Thursday, June 23, 2011


The name sounds more like a tongue twister............and so is the taste. JUST YUMMMMMM:)
Never heard of this cake before until my friend Divya mentioned about this.She is now based in Germany and once when we got chatting ,told me how she went all the way to Swiss to fetch this cake -  what fascinated me was the name  and I google searched  this recipe.Voila ! i found this link ....

Tiroler cake has its origins in the Swiss and with all basic ingredients for a cake it is loaded with teeny weeny bits of hazelnuts and  dark chocolate. I have followed the recipe as in the link. Since I couldn't find hazelnuts in Fujairah..........I have used almonds instead.
125gms Butter unsalted
125gms Sugar
250gms All Purpose Flour
3 Eggs
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
80gms Chopped Hazelnuts ( read almonds here )
80gms Dark Chocolate chopped
1Tsp + 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Sugar or Vanilla Essence
1/4 tsp Salt
150 ml Milk.

1. In a stand mixer cream butter,sugar,salt and vanilla sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add eggs one at a time.Scrape down the mixture and beat for another 3 minutes.
3.Take the bowl off the mixer, fold in  flour and milk alternating them in batches, the last addition should be   flour.
4. Add choc bits and the almond bits, fold it into the batter.
5.Pour into a greased loaf pan and set it to baking at 170 degrees( in a gas oven) for about 50 minutes.
The batter

The cake just out of oven

The baked Tiroler loaf
well..........thats the slice :)

Happy baking !Thanks Div ....u inspired me to do this:)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Ever since I heard  it on the radio this cake has been on my mind for a while now . I came across this site by accident and as i browsed through i found this recipe for Honey cake - which seemed quite simple & easy to make.

Well, I have followed this recipe word to posted in this link .. However, shall  re post the ingredients  for convenience sake & given below is my version of the instructions...
trust me ..........this cake is a must try :))

250 g flour
4 eggs
150 g sugar
100 g honey
250 g butter, softened
1 tablespoon white rum 
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt - if using unsalted butter

1. In a stand mixer beat the butter, sugar & salt  until it is creamy .
2.Sieve flour and baking powder three times.
3.Add the eggs to the butter and sugar one by one. 
4. Add honey and then the rum .Beat well after each ingredient.
5. Add flour mixture all at once & fold it in until it is well combined ensuring the batter is airy as well.
6. Pour the mixture into a buttered cake tin, preferably lined with wax paper and put in the oven on 150 degrees for 45 min.

This is what you get after it is cooled on a wire rack.And now for the         "slice of the cake" .................

There is this someone who couldn't resist the cake impatient with my hubby's photo session.............and now,for the results  - it is all in the lookl I guess ...Mwah!!
My daughter Aditi.:)