Eggless Carrot Cake

               I wanted to make something unique, healthy and easy that can be made in a jiffy. I had two options – orange cake / carrot cake. Finally I decided to make carrot cake. This recipe is very easy to make and needs very less time. It has wheat flour and carrots as main ingredients.  I made it one evening and Krish was surprised to see this and we both loved this cake.
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INGREDIENTS 
Wheat flour – 1 1/4 cups
Curd – 1 cup
Grated carrot – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Oil – 1/4 cup + 2tblsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda (Sodium bi carbonate) – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Salt – A pinch
  • Measure wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sieve them in a bowl.
  • Wash, peel and grate the carrot. Keep aside.
  • In another bowl, mix sugar, curd, vanilla essence and oil.
  • Now mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
  • Finally add the grated carrot and mix well with the batter.
  • Now the batter is ready to be poured in the cake pan.

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  • Meanwhile pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius for 3 minutes. Linen the cake tray with butter paper.
  • Pour the batter in the cake tray till 3/4th of it.
  • Bake the carrot cake for 30 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake, and remove it from the cake tray.
  • Store it in the room temperature for 2 days.

 

 

 

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Eggless Whole wheat banana bread using Applesauce

Baking bread and cakes using multigrain flour and whole wheat is always a healthier option than using plain flour/ All purpose flour.  This is my first experiment with wheat flour. I got to know about the applesauce from my Sister-in-law.

Applesauce takes the place of oil and butter in this banana bread recipe. I am very careful saying this because this isn’t a universal rule in the baking world. It requires testing. Oftentimes when applesauce is subbed for butter, you’re left with a very mediocre baked good.  Some recipes just cannot be made without fat. But banana bread is not one of them. In fact, applesauce is a wonderful, healthier ingredient you can work onto a lot of breads and muffins. Again, some testing is often needed before you land on the perfect combination of ingredients.

I made this and gave it to my uncle’s family. They liked it and said that they haven’t tasted a bread  like this. Yes!!! you can feel the aroma of banana while baking and its taste while eating it. Make this and surprise your family.

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INGREDIENTS

Ripe Bananas – 4

Whole wheat flour – 1.5 cups

Baking soda- 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Sugar/Cane sugar –  1/2 cup

Salt-  A pinch

Vanilla essence – 2 drops

Tuti-fruiti/Walnut – few

Applesauce –  made with 3 apples

Applesauce

Apple – 3

Honey – 1 tsp

Lemon juice- A drop

Applesauce

  • Wash and peel the skin of the apples.(I didn’t peel the skin, since it is healthy).
  • Pressure cook the apples or just cook it in an open pan until it is mushy.
  • Mash it well or grind it to a fine paste.  Add honey and lime juice.
  • Apple sauce is ready to use.

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius. Heat both the top and bottom elements.
  • Wash, peel and cut the bananas. Grind them it to a fine paste with sugar. Transfer them to a bowl.
  • Add applesauce, baking powder, baking soda, salt,  vanilla essence and give a quick mix.
  • Now add the sifted wheat flour and mix well without any lumps.
  • Add the tuti-fruti or chopped walnuts into them. Mix well.
  • Grease the bread pan and add the bread batter into it.  usually while baking normal bread, we fill only half of the bread pan. But here you can almost fill the pan.
  • Now bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg C for 45 minutes. The timing varies from oven to oven.  Insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean. This will help you to know if it is baked or not.
  • After baking, cut it into slices and serve with tea or coffee.

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