Eggless Cinnamon Cake

Eggless Cinnamon Cake

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This cake can also be called a guilt free cake, yes it doesn’t have eggs, butter and not even white flour. This is one of the best ever low cal/fat stuff that I ever had and believe me the taste is too good for a low fat stuff. This is pretty moist also. So all in all this is a must try for all those cake lovers who are worried about the high calories in the normal cake. I got the recipe from one of my friend’s. She got it from the internet, but she doesn’t remember the site, I googled it hoping to find the site, but couldn’t. Anyways here goes the recipe of this amazing low carb cake.

Eggless Cinnamon Cake
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Recipe type: Snack, Cake, Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Atta/Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Cinnamon – 2 teaspoon
  • Jaggery/Brown sugar – 2 cups
  • Soda bicarbonate – 1½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – ¾ cup
  • Cooking oil – ⅔ cup
  • Chopped nuts – for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Blend curd,water & oil in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend well. Bring it into dripping consistency. Add more water if required. Finally add the chopped nuts. Oil the bottom of s baking dish and pour the batter to the prepared tin. Bake for half hour. It can be stored in fridge for more than a week. Enjoy it!
  2. Update: One of my readers, Sheen has tried this cake in microwave and it came out well for her. If you are interested in baking in MW, please refer to Sheen’s comment below.

 

This picture was sent by Shruthi, one of the readers of MriasMenu. This is her take on the above cake. Thank you so much Shruthi :)

Check out a healthy cookie recipe here.

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  • http://simplyspicy.blogspot.com/ Pravs

    The cake looks really moist and good to eat. I like the sweeting with jaggery.Is the jaggery grated to measure 2 cups ? Will try this cake out.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Pravs. I think 2 grated cups of jaggery will do, i made it with brown sugar, so am not too sure about it.

  • bindu martin

    hai maria,,i tried most of ur recipies,,,,,,,,,all are simple,good and tasty

  • bindu martin

    i tried this one ,,,,,its very tasty

  • Shubha Raina

    Thanks Maria, this sounds very delicious. Can I substitute sugar with splenda?

  • http://www.piece-a-cake.com Steph Cakes

    Looks great, I’ll try it this weekend. Thanks

  • Geetha

    Hi Maria,

    I have started cooking recently after marriage. your blog seems to be a good guru.

    This cake is really simple for a novice like me to try! guess i will start my baking with this. meanwhile, is the website you mentioned that of NDTV’s? i remember seeing something like this in their cookery show!

    looking forward to see more recipes from you.

  • POORNIMA

    this is awesome!!!!!i mean ive been lookin 4 sm tasty low cal stuff…….thanks a lot …

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Bindu, happy to hear that you liked it :)

    Steph, hope you liked it.

    Thanks Geetha for your encouraging words :)I am not sure whether it is NDTV website, I got it from one of my friend’s.

    Poorniam, please try this and let me know your feedback. As I’ve said in the post, it tastes too good for a low cal stuff.

  • Radha

    HI,

    Just wanted to let you know that I tried your cake for valentine yesterday and it came out absolutely delicious. I never thought that this cake would be so good and simple. Since we changed our diet to healthy version eliminating all white stuff. I wanted something healthy version and I found your cake. People might hesitate to try this but if they dont its a big loss for them. Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious and healthy recipe.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Radha

    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Very happy to know that you enjoyed the cake. Hope you had a great valentines day.

    Maria

  • Rashmi

    This recipe is lovely. Only hitch is that I had to use jaggery, which i did not know is very unclean/ has sand. Have not been able to find brown sugar in Bangalore. The demerara sugar I found listed as its ingredients ‘sugar, caramel!’ So do u think I shd boil/strain the jaggery and then use? This would change the consistency of the batter…. any suggestions anyone? Was so excited to find a cake recipe with all these healthy ingredients..and as is the cake has a great taste and texture.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi

      Thanks a lot for dropping in.

      Its sad that you cant find brown sugar in Bangalore :(. Did you check in Fab India? They usually have the organic food stuff, though am not sure about the availability of brown sugar, you can give it a try as a last resort.

      Also I googled for brown sugar substitutes. I think its ok to use demerara sugar. Many websites have listed demerara as a substitute for light brown sugar. Pls check out these links:

      http://www.sugarweb.co.uk/sugar/types/index.html

      http://www.ochef.com/612.htm

      http://www.foodsubs.com/Sweeten.html

      Since I haven’t baked the cake with jaggery, am not sure about it :(

      Hope you will be able to bake the cake real soon…

    • Rashmi

      Hi Maria,
      Let me first thank you for that absolutely prompt response. I shall chk Fab India for brown sugar. And also ask around abt reliable brands of jaggery. Cos it does taste really good with the jaggery and I like the idea of using jaggery!

      • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

        You are welcome dear :) Hope you get good quality jaggery soon.

        Please let me know if you bake the cake, would love to hear your feedback.

        Happy baking :)

        • Rashmi

          Hi Maria,
          Found jaggery at Fab India. Also found an Australian brand of light brown sugar in Foodzone in Whitefield. So will be making yr cake again! First time it came out great xcept for the crunching cos of stones!!

    • Ida

      Hi Rashmi,

      You get Brown sugar in MK Ahmed super market in blore. I too live in blore and have bought it from there before. Actually you get all sorts of baking stuff there.
      The one i go to is in HSR layout.
      Also the jaggery you get there is light brown and has no sand.

      • Rashmi

        Hi Ida,
        Thanks so much. Will definitely check out MK Ahmad. I have one near me. The “Demerara Sugar” I found in a shop, listed as its ingredients ” Sugar, Caramel syrup” !!! I can at least pick up the jaggery since you say it is clean.

  • sucha

    hi maria
    Just went to your site and i prepared this healthy cake made of wheat flour and jaggery,
    it was tasty but not so spongy as a normal cake but was moist , can i have the spongyness in the same one or is it just the way it is.
    Rgds
    Sucha

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sucha

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and trying out this cake.

      I usually bake it with brown sugar, havent tried baking with jaggery. So I dont knw whether jaggery affects the sponginess of the cake.

      However compared to the normal cakes, its a bit less spongy in texture. Please try making it with brown sugar, if its ok with you, and see whether it improves the sponginess.

      • sucha

        hi maria

        thanks for your reply, i will surely try this cake with brown sugar and let you know how it comes out

        Rds
        sucha

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Thanks Sucha, hope it becomes more spongy with brown sugar.

          Please write to me after trying it with brown sugar.

          Cheers
          Maria

    • Rashmi

      Hi Sucha,
      I made this cake with powdered jaggery. Cake was lovely., but did not know that jaggery needs to be melted and strained in order for it to be clean. So my cake tasted real good but had sand and stones, which is not so good!! How did you use the jaggery? Did you melt and strain? The texture of the cake is a bit dense and moist and will not come out like a cake made with maida and eggs etc.

  • Dipali

    Dear Maria,
    Thanks for this terrific recipe. My friends loved it. I made a small variation which I thought I’ll share. Since the atta we use at home is a mixture of wheat, soya, chana and barley flour (50: 15:15:20 proportion), I used that in place of ordinary wheat flour. The result was good!
    One thing..should I beat the mixture with an electric beater? I didn’t this time but I want to know will the result be better?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Dear Dipali

      Thanks a lot dear for writing to me. Really happy to know that you and your friends liked it.

      I usually use a manual whisker for this, havent tried with electric beater yet, so am not sure whether the result will be better.

      Also thanks for sharing the info about the atta flour. That’s a very healthy combo!! Really good one!!

      Please do try other recipes as well when you are free and let me know.

      Take care
      Maria

  • Susan

    Dear Maria,

    I am a recent visitor of your blog…. Tried the cinnamon cake while we were on lent and I must say it came out “SIMPLY SUPERB”…. didn’t ever think I would get a cake so soft with ATTA!! My husband absolutely loved it….

    You’re doing a fabulous job….. especially for newly married gals like me…. Keep up the good work!!

    Can’t wait to try out more of your recipes :)

    Cheers!
    Susan

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Susan

      Very happy to know that you & your husband liked the cake. Thank you for letting me know about it.

      Please do try other recipes also and let me know, would love to hear from you.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sheen

    Hi…i tried your cake wayyy back and it came out super awesome.. unfortunately i dint book mark your site and dint write down the recipe…and today i found the recipe again.. I can’t tell you how glad i am to have found this recipe again…Just in time for my DH’s birthday..I’m going to bake this in the microwave.. where it takes hardly 6-8 mins to bake…I would appreciate more such recipes..Maybe a low cal version of the apple pie? Thanks anyways and yeahh happy baking!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sheen

      Really happy to know that you liked the cake. Hope you’ve bookmarked the site this time :) and wish your husband a very happy b’day!!

      If its not too much trouble, can you please let me know the exact procedure for microwaving this cake. Many of my readers ask for MW cake recipes, so it will be helpful for them too.

      Also I will try to post more low fat recipes in future.

      Take care
      Maria

      • sheen

        Hey Maria,
        Nice to see your reply..usually ppl dont bother to reply to the comments…About the mw the recipe…what I did is, follow your comments to the T and for the MW part, I have an quick menu option on my MW which says “CAKE” . So all I have to do is just select “CAKE” and adjust the weight in the menu…and voila my cake is ready..
        Sheen

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Sheen

          That was a super fast reply :) Thanks a ton for the MW tip, am sure it will be helpful to many people. I will make a note in the recipe about the same, thanks again :)

  • sheen

    No problemo..Just keep those recipes coming!

