Gluten Free Dairy Free Lemon Glazed Water Chestnut Gulkand Cake 


Dairy free gluten free eggless gulkand flavoured water chestnut flour or singhara atta cake.

Yes its gluten free and dairy free yet taste is heavenly. Topped with lemon glaze, desiccated coconut and sugar coated fennel seeds. Gulkand, water chestnut flour, coconut, cardamom and tutti frutti make this cake super yummy and soft.

Gulkand or rose petal jam is not only delicious but it has cooling properties so its treat all heat related problems.

Its rich in antioxidants, keeps our metabolism healthy, act as a energy booster and helps to reduce acidity and stomach heat.

Water chestnut flour or singhara flour/atta is normally consumed during fasting. It is a good source of energy. This flour/atta is gluten free and very good for overall health.
It is rich in protein, carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It provides many essential nutrients too.
According to Ayurveda it contains more mineral compared to buffalo milk. It is used in Ayurveda to cure various diseases.

Gulkand or rose petal jam, cardamom, lemon, coconut milk and tutti frutti made this cake divine.

Recipe 


Water chestnut flour or singhara atta – 1 & 1/2 cup +1 tablespoon

Desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Coconut milk – 1 cup

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Gulkand – 1/4 cup

Tutti frutti – 1/2 cup

Cardamom – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar coated fennel seeds – 2 tablespoon

For glaze 


Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Powdered sugar – 1/4 cup

Lemon zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar coated fennel seeds, desiccated coconut and cherry for topping

Method 


Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

Grease a cake tin and dust with water chestnut flour.

Mix 1 tablespoon water chestnut flour and tutti frutti to avoid sinking in the bottom.

In a bowl mix water chestnut flour or singhara atta, desiccated coconut, cardamom powder, baking powder and soda.

In a large bowl whisk powdered sugar, coconut milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and oil. Beat till sugar dissolved.

Add all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well to make a lump free batter.

Add gulkand or rose petal jam and mix.

Fold in flour mixed tutti frutti and sugar coated fennel seeds in the batter. But these are optional if you want you can omit these. Use dry fruits of your choice.

Pour the mixture into the greased and flour dusted cake tin.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 35 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Every oven takes different time. So check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle if it comes out clean your cake is done.

Let the cake cool down completely.

For glaze whisk lemon juice, powdered sugar and lemon zest. Whisk till smooth.

Spread lemon glaze all over the cake.

Spread desiccated coconut over it.

Top with sugar coated fennel seeds and cherry.

Slice and enjoy the lemon coconut mixed heavenly taste.

Happy baking!!

Note –

1. If you want you can add little food colour in the batter.

2. If you have problems with colour you can omit tutti frutti and sugar coated fennel seeds. Use dry fruits of your choice instead of these.

 

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Eggless Lemon Chocolate Marble Cake 


Eggless lemon chocolate marble cake.

Soft and delicious cake made with two different batter. You will love the chocolate and lemon mixed taste. If you like you can also make two different cakes.

You can get the lemon cake recipe here

Posting this recipe for  Shhhhh cooking secretly challenge.

In this group all the participating bloggers were challenged to make a dish with the use of two secret ingredients their partner assigns them with.

This month I have paired with Poornima Porchelvan for baking theme. Poornima is a wonderful blogger who blog at Poornima Cook book. Check out delicious recipes on her blog.

Poornima has gave me two of my favourite ingredients, lemon and chocolate. Thanks Poornima for these lovely ingredients.

I have made this marble cake with these two ingredients. Lemon and chocolate mixed flavour makes it superbly delicious.

Really happy with the texture, it is super soft.

I have made two completely different batter for this cake.

I have used refined flour in it but you can make with whole wheat flour or you can use half whole wheat flour and half refined flour.

Recipe 


For lemon batter 


Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Milk  – 1 cup room temperature

All purpose flour – 1 and 1/2 cup

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 3 tablespoon

Lemon juice  – 1 tablespoon

Lemon zest  – 1 teaspoon

 

 

For chocolate batter 

 

Refined flour – 1&1/2 cup

Powdered sugar- 1 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Milk – 3/4 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp

Soda – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder- 1/2 tsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

 

 

 

 

Method 



Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

Grease a cake tin and dust with flour. Remove the excess flour.
Lemon batter 

Sieve flour, baking powder and soda.

