Thursday, August 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Vaishali!!!!

Yes everybody ! It is Thursday the 17th of Aug and Vaishali's birthday today. Yes the same Vaishali (of Happy Burp) we all know who has shared with us innumerable scrumptious recipes and tantalised our senses with beautiful photographs. I am sure all of you would love to join in to wish her a Very Happy Birthday. And thats your cake Vaishali. Its not a show stopper where looks are concerned ,but where taste is concerned it is a winner. I made this delicious Banana Cake specially for your birthday,but I'm going to have to cut it and......eat it too. Sorry about that.


Here's how I made it:
  • 100 gms soft butter,
  • 175 gms caster sugar
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 225 gms self- raising flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 2 tblspns milk
  • 1 tspns vanilla essence

  • Procedure:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg c.
  • Prepare your cake tin by greasing it with butter and then dust it with flour.
  • Sift the flour and the baking powder together at least twice.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl for about 2 mins until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin. The tin should only be half filled with batter as the cake rises a lot.
  • Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 1 hour. Check the colour of the cake after 1/2 hour . If the top of the cake has browned nicely cover the cake loosely with an aluminium foil and then continue baking for 30 more. After the 1 hr baking time is up insert a knife in the centre of the cake. It should come out dry. if it does'nt, bake for another 5 to 10 mins.
  • Let the cake cool completely before turning it over onto a plate.
  • Cut into thick slices.
  • Wish Vaishali a Happy Birthday and dig in.

24 comments:

Manisha said...

Wow! What a great way to celebrate! And thanks for sharing this news with us!

Off to her blog to wish her now!

shammi said...

Oh WOW, what a beautiful DEEP cake, and what a nice thought to bake it for Vaish! :)

Vaishali said...

I don't believe this!!!!! Thanks!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Gawd....

archana said...

This cake is a true winner Anupama, we all can see the beauty of your heart in it. This is just amazing, Vaishali is one lucky girl. I am going to go over to her blog to wish happy B-Day

Ashwini said...

You are such a sweetheart Anupama. The cake is just the right touch of 'home'

KrishnaArjuna said...

Thats a great cake Anupama! Hatsoff to you!!

Shankari said...

wow...that is so sweeet of you Anupama...

shilpa said...

You are so sweet. Nice cake...Thanks for posting abt Vaishali's biday. Such a beautiful cake :).

Nabeela said...

thanks for informing us anupama, off to happy burp now :)

Linda said...

Now this is really fitting, Anupama, since I clicked on your link at Vaishali's blog! Banana cake looks delicious :)

Priya said...

WOW ..thats a wonderful gesture...great work Anupama

Vineela said...

Hi anupama,
Thanks for the information.
Vineela

Annita said...

Super delicious cake,Anupama...And ur thought is really appreciated!!

Anupama said...

Gosh! After reading all the comments I think it was worth all the effort. Of course I had great fun doing it and the anticipation of seeing all your comments was really exciting. Hope you all try out the cake.

Mythili said...

Anupama,

That is a great idea. I think we should start an event around this.

I will do that .. each month we can celebrate our dear bloggers' birthday with some delicious recipes (if you don't mind). I will come up with something and notify you of that. Once again your warmth had me bowled over :)

Chandrika said...

You are such a thoughtful person..!! Your cake is as sweet as you are...On my way to wish Vaishali...

Menu Today said...

Hi Anu,
Soooooo Nice of You!!!

Nandita said...

Wooo! Vaishali must be on cloud 10. ANupama, you are sweeet! Guess what, I tried your caramel pudding, albeit with Splenda, turned out purrfect in my Hawkins...it's the first time I made one..It's a sure hit:)

Puspha said...

Ur soo sweet, Anu.

Anupama said...

Wow nandita, i have never tried anything with a sweetner. Glad to know that it came out well . maybe I'll try it with splenda now

Foodie's Hope said...

What a nice gesture to bake a cake for a blog friend!! Vaishali is a lucky girl. Good work !!

ANJALI J. said...

i just loved ur cakes... they look so delicious.. yum!

Smita said...

hi anupama,
i keep making cakes from ur blog whnever i get time thnks for such beautiful receipes. i just had one query about the banana cake tht u prepared for vaishali..... can v use all purpose flour instead of self raising flour whnever mentioned. pls reply soon

New year cakes delivery in hyderabad said...

Great cake. superrb:)