Orange Cranberry Cornmeal Cake

Orange cranberry cornmeal cake with whole wheat flour and Soyabean flour.
A very easy to make, soft, moist and delicious orange flavoured cake with dried cranberry.

I have used nutritious cornmeal in the cake. Not only easy to digest it has also Cancer-Fighting Properties.
Cornmeal has iron, zinc, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and even has protein and no cholesterol.
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I have made it both with and without Soyabean flour. And with Soyabean flour cake texture is more soft. Both taste great but I loved the texture of Soyabean flour cake. But never make whole cake with Soyabean flour. Always mix it with other flour. Add this protein rich Soyabean flour in your cake and see the difference in texture and taste.

You can get one Cornmeal cranberry cookies and some more Soyabean flour bakes on this blog.

1. Gluten free apple almond cupcakes

2. Gluten free mocha coffee cake with coffee glaze

3. Gluten free pineapple cupcakes

4. Focaccia with whole wheat and Soyabean flour

5. Blackberry preserve stuffed gluten free eggless cherry cupcake

6. Gluten free cornmeal carrot cake

7. Eggless coconut cupcakes

8. Gluten free vegan fruit cake

9. Gluten free lemon cherry loaf cake

10. Sugar free carrot cake

11. Multigrain-bread

This post is going to be a part of 197#Foodiemonday bloghop Get in shape theme or a dish to be represented in a geometric shape suggested by Kalyani Sri who blog at
Sizzling Tastebuds. Do visit her space for many wonderful recipes.

My contribution is this rectangular loaf cake. Which is full of orange flavour and taste is amazing because of dried cranberry. But if you don’t have cranberry then you can use tutti fruity, choco chips or any dry fruits of your choice. You can use refined flour or maida or any flour instead of whole wheat flour, cornmeal and Soyabean flour.

Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon

Cornmeal – 1/2 cup

Soyabean flour – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Orange juice – 1 cup

Orange zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Oil or butter – 1/3 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Dried cranberry – 1/4 cup

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180°.

2. Grease a loaf pan and dust with flour.

3. Mix 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour with cranberry to avoid sinking at the bottom.

4. Sieve whole wheat flour, cornmeal or makke ka atta, soyabean flour, baking powder and soda.

5. In a large bowl whisk orange juice, powdered sugar oil or butter and vinegar. I have used oil.

6. Add orange zest and vanilla. Whisk again.

7. Now add all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix to make a lump free batter.

8. Fold in flour mixed dried cranberry.
Pour the batter into greased and flour dusted loaf pan. Tap the pan gently on your kitchen counter two three times.

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

11.Let the cake cool down. Slice and serve with milk, tea or coffee.
Happy baking 😊

Notes
1. Refined flour or maida or any flour can be used instead of whole wheat flour, cornmeal and Soyabean flour.
2. If you don’t have cranberry then you can also use choco chips, tutti fruity or any dry fruits of your choice.

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Jam Cake / Whole Wheat Flour Cake

Egg less whole wheat flour jam cake. Soft, delicious and easy to make cake.
No need to add sugar. Mixed fruit jam gives a lovely colour and perfectly sweet taste. I didn’t used refined flour or maida. Cake is made of only whole wheat flour or atta. But you can use any flour of your choice. Even you can use any flavoured jam instead of mixed fruit jam.

Sharing this recipe from my archive. Made this cake first time 4 years ago. Got the recipe in food group Chef At Large from Nisha Ambar. Nisha is an excellent baker. Loved her all the bakes but this cake attract me a lot. Tried and loved the taste. Now sharing this simple yet delicious recipe here. Thanks Nisha for this wonderful recipe.

This week our 195 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Third Letter Magic suggested by Amrita Iyer who blog at The Food Samaritan. Do visit her space for mouthwatering recipes.

