing the todo itself took me more time hope I complete half of it as I planned. Happy weekend and have a achieving week ahead!

Tutti Frutti Cake

Written by: SHARMILEE J

76 comments:

  1. cake looks very soft and yummy. romba super

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  2. The cake indeed looks super yummy n soft dear! Loved it! ;)

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  3. my brother's favourite cake...looks perfect and yummy

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  4. perfectly soft and looks great.

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  5. I can eat tutti fruiti as it is.. The cake looks moist and super delicious. Love the texture

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  6. Nice clicks and looks very soft and fluffy :)

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  7. I wish I have those fleshy tutti fruity cakes!

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  8. Cake looks nice soft and yummy.

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  9. cake looks lovely dear...
    Nice clicks :-)

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  10. I can eat anytime and any nos of time this.Looks perfect

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  11. cake looks delicious n tempting...its my favorite ....yummy yum

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  12. lovely cake and nice clicks..yummy

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  13. I am so glad you loved the cake, thanks for the mention :)

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  14. mmmm surely a treat,lovely cake and great Job Sharmi

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  15. Pretty and Perfect Tutti Frutti loaf Cake Sharmi!
    Love the College work for the last pic!

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  16. Wish i grab a slice now, scrumptious cake..

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  17. Sharmilee
    Lovely cake, irresistable ..

    Love
    Suji

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  18. Looks wonderful!! I have bookmarked this too:-)

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  19. Hi, I am Parita`s follower and I saw her latest post about your Blog.
    Great work, awesome photos and a very delicious cake ♥

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  20. I am huge fan of tutti frutti. Looks so tempting.

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  21. Lovely to be here. Nice recipes. Bread looks soft and delicious. Best wishes.

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  22. Hi
    The cake looks wonderfully perfect - love the well written recipe too !!!

    - Smita
    @http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

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  23. Very tempting pics Sharmi:)cake looks so moist and yummy!

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  24. Very soft and spongy cake, love tutti-fruity cakes but i do it in a different way...but loved your version as well ...very beautiful clicks too

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  25. Perfect cake dear,Want to taste right now

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  26. Looks so soft and moist and reminds me of the bakery cakes we used to get in India. I wish we got Tuti Fruti here :-(.

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  27. hey m first time here...n loved ur space.....the cake looks jst perfect. I also have my version of tutti frutti cake...u can check it out..whenever u find time.....n lovely event...hosted by you..will def. try n send some entry...

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  28. Perfect...!! Love to try it for sure....thanks for the recipe(idea)..i have flax seed power at home but not using it,now i will use it :)

    Cheers,
    Swati

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  29. Hello Sharmi,
    I tried the cake, it came out very well. I followed exactly the recipe + 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg powder. The cake burst with the nutmeg flavor. Thanks for the recipe
    -koths

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  30. @Koths : Thanks for trying and letting me knw...glad u liked it!

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  31. cake looks lovely . Just 2TBSp butter for 2 cups of flour , is it enough? i would like to try this out as it looks really tempting.

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  32. only 2 tbsp butter you used for the recipe?
    planning to make this and from where you got tutti frutti?

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  33. @Deepa: Yes I used only 1tbsp butter and the cake was soft n spongy.Do give a try...tutti fruiti is available at main super markets like spencers daily, fresh etc.Or dont strain much, take urself to Nuts & Spices and am sure u'l get it there!

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  34. thanks sharmi.but i live in US , shall i use the std US measurement cups to make this cake.eagerly waiting....

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  35. @Deepa:Oh then I think getting tutti frutti there is not at all a big deal....and abt the cup measurements the cup I used here measures 100gm(1cup that I've mentioned in the recipe) and I baked in a medium sized bread loaf tin.Whatever pan u use make sure you pour the batter only to half level of the cake pan else the center part will take more time to bake else select a pan accordingly.

