I have always been comfortable baking with eggs as it is guaranteed to have the perfect results and also since there are no religious restrictions at home for baking with eggs. However, I have been often asked for Eggless Cake recipes and I was of no help to my friends. Today, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try my hands on a simple eggless cake to know the procedure and the results and was quite satisfied and happy with what I got. The cake is even more special to me because today, for the first time, I did a demonstration of making a cake to a friend, who stays nearby and who is having failed attempts at making a cake and who dearly wants to bake one for her baby's birthday this weekend!! So glad it turned out perfect! :)
P.S.: The recipe has been adapted from here.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 cup yogurt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanila extract
1/2 cup oil (I used olive oil; Though next time I will try using 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup tutti fruity
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp milk for milk wash (I got a beautiful crust even without it)
Take the yogurt in a bowl and add the sugar and whip till smooth and creamy. Add the baking powder and baking soda and mix well. Let it stand for 3-5 minutes. It will start foaming and frothing.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing. The cake is very soft and moist and so take care while slicing!