Friday, January 16, 2015

Dry Fruit and Nut Egg less Cake

Being a vegetarian, I was thinking of preparing egg less cake at home from long time. Most of the egg less cake recipes include condensed milk. So I learnt first How to prepare condensed milk and then tried Cake !!. Feeling so wonderful after I baked a delicious egg less cake for the first time.Never knew its so easy. Its so yummy and moist and you just cant make out its without eggs.

Ingredients :

1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup condensed milk 
1/2 tsp baking powder (you can also add 1/4 tsp of baking soda along with baking powder)
1/3 cup milk ( at room temperature)
1 cup full of dry fruits and nuts ( you can make any combo your choice , I used cahew nuts(1/4 cup) , pecan nuts (1/4 cup), tutti fruity(1/4 cup) and raisins and cranberry together (1/4 cup) )

How To Prepare ?
  • chop the dry fruits and nuts and keep it aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • In a large mixing bowl first mix powdered sugar and butter till it becomes puffy.
  • Now add condensed milk and mix really well.
  • Now add half of your flour , half of your milk , baking powder and mix well again .
  • Add remaining milk and flour and mix all the ingredients well. In the whole process you can use your hands or whisk whichever you feel comfortable .
  • Now time to add chopped dry fruits and nuts. Add and whisk gently so that it will mix nicely. Now our cake batter is ready.
  • Grease the baking loaf pan with butter on sides and bottom and dust with little flour. Hold the loaf pan up side down and tap once so that all the excessive flour flies off.
  • Now pour the cake batter into the loaf pan.Pat it once on surface so that batter gets even inside the pan....All set to go into the oven.
  • Bake it at 180 Degree C for about 25 mins and check.
        How To Check ? Insert a tooth pick /knife in the middle of the cake, if it comes out 
       clean we are all done .

  • If not yet done , keep it for 5/10 more mins and check again .Repeat the process until cake bakes completely.It took 50 mins for me .
  • After you remove from oven , keep it for 2-3 mins , and close a loaf pan with plate and flip it.

  • After it cools down completely, chop it into a shape of your choice and enjoy with tea/ coffee.

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