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  36. pls tell me what is flax seed powder and where will i get it ur cake looks ausome im sure ill try it if i get flax seed powder

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  37. @Shakthi : Flax seed powder is an egg substitute...I got mine in nuts and spices...if u r not able to spot it out, go ahead baking with eggs....Without flax seed powder the cake will need 2 eggs in total

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  38. hi sharmilee....u hv got amazing receipes here...i tried ur moist chocolate cake (with no eggs n butter) but mine dint turn out too well....i followed ur receipe as it is n still it was a failure....can u suggest me what dimensions of cake pans/loafs i shud buy ( which sizes r most commonly used) like in this receipe u hv mentioned that the pan shud be filled till half-way mark....what sizes u hv at home which r commonly used ...plz help

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  39. @Anonymous : You can get a basic bread loaf pan and a round pan(size get it in medium) and make sure the batter is always to 1/2 or slightly 3/4 to the pan not more or not less. Hope this helps!

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  40. Sharmi can u pls lemme know whr to get bread loaf pan.. i want tis shape.. n cld not get it..

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  41. @Kalpana : If you are in Chennai, try in Santosh super stores in Annanagar I got mine there...almost all my tins are from there only :)

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  42. Thanks a lot Sharmi..will sure visit the place..this weekend..because am going mad on seeing this tutti frutti cake n cant wait to try it..

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  43. i have tried the cake and it did come out well but with a little bitter taste what might have gone wrong pls tell me

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    1. Did you use flax seeds powder or eggs?

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    2. hi
      Recently i came across your blog .i liked your blog so much that i have tried already two of your recipes. it came out well.i tried this cake but got messed up.i ignored the cup measurement and followed your gm measurement. i took 300gms of flour and sugar one tsp of baking soda and 2 tsp of baking powder . my cake initially raised very well but after some time it flattened. can you suggest where i went wrong?

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    3. Oh I am really not sure of the issue you had faced....Did the cake cook inside or?

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  44. Iam a regular follower of your blog... U make my daily cooking easy thanks a lot
    I got a OTG aftr seeing ur baking recipies , the same company lik yours,same measuring cups,tin so that it would be easy for me to try.
    this is the first cake im trying and i did not get a runny batter lik yours it was lil thick also the cake got burnt and hard:(
    pls help me out
    also jus confirm me if i have to use those pink cups for maida?or some other cups


    Pavithra

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  45. Hi,

    Please clarify a few doubts.
    1)Will I be able to make this into cupcakes?
    2) Will it cook at the same temp and time mentioned for the cake ?
    3) I noticed some people having issues with measurements. If I cannot make it as cupcakes, I want to make it as a cake tomorrow morning. I live in u.s. Please let me know whether I can follow the u.s. cup measurements.

    crossing my fingers and hoping u get a chance to reply soon...

    Thanks,
    Anusha

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  46. @Pavithra: I use the same measuring cups for all my bakes....I am not sure what went wrong as the batter is runny in pouring consistency.Next time when I make it, will surely update it with stepwise so that it will be easy.

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  47. @Anusha: 1. Yes you can
    2. I am really not sure but guess temperature can be same but timing has to be reduced as all cupcakes bake in 15-20mins time
    3.Yes you can use the US cup measurements..guess ur 1 cup will also be 250ml

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  48. Hi,

    I made the cake today.It did not cook in the middle and when I poked to check after 30 mins, fell in. I covered it with aluminium foil so that the top would not get burnt and continued to bake it for an additional fifteen minutes. It baked correctly even though it sunk. I used the egg replacer powder for this. Do you think that was what made the difference ? I also noticed that my batter was very very thick. Seeing your batter and notes, I added a couple of tbs extra milk to make it a bit less thick. It was not a total flop but I would like to know what I did wrong so that I can learn. Also I added Vanilla extract instead of vanilla essence (being a novice baker, thought they were the same)and so my cake is brown :)

    Thanks,
    Anusha

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  49. @Anusha : Vanilla extract is not an issue it is just flavour and gives a slight color variation. I am not really sure what went wrong....but sure the flax powder was not making the diff as I've tried both ways and have been successful.

