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Tutti Frutti Cake

Tutti Frutti Cake
It’s no secret that Miss.T is a picky eater especially when it comes to school lunch. She can be seen happily chatting away with the other kids at her table while they are busy chowing down their lunch. By the time we pick her up from aftercare, we have a hangry kid on our hands. We tried everything from using cutters to cut fruit and sandwiches into cute shapes to bargaining and bribing. All of them work for a little while. And we cycle through them in a round robin fashion. The latest trick up my sleeve is to send in a piece of cake as dessert.

It’s incentive to make her take a few mouthfuls of the main item and a few nibbles of the vegetables and fruits in her lunch box. And mind you, the cake cannot be anything other than tutti frutti cake. Tutti frutti is nothing but candied and colored raw papaya. So add some to a white or yellow cake and you have colorful tutti frutti cake with those tiny pockets of sweetness. Let’s see how long this will work.. 😉

I make this cake both with eggs and without eggs. The recipe credit for eggless cakes goes to Smitha Kalluraya of Cook With Smile and for the version with eggs the credit goes to Sailaja of Sailu’s Food.
Both turned out good. I prefer the egg version for the nutritional content but taste wise both versions score equal points.
I use store-bought tutti frutti in a cinch but I prefer the ones I make at home using natural colors. I will share that process with you in a separate post.
The latest addition to my baking utensils is this lovely bundt pan from Amazon. Note that this pan can take twice the quantity of batter this recipe makes.
Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake:

Ingredients:
Thick plain unsweetened yogurt – 1 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
All Purpose Flour – 1.5 cups
Oil – 1/2 cup
Baking Powder – 1 and 1/4 tsps
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract – 1.5 tsps
Salt – A pinch
Tutti Frutti – 1 cup

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan or a bundt pan. Whisk together yogurt and sugar till sugar is dissolved. Add baking powder and baking soda to the yogurt mixture, stir and set aside for 5 mins. The mixture would have bubbled up by now. To this, add vanilla extract, salt and oil and stir them in gently taking care not to let the bubbles subside. Next add the flour and fold it in gently. Lastly mix in tutti frutti. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 40 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool and serve.
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Tutti Frutti Cake with Eggs:

Ingredients:
Eggs – 2
Milk – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
All Purpose Flour – 2 cups
Butter – 1/2 cup, softened
Baking Powder – 2 tsps
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract – 2 tsps
Salt – A pinch
Tutti Frutti – 1 cup

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan or a bundt pan. Sieve together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cream butter and sugar till smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat till well combined. Add vanilla extract and stir it in. Add the flour mixture in three additions alternating with milk and starting and ending with flour. Mix until just combined. Fold in tutti frutti. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 40 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool and serve.

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