In a large bowl mix sugar and milk. Milk should be at room temperature.

When sugar dissolves add 3 tablespoon oil and beat well.

Add flour mixture gradually in it. Mix and make a smooth batter.

Now add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well.

Keep it aside.

Chocolate batter – 

Mix vinegar with milk. Keep aside. Milk should be at room temperature.

In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.

In a large bowl whisk oil and sugar. I have used rice bran oil you can use olive oil or any flavourless oil.

Add vinegar mixed milk and whisk again.

Add vanilla essence and mix well.

Now add the dry ingredients gradually in it. Mix everything and make a smooth lump free batter.

Take 2 separate spoons for both the batter.

In greased and flour dusted cake tin pour a spoon full chocolate and lemon cake mixture alternately.

When all the both cake mixture used up, tap the bottom of the tin gently to remove the air bubbles. Fill the cake tin 3/4 because cake will rises well.

With a knife or skewer swirl the mixture in the tin few times to give the cake a marble effect.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 40 – 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake cool down completely.

Slice and serve the beautiful and delicious cake with your tea, coffee or a glass of milk.

Enjoy……

Happy baking 😊
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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Black Rice Cake 

 

 

 

Gluten free eggless double chocolate black rice cake.

A very healthy and delicious eggless cake with a nutty taste of black rice.

Black rice is more nutritious than brown rice. Its an excellent source of fiber, amino acid, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

In China and some South-East Asian country it is known as “Forbidden Rice” because it was reserved exclusively for the Royals in ancient China.

Black rice is healthier than the good old white. Black rice, an Asian staple that’s always been part of northeastern cooking in India, is making a huge comeback and so is the nutty-flavoured red rice

Black rice is gluten-free, gut-friendly, a natural cleanser and heart-savvy. The Asian basic, also called Chakhao in Manipur, is popping up at supermarts all over the world as the super-food to get hold of. The bran hull of black rice, which is the outermost layer of the rice grain, contains one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin found in any known food. “Black rice is lower in calories but higher in protein content as compared to brown, red or white rice. Its antioxidant content is almost six times higher than other varieties of rice,” confirms Dr Kaur

Source –  Supriya Sharma

And the cake is soft and moist. You will love the nutty taste of black rice. If you don’t have black rice you can make the cake with white rice too.

 

 

 

Recipe 


Black rice flour – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Almond powder – 1/4 cup

Grated dark chocolate – 1/4 cup

Powered sugar – 1 cup + 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Oil or butter – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Vanilla – 1 teaspoon

 

 

 

Method 


For black rice flour wash and soak the black rice overnight. Next day spread the rice on a piece of cloth to sun dry. When the rice dried up completely grind them to a fine powder. You can use white rice too.

For almond powder dry grind the almonds with it’s skin.

Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a baking pan and dust with flour.

Mix vinegar with milk and keep aside.

In a bowl sieve rice flour, oats powder, almond powder, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder.

In a large bowl mix oil or butter and powdered sugar. I have used oil. Beat well.

Add vinegar mixed milk and vanilla. Mix well.

Add all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well and fold grated chocolate in the batter.

Pour the mixture in a greased flour dusted cake pan. Tap gently.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 30 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Every oven takes different time so check after 30 minutes.

Cake will be soft, so don’t try to slice when hot, it may be crumbled. Let the cake cool down completely before slicing.

Enjoy the soft, moist and delicious cake with tea or coffee.

Water Chestnut And Coconut Cake 


Water chestnut and coconut cake. 

A cake made with shredded coconut, water chestnut flour or singhara atta , dried  milk or khoya/mawa, malai or milk topping and clarified butter or ghee. I have made this cake during Navratri fasting days. 

We usually used to make laddu and different types of sweets these days. Next time make this cake during your fasting days for a change. I am sure you will love the taste. 

This week our #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #Navrari special. My contribution is this super soft and yummy water chestnut flour or singhara atta and coconut cake .

Water chestnut flour or singhara flour/atta is normally consumed during fasting. It is a good source of energy. This flour/atta is gluten free and very good for overall health. 

It is rich in protein, carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It provides many essential nutrients too. 

According to Ayurveda it contains more mineral compared to buffalo milk. It is used in Ayurveda to cure various diseases. 

And its helps to prevent sugar, ulcer, gout and heart diseases. Water chestnut is dense with potassium and fiber.

