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Basic Wheat Cake/Atta Cake

This is another cake with just the basic ingredients. Flour, sugar, butter and eggs are the basic ingredients in any cake. Here again, the all purpose flour is substituted with wheat flour; brown cane sugar in place of white sugar and  cooking oil is used instead of butter. I wanted to bake this cake without eggs – but my daughter who loves the beating part in cake making, insisted using egg. So, egg is used.

This cake does not need much beating. Just mixing one ingredient after the other is enough. It is very quickly done.

  

 

Ingredients

  • wheat flour – 1 cup/100 gms
  • sugar – 3/4 cup/75 gms
  • oil – 1/2 cup – 50 ml
  • egg – 1 no.
  • yoghurt/curds – 3/4 cup
  • baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

  1. In a wide bowl, beat egg and sugar – enough to melt sugar
  2. Powdered sugar can also be used for easier melting
  3. Add oil and vanilla extract and mix
  4. Mix baking soda and baking powder with gothumai maavu/wheat flour/atta
  5. Start adding flour little by little to egg, sugar, oil mixture
  6. The batter would be thick half way – now add little yoghurt to set right the consistency
  7. Add all the flour and yoghurt to bring batter to thinner consistency
  8. Grease a baking pan and dust it with a light coating of flour
  9. Pour the batter into the pan
  10. Preheat oven at 200 degrees centigrade and bake for 30 minutes
  11. Check at 30 minutes with a tooth pick – if it comes out clean, cake is ready
  12. Depending upon the oven, it might take another 10 minutes too – so it is better to check at 30 minute point
  13. Remove from oven and let it cool to serve.

 Note:

  1. It is again a small cake with less sugar
  2. Double it for a bigger cake and quantity of sugar can be added if needed.

 

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  1. V.Sreyas
    November 15, 2011 at 09:53 | #1

    Hi subbu Its nice… please share some cake recipes without egg too…

    • November 15, 2011 at 11:53 | #2

      thanks. In this cake, omit egg and add 1/2 cup curds and the cake would come out well. It is just that my daughter wanted to beat the egg, I had to mix one egg in it.

  2. February 7, 2012 at 22:31 | #3

    I have tried this cake also I myself and my friends love it

    • February 9, 2012 at 22:15 | #4

      this cake is also healthier than the normal maida cake.thanks a lot for the feedback.

  3. Vanita
    June 27, 2013 at 10:16 | #5

    Hi! normally my atta cake become hard after few hours,,so am scared
    to try this recipe. Also can i use 100gms of salted butter in it and two eggs n reduce the qty of curd to 1/2 cup. pls do let me know asap.

    • June 27, 2013 at 18:13 | #6

      Hi, This no butter, atta cake is soft and remains soft too! Try it once if you can.

      Regarding usage of butter, if you do not mind those calories in butter cake, no problem. But I would not go for salted butter as the cake takes that extra pinch of salt which is a bit high. You can use unsalted butter with a pinch of salt to enhance sweetness.So, omit oil.

      2 eggs is fine. With butter, sugar and eggs beaten well, I doubt the need for yoghurt. With atta, sugar oil and no eggs, the batter tends to become thick. So there is need for yoghurt. Check the consistency of batter… if it is thick add little yoghurt to bring it to a thinner batter. Because you add butter and eggs, a little milk is also enough instead of yoghurt, to set the right batter.

      Here, baking soda is not needed, baking powder-1 tsp should be enough.

      I am trying to bake the cake with butter and eggs in a couple of days. Shall keep you posted on that.

      Thanks

  4. Vanita
    June 28, 2013 at 16:25 | #7

    thx a lot!

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