Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Eggless Vanilla Bundt Cake

Do you know what kids look for in a birthday party? There are couple of things, but the most important part is 'Cake'. I know of such a young girl who loves cake but was found to be allergic to eggs. Since then, she hasn't had cake at any birthday party. She is my daughter's best friend and I wanted to make some cake for her that she can eat. She loves vanilla cake and that was the reason to make this cake. I have adapted this cake recipe from the 'Vegan Coconut Cake' and used evaporated milk and yogurt combination instead of the thick and rich coconut milk.
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Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 3 cups
Sugar - 2 cups
Oil - 3/4 cup
Yogurt - 3/4 cup (You could use sour cream instead)
Evaporated milk - 12 Oz can (Or whole milk equal to 1 1/2 cups)
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla - 2 tsp

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F (325 F in my case since I was using a dark non stick pan). Grease  a 10 - 12 cup bundt pan with shortening. Dust it with flour and tap out the excess. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. I would suggest to sift the mixture once to make sure there are no lumps in the batter. This is a very thin batter and flour can form lumps when the batter is thin.
In another bowl, whisk together sugar, oil and yogurt. Keep whisking till the whole mixture is mixed well without any oil floating on the top. Stir in the vanilla. Start adding dry mixture alternating with the evaporated milk or whole milk starting and ending with flour mixture. Towards the end, switch to a spatula and gently fold the batter. Pour into the prepared pan and tap to remove any air bubbles. Bake in the center rack for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If baking at 350 F, check at 40 minutes. Cool in the pan on the rack and after 10 minutes turn on to the wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar or glaze.
For the glaze:
Melt 1 TBSP of butter. To it, add 1 cup of confectioner's sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 2 - 3 TBSP of milk to get the thick glaze consistency. Sprinkle either sprinkles or use mini chocolate chips like I did.

Enjoy.

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23 comments:

  1. The glaze with choc chips on the cake is looking so gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Harini. I went to get the sprinkles out and these choc chips were right there. Used them instead.

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  2. Looks yumm!! Love a good vanilla cake!!

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  3. That is one gorgeous cake. The click looks right out of a glossy food magazine..

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    1. Pavani,
      Thanks. You are very kind.

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  4. Gorgeous cake!!! Another cake that I have got to try. Loved this recipe Champa :)

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    1. Nanditha,
      Thanks. It was very simple and yet delicious.

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  5. Cake looks ultimate and super spongy.

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  6. vanilla cake looks really amazing. nice recipe

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  7. I have recently bought a bundt pan which I am yet to inaugurate .. Your post is very well times.. am going to make this soon..

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  8. Awesome looking cake, Champa!

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  9. The cake looks so adorable with all those chocolate chips sprinkled on top of that lovely glaze. I'll bet that little girl loved it. :) Personally, I'm happy to see that it's not loaded with butter! Sounds like a bundt cake to try!

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  10. I tried it recently.. It came out really good.. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This recipe is a keeper! I used demarra sugar instead of white, added atleast one more tsp vanilla, and made the glaze with brown sugar instead of white. Also added walnuts. It turned out really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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    1. Meera,
      Thanks for the feedback. I am sure walnuts would make them nutty and delicious.

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  12. Hello Champa.
    Thanks for this recipe. Was this cake soft, considering that there was no egg or butter?
    Thanks for your response.

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    1. Yes soft. It has enough oil to keep it moist.

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    2. Thanks. I made it and it came out really good. I had a brand new bundt pan. Tasted really good but something didn't smell right. There was this fish scent. Did you experience this?

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    3. I have noticed the smell in brand new pans but that doesn't go into the baked product. Maybe the washing was not enough. Or your shortening (if you used it to coat the pan) has gone bad and rancid.

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    4. My sister said it might have been the oil. I used Canola Oil. Thank you for this great recipe though. I am sure I will figure out where the smell came from in serveral tries.

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