The name sounds just too healthy for a cake, doesn’t it!? Well, that was the purpose actually! So the events unfolding to baking this cake turned out a little this way -> A couple of colleagues and I went for a book hunting spree at a local book fair and I happened to pick up 5 cook-books. Yes! Now wherever I go, I search for cook books which add to my knowledge and help me churn out some rather interesting recipes. One of them books was a dessert book from which I took the idea of this cake and decided to bake it the day I brought the books! Fun it is to bake with mum and do all the things together. Best thing about this dish is – it can as easily be made in a cooker as in an oven with very simple everyday use ingredients!
The cake can be used with tea time snack or morning breakfast after your exercise routine or just whenever you feel like having a dessert! 😀
Also, this cake can be prepared in a cooker as well! Note it in the comments! 😀 😀
NOTE: READ THE ENTIRE RECIPE ONCE BEFORE YOU START PREPARING. USE THE METHOD WHICHEVER IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.
Prep Time: 45 mins
- 3/4 cup coarse whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup ground oats
- 9-10 candied dried prunes
- 1 whole apple (chopped into small cubes)
- 1 cup milk
- 6 Tspn powdered sugar
- Chopped almonds
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1 tspn vanilla essence
- 1 tspn cinnamon powder
- 1 tspn Ghee
- Take the ghee in a pan and beat it well. Add sugar and beat it again till you get a creamy consistency.
- Set the prunes for boiling for about 10 mins. Keep the level of water till about 1 finger more than the prunes are wholly immersed. Once the prunes are boiled, blend them in a mixture to form a paste.
- Once the prunes are boiled, add them with the water in the prepared ghee and sugar mixture and beat again. Slowly add the milk and keep on beating the mixture till all the milk is thoroughly mixed. Set aside this mixture.
- In another vessel, mix all the dry ingredients ( wheat flour, oats, baking powder and soda, cinnamon powder and almonds) properly. Stir in the prepared milk and prunes mixture slowly. Keep on folding the batter properly as you add the milk mixture.
- Coat the apples with the whole wheat flour. (Tip: Coating the apples is necessary so that while baking they don’t settle down). Once done, add the apples to the prepared batter and mix thoroughly.
- Grease a baking tray and pour in the batter for baking. Garnish the top of the batter with chopped almonds and prunes. Keep the cake for baking at 250 degrees for 25 mins. (Tip: Remember to preheat the oven at 250 degrees celsius for 5 mins)
- Post 15 mins of checking, insert a skewer to check whether the cake is done or not. Lower the temperature now to 180 degrees and continue baking till the cake is done.
- Remember not to keep the cake for too long inside the oven and the bake ware once done. Take it out and let it cool. (Tip: The heat would make the cake soggy and flat if kept inside for long).
- Alternately, you can also bake the cake in a cooker. In a cooker, make a layer of sand. Put a small 1 to 2 inches thick ring over the sand layer. Keep a small dish with holes over the ring. Cover the vessel and set the cooker on a high flame for 10 mins (This does the work same as preheating an oven). After this keep the prepared baking dish in the cooker and cover it for 20-25 mins. Check after 15 mins for the rise and whether the cake is ready. Here also, remove the cake as soon as its done and set it to cool.
Voila! Your cake is ready – Rich, healthy and tasty!! Let your kids have it – no problem. Have it with break fast – not a problem!! No maida (all purpose flour), no butter, not much sugar – it uses all ingredients readily available!
As they say – ‘health is wealth’! And what better than a super yummy healthy cake to make your wealth! 😉