Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Eggless Birthday Cake / ಎಗ್ ಲೆಸ್ ಬರ್ತ್ ಡೇ ಕೇಕ್

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Usually, I will keep preparing different kind of cakes at home. But we used to ate them without any decoration or icing. Last month was my dear hubby's birthday and I gave him a pleasant surprise with home made cake with all the decorations :) Already this cake recipe is there in so many blogs; I really don't know whose recipe is this..but my sincere thanks to the one who found this delicious cake recipe! 
Being a vegetarian, I won't use egg at home any time. By seeing the nice texture of this cake, nobody will agree that its prepared without using the egg! For icing, I checked few recipes in the net and prepared it in my own way. My sincere thanks to Usha for helping me around while decorating the cake :)


Preparation Time: 2 hours

Ingredients: (For 1 Cake)
All purpose flour / maida - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/4 tbsp
Cooking soda - 1/2 tbsp
Pinch of salt
Thick curd - 1 cup
Cooking oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp
Small piping for decoration - optional (it will be available in stores) 

For Icing:
Butter - 125 gm (at room temperature)
Sugar - 250 gm
Corn flour - 3 tbsp

Method:
Combine sugar and curd in a mixing bowl. Mix it nicely till sugar is completely dissolved. Make the sugar into fine powder to ease the process.
Then, add baking powder and cooking soda and mix it slowly. Leave it for 2 - 3 minutes. By that time, bubbles will form and the quantity will increase.
Preheat the oven to 200°C /400°F. Grease the baking pan and keep it ready.
Sieve the all purpose flour 2 - 3 times.
Add oil, salt and vanilla essence to the curd mixture and mix it slowly. Add all purpose flour little by little and prepare the batter. Consistency of the batter will be the same as regular dosa batter.
Pour the batter onto the greased baking pan and cook it for 10 minutes in preheated oven.
Now, reduce the temperature to 180°C /350°F and cook it for 35 - 40 minutes. For me, it took exactly 35 minutes to cook.


Prepare 2 cakes like this. By the time cake gets cooked, prepare and keep the Icing ready.
Make sugar into very fine powder using mixer.
Beat the butter till it becomes fluffy and creamy. Add sugar slowly and beat it like a cream. Add corn flour and continue beating till it gets mixed well.

Make sure that cake is fully cool before applying the icing. Otherwise, icing will start melting.
Before the second cake gets cooked, you can finish off the icing (writing the name, etc.) on the top of first cake. I have mixed little cocoa powder with 2 tbsp of icing mix for writing the name.
Once the second cake is completely cool, apply one layer of icing on the top of it.
Now, place the first cake carefully on the top of second cake so that icing comes in the middle.
Cover the sides of the cake with icing using a knife.
For decoration, I have used the cone prepared with baking paper. Instead, you can use the store bought Icing bag. Decorate the cake according to your liking. I have sprinkled some small piping on the top of the cake to give an attractive look.
Keep the cake in refrigerator for at-least half an hour to get set well.


11 comments:

  1. Very delicious cake dear...looks perfecr

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  2. Lovely cake. Looks soft, spongy and delicious. Nice clicks too.

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  3. Simple, fluffy and wonderful bake!

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  4. cake looks so soft , moist n delicious and perfectly baked dear...thanx for sharing the eggless version...lovely clicks!!

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  5. The cake looks spectacular ~ very neat n scrumptious! Great work!
    USMasala

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  6. Thank you all for your wonderful response..

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  7. Belated wishes ...cake looks so good ....yum

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  8. First time here... cake looks delicious.. you have a fantastic collection of recipes... glad to follow you.. do visit my blog sometime..

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  9. Thanks Priti and Amina..
    @ Amina : done!!

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  10. Super yummy cake

    Pls turn off the word verification

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