Sunday, 15 May 2011

Vanilla Tea Cake

I recently visited IBCA and procured some aluminium baking pans and other accessories. I was thrilled to be trying out earlier recipes on these new pans compared to the unpredictable glass dishes. So the first recipe I tried out was the Vanilla Tea cake from I had perfected this with my glass dish and I wanted to fine tune the oven temp and time with the aluminium pan.

Here's how:


2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (unsalted, at room temp)
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 180 degree C and line a 8" square pan.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Beat butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add 1 egg at a time and beat well after each addition.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the vanilla extract.
Beat until combined. Alternately add the flour and milk in 3 additions,
starting and ending with the flour.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

If the cake starts browning too quickly, then after about 12-14 minutes,
cover loosely with a foil.

Cool for 10 minutes and then invert on wire rack and remove pan and
parchment paper. Cool completely and cut into pieces.

 The cake turned out soft and good. Folks at home loved the golden brown crust. I totally agree, the picture does not do credit ;)

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Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking cake perfect for tea time

Anonymous said...

Gr8. Hey i m from bangalore too & got to know about IBCA. Hows it? Did you get all the baking supplies & bakewares there?Did you find pection there which is used for jam making.- Rajasree.

aipi said...

Absolutely delectable ~perfectly baked!
US Masala

Priya Kumar said...

IBCA is a one-stop destination for all baking accessories for an amateur. I didn't find tube and bundnt pans there. You get all baking ingredients and some types of cake pans too. I did not notice Pectin there; but I could have easily missed it. The place is more like a pantry. I found canned blueberries, strawberries and other fruits, and even gelatin. You could call them up and find out before you visit.

Geetha Naik said...

Hi Priya, This is Geetha Naik . How r u doing ? When I thought of doing some experiment with baking, The first person came to my mind is you :).. stunning pics and posts of bakes here..
looks like u got busy , no recent posts :(

I do have a very basic query .. what you mean by 1 cup measurement? Is it 16 tbsp like in US or 250ml like in UK or anything else? i dont have standard cup with me. pl help :)

Priya Kumar said...

Hi Geetha, great to hear from you... I use the US measurements. So 1 cup = ~240 ml.

I have seen the measuring cup sets (1, 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4) in some supermarkets. Similarly there are measuring spoon sets (1 tbsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp) too.

1 tbsp = 15 ml
1 tsp = 5 ml