Sunday, 12 July 2015

Egg less Vanilla Tea Cake | Butter free Cake



Unending stretch of meadows dotted with a million flowers line up the pathway to the cottage.


 Some Cosmoses too, show up between the dainty flowers that outnumber all other wild flowers in the Valley. 


There is a sound..... It seems to be some kind of hum….very cosmic, very incomprehensible. Soon the source is discovered. A thousand bees or more, swarming on the wild flowers generate the reverberating murmur that pervades the air. It is a rare experience these days and we savour it while treading on the meandering path that leads to the veranda of Norah Richard’s art center in Andretta village in Himanchal. Another enchanting spectacle greets us as we pull our cane chairs and drink the beauty of the snow clad Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop of the forest.



 It was a lovely evening walk. Back in room we sip steaming tea with Egg less Vanilla Tea Cake that was made for the trip.



This is a very simple cake. Best enjoyed with tea. This can be also be served with ice cream or custard or mango puree as dessert.


Egg less Vanilla Tea Cake | Butter free Cake
Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ to 1 cup castor sugar (quantity depending on preference for sweetness)
1 cup thick yogurt
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Handful of roasted and chopped nuts of your choice
Method
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line, grease and dust one 6 ½ inches round cake pan.
Beat yogurt till smooth. Add baking powder and soda. Mix well. Keep aside for 3 minutes. The mixture will start bubbling.
Add oil, sugar and vanilla essence and mix till uniformly incorporated.
Add flour in parts. Mix gently till just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Level with a spoon, sprinkle the chopped nuts evenly on top.
Bake at 200 degrees C for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 175 degrees and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the tin for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges by running a knife along the sides and remove the cake from the pan. Cool in the rack.
Slice next day.


25 comments:

  1. Superb simple and lovely recipe.. Couldnt wait to try my hands on.. Keep sharing..

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  2. This looks like a really good staple cake Namita. I would substitute soy milk soured with vinegar or lemon juice for the yogurt to make this vegan. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us as well. Your part of the world is very beautiful :)

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    1. Hello Fran, i love the way you give ideas to veganise recipes. Next time i am going to try out a vegan version of the same. Thanks!

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  3. Already in the oven namita !!!!

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    1. Hi, hope the cake comes out well and you enjoy it!

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  4. I always love your bakes, they are always nice... love the pictures, so much for nature... really lovely...

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  5. Can we make this in microwave?? I don't have a Oven...

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    1. Hi Neetu, yes you can bake a cake in microwave in convection mode.

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  6. Hi नमिता I tried your recipe .the cake was awesome. It is the best recipe of vanilla cake. Thank u

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    1. Hello Pooja, Thank you for trying out my recipe. I am happy that you enjoyed it.

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  7. Finally I got onto yr blog and read about andretta. Felt nostalgic. Will in some life time bake this cake too. Just now bas painting... Keep sharing...

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    1. Hello Shubhra, We had a great time in Andretta and met some fastastic people there. Please try out this one. It is really simple and foolproof.

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  8. I just made this today evening for tea- it was a rainy day so just the right snack! it turned out fabulous. Thanks for the recipe, keep posting pls, novice bakers like me are so encouraged by your blog :)
    Also, my cake required 30 mins of baking only- just to let others know, perhaps it was because i had to use a temp of 180 C (my over does not do 175 C) - Deepa

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    1. Hello Deepa, thank you for your useful feedback. Thanks for visiting my blog and trying out the recipe. Hope you try out many more egg less cakes from the blog.

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    2. Hi.
      Lovely cakes... Do you have a recipe for eggless butterscotch cake? ... Thanks in advance

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    3. Hello Sangamithra, I have never baked an egg less butterscotch cake. Here is a link for you. Hope it helps :)
      https://ruchisvegkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/eggless-butterscotch-cake/

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  9. cake was too good...love all ur recipes

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    1. Hello! thanks for stopping by and trying my recipes.

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  10. Hi Namita....made this cake yesterday and came out awesome... super super yummylicious. Just melting in the mouth types.. everyone loved it and it's all over... so making it agin today. Thanks for ur super easy recipes . Have made the zebra cake too.. that too was delicious.

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    1. Hello Radha, I am so happy that you loved this cake. Hope you try out more eggless recipes here. Thank You :)

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  11. Hi Namita, I m planning to make this recipe with a friend who is going to start baking! Getting our baking supplies ready..Will be trying your egg less recipes soon..

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  12. Hello, I made this cake today, came out very soft. Took only 25 mins to make.☺️

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    1. Hello Binu, Hope you are well now. I really appreciate the fact that you try out my recipes and always share the results. Hope you try out more recipes and enjoy. Happy Baking!

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