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FRESH FRUIT CAKE BY MEENA

“I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.”

Tim Duncan

And i am considering my self very lucky to have Meena Kumar Who Blogs at “elephants and the coconut trees”  in my friends circle. First of all i am grateful to Meena who has provided THE BEST guest post on Fresh cake . Not kidding friends, seriously you need to read this post.
Also! All of these beautiful pictures below are from my fabulous friend. She is a WONDERFUL photographer i must say….:) I would love for you to check out her work on her Blog and facebook page.

Over to Meena now…

Thank you so much for inviting me over to your lovely blog Ainy, I am a firm believer that friendship and food transcends borders and your mail just confirms it for me. I am so pleased to be your guest today.

Wish you and the blog all the very best in the days to come.

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Salaam lovely readers,

This is Meena Kumar, the hand behind the blog elephants and the coconut trees. I am from the Southernmost state of India currently living in the US with my family.

I am a foodie by choice and I am always on the look out for new recipes and cuisines to try. Cakes are my weakness but somehow I am more fond of the old fashioned, rustic looking ones than the sugar blanketed kind and summer here is a time when fruits are at over flowing so what better way to combine the two.

This cake is not too sweet ,it is soft and pillowy comes with the slight tartness of fruits.It can be served with fruit flavored chai.

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FRESH FRUIT CAKE
Ingredients:

All purpose flour- 11/2 cups

Eggs -2

Butter- 1/2 stick ( 4tbsp)

Sugar -3/4 th cup

Vanilla extract- 1 tsp

Baking powder- 1 tsp

Milk – few tbsps

Fruits used :

Strawberry- 3 quartered

Blueberry – 5-10

Apple-1/4 of 1

Cherries – pitted 7-8

Method

Beat the eggs until it foams.

Cream the butter and sugar until the sugar is melted and well combined.

Sift the flour and baking powder together.

Combine the butter and egg gently and fold in the flour add one tbsp milk at a time the batter should be of falling consistency (add only as required)add the vanilla extract too.

Put a parchment paper in the loaf pan and grease it well now pour the batter into it and drop the fruit into it equally distributed.

Bake at 350 ° F for 20-25 minutes (until the a skewer comes out clean ) and the cake top is nice and golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack and slice with a very sharp knife or the fruits will fall off . Serve along with tea or coffee.

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Note:

Since fresh fruit is used it is best to be consumed on the same day or Keep in the fridge and use within two days.
It u add too much fruit it will take longer to cook. Chances are the top of the cake may sink and inside may become soggy.

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Thank you for giving me an opportunity Ainy. Hope your readers enjoyed the virtual treat.

You can reach me through FACEBOOK and PINTEREST if you wish to.

Thank you Meena I am sure my readers will love this post.A big heartiest Thanks…:)

Comments

  1. Looks deliciously lovely

  2. So glad to meet you! I have known Meena since more than a year and she is a wonderful blogger. Her pics are really beautiful and so are her creations. I am loving this fresh fruit cake and it is such a pleasant change to see huge chunks of fruits in the cake…like a bejeweled cake!!

  3. beautiful work ladies.. loving with yum cakes mast presentation 😉

  4. great job ladies…delicious cake