Monday, September 7, 2009

Victoria Sponge Cake

This is my personal 50th post, and the blog's 67th Recipe.. (never realised when we reached here..) So lets celebrate with a cake!! Made it on Sunday :)

This is a piece I cut while it was warm!! Thats why the crumbs..

And this is the freshly baked cake straight out of the oven!

Made this simple Victoria Sponge Cake.. Took it from a Tarla Dalal Recipe book. Its very simple, and tastes so nice, no one'll believe its not from the market!

170 gm maida / all purpose flour
170 gm powdered sugar (I just reduced 1 spoon, cos I prefer less sweet..)
170 gm white butter
3 eggs
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tea cup milk

I used a hand beater for this, since I don't have an electric one.. Not as painful as I thought it might be..

Take the butter and sugar and beat well, till it becomes soft and fluffy. Then add to it one egg at a time and beat well.
In case the mixture curdles, add 1 tbsp of maida and keep mixing. After all the eggs are added, fold in the maida. The mix the milk and vanilla essence, so that you get a batter of dropping consistency.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 400 deg. F / 170 deg C for 20 minutes..

And the most loved sponge cake is ready.. the freshly baked aroma is amazing!!
P.S: Everyone liked it... sp Hubby :)

1 comment:

  1. going to try my hand on this as early as poosible..thanks for sharing...

    but tell me how to measure exact 170 gms of everything?