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I like recipes that meet 3 main requirements: 1) no waiting time for butter to thaw and quick to whip up using oil, 2) doesn't require electric mixer and a hand whisk will do, and 3) would be great if it didn't need fancy ingredients as well. My schoolmate Najla, a self-employed baker in Calicut, who has turned out hundreds of cakes by now, graciously shared with me this easy recipe. Please adjust the baking time as per your pan size.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 8-inch cakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease two 8-inch cake pans.

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  • Beat sugar and 3/4 cup plus 3 1/2 tablespoons ghee together in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add flour; mix until incorporated.

  • Whisk eggs and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; add to the flour mixture and mix well. Add milk and baking powder; stir. Mix in lemon juice.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 104.7mg; sodium 66.3mg. Full Nutrition
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