Monday, February 20, 2012

Plain Cake

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Plain Cake ... Simple & easy cake recipe. Serve plain, dusted with icing sugar or with whipped cream & fresh fruits. Enjoy!!!

Plain Cake
Serves : 6

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • Few drops of yellow food color, optional
Method : 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 10"  x  7" ( or 8" square ) baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl till light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add essence and color. Beat well.
  • Sift in flour and baking powder, fold gently until well mixed.
  • Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. 
  • Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Slice and serve.

Sending this to these events :
Valentine Day Special , Dish For Loved Ones , Cakes, Cookies and Desserts , Bake Fest # 4 (of Bake Fest)

Linking this recipe to these :

A Round Tuit , Any One Can Cook , Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop , Friday Favorites , Hookin Up with HoH , It’s a Keeper Thursday , It's a Party! , More The Merrier Monday , {nifty thrifty sunday} , Savory Sunday , Savvy HomeMade Monday , Simply Link{Party} , Strut Your Stuff Saturday , Sundae Scoop , Sweet Indulgences Sunday , Sweet Tooth Friday , Sweets for a Saturday , Tasty Tuesday Party , The Sunday Showcase Party , These Chicks Cooked Link Party , Think Pink Sundays , Tuesday Confessional Link Party , Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party , Weekend Show Off Party , Full Plate Thursday , SYS Blog Link Party , fridays unfolded , Feature Yourself Friday , Freestyle Friday , Tuesday Talent Show , Thrifty Thursday , Delicately Constructed Friday! , Potpourri Party , Family Friday , Blog Stalking Thursday , Wicked Awesome Wednesday , Sweet Treats Thursday , Serenity Saturday , Shine On Fridays , Anything Goes Linky Party! , Anything Goes Linky , Creative Juice Thursday , Frugal Days Sustainable Ways , Creative Monday , Foodie Friday , Show Your Stuff , Sew Crafty Tuesday , Cast Party Wednesday , Crazy Sweet Tuesday , Recipe Round Up , Tea Party Tuesday , Famous {Linkz} Party , Recipe Party , From Scratch Friday , Naturally-Nifty Party , Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party , Tuesday DIY Linky Party , Bake with Bizzy

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!! 


  1. Oh dear. That looks so beautiful, soft and spongy

  2. This simple recipe is always a super hit...looks absolutely delicious

  3. Very nice seems so yummy! ab yeh btaen kay me yeh kesy taste ker sakti hun,,,tell me :) hehe..Lots of Love ~

  4. it looks very delicious i am no very good at baking but will try this one

  5. Look at that sponge...just so perfect and well textured!!
    I am madly in love with this; as easy it looks as yummy it must be.
    Thanks for linking. :)

  6. Love the texture of the cake..moist and spongy.

  7. super soft n yummy bake..All your baked goods are fabulous,Ambreen!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  8. I gave you an award today!!! Come check it out!


  9. Simply delicious and yummy looking cake. Looks simply stunning.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. I am always buying a favourite Madeira cake to put into fruit creams and just to eat in general - these recipe has said goodbye to that! I can just imagine it with amazing chocolate buttercream in the middle... I guess it takes away the plain ;)

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: 5 Min Wrap Pizza

  11. wow this looks so delicious I could just eat a piece :) Thanks for joining us at creative Mondays :)

  12. Beautiful! It sounds wonderful, simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up to the Recipe Party @ The Sweet Spot. I hope to see more great recipes from your blog next week!

  14. The cake looks simple yet very pretty. Would love to have it with a fruit compote. Lovely post

  15. This looks so good! I can't wait to try to make it. I'd love for you to link it up at our recipe party.

  16. You certainly made a plain cake look pretty and not very plain. It sounds yummy, Ambreen. Thanks for linking it up.

  17. hi ambreen, this is simply great for a change. pic looks pretty sweet. have a nice day

  18. Lovely - nice pattern you made with the icing dusting on top!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  19. Thank you so much everyone for your nice words :)

  20. They look perfect and very inviting too.

  21. It may be plain recipe, but your cake looks nothing but "plain".
    It looks soft and very tempting

  22. Very nice recipe Ambreen. A favourite at my house since this is without any icing

  23. I never knew a plain sponge cake could look that hot..! Way to go gal.! Thanx for linking up.

  24. Hi Ambreen,
    This is a wonderful cake that we will just love. We sometimes have a cake like this with fruit, it is so simple and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. What a nice cake. It really looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  26. Simple and delicious. Looks yummy. I will try it soon.

  27. so soft and looks delicious !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  28. That looks very lovely! I love the look just dusted with powdered sugar like that, delicious :)

  29. wow.. yummy.....looks awesome

    u have a nice space vth tasty recipe.visit mt when u find time.

  30. so moist n delicious.....super yummy....loved it absolutely :)

  31. I have lovely memories of being a newlywed (almost 40 years ago) and "plain cake" was the staple dessert on Sunday nights.

    Thanks for letting me reminisce ... and drool.

    Mary @ Sea Quilts

  32. Passei para uma visitinha.
    Ótima receita.
    Boa semana!


  33. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  34. Simple is always best! Thanks for the recipe!

  35. This looks so delicious and very easy to make! Those are the best recipes!! Thanks for sharing. We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  36. Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  37. I love simple recipes like this, they are always the best! And I like how you did a pattern with the sugar on top!

  38. Thanks Maria for visiting and for your nice words. Glad you like it :)

  39. Looks so yummy...i'll try this soon :)

  40. This looks so cute and spongy, would love to try this Ambreen :) yum


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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