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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Eggless Spiced Apple & nuts cake


I was craving badly for some sweet Yesterday. Went out but could not find any eggless stuff (because of Navratra) and returned home with a sad smiley. Had no plans to prepare anything as it was a very tiring day for me. But my severe craving made me to prepare something during midnight. Therefore decided to bake an eggless cake. Prepared Spiced apple & nuts 'chotu sa' cake. It was so light and flavorful that we finished it completely while it was warm. My kitchen had a strong n lovely fragrance of cinnamon, simply loved it. I am sure if you are going to try it you too will have a wonderful smile on your faces like I had.The recipe is very easy n quick to prepare. So lets quickly see the ingredients moving down with the method to prepare.

Ingredients :
I have divided the ingredients list in two parts- the dry & wet ingredients. 
Dry ingredients:
  • All purpose flour/Maida : 1 cup
  • Brown Sugar : 1/2 cup (quantity may vary as per the apple's sweetness)
  • Apple : 1 large size
  • Baking powder : 1 tsp
  • Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Mixed nuts (I used walnuts, cashew, almonds & raisins ) : 1/2 cup
  • Salt : a pinch
Wet ingredients :
  • Curd/Yogurt (at room temperature) : 1/2 cup
  • Oil : 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract : 1/2 tsp
Method :
  • First preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Prepare the apple sauce : Peel the apple and finely grate it. In a pan add grated apple and sugar. Let it cook for some time unless it forms a thick & shiny sauce consistency. When 90 % done, add cinnamon and nutmeg powder. Let the sauce cool down to room temperature.You can also prepare the sauce a day before.
  • Sieve rest of the dry ingredients together (atleast 3 times)
  • Mix the nuts with flour, so that they have a nice flour coating over them.
  • In other bowl mix the wet ingredients very well.
  • Add in the dry ingredients via folding method into the wet ingredients. Don't over mix.
  • Pour into a greased cake tin. Bake it on the middle rack for 40-50 mins or unless a tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Give a rest of 5 minutes, demold and cool on a rack.
It taste best when its a bit warm. Serve it with vanilla ice cream or just like this only.

Thanks & Happy Baking
Priyanka :)

11 comments:

  1. Which oil did you use for this cake and can you recommend other oils which will be suitable to make this cake with? Thanks

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    1. I used simple vegetable oil for it. You can use any oil which has low fragrance. So I recommend vegetable refined oil for it. You can also use Canola or sunflower oil. I never use olive oil for making cakes.

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  2. jong belegen kaas5 April 2014 at 01:24

    such a delicious spiced apple cake...with all the spices and apple inside, big chunk of goodness into mouth

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  3. Thanks Jong, Yes it was very delicious and best for sweet craving :)

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  4. hey baker...i just loved ur simple but delicious recipes.....i hav a lil ques....my cake sometimes gets dump in middle after baking.....why does that happen....it makes me :(

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    1. Thanks Pinz :), the sinking of cake mostly happens due to temperature shock. While baking if the oven is opened several times then this might happen. Or if overmixing of batter is done.

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  5. Can u please tell me the size of the baking dish used in this recipe

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  6. Can i use normal sugar instead of brown sugar?

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    1. Yes you can use, but the colour will vary.

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