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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kums/Simple Sponge Cake

Kums is a traditional cake of the Malabar side.This is a simple sponge cake.Kums was popular long back itself in the Malabar areas when there were no ovens or non stick pans or pressure cookers in houses.Not even cooking ranges....It seems it was prepared on low wood fire placing the batter filled cookware on top of a vessel containing sand,and the sand vessel was heated and it was covered with a lid topped with lit coconut husk.          
              This cake is used as a snack item in our place and served with tea.Some eat this dipping in tea,the pieces get real soaked(just like a sponge)The cake is very soft and spongy even without adding baking powder/soda. Traditionally the cake is flavored with cardamom but I use this cake in some of my puddings and there I flavor it using vanilla essence.So if you want you can use vanilla essence.Now lets come to the recipe:

Ingredients
Eggs       5 (large)
Sugar        160g
Salt           a pinch
APF/Maida   125 g
Cardamom     4-5 crushed
Ghee            2 tbsp
Method
-In a large bowl add the eggs,Sugar,Salt and the crushed cardamom.Beat this on med-high(knob at 4),using an electric beater for 10 minutes(the volume of the egg mix will increase and will be creamy.
-Now add the flour and mix on very low speed(at 1)or you can use a spoon and fold in the flour.
-Heat a non stick cake pan and add ghee.Spread the ghee well on the bottom and sides of the pan.
-Pour the cake batter ,cover and cook on  a low flame for about 30 to 35 minutes or till done.
-Ready to serve.
 *Here I have turned the cake upside down to take the pics..(you are seeing the bottom part of the cake here),top part color is not as dark as this..its a pale yellow colour.If you flip the cake and cook for another 5 minutes then it will turn a little dark in color(the top part) 
*You can check the cake by pressing it with your fingers, if it springs back then it's cooked or  insert a skewer and check if it comes out clean.
*While adding the flour don't over mix, the flour has just to incorporate with the egg mixture.










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63 comments:

  1. Wow Ruxana I am drooling here beautiful cake I can see how spongy it is.In early days the people who made this cake would have gone through so much trouble without the modern gadgets right!

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    1. Thanks Meena...and true,lucky us with all modern gadgets :)

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  2. luks delicious, it has come out nice...
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  3. The old way of making cake...yumm...

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  4. I would love to try out this recipe because I am always looking out for simple cake recipes. The ingredients are all that can be found easily and best part, cooked over flame without baking.

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    1. yes, Navanee its a simple cake with handy ingredients..do try and let me know the feedback...thanks for commenting..

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  5. Thanks for linking it to my event. :)

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  6. Kums cake looks delicious. Bookmarking it

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  7. Perrfectly baked cake.. Soft and spongy..

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  8. Hey Ruxana the cake is so spongy

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  9. Lovely cake.. Glad to follow you.. Try visiting me in your free time!

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  10. wow ruxana ,it is so tempting to try it.did u make by the old method or the oven one.it looks super soft and spongy.

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    1. Thanks Meena, I prepared this on stove top using a non stick pan..

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    2. wow,just on stove top ,u get amazing cake.i need to try this.

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  11. What a perfect looking sponge cake without using oven! Looks wonderful!

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  12. That cake looks so spongy and soft...perfect... Happy to be following u :)

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  13. Adipoli cake Ruxana! So soft and fluffy

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  14. love such traditional recipe with interesting piece of history. Kums is new to me but have fallen in love with its airy texture. really well made.

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  15. Ohh, I never knew of this cake.. Looks so soft & spongy :)

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  16. cake looks real spongy!! Wish to finish of the entire one!!

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  17. Looks so spongy... Perfect color..

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  18. Cake looks super spongy.........love to grab all.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  19. Superb texture,spongy and delicate,wish I could try this right away :)

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  20. Super-tempting, fluffy and inviting cake Ruxana :-)

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  21. The cake looks yummy and so spongy. Delightful :)

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  22. wowww...that's one nicely made cake especially on a stove top ...I want 1 piece :) plsss

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  23. you are an expert in cake-making,this sponge cake looks so professional,perfectly spongy,tender and browned...can't wait to try this out :-)

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  24. such a yummy and soft looking cake...

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  25. Kums!we call this muttappola(tharippola)any way it comes out perfect. Glad to be follow you.Join me @ flavours I luv.blogspot.com

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  26. Looking Yummy, making me Hungry. . . a G+ for ur Post and Have a Nice Day. . . :)

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  27. Looks so inviting cake.....love it!!

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  28. lovely! look at the perfect slices.. yummy!!

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  29. I have been searching this simple cake recipe without oven for a long tym with simple ingredients. It looks amazing and mouth watering.. will u pls tell me the alternative of beating egg mixture instead of electric beater

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    1. I think you can use a balloon or hand whisk,not so sure of the cake texture done like this.The main thing is sugar should dissolve completely and the batter should be pale and creamy.Hope this helps :)

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