Smell of rose is so decadent and romantic. Love the rose essence when added with milk or any dessert. Always wanted to make rose flavored cakes. Haven’t been able to find rose essence in the local grocery store close to where I live. Hence decided to experiment by using the rose flavoring I use with milk. It could be any of them like the branded ones or the ones that are locally made. I have used one of the gourmet rose flavoring made in my town in India. This flavoring has sugar already added to it. Hence I have reduced the sugar added in the cake mixture. You could you rose essence instead, but will need to add lil more sugar in the cake batter. This cake had intense taste of rose the day after I baked them. It is a very moist, buttery and eggless cake.
all-purpose flour 1 ¾ cups
butter 8 tbsp
sugar ¾ cup
greek yogurt ½ cup
rose flavor 6 tbsp
salt ⅛ tsp
milk 1 cup
baking powder 1 ½ tsp
Preheat the oven at 350 deg F.
Grease a cake pan and dust with flour.
Melt butter and let it cool in a big bowl.
Add the greek yogurt and sugar, beat it on low using hand mixer for 2-3 mins till everything is blended well.
Add the rose flavoring and mix well.
Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and set aside.
Add the flour in small quantities alternate with milk and mix into a smooth paste.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 40 – 45 mins if using a regular 8 inch square pan. If making small sized cake will need to reduce the baking time..
Let cool and serve..
Note: Greek yogurt can be substituted with regular thick yogurt.