CINNAMON AND NUT CAKE

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 30 – 40 minutes
Serves 8 - 10

125 g (125 ml) butter
250 ml (1 cup) sugar
2 eggs
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
500 ml (2 cups) flour
5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
3 ml (½ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
1 ml (¼ tsp) salt
1 can (290 g) Nestlé Dessert Cream, soured with 30 ml (2 Tbsp) lemon juice
125 ml (½ cup) chopped pecan nuts
125 ml ( ½ cup) sugar
15 ml (1 Tbsp) cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 180° C. Grease and line a 23 cm square cake pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
3. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
4. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternatively to batter with soured cream.
5. Mix pecan nuts, sugar and cinnamon together.
6. Pour half the batter into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon mixture, then pour remaining batter over. Sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon mixture.
7. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes. Allow to cool, then cut into squares to serve.

CUSTARD

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves 6 - 8

150 ml Nestlé Custard Powder
60 ml (¼ cup) cold water
1 litre (4 cups) boiling water
1 can (385 g) Nestlé Condensed Milk
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
1. Combine custard powder and cold water and mix to a paste.
2. Add boiling water and mix well.
3. Add the Nestlé Condensed Milk and heat until it thickens. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add vanilla and serve.