It was Valentine’s day and I was in the mood for some delicious cake. The aroma of this simple eggless butter cake made my home feel all warm and romantic. The baker in me can’t help getting all dreamy seeing freshly baked goodies out of the oven.
I decided to make the cake look a bit special and the initial plan was to have pretty red hearts on top. You might find a few between the messy but pretty red pattern. I am a bit partial to marble cakes you see. My mum’s eggless marble cake is still my favourite.
I have used home made beetroot powder for the red colour. You can also use fruit crushes or syrups to make your cake look colourful.
I am all for effortless baking, so before you start wondering about all the creaming and beating involved, here’s the deal- you don’t have to do any of that here. All you need is your electric mixer and a big smile on your face. Have fun while baking and your cake is going to be just perfect.
For an eggfree cake this butter cake has an excellent crumb and is perfect to make a layered cake too. It tastes a lot like the Iyengar bakery plain vanilla cake .
The addition of the chocolate ganache was more to try my hand on frosting a cake, which I seldom do. I honestly love a plain no-frills attached sort of cake. This cake tastes excellent plain and some chocolate to mark the occasion never does any harm.