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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Eggless Banana Wheat Cake

Cakes are everyone's favourite. No occasion is complete without this delicious dish. It is a mode to celebrate every occasion. So it will be an added bonus if it is healthy too. I thought why not bake it with whole wheat flour and share the recipe with you. Usually healthy cakes are dry but this one is moist and soft. It is a simple, delicious and easy to prepare recipe. It takes ten minutes to prepare the batter and 30 to 35 min to bake in the oven. I always love food which can be cooked easily. Food in a jiffy is my mantra. 
You can bake this cake in oven as well as  in a pressure cooker.  Ingredients which I have used are readily available in every kitchen. So you can try this out even today. Do let me know how it turned out for you. 
We need :
Banana - 2 medium sized . 
Suger    - 3/4 cup ( powder it in a grinder) 
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour-  One & half cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda -  half tsp
Dalchini ( Cinnamon) Powder- 1 tsp
Milk - 3/4 cup
Walnuts chopped - 3 tsp
Raisins ( kishmish) - 2 spoons
My cup measures 240 ml./ 120 gm
Tsp means teaspoon

Take a mixer jar . Add vegetable oil , Banana and suger. Blend together till they form a smooth batter. 
Take this batter out in a bowl. 
Keep a sieve on the bowl of batter and in it add whole wheat flour , baking powder baking soda and dalchini powder (cinnamon). Sift all the ingredients in the batter. 
Now Mix the flour gently in the batter till all the lumps are removed to form a smooth batter. 
Add raisins and chopped walnuts to the batter. Keep few raisins aside to put on top of the batter later.
Meanwhile pre-heat your oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10min. Alternatively if you are using pressure cooker to  bake, pre-heat your cooker on slow gas for 10min .
Grease a 6" pan and dust some all purpose floor on it. By dusting flour cake slips out easily from the tin after baking.
Check the consistency of the batter . If it is too thick add a little milk. Pour the batter in the pan. Decorate the top with raisins . 
Shake or tap the pan on the shelf to remove airbubbles. 
Place the pan in oven and bake it at 180 degree Celsius . It took 30 min in my oven to Bake the cake. Time can differ from oven to oven .
If you are baking the cake  in a pressure cooker then place a wire rack inside it and place the cake pan on it and close the lid. But remove the whistle . Keep the flame on low. It will take around 35 min to bake the cake.
Insert a toothpick to check . If it comes out clean then the cake is fully baked. Let it cool . Take it out of the pan by inverting it on a plate. Now what are we waiting for Enjoyyyyyy this delicious cake with your family. 

Try this recipe and do  leave your valuable comments below. You can also share with me the pics of the dish. 
It will encourage me to do better. 

Tips : 
Oven should be medium hot at time of keeping the cake. If the oven is too hot your cake will become hard & dry from outside. 
Folding of flour in the batter should be done gently otherwise the air incorporated in the batter will escape. And cake will turn hard. 
Hope you liked the recipe. Happy Cooking folks !!!. 

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