2 Mar 2016


Hello everyone

Cakes are must when it is birthday or anniversary of your loving ones, no matter the birthday person is with you or not at that time. Don't panic 😊 it's my rule. As I had my dad's birthday few days back so thought why not to bake a cake and dedicate to him. He is not too fond of too much icing and decorations on cake so I start searching for ingredients that must be something new yet available at home. Suddenly an idea struck to use that fig jam which was almost rejected by my kids ,due to over sweetness of it. And the other ingredient was mix berry yogurt which my daughter bought out of curiosity but didn't like it afterwards. I too bought some dried cranberries few days back for using in my cakes and cookies some day. Luckily that day came so soon and all these ingredients made me to experiment with and resulted in an awesome soft mild sweet delicious cake perfect for the occasion.
This cake is specially dedicated to my father, happy birthday papa🎂 this is for you☺️.
Stepwise recipe is given below, hope you all will enjoy baking and relishing on this new flavor.


Serves: 7-8
Time: 1 hr ( maximum)


2 cup all purpose flour / chapatti flour
1 cup yogurt ( I used mix berry flavored yogurt, 240 gms)
1/3 cup fig jam( I used 1/4 as yogurt too had flavor)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4+ cup water


First of all sieve all dry ingredients, except cranberries , together so that every thing is mixed well. Now add cranberries to it and mix well. This step is important so don't skip, as it will prevent cranberries to settle down while baking. Keep aside for later use.

Now add fig jam and yogurt, beat together for atleast 3-4 minutes. Now add oil, 1/4 cup water and vanilla essence to it and again beat till everything is nicely mixed. 

Add dry ingredients in it in two to three batches and keep mixing. Fold the batter till it become nice smooth and lump less. If it looks dry then add little water, 2 tbsp at a time and keep folding. Don't over mix your batter other wise it will not turn that soft and airy. 

Now transfer it to greased and dusted baking tray. Spread it evenly with spatula as this batter is not too much liquid. Tap to release any air bubble formed. 

Now bake in a preheated oven at 180degree C for 40- 45 mins. Keep an eye on it after 35 mins as different oven have different baking time and keep checking with knife or skewer, if it comes out clean then your cake is done. 
Keep out of oven and Let it sit for 5 mins in tray then carefully transfer on a wire rack to cool.

Your mildly sweet cake is ready to serve . It tastes best when eaten warm. You can also pour some ganache on it to enhance its flavour but it still tastes heavenly. Perfect match for your evening tea or coffee.

You can add any dry fruit or jam of any flavor of your choice to make it more appealing to your taste buds. But believe me ,using cranberry will give you totally new flavor and you will fall in love with it. So atleast try this combo once you will never regret.
I didn't add any sugar to it as my fig jam had sufficient but you can add some as per your taste.

So bake this simple yet delicious cake and please let me know too , how's it turned out for you. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

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