Maida – 300 gms
Curd – 1 cup
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 150-180 gms
Baking powder – 1 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil – 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 1/2 tsp
Beat sugar and curd until sugar completely dissolves.
Add baking powder, baking soda to this mixture and mix well.
Let it rest for 5 minutes.The mixture will be bubbly and frothy.
Meanwhile,Sieve maida and keep aside. Now add cooking oil, vanilla essence and mix well.
Slowly add maida in small portions at a time and blend with wet ingredients.
Whisk it gently till all the ingredients mix together to form a creamy mixture.
Preheat oven to 200 C for 10 mins. Grease the baking pan,add a spoonful of dry flour, tap and turn the flour in the pan, so as to coat the pan with flour (dusting of pan with flour) and pour the batter
Bake in preheated oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins, then reduce temperature to 180 deg C and bake it for 20 minutes
Now gently brush the surface of cake with around 1 tbsp of milk,and bake the cake further for around 8-10 minutes.
Check by pricking the toothpick in the center.If it comes out clean the cake is done.
Allow it to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer the cake on the cooling rack.
Slice it after an hour, and enjoy moist, soft, delicious vanilla cake