Raspberry Loaf with Orange Blossom Cream Cheese Frosting!

Hi guys!

A week or so back i bought some frozen raspberries, we do get fresh raspberries these days but they 3 times the price of fresh ones (which are really hard to survive in our heat!) I think these fancy berries frozen ones are better for the Indian heat! anywhooo i found that some of them are not squished in the pack and i really wanted to use them also i realised i had a bottle of orange blossom in the cupboard! This cake is approved by my little man and pleasing him is not easy I promise… the recipe as follows

Ingredients:

Raspberry Jam:

  • Raspberries – 50gm
  • Sugar – 50gm
  • Water – 2 tablespoons

Raspberry Cake:

  • All purpose flour- 120gm
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Sugar – 100gm
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Raspberry jam (made from above ingredients)

Orange Blossom Cream Cheese frosting:

  • Cream Cheese – 100gm
  • Icing sugar – 75-100gm
  • Orange blossom water – 1-2 teaspoons
  • Raspberries for garnishing

Method:

Raspberry Jam:

  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add the raspberries, sugar and water.
  • Let it cook for 10-15 minutes or until its thick.
  • Once cooked, let it cool. You can use this on pancakes and waffles too!!!

Raspberry Loaf:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius, grease and line the loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add and beat one egg at at time.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into the wet mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour half of the batter into the loaf tin.
  • Spoon in a layer of raspberry jam that we cooked earlier and pour the other half of the cake batter over this.
  • Using a knife or a wooden skewer, swirl the jam into the cake batter to mix.
  • Bake the loaf for 30-35 minutes, check with a wooden skewer to see if completely baked.
  • Once baked, let it cool on a cooling rack.

Orange Blossom Cream cheese frosting:

  • In a bowl, add soft cream cheese and orange blossom water.
  • sift in the icing sugar and beat all the ingredients for 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Once it reaches the desired consistency, coat the loaf using an offset spatula.
  • Enjoy a slice with your cup of coffee or tea!

 

 

 

Eat cake for breakfast!

happy baking

xx

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