Friday, 1 August 2014

Eggless Custard Powder Cake

  I love cakes with a touch of another ingredient than just plain flour. So adding the custard powder is a low fat bake as it would be comfortable for regular baking... :)

Custard powder is for people who wanted an alternative to eggs. It looks a lot like cornflour and the reason being that the base used is cornstarch along with salt and vanilla flavorings.Yellow coloring gives the custard just enough color to look as though there are plenty of eggs in it... :)

To make a recipe with custard powder, the basic steps followed is as follows:
Combine sugar, milk and custard powder in a broad pan to make a paste. Add hot milk and stir till sugar dissolves and becomes a thick creamy sauce. Use as required. But now I didn't followed.

Use custard powder sauces over puddings, cakes and other desserts.
· Pour over mixed fruits to make fruit salad with custard. (My next post)
· Use as a sauce poured over jellies.
· Combine with mixed fruits and pour over tart shells to make fruit tarts.

Health Benefits: It is a good alternative for people who want to avoid eggs. It thus aids in minimizing the cholesterol levels in a custard. But homemade custard is made from eggs, milk and sugar and is very healthy for you.

  • All Purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla flavored Custard Powder - 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 1/4 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Milk - 1 and 1/2 cups  
  1. First add milk in a bowl add butter mix well. Then add powdered sugar, so that it dissolves quickly.
  2. Sieve all purpose flour, custard powder and baking powder then add them to the milk butter mixture.
  3. Mix until a creamy batter is formed.Preheat the oven to 180 deg C for 10mins.
  4. Then grease a baking pan with a butter paper and pour the batter into it & bake the cake for 30-35mins. Test by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake before you switch off.

  •  You can add Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp only if you are using cornflour.
  •  If you want more low fat version use demerara sugar so your cake may little brown in color.

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