Saturday, November 10, 2012


Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes
I don't usually care for the amount of eggs in a recipe I am about to try because I love eggs,especially hardboiled eggs.When I say hardboiled,it should be perfectly hardboiled.No rubber like yolks for me,please!Okay,now lets get back to the topic. Well,Kannur is not a place where you can get wonderful ingredients for baking.I know it,so Amma and myself stock up really well. But on how on earth will we know that there will be shortage of eggs,especially in a place where there are atleast 3 bakeries on a street!
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Well,it happened.Kannur town was out of eggs,for almost a week and that was too long for me to wait,without baking a cake of some sort. Our house is swamped with guests these days,to see our Ian vaava. So we need something,and when I say something,it has to be homemade because Amma & I cannot think of serving  anything storebought to our guests.
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The hunt for something eggless started.I found way too many recipes online but only a few grabbed my attention. When I chose this recipe,it reminded me that I had tried out the same a few years ago and found the cake to be very oily.I thought of giving it a second chance and it worked just fine.
Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes
I had some buttercream with me,from the movie star's cake,so tinted it pink and used it to decorate the perfect cupcake tops.I usually don't go for such lavish decor on my baked goods for our daily consumption but since it's for the lovely folks who are visiting us,I didn't think twice.
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Recipe by Nita Mehta as seen on Recipe on Click

Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes
300g all purpose flour
250 ml thick plain yogurt
150-180 g granulated sugar
125 ml oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Method: Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350F. Line your 12- cup cupcake tin.

In a large bowl,beat the yogurt until smooth.Add granulated sugar and beat till dissolved completely.Add baking powder,baking soda and mix to combine.Leave aside for 5 minutes or until frothy.Add oil,vanilla and beat to mix.Spoon in flour little by little and fold it into the batter.Beat with beaters for 30 secs to make the batter smooth and lump free.Pour into tins and bake for 25-30 mins or till done.Cool in the tin for 5 mins,remove and cool completely before frosting.

For the Vanilla Buttercream recipe,click here.

Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes
Ritchie loved the frosting and mentioned that he likes cupcakes with eggs better.I found these to be really moist and perfect for eggless days!


Rashida Shaikh said...

It looks so good...

Chelle B said...

These look so delicious.

My Kitchen Antics said...

love the pics ria...my french yoghurt cake follows almost the same recipe except for the addition of eggs. Im really glad it can make awesome cakes without eggs as well. is the lack of eggs due to some chicken-based virus. My mum was saying they havent had chicken in like forever cos its banned in triv apparently.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous is the word :) i love the rose icing makes it look pretty... i love this yogurt cake and to pair it with an icing makes it a good blend.

Divya Kudua said...

Love the pink roses you have piped!Nita Mehta's recipe comes out great,I turn to this recipe(and the chocolate version too)whenever I am required to go eggless.Looks like you are having a great time in Kannur,enjoy!

Priya Suresh said...

Stunning beauties, cant believe its eggless, loving that attractive pinky roses.

Chitra said...

Lovely recipe. Bookmarked !

Unknown said...

Heyy!! thanks for this recipe.. My cupcakes turned out amazing!! :)

Lena Jayadev said...

woww..those buttercream roses are stunning Ria..cupcake looks really soft and moist.

Ria, i have few queries. i asked to so many bloggers and didn get a proper answer.
1. whenever i make muffins , after few hours the topside becomes sticky. i use normal granulated sugar and butter in the quantity 115g sugar, flour, butter + 2 eggs and bake for 12 minutes. hw can i avoid the sticky top?

2. when i use decorative paper cases, after baking the design doesn look attractive. it fades out the color outside to a slightly burned design. i bake in 150degrees instead of 180 as my OTG is really hot. hw can i avoid these Ria..?

Ria Mathew said...

Kavi, thank you!

Lena,it's been a long time! Hope all is well with you.

1.I know what you are talking about. I've noticed it only in recipes which calls for oil instead of butter.So cannot really think of any reason as to why that could happen! Is it humid,where you live?

2. Choose better cupcake liners, Lena. The ones we find here are of poor quality.They kind of absorb the fat and become greasy and dull.

Hope this helps!

Unknown said...

Hi Ria, Lovely. I was looking for a eggless cupcake and yours came in so handy. Tried them. tasted good but didn't come out moist. It was hard after a day. Where did I go wrong, am very new to baking so cant really guess.

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