Aug 22, 2009

BIRTHDAY CAKE (PLAINCAKE)

It's my husband s birthday last Thursday I made this cake. For this cake base I used old simple cake recipe which my mom use to make. In those days my mom use to blend the cake mixture with a wooden spoon for long time because we don't have mixee to powder sugar so she use to mix sugar, eggs together mix till sugar melts and the mixture became like a cream so this process use to take a long time. And also she uses to bake the cake in a pressure cooker. My mom had that 12lte prestige pressure cooker so she use to pour sand in the bottom of the pressure cooker and then arrange a steel stand preheat for 10 min. and then place the cake tin and bake in a medium flame for 10 min. and then in a low flame till nice cake smell comes out. When ever amma bake this cake we find the aroma from the gate it self mmmmm golden childhood days…………Here I go with the plain cake recipe.
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INGREDIENTS: ----
Flour --- 250 gm. (all-purpose/ maida)
Sugar – 250gm.
Butter – 250 gm.
Eggs – 4 no.
Vanilla essence --- 1 tea sp
Baking powder – 1&1/2 tea sp
Milk --- 1/2 cup

METHOD:---
1. Preheat the oven at 350 degree F or 175 degree c. or in gas mark 5 for 10 min.
2. Grease a 9inch- 9 inch round cake tin and dust with little flour and leave a side.
3. In a bowl cream to gather butter and sugar and then add eggs on by one and blend till it become like a cream.
4. Then add vanilla essence and mix well.
5. Shift flour and baking powder to combine to gather and then add little by little to the eggs, butter and sugar mixture mix well.
6. Now add 1/2 cup milk and mix well till all the ingredients are combine well to gather.
7. Now pour the cake mixture in to the prepared cake tin and reduce the temperature to 250 degree F /120 degree C/gas mark 3 and bake for 30 – 40 min. or skewer inserted in to the center comes out clean.

FOR BUTTER ICING:---
Vegetable shortening --- 1/2 cup
Butter – 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 tea sp
Confectioners sugar --- 4 cups
Milk – 2 tab sp
In a bowl cream shortening, butter,
And vanilla then add sugar one cup at a time and mix well each time then add milk and beat till light and fluffy cover till you decorate the cake other wise icing will get hard.

22 comments:

Varunavi said...

Happy belated wishes to Raj.

Cake is looking supoooor and the frosting also looks great :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....that's an awesome cake.....will u make it for my b'day also.....pleaseeeeeeeeeeee......nice presentation....love the blue color icing on the cake....

sowmya said...

v.pretty cake...lovely frosting...thanks for sharing the traditional method of baking cakes also...one of my friends used to do that way too..

Nandini said...

Oo woo! What a gorgeous cake! How fantastic it is! The icing looks cool!

Pavithra said...

Belated wishes to your husband.. the cake looks awesome.. Nice blue color flowers and icing colors.

Pooja said...

cool cake and nice frosting rekha !

Faiza Ali said...

Oh WOW ! The cake looks soo gorgeous with all the beautiful icing on top. Love those blue flowers.

Ann said...

Loved reading you Rekha..on childhood and amma baking a cake with pressure cooker..salutes here
great cake..!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice cake....Belated wishes.

Aparna Prabhu said...

Lovely Cake nd the frost also luks awesome if i knew u wud prpr a cake i wud have ordered one for my wedding anniversary today :P
Wishes to ur hubby too....Gr8...was it a suprise to him???

Gita said...

Birthday wished your hubby Rekha...cute icing...I remember my mom making cake once in a pressure cooker with sand on bottom of the cooker :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pretty cake with lovely frosting.

meeso said...

That is amazing to me to hear how your mother use to bake the cake! Your cake looks great, nice decoration :)

Priya said...

Such a gorgeous cake Rekha, Belated birthday wishes to ur better half...lovely frosting yaa!

shaikh said...

wonderfull idea of baking cake in cooker by your mom in olden days ,why olden days it is easy for the people dont have oven even today and finally your product , your result is fantastic. thanks

Priti said...

Belated wishes to Raj...cake looks delicious...nice deco dear...wow..hope you guys had gud day

Aysha said...

Superb cake dear...lovely colour...u r an amazing cake...

Parita said...

Wow..love the color combination :) looks superb

Nags said...

love the colours :)

Valarmathi said...

Belated wishes to your husband. Cake looks so cute and yummy. Blue color icing looks cool.

Curry Leaf said...

WOW,Super Cake Rekha.Belated B'day wishes to Raj.Love the frosting .I am very lazy to do any frosting.Scrumptious cake.I missed few posts of yours.Only the latest of cucumber came.Rest I came here and saw

Hema said...

Oh my.. that was strenuous effort by your mom.. yes life has become easier for us.. the cake looks pretty with the blue icing on top!