Friday, 11 November 2011

Eggless Sponge Cake

Got a chance to try something new after a long long time. Painting has taken a lot of time and trying something new in the kitchen took a back seat. My sister is here and she made this egg less sponge cake (using thick yogurt/curd) . Amazing part is that there is no trace or smell of the yogurt in it and it is as spongy as any cake. Please see the  recipe here  too. This is where we got it from it was Nita Mehtas which the blogger used too.

I somehow cannot still take the smell of raw egg kindly so the search for eggless recipes. Not that the end product will be exactly as the same as its counterpart with eggs in it. But they are different in their own way and tasty too.

This simple cake is great in taste and simple in method and can be made with the ingredients available in the house.

Maida/All purpose flour – 1and half tea cup
Curd /thick plain yogurt – 1 cup
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Sugar          3/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil  – 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence  – 1 1/2 tsp
Preheat the oven at 200 C for 10 minutes. Dissolve the Sugar in the curd completely. When it is completely done whisk it well with the baking powder and baking soda and let it froth a bit for a just about 5 minutes. Mix well till it gets frothy . Add cooking oil, vanilla essence and mix well again. Add the maida/all purpose flour slowly while whisking and blending it with the mixture to form a thick creamy batter. 
Grease a baking pan and dust the pan with a spoonful of dry flour, tap and turn the flour in the pan, so as to coat the pan with flour  and pour the batter evenly.
Bake in preheated oven at 200 degree C for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 180 deg C and bake it for another 20 minutes
Check by pricking the toothpick in the center.If it comes out clean the cake is done. Let it cool for about 20 to 25 minutes. Delicious Vanilla cake is ready. 

 Enjoy this simple yet delicious cake with your tea or as dessert or just as cake...
Ciao and thanks to prabha for this recipe.

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