Sutlu (Milky) Cake

This cake recipe is quite popular in Turkey. It is usually served with a cup of tea. However you could also try it with a generous scoop of ice cream after dinner.

Sutlu Kek (Milky Cake)

You will need;

A cake tin (greased) and two mixing bowls
170g self raising flour sieved
200g caster sugar (you can add more if you wish)
2 eggs
zest of two oranges
4 fl.oz of milk 
9 tablespoons of oil (I used olive oil) 4 fl.oz
1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring
2 teaspoon baking powder

Apart from the eggs and sugar, place all your ingredients into a mixing bowl. Get yourself another bowl and start beating the eggs and sugar together to combine into a thick consistency. Once thickened add to the rest of the ingredients, and whisk together until you are satisfied that it is nice and creamy.

Pour your mixture into your cake tin and bake for 25-35 minutes at 180°c (fan) 200°c without fan) 350F or gas mark 4 in a pre-heated oven. This time can vary depending on the depth of your cake tin so keep checking.

Once cooked and cooled down, cut into individual portions and decorate each slice with a walnut or an almond. Try sticking the nuts down with a drop of honey. Then when you are ready serve as you wish.

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