Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eggless Vanilla Cake

Cakes have changed through times....Oh don't get me wrong i am not wee bit Philosophical...In those days say about 10 to 15 years ago i never had anything called Layered cake..Moreover never knew they existed ...I knew only those plain vanilla cakes covered with huge dollops of so called butter cream which i used to relish because i dint have a choice then...

But once i started having layered cakes with fresh cream ..I am unable to go back to those lovely plain cakes...Moreover i once had a plain cake which was smelling eggs ..Made me hate plain cakes ....So i thought if at all i bake it should be smell free( read egg smell free ) else i shall bake eggless

So when i was browsing through Divya's Blog...She has a lovely blog check it out I came across recipe for eggless vanilla cake

As always i can never stick to the recipe i made some changes also halved the amount of ingredients...

Original recipe used refined oil but i replaced it with butter...I know i am still working on my waistline..:P

This was one of the best vanilla cakes i ever baked...yummy...My hubby loved this cake so much..he has asked me to bake this again...

Here it is :


Maida/ All purpose flour – 3/4 cup
curd – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Butter – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder (Optional) - 1 Tbsp

How to ?

First Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a mixing bowl whisk curd and sugar till sugar dissolves

Add baking powder and baking soda , vanilla essence to curd mixture , mix well and leave it for 2 mins

Now slowly add in the flour and mix well without lumps to a smooth batter

Now grease a baking tin with butter and dust it with some flour

Pour in batter into the baking tin

If you want add Tbpn of Cocoa powder and swirl it to get a marbled effect

Bake it for 25 to 30 mins at 180C

Tada cake is ready ...yum yum..the aroma ...

Can you see the marble effect ?

Lessons Learnt:

Check the cake but inserting a toothpick/ knife in the center and if it comes out clean , your cake is ready.

Don't invert the baking tin immediately put it on a cooling rack for about 10- 15mins before removing cake from the baking dish else you will get a cake crumble just like mine...:p



  1. Varshini, I want to come to your house to have all your home made cakes, they look so yumm :))

  2. Looks yum dear. ..u r like rocking these days

  3. It looks soooooooooooooooooooooo yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  4. Thanks come....waiting to meet you :)

  5. yum yum yum ...dis looks to tempting !!! :)

  6. The cake looks delicious Varshini,glad you and your family enjoyed having it!

  7. he he.. varshu we have same characteristics.. Neither can i follow a recipe without alterations.. the cake looks yummy yummy...

  8. yeah IG...its can i make somethng without changeing something :P


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