Saturday, November 20, 2010

Simple Cake

My new convention microwave has given me the courage to explore into the world of baking.

This is a simple 7 step to a yummy spongy cake. A must try if you are baking for the first time. You will soon find a lot more cake recipes in this site. :)


1 1/4 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Cup - Maida
1 cup Butter (Room Temperature)
4 eggs (Room Temperature)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder


   1. Set Microwave in convention mode. Preheat for 10 min at 180C.
   2. Sieve together flour and powder.
   3. Powder Sugar and beat with butter till it turns into a smooth batter.
   4. Add eggs one at a time beating it all the time. Add vanilla essence.
   5. Add flour mixture 1 spoon at a time mixing slowly.
   6. Grease cake tin with butter. Then sprinkle some flour on it .
   7. Now pour the cake mixture into this dish and bake the cake for 30min at 180C or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean

Cooking Time : 1 Hour
Serves : 5

If you do not have oven, you can very well bake in Pressure Cooker.
Do not pour water underneath.  Just take the containers of cooker and grease it with butter and sprinkle a spoon of flour on it and without touching it, remove the extra flour if it has stuck with the butter on the container.
Now pre-heat the cooker, pour the batter only half of the container greased.
Put cashews, raisins etc if required and bake it by not closing with cooker lid with gasket but with a flat lid which can cover the cooker completely.
First 5 minutes, keep in full flame and then keep in low flame for 1/2 an hour.
Just check opening the lid by dipping with a small knife or thin long pin, if the batter sticks to it, then you need to wait for another 5 - 10 minutes.


  1. Cool... looks yummmmm.. we're coming to taste :P

  2. The challenge is when i get the BROWNIE right :)