Monday, September 26, 2011

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This is a basic eggless vanilla cake recipe without any butter or condensed milk in it. I bookmarked this cake long time back from Divya’s Blog – the baking encyclopaedia for me. Today made it and came out really well. The frosting is such a simple one,perfect for the beginners like me!  I dint made any changes, made it as such as I am always scared in experimenting in baking ventures. I myself bake once in a blue moon, so if it doesn’t comes out well, then I will never try again…

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Ingredients

All purpose flour/maida 1 & 1/2 cups minus 3 tblsp
Corn flour 3 tblsp
Sugar 3/4 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Oil 1/2 cup
Curd 1 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 oC. Sieve maida with corn flour twice to ensure even mixing. Mix curd and sugar in a bowl well. Add the baking powder and baking soda and let it rest for 2 – 3 minutes.
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  2. You can see the mixture now to be slightly frothy. Now mix oil and vanilla well to it. Add the flour one tablespoon at a time and mix well.
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  3. After mixing all the flour, pour it in the baking pan,greased with oil and dusted with a tsp of flour.
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  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Mine took 40 minutes for getting done. let it be in the pan for 5 minutes and invert carefully in a wire rack for cooling.
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If you want you can enjoy this simple vanilla cake as such with tea /coffee. Otherwise if you want you can frost it with the chocolate frosting given below.
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Ingredients

Butter 1/4 cup
Coco powder 1/3 cup
Milk 1/6 cup
Powdered sugar 1 & 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Melt butter in a pan in low flame and add the coco powder, mix to well. Add the powdered sugar,milk and vannila and stir well to get a spreading consistency frosting.
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  2. Trim the crusted top and apply the frosting all over with a cutlery knife. Decorate with silver/golden beads if desired. I used ready made sugar candied flowers.
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Let it set for some time before you dig in!! I hope I learn the techniques of applying the frosting by experience, still for the first time, this is not bad rightSmug?
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Notes
  • You can use 1 & 1/2 cup cake flour instead of maida and cornflour.
  • Use icing sugar for frosting if you have. If you powder,make sure its powdered very fine.
  • If you don’t like oil in this cake, you can try replacing with 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • All the aroma gets incorporated well the next day :)

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112 comments:

  1. Lovely cake Raji...wonderful attempt.

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  2. cake looks delicious! frosting is pretty good ... And it will get better as you try...

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  3. Very nicely done cake rajo..looks gr8,I wish u could pass me a slice

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  4. oooo wonderful.. i love it.. very well xplained clear pics..

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  5. yummy yummy dear...perfectly baked...

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  6. Good one...Cake looks moist and perfect.

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  7. Cake looks super spongy and incredible,lovely frosting..

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  8. wowww wonderful spongy cake!!

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  9. Looks very tempting esp the slice...Perfect sponge cake

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  10. perfect cake...looks very soft and yummy!beautiful presentation on cake and the flowers looks very cute!

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  11. Cake looks perfect and yummy :P Bookmarked!

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  12. Cake looks wonderful raji...
    bookmarked it :)

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  13. bookmarked !!Looks perfect. well decorated.

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  14. cake looks soft and yummy.. For frosting i dont melt butter. Instead i beat the butter with sugar & milk alternately at room temp to get that fluffy texture.

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  15. this cake looks so good...I love chocolate in anything

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  16. Cake looks great Raji:-) I love this combo of vanilla cake and chocolate frosting!! yumm

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  17. Love that cute spongy cake and the frosting is irresistible.

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  18. wow...Wonderful recipe...Love this cake ...Nice clicks...

    Thanks for sharing...

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  19. Hummm...this looks irresistible..wonderful presentation as always..

    Cheers
    Muskaan

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  20. I absolutely love this recipe.Have recently posted a chocolate version on my blog.As you said,it is perfect as a tea cake too,spice it up with cinnamon,cardamom or vanilla and you are good to go.You've done the frosting quite well,how I wish to lay my hands on those pretty sugar flowers:)

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  21. A stunner ~ beautiful work n presentation dear!
    USMasala

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  22. Cake looks very moist... and yummy frosting indeed.

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  23. Cake looks so yum,..:) will try sometime luv the frosting too,,

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  24. Those sugar flowers look so cute raji. Like you said for a first time this is simply gorgeous. Wish I had it in me to try out frosting.

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  25. Beautiful one Raji..u hav done so well and did u get the message i sent u in FB ?

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  26. Wonderful cake with an expert touch

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  27. I had tried this too over the weekend for few friends & it came out perfect!! Next time Im gonna try it with your version of the frosting..Makes it even more elegant..:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  28. wonderful cake,like the deco with gum paste flowers...yummy chocolate frosting...

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  29. i was looking for a perfect vanilla cake,wonderful idea of making chocolate frosting and nicely presented too

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  30. looks absolutely inviting,droolworthy and super tempting..

