Baking is a passion to many people and for some, it’s even beyond that leading to a full time profession as well. Come any occasion or celebration cake is one thing which finds itself amidst us making every moment special and memorable to cherish for a long time!

Most of the times it has been observed that the smile which comes on peoples face or the expressions which show out when the cake of the function arrives is just not easy to compare and not to forget the chocolate garnishes, the cherries and all the attractions which make it look all the more presentable.

We all wait for that piece of cake and a second helping usually goes without saying! The essence of baking cakes starts from understanding the type of flour to be used, the flavours to be combined, the colors and essence which go a long way making it lip-smacking, the method and process to be followed, the number of ingredients, the exactness and proportionate approach, moulds and cake tins, the baking time and temperature, garnishes and icings to be used also play a key role in cake making.

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Some of our all-time favorites with cakes and their smaller versions - pastries as we call them are the black forest, Dutch truffle, rich chocolate ganache cake, red velvet cake, fresh pineapple cake, the seasons special mango cream cake, rich cakes also known as gateaux are equally popular with many.

We also have festive cakes, wedding cakes, anniversary and theme cakes as well which of course are the advanced version of cake making. Most people love their cakes with eggs but there are many who are vegetarian and do not prefer eggs as well in their cakes and pastries.

Here we present a few simple- start up type easy-to-bake eggless cake recipes with our readers to try out and relish!

Eggless Date Cake

date cake

Ingredients

  • Refined Flour/Maida 2 Cups
  • Dates 1 Cup (Seedless, Chopped, Or Puree)
  • Sugar White Grain/Brown Sugar/Castor Sugar- 3/4th Cup
  • Butter 1/2 Cup
  • Water 2 Cups
  • Cashews And Raisins ¼ Cup Assorted Can Also Be Used
  • Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp
  • Baking Powder 1 Tsp
  • Soda Bi Carb 1/2 Tsp
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
  • Milk/Soy Milk 1 Cup Or As Required To Get The Consistency

Method

  • Sieve the flour with a pinch of salt, baking powder, and soda bicarb and keep aside, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • In a pan add date puree or chopped dates, water, sugar and butter, stir all of this well until the sugar and butter has well blended cook the mixture for 4-5 mins, allow to cool and add the lime and vanilla extract and give it a stir.
  • To the above prepared cooled mixture add in the flour in small batches or a little at a times and using a spatula and cut and fold method carefully mix it in and also gradually add in milk to assist in getting the desired batter texture, also lastly fold in the chopped nuts.
  • The cake batter needs to now get into the greased and dusted cake tin and enter the pre-heated oven for baking without delay for at least 30-35 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the baked cake.
  • Allow to cool for at least 30 -45 mins and upturn it and cut into wedges/slices and dust with powder sugar and cinnamon powder and serve with coffee/tea.

Tutti Fruity Cake

tuti fruity cake

Ingredients

  • Refined Flour 150 Gms + 1 Tbsp For Dusting On The Tutti Fruity
  • Sugar 100 Gms Use White Or Brown
  • Butter 125 Gm
  • Baking Powder 1 Tsp
  • Soda Bi Carb 1/2 Tsp
  • Tutti Fruity 200 Gms
  • Condensed Milk ¼ Cup
  • Milk 120 Ml
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and sieve the flour with the baking powder, soda bicarb and a pinch of salt and keep aside.
  • Grease and dust a cake tin with butter paper and keep ready.
  • In a mixing bowl combine together the 1 tbsp. flour and mix it with the chopped tutti fruity and toss it well.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla essence add in the condensed milk, milk and mix it all up very well.
  • Now add in the sieved flour into this mixture in small batches and carefully fold it in using a spatula and also add in the tutti fruity into the mixture, as an option add a tbsp. of chopped cashews as well into the mixture.
  • Pour this cake batter into the lined cake tin and spread it evenly, allow to bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 mins or until the toothpick test confirms the cake is baked.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 15-20 mins and then carefully upturn and de-mould it, cut into slices and store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

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Eggless Banana Walnut Cake

banana walnut cake

Ingredients

  • Refined Flour ½ Cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour ½ Cup
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • Ripe Bananas 2
  • Walnuts 1/4 Cup Roughly Cut
  • Powdered Sugar 1/3rd Cup
  • Butter 1/3rd Cup
  • Baking Powder 1 Tsp
  • Soda Bi Carb ½ Tsp
  • Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 Tsp
  • Milk ¼-1/2 Cup As Needed

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, sieve the flours with salt, baking powder, soda bi carb and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add in the peeled bananas and mash them using a fork, now add in the butter and powdered sugar and using a beater beat it well until light and fluffy in appearance.
  • Add in the lemon juice and the vanilla extract and mix it well into the batter, add in the dry ingredients carefully, and blend it all in well.
  • Add in the chopped walnuts lastly and fold them in well, add a little milk if needed to get a proper texture to the cake batter.
  • Pour it into a greased and dusted cake tin and allow to bake for 30-45 mins or until well done, remove allow to cool completely, slice and serve.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

pineapple upside down

Ingredients

  • Refined Flour 2 Cup
  • Butter ½ Cup
  • Sugar 1 Cup
  • Milk 1 Cup
  • Vinegar 1 Tsp
  • Pineapple Essence/Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp
  • Baking Powder 1 Tsp
  • Baking Soda ¼ Tsp
  • Pinch Salt
  • For the Topping
  • Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Brown Sugar ¼ Cup
  • Pineapple 4-5 Round Slices (Tinned)
  • Cherry 7-10 

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Sieve the flour with baking powder, pinch of salt and soda bi carb and keep aside.
  • To prepare the caramel topping in a pan combine butter and brown sugar and cook until sugar is dissolved and transfer this mixture into the lined up cake tin. Place the 4-5 slices of pineapple and center it with the cherries and keep aside for some time.
  • For the cake batter: in a mixing bowl start with butter, sugar, milk, essence and vinegar and beat it all well until sugar is well blended.
  • To the above mixture add in the dry ingredients and mix it well by cut and fold method and form a nice thick cake batter.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the resting cake tin and pat it lightly to remove any air gaps, bake it for 35-45 mins or until the toothpick test confirms the baking and carefully remove the cake tin, allow to cool completely and de-mould the cake, slice and serve.

Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such awesome recipes by MasterChef Kaviraj Khialani who has a varied experience with airlines and the hotel industry. He is a food designer, author, food writer, consultant, and creative cuisine specialist.