Spicy Savoury Cake

My dad got fed up of eating cakes. Strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, brownie, choco lava, coconut cake etc, you name it i have made it after i bought the electric whisker last month. He said that he wouldn’t eat any more cakes. But mom, is not yet satiated. As for me, i don’t care what i bake, i want to bake. So.. this is what that resulted.. It was quick to make. Got ready in under 10 minutes. with a little bit of personalisation i think this will be a very nice evening snack to have with with tea.

 

Spicy savoury cake, dhokla, indian cake, spicy,

Ingredients:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 3/4th cup whole wheat flour (you can use any flour except besan)
  3. 1/2 cup oil
  4. 1/2 milk
  5. salt
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. Spices- jeera powder, Dhania (coriander seed) powder, chilli powder, anyother masala  – just pinch
  8. chopped corriander leaves
  9. chopped green chillis
  10. creativity 🙂

Method:

  1. Beat eggs till they double in volume. Then slowly drizzle in the oil while beating continuously. The consistency of the resultant mixture should be really thick.
  2. Sieve together the flour, salt, baking powder and  spices.
  3. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  4. Use the milk to adjust the consistency.
  5. oil and dust a microwaveable dish and pour in the mixture.
  6. microwave for 4 minutes.
  7. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

This is actually a modification of Nita Mehta’s Vanilla Cake.

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Instant 5 minute microwave Chocolate Cake

A chocolate cake craving can attack at any time. And we all know that such a craving has to be satisfied at any cost. This recipe is for beginners and moody bakers who like me, don’t bother to acquire all the necessary tools of the craft but try to manage along with whatever is available at hand. Actually this cake cannot be made within 5 minutes the  first time. But can be made in less than 5 minutes the second time, it takes a little practice.

Measurement: I don’t have those spoons and cups that are available in the market. Moreover I don’t believe in  cooking by measuring 5ml or 2 drops and 1 pinch.. I put in ingredients by instinct 🙂 Cooking is not chemistry its love for food. So if your using a spoon or cup, it could be of any size, just make sure that you use the same spoon/cup to measure all other ingredients. If you heap the spoon/cup for a ingredient, measure others also the same way.

Ingredients:

  • 2 spoons- all purpose flour (maida)
  • 4 spoons- chocolate powder (you can use drinking chocolate, molten chocolate bar)
  • 5 spoons- oil (any cooking oil)
  • 3-4 spoons- powdered sugar (it will depend upon whether you chocolate is sweetened or plain)
  • 1/2 spoon- instant coffee powder
  • 3 spoons- milk
  • 1- egg
  • pinch – baking soda
  • pinch – baking powder

Method:

  1. Sieve together maida, chocolate powder, baking soda, baking powder, coffee and sugar powder.  If you are using molten chocolate bar then it can be added later on.
  2. Repeat it again. This helps in incorporating the dry ingredients together.
  3. Beat egg in a bowl for 1min. The more stiffer you beat the egg more better it is for the cake. Don’t worry if you don’t have one of those electric beaters, spoon works fine.
  4. Mix oil into the egg and beat again for 1min.
  5. Mix milk in the oil and egg mixture. If you are using molten chocolate then add that also to the liquid mixture.
  6. Slowly mix the liquids into the flour mix while stirring to mix it in.
  7. Once all the liquid has been incorporated, check the consistency. It should not be too thick. If you feel it is thick you can add some milk.
  8. Coat your vessel with oil and dust it with a little maida.
  9. Pour your cake mix into the vessel.
  10. Microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Pierce the cake with a tooth pick or a knife. If it comes out clean then it is ready to be served.
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