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Cake Rusk | How to make cake rusk bakery style

Indian Cake Rusk or Indian biscotti is a twice baked buttery, crunchy and light as air cardamom flavoured rusks, the perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee. Indian tea time is incomplete without cake rusks. Follow Step by step recipe to make bakery style cake rusk at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, pakistani
Keyword: cake rusk bakery style, cake rusk recipe, indian cake rusk, karachi bakery cake rusk, tea time snacks
Author: Arpita@Gastronomic Bong


  • 100 grams All Purpose Flour/ Maida sifted
  • 50 grams Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta sifted
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 110 grams Golden caster sugar/ white caster sugar/granulated sugar
  • 3-4 Green Cardamom (seeds from 3 pods)
  • 3 large Eggs free range
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 110 grams Butter room temperature
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare the 8 inch square baking tin or you can also use 2 loaf tins by brushing it with some oil and lining with a parchment/baking paper.
  • In a bowl sift in together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt and keep it aside.
  • Now add the caster sugar/granulated sugar along with the cardamom seeds in a mixer grinder and ground it together until powder.
  • In a large bowl add the butter and sugar together and beat it with a hand whisk until light and fluffy and pale.
  • Now add in the eggs, one at a time and beating after each addition of egg until incorporated. Do not over beat.
  • Add the flour mixture along with the vanilla extract and with a spatula fold everything together. (If you think the batter is too dry add a tsp of milk and fold it lightly.)
  • Now slowly pour the thick batter in the prepared baking tin and smoothen it slowly with the spatula.
  • Bake it in the oven for 22-30 minutes. Check it after 22 minutes by inserting a tooth pick. When you Insert a toothpick to it will come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°c.
  • Line a large rectangular baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Now cut the cake into 3/4 inch strips.
  • Place the cake rusk on the baking tin and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from the oven. Let it cool complete on a cooling rack.
  • Store it in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Enjoy!!