Friday, April 08, 2011

The Never Fail Cake!!!


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World cup fever is almost down....I still remember the first time when the Indian team won the world cup....it was way back in 1983....I was 11 at that time..... fast-forward to 2011, I watched World cup match with my kids and hubby.....how time flies.....


As soon as summer vacation set in my brothers kids gave a surprise visit....they were here for almost a week....so with 5 kids in and around the house....made me completely busy.....and the reason for my absence from blogging.




I made this cake and was totally impressed with its texture and how quick and easy it was to make. Infact I made this cake thrice in a row now....I stumbled upon this Betty Crocker recipe here. Now, why did I title the cake as The Never Fail Cake and not The Yellow Cake or The Sponge Cake.....because it came out perfect each time I made it....it did not sink...did not crumble...had the most perfect texture....too perfect....well you can see it for yourself....and lets get baking!!!.


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup/100 gm butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


Method:

1. Preheat oven. Grease bottom and sides of 2 round pans with butter and dust flour.


2. Beat all ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.



3. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally; pour into pan(s).


4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 180 degree C or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
5. Cool completely on wire rack.

When completely cooled cut into squares and store them for your hungry brats!!!
Enjoy!!!.
Sharing with Fat camp Friday, Katie's Cucina, Hearth and soul hop, Full plate Thursday, Sweets for a Saturday.

An update:
This has become a huge success with my blogger friends so sharing Savita's post here
Check out how Sabina made this cake and posted on her blog.

69 comments:

  1. oh thanks, i was looking for a recipe like this.. i had asked u, no?

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  2. delicious and so spongy.. love this cake. very simple and prefectly baked.. looks tempting..

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  3. simple cake. perfect for tea.U have wonderful recipes.

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  4. Delicious simple cakes. Nicely baked.

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  5. wat a lovely cake and so perfect.bookmarking this lovely cake.wow....

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  6. PErfectly baked cake... Looks like the ones we get in bakery... Bookmarking this recipe dear..

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  7. Spongy and yummy cake,perfectly baked

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  8. The cakes look so perfect :) Really tempting and yummy :)

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  9. Perfect cake Nisa... will try this:)Enjoy your summer vacation!

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  10. Hi Nisa,
    This is a really good basic white cake. A great recipe that everyone need in their cake recipe collection. It looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  11. cool, its an awesome tea time cake!

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  12. perfectly baked looks so yummy and soft

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  13. its always nice to have an easy recipe at hand.....thhat looks great...i love this cake we have this in kerala.....

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  14. This makes me remember the home made amma's cake. Lots of love and sweetness it what it had as an extra ingredient than the shop bought one.

    Nice prepration Nisa

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  15. Soo spongy and prefectly baked cake..

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  16. What a simple n yummy recipe:-) Cake looks soo moist n perfect!!

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  17. Simple is often the best. That's a perfect cake to have with my afternoon tea. I hope you're having a lovely weekend Nisa!

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  18. Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

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  19. Loved loved loved it.... this is one of my fav cake recipe.. The last pic reminded me of my childhood days when mom used to bake this cake and cut into pieces as seen in last pic... That would be for our tiffins and tea time snacks... Thank you very much for sharing this recipe... Love u for doing that... Love those childhood memories. God bless u dear.. And thanks for ur lovely comments on my blog... Love Samira

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  20. First time in your blog. Cake looks so moist and perfect.

    Sneha

    http://inspirationalartofcooking.blogspot.com/

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  21. aw. Perfect like a tea cake..

    new to ur blog n happy to follow u

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  22. There is nothing like a good, basic (and delicious) cake recipe. Yours looks lovely and is a great recipe to keep on hand. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

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  23. The cake looks perfect! Is it a butter cake? I think I'll be trying this out once I get home because my youngest sis loves this kind of cake. :)

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  24. You've definitely hit upon a winner! It looks perfect. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi Nisa,
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cake with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! Have a wonderful week end!

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  26. Just to let you know, Sweets for a Saturday linky party is now open and you can come down and link up your fantastic cake. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

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  27. Hello,thanks for sharing this one.I find it so difficult at times to bake.I am your newest follower. Hope you can drop by and check my blog. www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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  28. I love the words "never" and "fail" when it comes to baking a cake.

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  29. Ditto what Mama J said: Never and fail spells perfect!

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  30. Looks amazing! I have a homemade chocolate frosting on my blog that would go amazing with this cake!

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  31. Your cake looks so delicious! New to your blog - everything looks really lovely!

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  32. Chechi, I am going to make this.. What temperatue did u bake the cake?" Priya

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  33. Wonderful recipe made it and posted on my blog am tagging ur recipe do visit my blog when u find time...Thanku...came out well...my family really enjoyed and my daughter has been taking it to school for her snack box for this week...without any grumbling...Keep posting recipe like this...i like the butter quantity in this recipe and the texture was so soft and fluffy...

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  34. My blog address : http://sabcancook.blogspot.com/

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  35. @Sabina, Yay!! I am glad that it turned out well and that ur daughter enjoyed it. It sure is a never fail cake!! and soft and fluffy. Thanks a lot for trying out my recipe and posting it in your blog..Keep visiting!!!

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  36. When do we add in the milk??it isnt mentioned in ur recipe!?!!

