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Jun 25, 2008

Wheat cake recipe - totally indian

I am a grass , or am I a cereal or a grainI am everywhere and in almost all the foods you eat.My whole being used in many ways without restrain I offer you something which is so hard to beatI am as old as you can think of me to beThought to be originated from the land of camelsI am breakfast, lunch and dinner for all to seeOr be it desserts from cakes , pies to caramelsI am famous all over the world from east to westAs breads, flatbreads , cookies to muffinsI am v healthy and like a treasure chestFor ppl - weight conscious and its healthy kinsBuckle up and take a pen and a paperI am yellow when alive, brown when put to 'dust'Eating me makes you look so dapperNow think hard and tell me what is that grain that we all genuinely trust!!!
This was the riddle sent to me when I opted for a box in Open sesame contest. It was such fun looking for the answer to the riddle. My first answer was wrong , but with the second clue,I could guess it right. But when I looked at the riddle after I knew the correct answer, the answer seemed to be so obvious. Yes it indeed is WHEAT. How did I miss it the first time!!!!
Wheat is a staple food in our Indian diet. I decided to bake a cake with indian flavours. I used jaggery and cardamom powder and the addition of nuts and dates added to the flavour.
wheat cake Ingredients-
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Jaggery- 1 cup
Oil- 1/3 cup
Eggs- 2
Cashew-5 cut into pieces
Almond- 5 cut in to pieces
Dates- 5 finely chopped
Cardamom powder- 1tsp
Rose Essence- Few drops
water- 1/2 cup

Method-
Chop the nuts and mix them with flour. Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl .Add cardamom powder in it. In another mixing bowl, add jaggery and oil and mix well. Then add the eggs slowly and mix well.Then stir in the flour slowly mixing it while adding. Add rose essence and water. Mix the nuts with some flour and fold the nuts and dates in the batter.Mix gently.
Pour the batter in a greased oven safe dish and bake it in a preheated oven at 180c.
Cool and cut them into pieces.wheat cake These cakes are being sent to International food league at dining hall.

26 comments:

Asha said...

You made a cake with wheat! Looks great and that's very creative of you!:))

srikars kitchen said...

wow.... Great entry..... Fantastic and delicious cake....great click

notyet100 said...

wow,..wheat cake...new forme,..nice entry...

Maheswari said...

Hey..i got the same riddle..i made laddus.Your cake looks delicious...

karuna said...

the cake looks good. whole wheat is always a good option.

Vanamala said...

Nice one....Nice pics

Kalai said...

Cake looks delicious, Sowmya! Great dish for IFL! :)

Uma said...

wow, the cake looks awesome, Sowmya! I got the same riddle too. Just posted the recipe.

Cham said...

I got the same riddle , nice entry :)

Srimathy said...

Yummy wheat cakes!!Good Effort

Mrs.SriLekha said...

that looking nice sowmya... can i have a little from that..

Pearlsofeast said...

wow wheat, sounds and looks great.Nice combo and very healthy too.

Illatharasi said...

Wheat cake... hmmm healthy one... I have to try lot of cakes from your blog ;)

LG said...

very healthy cake and I am sure this cake like the choclate cake of bloggers meet would have tasted delicious.

Sireesha said...

WOW...Wheat cake....new for me......looks great......gr8 entry..

Vaishali said...

Ooh, yum. The wheat cake looks delicious, Sowmya.

Devi Priya said...

Another healthy and creative recipe..Way to go girl!

KALVA said...

Healthy cake.. i will buy it!!!

Siri said...

'Wheat Cake' is such a unique entry Sowmya. Thanks dear!

Cheers,
Siri

Illatharasi said...

Pick up your award from my blog;)

Rajani said...

Hi Sowmya, thanks for dropping by! you have very nice recipes out here on your blog! am bookmarking you right now! u guys are so lucky to be able to meet and catch up!! I don't know any other foodie blogger from UAE!!!! Love the cake idea - will try it as my next baking attempt. I also baked a coconut cake with whole wheat/atta and will post it over the weekend.

Prajusha said...

wow..A unique recipe and looks delicious and healthy.

A&N said...

Hi Sowmya, I am really amazed by the fact that you've made a cake entirely out of wheat flour! Really innovative! And thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. Gotta try it soon :)
A.

Sunshinemom said...

I always had doubts about using whole wheat for cakes but you have cleared it all with the picture! Looks great:)

Rajitha said...

that is one nutty cake ;)..i know..bad joke...but wow! that is healthy..nice..

Lore said...

Whole wheat cake with dates? Sign me up!

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