Recipe 



Water chestnut flour or singhara atta – 1 & 1/2 cup

Shredded coconut – 3/4 cup tightly packed 

Powered sugar – 1 cup 

Mawa/khoya or reduced milk – 1/2 cup 

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon 

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon 

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Curd – 1/2 cup 

Ghee or clarified butter – 1/4 cup 

Malai/milk topping or cream – 1/4 cup 

Tutti fruity – 1/2 cup 

Method 



Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a cake tin and dust little water chestnut flour or singhara atta.

Sieve water chestnut flour or singhara atta, baking powder, soda, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. 

In a large bowl mix powered sugar, curd and ghee or clarified butter. Beat well. Add Malai/milk topping or cream. I have used Malai/milk topping but if you don’t have milk topping you can use cream. 

Add mawa/khoya or dried milk. Mix well now add the dried ingredients gradually. Mix and add the shredded coconut and tutti fruity. You can use dry fruits too. Mix well. Don’t overheat. Make a lump free batter. 

Pour the mixture in greased and flour dusted  cake tin. Tap gently. Sprinkle some tutti fruity over it. Bake at 180° for 35 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Every oven take different time so check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean its ready. 

Let it cool down. 

Slice and enjoy the healthy and yummy cake with your family and friends. 

Happy Navratri. Happy baking.

Eggless Coconut Mawa Cake 


Eggless coconut mawa/khoya cake. A colourful, delicious, rich and flavourful cake for the festival time. May your life becomes colourful with love, prosperity, happiness, joy and success. 

A cake made with shredded coconut and mawa/khoya or dried milk. 

Its festival time in India. We love to make different kinds of sweets in these days. Sweets with paneer/cottage cheese, mawa/khoya or dried milk, coconut, cream etc. We also use different flours to  make the sweets. Like atta/ wholewheat flour, besan/chickpea flour.

Today I am here with same ingredients but not laddu, peda, sandesh or barfi. Why not make a cake with the same ingredients we used to make sweets. Yes a cake with coconut, dried milk, milk topping or malai, flour and flavoured with cardamom and cinnamon. 

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #coconut. There were too many recipes in my mind with coconut. Sweet and savory. But wanted to make something different for this event so here is a delicious colourful cake. 

I have used some colour in the cake. Made a tie and dye cake.  But if you want to make this for kids you can omit the colours. Make a simple cake without using colours. You can use tutti fruity, chocochips or any dry fruits of your choice in the cake.
 You can use any flavour of your choice. Even chocolate too, to make it kid’s favourite. I have used atta or wholewheat flour but you can use all purpose flour/maida too. Or use 1 cup wholewheat flour and 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida. Or use half flour half semolina or suji. There are lots of options to make this mawa/khoya coconut cake. 

Recipe 


Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 & 1/2 cup ( you can use all purpose flour/maida too) 

Shredded coconut – 3/4 cup tightly packed 

Mawa or khoya/reduced milk – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon 
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon 

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Milk – 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoon 

Vinegar – 1 teaspoon 

Oil – 1/4 cup 

Malai/milk topping or cream – 1/4 cup

Food colours of your choice

Method 


Preheat the oven at 180°.

Sieve flour, baking powder, soda, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. 

I have used wholewheat flour or atta but you can use all purpose flour/maida too. 

In a large bowl mix oil, powdered sugar, cream or malai/milk topping, milk and vinegar. Mix well. Beat till the sugar dissolves. Add mawa/khoya or dried milk. Mix well and add the dry ingredients gradually. Then add the shredded coconut. You can use little more milk if require. 

You can bake it now without adding colour if you want. If you are using colours divide the batter in different bowls. I have 4 colours so I have used 4 bowls. 

Add the colours in the bowls. Mix well. Take separate spoons for every bowl. Take a greased cake tin.

Place one spoonful batter of one colour in the middle. Use all the colours one by one. Until all the batter used. Tap the cake tin gently. Make Criss cross with a knife or fork to make design. 

You can make the cake without using colours. Add tutti fruity, chocochips or any dry fruits of your choice. 

Bake at 180° for 35 – 40 minutes. Or until the toothpick comes out clean. Every oven take different time. Check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean its ready. 

