The moment I saw Aparna's custard powder cake, I knew I had to try it out. In all honesty, I love plain cakes and if its vanilla flavoured, I'm sold.
I decided to try out the version with the egg in it and didn't regret. Aparna had mentioned it was a comfortably sweet cake and she was right. Although, just to take it a notch higher, I dusted icing sugar on top. The top was a bit crumbly, but this dense cake was perfect with a cuppa tea on a cold Autumn day.
The next time I'd probably try it out as the base for an upside down cake or 'jam' it up in a sort of Victoria sponge cake way. Whatever it is, this cake is a keeper because it is absolutely fuss free and delicious and took me about 15 minutes to prepare.
Recipe adapted from here as Aparna mentioned (I halved it)
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Vanilla flavoured custard powder- 43 gms
Granulated sugar- 1 cupBaking powder- 1 tsp
Butter- 125 gms
Eggs- 2Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Pre-heat oven to 160C
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined, either with a wooden spoon or with an electric mixer which I what I used.
Pour into a greased or lined round cake tin (9 inch) and bake for about 55 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack and just before you serve, dust with some icing sugar and serve with a smile:)
Notes: OK, so just before I started I realized Id run short of AP flour and so I used about 3/4 cup of plain flour and rest was wholemeal flour. Didn't make any difference I'm assuming
The original recipe calls for Self raising flour and since I didn't have that either I used 1 tsp baking powder.