Guest Post by Sushma of Authentic Food Delights
Sushma’s Authentic Food Delights is a food blog that I admire and follow since I started blogging. I was supposed to request a guest post for my 50th post, but somehow it was postponed and so I didn’t want to miss a special 75th post. Sushma was one of the first persons who regularly visited my blog. If you are looking for some quick, simple and tasty Indo –Chinese recipes or some authentic Indian recipes, then you should visit her blog, Authentic Food Delights. It is gem of a blog with the best recipes in the blogosphere! So please welcome Sushma to share her wonderful recipe as a 75th post on my blog !! This is Sush in her own words -
When SE asked me to do a guest post, I easily accepted to do one. SE is a close friend of mine and love the blog as it has some of the unique dishes that are posted. Here is one of my favorite recipes and celebrating SE’s 75th post with a Vanilla Sponge Cake !!!
Vanilla Sponge Cake With Fresh Cream Icing
3/4 cup Maida
3/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup sugar(in original recipe it was ¾ cup,but u can use ur own taste)
1 tsp baking powder
2 pinches of soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp vanilla sugar(optional)
3 tbsp Milk
3/4 cup heavy whipped cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
6-7 tbsp icing sugar
3-4 apricots sliced
1 cup chocolate flakes or grated chocolate
For the cake
1.Sieve Maida,baking powder,soda and keep aside
2.Separate the egg yolk and Egg whites.
3.With the help of Electric Beater whisk egg whites then add half of the sugar and whisk well for 2-3 mins till till becomes fluffy and white and it forms peaks and then keep aside
4.In another bowl whisk egg yellow with remaining sugar until smooth and then add the melted butter, vanilla essence,vanilla sugar and mix till creamy consistency.
5.Now add the Egg white mixture to it and mix it lightly till the consistency is smooth now add maida little by little and carefully blend well till smooth and then add enough milk to get a semi-thick batter
6.Pour the batter in a greased cake mould and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 40 minutes or till done
7.Cool it completely on a wire rack before the icing
For the Icing
In a bowl add the cream and the sugar,vanilla essence and beat it well with the help of an electric beater till peak forms
Spread the icing over the cake evenly on all the sides
Decorate it with sliced apricots at the sides of the cake and cherry at the corners and chocolate flakes on all the sides of it
Let it set for few more minutes and then slice it and serve when required
THANKS SUSH FOR THE WONDERFUL POST !!!