≡ Menu

Eggless Cardamom Cake

eggless cardamom cake

Eggless Cardamom Cake

Some of my friends surprised us on our anniversary last month with a cake. It is such a great thing to take out some time from our busy schedule and have fun with friends, at the same time making someone feel very special. One of my friends had her birthday last week. We decided to surprise her by showing up at her place with a cake and food. Since she is a  vegetarian, I decided to bake an eggless cardamom cake.

I am little bit intimidated by eggless cakes. I usually bake cake with eggs, somehow I feel the eggless cakes become more dense. Whenever I have to bake an eggless cake, I usually bake date cake. I have baked this for my friends many times, so I wanted something different. When I was looking for the recipe, I came across Madhuram’s eggless vanilla cake. It looked very interesting. from there, I got to the original recipe from AllRecipes. I followed that version mostly with some minor modifications. As mentioned in many comments there, I used cake flour – all purpose flour + corn starch mixture. I replaced vanilla with freshly ground cardamom. The aroma of the cake was divine. When it was baking, my entire apartment filled with  sweet cardamom aroma. The cake was not too fluffy like a cake with eggs, but it was soft and very tasty. I added a layer of strawberry jam in between two layers of cake for some extra taste.

eggless cardamom cake13
I used cream cheese – butter frosting to decorate the cake. Instead of using the whole milk, I added cream. I also added a pinch of  cardamom powder to the frosting. The frosting tasted so great and went well with the cake. I made the chocolate flowers and leaves using modeling chocolate. The recipe and  method to make the modeling chocolate and roses can be found at Veena’s art of cake. (OMG, I am in love with that site, just check out all her tutorials!. I have learned so much from her in last few weeks). I mixed some of that melted modeling chocolate and mixed with frosting to write Happy Birthday on the cake.

eggless cardamom cake11

My friends loved the cake. My efforts paid off. A big hats off to my 4 month old to let me work on the cake!.

Pictorial :
Peel and powder cardamom. Sieve together all purpose flour, corn flour, baking soda and baking powder.
eggless cardamom cake1eggless cardamom cake2
Take butter, orange juice, condensed milk and cardamom. Beat well to mix. (It is a good idea to beat butter first and then add other things to avoid splattering!). Then slowly add the flour mix a little at a time and mix well.
eggless cardamom cake3 eggless cardamom cake4
Add the batter in a greased pan. The batter is pretty thick, but it will bake beautifully. Bake in preheated oven.
eggless cardamom cake5 eggless cardamom cake6
Let the cake cool and then cut horizontally. Spread some strawberry jam in between(optional).
eggless cardamom cake7 eggless cardamom cake8
Keep the top layer. Make the icing and decorate the cake (optional step).
eggless cardamom cake9eggless cardamom cake10

Eggless Cardamom Cake
Print
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
A very fragrant eggless cardamom cake, that is flavored with Orange juice and freshly ground cardamom
Ingredients
  • 2 and ½ cups cake flour (see notes below)
  • 2 tea spns baking powder
  • 1 tea spn baking soda
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ⅛ tea spn freshly ground cardamom powder
  • 1 cup butter (I used salted butter)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350F for about 10mins.
  2. Grease a baking dish with butter and flour, keep aside.
  3. Sieve together dry ingredients - cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and keep aside.
  4. Take condensed milk, orange juice, cardamom powder, butter in a bowl and beat till mixed.
  5. Add the flour mixture a little at a time and mix till combined.
  6. Bake at 350F for about 40-45mins till a tooth pick inserted in the center comes clean.
Notes
I did not have cake flour. So I made it at home. Take 2 and ½ cups all purpose flour and take out 5 tbl spns from from it. Add 5 tbl spn corn starch to it. I used a 8" pan which became a tad smaller. 9" pan as specified in original recipe would be perfect

eggless cardamom cake12

Sharing is caring...Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter1Pin on Pinterest0Share on TumblrShare on Google+3Email this to someone

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Danni Eldred August 20, 2014, 8:00 am

    You did a lovely job decorating that cake. The cake recipe sounds really scrumptious, too!

    • chandralekha August 28, 2014, 9:19 am

      OWESOME REALLY MOUTH WATERING CAKE

  • Swapna K August 21, 2014, 11:19 am

    The cake decoration is awesome. I am going to try it :)

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Current ye@r *