Tuesday, September 23

Celebrating 100th post with Birthday Cake (Eggless)

This is my 100th post and I am celebrating it with the cake that I baked for my daughter's birthday. My journey in the food blog world was pretty slow, but I hope the visitors enjoyed the recipes that I posted here.

20th September is my daughter's birthday and I had a desire to bake a cake for the occasion. Again problem is to bake an eggless cake. After some research and trials I followed this recipe for cake. It turned out great. The cake was moist and fluffy. Let me write down how I did and I would also like to write down the recipe here once again.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (I did not have apple cider vinegar, I guess you can use white vinegar too)
1 ½ scant cups plain soymilk
2 1/8 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 1/8 cups sugar
½ cup oil
1 ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease two 9" cake pans with butter. Line the bottom with wax paper. This helps in removing the cake from the pan easily.

Take vinegar in bottom of the measuring cup and fill with soymilk which should make one and half cups. Mix well and set aside for few minutes. You should see that the mixture will curdle.

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add oil and vanilla extract to the soymilk mixture and pour the mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix such that everything is well combined and you don't see any lumps. Divide the batter into both the pans.

Bake in the middle rack for about 20 to 25 minutes. Place the cakes pans on the wire rack and let them cool. Place them in the refrigerator to cool them completely.

For Frosting:


6 tbsp butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup milk
4 cups confectioner sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat butter until it is smooth and creamy. Add 2 cups of sugar, 2 tbsp milk and vanilla extract. Beat until it is smooth. Repeat the same with the remaining sugar and milk, adding 1 cup sugar and 1 tbsp milk at a time. The frosting should be smooth, creamy and fluffy. I took little portion aside and added green colour to that (this is to write the letters on the cake). To the rest of it I added pink colour.

Take the cakes out. I cut one of the cakes to level it, but I was not successful at cutting it properly. Reason could be that the cake was still warm. I did not have enough time to cool them completely. Next time when I make I may want to invert the cake bringing the bottom on top. Place a portion of frosing on the top and spread with spatula. Place the other cake on top of this and place the remaining frosting on the top of this cake. Spread on the top and sides with this frosting using spatula. Level it properly. I took the green colour frosting in an icing bag and wrote the letters and slightly decorated the cake.


I am sending this to my own event Sunday Snacks with the theme being Bake it.

17 comments:

Cham said...

Wish many more century. The cake color is pretty :)

G.Pavani said...

hima ,belated birthday wishes to ur blog and to ur megha.the cake is wonderful...especially that pink cream

pallavi-foodblog said...

This looks so good. My complaint with the eggless cakes I have had before.. was that they werent as fluffy and spongy as the ones made with egg.. I'll try your recipe sometime..seems very different from the ones I have seen before..

Pallavi said...

BTW, congrats one your 100th post.. mine's coming up too :)

Happy cook said...

Wow 100 post, congragulation.
And a belated greeting to your daughter Megha,love the name.
Send the cake too vaishali,she is hosting a vegan dessert event.
Shewould love this

Daily Meals said...

Congrats Hima! The cake looks delicious...

Usha said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone...the cake looks yummy:)

raaji said...

Congrats!!!!!Cake looks gr8 witha pink icing

Priti said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter..may all her wishes come true. Congrats on your 100th post...love all your recipes...and cake looking yummy..lovely post for the celebration :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Belated bday wishes to Megha... nice color combo. and a wonderful cake. Hope u guys had a wonderful celebration.

Richa said...

congrats on the big 100, Hima!!!
best wishes to ur daughter on her b'day!

Sia said...

congrats Hima... wishing u many more yrs of happy blogging :)

Laavanya said...

That looks fabulous Hima.. am sure your daughter was thrilled. Congratulations.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

cool.. congrats on your 100th post. love your blog!

Bhawna said...

Congratulations 100 is a good no. All the very best and looking forward for more 100ss

Shreya said...

Belated Birthday wishes to SnackORama and Megha:-) Congratulations!!! Lovely cake:-)

Uma said...

Congrats on hitting a century Hima! Cake looks pretty. Belated b'day wishes to your daughter.

Added you to my blogroll!

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