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  50. Hi,

    I did not use flax seed powder, used Ener-g egg replacer product.

    http://www.vitacost.com/ener-g-egg-replacer?csrc=GPF-PA-075119124480&ci_sku=075119124480&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

    Like I said, the cake is not a total flop. It still cooked, is delicious inspite of falling in and you are right the vanilla just gives it an extra flavour. My baking soda and baking powder are new, so I just wanted to know what else can make a cake fall in when poked to check ? Also, like I said, my batter was too thick inspite of following exact measurements. I cannot make out why ! sorry for the extra questions... am just trying to learn ...

    Also, I made your oats&nuts fudge bar... yum !!! and I am going to try your cumin cookies next !!!

    Thanks,
    Anusha

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  51. Hi sharmi,

    You have amazing recipes.. Till now i followed ginger cookies.It was good hit. Today i tried TuttiFrutti cake. But it didn't cook on the down part. I followed your recipe step by step.. But still don't know what was the mistake. I used two eggs, no flax powder.. Can you let me know wht cud go wrong.. Thanks for your patience.

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  52. @Anusha: If it is uncooked it might fall down , if the batter is not of proper consistency the cake might sink in the middle.

    @Anon : Not really sure what went wrong...I doubt with the consistency of the batter.

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  53. hai sharmilee i tried this cake it turned out great,u changed the recipe from 1/2 cup butter to 2 tbsp yet the cake turned out super soft and moist,how can u you do all this and call yourself a begginer in baking?you are such a humble person..I have posted the result of ur recipe in my blog plz have a look at it and leave me ur precious comments :)

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  54. hello,
    can u pls tell me which measuring cup u have used?my cup is 1 cup=250ml....can i use this 1cup of measurment?
    and i guess 2 cups of flour means batter will also be much..so have u used 2 loaf pans?
    regards

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  55. @Anon : Yes my 1 cup is also 250 ml, I used my breadloaf pan, and for the above measure the batter was was little above 1/2 of the tin so it was fine for me.It all depends on the size of ur pan, so decide accordingly. Hope this helps!

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  56. Sharmi, I am gonna try this tutti frutti cake this weekend. I will let you know how it turned out :-)

    Siri

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  57. @Siri : Sure do try waiting to hear from you :)

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  58. Hi:)
    The cake looks yummy:)
    I have a lot of questions for you though.
    Can i substitute both the eggs with flaxseed?
    Also plz can u tell me these conversions?-
    1 tablespoon flaxseed= ? grams
    1 tablespoon butter= ? grams or ml
    1 tablespoon water=? grams or ml

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  59. @Ginny : Yes you can substitute both the eggs with flaxseed powder. But I am not very sure of tbsp conversions in gms but for ml please check the side bar for the 'cup and spoon measures' table. Hope this helps!

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  60. Hi Sharmi.,today i made this cake. yummy and fluffy .Instead of egg, i used 2 tbsp flaxseed whole meal ,with 6 tbsp of warm water. other all the ingredients are same as per u mentioned. It came out very well. Thanks for ur wonderful receipe .

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  61. hey sharmilee, cake came out yum yum yum.....so so soft n loved it, but the outer cover came out slightly hard. rest all came out yummmmmmmy thanks a lottt for d recipe

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  62. Looks great, surely going to try it!

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  63. Hello Sharmilee,
    I have been a regular visitor on this blog and have tried out many of your recipes with great results.
    However, with this one, when I added milk to the butter-sugar-egg-flaxseed water mix, the milk started curdling.
    I threw it away and started afresh, this time with 2 eggs instead of flaxseed. Even this time, I could sense some curdling but I proceeded with the recipe nonetheless.
    The cake rose nicely but like Anonymous above, it quickly flattened out in the middle. After cutting, I realised that it hasn't cooked nicely in the middle bottom, although nothing was sticking on the toothpick.
    Any ideas why this may have happened? Is this curdling normal?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Not really sure why this happens....I have made this cake many times and havent faced this pblm...so couldnt figure out why this happens...sorry couldnt help u in this regard..

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  64. Hi Sharmilee, The pics are looking really tempting but can we make this cake eggless?

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  65. hi, i tried this cake today for my husband's birthday. he liked it a lot. thank u so much :)

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  66. Cake looks so yummy n Perfect ..Just as your Cliks...:)

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  67. It looks yummy n Perfect..just like your Cliks.. :)

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