Friday, January 27, 2012

Custard Cake and Pink Frosting


There isn't any pink frolic behind this cake and teddy bear and the pink frosting because neither is Aby fond of cakes nor is pink her favourite colour. I've seen her opting for blue oftener! But it was her birthday and we had to remind her that pink is the girl colour ;p and had to bake a cake. I thought of pottering with my grossly handicapped frosting skills. The taste that lingers in my mouth is the rose flavored butter frosting couched in the custard cake; though I remember getting good reviews for the cake alone too.

Custard Cake

All purpose flour/maida-2 cups
Powdered sugar-1 1/4-1 1/2 cups
Milk-1 1/4 cup
Vanilla custard powder-1 tbsp heaped
Eggs-4
Baking powder-1 tsp
Butter-250 gm
Granulated sugar-1 1/2 tbsp
Vanilla essence-1 tsp

Dissolve custard powder in 1/4 cup milk. In a thick bottomed pan boil the custard mix in the rest of the milk adding 1 1/2 tbsp sugar. Once it boils turn it off and set aside to cool. Sieve the flour and baking powder together twice. Keep aside. Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add one egg at a time and beat. Add vanilla essence. Pour the cooled custard mix into this. Stir well and add the flour in small portions stirring in between. Stir for a consistent mixture. Pour in the cake tin and bake at 180 C for 45-50 min. (Adapted from Lakshmi Nair's collection of recipes.)


Frosting was done with a cup icing/powdered sugar and half a cup butter. Cream the butter until soft. Gradually beat in the sugar adding some hot water and drops of rose essence (this flavour makes it a superb combo) till you get a smooth spreading consistency.

The only snicker I had for this cake was the measly 1 tbsp custard powder to be used. Something like half a cup would have exhausted my long-stocked custard powder!

And folks Aby turns five coming April. So yes you guessed it right! This was prepared last year....Time flies!!! ;p

22 comments:

Indu said...

Here after a long time !!
Cute teddy! Hope aby liked it ad your choice of colour.

the Junkie book said...

ya Indu...i been noticing that many of my foodie frens have either stopped blogging or crossed floors ;p
ha, she didn care much for the cake. she was thrilled about the candle and the gifts!

Plateful said...

I was just going to begin by wishing Aby a happy birthday when I saw the footnote... you are priceless!! lol. Lil teddy looks divine with the frilly pretty pink dress. So glad you made an appearance to share this with us.. you've been missing too long! Yallah, come back rocking! Hugs!

the Junkie book said...

sure am priceless! gosh is once a month too long; am keeping it at that! hehe when Aby saw this post she was like Mama wasn't this made for my birthday long back!!!! thank you babe!

Lizzy said...

It looks and sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see what you whip up for Aby this year :)

Suchi said...

ohhhhh the teddy is so cute and the frosting looks yum- Have a wonderful and a vibrant year ahead

Suja Manoj said...

Lovely,beautiful frosting..love the color..so cute

Yin said...

Thoma:
Hey, you give pressure to me to make a cake for my boy now. He is dinosaur fanatic so I have to think of something simple for tat hahaha...
BTW, just wish to say hi.

Yin

Lizzy said...

PS...I hope you make the chocolate ice cream...it's SO good!

the Junkie book said...

Lizzy, do you really think so? am seriously considering it because it's so feasible by the reasons i mentioned to you!!!

MiniBinoy said...

OMG ginzzz u r bk !!.. donno why ur blog posts are not being displayed in my dashbrd.. so thot u wr still on holiday.. humm u hv uploaded so many recipes Ginzz..the pics are so temptinggg got try them out one by one.. how are the kids?

the Junkie book said...

Mini chechi

kids good. mum here too till 20. holiday? lol. my time has not yet come!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

i am ew here ..nice to follow u..beautiful frosting

Candice said...

Oh wow. This shames me. I am such a failure with desserts! Rose essence in frosting sounds interesting though

Stephanie said...

Now I am the one who has been long missing. How very sweet this teddy is! I think my next cupcake should have rose frosting... For Valentines, maybe?

Jay said...

looks sooooooooo nice ...well explained..;)
Tasty Appetite

Shabs said...

Hey Thoma , I have also posted things which were made a while back :D . The cake looks good .

Jill Colonna said...

Thoma, I LOVE the new look of the website. The Junkie Book? Fabulous. So is the cake, the pink...

the Junkie book said...

Jill: ya i got inspired by your pink macarons and pink stole ;p

Lizzy said...

Back to answer your question about blogging at my pace :) Well, I've finally figured out that I can't. I can cook and post, but I love visiting those who comment on my blog and there isn't enough time in the day for that! So I may be making a change....we'll see!

An Open Book said...

lil teddy looks so so good..i don think il ever be able 2 do such a great job with frosting..kudos to u

the Junkie book said...

Thanks all of you for visiting.