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Jan 5, 2015

Eggless Pound Cake Recipe / Cashew Pound Cake Recipe

Simple and easy cakes is what i love a lot. The cake with no cream, the cake which can be had with a cup of chai or milk is my favourite. I have shared many cakes like that before, this is one of my favourite among that.

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I have already made a pound cake recipe, It is a chocolate chip pound cake. It has eggs in it plus it is really old post. So i wanted to make a eggless version of the basic pound cake recipe. When i searched in google. I came across many recipes, but all those recipes had either milkmaid or someother ingredients. 

But i came across one recipe which used milk powder. So i thought of giving it a shot because i have never used milkpowder in my baking recipes. The result is just perfect. I got the most soft, fluffy, moist cake ever. I am sure that this recipe is going to be a keeper.

I made this cake and when i sliced and tasted it, it was so yummy, i couldn't stop with just one slice. I am sure you all will love it, so give it a shot and let me know how it turned out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Makes : 10 slices
Recipe Source: Tiffinroom


All Purpose Flour / Maida / Plain Flour - 1 3/4 cup / 210 grams
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Milk Powder - 3/4 cup / 100 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Unsalted Soft Butter - 100 grams
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Thick Unsour Curd / Greek Yogurt - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Water - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Cashews - 1/2 cup chopped

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 160 degree C. Take a loaf pan and butter it really well, sprinkle with flour and coat on all sides. Tap off the excess flour and set aside.

Take milk, water, curd in a jug and mix well.

Take flour, milk powder, baking soda, baking powder in a sifter and sieve well. Set aside.

Now take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and use a electric beater and beat till creamy.

Add in half of the flour mix, all the milk mix and fold gently. Add the remaining flour and fold gently.

Pour this entire batter in the loaf pan and sprinkle with cashews.

Bake this in preheated oven for 40 mins.

Remove from oven and let it cool for 15 mins.

Now remove from tin and cool. Slice and serve.

Check out this quick video:

Take all your ingredients

Prepare a loaf pan, Refer this post for seeing it
 in step by step pics
Start by mixing up the wet ingredients..Take milk in a jug

Add in thick yogurt / curd

Add in water

mix well and set aside

Take flour in a sifter

Add in milk powder

Add in baking powder

Add in baking soda

Sieve it well

Take butter in a bowl

Add in sugar

Now add a good amount of vanilla

use a electric beater to cream this well

Cream till it is fluffy

Add in half of the flour mix

Add in all the wet ingredients

fold gently

Add in the remaining of flour mix

fold gently

pour the batter in the prepared pan

now take some cashews

chop them roughly

sprinkle all over the top

baked to perfection

let it cool, then slice into thick slices



  1. Instead of using thick yogurt, can I use normal yogurt and reduce the amount of water

  2. You can use normal yogurt, but make sure it is not too runny. Dont reduce the water level.

  3. Can I make this in microwave

  4. Hi Aarthi...thanks for your recipes. ..can I use condensed milk instead of milk powder? If yes then how much can be used?

  5. @Anonymousno..If u have convection u can bake

  6. can we use eggs instead of yogurt?

  7. Please tell the difference between baking soda n baking powder

  8. Where can we get this loaf pan which u r using? In my place I couldn't find it.

  9. Can I use orange juice instead of water. And add some orange rind for extra flavor???

  10. Is it possible to do without oven

  11. Hi Aarthi Thanks for the recipe, I tried this cake this week end it came very well taste was very good I made it in cooker I didn't got white cake as in the pic it was in brown colour since I couldn't beat butter I put it in mixer grinder whetehr it shouldn't be done

  12. @suneet5151Baking soda makes cake soft and baking powder makes it rise. It depends on each recipe.

  13. @AnonymousIf you like you can use orange juice.

  14. Hii...is their any substitute for milk powder..

  15. How long we should cook in presser cooker .. tell exact process.

  16. @Ashu
    check this out

  17. Hello mam in my oven the top n edges of the cake always cook faster is it because of temp of the oven? Plz help me and in case of that in above your recipe u mntnd 160degree and can i decrease the oven temp to 140degree n if i make then it will raise properly?plz mam plz help me on this. I hope u will....

