Vanilla Cake with butter-pineapple icing:)
This is a simple cake for those who are new to cooking.This was the fourth time i was trying to make a cake. The first 2 times the cake didn't rise at all.... Then i saw a cake recipe in Asian Food Channel(afc) which is the only interesting channel i have here in Singapore other than asianet..:( It was a pumpkin cake recipe. Also, I have the habbit of making my own changes in any recipe... But i didn't want to take a risk with my cake experiment for the 3rd time. So i sticked to the recipe fully. And the cake came out well. Then i understood the problem with my first 2 cakes was the blending and whisking of egg. But the taste of the cake became sour after 2 days...:( and i think it was because of the pumpkin..
Anyway i tried it again on a weekend so that i can get my husband's muscle power to do the whisking part..:)And this time,it came out well and we had our first successful cake for next 3-4 days.
According to my husband, his whisking did the magic :)
For Cake :
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2tbs oil
- 2 eggs
- A pinch of baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tbs warm milk
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup icing sugar/powdered sugar with 1 tbs corn flour
- 1/2 cup butter(room temperature)
- 2tbs pineapple jam
- Beat egg yolks and add powdered sugar little by little till the sugar dissolves and the mixture reaches a creamy consistency.
- Sieve flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder thrice.
- Add vanilla essence to the butter mixture and add flour mixture and milk alternativily making sure that no lumps are formed.
- Whisk egg whites to form peaks and fold in the same to the rest.
- Keep a buttered cake tin ready so that the batter can be poured into it as soon as we fold in the egg whites.
- Heat a pressure cooker, and place any plate/ bowl in the cooker above which the cake tin can be placed.
- Close the cooker lid and don't the weight on it.
- Allow18-20 min for the cake to be fully cooked. and switch of the flame.
- After reaching room temperature, the cake can be moved to other plate.
Tip:It can decorated with shredded chocolate or chocolate sauce as above pic.