In this theme we have to share a recipe with the third letter of our name. I was thinking about the letter J and remember this delicious jam cake. Earlier I have made it with choco chips but this time used walnuts. You can use tutti fruity, choco chips or any dry fruits of your choice. This time I didn’t use any other flour for this cake like my other cakes, followed exact Nisha’s recipe. If you want you can also make it with any gluten free flour or refined flour or maida or mixed flour.

Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Mixed fruit jam – 1/3 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Olive oil – 1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Walnut – 1/4 cup + to sprinkle, chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. Grease a baking pan with oil and dust with flour or line with parchment pepper.

3. Sieve whole wheat flour or atta, baking powder and soda.

4.In a large bowl mix oil, jam and curd. Whisk to blend everything well. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.

5. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.

6. Fold in the walnuts.

7. Pour the batter in the greased and flour dusted cake pan. Tap the pan on your kitchen counter 3 – 4 times to remove air bubbles.

8. Level the top with a spoon and sprinkle walnuts over it.

9. Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for 30 – 35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check.

10. Let the cake cool down completely. Slice and serve.
Happy baking 😊

Notes
1. Refined flour or maida or any four can be used instead of whole wheat flour or atta.
2. You can use choco chips, tutti fruity or any dry fruits of your choice instead of walnut.
3. Any flavourless vegetable oil can be used instead of olive oil.

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Eggless Litchi Loaf Cake With Whole Wheat Flour And Oats

Litchi loaf cake with whole wheat flour and oats.
A very easy to make, soft and delicious litchi flavoured cake. Perfect to serve with tea or coffee or enjoy with ice cream.

I have wanted to make a cake for this week’s bloghop. But this whole week I was at Kanpur. Returned home at Saturday night. I had no idea what to make. My husband bought some juicy litchis today. Litchi is easily available in this season. And its one of my favourite fruit. So I used these sweet juicy litchis in my cake.

I born and raised in Bihar. And I remember the best litchi I have tasted there from Muzaffarpur.
Muzaffarpur in Bihar is famous for it’s litchi production. Muzaffarpur is known as litchi kingdom because of it’s shahi litchis.

Lychee is a wonderful fruit with plenty of health benefits, including its ability to aid in weight loss, protect the skin, boost the immune system, prevent cancer, improve digestion, build strong bones, lower blood pressure, defend the body against viruses, improve circulation, and optimize metabolic activities.
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Whole wheat flour and oats are always a healthy option to make cakes.
You can get some different flavoured eggless oats Whole wheat flour cake here. Click on the name below to get the recipe.

Mawa Paneer Malai Cake

Eggless Sugarless Dry Fruit Cake

Banana Cake

Fruit Cake

Chocolate Cake

Sending this post to 145th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #cakes.
The recipe of this cake is similar to pineapple cupcake that I shared earlier. But no its not gluten free. I have changed the flour. Made the cake with oats and whole wheat flour. You can use all purpose flour if you want. Or if you don’t like oats omit it and use 1 & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or all purpose flour. Or mix of both flour. Choice is yours. Cake will be delicious with any flour. Or you can use any gluten free flour.

I have used fresh litchis in this cake. You can use canned litchi if you don’t have fresh litchi.
Pistachio is optional. You can frost your cake or sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake with a sieve.

Recipe

Whole Wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Condensed milk – 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon

Oil – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Litchi juice – 1/4 cup or as require

Chopped litchi – 3/4 cup

Chopped pistachio to garnish, optional

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. Grease a loaf pan and dust with flour. Or line with parchment paper.

3. Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar in 1/4 cup milk at room temperature and keep aside.

4. In a bowl sieve whole wheat flour, oats powder, corn flour, baking powder and soda.

5. In a large bowl mix condensed milk, oil, vinegar mixed milk and litchi juice. If you are using canned litchi use the juice. I have used fresh litchi. Peel, chop and blend the litchis to get juice.
Whisk everything well.

6. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.

7. Now mix all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well to make a lump free batter.
Don’t over beat.

8. Fold in chopped litchis in the batter. Add 1 – 2 tablespoon litchi juice more if require. Batter should be thick but pourable.

