Thursday, 11 November 2010

Eggless Sponge Cake Made with Home Made Cream

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Hi!

My first memory of a home made cake takes me back to my childhood when my Mom used to make a simple vanilla cake at home in the pressure cooker using sand as we did not have an oven and then frost it with home made beaten cream and sugar and decorate with silver balls and coloured sugar coated fennel seeds as these were the only things available to decorate. She always made a cake with eggs, later on we stopped eating eggs too at my Mom’s place and the concept of eggless was introduced to us.

The first eggless cake we had was made by mom’s friend aunt K who is a Punjabi bramhin and does not even eat onion and garlic. She used to make an eggless cake using malai  or the milk cream. We could not make out any difference as the cake was amazingly soft. I eagerly asked her for the recipe and she gladly gave it and I scribbled down in my recipe diary, yes, I remember telling you all that I started noting down recipes as early as in 8th-9th std.

A few days back I saw someone making an eggless cake with malai/ milk cream on a TV show, that reminded me of the cake aunt K made and I craved for it. I had all the ingredients in my pantry so decided to give it a try and was surprisingly happy with the end result. This cake is very quick to make, is amazingly soft and just melts in mouth. It’s a perfect treat for vegetarians and also for people who avoid eggs.

Ingredients

1-1/3 cups APF/ maida

3/4 cup malai/ fresh milk cream

1 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp baking pwd

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp strawberry/pineapple essence (optional)

7” tin for baking

Method

Preheat the oven at 180C.

Sift together the APF, baking pwd and soda, 3-4 times.

Beat the malai and sugar together. Add the essence.

Gradually add the APF and mix. Add milk enough to get a pouring consistency.

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Grease a tin and then sprinkle APF evenly.

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Pour the cake mix into a greased tin and even the surface.

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Bake for 40—45 mins or till the knife/needle/ skewer inserted comes out clean.

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Cool on a wire rack  for an hour.

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Cut the cake into slices and serve.

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73 comments:

Anukampa said...

Great Work Pari, I never thought cake with homemade cream can be so fluffy and soft. Will surely try it as my family is pure vegeterian

Nandini said...

Very lovely cake! Love to grab one piece. My friend's mom too used to prepare cake with pressure cooker during my school days:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - looks wonderful....
Love the cake...

Kairali sisters said...

Cake looks really soft and fluff pari..Eggless too,,ahha..

Suparna said...

hey pari,
yester years recipes handed over my moms and grand mom's are a treasure! would keep this recipe in my favourites :)
Thanks

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. looks soft and delicious.. thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

Sayantani said...

great cake...the texture makes it impossible to believe that its eggless. awesome. between how do you collect malai?is it the thick skin of the milk (that we get while boiling)?

Pari said...

Dear Sayantani,
very correct, what you get on top of the milk after boiling is malai. Use a full cream milk and let it cool down to remove a good chunk of malai/ cream.

? said...

This is the cake we grew up with!
The round bajaj ovens, which always put one in a conumdrum ith fused ouyt coils!... and then the pressure cooker!
Thanks for sharing.

Paaka Shaale said...

The cake looks so moist and spongy. Just perfect :)

Swathi said...

Homemade malai cream sponge cake looks delicious Pari.Eggless sounds too good.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pari

Eggless cake looks so delicious and moist. Can't wait to prepare one by using this method.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

G.Pavani said...

very nice n tempting.. cake..

Kurinji said...

Pari cake looks so soft.

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful and delicious cake i also used malaie to make a cake so know the taste

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Delicious.. .Pari...
My only motive to bake eggless is when I want to make something for my parents , inlaws and grandparents .
Not to forget... Offcourse on the festival days...

Use yogurt as an egg replacer.. they do a great job.

PriyaVaasu said...

Smooth and spongy cake!!! Bookmarking it :)

Preethi Sriram said...

Lovely Recipe dear... great great thanks for the eggless recipe....

Sure will give a try....

Love the way you represented it - step by step pictures.

Nithya said...

Delicious looking cake :) spongy and yummy :)

Torviewtoronto said...

spongy delicious

Spice said...

Perfect.....i always use to make cake using malai back at my mom's place....infact bowl full of malai use to mean cake time...lol...

Priya said...

Cake looks absolutely soft and super moist..yumm!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

what a spongy sponge cake :)

Madhavi said...

Soft and delicious cake!!

Shalini said...

spongy cakes. droolworthy moist cakes:)

aipi said...

So fluffy n soft..looks great Pari!

US Masala

R said...

looks so spongy! delicious!! kudos for ur effort :)

Rekha shoban said...

cake looks perfect and soft!

Amritha Kalyani said...

your sponge cake looks so soft and delicious. can just imagine the aroma lingering around there.. yummm...

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Looks soft and spongy. I usually prepare cake with condensed milk. Sure to try this malai version..

Reshmi said...

hey pari..super job yar...lovely sponge cake..n ofcourse a nice snap of it..

Anu said...

It looks so delicious and yummy...

Chitra said...

Good work pari.Looks delicious ,perfect. Bookmarked !!

chaitrali pathak said...

looks delicious and perfect

Smitha said...

The cake looks yum...soft and moist!

Raina said...

I love cakes like this. It looks moist and delicious. I think it is so funny that even at a young age you were writing down recipes..lol. We food bloggers are so much alike. I have recipes that I have saved that I also wrote when when I was very young:)

Jayasri Ravi said...

wow, that looks gorgeous, very rich cake with Malai in it!, I haven't tried with Malai!, I have made eggless plain ones, this sounds delicious...

swapna said...

its soo soft and spongy...love the eggless and malai version!!

n33ma said...

