Wheat Cake

Few days back I told JJ about the wheat cake recipe I had found in one of the blogs. He was like “What? A wheat cake?? Oh come on! it would taste like an ada, so pls don’t try it”…. Fine! But I desperately wanted to try out the wheat cake for two reasons-first,it was rich in nutrients since the refined flour (empty calories) was substituted with wheat flour and we use jaggery instead of the normal sugar (which is of course another source of empty calories!!)…..and secondly, I haven't tasted a wheat cake before,so wanted to know how it would taste like!!*smiles*
Finally, yesterday when I had some “me time”, I decided to bake the cake and believe me it took hardly 30 minutes for preparing and baking the cake…..The cake was just delicious---a soft cake with a rich taste of jaggery (I like the taste of jaggery) *smiles*.....And guess what?? even JJ liked it!!!*winks* (according to him, the jaggery had balanced the wheat flour taste).

Recipe Source: Spicy Chilly

Wheat flour - 200gms
Jaggery - 1 cup (grated loosely filled)
Milk - 1 cup (plus 1-2 tbsp if the batter is thick)
Oil - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp

  • Sieve flour, baking soda and baking powder twice or thrice to combine in a bowl.
  • Add grated jaggery and combine gently.
  • Add milk, vanilla essence and oil. Use a spatula to combine the mixture gently.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30mins at 180 C or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Note: If using a microwave oven, then microwave on high (900W) for 8 minutes.