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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Strawberry cake

Can a host be late for the party? No way!!! Well, technically, I am not late....I still have an hour before the deadline. What am I talking about??? Read on to find out!!!
Indira's strawberry-oats cake has been on my mind since I saw it because I love strawberries. But ever since I saw her cake, those little boxes of strawberries that are sold here did a disappearing act. I didn't find a single box of strawberries. Today, as luck would have it, I found that strawberries had made a comeback, and proceeded to buy two boxes. However, these strawberries are not as sweet or as juicy as the ones that were available earlier. These are larger, more sour than sweet, and a darker red. But hey, I am not complaining.
I followed her recipe almost exactly. The only thing I did differently is omit the lime juice as the strawberries themselves were tart. I also substituted walnuts for pecans. I then proceeded to make the cake entirely in the microwave.
I preheated the microwave for 8 minutes, to 175 degrees centigrade and then baked the cake for 45 minutes at 175 degrees. At this point, the sides of the cake and the top browned beautifully and looked perfectly done, but when I checked the middle, there was still a lot of batter left. So, in went the cake, on microwave high for another 3 minutes. This gave me the result that I wanted.
Take a look at the cake.....

It tastes as good as it looks....and I love biting into bits of strawberry while eating the cake.

This is my entry to MEC-Celebrating bloggers, an event started by Srivalli, which is being hosted here this month.

11 comments:

J said...

hv u made this in microwave.. i didn get..how u preheat a microwave..?

SathyaSridhar said...

wooow!!! strawberry cake looks perfect and moist,,, microwave cooking is coool hereafter can bake the cake in microwave itself it seems very easy n quick,,,

anudivya said...

Hey, this is so good. Did you make this in a microwave?

sowmya's creative saga said...

love it...should try it sometime..

Lavi said...

Jayashree.. Cake has come out so well.. even i was thinking of making strawberry cake, in this season.
i think urs will push me forward.

Jayashree said...

J, yes i did make it in the microwave. Basically, to preheat it, you have to have a mw with convection option.
Sathya, it's not quick, but it is definitely as good.
Anudivya, yes i did.
Sowmya, Lavi....go for it.

sra said...

I have never used those functions in my MW, but I guess I will now - your cake looks good. Missed the deadline, didn't want to cheat by doing a post about the choc cake i made after seeing your MW recipe.

BangaloreBaker said...

Somehow I have never tried baking in the microwave. Looks good. Check out my new event if you are interested - http://versatilekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/baking-from-book-breakfast.html

J said...

thanks for answering my query..

Dhanya Ganesh said...

All the recipes looks delicious and tempting.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, I use microwave only to thaw my frozen food'...need to learn more from you...