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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Vegan Sweet Potato cake

I had come across this sweet potato cake on Saffron Trail.I got some sweet potato this week not for the cake .And then decided to bake this cake.  I had apples as well. I tweaked the recipe & made it into a Vegan version of the cake !

Ingredients :1 cup atta ( whole wheat flour ) , 1/2 cup maida, 1 cup mashed boiled de peeled sweet potato , 1/2 cup apple sauce ( pressure cook an apple after depeeling & deseeding it & then mash it ) , 1 cup jaggery sugar ( Patanjali brand used ) , 1/2 cup lukewarm water,1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup oil, 1tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp dry ginger powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of salt.

Method : Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.

Mix atta, maida, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder in abowl wirn afork oer whisk. mix many times so that all dry ingredients are nicely mixed with each other. Keep aside this dry ingredient mix.

Mix wet ingredients- oil, apple sauce, mashed sweet potato, apple cider vinegar with each other nicely. Add jaggery sugar to this mixture. The sugar will melt .See that no lumps of jaggery sugar remain. One may have to mash some sugar lumps as jaggery sugar does not break easily.This is the wet ingredient mix.

Make a well in the dry ingredient mix.Put the wet mix into the dry ingredient mix well. Mix so that a batter is formed. Pour warm water drop by drop to get a idli batter type consistency. See that no lumps remain in batter.

Line a baking vessel with butter paper. Pour the batter into the baking vessel over the butter paper .Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 45-50 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

I baked it in microwave mode for 5 minutes to ensure that the whole cake is completely baked after convection baking is over.

After baking is over, cool it outside for half an hour. Put it upside down on aplate. Remove the butter paper from bottom. Straighten it up & cut as per choice.

This cake was  moist & soft.It was aptly sweet.

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