Dec 1, 2014

Vanilla Sponge Cake (Eggless)

Bake-a thon this is the other marathon started by Valli. This bakeathon is going on at her place from few years every year in December. But some how I couldn't take part in this every year, may be because I stop baking for some time. May be focusing more on bm recipes or because of my health reasons any way finally I joined this group. 
                                                                                       Now coming to my first recipe for this Bakeathon is one of the oldest recipe which I have note down from a Telugu magazine long back (before my marriage that is almost 24 years back) and I tried it for two or three times in my round oven. Yes round oven I used to have that, which I got as a first gift from my husband and I used it for long time. Those days I bake only two recipes they were simple vanilla cake with eggs and the second one is a chocolate cake. I used to mix some coco powder in the same vanilla cake recipe that was my chocolate cake. Other then these two cakes I bake this egg less cake, but comparative to that vanilla cake this egg less cake gets less marks every time because that is with eggs. I didn't find much difference but my husband says that If one is addicted to this normal cakes which are with eggs they cannot accept egg less cakes it seems, I don't know this but I can enjoy both. 
So let's check the recipe..:) 
All purpose flour (maida) ---  250 grams
Condensed milk  ----   400 grams (one tin I used milkmaid )
Baking powder  ---  2 tea sp
Baking soda  ---  1 tea sp
Milk   ---  1 cup
Butter   ---  100 grams
Vanilla essence  ---  few drops

1. Shift the flour,baking powder, baking sods for two times and set a side.
2. Mix milk, vanilla essence and set a side.
3. Grease a baking tin with little butter and dust with flour and set a side
4. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 20 minutes.
5. In a mixing bowl take butter and condensed milk beat for few seconds.
6. Now add half milk to the butter and condensed milk mixture and beat for one second.
7. Then add half of the flour mix well to combine well, Now add little more milk and mix well.
8. Now add remaining flour and mix well, then add remaining milk and mix well to combine every thing, Do not over beat the batter just mix well to combine every thing.
That means add milk and flour little by little alternately and mix well.
9. Pour the batter in to the greased baking tin and bake the cake at 175 degree C for 45 minutes.
This baking time depends on you oven heat mine took 45 minutes so keep an eye on your oven while baking. 
10. Remove from oven and cool it on a wire rack then cut it in to pieces.
Bake-a-thon 2014
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Priya Srinivasan said...

Classic recipe !! Looks very fluffy

Varadas Kitchen said...

Nice intro and a great sweet start to the bakethon.

Srivalli said...

So nice to read a recipe dating back so long...very nice Padma..a great way to start

Priya Suresh said...

Looks fabulous, i can happily have a slice with a cup of chocolate.

Chef Mireille said...

Although I can enjoy both egg and eggless, with eggs they are usually more tender I have to agree with your hubby

Usha said...

I am just leaning to master eggless cakes. I always had disasters with eggless cakes. Nice to read about your experience. I think I should pull out my cake recipes I noted down decades ago. This bake-a-thon might be a great event to try all those old recipes. Your cake looks great.

Pavani N said...

Recipe from 24 years ago -- that is amazing Padma.. Cake looks moist & fluffy.

Padmajha PJ said...

Such a classic recipe Padma.Looks nice :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Perfect recipe Padma! Need a slice now