Wednesday, September 5, 2007

LEMON SPONGE CAKE


I am generally a very poor baker. I put a lot of efforts, but though the cake would taste good at some parts, i.e, the part that is edible, but it would either be uncooked somewhere, or it would crumble or it would be too gooey!! I once actually gave up and promised that I will never ever waste my energy and the ingredients and not to mention the power to bake another cake, but seeing all the wonderful bakers on the blogworld I thought I'd give myself one more chance....just this last one, so I make a Strawberry cake last week, it tasted wonderful, but was a little gooey. I thought I'd give myself yet another last chance, so yesterday evening I tried this Lemon Sponge Cake, n it did come out pretty o.k., i.e, o.k. enough to keep me trying more...

Here goes the recipe. This time I am be posting a photograph too, which I took from my mobile camera the quality is not very good though.

Ing -
1- 1/2 cup - maida/refined flour
1/2 cup - butter / ghee
1 cup - sugar
2 - eggs
1/4 cup - curd
a pinch of salt
1 tsp - baking powder
1 tsp - baking soda
1 tbsp - lemon rind
1 tbsp - lemon juice
yellow colour - as per your preference


Method -

Seive together the maida, salt, baking powder and soda. Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy
Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition
Now into this egg mixture add the maida and curd alternatively and mix well.
Lastly add the lemon juice, rind and the colour Once again mix well.
I used the spoon to beat the batter with a light hand.
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Grease a baking dish and bake for about 50-55 mins, cheking with a toothpick to see if the cake is done.


My husband gave the cake a 4-1/2 out of 5, and Diji (my friend in office) said it was good. Both of them are my guinea pigs!! and wait till they read this, I will have nobody to experiment upon. My brother was earlier my enslaved guinea pig, but he has left me and gone to Mumbai.

2 comments:

rv said...

Hey u r like me i guess:) i too had almost given up hope abt baking, but then i decided one last time where i did lot of research on internet abt proper baking and stuff and found out what mistake i was doing, anyways loved ur sponge cake:) u truly write well:) i keep reading the explanation before each recipe , its so nice:)

Shella said...

Roopa

I am also trying to correct my mistakes & am glad I didnt give up hope on baking. Now have to try my hand in baking breads. That's my next target. I would also like to try iciing my cakes, but somehow refrain at this stage because of the added cals.