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  37. Nabeela-thanks a bunch for stopping by....this is the most sought after cake in my house and I make this often as it holds very well for icing...about adding milk you can add half in the beginning and half towards the end...its alright to add more milk (if needed) to get the fluffy batter. Hope this helps.

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  38. i tried this cake last week. my little one could not control eating . i could see his little hands searching again for his share !!
    I would alter this recipe and plan to make a marble cake with a bit of chocolate swirls..
    now am gonna try ur orange cake with chocolate satin icing next week
    thanks chechi

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  39. am i the only one who cant what temp the oven should be

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  40. Anonymous-thanks for pointing it out...its 180 degree C...that's the standard baking temp for all my baked goodies...Keep visiting. Cheers.

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  41. Hey chechy...this is a great recipe.

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  42. Sorry this may be a stupid question but I just want to clarify.

    Is it 2x 1/4 cups of flour (i.e. 1/2 cups of flour overall) or is it 2 and 1/4 cups of flour (i.e. 2 and 1/4 cups of flour overall )?

    And is it 1x 1/2 cup of sugar or just 1 and a 1/2 cup of sugar?

    And same with milk.

    Thanks.

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    1. Anonymous-Apologize for the delay in replying to your query...it is 2 cups plus 1/4 cup ....same with the rest...hope this helps...have a great day.

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  43. What abt sugar is it the powdered one?

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    1. S. Thomas-Thanks for stopping by...no not powdered sugar, just ordinary sugar is fine.....cream or beat it with the rest...I have mentioned it clearly...hope this helps.

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  44. dear nisa ,
    the cake was wonderfull...The only thing is it took 40 minutes more for me to get it bake. I used a pyrex round bowl.was it causing the delay...Does the square metal trays help? Any way it was the first perfect cake which i baked in my microwave oven.
    Thanks.
    Ann

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  45. dear nisa,
    tried your cake it was wonderfull. it was taking more time..may b because of my bowl. I used a round pyrex bowl. does the square tin trays help?.anyway the cake was perfect...

    thanks

    ann

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  46. Sorry dear friend I can't agree with the name coz it failed miserably to me Eventhough I followed the recipe honestly.

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  47. Hi Nisa

    Is this a one bowl cake? Do we have to cream butter and sugar first and then proceed with the other ingredients or just have to mix it all at once?

    I tried your sweet corn chicken soup and homemade tomato sauce recipe....both turned out really well... I love your recipes specially because they are very easy to follow....

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    1. Hi Indu, thanks a ton for stopping by with these amazing feedbacks...so glad that you enjoyed them...yes this is a one bowl cake...one of my fav :-) In case u are looking for more cake recipes, I have added thumbnails of my favourite cakes on the side bar!! Happy baking!

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  48. So sorry to hear this Anusha...wish I could help you!

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  49. Hey Nisa...I tried this cake last week...it turned out super...everyone loved it...thank you very much

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  50. Hi, I am fan of your blog. .more simple short cut method. .useful for working women like me. ..i tried many of your recipes came out well. . I want to start baking..so started with this cake ,both in OTG and convection oven, in both half remained in the pan... taste, texture too good all liked it, but I don't know where i went wrong. . Give your expert advice. ..

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    1. That is because the cake pan was not greased well....next time try lining the cake pan with butter paper (parchment paper) or if you have a nonstick pan...it would save you from the trouble.....hope this helps...thanks for stopping by :)

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  51. Hi Nisa

    We have tried this tooo...The cake was super moist & yummy....Thanks for the recipe & appreciate your effort in sharing some great tastes out here...

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  52. Made this cake yesterday! So spongy and perfect! Just threw all the ingredients in a bowl and kept my mixer on med-hi until there were no more lumps! So good!!! Even licked the bowl!!

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    1. So very glad to hear this!! Thank you for stopping by with the feedback! Job of licking the bowl clean is now taken up by my kids :)

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  53. Hai Nisa..

    I liked your blog and tried many recipes,it came out well. All the best wishes. Can u tell me the qty of Flour, Sugar and Butter in grams. And also the size of cake tins which u used here.

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  54. Hello Nisa,

    This cake looks yummmmmmm..... one more time..ur clicks r soooo gud...I would like to know if this cake is perishable...... bcoz next week my sis and her kids are coming to meet us and i want to bake this cake 2 days before that. is the cake will be alright if i keep in an air tight container?? both mine and her kids love this type of cakes and i want them to enjoy this till the last piece...plz help....

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    1. Haritha, two days I guess is okay but it also depend on the climate. To be on the safer side, refrigerate it...you can always bring it to room temp or warm it up.

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  55. Hi Nisa,
    This recipe looks simple and so tasty ymmmyy............
    I tried it but became a great failure. The middle portion is not getting cooked. I baked as per ur direction in microwave oven in convection mode for about 45 minutes. the outer portion turned golden brown but middle portion remained sticky. then i changed to microwave+ convection mode and it turned to cookie. But it was so tasty that kids finished it in no time. I want to know what went wrong? Please give your suggestion

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  56. Hi Anon- I do not own a microwave nor advise one for baking cakes; pls try to make in an OTG oven for better results....thanks for stopping by with the feedback.

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