Happy Eid/ Eid Mubarak!
I would like to wish you all a very happy Eid! I hope your day was spent well, as ours was. We spent our Eid with my in-laws, where my mother in-law cooked an amazing spread and I was in charge of desserts. I made Gulab Jamun, Mawa Cake, and Qawami Seviyaan (recipe coming soon). One dessert that I didn’t make, which is usually made in our home on Eid and other special occasions, was a Custard Trifle. It’s a favorite on my in-law’s side of the family. It consists of a layer of vanilla cake, any flavored custard, some nuts and shredded coconut, and sometimes a layer of Jello.
Whenever I’ve made this Trifle in the past, I’ve had to first bake a pound cake for the cake layer, which isn’t really an issue if it weren’t for the extra time and preparation. I no longer need to bake a pound cake to prepare this familial Custard Trifle. I stumbled upon a genius recipe on Ambreen’s blog, which not only produces soft and absorbent cakes, but also allows me to utilize the sandwich maker that I bought in a rush last year on the morning after Thanksgiving. After sitting in my cabinet for almost a year without being touched, I have finally found a reason to use my $4 Black Friday find 🙂
Oh and I forgot to mention the best thing about this past Eid! I finally met, face-to-face, one of absolute favorite bloggers, Asiya! We were visiting some family who happened to live near her, and Asiya graciously invited us to her home. My husband, Zuni, and I had a wonderful time talking and spending time with her and her family. We can’t wait until the next time we meet!
Sandwich Maker Cakes
Yield: 8 – 10 Cakes
- ½ cup oil
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add eggs and vanilla one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in baking powder and flour.
Turn on sandwich maker and wait until the red light turns off. Lightly grease the inner plates of the sandwich maker by spraying them with nonstick spray or brush with oil.
Spoon batter into the cavities of the sandwich maker until full but not overflowing. Close the lid and allow the cakes to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
If the cakes aren’t ready, cook for longer, making sure to check after every minute.
Cakes taste best eaten right away.