Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eggless Coconut Cake

In Feb, i joined a group called 'Eggless Baking' by Gayatri..The primary reason why i joined this group, apart from my love for baking, is to learn & try out varieties in eggless baking..Its a lil weird..i don't include egg as a part of my diet, but i eat cakes/pastries which has egg in them :D, but when i bake at home i don't use them!! The reason why i don't use them at home is..i always think i should be able to prepare this for my family ( my parents, inlaws), who don't have egg! 


Have been reading quite a bit about egg substitutes & yet to find the perfect one.. this group is helping me experiment..hopefully one day, i am going to post about the best substitutes for egg ;)..
The recipe which was chosen for Feb month was 'Coconut Cake'..I attempted this cake twice..yup! told you was experimenting..For the first time i tried used Saco Buttermilk powder as a egg substitute.. the outcome was decent.. a little dense, but i felt the crumbly moist texture, needed for a cake was missing..So, in my second attempt, i used vinegar & baking soda as a substitute and got a perfect texture of cake.. Can you see the difference of texture in the pics?? :)




Ingredients
1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
2. Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
3. Baking soda - 1 tsp
4. Salt - a pinch
5. Butter - 1/2 cup or 1 stick
6. Sugar - 3/4 cup
7. Vanilla essence - 1tsp
8. Milk (warm) - 1/2cup
9. Water - 1/4 cup
10. Vinegar - 2.5tsp
11. Desiccated Coconut flakes ( unsweetened) - 3/4cup

Preparation Time!!
1a.Pre-heat oven to 350F and keep the tray ready lined with cake liners
1b.Sift All purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a bowl
2. Melt butter and add sugar to it and whip till creamy
3. Add vanilla essence to the wet ingredients & mix well
4. Add the butter-sugar mixture to the dry ingredient & mix..It looks crumbly
5. To this add warm milk and make a batter
6. Add vinegar & mix. Don't stir a lot, just about 30-40 seconds to mix well
7. Add the coconut flakes and fold gently
8. Add hot water, if you feel the batter is too thick ( The batter should neither be very thick nor watery)
9. Scoop the contents & pour them into the cake liners & bake close to 15 minutes or until the tooth pick comes clear when inserted..
10. Remove & cool completely and enjoy...

After 12 minutes or so keep an eye on the cake & let it not brown a lot :D

Pointers
* Add vinegar in the last & as mentioned don't stir a lot..You can see fizz, due to the reaction with soda

Serving : 9 cup cakes
Duration : 40 minutes











42 comments:

  1. Looks so delicious. Yummy cake..

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    1. Thanks divya for the quick response & comment :)

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  2. cool..it was a good one wasn't it?? I used Apple Cider Vinegar and coconut milk and ACV never fails me :)

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    1. It was very tasty harini.. i was speculative of unsweetened coconut flakes, but had a mild sweetness, just the way i like them :) Have to try apple cider vinegar, have heard a lot about it..should try!

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  3. wow your cupcake looks so moist. i made coconut cake a year ago and i added coconut milk. it gives an extra coconut flavor.

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    1. Thats a great idea :).. Some of my blogger friends have done that too!

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  4. Good attempt! I definitely can say from the picture that your experiment this time was successful :) good one!

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    1. Thanks deepti..was speculative whether it would be visible..glad its seen!

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  5. Hey, I had just been to Gayathiri's place, I was a little hesitating about joining the group, after coming here, I've made up my mind, love the way you brought out the difference dear..

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    1. Thats great hema.. we are in the same group now..This is fun :)

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  6. Yummy coconut flavors,loved it!

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  7. Nice soft and yummy cakes. I love the slice

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    1. @julie & anu.. thanks :)..@ anu: did u notice, i gobbled one piece by the time i could click the second pic :P

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  8. Wow it looks so soft & moist...
    Thanks for linking it @ Holi hai :)
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  9. looking great.......iam sure it tastes just awesome....

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    1. @sutabhi & maha : u most welcome & thanks kitchen queen..yup! still enjoying them :D

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    1. i was in love with cup liners..couldnt get enough of them :)

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  11. The cake looks so soft. Loved the texture and flavors.

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  12. Rasi, cake looks great. Even I tried it out three times to get the best result. Happy to have you in the group...

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    1. @vimitha & gaytri : Thanks :)..My pleasure totally!

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  13. That second pic with tiered cupcakes and Santa claus (?) looking on is so cute. Love that you actually made it twice and showed the difference here for others to try. Simply Amazing

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    1. Good to see u here :).. Ya choose ethat snowman, coz it was snowing here & thought i could bring in the feel to my cup cakes..glad u liked it :D

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  14. Wow that looks simply superb Rasi yum yum

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  15. Always thought of trying to bake without eggs - yours luks gr8!!

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    1. @rekha & rosh : Thanks ppl..it was yum finally :D

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  16. A wonderful bake Rasi...and nice pics

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    1. Thanks a ton kaveri & preethi :)

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  17. My gosh! You are such a pro at egg-less sponge cakes! I've never made one with such good texture, so bookmarking yours. :)
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    1. He he.. thats a huge compliment..doubt i deserve that..am still learning.. Hope urs turn out really well too :)

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  18. love this muffin...Awesome....

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  19. u have an award in my space.grab it...

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  20. wow...eggless coconut cake looks so soft,moist n delicious...a must try for me...great recipe...lovely clicks!!
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  21. yummy cake....loved the eggless version.....I am too trying to bake now without using egg....i am scared that whether it would not come out moist n soft but seeing yours i got the courage to try....will surely try it

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    1. Great faseela.. u are a pro at baking.. This will be a cake walk literally for u :).. All the best!

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  22. Love the cup cakes standing on top of one another...they somehow look like naughty children to me...:-)

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    1. That's my fav pic too..In fact La liked the she too & here u are saying the same :)

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  23. Hi,

    I tried this recipe today.. My first attempt at baking a cake and hence it didnt go too well.. For one the cake tasted strangely bitter..could it be cos of a little too much of vinegar or baking powder.. Do i have to always use both or can i skip one..

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Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)