This is one of my most Favorite Food. Being Vegetarian, I miss out a lot of Baking, But trying out various recipes that do not call for Eggs. (I do not prefer Egg substitutes). This is a Wonderful, Very Simple and Tasty Recipe for an Eggless Cake. Since I love Saffron and Walnuts, I have added it to the Cake and that's 'Saffron Walnut Eggless Cake'. Hmm…. simply delicious. A bite of the Brown Crest combined with the Soft Inner Texture…. Tastes really good when served with hot Coffee in the morning. Hey, this Cake is not just for the morning hours. I munch this delight any time of the day. Here is the recipe.
2 cups Maida Flour
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of yellow/lemon color powder
Water as needed
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts3-Tablespoon Tutty Fruity
Saffron, 1 teaspoon
Milk – 1 tablespoon
Add Saffron to Milk and stir. Keep it aside.
To the Maida Flour, add the baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla essence. Mix well using a dry Whisk. Keep it aside.
Put melted Butter in a bowl and add Powdered Sugar and using a Whisk or an Electric (Hand) Mixer, mix thoroughly.
Add Condensed milk and mix really well.
Add Maida in one thirds and mix gently (I mean, without using any motorized mixer) and beat unto a cake-like batter. While mixing the Flour, if the Consistency is tight, add little water and mix manually (Not using an Electric Mixer). When all the flour is well incorporated, Using an Electric Mixer, Mix for 3 to 4 minutes. You can still mix using a Whisk if you don't have an Electric (Hand) mixer.
Add the Tutty Fruity, Nuts and Saffron Milk Mixture, Color Powder and Mix gently.
Pour the mixture into a greased cake pan and bake it in preheated oven at 360 F for Approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
Use a Skewer to see if the Cake is done. When inserted into the Cake, and if nothing is clinging to the skewer and the Cake has a golden color crest on the top, it means the Cake is done.
Take it out from the Oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes and toss the cake upside down and let cool completely. Slice and Serve. Do frosting and Icing if you prefer.
Do not grease too much as it will form a thick brown crest even before the cake is fully done.
If using a Motorized Mixer, Mix the batter only in one direction. If it is a double blade mixer, remove one blade. This will incorporate more air in the batter.
Do not level the cake, If the consistency is right this will not be needed.