Israeli Wonder Cake

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My daughter did a project for school where she had to pick a different country, research it and then do a presentation about it; she chose Israel.  While doing her research she learned that the Israeli eat their main meal between 12-2:00pm and supper at 7:00pm.  Being that there are so many hours in between they usually have coffee or tea with cake around 4 or 5:00pm.  I love this idea!  The most popular cake they serve is called Wonder Cake and let's just say...this cake is wonderful!  It's somewhat like a pound cake and sponge cake combined.  It's not too sweet, has a great crumb texture, is easy to make and it does indeed go perfectly with coffee and tea.  If you need a quick, simple, and delicious cake this is the recipe to try...I hope you enjoy!



   

 Ingredients are as follows: 

1/2 C shortening (I used butter)
1 C sugar
5 egg yolks
3/4 C milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 C flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt

powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top if you'd like)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a loaf pan. 


Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

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Cream together the butter and sugar.

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Add in the egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition. 

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Mix in half of the dry ingredients.

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Stir in the milk and vanilla.

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Add remaining dry ingredients and stir until combined. 


Pour into prepared pan.  

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Bake for 45-50 minutes; until nicely browned.  Carefully remove cake from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.  Sprinkle on some powdered sugar if you'd like (we didn't sprinkle any on because we felt it didn't need it).

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Slice, serve and enjoy!

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Recipe courtesy of International Fellowship 



 

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