How is the weather in ur part of the world ? Well in my side it has been raining almost every now and then most of last year and the newyear is not any good either, eventhough the rain has kept the winter temperatures on a warmer side I prefer slightly chillier days if the sun comes out !
I have been frequently posting about my bakes for a while now, eventhough I cooked a lot during holidays I hardly got a chance to click it to blog about it, so I am seriously going to take some effort this year to balance the blog with variety of posts rather than just cakes and bakes. Bear with me this time as I am again here with a cake which I tried to decorate with buttercream. As I am selftought when it comes to cake decoration, until I practise my buttercream decoration I was never going to learn it , so I decided to try my decoration skills with piping bag this time and I wanted to experiment a new flavour and an icing technique which I havent tried before , so with both those things in mind I came up with this Strawberry cake with buttercream frosting and decorated it like in Basket weave pattern( If u can call it so ! ) and a grass pattern with grass tip and then the topped it up with beautiful strawberries to give a look of fruit basket !
Flour - 1 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Sugar - 3/4 - 1 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Cooked and strained strawberry puree - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Baking powder - 1 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
1.Sieve flour,baking powder,salt and keep it aside.
2.Cook the strawberries in a saucepan adding a tbs of water until its soft ,let it cool for sometime and then puree them with milk and strain the seeds through a sieve.
3.In a bowl beat sugar and eggs.
4.Add oil, cooked puree to that and give it a mix.
5.Add dry ingredients and fold in.
6.Pour the batter into a greased cake tin and bake for 25- 30 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
You can find the recipe for buttercream frosting here.