Posted November 25, 2002
Note from Madhusudani: Here is a cake for the upcoming ekadasi that is sure to fit right in with the holiday spirit.
(Note: please make sure that you use a baking powder or other leavening agent that does not contain flour)
· 3 cups whole milk powdered milk
· 2 cups shredded coconut (the fine kind is nice, as found in Indian stores)
· 1 cup granulated white sugar or Florida Crystals
· (less sugar can be used, as it is a very sweet cake)
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 t. ground allspice
· 1 t. cardomon powder (optional)
· 1 t. baking powder
· 1/2 cup melted butter
· 3/4 cup water (more or less)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients to make a thick batter. Pour into well buttered baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, until cake is golden brown. This cake tends to really bubble up when cooking and may spill over the edge, so put it in a very deep dish. The cake is pretty sweet without icing, although you could use less sugar in the batter and try an orange or lemon glaze after baking it, as usually everyone likes cake with icing.