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Vettu Cake-Step by step recipe


  1. Egg
    1 large
  2. Powdered sugar
    1/2 cup(75 gms)
  3. Baking soda
    1/4 tsp
  4. All purpose flour
    1 cup(few tbsp more ,as required)
  5. Cardamom powder
    1/4 tsp(see notes)
  6. Oil
    for deep frying


  • In a large bowl,mix together egg and powdered sugar until combined.
  • Add baking soda,all purpose flour and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well until combined.
  • Knead gently to form a smooth dough.(If the dough is sticky,add 1 or 2 tbsp more  all purpose flour.)Keep aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two ,form each half into a rectangular log.( or just shape whole of the dough into a large rectangular log for slightly larger cakes)
  • Using a sharp knife ,slice the dough into 3/4 to 1″ thick slices.Make two deep cuts on each slice,as shown in the picture.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry,over a medium heat,until it turns golden brown.
  • Drain on to a kitchen towel, allow it to cool completely.Store in an airtight container for up to a week.


  • Make sure you fry the cakes over a medium heat.If the oil is too hot,the outside of the cakes will brown too quickly and inside will be under cooked. 
  • Do not over fry the cakes,if you do so it will be a bit too hard to eat.
  • For best results use freshly ground cardamom powder.
  • You can make 28 to 30 small cakes or 14 to 15 larger cakes from the above mentioned quantity.

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    August 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Love this dish..looks so yummy…

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    August 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    love tis.. sooperbb clicks..

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    August 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    i just love this cake, i keep looking for it in tea stalls in kerala. rarely find them but now i can make them yaay

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    August 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    fabulous combination looks delicious

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    Corporate to Kitchen
    August 5, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Loved your cliks & this dish brought back some old school days memories. We had a small canteen near our school which sold these & were called as cake. I used to love thif fried cake a lot. Loved your recipe & will defenitely try these soon.

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    August 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Yummy and delicious cake.

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    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    August 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I remember eating these a lot during my college and hostel days. Love them and thanks for the stepwise pics.

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    Divya A
    August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    awesome!! Stunning clicks just love these cakes the simplest, humble snack that never fails us … 🙂

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    October 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Worked fabulously thanks for the recipe

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      February 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Glad that u liked it…Thanks for the feedback
      Happy cooking


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    October 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Tried it- fabulous- thank you:)

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      February 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks a lot for the feedback,,,so happy that it worked well for u..


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    December 13, 2013 at 4:35 am

    This yummy and delicious thanks. I like it….

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      February 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Thank You!!

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    May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    followed it exactly…just added a large pinch of turned out delicious. thanks for d wonderful recipe

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      May 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thank You for the feedback…so happy that you liked it….

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    February 24, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Hw to store this and for hw many days

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      March 2, 2016 at 5:52 am

      Hi Nancy,
      Store them in an airtight container( @ room temp) for upto 2 days.

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    March 8, 2016 at 9:28 am

    my grandma used to make this.v used to call this as flower cake.i tried it twice the taste was awesome.everyone liked it.

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    April 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I just tried making this and it tasted really good. Thank you for the recipe.

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    May 19, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I remember my dad bought this from hotels for us .good olden days

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    Ranjanis Kitchen
    July 26, 2016 at 6:49 am

    woww… this one looks very tempting.. cake looks so soft..

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    February 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    How I can post pic of my vettucake ….By your recepie.soooper

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      April 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Thank You Sheela..send the pic to kurryleaves[at]

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    May 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Very yummy. Nostalgic feeling about olden days

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    April 27, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Hi.. great work! Amazing pictures, had a quick query.. can you let me know if i can bake them in an oven , instead of frying ??

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    July 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Hi…in 2020….i tried this….it came out very well

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    August 16, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Can you oven bake this recipe

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