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YES PLEASE: The 6-ingredient cake you can whip up in isolation without using milk, eggs or butter.

Baking is a great way to pass the time in self-isolation.

The only problem is staple ingredients like eggs and milk can be in short supply at the moment.

Enter the magic cake.

This six-ingredient cake is made without eggs, butter or milk. And it’s ridiculously simple, so even people like me who burned their bagel this morning can make it.

As a bonus, it’s also vegan, dairy-free and egg-free, for anyone with any dietary requirements or allergies.

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The recipe, which was created by Andrea Soranidis aka The Petite Cook, only requires flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, oil, water and sugar. That’s it.

You can also add cocoa powder if you want a chocolate cake.

To make the cake, you need to mix all the wet ingredients in a small bowl or jug. Then sift and mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Next, slowly pour the combined wet ingredients into the dry mixture to prevent any lumps.

After that, you just need to pop it in the oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick pierced through the centre of the cake comes out clean.

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Magic cake
Image: Supplied/The Petite Cook.

You can also add in any ingredient you have lying around in your cupboard like chocolate chips, fruit or nuts.

And if you're feeling extra fancy, you can add cream or ricotta frosting or filling.

According to Andrea, the cake will come out soft and spongy and will absorb the moisture from the cream very well.

It will keep for five days if stored in an air-tight container, so it makes for a great self-isolation snack to last you through the week.

For the full recipe, visit The Petite Cook blog.

Do you know any simple baking recipes? Let us know in the comments below. 

Feature Image: Supplied/The Petite Cook. 

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