I ventured into baking almost 4 years ago and since then, I have experimented with a lot of ingredients and recipes. I tweak the recipes my way and today, I am sharing one of my most favorite and fool proof recipes. So, read on how to bake a perfect wholewheat eggless vanilla cake.
Whole wheat flour – 1.5 Cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Curd 1/2 Cup
Oil 1/2 Cup
Sugar 3/4 Cup
Milk 1/2 Cup
Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
Take all the dry ingredients – whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Sieve them in 3-4 times and add sugar. Now, its time to add all the wet ingredients. Start adding curd, oil, vanilla essence and milk and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth. If you feel the mixture is thick, you can add 2-3 tsp milk more gradually and keep mixing. Don’t add in one go, else the batter may become very thin. Once all the ingredients are mixed well and the batter becomes lumps free and fluffy, its ready to go to the oven.
Preheat the oven. Grease the baking tray with oil generously and dust it with flour. Now pour the batter in the baking tray and bake it for 20 minutes at 180 degree. You can also bake it in a cooker or kadhai. Put some salt in the cooker / kadhai and put a stand on it and cover it with a lid to preheat the vessel. Then put the mold on the stand and cover it with lid again. If using a cooker, please remove the rubber and whistle (weight) and then close the lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes on low flame. Check it with a toothpick, if it comes out clean its done.
You can make frosting of your choice. I generally make chocolate frosting, you can read the recipe here. Alternatively, you can just use the whipped cream. If you want, you can divide the cream into different parts and add food colors of your choice to have a colorful cake. Let the cake cool down completely then divide it into two halves by cutting it from the center. Cooling it down before cutting is important to avoid cake breaking while cutting. Spread the frosting on one half, sprinkle grated chocolate generously. Cover it with the other half of the cake and cover it with frosting. Pour the cream in icing cones, be creative and design as per your choice. The decoration options are endless, you can use sprinkles, cookies, oreo biscuits, choco chips, waffles, fruits etc. You can refer to my pictures for some inspiration.
Hope you liked the recipe. If you try it, please don’t forget to tag me in the pictures. Happy baking.