Sunday, 8 February 2015

Black Grape Cake - Egg less and Butter free


It’s a relaxed Sunday today. The Sun has been kind and shinning with all brilliance. It now seems as though we are in spring. A strong breeze rustles the trees tops and bushes. The tall grass in the fields, stroked by the breeze move like giant waves from one end to the other. The leaf birds chirp continuously as they flit from flower to flower sucking nectar from our climber that is over laden with orange flowers.




Last week, we spotted huge Indian Pied Hornbills in a mulberry tree. It was an ecstatic moment. We were flabbergasted to see the giant birds swooping down for insects and getting back to their perch.


Market is flooded with black grapes. This weekend I baked an Egg less Cake with black grapes.


 It was sumptuous, moist and studded with juicy grapes that burst in mouth in every bite. 


Black Grape Cake – Egg less and Butter free
Ingredients
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk at room temperature
1/3 cup virgin olive oil
¼ cup jam (any flavour) or else, add ¼ cup powdered sugar more
2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup black grapes washed* and wiped dry
*Grapes are sprayed with pesticides. It is important to clean them well. Take two cups of water. Add two tablespoons of white vinegar and soak for ten minutes. Rub skin with hands. Rinse.
Method
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease the sides and line bottom of one 8 inch round cake pan.
Whisk together first four ingredients in a big bowl. Keep aside
In another bowl mix next five ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix till you get a smooth batter.
Fold in grapes. Pour the batter in the prepared cake tin.
Bake for 35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven after 5 minutes. Remove from the pan after another 5 minutes.
Cool in the rack. Slice next day.




17 comments:

  1. Looks so yum! Would love to try this one day!

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  2. Another fantastic post Namita. This cake is very easy to make vegan by just using non-dairy milk. Thank you for your awesome shares and those birds are magnificent! We have been planting out grape vines this year and hopefully I can make this with our own grapes in a year or two :)

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  3. I had this cake in mind for such a longggggg time. Finally got the chance today to make it. It's turned out super duper awesome. Thx for the recipe. Will surely make it again

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    1. Hello Ashlesha,
      I am so happy that you tried this recipe and that you were happy with the cake. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  4. I love your blog - recipes and the photos :) y'day I tried this black grape cake (I had to add 2tbsp corn flour and 2-3 tbsp of whole wheat flour as I didn't have sufficient APF). It turned out so soft and had the perfect texture. My 6yr old son loved it so much that he insisted on taking it to school in his snacks box. Thanks so much for all the lovely recipes.

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    2. Hello Arthi, Thank you Arthi, your beautiful words make my day! A big hug to your son. I am so happy that you enjoyed my recipe.
      Love and good wishes!

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  5. Hi do we not need to add baking powder? ? I will be using maida thats flour

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    1. Hello Khyati, this recipe does not require baking powder. Go ahead and Happy Baking!

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  6. Namita it was my son's one month birthday and i made this cake.. it was superb. . The flavour n taste of grapes was yummy. Something different than the usual flavors.. Thanks for a wonderful recipe

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    1. Hello Khyati, Lots of love to your little one. God bless him. I am so happy that you tried my recipe on such a special occasion.

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  7. Made this cake and my kids loved it. It was very moist and delicious. Just wanted to ask if we can make this with the same amount of whole wheat flour without making any other changes.

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    1. Hello Lina,
      So happy to know that your kids loved the cake. Yes, you may bake it with whole wheat flour. In case if the batter feels a little thick or dry, add more milk to get the required consistency.Happy Baking!

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  8. Hi. Can we use whole wheat flour instead of apf or substitute half with wwf

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    1. Sure, please go ahead with whole wheat flour. 50-50 ratio would be really good. Hope you enjoy your cake. Happy Baking!

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  9. Hi could I substitute strawberries with grapes?

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    1. Sure Ambika, Go ahead and experiment with strawberries. Happy Baking!

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