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Eggless vanilla cake with fruit custard – A Delightful Dessert for your Valentine

14 February 2011 45 Comments

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Red roses, Cupid, winged cherubs, heart cakes, heart here and heart there…young men and women make merry on this day and so does the salesmen! But just one day may not be enough to show our love, we should be ready to express our love the other 364 days too. What ever may be the reason behind celebrating this lovely day, make the most out of it and wish that each day of year is another Valentine day filled with unbound love in each heart.

To express true love an expensive gift is not necessary. A cute red rose, a small hug, a few words of appreciation and even cooking something which is liked by your loved ones can do the trick. And I baked this light and extremely delightful dessert Vanilla Cake with Fruit Custard for all whom I love. Yes it includes you too, who are reading my post right now πŸ™‚

Read it somewhere thatΒ  ‘Love is not a feeling or an emotion but is rather a courageous decision for one to offer to another human being the gift of freedom. For when we truly love someone, that person is always free to stay or go, and free to become exactly who God has created him or her to become’. This makes me think that the ‘Gift of freedom’ does come gradually with experience and years of togetherness.Β  As I feel more confident now, to extend it (gift of freedom) to my beloved ones which never used to be the same a couple of years back.

Now for the recipe of one of our favorite desserts, which is quite simple to make and is a perfect treat for any day.

Eggless Vanilla Cake;

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Baked delight with the custard..


  • 1 cup of Refined flour
  • 1/2 cup of Wholewheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of curd/yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp, of Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of Vanilla essence
Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

a closer view..looks good!

Method; Grease a small round cake tin with oil and preheat it at 180Β°C for 10 minutes.

Sieve both the flours, baking powder & baking soda thrice and keep it aside. Combine sugar, vanilla essence and oil in another vessel till the sugar is dissolved.

Mix the curd with the baking soda and add it to the oil & sugar mixture.

Add the dry flour mix to the above wet ingredients and mix gently with a spatula till all the ingredients are mixed.Β  Pour the batter into the preheated baking tin. Bake the cake at 180Β°C for about 30 minutes or till done.

Check the cake by inserting a toothpick or a clean knife. Remove from baking tin the oven and cool the Vanilla cake for 15-20 minutes before slicing it.

eggless vanilla cake with fruit custrad

Plain vanilla custard

Plain Vanilla Custard

Just make it according to the instructions given on the pack, or check this post here, if you don’t have ready made custard powder;

Mixed Fruit Salad

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Bathing in the custard…

Slice the cake evenly and arrange in a shallow decorative dish. Drizzle the vanilla custard over the cake and refrigerate it for 8-10 hours. This ensures that the cake slices become well soaked in the custard and are moist when served.

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

a perfect slice!

Reserve a few slices to have it with your tea the next day! Or just spread a teaspoon of Nutella over it and indulge…

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Served in individual dishes with custard and fruits.

Take small glass bowls and put the soaked cake slice in it. Pour some more custard if you wish. Add fruits of your choice.

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Chilled overnight and the first bite…

The soaked cake slices in the custard are to be tasted to believe the heavenly taste! The fruit pieces gives a crunchy & refreshing feel to the delectable dessert.

eggless vanilla cake and fruit custard

Serve the dessert in a vine glass for an exotic look. Arrange the dessert and refrigerate it for 8-10 hours.

Valentine dessert-Light vanilla cake and fruit custard

Can’t wait…open your mouth!


  1. Make this dessert a day ahead and refrigerate for much better taste.
  2. Use ready made cakes available off shelves, if you are short on time.
  3. Add fruits of your choice to get a more colorful and scrumptious dessert.
  4. Replace the wholewheat flour with refined flour (maida) if you need extra light cake.
  5. Soaking the Vanilla cake overnight in refrigerator helps in getting the custard seep in giving a very soft and delightful dessert.

Make it today and refrigerate for a lovely surprise for your valentine! And don’t forget to update me about your status, whatever be it πŸ˜‰



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  • Sharmilee said:

    Yummy looking cake…with custard sauce am sure they would taste great

  • aipi said:

    This looks sinful! My kind of dessert:)

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  • veena said:

    oooh!!!!!!!!!i am drooling!!!!!!love your presentation

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  • PremalathaAravindhan said:

    Happy Valentine’s day sanjeeta! Really it’s an amazing treat…luks delicious.

