December 18, 2009

Eggless Banana Chocolate Cake

In baking, I am trying to  do away with all purpose flour completely. I decided to try a whole wheat cake. I used half cup of wheat flour and 1/2 cup of multigrain flour. The pillsbury brand has come out with a mutligrain flour that has 80 % of atta and 20% of soy, oats, maize, ragi, chana dal and barley together. Since I had that flour in hand, I decided to try that in baking, again thanks to Madhuram's whole grain baking series. And in my attempt to make it healthy, I omitted white sugar and used  brown sugar and  honey. Considering the less amount of oil, the cake was very moist. All in all this is a keeper recipe. I will be trying with coffee flavor soon.







You need

Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup


Multigrain flour - 1/2 cup

Arrowroot powder - 4 tblspn ( you can use corn flour)

Cocoa powder - 4 tblspn

Baking powder ,baking soda - 1 tspn each



Mashed banana - 1 cup

Brown sugar - 4 tblspn

Honey - 3 tblspn

Oil - 1/3 cup

Milk - 1/2 cup + 2 tblspn

Yogurt - 2 tblspn

Vanilla essence - 1/2 tspn

Cashew nuts to garnish - optional






Method

Sift the fry ingredients together - Atta, multigrain flour, arrow root powder, coco powder, baking powder and cooking soda.


Mix banana, brown sugar and honey well. It smells like Panchamritam. Add milk and whisk till blended, followed by yogurt. Finally add oil and vanilla essence. Beat till everything is blended nicely.


Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mix, mixing after each addition. Transfer to a greased baking tin. I usually dust the greased with some flour before transferring the batter.  Garnish with few cashews on top. If you wish you can add some to the batter too.


Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 35 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean. I baked at 200 C. The top cracked.

The cake was very moist and spongy. Perfect sponge cake with chocolate flavor and no hint of banana. For those who you like the cake to be sweet, you can increase the sugar by 2 tablespoon.










This is off to Divya's Show Me Your Cake and  Sara's Cakes n Cookies event.








17 comments:

  1. Love the slices. Sunita from Sunita's world always use whole atta flour in all her baking.
    Check out her place you will be inspired.

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  2. Wow such a gorgeous cake, really healthy and superb...Cake looks moist and soft..

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  3. Hi. The cake looks absolutely fabulous. I liked ur idea of adding multi grain flour. Makes it very healthy.

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  4. wow! I love choco cakes and this one is eggless too. looks splendid.

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  5. The slice is very moist! Cannot believe it is eggless!

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  6. Now that is such an inspiring attempt. great looking cake.

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  7. came out perfect and looks so delicious :)

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  8. Eggless cake looks perfect. Thanks for sending to my event. Hope to see more. you have a wonderful blog of recipes. following u.

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  9. love the ingredients you have use and the cake looks perfect and moist...

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  10. Looks so yumm! I love banana flavored cakes!

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  11. It's nice to know that multi grain flour blends are available in India. Once again thanks for the mention Jayasree. Same pinch too, I too am going to bake a banana/chocolate cake tomorrow with whole wheat flour.

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