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
- Raspberries – 50gm
- Sugar – 50gm
- Water – 2 tablespoons
- 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
- 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!!!
- 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!