Sunday, 18 June 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 17

It is Father's Day today. This edition of Weekend Baking Session pays a tribute to fatherhood. To celebrate the day, I baked a peanut butter cake because hubby loves peanuts and peanut butter. Frosted the cake with chocolate icing as chocolate makes the best pair with any nuts.

Peanut Butter Cake

What do we need:

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 peanut butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

How do we do it:

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

Beat butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in vanilla essence. Fold in the sifted flour mixture alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour.

Pour batter into a greased and lined 7 inches round pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Fill and cover the cake with your favourite frosting. Decorate as per desired.

Happy Father's Day To All The Fathers


sudhav said...

Pushpa thats a wonderful cake..can u have a piece sent to me..:-).i'm going to bake this cake soon pushpa..Thanks so much for sharing this one..

Pamela said...

That looks really delicious, I LOVE peanut butter!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... looks delicious!

sailaja said...


shilpa said...

Wow.That looks cool :).

Hey, I have a small request. Please put some kind of recipe index in your blog, so that we can navigate to old posts easily. Thanks.

Vien said...

OH.MY.GOD. That looks so rich!

Nabeela said...

mmmmm...that looks good

Vineela said...

Hi Pushpa,
Peanut butter cake looks nice.

Puspha said...

Sudha~ Thank u very much. U come here & I'll bake u a whole cake. Do let me know how it turned out.

Shilpa~ Thanx a lot. I'm actually halfway working out on it. Will put it up asap. Please bare with me till then. ;)

Pam, Paati, Sailaja, Vien, Nabeela Vineela~ Thank u very much ladies.

sudha said...

Hi pushpa..You got an awesome talent in baking. The pictures makes me to crave for cakes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

archana said...

Looks delicious !!!!

shilpa said...

Thanks a lot pushpa. Now I can dig through the treasure of your baking sessions very easily :D.

Annita said...

How do you do that chocolate covering.Do you have some seperate knife for that..It is spread evenly..Good one.
I really love your baking are rally talented..!!

Sumitha said...

Pushpa the cake looks so rich and delicious.Besides whats the difference btw baking soda and baking powder?

Puspha said...

Sudha~ Thank u very much & welcome to the blog.

Archana~ Thanx a lot.

Shilpa~ My pleasure.

Annita~ Thank u very much. I used a palette knife.

Sumi~ Merci. Tatz a very good question.

Baking Soda: It is purely bicarbonate of soda. It creates carbon dioxide when itz mixed with liquid and acidic ingredients eg. yoghurt, citrus juices, vinegar, honey or chocolate.

Baking Powder: A mixture of bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar (tartaric acid). It reacts to liquid & heat.

Hope tat helps.

Shella said...

You have a wonderful blog with very different recipes. I especially love your cake section. You seem to be an excellent baker. Is there a substitute for cream of tartar

Puspha said...

Shella- Welcome to the blog & thank u very for the compliment.
Cream of tartar culd b substituted with lemon juice or vinegar. I wuld prefer lemon juice.

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