  • Ekta said:

    mouth watering indeed…the recipe…the clicks…cake …custard…strawberries..ah ah ha
    Happy Valentines day!!
    must go the kitchen now…bye

  • Ekta said:

    mouth watering indeed…the recipe…the clicks…cake …custard…strawberries..ah ah ha
    Happy Valentines day!!
    must rush to the kitchen now…and let all ours status remain under the covers after the surprise…bye

  • Kathy Gori said:

    this looks simply delish!! I’m going to have to make this one for sure.

  • G.Pavani said:

    yummy n awesome cake dear..

  • Priya said:

    Happy Valentine’s day Sanjeeta..Cake with custard sauce makes me drool…lovely!

  • Padhu said:

    Looks yummy ! Happy V’Day

  • Raji said:

    Wow..cake and custard with fruits I am drooling.

  • satya said:

    mouthwatering dessert …yummmy

  • Deepa said:

    Wow This looks heavenly with that custard !! your clicks are making mme hungry πŸ™‚
    Happy V Day πŸ™‚

  • Happy Cook said:

    Wowo wish I had a huge portion of this delicious pudding

  • Nithya said:

    Lovely way of expressing love πŸ™‚ The cake looks fantastic with the custard topping πŸ™‚ No wonder your hubby would love you loads for the cooking gestures you make every other day πŸ™‚

    Well said about valentines day and love πŸ™‚

  • Lavi said:

    vanilla custard is getting added up to my dinner menu today! Lovely post! love the custard topped cake!

  • Priya said:

    Happy valentine’s day..I just luv this true combo of fruits,cake and custard….Awesome clicks, sanjeeta…luv ur low fat series..

  • Angie's Recipes said:

    The cake looks very pretty and it’s egg-free! I love it.

  • Vaishali said:

    I agree that the simplest of loving gestures– not expensive gifts– are what make Valentine’s Day special. This is a beautiful cake, Sanjeta.

  • Faith said:

    This is such a pretty cake! Topped with custard and fruit it really is perfection!

  • Shilpa said:

    This looks truly amazing. I have been looking for an eggless cake and this look totally delish! I have a friend who doesn’t eat eggs and am sure she is going to love this.

    Hope you are having a great day. See you around..

  • santosh said:

    it is gorgeous and attractive cake tempting also

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    That sounds delicious! Perfect treat on any day of the year!

  • pavithra said:

    Woooooooooow cake with custard awesome combo..truly tempting . Happy Valentines Day dear.. Well written abt the Valentines day !!!

  • swathi said:

    Awesome and healthy love it.

  • Nishi said:

    The cake looks so tempting sanjeeta. And the custard Sigh!!!

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective said:

    That sounds really light and healthy!

  • Pachecopatty said:

    I love your presentation with the vanilla custard and fruit, just lovely;-)

  • Kothiyavunu said:

    Awesome dessert & clicks..Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Julie M. said:

    What a beautiful cake! It looks absolutely delicious. I love the addition of custard and fruit. And you are so right, you don’t need to go overboard to let someone know you love them. Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a lovely valentines day.

  • A Canadian Foodie said:

    Happy Heart Day to you, Sunjeeta! A lovely refreshing dessert, for sure, for those you love.

  • Velva said:

    This is my kind of cake. Love vanilla, love fruit. This has all the right ingredients.


  • Reeni said:

    What a fantastic dessert with the custard and the fruit! Positively scrumptious and so pretty too!

  • El said:

    Beautiful post and lovely dessert. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    A perfect dessert for Mr Artichoke, he loves custard! The cake looks so moist and soft! Yummy!

  • Sarah, Maison Cupcake said:

    Looks wonderful – I can’t believe such a creamy looking dessert has no eggs. Very pretty.

  • MaryMoh said:

    Thanks for sharing this lovely cake. I love custard and love that it’s soak in custard and with more custard poured over it. Must be very delicious. Thanks very much for sharing.

  • Nivedita said:

    You make me go crazy for baking things.
    Yummy cake and tempting clicks.

  • Mary said:

    This looks so refreshing. it really is a perfect dessert. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • Juliana said:

    Oh! Eggless cake? Sounds and looks delicious, specially with the custard πŸ™‚

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    i love simple cakes with custard this is straight to heaven! πŸ˜€

  • Anna Johnston said:

    Happy V Day to you Sanjeeta πŸ™‚ What a beautiful little dessert, I love cake, I love custards & I love fruit. What’s not to love in this dessert. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Lynn said:

    This looks delicious, and it’s EGGLESS!! I don’t eat eggs, so I can’t wait to try this. Thank you!

  • Sally - My Custard Pie said:

    I can’t resist anything with custard. This looks lovely.
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