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Diwali Baking: Indian Spiced Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Diwali Baking: Indian Spiced Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

Serves 8 serving

  • 150 grams / 5 ozUnsalted butter, extra for greasing

  • 175 grams / 6 ozSoft brown sugar

  • 250 grams / 9 ozHoney

  • 1 TablespoonWater

  • 225 grams / 8 ozAll purpose flour, extra for dusting cake tins

  • ½ tspBaking powder

  • ½ tspBaking soda

  • ¼ tspSalt

  • ½ tspGround ginger

  • ½ tspGround cinnamon

  • ½ tspCaraway seeds

  • ½ tspGround cardamom

  • 2Eggs, beaten

  • 150 grams / 5 ozCream cheese

  • 55 grams / 2 ozUnsalted butter

  • ½ tspVanilla extract

  • 12 to 15 Tablespoons (depending on taste, I used 13)Icing sugar

Directions

  • 01

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 9-inch round cake tin and dust it with all-purpose flour.

  • 02

    In a saucepan, combine butter, honey, sugar and water over low heat until butter has melted and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool for about 10 minutes.

  • 03

    Sift flour, baking soda, powder salt into a large bowl. Add ginger, cinnamon, caraway seeds and cardamom and whisk well until combined. Make a well in the centre and pour beaten eggs and honey-butter mixture and beat well until smooth.

  • 04

    Pour batter into prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before transferring on wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

  • 05

    In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar. Cover the cake and its sides with frosting.

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