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Cake Rusk

Homemade Cake Rusk with Chai, a perfect combination. It is one of the most popular Indian tea-time snack. They are crunchy, buttery and Cardamom flavored.


  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1/4 cup Wheat Flour

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda

  • Salt, a pinch

  • 1 cup sugar, powdered

  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

  • 3 Eggs

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 8-inch square pan with oil or line it with a parchment/baking paper.

  • In a bowl, sieve all purpose flour, wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom powder and salt. Keep it aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Beat till it becomes smooth and creamy.

  • Add in the eggs, one by one and beat the whole mixture till it comes to a smooth consistency.

  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix.

  • Now add the dry ingredients slowly into wet ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes till it looks smooth.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Cut the cake into half and then cut the each half into thin slices.

  • Preheat the oven to 300F, line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • Place the cake slices on the baking tray, leaving some space between them.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, flip the rusks to bake the other side.

  • Put the tray back into the oven and bake again for 10-12 minutes until they look golden brown.

  • Allow the cake rusk to cool completely.

  • Once cooled, the rusks will be crunchy and crispy.

  • Store them in an airtight container.

  • Enjoy the cake rusks with hot cup of Chai!

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