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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Virtual Baby Shower for PJ ~ Eggless Custard Powder Cake in 5 Minutes

We came to know during last blogging marathon that PJ, a blog buddy is expecting her second child in a few weeks and we marathoners thought of celebrating this joyous occasion by throwing a virtual baby shower to her. Each one of us are cooking from her blog and bringing her a delectable platter to enjoy, virtually of course. Check the following bloggers' links to know what has been brought to this party.

Aarthi    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com
Cool Lassi(e)    http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com
Gayathri Kumar    http://gayathriscookspot.blogspot.com
Kalyani    http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com
Kaveri    http://palakkadcooking.blogspot.com
Mireille Roc    http://gourmetglobal.blogspot.com
Pavani    http://cooks-hideout.blogspot.com
Pradnya    http://pumpkinfarmfood.blogspot.com
Priya Srinivasan    http://enveetukitchen.blogspot.com
Priya Suresh    http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com
Srivalli     http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com
Sushma    http://sushmapinjala.blogspot.com
Vardhini     http://vardhiniskitchen.blogspot.com
Veena     http://veenasvegnation.blogspot.com

Aarthi came up with this beautiful logo using the images from posts.

I chose to go with her Microwave eggless custard powder snack cake since it was my kind of dish - a quick and easy one. I have baked earlier three different kinds of microwave cakes and they turned out pretty good. I so guessed that this one would be delicious as well and tried it. One can have this cake ready to be served by the time a convection oven gets preheated.

3/4 cup - All purpose flour / Maida
5 to 6 Tbsp (a little more than 1/4 cup) - Vanilla flavored custard powder
Scant 3/4 tsp - Baking powder
1/2 cup Sugar
5 Tbsp / 75 grams Butter, at room temperature (I just melted it in microwave.)
1/2 cup /125 ml Milk

* Sieve the flour and custard powder. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
*  Beat milk, butter, sugar until creamy. Add the dry ingredients to it and whisk till you get a smooth batter.
* Grease a microwave proof dish and pour in the batter.

* Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove after 5 minutes, cut into slices and enjoy.

PJ mentioned to check it for doneness from the 4th minute onwards since microwaves vary. Mine was exactly done in 5 minutes. It doesn't raise much as my
other microwave version cake and so use a baking utensil accordingly.

It is eggless and baking time is five minutes. What can get better than that? :) From preparation to plate, it hardly takes 15 minutes including the waiting period and an apt one for snacking as the title of the original recipe says. This is a good one for those who enjoy vanilla custard since this cake is just that; filled with that flavor. The texture is perfect as you notice from the image.
The only drawback was that I could not get the cake by inverting the bowl but I am not complaining. It is sliceable but a thin layer of cake at bottom was sticking to the bowl.  

Check here to know what my fellow marathoners in BM#11 are cooking today.


Rumana Rawat said...

Superb looking cake:)

Aarthi said...

awesome cake

sushma said...

Super deco...

photo baby shower invitations said...

This is so delicious!

Kaveri said...

Wonderful looking cake...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so tempting , yummy looking cake

vaishali sabnani said...

the cake looks really moist and tempting...bookmarked!!..and hey u missed me in the list!!

Priya said...

Great looking custard cake,super spongy and prefect to enjoy for snacks..Well done Suma.

Kalyani said...

superb looking !

Sizzling Tastebuds

Srivalli said...

Very pretty looking cake Suma..and so quick too..

Jayashree said...

Looks so spongy and delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Cake looks so soft and fluffy....

Rajani said...

Very pretty cake

harini-jaya said...

an apt cake for the baby shower!!

PJ said...

Cake looks awesome.Thanks a lot dear for preparing one of my favorite and quickest dessert for the baby shower :)

simply.food said...

What a lovely idea.
cake looks colourful and tasty.I would love to invite you to send this recipe to simply.food's Lets cook for christmas red/green event.

simply.food said...

What a lovely idea.
cake looks colourful and tasty.I would love to invite you to send this recipe to simply.food's Lets cook for christmas red/green event.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

sound so easy! i have never baked a vake without eggs and NEVER in 5 mins.. and it looks really fluffy too, gotta try it out :)

Alpana said...

This looks truly delectable......worth trying.

notyet100 said...

Yum this looks.:)