Monday, November 26, 2012

Ghee Cake

Most of them from South India must have heard about Cochin Bakery. They have a cake known as Ghee cake. As the name suggests Ghee is the main ingredient. Its a loaf cake with strong flavor of ghee and extremely soft texture. From my childhood days I have been in love with this cake..I have been searching the recipe from long but there was nothing that I found. At last my search ended here. Though it is pound cake recipe where butter is replaced with ghee. I did remove the lemon zest and reduced the vanilla as my memory of eating the cake brought the flavor of ghee to me. The texture of cake is a bit softer than pound cake.






All Purpose Flour/Maida-2 cups/250gms
Baking Powder-1 tsp
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Pure Ghee/Clarified butter-250gms/1 cup+1 tbsp+2 tsp
Powdered Sugar-250gms
Eggs-4 nos(Yellow and White separated)
Milk-1/2 cup
Sugar-2 tsp
Vanilla Essence-1/2 tsp





Method of Preparation:
1. In a bowl sift together APF, Baking powder and Baking Soda.
2. In another bowl, beat together ghee and powdered sugar with an electric beater on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each inclusion.
3. With the beater on low speed, alternately add flour and milk to Ghee mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
4. In another bowl whisk egg whites, then gradually add 2 tsp sugar and vanilla essence and continue to beat until stiff. Fold egg white mixture in to the ghee mix.
5. Pour in to a well-greased cake tin and bake in a preheated oven of 350F for 50-55 minutes, or till a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.




Notes:
1. Ghee cakes have a strong taste and smell of ghee and that is great.
2. Use a pan which holds the batter upto 3/4 of it.






70 comments:

  1. Wow, super soft n yummy cake! Will try it using some egg re-placer..

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  2. Amazing - I have a friend who is looking for the Cochin bakery ghee cake ...will share it with her. The same cake u get here in dubai is not as good as it is back home:) good job !!

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  3. Ghee cake looks so soft.. Love the mini bundts.. Beautiful pictures..

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  4. Loks very inviting Reshmi. Awesome clicks

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  5. yummy yummy!! so you r from cochin?

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  6. Its super soft cake...
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  7. Ghee cake looks delicious Reshmi. Love it.

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  8. wow...
    cake looks delectable dear...
    beautiful clicks.

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  9. Extremely soft & yummm!!!
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  10. Oh that looks lovely!!! so good an dso tempting!! nicely done and love all the pictures!!
    Sowmya

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  11. Looks awesome. am totally in love with this cake

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  12. That is an amazing recipe...ghee definitely will add to it's flavour and texture. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  13. the cake looks absolutely delicious n fluffy!! tks for sharing

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  14. Looks so yummy..and a great idea to try with Ghee..

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  15. Very new to me..using ghee in a bake!!! Looks awesome..must try it soon

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  16. nice clicks as usual :) can feel the aroma of ghee..

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  17. That is indeed yummy... bookmarked..
    Reva

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  18. Wat a super spongy cake, am just keeping me away from ghee since a long, but you are pulling me to give a try to this fantastic cake.

    Beautiful,irresistible cakes definitely.

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  19. hi reshmi, wow! you are the only person who does ghee cake recipe..that i know of.
    bookmarked with thanks, interesting recipe, never seen before. have a nice day

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  20. This looks so soft and fresh, feel like grab a piece.

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  21. Yummy cake, perfectly done n apts well for kiddos!!!

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  22. lovely cake Reshmi! thanks for sharing this. any suggestions for replacing egg. would love to try.

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  23. looks so nice and soft - will have to try this one!

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  24. I was waiting to see the recipe after seeing your picture in fb. Book marked.plz tell me how many cups of castor sugar you used for this recipe?

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  25. I wanna piece of this right now,cake looks awesome.

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  26. Delicious looking cake..should have melted right in the mouth

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  27. wow.. cake looks simply fantastic... please pass on the plate :)

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  28. Such a unique cake,can imagine the flavor..love the texture

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  29. Very soft n flavor rich delicious cake...Well done Reshmi...great pics!

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  30. What an awesome cake!! Loved the texture :)

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  31. Wow, ghee cake sounds very interesting! Cute little cakes, look very pretty and delicious!

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  32. Beautiful Ghee cake Reshmi, looks super soft and can just imagine how wonderful it must taste... will give it a try soon :) love your clicks dear

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  33. love the recipe.. so soft looking cake..bookmarked
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  34. Gheeyude alavu kanditte thala karangunnu but looks Gorgeous, will try it for sure,Thanks for sharing

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  35. i've never heard of ghee cake, although i know of ghee. i'd love to try it. thanks for sharing.

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  36. Ghee is so tasty so i can image Ghee cake...you are right cochin bakery's ghee cake is awesome...have had tonnes of it :))

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  37. wow..mouthwatering cake..The name itself makes me drool and perfect texture..Absolutely yummy!!
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  38. Fabulous cake! Looks soft and delicious!

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  39. Yummy and tempting ghee cake..

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  40. Reshmi you are one mazing cook lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy click

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  41. That was an amazing recipe. I tried it and it was soooo good. All my friends loved it! :)
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  42. Wow your cakes look so cute...lovely clicks.
    Have a lovely week ahead :)

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  43. hi reshmi, i think ghee cake is a traditional recipe which many people dont know including me... thanks dear, bookmarked this.. looks yummy for tea. have a nice day

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  44. Wonderful cake..absolutely delicious.

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  45. Wow.. super soft n delicious cake.. n what amazing clicks!

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  46. I am sure this cake must have a very special and unique taste, very different from the ones we are used to!Looks very fluffy and appetizing!

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  47. Looks delicious
    very soft

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  48. Thank you for linking this to the DMBLGIT- very delicious and good looking indeed.

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  49. Ghee cake looks perfect..Excellent clicks..

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  50. Lovely recipe - tried it and it came out delicious, perhaps even better than Cochin Bakery's Famous Ghee Cake...:-)

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  51. Yes.. Thats my favorite cake in cochin bakery.. Whenever i visit mangalore of course i buy that.. but slightly expensive..

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  52. This is great with a cappuccino latte, my father usually dunks his cake in there first LOL. Great recipe!

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  53. Love the texture of these delectable cakes! Loved it on your header post too!:-)

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  54. nice .. will Try this INSHA ALLAH

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  56. It was my first attempt in baking..and really came out well :-)Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!!!

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  58. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.I was trying to get it from such a long time. Will definitely try it.

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  59. excellent recipe with ghee,not known to many. our family relished the cake .its so tasty, soft ,spongy,fluffy,-------------Thanks for this recipe.


    Gomathi.

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