I am so glad that I am being featured on one of my good friend’s blog. Shahina, even though she lives in a different place than mine and I have never met her personally, there is a bond that we have built over our virtual communications. When I noticed that she was going through a low patch on her blog, I messaged her to inquire the
reason of her unusual silence. She seems to be packed up with a lot of backlog on her work front and is not getting time to feed her blog. I then just casually asked her if she would be OK if I give her a guest post and she so excitedly reverted back with a “yes”.
Shaai, as I like to call her, has a lot of “naadan” food on her blog, which are so unique to Kerala. I really feel that whenever I have to cook up some Kerala food, I can refer to her blog. One more thing is that she hardly has any sweet stuff on her blog – I mean she is more into spicy food than anything else. And being the person I am – a big sweet tooth, just like my blog name! – I decided I will give her something sweet as well!!!
One bake, that I clearly enjoyed and devoured, were these really good Honey Yogurt Cake and that is what I presented to her for her space! To read more from this post, do hop on to Shaai’s space here! Hope you all enjoy reading the post… 🙂
Updated on March 24, 2016: This is one cake which has been a favorite on the blog till I shifted to WP and the numbers disappeared. 🙂 However, as much as there has been successes, there has been failures with this recipe. It was done during a time when I was so excited about each and everything I did in the kitchen that I did fail to notice what was wrong in this recipe. 🙂 The amount of baking soda at 1 tsp was too much for a small cake! Plus I remember referring to a recipe where the amount of flour was not mentioned, so I had put a rounded up figure of 1 1/2 cup to get an extremely thick batter. Not that the cake was bad, it tasted too good, but the sweetness was kind of negated because of the flour plus the soda left an after taste in the mouth, even when completely cool. I made it again last night after craving for it and adjusted to the recipe as you see on the blog now, and I say it is much better than the previous one and Alhamdulillah, a better working one too! I have already learned the lesson of not sharing a recipe if it doesn’t turn out, so you can be rest assured that all the recipes on the blog are tested, tasted by at least 5 people who give a positive view and then posted on the blog. 🙂
Honey Yogurt Cake - My 13th guest post for Shaain's Cooknotes
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup thick yogurt
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a 6 inch pan and keep aside.
- Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk till well incorporated. Mix all the dry ingredients in another dry bowl till well incorporated. Slowly transfer the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix till well incorporated.
- Transfer the mixture into the greased pan and level the top with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or till a toothpick pricked in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve plain or with a scoop of cream, along with a cup of hot tea! The cake tastes just good as it is!