There were a couple of pears and grapes lying on the refrigerator which said use me up asap. My family is not much of a fruit lover, I have to force feed them. The diabetic me is not allowed to have much fruits. On weekdays, I manage to pack some fruits for them. On weekends, the pizza, burger lovers simply refuse to have fruits. Hence, I have to think of making a wise use of them that will be loved by my family.
This week I prepared an eggless cake with pears and grapes and then topped it with a simple butter frosting. Though cliched, I love to admit in all my baking posts that I am a learner when it comes to baking. So my cakes are the simplest ones that even kids can do. I am satisfied that I have done it all by myself without following any recipe. Let us do it.
INGREDIENTS :[for the cake]
Refined Flour : 1big cup
Yogurt : 1medium cup
Milk : 1/4medium cup
Sugar : 1/3big cup
Butter : 100gm
Baking Powder : 11/2tsp
Baking Soda : 1/4tsp
Vinegar : 1tbsp
Vanilla Essence : 1tsp
Pear : 1
Grapes : 8-10
INGREDIENTS :[for the frosting]
Butter[room temperature] : 1/2big cup
Sugar[powdered] : 1small cup
Milk : 2tbsp
Wash, peel and chop the pear. Wash and chop the grapes too.
Sieve together the refined flour, baking powder, baking soda and semolina.
Beat together the melted butter and sugar till bubbles appear. Add the beaten yogurt, milk, vinegar, vanilla essence and beat further for 3-4 minutes.
Add the flour mix little by little to the butter-sugar-yogurt mix and beat the whole thing for 3-4 minutes to turn into a smooth batter.
Preheat oven at 180*C.
Grease a cake tin with oil and then dust with flour. Pour half of the batter. Arrange half of the chopped fruits on it. Pour the remaining batter. Arrange the remaining chopped fruits on it. The batter should not cover more than half of the cake tin.
Bake at 180* for 40-45 minutes. Insert a fork after 40 minutes to check if its done or not. If done, it will come out clean.
Let cool. Turn onto a plate. For the frosting, beat together butter, sugar and milk and apply on top of the cake. Enjoy!! I garnished with red grapes!!