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