Credit for this cake goes to my friend Deepa Vikram Rao
Ingredients : Maida - 1 and 1/2 cups (200 gms) Plain yogurt(Curd) - 1 cup (250 ml) Granulated Sugar - 3/4 cup (165 gms) Baking soda - 1/2 tsp Baking powder - 1 and 1/4 tsp Cooking oil - 1/2 cup (125 ml) Vanilla essence - 1 and 1/2 tsp Almonds chopped-10 to 15 (Add to the batter n keep few pieces to garnish on top)Milk - 1 tbsp (just for brushing the top)
Sieve maida twice and keep aside.Cream sugar and curd until sugar completely dissolves. Add baking powder, baking soda to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Leave aside for 5 mins and you can see the bubbles appearing. Now add vanilla essence, cooking oil and mix well. Next slowly add maida in portions at a time and blend with wet ingredients. Beat well with a whisk until creamy and thick.
Preheat oven to180 deg C for 10mins. Meanwhile grease a butter paper, lay it in the cake tin or loaf pan and pour the batter to the tin and keep it ready.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 10 mins, and bake it for 30-35 mins or till a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Just brush the top of the cake with 1 tbsp milk, 10mins before the ending time to get a nice polishing glaze.
Allow the cake to cool down for 10mins, then invert and remove the butter paper. Then cut/slice them into pieces and enjoy !
Note : The only change i made was I baked for 45 minutes as my OTG oven had 160 deg. C.