1/2 tin condensed
2 3/4 cups plain flour (280gms)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda (soda bicarb)
2 tsp icing sugar
1/2 cup butter melted (60gms)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
100 ml milk
100 ml soda water
baking powder, baking soda, sugar, all together
2 to 3 times. Keep aside.
milk in a bowl. Add the butter, and beat well
till smooth. Add the flour spoon by spoon,
mixing into the condensed milk mixture. In
between, add milk as required if the butter
begins to get too stiff.
[Stir the mixture
in one direction only all the while. This will
incorporate more air and make the cake lighter].
Once all the
flour is used up, beat the batter as above till
light (5-7 minutes). Add the soda and mix gently
Pour into a
greased cake tin. Do not smooth with a spoon
etc. If the consistency is right this will not
Pre-heat over to
300o c. Place tin inside. Bake at 200o
c for 5-7 minutes and 150o c till
done. (35 to 40 minutes).
Poke with a
skewer and check. Cool a little. Invert on wire
rack. Cool completely before doing icing if any.
Or serve warm with tea.
a) Eggless chocolate Sponge Cake
Same as above
except substitute coke or Thums up instead of
soda. Replace 280 gms flour with 240 gms flour
and 40 gm cocoa. Continue as above.
Makes a six round
Shelf life 1 week refrigerated)