Basic Plain Cake # BundtBakers

This is the best basic recipe for simple, fluffy, moist plain  cake, perfect for evening tea.  This is an East Indian Cake where in both semolina and all purpose flour is used.  This cake batter is prepared at night and baked next day morning.  My mother used to make us stir this cake with granulated sugar and we use to stir it with big wooden stick with round dome at the bottom.  I  used the electric blender to make  the batter.   Prepared the batter early in the morning and baked it in the evening. 
My father loved this cake, he used to have it for tea.  I took this recipe from my Aunt who still prepares this cake the traditional way.  This is totally different recipe and it taste delicious.  
Preapred one in the Bundt pan and rest of the batter in a square pan for our Khichdi party.   


250 Grams Fine Semolina
200 Grams All Purpose Flour
500 Grams Granulated Sugar
400 Grams Butter - I used salted 
8 Large Eggs
1 + 1 Teaspoon  Vanilla essence
1 Teaspoon Heaped Baking powder 


Mix the semolina and flour together, keep aside.
In a large bowl  cream the butter and sugar till light and creamy,  add an egg at a time and continue beating till all the eggs are incorporated.  Then add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and continue beating.  Add the semolina mix a curry spoon at a time and continue beating at low speed till all the semolina and flour is well incorporated.  Cover this bowl with a clean cloth and keep it overnight or for at least 8 hours.  

After 8 hours  preheat the oven to 180 degrees.  

Oil the baking pans well.

Add the baking powder and remaining teaspoon of vanilla  essence, mix it well into then batter, pour this into the prepared baking pans and bake for around 40 - 45 minutes or till a skewer insert come out clean.
Cool the cake, then un mold it. 
 I dusted the bundt cake with icing sugar which is not needed, just for a good pic..  
Slice the bundt cake,  as we enjoying this cake, I remembered my dad and  mum and missed them so much.  Shared all my memories of them with hubby and daughter.

Thank you Felice for choosing this awesome theme, revived all those special and wonderful times spent with our parents.
And this went for our Khichdi party.

Labels : Cakes, Bundt Bakers, East Indian
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Sneha I love that you made a traditional cake in a bundt pan. It is so wonderful that #BundtBakers has members from all around the world so that we get to try out new recipes that we otherwise may have missed out on, and we share memories together.

  2. Not being a frosting person, I just love this recipe. Thanks Sneha.

  3. Now this is my type of icing or frosting in sight! Looks lovely!

  4. Fantastic!!! A plain cake is the best!!!! I love it!!! XOXO

  5. This is such a usable recipe. I like very much simple traditional recipes, as they are always surprise me with a good flavor. I have never baked anything with semolina flour, and this is such a good opportunity to start. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Everyone needs a Bundt like this in every homes cookbook. People often don't realize just how tasty a basic Bundt recipe can be. This one looks beautiful.🐝💜

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