Looks nice and spongy

NIDHYA said...

mmm sure looks spongy and yummylicious.

Aaha Oho

kavita said...

hi
the cake looks just yummm!!
i do have a question though, living in the US i never really boil the milk
hence no malai. can regular heavy cream available at the supermarket work?
would really appriciate your input
thanks
kavita

kavita said...

Hi
the cake looks yumm!!
i do have a question though
living in the US we hardly ever boil milk, hence do not have home made malai
can reg heavy cream available at the super market be used instead?
would really appriciate your input
thanks
kavita

Rachana said...

The cake looks so soft and fluffy and yumm. Wish to have a slice with my chai now :-)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pari
How are you? I am off blog these days.
Very nice bake and the photos too.
Have nice week ahead

Pari said...

Dear Kavita, pls try full fat cream. That should solve the problem.
Dear Ushnish da, I am doing fine. Where are u these days?

Nisa Homey said...

I never knew cake can be made with malai.....thanks for sharing.....u saved me from churning butter from my malai.

kavita said...

Dear Pari,
thank you i did try it with full cream
and it came out super fantastic!!
it was soft and moist, loved it!
now i would love to try and convert it into a chocolate cake
could you replace the 1/3 cup of flour
with cocoa powder or would it rattle the recipe??
would love your input
how about adding chocolate chips?
really enjoy your blog
wish you happy recipe creating!
Kavita

Pari said...

dear kavita, I'm so glad that u liked the cake. based on how chocolatey u like it you can replace starting from about 2tbsp to 1/4 cup should do. Plus u can use chocolate essence and top it with some chocolate chips.

Anonymous said...

Hi, vegetarians love this cake, it looks very delicious. I have a convection microwave. Pl tell how to bake a cake in microwave.

Pari said...

If you have a convection microwave oven it should solve your problem, just preheat the oven to 180C and bake in it. You can make chocolate cake directly using microwave only, in that case put the cake on 100% microwave or microwave high and cook for 4-5mins. Hope this helps you.

Sum said...

Awesome!

Unknown said...

Hi... one question..can u replace fresh milk cream with heavy cream u get in the store? Please reply.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi...
is 1 cup measurement = 240ml?
regards...Valli.

Pari Vasisht said...

1cup is 200ml in a measuring cup.

Lokman said...

I made this cake last night and it turned out fantastic. Needless to say, it didn't last for 24hours! Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wats APF

Pari Vasisht said...

APF is all purpose flour or maida.

shemi shahin said...

Hii.can i make this cake with amul cream instead of malai.n can u say hw much gram is actually 1 cup maida

Pari Vasisht said...

Shemi, yes, u can use Amul Cream for making cake. 1 cup is 8 oz.

Anjali said...

Can I use wholewheat flour (atta) for this cake? Any changes you'd recommend in the rest of the recipe if I do so?

anj said...

What if I use granulated sugar rather than powdered sugar? Would powdered jaggery work?

Pari Vasisht said...

You can use granulated sugar but that takes longer to dissolve. I have not tried jaggery so can't comment on that. If you try do let me know your experience.

Nitya Malpani said...

Can we use the amul cream or need to use full cream milk instead of malai. Also, do we need to whip the cream before we mix it with sugar?

Tina said...

Hi, I tried and followed your recipe just now.. and it came out beautifully, just as you have shown in pics. Thanks for the recipe! I usually make cakes with egg only, however I was out of egg and was having lots of cream. So wanted some recipe for Cake made with malai. Being lazy to make butter out of it.. :-D However, I would reduce the sugar to 3/4th cup next time, coz it's too sweet for my palete..!! Other than that I Loved your recipe..!! Thanks a lot for sharing...!! You made cake-making easy for me..!! :-D

paru said...

Mam , do u use a 240 ml cup ?
I mean hw much makes 1 cup?

Pari Vasisht said...

1 cup = 8 Oz or 200ml

Unknown said...

Wow....loved your recipe...i have a doubt .....How to bake this cake using pressure cooker?

Pari Vasisht said...

Hello unknown reader. To bake in a pressure cooker, remove the pressure and ring from the cooker and place the ring stand inside the cooker and then close the lid. Heat on high flame for 10mins. Place the batter inside the greased aluminium mould and release it lightly onto the stand in the pressure cooker. Now reduce the flame to the minimum and bake for 30-35mins. Hope this helps you.

Pari Vasisht said...

Hello unknown reader. To bake in a pressure cooker, remove the pressure and ring from the cooker and place the ring stand inside the cooker and then close the lid. Heat on high flame for 10mins. Place the batter inside the greased aluminium mould and release it lightly onto the stand in the pressure cooker. Now reduce the flame to the minimum and bake for 30-35mins. Hope this helps you.

Harsh Pandey said...

hi pari. .I have made this cake now more than 25 times....it's delicious and comes out perfect
please post some more eggless desert or cake recepies. ..thank you

Harsh Pandey said...

hi pari..awesome recepie! comes out great. ..please post some more interesting ones for eggless deserts and cakes..thank you

pratibha m said...

Has any one tried replacing maida with wheat flout?is d measurment ssame and taste?

Pooja Kaushal said...

Thanks for the recipe Pari. Will try and update. 😊

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