Thursday, 1 January 2015

Traditional Sponge Cake

Just went with the tradition and baked a humble Sponge Cake for the ‘jingle bell’ season. My kiddo has decorated a Christmas tree. Duo made a joyful impression.

2 cups white flour (maida)
4 eggs
1 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoon baking powder
1&1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
6-8 drops of vannila essence

Process :Grind the sugar into powder. Whip the milk, eggs and vanilla in a mixer. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and oil in a bowl.
Add the eggs mixture. Swirl the mixture well to reach a smooth batter with no lump.  Pre heat the Microwave at 180 degC. Pour mixture into an oven proof bowl greased with a little butter. Then Bake at 150-190 degrees for 20 minutes. Then put the oven in Microwave mode and cook for 3 minutes. Your Cake is ready. Then to make the upper crust a little more brown I again put it in convection mode and bake for 5 more minutes.
I usually keep the plain cakes plain as my family is not fond of dry fruits.
Actually this basic vanilla cake is the perfect beginning different kind of other Cakes. One can add Choco Chips, coffee powder or dry fruits with this cake batter. Or one may decorate the cake with fancy icing.