August 26, 2008

Eggless Sponge Cake and a Reminder for the Fundraiser

As many of you already know, Srivalli has started a fund raiser for the cause of Anita Lakshmi, 26 , who is a mother of two kids aged 6 and 3. Lakshmi is suffering from a serious heart problem which requires immediate surgery. After trying all possible sources, for some kind of monetary assistance for the surgery and not getting any favorable response, Valli has started this fundraiser. So far only 13% of the target amount of $15,000 is raised.


This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and give Lakshmi a life and to give back those two kids, their mother. So, dear readers, please chip in your donation securely through Paypal using the Chip in widget at Valli's blog. The donated amount goes directly to Laskhmi's account. Valli has also mentioned that the amount will be paid to the hospital directly and will not be given to Lakshmi or her relatives. If you wish to send your donation through cheques/DD in Indian Rupees, please mail at lakshmi.fundraising@gmail.com to get the details. I also request my readers to kindly spread the word and also to inform Valli of any charitable organisations which will be ready to contribute for Lakshmi's cause.


Now coming to the recipe, this is adapted from Tarla Dalal's.



All purpose flour/Maida - 1 1/4 cup

Baking powder - 2 tspn

Baking soda - 1/2 tspn

salt - 1/4 tspn

Milkmaid - 1/2 tin

Melted butter - 1/4 cup

Vanilla essence - 1 tspn

water/soda - 1/4 cup

Sift the dry ingredients together. Mix flour mixture, milkmaid, melted butter, vanilla essence and water/soda. Pour into a greased and dusted cake tin. Preheat the oven and bake at 180 C for 15 minutes and at 150 C for 15 minutes.


The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch. When ready, take out from the oven and leave for 1 minute. Invert the tin over a rack and tap sharply to remove.
The cake was very moist and fluffy.


I am sending this sponge cake to Hima, who has started the Sunday Snacks event and has selected the theme Bake It for the current edition.


Illatharasi has passed me "Just Nice Photos - Beautiful Site" & "2008 Best Blog Darts Thinker" awards. Thank you Illatharasi for your thoughtfulness.



P.S. With this post, I have hit a century. Thank you all for your support.

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jayasree!!! Your 100th post is fit for the celebration too! Keep blogging...

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  2. Thank you for your support jayasree...

    congrats on your 100th post..and looking forward for many more!

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  3. Congratulations on the 100th post.Here's to many more years of blogging.Cheers!!

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  4. cake looks yum,..congrats,..for reachin a milestone...

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  5. egg less version sounds great.Congratulation on ur 100 th post.

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  6. cake looks wonderful..spongy and eggless to..have to try!!

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  7. I tried this before and it came out wonderful. I am sure you must have enjoyed it...

    Why don't you send this to my event Sunday Snacks, which is due by Last Sunday of September.

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  8. Lovely cake! Adding some cocoa it would have turned more wonderful! Congrats on your 100th post! Wishing you many more happy days of blogging!

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  9. The cake looks perfect, J. And congrats on reaching 100.

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  10. This is cool Jayasree. Congrats on your 100th post. Keep posting more and more interesting ones :)

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  11. Congrats on the 100th post and teh wards /cake looks awesome

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  12. Hava fun eating the spong cake, you deserve it for the 100 posts and the awards.

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  13. great cake dear....congrats on ur century!

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  14. congrats on ur awards jay! and eggless cake recipe seems to be very easy.. all eggless cakes recipes are for me :D

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  15. Congratulations on the century, Jayasree.
    I'm really happy to see that the baking has begun.:) May this lovely sponge cake be the first in a long line of baked goodies.

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  16. Congratulations on the century, Jayasree.
    I'm really happy to see that the baking has begun.:) May this lovely sponge cake be the first in a long line of baked goodies.

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  17. I love the addition of milkmaid.Diff cake recipe...congrats on ur 100th post n awards..

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  18. lovely cake Jaya! looks so delicious. Congrats on hitting a century! Wishing you many more!

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  19. Thank you all for your lovely and encouraging comments. With all your support, I hope I will be around in the blogospere for a long time.

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  20. I made this too from Tarla Dalal's book. Good one and congrats!

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  21. Thanks for sending in your entry jayasree. Congrats on your 100th post. Cake is looking yummy.

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    Sorry for offtopic

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  23. I went through your blog which is very interesting with so many recipe ideas.to add variety to my cooking i too would like to go for purchasing an oven. we are veg with 4 members in our family.i would like to bake cookies breads naans cakes etc. could you suggest which one i shd go for-otg or convection?What capacity and features i shd look for.kindly reply

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  24. Sita, thanks for the nice words about my blog. If you don't have a MW then I would suggest to go for a MW with convection. Now a days, there is not much choice when it comes to OTG, since the shops are pusing MW+ Covec models. I have a MW and an OTG. Since my MW was without convection and I bought the OTG much later. In convection oven too, you get equally good results as in OTG. Hope this helps. If you need any more info, do drop me a mail.

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