Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake

Yum
I wanted to try this for very long... I've made eggless chocolate cakes but never vanilla. Generally, eggless cakes use condensed milk like Milkmaid to replace the egg, but i did not have Milkmaid at home but I did have curd :)... Below is a very easy recipe for eggless sponge cake using curd. Don't worry about the curd, it does not show up in the taste at all....



Ingredients:

Maida /All purpose flour - 1 cup
Thick curd / Yogurt - 3/4 cup (I used home made curd, but I'm sure Nestle and Britannia will do)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup  (You can use vegetable oil in case you don't have butter)
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Method:

Sift the flour 2-3 times and keep aside.
Add the sugar to the curd and mix until the sugar dissolves.
Add baking soda and baking powder to the curd and keep aside for 5 minutes until the mixture foams.
Baking soda reacts with the curd to produce the bubbles.
Add vanilla essence and melted butter to the curd and mix well.
Add the flour little by little to the curd and keep mixing.
I use an electric hand mixer, so this reduces all my work :)
Preheat the Oven to 220 degree celcius.
Once all the flour is mixed with the curd and enough air is incorporated into the mixture, grease a cake tin and dust it with flour.
Pour the cake mixture into the greased tin.
Bake for 10 minutes at 220 deg. Lower the temperature to 180 deg and bake for another 20-30 mins.
Prick the cake with a toothpick to check if it is cooked after about 20 mins at 180 degrees, if the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.
Be sure to prick the pick in the centre of the cake and make sure the toothpick goes all the way to the bottom to ensure the cake is cooked all the way through.


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