how to do it + 5 saving tips

simple cake with 1 egg only

On days when the pantry was not replenished, but the desire to eat a warm cake is great, the solution is to make a simple cake with 1 egg only.

This recipe is totally viable and very easy to make, it looks just like a traditional cake, tasty and soft. Therefore, I have created a complete guide that will help you a lot in making a cake that goes well any time of the day. Let’s check it out?

Simple cake recipe with 1 egg only without mixer

simple cake with 1 egg only


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups (tea) of wheat flour
  • 1 cup (tea) of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 50g of granulated chocolate (optional)
  • 1 cup (tea) of milk (room temperature)

Preparation mode

  1. On a platter, place the sugar and butter at room temperature.
  2. Mix the two very well until it forms a kind of crumb.
  3. Then, place the egg and mix with the help of a fuê until it turns a whitish cream, but velvety.
  4. Now add half the flour and half the milk and mix to incorporate.
  5. Repeat this process until you run out of milk and wheat flour.
  6. Here you will already notice that it looks like a cake mix.
  7. After that, add the powdered yeast and the granules and give a light mixture.
  8. transfer to a shape with hole in the middle greased and floured.
  9. Finally, bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.

EXTRA TIP: if you do not want the granules, you can substitute grated coconut in flakes or fresh. In addition, this recipe also allows you to change the milk for another liquid, such as orange or lemon juice, for example.

I’ll take the opportunity and leave the recipe step by step on video. Check it out!

5 tips for making an economical cake recipe

We often have little eggs at home and it’s not even for lack of money, but for forgetfulness or even daily rush, it’s normal. However, even at these times it is possible to make incredible recipes and still spend little.

This type of cake is highly recommended for an afternoon snack, even the recipe above accepts very well marble frosting, creamy whipped cream and marshmallow topping.

Thinking precisely about these moments when saving is good, I bring 5 tips for you to make economical cake recipes, follow!

1. Choose recipes that pay a lot

There are all kinds of recipes, which use the most varied ingredients and often end up increasing the final value of the cake. On the other hand, there are ways to create sensational cakes from recipes that pay a lot.

For example, if we talk about pot cake, I know recipes that yield more than 30 pots of cake. And the best part is that the cost of the ingredients is low, as they are simpler ingredients, but they fulfill their role.

Therefore, to really save, you need to identify that excellent cost-benefit.

2. Replace home appliances by manual process

As in the recipe I presented above, it is possible to replace appliances such as a blender and mixer, through the process of beat the cake in hand. It may not seem like it, but for those who are used to making cakes frequently, the electricity bill grows a lot too.

In addition, nowadays you can find recipes where people use the pressure cooker, even saving on gas. After all, one of the things that makes the revenue more expensive is precisely the gas.

3. Sufficient but moderate coverage

What a lot of people don’t talk about is that using a still very warm topping helps to save on the cost of revenue. That’s because the icing becomes more liquid and allows it to spread even more throughout the cake, avoiding having to make another recipe to complement it. 😉

4. Cheap fillings also work

If a simple cake is already wonderful for breakfast or afternoon, it’s the filled recipes that really catch the eye. And at this stage it is common for people to exaggerate, create complex fillings or in unnecessary amounts.

That’s because the value of the ingredients in a filling is what makes the cake more expensive. Stop to think, you spend little on wheat flour, baking powder and margarine, but you can’t spend little when we talk about condensed milk, cream and powdered chocolate, right?

With this, opt for fillings that have been stirred and ready, such as using ready-made strawberry juice to make a delicious sensation stuffing, for example.

5. Buy ingredients and products at wholesalers

Finally, make sure you buy the ingredients and products for the cake at wholesalers, so you can buy in greater quantities and at a lower price.

Evaluate whether it is ideal for you to buy this way, as this type of product usually comes in larger quantities, that is, the expiration date will be tight for you, if you don’t bake so many cakes, this tip is essential for those who sell cake.

If you want more tips like these, check out the Professional Homemade Cakes Course and have access to countless tips and exclusive recipes, check it out later.

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