Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Coconut Cake - February Challenge on Eggless Baking

The recipe for Coconut cake was chosen for the February Challenge on Eggless Baking group.
You can refer to the original recipe here on the blog.The challenge was to substitute the egg in the recipe and bake it. Refer to this link for suggestions on how to make the substitution.

Original Recipe Source: indobase
Ingredients:
Unsweetened Dessicated Coconut-1 1/2cups
Unsalted Butter-1cup
All Purpose Flour-2cups
Baking Powder-1tsp
Vanilla Essence-1tsp
Sugar-1 1/3cups
Milk-1cup
Salt-1/2tsp
Egg-3

Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 175C.
2. Line, grease and dust a 10" round cake tin.
3. Cream butter until fluffy.
4. Beat in the sugar until creamy.
5. Add eggs one by one and beat together.
6. Mix flour, salt and baking powder.
7. Add milk and flour alternately in three batches and mix well.
8. Add the essence and coconut and mix.
9. Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 45-50minutes or until the cake passes the tooth pick test.
10. Cool cake in pan for one hour and then invert onto a wire rack. Remove the butter paper.
11. Serve.

Modifications:

I scaled the recipe down to 1/3 from the original.
That brought the number of eggs down to 1. Instead of the Egg, I used 1/4 cup yoghurt.
I used Whole-wheat flour instead of All-purpose flour.
I baked the cake at 150 degrees for 40 mins in a small (11 cm diameter) silicone flower mould, and 4 cupcake moulds for 25 mins.


Here is the modified recipe:


Ingredients:

Scale down to 1/3rd from the original.
Unsweetened Dessicated Coconut - 1/2cup (I used fresh shredded coconut)
Unsalted Butter - 1/3cup
Wheat Flour - 2/3cups
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1/2tsp
Sugar - 1/3 cups
Milk - 1/3cup
Salt - a pinch
Egg - 1 ----- substitute with 1/4 cup yoghurt and a pinch of baking soda

Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
2. Dust a 4-5" small cake mould or some cupcake moulds.
3. Cream butter until fluffy.
4. Beat in the sugar until creamy.
5. Add eggs one by one and beat together.
6. Mix flour, salt and baking powder.
7. Add milk and flour alternately in three batches and mix well.
8. Add the essence and coconut and mix.
9. Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 40 minutes (for the 5" cake mould) or for 20-25 mins (for cupcake moulds) until the cake passes the tooth pick test.
10. Cool cake in pan for one hour and then invert onto a wire rack. Slice when completely cool.
11. Serve.












 


Verdict: The cake was super soft and delicious. I was apprehensive about using wheat flour, but the results were good.







Excellent for a quick evening snack, when you have all ingredients on hand.


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3 comments:

Rasi said...

looks great :)

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Cake looks so soft and fluffy. Thanks for joining the group...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

good one.