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The Beauty of the One-Egg Cake
One-egg cakes have always been a delight. Their simplicity is their strength, and they have been a favorite for many generations. Whether you’re a novice baker or a seasoned pro, a one-egg cake is the perfect recipe to have in your repertoire. With various recipes available from top baking websites like Food.com, 12 Tomatoes, and Bryant Baking, there’s certainly a version that will tickle your taste buds.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil or shortening
- 1 cup milk (Plus an additional 1/3 cup for some recipes)
- 1 egg
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon flavoring (Optional)
- Cinnamon Spice Variant: 1 tablespoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Coffee Cake Variant: 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
Baking powder (ad) is one of the key ingredients that gives this cake its light and fluffy texture.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). For some variations, you might need to set the oven to 375°F.
- Grease and flour your choice of pan. Most commonly used is a 9-inch x 9-inch pan or an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Cut in the butter or shortening until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This step may vary based on the specific recipe variation.
- Stir in the egg, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the milk and the dry ingredients, alternating between the two and mixing well after each addition.
- If you’re making a flavored variant, like the cinnamon spice or coffee cake, add the respective ingredients now.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool before serving. Enjoy!
There you have it—a timeless one-egg cake recipe that’s sure to impress. Whether you choose the traditional route or decide to spice it up with cinnamon or coffee, this cake will not disappoint. It’s a testament to the saying that sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best.