Vanilla & Chocolate-chips Mini Cake Loaves

just a couple of days back,  my mum showed me a recipe online for “vanilla buns” by Chitra V (aka chitvish) from – they were mini tea cakes that sounded and looked good 🙂 the recipe called for an egg, which we had to substitute with an alternative – my mum was very impressed by the results of ground flaxseed in my Banana Loaf recipe and suggested that we use ground flaxseed in this one too. however, i was hesitant, as i have read before that ground flaxseed tends to have a strong nutty flavour that makes it more ideal for use in quick breads that veer towards a more grainy/nutty flavour. i suggested using pureed silken tofu, but my mum wasn’t keen on this idea since she does not like tofu. we thought for a bit and hit upon using commercial egg replacer powder as an alternative. and rather than making them in the typical cake/cupcake style, i decided to break out the  mini loaf tins i had bought about a week or so back and make them into mini cake loaves – oh boy, did they look cute! 🙂 with the delicate flavour of vanilla, just a hint of sweetness and a dash of semi-sweet chocolate chips, these little yummies will be perfect with your tea/coffee-time cuppa. 🙂

100 gms All-purpose/plain flour
100 gms Sugar (caster or fine)
50 gms Butter, softened
1/2 tsp Baking powder
Egg replacer powder, measure for one egg
2 tbsp Milk (plus more for later)
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
50 gms Semi-sweet chocolate chips (or as desired)


Making the Vanilla Loaves:
Preheat the oven to 150 dec C. Grease the mini loaf pans with a bit of butter and keep aside. Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside (add a pinch of salt to the mix if using unsalted butter). Cream the butter and sugar, then add the vanilla essence and mix it in well. Blend the egg replacer powder with the 2 tbsp of milk with a hand-held mixer or in a food processor until it is thick and frothy. Add it to the butter mixture and blend it in well. Fold in the flour, making sure there are no lumps. When all the flour is mixed in, stir in the chocolate chips. If the dough is too thick, add milk (tbsp by tbsp) to make it less thick. Drop spoonfuls evenly into the tins until it is just a little bit over half-full. Smooth the top of the batter with the back of a spoon, tap the tins on the counter and then slip into the oven. Bake for about 15 to 20 mins, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Take out the tins and let stand for 5 to 10 mins, then turn the loaves out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into slices and serve. 🙂



  1. Woww..they look delicious! Really look perfect for my evening tea 😀

  2. yeah, they are really delicious, especially with tea – i couldnt stop with just one slice!! 🙂

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