This is a deliciously simple cake that is elegant enough to serve at the end of a festive feast or equally as inviting for casual a get together with friends and family alongside merry sips of Arvinda's Christmas Chai tea.
Here at Arvinda's, whenever we're in a bind and need to serve something delicious but easy, we turn to this recipe as our 'go-to' festive cake - which never fails to please!
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar (or jaggery)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ¾ cup flour
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. Arvinda’s Christmas Chai Masala
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ cup golden raisins, soaked in 2 tbsp. amaretto or spiced rum
¾ cup milk
¼ cup yoghurt
Method: Grease a bundt pan. There may be leftover batter depending on the size of bundt pan you are using. In that case, set aside a loaf pan as well. Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa, Arvinda’s Christmas Chai Masala, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into wet ingredients. Add soaked raisins.
Mix in milk. Fold in yoghurt. Pour batter into cake pans.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Insert a knife into middle of cake and if it comes out clean remove from oven. Bake until fully cooked.
Cut into slices and garnish with a toffee sauce or berry compote.
Hope you love it just as much as we do! Enjoy and happy holidays.