January 31, 2009

Apple Vanilla Cake and (a happy ending)

These days, I seem to be obsessed with adding fresh fruit to cakes. I think they make all the difference to the texture of the cake. And of course, it is healthy. I can't believe that around 6-7 months ago, I hadn't baked cakes with fresh fruit and now I seem to be doing that a lot. I didn't get to taste this cake. I'd made two of these cakes, one each for my friend and her mother. (She told me that the cake was excellent. Moist just way she liked it.)

1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
a Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Apple, peeled, cored and chopped finely
1/4 cup Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/4 cup Raisins
1 Egg, beaten

To Decorate:

2 tsp Icing Sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder

Sift all the dry ingredients for the cake together into a food processor jar with the dough blade. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and run the processor for 2 minutes. Blend in the apple and raisins.

Prepare an 8 inch round/square cake tin by first smearing a little butter all over the tin and then dusting it with flour. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.

Bring the cake out of the oven and remove it from the cake tin. Sift the icing sugar and the cinnamon powder over the cake. Allow to cool.

What better way to celebrate the fact that Sulekha has removed all my content and has removed and banned the users who violated my copyright? Some of the photographs are still there, but Sulekha says belong to flickr. I figured that one of my pictures which I had sent to Laks for the Ganesh Chaturthi event that The Yum Blog had hosted also found its way to Sulekha through flickr. I have written to flickr and shall hope to hear from them. I am quite certain that Laks is also unaware that her pictures are out there on Sulekha. I am glad they listened. Thanks to them for taking quick action and to you all for standing by me and giving me support.


Deepa said...

Congrats! Did you know that the "Story of Pi" (Yann Martel) was plagiarized? He copied the main idea from an Argentinian story. And he won, I think, a Booker for it (or was it another prize?). The prize was then taken away. Bollywood does this with such glee, without so much as an acknowledgement, let alone paying for profiting from someone else's ideas! I think we ought to boycott such movies, en masse. Maybe we'll get there some day.

Aarti said...


cake looks sinful... must try it one day!!

and congrats on getting Sulekha to take action!!:)
Mom still there? having fun i guess..

Anonymous said...

Three cheers to you!!!!

Nithya Praveen said...

First time ur blog....the cake looks wonderful!

Cham said...

Oh that is a great news for everything went smoothly! The sulekha story made me follow ur post regularly :) I didn't started to add any fresh fruit in my cake, sounds another way to make eat my kid! Will u store the cake in fridge or did u finnish in one day!

Laavanya said...

Glad to hear that everything worked out well with Sulekha.

Cake looks delicious.

Sig said...

I guess I missed the whole Sulekha debacle! Glad everything got resolved, normally such websites don't really take action. Kudos to you for going after them strongly!

Uj said...

Hey Raaga... Congratulations.. Good that they removed all the content that belonged to you :)
Cake looks delicious.. Planning to give it a try :)

Archana said...

Great looking cake...been bitten by the baking bug recently - will try this one soon too...

Cynthia said...

I want a slice :)

CurryLeaf said...

it is raining cakes here :P and my dieting resolution is flying out of window.:P
thanks for the sulekha update and this time it went off well.but keep an eye open for these things.copyright your pics and protect the site with code.

A_and_N said...

You are on a baking spree!