Sunday, September 30, 2007
Simple Egg Cake
Simple Egg cake, as the name suggests is not only simple, but too delicious!! Shilpa of AR, persisted pretty meekly that this was one of her favourites, the recipe handed down by her lovely Aunt 'Pacchi' and I should try it out once! I did try out but couldn't stop at that 'Once'. I have made it over a several times now, in a span of three months, thanks Shilpa!
Here goes the recipe :
1 cup butter(2 sticks / 200 gms) room temperature
1 and 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 cup maida
1 tsp baking powder (not baking soda..baking powder makes this cake crisper)
1/4 tsp baking soda (for slight moist insides)
1 tsp vanilla essence
Oven has to be pre-heated at 350° F, 10 minutes prior to baking. I took a 9" x 5" loaf tin.
Grease and flour the tin adequately, keep aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter on low speed with mixer for 3-4 minutes until creamy, add the sugar spoon by spoon and keep mixing for another 6-7 minutes. Add eggs one by one keep the mixer on and mix until it fuses completely, combine the essence too. Two more minutes..keep the mixing part on. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda and maida. Add into the mixture spoon by spoon. Mix until the dry ingredient is incorporated into the mixture.
Pour the batter into the baking tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until a inserted toothpick/knife comes out clean. Take it out of oven, allow to cool in tin for ten minutes, then upturn on a plate or foil. Let it cool completely, cut into pieces and NJOI!!!!!
My Findings : My oven is an electric one, and is of 20l capacity...hence no middle rack or top rack.Its just at the bottom of the oven, hence less heating time. I had to bake this cake for 20 mins at 150 °C to achieve this golden brown crispy-from-out, slightly- moist-in result!
This photo was taken specially to email it to Shilpa showing my gratitude towards her, her recipes!!