Wednesday, 14 February 2007

A Valentine Cinnamon-Streusel Cake, My Little Chefs and a Nomination...

Here's wishing you all a very happy Valentine's day.....!

Little Chefs Event is coming up soon....so being the host, I needed to come up with an entry of my own....and what a perfect way to get Sahil involved in baking a cake with me...! We made this cake yesterday morning while we packed all his V-day Goodies tote for all his friends at his preschool.....

Here is the recipe for this utterly delicious Cinnamon-Streusel Cake to be enjoyed with a cup of hot coffee!


For the Streusel:
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup Sifted all purpose flour,
1/4 cup butter- at room temperature, 1.5 tsp Cinnamon powder, 2 tbsp Cocoa powder.

For the Cake:

1.5 cups Sifted All purpose flour,
2.5 tsp Baking powder
1.2 tsp- Salt
1 egg- beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract

In a small Ziploc bag, combine the streusel ingredients. Mix everything together in the bag till the mixture is crumbly and set aside. Kids love doing this...so I gave this task to Sahil.

Sift 1 1/2 cups sifted flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together beaten egg and 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.

Pour half the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square or 9-inch layer-cake pan. Sprinkle some crumb mixture evenly over batter. Sahil helped with this too! Pour the rest of the batter and the remaining streusel mix on the top.

Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes. Let it cool for 20 minutes and serve with a cup of hot coffee! It is absolutely divine! Just look at how moist and soft it looks! This recipe is a keeper and is also my contribution to Pooja's Valentine event!

I also wanted to thank the people that nominated my food blog for the Indi Blogger awards! I don't know who you are, but please send me an email- spicewholovedme@yahoo.ca
I would like to thank you personally. A big thank you goes out to my family, blog buddies and my readers for your support! This is not possible without you guys! Congratulations to the other blogs that have been nominated! Do check out the Indi Blog Poll, and vote!


Wishing each and everyone of you a Happy Valentine's day from my two Little Chefs, Sahil and Siddharth, and of course, Me!

33 comments:

Sandeepa said...
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Sandeepa said...

Ole baba...chooooo cute :)

Sangeeta said...

Yummylicious recipe, Trupti :)

Sia's corner said...

muuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaahhhh to sahil and siddharth. such a cute little chefs:) a big hug from supriya aunty(err!!!) he he he...

Coffee said...

Choooo Chweeeettttt!!!!!!!! They look cute......
Lovely cake trupti. :) I love spices in cake!!!!

Congratulations once again. :) Already voted for you. :)

www.mykhazanaofrecipes.wordpress.com

Sri said...

Congrats, Trupti.The cake looks scrumptious. Lots and pots of kisses to the two little chefs...awww!!! they are so sweet. Will be definitely voting.
Happy valentine days Trutpi.

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Wonderful job by the littlechef...Congrats and just voted.....

Happy Valentine's day..

Sri said...

Trupti dropped by to say just voted for you :) you go girl!!!!

Prema Sundar said...

Cute little chefs and they sure have done a wonderful job with u. hugs to them

Asha said...

Cake looks divine.I love Struesel cakes too.Great job Sahil and Sid!!Love and hugs to you both.
Congrats on your blog nom and I will vote!:))Have a great day today.Hugs T!

Vini K said...

You got very sweet little chefs,Trupti!they look sooo cute.And congrats on your nomination for the indibloggies.Read it first on Supriya's blog and then came here to check!congrats dear.

Manjula said...

Happy Valentines Day. wow..whats more perfect than a delicious cake.

Congrats on being voted the best blogs!

Rashmi said...

Happy v-day Trupti.So you have got 3 valentine.Good.Enjoy.

Rashmi.

Saju said...

Trupti,
you have surpassed yourself! All I can say is WOW!
and yum!

Saju said...

ps your children are gorgeous!

LakshmiK said...

Yummy recipe. Thanks. Congratulations on being nominated for the Indiblog awards.

Jasmine said...

very nice cake.valentine wishes to your family !

Seema said...

Wow the cake looks lovely. I am sure sahil and sid would have had fun helping you isn't it? Trupti they look so thweet. Loads of hugs to them.
Happy V'day
Seema

Sushma said...

Delicious Recipes Trupthi..Sahil and Sid are soooooooo cute...how old are they.. Loads og hugs for the little one on Valentines Day..

Congrats for the nomination..You deserve it :-)

Adios
Sushma

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

JHey trupthi,
I must tell you you kids are cute just like you.Happy valentine's day to you and those cute lille kids too.Cake looks great

indosungod said...

Great Work Little Chefs, the cake looks amazing. Hats off to you mom for hosting the event

swapna said...

ur little kiddos are so cute.the topping is so nice..

sailaja said...

Congratulations on the being nominated, Trupti.

Lil chefs are adorable! Hugs to them..:)

Rajani said...

Hi Trupti
Happy valentines day to u and your family. Your cake looks delicious. They have done a very good job. So cute....
cheers
rajani

Pooja said...

Hi Trupti ,
such a lovely contrubution to theme of this week. thanks dear . so nice that your kids being around you for all this things.
Lovely of them , love to both of them . Happy valentine's day !
congrates on being nominated , I am going to vote for you , as many times as allowed too :) .
thanks
-Pooja

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Great work by little chefs..
Happy valentines day:-)

Lotus Reads said...

And a VERY Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family, too, Trupti (albeit just a little belated). Cupid got his bow and arrow stuck in the snow piles here, so we didn't do very much - just sat home and watched movies! :)

Love the cake and the picture of your cute little chefs. Going to vote now!

Coffee said...

The new ones are good too :) I think after bride and Russia, .....Char Chinari is next in my list :)

Mishmash ! said...

Ur lil chefs Sahil and Sid look like cute naughty brats:) Thanks for sharing the streusel recipe and hey Congrats :)

Shn

Manasi said...

AAWWWWW!!! How sweet!!! Ur li'll chefs are adorable!! And the cake is a treat for the eyes too!
And Congrats for ur namination, I'm going to cast my vote now!!

Meenal Mehta said...

hey trupti ,

lovely little boys and the cake too..

thanks for dropping by my blog and writing to me ..I was a little unwell ..

i have posted val's day recipes :)

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Hi there

two Little Chefs, Sahil and Siddharth, how are u

Chandrika said...

Trupti, your kids are adorable! Cute little angels! And Congratulations on the nomination! :-)

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