I have been eyeing this beautiful cake for sometime now. They had caught my attention instantly and I just wanted to try them at once, as the cakes not only looked beautiful and spongy but appeared very quick to make. With the kid writing his half yearly exams, I’m just too held up these days..and hence wanted to make something very quick and yet interesting, to cheer him up while studying, I remembered this cake..
I had seen this cake for the first time in Ambreen’s blog and she had tried it from Morning masala. I was instantly glued to the recipe. Such cute looking pillows, yes, that’s what I had thought after looking at the pic and hence I named this cake a ‘pillow cake’. The recipe is so hassle free that a novice in cooking can also try. And what I loved best was no baking tin or oven required..needs a simple sandwich maker.
Since, it was the first time that I tried this recipe, I did not modify it largely, except that I also added some milk. With all the other ingredients as it is, I went ahead with Ambreen’s measures. Now that I’ve succeeded in making this cake, I’m ready to experiment..This version is made using egg and now I would love to try eggless.. This makes excellent snack for evening or lunch box.
Cooking Time:2-3mins per batch
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
1/4cup milk (optional)
1/2 cup oil or butter
MethodBeat sugar and oil for 3-4mins.
Add essence and the eggs, beat till creamy and light.
Sieve APF and baking powder together.
Fold in the APF in egg mix.
Check the consistency of the mix, the batter should not be very thick but slightly easy flowing (consistency of the batter for fritters). Add milk if required and mix.
Grease both the sides of sandwich maker.Using the spoon spread the batter in all the four sections, close the lid.
Switch on the sandwich maker and bake till the light turns red. Insert the toothpick and check if it comes out clean, else cook for one more minute. I realized that the first batch takes 3mins but after that the cake is ready in 2-1/2mins.
Serve the cake warm with some cream or butter.
My kid loved it with some butter applied and sugar sprinkled.