BM #83 Week 1 Day 3 - 

For today, I used a 640 watt Toastmaster brand sandwich maker as the appliance to make this eggless semolina pillow cake.

If you have been following this series,  you would understand that I am treating this series to be an experiment as I have never made a comparative analysis before. It was so much fun experimenting with these appliances and comparing the results.

My family's Verdict - This pillow cake as my kids refer to was the clear winner. It was the best cake in texture, appearance, cuteness factor and ease of handling [Add portion size to the list from my side :)].
Next came the Microwave version and the last one was the air fryer version. 

To be frank, the air fryer version was not bad at all. I loved the air fryer version too as I enjoy the crumbly texture. The microwave version was the least messy, quick, easy to setup and easy to cleanup.

Ingredients - 

Semolina / Bombay Rava / Sooji 4 Tbsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Milk 2 Tbsp 
Yogurt 2 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil 1 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence couple drops
Almonds chopped 1 Tbsp + more for topping
Baking Powder 1/8 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add Sooji, milk, yogurt, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Add in baking soda, baking powder and the chopped almonds. Gently mix until well combined.

Grease the sandwich maker, heat it for a minute and pour the batter into the triangle slots. Close and let the sandwich maker do the job. 

It is typically done when the sandwich maker shows the green light. But let it stay on for another minute after the green light appears. 
[Every sandwich maker is different so please check the timing in your appliance.] 

Power down the sandwich maker and gently run a knife along the edges and allow them to cool on a wire rack.

Serve them warm. 


Preparation Time 15 minutes + cooking time 3-4 minutes
Makes 4 mini cakes


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Awesome and fantastic Harini. I know this sandwich cake will be more delicious, and glad it turned out so..Even I loved the Airfyer texture more than rest..However, kudos on picking up this challenging and doing this. I so enjoyed the theme..:)

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Wow Harini. This version of semolina cake looks amazing. Loved your little experiment with the various appliances. I would never have thought cake can be made in a air fryer or the sandwich maker. Kudos to you for you efforts.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Wow, Harini you simply rocked with this theme and this pillow cake is seriously very interesting, have tried pillow cake with usual cake batter and this semolina cake tempts me a lot to bake some soon.

  7. Jayashree Says:
  8. While all three version that you posted look good, this one seems to be the best in terms of presentation.

  9. Jyoti Babel Says:
  10. You have done total justice to the theme you chose. Kudos..

  11. That's a very innovative recipe for semolina cake.

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. wow great experiment and it looks too yummy I want to have this in my plate too :) please suggest a best brand sandwich maker

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