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  31. This cake looks yummilicious...

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  32. That looks delicious.. Loved the decorations too.. You know what - i have been searching for that silver beads all around here and cant find it :(

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  33. Pass me that piece pls..My my it looks super delicious! Its come out so perfect! And loved those cute flowers too..

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  34. Lovely Cake and nice frosting.
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  35. Wow. Am drooling here. Lovely cake. chocolate frosting is attracting me like anything.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  36. The flowers looks so pretty on the delicious looking chocolate cake!!
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

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  37. What a pretty cake! Those little flowers are so lovely.

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  38. why make cakes with eggs when u can make such lovely cake without it.. really appreciate ur talent dear..perfect job..hats off for u ..well explained and well captured too..

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  39. Hi Raji... lovely cake with rich chocolate frosting... i was waiting for you to frost a cake and me to try the same coz you are so perfect in your measurements... thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe...

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  40. O my..Simply drooling over ur chocolate frosting..SImply fab..Beautiful small frosting flowers.Cute

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  41. wow that looks sinfully delicious, Raji!!!

    Please do check out my blog anniversary giveaway dear - lots of wonderful prizes to be won

    Cheers, priya

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  42. Beautiful cake.. :)

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  43. Looks yum, the base cake looks soft n moist ...nice pics

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  44. looks absolutely delicious..

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  45. Soft and yummy cake,looks awesome dear..

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  46. Looking great!! Thanks for the frosting steps...Whenever I try to do frosting its whole mess-up..one quick question..Can we use any other powder for frosting instead of coco-powder, because my kid doesnt like coco taste...how we will get the plain white frosting...Please reply

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  47. Wow...cake looks spongy and yummy....cute and lovely cake...looks tempting.

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  48. perfectly done dear...jus love your blog for the way you explain the recipe..amazing job...
    gonna try this one soon

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  49. The cake and the frosting both have come out very well!
    Lite Bite

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  50. sounds absolutely soft n divine..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  51. Scrumptious vanilla cake raji. Happy to see your space again with an excellent cake to celebrate the fourth blog anniversary as both of ours falls on the same day. Congrats on that! Chocolate frosting looks beautiful on the cake.

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  52. lovely cake...can't believe u r doin it for first time!

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  53. Priya, I am not sure what could be the best substitute for choco powder. Will soon update u if I find any alternative. I am sorry for the late reply,just now saw!

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  54. what is curd? Is there a substitute for it?

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  55. You can replace curd with plain yogurt ..

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  56. how to bake this in cooker? I don't have oven. how many mins i should keep it to complete?

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  57. hai frnd,
    thanx a ton for sharing such an easy cake recipe..i tried this cake as well as eggless chocolate cake..both came out superb..
    i wanna share this with my frnd..is it ok with u..if i put up this recipe on my blog?

    i faced a prob with frosting..as it dried up n started breaking aft 1 hr...don't knw wat went wrong?

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  58. could we use low fat curd for this recipe..and could u please specify the quantity for the low fat curd because its slightly more watery than full fat curd

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  59. Shruthi,

    I dont know if we can follow this recipe to do in cooker. Sorry about that...

    SMJ

    You can use the same quantity, I hope there wont be much difference. So you can proceed..

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  60. hai frnd..
    am still waiting for ur reply..pls

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  61. Radhika,
    Yes you can use the recipe,but with proper link back to this recipe or the original source-Divya's blog...

    Some times over mixing the frosting leads it becoming grainy. Hope this helps.

    I somehow missed ur comment,sorry about that....

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  62. hai thnx my frnds..i'l giv ur link..as i found it on ur site..thnx again.

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  63. thnx a lot frnd..yes i knw..tht's y i sked u first b4 posting it..
    ok i'l try d frosting once again..ya i mixed it too much tht day...thnx again..
    best wishes.

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  64. Hi

    For Eggless Vanilla Cake, for frosting you have mentioned to melt the butter - Is that it needs to be melted to the state of ghee or something in between before adding the coco powder. Can you clarify pls as your picture gives the appearance of ghee??

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  65. Do you think I can use tutty fruity to this recipe? In the other chocolate cake recipe, I saw a comment from you that the cake batter is probably thin that it might not hold the fruits.
    I appreciate your quick feedback

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  66. Hi

    Still awaiting ur reply....

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  67. can this cake be done without preheating in a normal grill microwave. if so wht time shud be set for it to bake.

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  68. Ah, I am not sure about it. You see me too beginner in baking. Sorry that I couldn't help u...

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  69. Hi,
    Can i use eno fruit salt instead of baking powder? will it yield the same result?

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  70. Started follwing ur kitchen recipes for past two weeks.. Really whatever I tried, came well.. !! Thanks a lot..
    A doubt reg. ingredients.
    1 cup = ? grams?

