Saturday, June 18, 2011

Eggless Golden Cake with Creamy Chocolate Icing & Happy Father's Day

My Daddy Strongest - The Dhara Commercial pretty much sums up almost every child's hero - DAD ! I once read that - Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be DAD. Their selfless love & unflinching support has not only helped us become independent and good human beings  but also better parents ourselves! The other day I was watching  The Pursuit of Happyness (for the umpteenth time !!) and was thoroughly moved by Will Smith's portrayal of Chris Gardner - The movie shows his love & dedication to his son and all his pursuits in making it large and in the process discover true happiness ! It imparts an important lesson that Dads are not perfect and are mostly flawed just like every one else but their attempts in bringing a better life to their children makes them special. 
Of course it goes without saying that we don't need any particular day to show what He means to us , but this day is perfect to verbalize our love & heartfelt gratitude to the person who helped shape us !! Fathers have evolved from being the "bread winners" to friend, philosopher & guide and in this process has indulged, influenced & involved us in many ways than can be counted . 

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.  ~Enid Bagnold. This is so true and to this date I am this little girl craving for my dad's love & attention ! 
On this note I dedicate this post to 2 special people in my life- My Dad & My Kid's Dad  


Dad --- Thank you for instilling love & values in me that has made me the person I am & for being the rock & pillar of my life and Sree thank you for being the greatest dad to Samyu & Sreeni !


I made these very tempting & addictive eggless golden cake, recipe courtesy from Anushruti @ Divinetaste. Her recipe was merrily followed except that I dressed up the cake dandily, smearing it with creamy chocolate Icing. Hubby dearest had bought 2 tins of Pillsbury Ready-to-use Icing and they played to the hilt in making the cake look very grand as well as tasting heavenly !





What's in it :-
  • Milk - 250 ml
  • Granulated sugar - 170 gms
  • Plain flour - 210 gms
  • Vanilla custard powder -65 gms
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 100 gms
For the Icing :-
  • Creamy Chocolate Icing - as required ( I used Pillsbury ready- to-use icing tins)


Here's how :-


Heat the oven to 160 C. 
Prepare a 7” cake tin by greasing it well with oil or butter and lightly dusting it with plain flour. 
In the meanwhile heat the milk in a pan and stir in the sugar, after it melts completely set it aside and let it cool to room temperature. Now add the custard powder and whisk well. Tip in the butter and mix again.



In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix with a whisk. Add in the prepared milk mixture along with the vanilla extract and mix well until there are no lumps. Use an electric hand mixer/beater if you opt like I did.




Scrape in the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 55 minutes to 60 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.




Enjoy it as such or give the cake a hot makeover with creamy icing. Let the cake cool completely before working on it - my cake got a sharp jab in its stomach and one half of it was smeared with the creamy chocolate icing.



Thereafter the remaining half joined the icing merrily and the whole cake got slushed in the chocolate creamy mix !!



Enjoy !



Linking this to FSF - Father's Day hosted by Sonia as well as her other event Celebrate Sweets- Cake, event announcement by Nivedita

festival seriesCelebrate Sweets - Cakes

  





25 comments:

  1. Happy Father's Day to you...yummy cake..

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  2. Happy father's day to you. Both your princess and prince is cute.By the way cake is yummy with awesome perfect with frosting.

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  3. Happy father's day to you. Lovely cake very apt for the occasion. Lovely click.

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  4. yummy cake to celebrate with looks fabulous Priya
    regards Akheela

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  5. Perfect and lovely cake to celebrate father's day..Happy father's day to you..

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  6. soooper doooper cake...delicious treat to celeb d lovely moments.:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  7. Yummy cake perfect for the occasion! Happy Father's Day dear...

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  8. Very delicious cake........nice family photo........enjoy the day with big fun.....happy father's day...

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  9. yummy cake..........so homely............nd happy fathers day.......

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  10. Cake looks marvelous. Happy father's day!

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  11. Happy father's day dear!!!!
    cake is a great way to celebrate:)

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  12. Ah same here priya, now this is such a lovely coincidence. how nice that we think alike or is it we have best similar relation with our dad's..beautiful. How true! it takes a lot to become a dad! gorgeous pic of ur kiddo hope they had their best time with that yum looking cake :)

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  13. Cake looks highly addictive and marvellous..wonderful cake to celebrate this extra ordinary day..

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  14. இனிய தந்தையர் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள்!! கேக் சூப்ப‌ரா இருக்கு...

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  15. Luscious chocolate cake makes my mouth watering Priya

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  16. That is the sweetest post n the picture is precious! Happy Father's day!
    The cake is really well made, loved the luscious choco icing :D
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  17. What a beautiful looking cake..love to have a slice now...mmm..looks so so tempting..in between happy father's day to you too dear.

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  18. Lovely cake looks fabulous Priya:)

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  19. what a beautiful pic of your hubby and kids. Love the cake, sounds perfect !!!

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  20. That is a wonderful cake to celebrate this occasion. Hope your kids had a blast with their Dad. And they look so adorable.

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  21. beautiful cake..looks yummy..

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  22. Beautiful and yummy cake. Happy Father's Day to you!

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  23. That is a great dish to celebrate the happy day. I am sure both the dads were doing their happy dance. :)
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