I have been married for more than a year and mine was an arrange marriage. And till date, we are trying to understand each other’s likes and dislikes. However, it’s our anniversary tomorrow. And I am really nervous what to get him this Anniversary as a perfect gift. I could have ordered anniversary cakes online. But as a person that I already know I am, I wouldn’t like to settle for something usual and ordinary. So, I thought, why not bake an anniversary cake for him? After all, he has always loved the food cooked by me so why not cakes? With all the courage that is needed, it took me quite a few hours to come to terms to this fact that I have to bake a cake, knowing that I haven’t baked one in the past.
After consulting my Mom, I was in total agreement that I can definitely bake a cake for him. But I was sure about one thing, no experiments. So, I thought to play safe and go by my Mum’s traditional cake recipe. Thanks to the technology! With phone on one end of the ear I started to follow the step by step procedure. The conversation moved from baking the cake to how my father used to love all the cakes baked by my Mum, especially this one. And how wishfully I prayed that even he is going to love it.
Well, after the entire procedure was over from adding flour to vanilla essence to baking powder and sodas. I had my cake prepared and it came out really well. Perfectly soft with the mild aroma of vanilla essence atleast won my heart if not my husband’s. However, I am keeping my fingers crossed till he comes back from work. Well, for the time being I have shared this perfect recipe with you for you to treat your husband and family members with this simple yet exquisite taste of Vanilla Sponge Cakes.
- Maida – 1 and 1/2 cups (200 gms)
- Plain yogurt(Curd) – 1 cup (250 ml)
- Granulated Sugar – 3/4 cup (165 gms)
- Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder – 1 and 1/4 tsp
- Cooking oil – 1/2 cup (125 ml)
- Vanilla essence – 1 and 1/2 tsp
- Milk – 1 tbsp (just for brushing the top
- Sieve maida twice and keep aside. Mix sugar and curd until sugar completely dissolves. Add baking powder, baking soda to the sugar and curd mixture.
- Now leave aside for 5 mins and you can see the bubbles.
- It is time to add the aromatic flavour of vanilla essence mix it with cooking oil
- Next slowly add maida in portions at a time and blend with wet ingredients. Preheat oven to 200 deg C for 10mins. Meanwhile grease a butter paper, pour the batter to the tin.
- Bake in preheated oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins, then reduce temperature to 180 deg C and bake it for 30-35 mins. Just brush the top of the cake with 1 tbsp milk, 10mins before the end.