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Monday, January 23, 2012

Eggless fat free Orange cake

I was searching for a recipe in which I could use hazelnuts.I wanted it to be cake recipe.I stumbled upon this recipe @ http://srefoodblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/flaxseed-orange-cake-with-hazelnuts.html

I made some changes & got a delicious orange cake topped with crushed hazelnuts !

Ingredients :
Dry : 1 cup whole wheat flour,1/4 cup sugar,1 tsp baking soda,1 tbsp grated or finely chopped orange peel ( called as zest ), 1/4 cup crushed hazelnuts ( optional - any other dry fruit or nuts of choice can be used ).

Wet : 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, 1 tbsp dahi,1/2 cup straw berry milk ( optional ),1tbsp flaxseed powder dissolved in 1/4 cup water,3 tbsp orange juice

Take 1 tbsp flax seed powder & soak it in 1/4 cup water & keep aside .

Sieve wholewheat flour & baking soda together into a bowl .Add sugar & mix .Add the orange zest ( peel grated or finely chopped ) & mix with the flour soda & sugar mixture.Keep aside.

In another bowl,take 1 tbsp dahi,1/2 tsp vanilla essence,3 tbsp orange juice ( I squeezed juice from  1 fresh orange ).One can also use orange fruit  pieces  after peeling off all skin from them &  remove all seeds & add the said fresh orange pieces to the cake dough. Mix dahi ,vanilla essence & orange juice.Add flax seed water mix & mix nicely.Now add strawberry milk -if this is not there,one can use milk or buttermilk or even water.More sugar may have to be used instead of 1/4 cup sugar.I used 1/4 cup sugar as strawberry milk has sugar in it.

Make a well in the dry mix bowl & add the wet mixture to it.Mix the dry & wet ingredients as the wet contents are being poured into the dry mix.The resulting cake dough must have a drop down consistency .

Now grease a microwaveable bowl with oil & pour the cake dough into it.Sprinkle crushed hazelnuts  on to the cake dough in the bowl.Microwave on high for 7-8 minutes.Let the cake remain in the microwave for 10 minutes.Take it out & check with toothpick .If the toothpick comes out clean,the cake is ready.

Keep it for cooling outside the microwave for 25-30 minutes.Now turn the bowl upside down on to a plate.The cake will drop down on to the plate.Cut into desired shapes & serve.

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