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.

Lemon Cake

 

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Lemon cake. A perfect solution for your sweet craving.

The cake is butter less so you can call it guilt free cake. Added only 3 spoon oil.

Recipe courtesy Meghana Bhadauria a fellow foodie  from a food group. We learn a lot in a food group. Thank you Meghana Bhadauria for this wonderful recipe.

I include a pinch of lemon zest.
Only few ingredients added. A very simple yet delicious cake.

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Recipe

Sugar  – 1 cup

Milk  – 1 cup room temperature

All purpose flour – 1 and 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice  – 1 tablespoon

Lemon zest  – a pinch

Method

Preheat the oven at 170 degree.
Grease a mouldt .

Mix 1 cup sugar ( you can reduce the quantity if u don’t want it too sweet I used 3/4 cup)
and 1 cup milk at room temperature.

When sugar dissolves add 3 tablespoon of oil and mix well to form an emulsion.

Sieve 1 and 1/2 cup of  flour+ 3 tablespoon.

Add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon soda add the above milk mixture to form a smooth batter add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest and mix.

Pour the batter in the greased mould and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

The time depends on the type of your oven. Check after 25 minutes with a toothpick. It should come out clean, if not bake for some more time till done.

Let it cool before slicing. Enjoy the eggless and butter less yummy cake.

Eggless Mango Mug Cake

 

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Mango season is about to over. Wanted to make a mango cake but convection mode of my microwave is not working. What to do so tried this microwave mug cake and surprised with the texture.

Its so soft and moist and yummy too. Few ingredients and only 2 minutes. Very quick and easy yet soft moist gorgeous cake .

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Recipe

All purpose flour aka maida – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar – 4 teaspoon

Chopped mango – 1/4 cup

Oil – 3 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon
You can use cinnamon powder or vanilla essence instead.

Milk as required

Cashew nuts – 3 tsp.
You can use any nuts, tutti fruity or chocochips too. Use whatever you have.

Method

Mix all the dry ingredients. Grind chopped mango with sugar.

Add oil and grind again. Now add in the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Add milk as required. Make a thick consistency. Don’t over beat. Mix gently.

Mixing too much can make your cake hard. I added 4 tsp sugar, if you want you can add little more or less. It depends on the sweetness of mango.

Pour the mixture in a mug. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Check it. Mine was little undone so I microwave it for another 30 second. Don’t overbake the cake. Serve hot.

If you want to serve later reheat it in the microwave for 30 – 40 seconds before serving.

Enjoy the delicious soft mango cake.