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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eggless Mango - Semolina Cake


I found this simple, delicious and easy cake at red chillies and am very impressed with the results I have got so far from this recipe. It is totally effortless recipe and yields an enjoyable cake. And that too an eggless version. I tried with mango puree twice (once with the homemade mango puree and then with the store bought one) and bananas once.


When baked, the outer surface has a slightly gritty but still an enjoyable texture while the inside is done to perfection. The cake baked with store bought kesar pulp definitely is more appealing to eyes than the home made puree because of the vibrant color. However, tastewise both versions are same.


Ingredients:
1.5 cup semolina / sooji / rava
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.5 cup mango puree (I used store bought kesar mango pulp.)
2 Tbsp melted butter / ghee
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

Batter ready for baking

Note:
1. I reduced the quantity of butter from 3/4 cup to 2 Tbsp but still the cake tasted great. For 1 cup semolina version, the cake comes out good with 1 Tbsp butter and 6 Tbsp sugar.
2. Fine semolina (chiroti rava) or coarse variety used to make upmas can be used to make this cake.
3. The final batter should not be runny. If it is, rest for a few minutes more.


Method:
* Combine all the ingredients except walnuts in a bowl and keep aside covered for 10 minutes.
* Preheat the oven at 375 deg F.
* Grease a baking pan. This batter doesn't raise much and so the batter can be filled upto 3/4th of the pan. 
* Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle with walnut pieces. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
* Cool, slice and serve.


This is going to be my fifth day entry of blogging marathon #9. Check what other marathoners are cooking today.


18 comments:

Priya's Feast said...

Cake luks very pretty with Vibrant color..I never tried semolina in cake,though i have eaten some in my friend's place.Pass a slice to me..

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

cake looks yummy...this has been on my to do list for a long time...never got around to it...after seeing your's i want to try it...

Vardhini said...

So glossy and moist .. yum.

Vardhini
Event: Halloween Fiesta

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect texture and yummy looking cake

Chitra said...

mango cake looks so so appaeling...love the color and must have tasted heavenly...

Priya said...

Gorgeous and super moist cake, beautifully done.

Srivalli said...

Awesome colour Suma..will love to make this..

Prathibha said...

nicely done cake...looks yumm

PJ said...

Very tempting cake.Bookmarked..

Prathima Rao said...

The cake look stunning & delectable!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Harini said...

very vibrant color. I agree that the store bought mango pulp gives a better color and consistency too!

Bindu said...

cake looks yummmmmyy.. awesome color :)

Mélange ! said...

My God,that's a torture..Perfectly baked.Colorful and super tempting presentation !

Smitha said...

perfectly baked and gorgeous looking one!>...and mango flavor...i am sure everyone is going to enjoy!..book marked!

Red Chillies said...

Thnak you for trying this and also posting it, Suma. Glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

tried making it...with fresh mango..the colour went down a bit..but the cake was suoer moist and yum, even with very little sugar..added brown sugar to mine.Thanks...this stays on my list of things to repeat often!

Anonymous said...

i tried it with fresh mangoes and brown sugar...came out well even with very little sugar (i added brown sugar). i lost out on the color though..i added water to further liquefy mine..is that ok?
this is definitely on my list of recipes to repeat because it really is quite easy...with a little lesser ghee though. Lets see how that goes. Thank You!!

Noorie Zafar said...

Looks wonderful.will make it today.just a quick question please.in case I want to make them as cupcakes, what will the baking time be?? Thank u.