Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Quick Pillow Cakes ..In a Sandwich Maker | Tea Time Snacks


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Hi!
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..Thinking smile
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.
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Preparation Time:15mins

Cooking Time:2-3mins per batch

Makes:16

Serves:4


Ingredients

1cup APF/maida
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
2eggs
1/4cup milk (optional)
1/2 cup oil or  butter
1/2cup sugar
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Method

Beat sugar and oil for 3-4mins.
Add essence and the eggs, beat till creamy and light.
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Sieve APF and baking powder together.
Fold in the APF in egg mix.
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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.
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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.
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Serve the cake warm with some cream or butter.
My kid loved it with some butter applied and sugar sprinkled.

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49 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so soft and really looks like pillow.. Yummy and easy cake
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Vimitha Anand said...

Even I was after that cake... looks soft n yumm

Priya Satheesh said...

woow...Unbelievable..lovely way of using sandwich maker...defntly gonna try this....bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

DivyaGCP said...

Soft cakes ready in just few minutes.. Love it..

Priti S said...

This is wonderful idea ....looks so appealing

Sum said...

Wonderful idea! Just beautiful...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
How are you?
I like the recipe and the method ..just too good...
I never thought of using the sandwich maker like this ,..great idea and a great learning for me too..( mine one is breeding cockroach for yrs, since children grew up and I ran short of ideas to use it ha ha )
Will read and cook your recipes ( specially the tagged ones , as soon as I am back from my desert-bas ( like banbas)
have a nice week
PS please disable robot verification , I cant read and prove I am not a robot ...

Shobha said...

Simple and awesome.. love the idea of using sandwich maker..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lovely! so easy and yummy soft cake are ready withing few minutes. Great!

Today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/fish-cutlets-yummy-sri-lankan-snacks.html

Tadka Pasta said...

How cute are those! Would love to try a chocolate version :p

Indulge said...

They could be replaced by the waffle mix and made into cakes, wonderful Pari, cannot wait to try this out.
Love Ash.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Love this idea :)) so interesting!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

lovely and tasty sandwiches:)

kitchen queen said...

innovative tempting and inviting cake.I am hungry.

Sayantani said...

real awesome idea. wish I had a sandwich maker like this. want to try it right away.

Lubna Karim said...

Wow...they are wonder pillows....love the idea of sandwiches maker in making these....

Az said...

What an amazing idea!! The Cake looks so soft..

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

so cute..am sure kids will love this.
- Meg's Delicious Adventures

Chitra said...

wow, they look delicious and spongy too..must try

Nivedita Thadani said...

wow wow wow,
unbelievable!!!! so happy to see this one,
going to try it soon, already many ideas coming in my mind what to add to these buns to make this spicy or tangy or plain :-), thank you so much for these wonderful pillow cakes, name only is so different...

Priya said...

Loving this super spongy pillows, simply love the idea.

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

simple & heavenly! bookmarking it :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Simple & easy, great trick of making in sandwich maker


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GK Arusuvai said...

look so soft n spongy

PT said...

looks very spongy..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Thank you Pari for your sweet mention! Very glad to hear that you liked it. And what a lovely name you gave to the cake :)

Hema said...

They look so so soft, can't believe that it can be made in a sandwich maker..

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe... Bookmarked defiantly try this

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anubhavati said...

wow,

what an unbelievable idea....i canmake it eggless, i can make is savoury with onions and dill, i can make it with just herbs and cheese...great way to use the sandwich maker!!! makes an easy lunch for kids!
Shobha

Deeps said...

Hi Pari,
Good morning.
Very creative and innovative recipe of sandwich.
Can we make this sandwich's without eggs.
I would be grateful, if you can provide me alternative of egg in this recipe.
Thanks and regards
Your Google friend. (Deep N)

Pari Vasisht said...

Deeps, You can make it very easily using the apple sauce instead of eggs or add curds or flax meal mixed with water.

Shilpa Munot said...

pratiksha khandelwal said...

Wow...what an amazing use of sandwich maker!!!!
Btw what should be the quantity of curd to be added in place of egg???

Suji Sasi said...

AWESOME recipe. .. how much curd or flax meal should be used?

Pari Vasisht said...

for 2 eggs use 2tbsp flax meal mixed in 6 spoons water. Else half cup mashed banana.

richa dalmia said...

How much curd shd b used

Meri Rasoi said...

Nice.. Will definetely give it a try and will let u know:)

traditionallymodernfood said...

Wow awesome:-) looks yummy

Pooja Jain said...

Amazing recipe, I tried it this afternoon and they came out very delicious. Thank you!

Pooja Jain said...

Awesome recipe. I tried it this afternoon and they came out delicious. Thank you.

Pari Vasisht said...

I'm glad it worked for u Pooja

Pari Vasisht said...

If you are using curds then use half cup and use milk carefully.

himani sanwal said...

omg!!!!! this was grt!!!!! i ws totally unbelievable of the fact dat the recipe would work for me.. its a task getting fluffy cakes for me even in the oven..bt these turned out so fluffy n tasty...n its so simple...thanks for dis awesome recipe..

himani sanwal said...

has anyone tried eggless or any other version?

Unknown said...

Amazing recipe! Tried it today and they turned out sort and yummy. Thanks!

maheema varandani khanna said...

can whole wheat flour be used instead of maida? ?

Pari Vasisht said...

Yes, you could use whole wheat flour but the cake will not be as soft as by using maida but definitely more healthy.

Anonymous said...

Amazing.exelnt way to use sandwch mkr n cn get cakes in few min

Supriya S said...

thanks for the recipe dear. I tried it out and it turned out yum. I have linked the recipe to your post too.

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