Saturday, December 4, 2010

Eggless Custard Powder Snack Cake


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Update --I have updated this post with pics when I made the cake very recently.My previous attempt was in a Ring mold which caused the cake to break when it was inverted to a wire rack for cooling.I tried it this time in a 7' round cake tin[baking time was same]and got 6 cupcakes with the leftover batter.
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Sometimes the distance between a recipe and the kitchen is very far and sometimes it is as near as it can be.Many a times,I have baked cakes even before I read the full recipe on someone's blog,it would be that interesting.This is an example.So when I saw Aparna's recipe,I knew I had to try it asap.I mean,how simple can a recipe get,it was simpler than that.Barring the time required for the butter to come down to room temperature,it is as easy as saying c-a-k-e!!

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If you are looking for a beginner baking recipe,this is it.If you are looking for a simple eggless cake,this is it and if you are looking for just-a-snack cake to munch on,this is it.Have I convinced you enough to don your aprons and start baking this???


Only problem with mine was,it cracked into two[maybe three?] pieces once I inverted it on the rack.No worries,I just left it at that and when it cooled down,I cut into pieces and the cake was fine.Oh wait,did I say fine?wrong,it should be goooooood.Loved the flavor of custard powder and true to its name,I kept snacking on it one piece after the other.


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Eggless Custard Powder Snack Cake
Recipe courtesy - Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen


Ingredients


All Purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Vanilla flavoured Custard Powder - 3/4 cup [or Cornflour]
Baking powder - 2 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tsp[if using cornflour]
Butter - 150 gms,room temperature
Milk - 1 cup


Method


Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
Use a wooden spoon and mix well. 
Add the milk and the butter and beat with the spoon until you get a smooth batter.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured cake tin* (or two smaller tins) and bake at 180C (350F) for about 45 minutes to an hour or till the cake is done and a skewer poked into the cake comes out clean. Sometimes, depending upon your cake tin and the oven, this cake might take upto an hour to cook especially in the middle.
* I baked my cake in a ring mould and my cake was done in 45 minutes.
Cool on a rack and serve.

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20 comments :

  1. have seen a lot of custard cakes at other blogs but truly was not fascinated with the texture. I found it way too dense. but yours one looks so delicate...very crumbly and light. bookmarking this to try asap.

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  2. Coool!! I love thz cakes...It looks moist n perfect...The ings will normally be stocked at home...Think i would bake `em for my family soon!! Thx a ton for sharing them...

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  3. Thats sounds very very easy,I AM looking for such recipes,thanks for posting! Looks soft and good!

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  4. hey divya
    cake looks soooooooo tempting...!pics are killing me...

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  5. Cake looks super yummy and easy..

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  6. lovely droolworthy and yummilicious cake.

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  7. Am really happy you liked it. The texture's perfect! Happens to bew one of my faves too, both to make and eat. :)

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  8. Divu, lovely choice frm Aparna's space - yum eggless recipe..to b made asap here too! :) Hey i use mw to bring the 100gm stick to Room temp(rt)..20 sec full pwr, and if u want, brk it to 5 seconds to chk each time for ur mw..it wont melt..trust me :D ( if u want to do a test, chk it when u have to fully melt the butter, so that u r sure ur mw too gives u a r.t texture)
    Hv a gr8 day..happy cake eating 2 u!

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  9. I saw that Nisha made it too and now you too, should give it a try too? Well doesn't matter if it cracked as long as it taste good.

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  10. Hey Divya!
    This is d 1st recipe i tried frm ur blog.. I dont eat eggs so its really hard to find a Eggless food blog.. Right now m madly n crazyly into bakin cakes. My parents r coping up wit me only coz so far al my cakes turned out delicious includin this easy one.. Thanks alot dear.. Hope someday i'l blog just like you n aparna... Thanks again. Enjoy! N keep smilin!
    Shraddha

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  11. DIvu, tried this cake yest. must say it was delicious,tks for showcasing, Tks to Aparna as well.(Two changes i made was added 30gms more butter,baked in loaf tin)

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  12. Hi Divya, I was waiting to try this cake and finally I did it 2day. I just modified the recipe by reducing butter to 2tbsp and increasing milk accordingly.....otherwise the same as urs. And I should say it turned out perfect, yummy cake....Thanks for the nice and easy recipe and for ur convincing facts abt this cake that pushed me to try this cake :)

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  13. I just discovered your blog and found this recipe. I tried this cake today and it turned out very well. Thank you !

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  14. Hey, Thanks Divya for sharing such a simple and wonderful recipe. Tried this one - http://foodiessphere.blogspot.in/2012/04/eggless-baking-custard-powder-cherry.html

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  15. hello..
    can u pls tell me how much will be 150 gm of butter if measured in cup..
    thanks,

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  16. Hey hi,
    Luv ur blog...I tried out dis recipe but it turned out to be a little dry...can u lemme me knw wat wud hv caused that????

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