Sunday, 9 April 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 7

This edition of Weekend Baking Session is especially meant for my baby brother. Today is his birthday. He loves cheese cakes. So, I have decided to give him a visual treat of a cheese cake.

Cheese cakes are too sinful. To reduce the richness, I am baking a fusion of butter cake and baked cheese cake. Using less amount of butter than a normal butter cake and less amount of cheese than a normal cheese cake. Also adding some compoted plums that has been sitting in my pantry for a long time. The reason is to give extra tanginess and flavour to the cake. So, here we go.......

Plum Cheese Cake

What do we need:

1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup coarsely chopped plums in syrup

How do we do it:

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

Cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla essence.

Add in the sifted ingredients and the whipping cream alternately, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Finally, fold in the chopped plums.

Pour the batter into a greased and lined 7" cake tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

The cake is very moist and soft.

Happy Birthday To You, Dearest Thambi.


Santhi said...

I so totally look forward to your weekend baking sessions pushpa...
did Mahisha like this one??

Kris said...

Hi, Pushpa !
Looks yummy !
I dont really like plum..any other suggestions ? Thanks - Kris

Vaishali said...

Hi Pushpa,
I am also not a big plum fan. Maybe cherries?

Sarah said...

how many grams is half cup cream cheese? It looks really good and I love cheese cake.. especially the ones you get in 'secret recipe'

Kitchenmate said...

Pushpa: Looks yummy. How could you make so much variations in baking and they look rich and delicious. I always think i have do some baking after looking at (y)our week baking session, but that is on hold for long now:(

Keluarga Fasril said...

Hi puspha,
Terimakasih sudah visit my kitchen blog.
Saya bukan Malaysian, but Indonesian.... jiran ke?
Your cake looks so yummy too... when it will be my dessert? ha..ha... :)

Puspha said...

santhi: Thank u for ur support. She ate it too.

Kris: Hi, thank u & welcome to my blog.
U could use any other canned fruits, eg. peach, apricot, cherry or pineapple.

vaishali: U can definately use cherries.

Sarah: About 100 - 110 grams.
Gosh!!!! now tat u have reminded me of 'Secret Recipe' I got to have their banana sandwiched chocolate cake. Last time, I was working just bside LOT 10, where there's a Secret Recipe at the basement. I was their regular customer. :)

Karthi: Nandri. Y do u put it on hold? Just let it come out.

Keluarga fasril: Sama-sama & terima kasih kembali for visiting my blog.
Ya, kita jiran di negara asal. How is ur live in Qatar? What do u do there? I have many teman Indonesia too. Hope to c u here more often.

Lakshmi said...

you have been tagged.

Bay_leaf said...

that cake looks so good, Pus!

you've done it again. :)

Priya said...

mmm the cake looks soft and yummy... thanx for ur recipes. they look so easy to make. i just bought ingredients for peach cake yday. Gonna make them tomorow. Shall post u the feedback. Iam so excited !!

Priya said...

mmm the cake looks soft and yummy... thanx for ur recipes. they look so easy to make. i just bought ingredients for peach cake yday. Gonna make them tomorow. Shall post u the feedback. Iam so excited !!

ANd happy birthday to Thambi .. hes gonna love this cake

Keluarga Fasril said...

Nice chat here with u,
Mmm about Qatar....nice to live here. But sometimes still miss my country ..:)..
We're an Indonesian Family, myhubby working here in some petroleum co.
I am housewife with nice hubby, and one cute boy 2,5 y.o.
And, how about you?

Ashwini said...

Excellent idea Pushpa. You are a fab baker

Puspha said...

Lakshmi: Thank u.

Eva: Merci vielmals.

Priya: Many thanx. I´m equally excited to c the cake.
Thambi just had a visual treat. He´s back home. ;)

Keluarga Fasril: Very nice. I have an 18 mths old notty girl. I´m working at Kedutaan di Bern.

Ashwini: Thank u very much 4 the compliment. I´m still a learner, anyway.

chanit said...

your cake makes me hungry , thanks :-)

Kanda said...

Thanks !!!!
My 1st visual Birthday cake in my life......eeemmmmmm

Puspha said...

Chanit: Thank u.

Kanda: Ur most welcome. This is wat I culd afford give u being so far away from home.

ju said...

Hi Puspha,
I really like your blog & your baking, but I don't know how to convert cup to gm, example 1 cup of butter? actuall is how many gram? pls guide me, thanks.

Mike Cappelletti said...

Excellent topic

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