Hello and salam my dear friends!! Today I am going to share with u a Guest Post by my sweetest lovely friend Rafeeda. She is currently blogging on The Big Sweet Tooth. It is one of the lovely friendships I have received through blogging. She recently went to Saudia for Umrah. Its one of her blogs that truly impressed me, when I started blogging.. as she mostly shares few words related to our religion too in her most posts. I recently asked her to guest post for me and to her greatness she agreed :) And now, she has done this guest post for me!! Thanx Rafeeda!! Am soo happy to have this recipe on my blog :)
Lets see what Rafeeda has to say to us <3
It is always a pleasure to be writing guest posts to my fellow bloggers. In fact, I love the idea of guest posting as it improves virtual relationships between bloggers and makes it a place for some friendly competition and co-existence. I would like to thank Haffa for considering me to be a part of her little lovely blog!
Starting with an introduction, my name is Rafeeda and I blog at “The Big Sweet Tooth”. A working mother of two little girls, a Keralite Indian by heart but UAE-ian by growth, I take to cooking as a perfect stress buster from my otherwise packed life schedule. True to my name, I love sweets of all kind and could indulge in them without much control, however am forced to control my intake to ensure that I do not add more onto what I already have!
Even though Haffa’s blog is quite young, I love the variety of recipes that she has on her blog. I am a big fan of Pakistani food and love to eat them whenever we are out. I have already bookmarked some recipes to try when I get the chance to, like Sooji Ka Halwa and Chapli Kebabs. I sincerely wish Haffa many many more months and years of successful blogging ahead…
After quite a thought, I decided to share this awesome cake that I had prepared as a “thank you” gesture to my elder daughter, Rasha’s friend’s mom, who used to take care of the kids in the absence of my umma. Since I wanted to make something that she would have never tasted before, I went for this cake, which is so caramelly in taste because of the dulche de leche (DDL). DDL is nothing but milk caramel which is used in cooking especially in South American countries. Had I not been blogging, I would have never got introduced to this delicious ingredient which can take your dessert to the next level. I have already made Mexican Flan, Banoffee Pie and DDL Icecream with this wonderful product. I sent half the cake for her, bought a few slices for my colleagues who absolutely loved it and the rest little piece was eaten up by the kids, my B and HD – not even sparing a single piece for me!!! Hmm… Off to the recipe…
Dulche De Leche Bundt Cake
Makes 1 small bundt cake
Recipe adapted from here
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dulche de leche (DDL)
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Grease and flour a small bundt pan. Keep aside.
Mix the flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar till creamy and fluffy. Add in the DDL and beat till combined. Beat in the egg one by one till well mixed. Add in the vanilla and mix again. Add the flour and buttermilk in two additions and beat just till combined.
Pour into the bundt pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes till done. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Flip onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and serve!!!
1. I added a little less than 1/2 cup brown sugar and the cake was mildly sweet. If you want it more sweet, then add the brown sugar, 1/2 cup tightly packed.
2. For buttermilk, pour 1/2 tbsp vinegar into 1/2 cup of milk and leave it undisturbed for 15 minutes. Your buttermilk is ready!
3. Don’t worry if you cannot find DDL in your local supermarket! You can make it using your pressure cooker, by referring here.
Thank you so much Haffa for your invite to be on your page. Hope you and your readers like the post. Wish all of you a great time ahead…
Thanks a lot Rafeeda for such a nice intro and a new and scrumptious recipe and of course for being a part of my blog :)
For some more deliciouss recipes, move on to Rafeeda's Blog; The Big Sweet Tooth .
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