Thursday, December 20, 2007

Strawberry cake eggless


You will need:

  • 1¼ cup All purpose flour
  • 3½ tbsp butter(room temp)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp strawberry essence
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped (fresh or frozen) if frozen thaw it before mixing it
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt


Step 1:


Preheat the oven:


Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.(190 degree Celsius)


Step 2:


Preparing strawberries:


Mix 1 tsp sugar and lemon juice on freshly chopped strawberries and keep it aside. This will make the strawberry juicy and soft.

Hint:

If using frozen you can skip step 2.


Step 3:


Mixing dry ingredients:


Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sift it with a sifter.


Step 4:


Mixing wet ingredients:


Cream butter and powdered sugar using electric mixer. Then add milk to it.


Step 5:


Mixing dry and wet ingredients:


Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients little by little till you get all ingredients mixed together.


Step 6:


Mixing strawberries:


Using the spatula fold in the chopped strawberries with the above mixture.


Step 7:


Bake:


Prepare the baking pan by buttering it nicely just to avoid sticking. Then pour the mixture into the baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Same old technique to check whether the cake is baked. Just insert a tooth pick in the middle. If it comes out clean its done. Allow it to cool for 5 to 7 minutes.. Before serving dust it with some powdered sugar.



Additionol decoration: To make layer strawberry cake.

Cut the cake into 2 pieces. exactly half. and place the bottom piece in a cake stand. Then apply whipped cream all over the cake. Then put the top piece on top of the whipped cream. Then cover the full cake with whipped cream or vanilla frosting. On top of the whipped cream cut the strawberries and decorated in your own way. I'm not good in decorating. So i did my own style of decoration.

Handy Hint: Before covering the top of the cake with cream you can cut the cake into your own desired shape. like heart shape, tree shape. I prefer round shape. But occasionally will go for heart shapes too.

If you think your cake is very crispy outside(meaning over baked by mistake) just cut the outer edges slightly using knife.Then cover the cake with whipped cream.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi vijitha,
u forgot to add the ingrediants list for strawberry cake..

Rengalakshmi said...

Nice blog vijitha.Just left u a message through SIO.keep going.Lakshmi Mani

Vijitha said...

Hi Rengalakshmi.. Thanks for ur nice comment.. I dint get ur msg which u left for me in SIO

Ida said...

Vijitha.. Naan inga irukracha enakku ithu senju kudu ;)..Mouth watering...

Vijitha said...

Hey Ida, I have uploaded the recipes for friends like you to try. So try it and give me a sample to taste your baking. I can clarify your doubts in baking.. Ha ha ha.. ithu epdi ma iruku..

Ida said...

mmm...Good thing..Appreciate it..But you have to wait for some more time..Enakay theriyathay ma naa eppo cook panna kathupaynu..Oru vazhiya you made my mouth water..Its really really great Vijitha...Very good work...

Vijitha said...

Ida, I can wait ma. No problem with that. But i want my friends to be good in cooking. So keep on trying new recipes. You will become perfect one day..