9. Pour the batter in the greased and flour dusted loaf pan.

10. Tap the pan gently. Level the top with a spoon. Sprinkle chopped pistachio over it.

11. Bake in the 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. Insert a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean, its done.

12. Let the cake cool down completely before slicing.
Serve it with tea, coffee or a glass of milk. Or enjoy with ice cream.

Notes

1. Sweetness depends on the litchis. If you are using fresh and less sweet litchi add 2 tablespoon condensed milk more to balance the sweetness.

2. You can use all purpose flour/maida or any flour to make it.

3. If you don’t like oats omit it and use 1 & 1/2 cup flour of your choice.

4. If you don’t like crack on the top and want to make flat top cake use 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder.

5. You can frost the cake or sprinkle powdered sugar over it with a sieve.

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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.

Eggless Fruitcake

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Egg less and butter less fruitcake.
Christmas month so #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #theme is cake.
Presenting a delicious soft fruitcake.

Fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied or soaked dried fruits or nuts and spices.

Egg less, butter less and APF less super soft fruit cake. Everyone love it’s mild flavor of orange and spices. The cake is healthy too because of whole wheat flour and lots of dry fruits.

You don’t need overnight soaked dry fruits. Very easy to make yet super yummy.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour/atta – 1 and 1/4 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup ( room temperature)

Vinegar  – 1 tablespoon

Flax seed – 2 tablespoon ( dry roasted and powdered)

Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar  – 1 cup ( powdered)

Sugar  – 3 teaspoon

Dry fruits  -1 cup ( raisins, almonds and cashew nuts  (chopped or broken into pieces), tutti fruity)

Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp  (optional)

Cumin powder  – a pinch

Nutmeg powder  – a pinch
Or powder of 1-2 cloves

Cinnamon  – a small stick powdered

Dry ginger  – very small piece powdered

Cardamom  – 1 powdered

Vanilla essence  – 1 teaspoon

Boiling water  – 1/2 cup

Some cherry and tutti fruity for spreading over the cake.

Method

Take a pan and heat it, put 3 tsp sugar in the center, reduce flame to low. Don’t touch the pan or stir sugar.

When all the sugar has completely melted pour the boiling water into it and switch off the flame.

Mix the sugar and water well bring it back to boil and put all the dry fruits in it. Boil it for 5 – 6 minutes. Let it cool down.

Keep 3 tbsp flour aside and in the rest of the flour add baking powder, soda, spice powder and flax seed powder.

Mix vinegar to the milk and keep aside.
Beat the oil and sugar, add vanilla. Add curd, vinegar mixed milk. Fold in the flour mixture to it.

Add 3 tbsp flour to the soaked dry fruits and mix the remaining caramelized sugar water in the flour mixture.

Mix orange zest. Add the dry fruits in it and fold gently. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and level the top.

Spread some tutti fruity and cherry ( you can add chopped cherry with the dry fruits in cake mixture too).

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

Slice it when completely cool.
Enjoy the taste and aroma of egg less butter less fruitcake.

Carrot Cake

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A perfect tea time cake. Its Egg less carrot cake. Soft moist and yummy. A flavourful cake.

Made with only 2 tablespoon oil. Didn’t used all purpose flour. So you can call it a healthy cake.

You can make it diet cake by replace sugar with 15-20 ground dates.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour ( atta) – 3/4 cup

Carrots – 2 ( grated)

Curd – 3/4 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1/2 cup

Cinnamon powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

salt  – a pinch

Baking powder  – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda -1/2 teaspoon

Oil- 2 tablespoon

Method

Preheat the oven at 180°. Grease a cake tin with oil or butter and dust with some flour. And keep aside.

In a bowl add sugar and curd beat well. Add oil mix then slowly add flour, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder, soda and mix well. Add grated carrots and mix.

Pour the batter in a greased cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 40-45 minutes. Time depends on the oven. Check with a toothpick after 30 minutes.

Cut into slices when completely cooled.

Enjoy the healthy and yummy carrot cake.