  18. @AnonymousDont reduce the temp, bake it at the mentioned temp, once the top gets lots of colour, cover it lightly with foil and then continue baking. Dont cover comepltely just place a foil on top lightly.

  19. Thanks for such a superb recipe I tried it just now and it turned out perfect

  20. Thanks for such a superb recipe I tried it just now and it turned out perfect

  21. Hi mam, pre heat the oven for how long? Oven is not in convection type. How should I bake? I tried but it is not come well. Please tell me how to prepare using pressure cooker? Mam, kindly reply

  22. Mam can you please tell your measurement of 1 cup is equal to how many grams? There is some variation in your measurement. I confused in milk powder and sugar measurements. Please clarify me.

  23. @AnonymousU should bake this in convection mode.

  24. @AnonymousMy 1 ccup measures 240 ml, each ingredients measure different in a cup,

  25. Hi aarthi,

    Can powdered suger be creamed with butter?. Thanks in advance

  26. I tired it juz nw...it turnout superb

  27. Hey Arthi :)

    Can i cook using Microwave oven .. If yes, how?? :)


  28. @Brundaif you have convection mode you can bake or you cannot.

  29. Can we bake cupcakes with this batter? Looks awesome.

  30. Can we it se salted butter... will it affect the taste. please guide

  31. Can i replace butter with veg oil ?

  32. What cn v replace wid milk powder

  33. @Deepti Kalramilk powder is what gives the right texture

  34. @Anonymoussalted butter will make the cake little salty

  35. Mostly ur recipes call for kaju here its not easily available or very expensive.
    can we use.peanut instead?

  36. Can we bake this in round pan?is the temp same for this?

  37. @Anonymousyes u can bake in round pan, same temp, but timing alone will vary

  38. if i use oil instead of butter how much oil should i put in please?

  39. Which powder milk..everyday?. Can we use baby milk formula

  40. @Anonymousno baby milk powder is not used for cooking

  41. Its yummy.... Prfct cake...

  42. Hi is there any substitute for milk powder?

  43. @Anonymousno sub it makes it soft and moist

  44. Hi aarthi, if I make cupcake with this batter, what's the baking temperature n how long to cook? Pls reply asap

  45. Hi if I do cupcake what's the temperature n how long I must bake? Thanks

  46. @AnonymousSame temp, bake for 15 to 20 mins. Check it after 12 mins

  47. can this be cooked in pressure cooker... plz let me know

  48. @Anonymous yes u can bake it in cooker..check this link


  49. Aarthi will make this soon. Pls let me know if i add 2 eggs to this recipe, are there changes required for other ingredients?

  50. @Shinethis is a eggless version. Will soon share a egg version.

  51. Can I use just ordinary milk - not powder milk - is measure in mls . different if I do use ordinary milk ???
    Bharati X

  52. Hi arthi, you are doing a wonderful job and I follow most of your receipes.. I have one doubt. When I bake egg less cake.,my cake is not rising even though I add baking soda, baking powder. Can you help me with this. thanks in advance

  53. Hello/ this is a fantastic recipe resulting in a yummy cake each time I make it . Was wondering if it can be turned into a chocolate cake ? Perhaps by replacing some of the flour with cocoa? What do u think ?

  54. Instead of water I used Brue Coffee and add some rum to it...u know what the cake becomes more moist and the smell of coffee with rum makes the cake looks like in the famous cafè cake...😘😘😘

  55. Hi.i want to make pound cake.you have taken measurement of 1 cup as 240 ml.i am having 200 ml and 250 ml cups can you please suggest how to measure with these cups

  56. Hi dear, can I use a 7 or 6 inch pan to bake this cake ?

    1. yes u can use. but make sure the batter doesn't rise half way above the pan

  57. Thanks Aarthi . I tried your recipe and it came out well.

  58. Hi, tried this recipe, but the colour brown colour instead of yellow, do u hv any experience like that,thanks

  59. Hi.. Tried your recipe to prepare mango cake and it was excellent.. Thanks

  60. Can we use wheat flour/Atta instead of Maida

  61. Hi Aarthi, your recipe turned awesome. tku


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