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  71. Shweta, u can use, but I am not sure about the measurements. you should experiment to find out :)

    EKC,
    Thanks for you feedback :) My one cup holds 240 ml... different ingredients weigh different weight. But you can find a cup that holds 240 ml and use it for measuring dry ingredients as I do...

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  72. hi raks
    ur cake looks perfect...the chocolate icing is good....looks yummy.

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  73. This is a great one. what is cake flour? is it diff from maida?

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  74. I tried out the cake without the frosting. However it longer than stated. Almost double the time. I baked it in a round oven. Other cakes too take upto an hr.
    A word about the cake. It turned out well. I added fresh orange zest and it made a difference. The cake was indeed delicious!

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  75. Raks, I tried your cake and it was tasting good. wud definitely try again. But i had certain problems as well.
    1) the cake took almost double the time you mentioned to bake.
    2) the inside of the cake was not too porous as we get in store. IT was soft though but was also a bit doughy soft.

    Otherwise it made a great snack for us. wud be happy if you can clarify. thanks

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  76. Hello Raji,I am planning to try this tomorrow. Since u have added curd for this cake, i have a doubt,Can we keep it outside in room temperature for longer days (Atleast 4-5 days)?. Pls reply- UmaRaghu

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  77. Hi uma, You can keep out for 2 days, but not more than that I think.

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  78. made it twice for my dauhter's b'day in a pressure cooker, simply perfect.....
    thank you for the recepie.

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  79. hii,


    loved ur cake
    but i had a problem... it came out bit doughy from inside... can u tell me the reason for it?? i kept it for almst an hour...

    wud appreciate ur comment
    thank u for such a nice reciepe

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  80. Did you used thick curd or it was watery. While baking did you opened the door in the middle? (not towards the end) Did you used everything mentioned in the post?

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  81. yes it was thick..nt at all watery. i did opened it but after 40min .... n also i used all the ingredients as mentioned. my sugar was not that finely powdered...is that the reason??

    n yes do u take the same measurement cup for all ingredients?? ... i mean for flour as well as curd n oil?
    thanks for replying :)

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  82. Oh, if you want try looking at the source recipe I have mentioned to cross check, I do use same cup for all. My 1 cup holds 240 ml of liquid.

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  83. hi are there any other substitutes for curd or yogurt in this recipe?

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  84. You want any vegan choice you mean?

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  85. hello raks, nice website and recipes...am a beginner in baking...i tried this cake today as per ur post...everything went well until i turned it upside down...the cake just came half way and the bottom struck to the cake pan itself...what i must have done wrong?pls reply so that i can retrace my steps and get a good result...

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    1. Hi, Did you greased well and dusted the pan well? Here is a tip. After baking keep the pan over a wet towel. Let it be for few minutes and after that you can invert the cake. You can also use a parchment/ butter paper at the bottom for easily taking out the cake. Hope this helps.

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  86. Hi, This cake looks yummy, I just want to try this, but i have a doubt, Shall i try this without baking powder? Is this possible? Pls reply

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    1. Since this cake is eggless, baking powder is a must for this cake for the texture.

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  87. Ok, thanks for your reply..

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  88. this cake looks very nice.

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  89. Hi..cake looks soooo yummmy
    I have a doubt wch is 3/4th cup of sugar dat yu hv mentioned is powdered sugar or granuled sugar..??

    wl b thankful if yu cud reply..

    Archana

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    1. its fine grain (granulated) sugar

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  90. I tried this eggless cake but the texture was like appam very soft and smooth please tell what went wrong

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  91. Such a perfect recipe...needs no changes at all! Thanks so much! Loved your chilli Paneer and Tomato Rice too!

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  92. Such a perfect recipe! The cake came out perfect...no cracks...Lovely!Also loved your Paneer Chilli and Tomato Rice!! You rock!!

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  93. What a perfect recipe...no cracks, just perfect! Loved your Chilli Paneer and Tomato Rice!! You rock!!

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  94. just made it ... Ohh I love your blog it helps me a lot !! keep posting new recipes

    love

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  95. Hey dear I have a question does these. Cakes rise well, cause with condensed milk they do rise but aft few min the air went out and they flatten

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  96. They wont get flattened, if its getting flattened so, then too much of water or you open the oven door before the cake is done.

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  97. hey wonderful recipe... One Question: what is the replacement for coco powder in frosting?? i want white frosting...pls reply..thanks

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    1. You can try white chocolate powder

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  98. hi
    i baked this one, but it is not baked in the center. what i did wrong. and mine is convection oven.

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    1. Did you preheated the oven before baking? Are you sure you heated in C or you baked at F?

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  99. yes i preheated it and in C only

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  100. Hi raks,
    i want to try this cake...but can i substitute curd with milk and oil with butter?

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  101. Hi raks,
    i want to try this cake...but can i substitute curd with milk and oil with butter?

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    1. Since I am also beginner in baking, not sure about the measures.

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