Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plain Cake

As the name suggests, this is a simple cake with very few ingredients. Also known as pound cake (in which all the ingredients are a pound each), it is my family's all time favourite because of it's soft, light and fluffy nature.


1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
2. Unsalted Butter - 1 cup (can use less ~3/4th cup)
3. Sugar - 1 cup
4. Eggs - 4
5. Baking powder - 1 tsp
6. Vanilla essence - few drops

7. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)


  1. Pre heat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl (all purpose flour, sugar,cardamom powder and baking powder).
  3. Keep the butter at room temperature. Blend it with hand mixer until it becomes fluffy (the more we beat, the more fluffy and light the cake will be).
  4. Add eggs one at a time and blend well.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the above and blend well. Finally add vanilla essence and mix well.
  6. Grease the cake pan with oil and place a parchment paper. Fill the pan with the cake batter 3/4th full and bake for 45 mins (or) until the cake is done. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Another entry to Event for Eggs.


Trupti said...

cake looks delicious Laxmi. I am fan of plain cake

Lakshmi said...

Thanks Trupti.

Varunavi said...

Cake looks great and yummyyyyyyyy.

Lakshmi said...

Thanks Varunavi, you have very good collection of recipes.

Manjusha said...

I made this last weekend and I have no words to say how yummy it was. Thanks a bunch! Shall put it on my blog soon..

Yamuna said...

Hi lakshmi ,this is Yamuna i m not having hand mixer instead of that can i use India's preethi mixer?
One more question ,you said preheat the oven for 350 F ,how much time i have to preheat?

Lakshmi said...

Hi Yamuna,

Just make sure that your over reached 350F before you keep batter(~15-20mins). And coming to the mixer, it doesnt matter which tool we use, but I personally suggest to make the batter fluffy for plain cake.
Let me know how it turned out with Preeti mixer.


hina faiz said...

hi lakshmi em hina frm pakistan..i lov ur recipe,its plz tell me da recipe of choklate fudge cake...plzzzzzzz

Sweety said...

Hi Lakshmi!

I was hesitant to try this recipe at first because there was no milk or water used but i gave it a try anyway. And let me tell you, it is absolutely deliciousssssssssssss. So fluffy and light! Thanks so much for the recipe!! :)

ILikePaperCutting said...

love the simple method, thanks. said...

what size of cake pan please??

Lakshmi said...

I used 8 inch round cake pan.

Teena Thomas said...

Hi Lakshmi,

I tried this recipe. it was excellent. one doubt, can we use refined oil instead of butter?

Teena Thomas said...

Hi lakshmi,

I tried this recipe and the cake came out excellent. one dount, can we use refined oil instead of butter?

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