Friday, September 14, 2007

Cake Anyone????

It's been a long time I have updated my foodie blog.
So thought why not today. I always loved cakes since childhood and my mom used to happily bake for me. She even kept a seperate container of cake exlusively for me, which I never used to share with anyone :)

But as now it's long time I haven't had a cake from her, although had cakes from market but they didn't had the love she put in. So yesterday I thought why not I try my hand in baking a cake. I called up mom to know her recipe.
It was my first chance to bake cake and to be very frank I was bit nervous, don't know how it will turn out, but luckily it came out very well and is worth sharing with you guys.
So here goes the recipe as told to me by my mother:

Plain Sponge Cake:


  1. Maida (Self raising flour) --- 1 cup
  2. Sugar --- 1 cup
  3. Eggs --- 4 nos
  4. Pure Ghee/Butter --- 1/2 cup
  5. Milk --- 1/2 cup
  6. Vanilla essence --- few drops
  7. Baking Powder --- 1 level teaspoon


  1. First of all take sugar and eggs in mixer and mix well.
  2. Once it becomes creamy and smooth add ghee to it
  3. Mix well
  4. Add Milk and churn the mixer again. Mix it well
  5. Now add maida or self raising flour gradually and keep mixing
  6. Then finally add vanilla essence and baking powder
  7. Mix it well for last time
  8. Now pre-heat oven at 180 degree for 5 mins
  9. Take a baking bowl and grease it with butter
  10. Add the cake mixture to it, level it
  11. Put in oven for 25 mins at the same temperature
  12. Take out and do the knife test. Put a clean knife inside the baked cake if it comes out clean as entered cake is ready, if it has some cake particles stick to it, then it means it requires further baking for 5 mins or more. Once the cake passes knife test it is ready to be turned upside down in some serving tray

Voila cake is ready , enjoy your cake

P.s: I used ghee for baking.


mehak said...

ohhh my mum bakes some yum cakes!! they are the best :)

your mumma's recipe is simple too....gotta try it....aur yeh choco icing ke baare mein toh batao zara.

btw, my mother uses her purana shaadi ka gol oven for cakes...:)

Jeena said...

Yum yum! Cake looks lovely and soft, great recipe. :)

Ricky said...

I make cake every week but ready-made waala, that just need to be baked after adding eggs and oil. I find it so easy that making it from scratch looks like a chore but will still keep this recipe in mind :-)

The Bhandari's said...

@Mehak... All moms are the best cook of the world :). Yup this recipe is very easy and hardly takes 10 mins for preparation. Nope I didn't do any icing it is the glaze effect of eggs which has brought shine and brownish ting. Even my mom used the same oven, just recently she got microwave

@Jeena... thanks please do keep visiting for more recipes :)

@Ricky...Even before trying I also felt it is quite a chore but belive me it is very easy

Latha Narasimhan said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog Preeti!
Cake is looking delicious with chocolate icing!! I prefer an eggless cake though!:))Have a nice day!

Ravi Kumar said...

Thanks for dropping by. Your blog is cool too:). Keep visiting
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Marlee said...

Do u know why I hate food blogs? Coz my mouth starts watering and I feel the urge to eat something (usually junk food available at home, like chips) and I miss home coz thats where I can experiment n cook!
Nice pics!