July 6, 2010

Eggless Apple Upside Down Cake with whole wheat flour

After my attempt at an upside down cake with pineapple, I wanted to try with apples. This time I didnot use any all purpose flour and did with whole wheat flour and arrow root flour. I usually stock arrow root flour or koova podi in Malayalam during the season(Nov-December), it is available in the market. I use it in baking and whereever corn flour is used in regular cooking. In case u don't have this flour, use corn flour or maida in place of that.

For the cake


  • Wheat flour/Atta- 1 cup
  • Arrow root/Corn flour - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 2 tspn
  • Salt - 1/4 tspn

  • All spice powder- 1/2 tspn (Mix of cinnamon,nutmeg and cloves)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tspn

  •  Butter - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Flaxseed meal - 1 tblspn mixed in 1 cup of water

  For topping

  • Butter - 2 tblspn
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • All spice powder - 1/4 tspn
  • One applie sliced

Melt sugar and butter in microwave for a minute. Stir in the spice powder.


Seive together the dry ingredients - Wheat flour,arrow root flour, baking powder and salt. I always measure the dry ingredients to an airtight container and shake it well for few times so that the ingredients gets mixed up well.


Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.


Add milk and flaxseed meal mixed with water to the sugar butter mix. Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet mix. Finally mix in the spice powder and vanilla essence.


Grease the cake tin with butter or oil and lightly dust with flour. Pour the melted sugar+butter mix. Arrange the sliced appales overlapping each slice. Pour the cake batter on top of the arranged apple slices.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 55 minutes. Cool the cake and invert it carefully. The cake was slightly denser yet soft.

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  1. Gorgeous cake, looks yummyyyy..

  2. Dear the cake looks really good and the plus point is surely eggless!!

  3. Looks so tempting ...using wheat flour is gr8..

  4. Egg-less and Whole Wheat flour. This is certainly a guilt-free variety.I love the way its made. Looks gorgeous.
    Also, I am going to give your Tapioca Cutlet a try. I have never made that before and that is on my must-do list.

  5. As usual I m drooling over it...yummy...yum..!

  6. Eggless apple cake looks delicious.

  7. What a healthy option! Looks so lovely.

  8. Cake looks yummy Jayashree!!

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  10. sounds great,with wheat flour sounds healthy!

  11. A whole wheat option is always welcome..great recipe.

  12. I liked the idea of whole wheat in a cake.The apples look luscious.


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