Christmas is never complete without fresh home made cakes. The smell of freshly made cake straight out of the oven is probably one of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer! 🙂
Christmas at home is always extra special because of my little boy. His excitement to set up the Christmas tree, his secret messages to Santa, his eagerness to open the gifts… It’s a pleasure to watch his excitement 🙂
To add an extra zing to our Christmas fun, I have decided to bake a simple, eggless Plain Vanilla cake. Here goes the recipe!
Happy baking and Merry Christmas!
All purpose Flour / Maida – 2 cups
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 4 tbsp
Lemon Zest – 1 tsp
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Condensed Milk – 1 can (14oz pack)
Butter or oil – ½ cup
Apple cider Vinegar – 1 tbsp
For decorations: (optional)
Whipped cream cheese – 1 box (at room temperature)
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Jello – 1 pkt (Optional)
Fresh Strawberries – few
Preheat the oven at 350°F. Line the cake pan with wax paper.
In a large mixing bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix well.
In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients – Condensed milk, butter (at room temp), apple cider vinegar, vanilla essence and sugar.
Now add the mixed wet ingredients to the flour mix. Add slowly and gently fold the mixture making sure there are no lumps in the cake mixture.
Add the cake mix to the greased pan and tap gently to release any air bubbles.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Make sure to check once after 15 or 20 mins by inserting a tooth pick. If the tooth pick comes out clean then the cake is baked well.
Mine got a little over baked but the taste was perfect, hence sharing the recipe.
So the bake time should be anywhere between 20 minutes to maximum 25 minutes.
Once the cake is done, remove from the cake pan and allow it to cool.
Now decorate the cake with some frosting, jell-o and some fresh strawberries.