Baking has taken a backseat these days. Though I am planning and cooking a lot of new dishes, I haven't baked in a while. With a scenario like this,Veena of Vegnation gave me Jaggery and cardamom as my secret ingredient in Priya's Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge.With these two ingredients, I knew a dessert was due.But the oven beckoned to me and I looked up some recipes to bake and found something that was really interesting.A whole wheat cake ,without butter and sugar did sound delicious! The cake was really moist and the kids and adults at home enjoyed it....
Adapted from - Sara's Kitchen
Makes - 10 mini bundts
Whole wheat flour-1 cup + 1 tablespoon to dust the dry fruits
Baking powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Baking Soda-1/4 teaspoon
Jaggery, powdered-1/2 cup
Vanilla essence-1/4 teaspoon
Water- 2 tablespoons [see note below]
Tutti frutti- 1/4 cup
Prepare the tin by greasing it with oil. In a small bowl, take the tutti frutti and add a teaspoon of maida and shake well so that the flour coats the dry fruits. Keep aside. Sieve together the dry ingredients.
In a bowl, take the wet ingredients except water and whisk well till the jaggery dissolves. Stain into another bowl. Add the sieved dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to form a lumpless batter. Check the consistency. If it is too thick, add a teaspoon of water to get a thick batter consistency.Add teh tutti fruiti and mix gently.
Spoon out into the prepared tray and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes or tilla toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Cool on the tray for 2 minutes and remove them from the tray onto a cooling rack.
Meanwhile prepare the topping by mixing together 1/2 cup icing sugar with 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence and a tablespoon milk. Spoon over the completely cooled cake and let it set .
The healthy mini bundts are ready to be served.....
- While mixing the dough, add water little by little and take care not to make it watery.
- You can add nuts instead of tutti frutti or leave them out all together.
- The icing is optional.
- It can be baked in a round / square pan and the timing will vary [around 20-25 minutes, depending on the size]
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