Let the cake cool down. Take a picture. Slice and enjoy with tea or coffee 🙂

Egg Less Sugarless Dry Fruits Cake With oats

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Sugarless, butter less and egg less dry fruit cupcakes with oats.
A very healthy and yummy cupcake. You will love the aroma of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.

A very flavourful dry fruit cake with all the goodness of dry  fruits and oats.

I haven’t used all purpose flour/maida ,sugar or any artificial sweeteners in it.
Perfect to satisfy the sweet craving of all the health conscious people.

Dry fruits are an easy source of essential nutrients. It is zero cholesterol and fats so totally guilt free. It has natural sugar,fiber and all the nutrients we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Our this week’s #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is dry fruits. My contribution is this super healthy and yummy cupcake.

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This post is dedicated to all the diabetic people. They can enjoy it too. Just omit the tutti-frutti  and candied cherry. Because they have little sugar. And its perfect for you. I have used rice bran oil but you can use olive oil or any white oil.

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Recipe

Oats  – 1 cup ground

Whole wheat flour or atta  – 1/2 cup

Milk powder  – 1/2 cup

Oil  – 1/2 cup

Milk  – 1 cup+1/4 cup

Vinegar  – 1 tablespoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Dates  – 1 cup seedless and chopped

Raisins  – 1/2 cup cleaned and soaked

Cashew nuts  – 1/4 cup

Almonds  – 1/4 cup soaked and peeled

Tutti-frutti  – 1/2 cup optional

Cinnamon powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder  – 1/4 teaspoon

Nutmeg  – 1/4 teaspoon powder or grated

Candied cherry  – few for garnish, optional

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Method

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.
Grease the cupcake moulds or muffins pan.
Add the vinegar in milk and keep aside.

Grind chopped dates, soaked raisins, soaked and peeled almonds and cashew nuts with 1/4 cup milk. Don’t make it smooth. Make a coarse paste.

Mix ground oats, whole wheat flour, milk powder, baking powder, soda, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and nutmeg.

In a large bowl mix oil and milk vinegar mixture.
Add half of the dry ingredients mix well and add remaining dry ingredients and coarse dry fruit and dates paste.

Add tutti-frutti. Mix well. You can add little more milk if require. Make a thick batter.

Pour the batter in oil or butter greased moulds or muffins pan. Fill 3/4 in each mould.
Decorate with half candied cherry and tutti frutti.

Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 25 – 30 minutes. Or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Every oven take different time. Check after 15 – 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of a cupcake. If it comes out clean its ready.

You don’t need any icing on it.
Let it cool and serve.
Enjoy…….

Note –
If you want to serve diabetic patient omit the tutti frutti and candied cherry.
If don’t have moulds make it in a cake tin, slice and enjoy 🙂

Banana Cake With Rice Flour

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Banana cake with rice flour.
Once I have added rice flour in cake by mistake. But loved the texture and taste. It was super soft.
Now here is a banana cake with rice flour.

What do you do with the over ripe bananas. Nobody wants to eat in my home. Try this banana cake recipe with over ripe bananas and see how it finished so fast.

Ripe banana contains a high concentration of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B-6 and antioxidant compounds.

And over ripe bananas with dark spots in it is more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells.

The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality. Riper the banana the better the anti–cancer quality.

So don’t throw away the over ripe banana. Use them in cake, muffins or cup cakes.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Rice flour  – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1 cup

Oil  – 1/2 cup

Ripe bananas  – 2

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1 teaspoon

Vinegar. – 1 tablespoon

Milk  – 1/2 cup

Chocochips or any nuts for garnishing

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Method

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Grease a cake tin and dust with flour. Keep it aside.

Mix vinegar in milk. Milk should be in room temperature.
Mash the banana with a fork or use your mixer grinder to mash it well.

Beat the sugar with oil. I like less sweet so I have used 3/4 cup sugar but you can add 1 cup if you like.

Now add the mashed bananas and vinegar mixed milk. Mix well.
Add all the dry ingredients and vanilla. Mix well.

If you feel the batter is dry add some milk more.
Pour the mixture in the greased and flour dusted cake tin.

Tap the tin gently.
Spread some Chocochips or any nuts of your choice.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
Time depends on the oven. Every oven takes different time. Mine took 30 minutes.

Check with a toothpick. Insert the toothpick in the middle to check. Bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool. Slice the cake and enjoy. Or serve with ice-cream or chocolate sauce.