The quest for eggless recipes continues. I tried this eggless vanilla cake from Marias Menu when I want to bake a cake for my paternal grandmom. She loves cakes but does not eat eggs. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful crumb this cake had. As things usually go, I cannot leave anything completely white, so I added some wholemeal flour to it and still the cake turned out light and moist. Just remember that the recipe makes a really large cake, so use your largest cake pan.
Recipe adapted from Marias Menu.
You will need:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp Soda Bicarbonate
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 cups Powdered Sugar
100 g salted Butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 cup, room temp Natural Yogurt
1/2 cup Hot Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and dust with flour a 12 inch cake pan.
– In a food processor, mix the butter, sugar, yogurt, milk and vanilla essence.
– Add in the flours, soda bicarb and the baking powder.
– Mix well till combined, pour out into the prepared cake pan and bake for 40-50 mins till a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
This cake is not overtly sweet despite the two cups of powdered sugar, so would do well with a frosting for a birthday cake too!