Plain Cake layered and cut to demonstrate the baked cake
This recipe is called Plain Cake because it is a basic cake recipe that you can either eat as it is or decorate in several ways. You may apply frosting or cream or sandwich it with jam. I like it sliced with butter & tea. You may also bake it in any shaped pan including muffin pans. This cake tastes a lot like a Pound Cake, Sponge cake or Queen Cake that I often had in South Africa. There is an image of this plain cake in the header above as well as on the right & below
There are also images of Lamingtons which were created from this basic cake. Follow the recipes for details
Be sure to lightly dab the baking pan with oil before you add the dough. You may also use the empty butter wrappers to coat baking pans, thus using up the last traces of butter on the wrappers.
Remember to use oven gloves or dish cloths to hold hot items from the oven. When cool, serve plain, or with butter (the vegan type if you prefer that) & enjoy with tea or your favorite beverage.
Here is the recipe for A Basic Plain Cake
Different containers may be used
The batter well mixed and ready to go into baking pans
Plain Cake cut into shapes & dipped in syrup & rolled in coconut
Those on special diets should substitute ingredients that comply with a particular health condition.
Long before I began cooking & baking, my sisters, Maya and Dharam were seasoned cooks. Both are vegetarians and Maya also cooks meat dishes for her husband and son. Although she does not taste any of the meat dishes she is always complimented about her excellent cooking.
Dharam began experimenting with egg-less cakes and had some excellent results. She passed on her recipes to me. This plain cake recipe has been adapted from her original recipe.
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