Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whole wheat cake





My toddler loves cakes and so do I.I decided to bake cake again this week but i am always concerned about two main ingredients-All purpose flour and sugar,both are not that good for health.I usually control the amount of sugar and he does eat it semi-sweet.This time I decided to twist my recipe a bit.A made two cakes one with whole wheat flour and All-purpose flour and the other just with whole wheat both turned out.Leftovers the next day tasted just divine.I am sure next time when i make these again i am going to wait for a day to have a bite of it.
Ingredients
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup All purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp canola oil
2-3 tbsp milk
1/4 cup cold tap water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp each raisins,cashew nuts and almonds.
Method:
Sift whole wheat flour+all purpose flour+baking powder+baking soda.Add vanilla,oil,sugar,milk,cinnamon and mix into a smooth mixture with no lumps.Add water to make the dough to the consistency of dosa batter.You may add almonds,raisins,cashew nuts to the batter if you like.Whisk till you see bubble on the top layer of the mixture.Grease a baking tray pour the batter.Bake for 30-40 mins or until you succeed in the toothpick test in a preheated oven at 350 F.When cool unmold.
Note:For the whole wheat version I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and skipped the all-purpose flour completely.I also added 3 tbsp heaped of unsweetened chocolate.

8 comments:

Trupti said...

hey ankita,cake mastch lagla aasel na

SriLekha said...

wow! looks so perfect and delicious!

poonam said...

@Ankita.. nice blog...
m plannin to try tht wheat cake ... it looks so good...
since long time i was looking for easy whole wheat recipe ..thanks for posting this recipe

poonam said...

hey
i need more inputs before trying... which whole wheat flour u used?

Ankita said...

Thanks Trupti,Srilekha and Poonam.

Poonam,I use Sujata aata generally but I have even tried it with Sonali atta and it also turned out good.

poonam said...

Thanks Ankita!
i thought you have tried with whole wheat flour that we get in American shops.

Piper said...

This is delicious. I halved the sugar, used the whole wheat version, almond extract instead of vanilla, and added a crumb topping. That was around 2pm today. It's 5pm now and the cake is almost gone! :)

Lebouffe said...

Tried it out with some variations :) Thanks -Naina