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Local Flavors...Cardamom & Coconut Cake

When it comes to making Indian desserts, I can only think about ingredients like milk, nuts, sugar, cardamom and coconut. Anybody who has tasted payasam or kheer will have to agree that there can’t be a better pairing among such ingredients. The local flavors are so deep rooted in us that where ever we go, we long for such flavors. A simple kaju burfi would satisfy our souls more than any fancy looking donut. Keeping this in mind, the cake recipe that I’m posting has all the Indian flavors.

The first time I got to eat a piece of this cake was through a friend, whose mother had sent it all the way from India. After getting some rough idea about the ingredients, I could hardly wait to give it a try.


Self raising flour 1 cup

Brown sugar 1 cup

Milk ¼ cup

Cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

Shredded coconut ½ cup

Cashew nuts 7-8

Sun flower oil 2 teaspoons


Grease a baking pan with oil and preheat the oven to 180 C.

Caramelize the sugar on low heat.

Dry roast the cashew nuts…