Cardamom/Elachi Cake



Back from my holidays and I was looking for a recipe to kick-start my baking. Found this simple and easy teatime Cardamom cake, that I had saved from Sheeba Jacob's Foodhogger. A perfect cake with hot tea or coffee!!! Just make sure to use fresh cardamom and nutmeg for a flavorful cake......




Ingredients:
Recipe Source: Hogger & Co

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Cardamom, crushed - 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg, crushed - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter, softened - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 4
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup


Method:
  • Preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Remove the shells of fresh nutmeg and cardamom and crush them into powders.
  • Combine the flour with the crushed powders, salt and baking powder. Keep aside.
  • Combine the softened butter and sugar together in a big bowl. Add eggs and blend together.
  • Add the flour into the butter-sugar mixture and combine.
  • Then add the milk and vanilla essence and beat well until smooth.
  • Grease and lightly flour a loaf pan and pout the smooth and creamy batter.
  • Bake for an hour at 180 C.
  • Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar if desired.