Hey There. Few months back I celebrated my birthday. Well not like party celebration but like last year I like to prepare something myself and distribute it in office. Last time it was carrot pudding or famously known as gajar ka halwa. This time I decided to have a cake. And not to disappoint my vegetarian friends I decided to go for an eggless version. I was pleasantly surprised when everyone claimed it to be too good. It was soft, the sweetness was perfect and the chocolate syrup I had poured on top was like ‘icing on the cake’. J is that too much cakey and sweet for you. Well birthdays are meant to be that right?

This is not a round cake as is the custom. I thought for even cake pieces it would be better to bake a square or rectangle cake. Moving on to the recipe.

1Recipe Source here


All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 1/2 cup / 180 grams
Sugar – 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup / 240 ml
Oil – 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Milk as needed to thin the batter a little


  1. Preheat oven at 180 o celcius
  2. Oil a square or rectangle pan with oil and dust it with a little flour. Dust off the excess flour.
  3. In a bowl take yogurt, oil, sugar, salt and vanilla essence and whisk well.
  4. Take a sieve and over it add maida, baking soda and baking powder. Sieve it in.
  5. Fold the batter till nicely mixed in.
  6. Add little milk to make the batter a little thin.
  7. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and tap the pan once to remove the air bubbles.
  8. Bake it for 40 to 45 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Let the pan cool down a bit.
  11. Invert the cake to cooling rack and let it cool completely.
  12. Serve with generously poured chocolate syrup.2

I am sure if you serve this to kids or your friends everyone is will love it.



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