Ingredients : 1 cup wholewheat flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup curd or dahi, 1/2 tbsp coffee powder ( used Nestle ) , 1 ripe pear cut into thin slices ( deseeded ) 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda,a pinch of salt, water as needed, optional :streusel topping .
Method : Mix all dry ingredients that is mix atta, baking powder & soda, sugar ,salt & coffee powder together .I mix with a whisk many times over .This ensures that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.Keep aside.
Line a baking dish with butter paper. I cut pear at this stage, as if cut earlier,pear slices must be rubbed or sprinkled with lemon juice lest they turn brown.Keep aside.
Mix dahi & the dry mix of atta , baking powder,soda, sugar ,coffee powder & salt.I found that the dahi was inadequate for the batter.Hence, added water bit by bit. The batter must be like idli or dhokla batter.No lumps should remain in mix. Pour the cake batter into the baking dish.Line the top of the cake batter with thin cut slices of pear. On the pear slices, sprinkle streusel topping ( I had ready made struesel topping which was a ready mix part of a ready muffin pack ) .Alternatively ,after cake is removed from oven ,it can be sprinkled with powdered sugar or just a plain cake would look lovely with sliced pears !
I have replaced the oil with yoghurt in the recipe.Hence, this is guilt free ...oil free cake !