I love cakes. As a child, whenever I went to the bakery I got to eat a piece of cake, be it sponge, pineapple, chocolate etc. I am not a very big lover of sweets but when it comes to cakes and puddings, I cannot resist them 🙂
I usually have very little patience. So I always prefer preparing dishes that take less than 30-45 minutes and baking usually takes time. So I try my best to cut short the recipes without compromising on taste. I wanted to prepare a simple cake today without much fat and unhealthy ingredients and so I figured this is the perfect one. I borrowed it from the internet and changed it slightly to arrive with this one.
Makes: 9” diameter cake
Baking time: 30-40 mins
Preparation time: 10 mins
Whole wheat/multi-grain flour – 1.5 cups
Brown sugar – ¼ cup (optional, may use white sugar)
White sugar – ½ cup
Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Water – 1 cup
Milk – ¼ cup
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Vegetable oil – 5 tbsp
Baking tray/cake tin – 9” diameter (you may use whatever size you have)
Oil – 2 tbsp (to grease cake tin/baking tray)
Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp (to dust the cake tin)
- Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine well. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Take a greased cake tin and dust it with cocoa powder on the base and the walls as well.
- Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and tap it gently so that the batter is evenly spread in the tin.
- Place this in a pre-heated oven at 190°C for about 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and a golden crust is formed.
- Remove from oven, let it cool for about 5 minutes and transfer onto a serving plate.
- Your guilt-free, butter-free, egg-free and maida/all-purpose flour-free yummy cake is ready.
- Addition of brown sugar makes the cake moist. You may avoid if you would like to.
- I noticed that adding milk gives it a nice spongy texture. You may skip this as well but the cake might become dry.
- Instead of sugar you may use jaggery as well.
- Dusting cocoa powder gives a nice dimension to the cake on one side of it, so every bite has a cocoa touch to it.