  • Neetha

    Hello Maria..

    I was wondering… have you come across a cake that is really tasty and does not have much butter? I have this friend to whom I gave one of my cakes, and she was horrified to find that it had about as much butter in it as maida… Since then she has been asking me for the cake “minus the butter”.. Is there anything that I can use as a substitute?

  • Lotta

    I came here through eggless cooking dot com, I saw the recipe and it was so simple I tried it immpediately .. and it came out so well ! Since I did not have nuts on hand, I put chocolate chips.. my kids like chocolate .. it was very good. Very nice .. thank you for a great recipe.

  • Rashmi

    Hi Maria,
    Finally got this recipe right.. with good brown sugar and baked at the right setting. It was lovely. I cut back a bit on the sugar and oil and it was still a great taste and texture. Many many thanks. I also halved all ingredients as I wanted a smaller cake and am now regretting it!

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Neetha,

    I havent tried any substitutes for butter yet, but am sure there will be some and also these days you can find many recipes for healthy cakes online.

    Hi Lotta

    Thanks alot for visiting my blog and trying out this recipe. Ver happy to know that your family liked it. Adding choc chips is a wonderful idea, will try it next time I bake this cake :)

    Hi Rashmi

    Am really happy for you, so finally you got it right :).

  • Aradhana

    Hi, I visited ur website for the first time & I liked the cake recipe without butter, sugar & mainly white flour(I have always tried to refrain from all-purpose flour as it is void of any nutrition). I usually make cakes once in a month for my children rather than feasting on the stale readymade ones. But the taste of the cakes prepared by me dont much appeal to my husband & me, only my children enjoy it & literally finish it in 2 days. But I think this new cinnamon cake will be appreciated by my husband too. I had always longed to make healthy cakes especially using wheat flour & your recipe would be the first healthy one. I request U to suggest me more of some healthy version cakes using wheat flour. Can I substitute wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour in all the cake recipes known. Will it affect the consistency & the taste if I do so? Pl answer me so that I am free from the guilt of feeding my children unhealthy home made dessert every month.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Aradhana

      Thanks for dropping in. Happy to know that you liked the healthy cake recipe, please do try it. I will try to post more healthy cake recipes.

      Regarding substituting white flour with wholemeal, am not very sure about it. Sometimes it may affect the texture of the cake. However you can find many healthy cake recipes in the internet, which uses wholemeal flour itself.

  • simi

    hi Maria,

    i came up with this recipe while searching for my husband who’s a strict vegetarian, looks YUM! Just a quick question, in all your baking recipes do you use Celsius or Fahrenheit as units of oven temperature/ Ovens in USA are calibrated with Fahrenheit, and 200 seems kind of low.. so just checking! :-)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Simi

      Thanks for dropping in and so sorry for the delayed reply.

      Its 200 degree celsius. Please do try out the cake and let me know.

      Hope you will like it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Gunjan

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this cake today using jaggery. In terms of sponginess it turned out to be ok (not excellent). It looked similar to the one in the picture above. A couple of snags in my preparation:
    1. I found that the cake subsided a little while cooling.
    2. The bottom of the cake seemed slightly undercooked, didnt rise well and tasted a little doughy.

    Instead of a combination of nuts, I added grated carrot and chopped walnuts to this cake to make it more healthy for my kids :)

    • Gunjan

      I also want to add that I baked at 350 deg F for about 40 mins. and checked with a toothpick. I am a novice at baking, so maybe I did not have the correct consistency of mixture or the size of the cake pan.
      If anyone has corrections or suggestions, please share.

      • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

        Hi Gunjan

        Thanks for trying out the cake.

        Before going on to the other points, let me say something, am not a baking expert, so my explanations/clarification may not be very accurate.

        Regarding the sponginess of the cake, this cake is less spongy compared to the normal cakes. It may be because of the ingredients used.

        Am not very sure about the reason for cake subsiding.

        Regarding the cake didn’t rise well and other stuff, did you keep the cake in the middle rack? Middle rack baking ensures uniform baking.

        Hope it comes out perfectly next time. Also, thanks for sharing the tip about adding grated carrots.

        Happy baking :)

        Cheers
        Maria

        • Gunjan

          Yes the cake was in the middle rack. I am thinking I opened the oven a few times to check if the cake was done, that might have caused it to remain undercooked and subside a wee bit.

          I am totally sold to this recipe because of its nutritiional value. I am definitely going to try it out many more times.

          Thanks!

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Gunjan

    hhmm, now I’ve an idea why the cake was undercooked and subsided. If you open the oven door frequently, this can happen.

    I’ve read in some baking books, that you should not open the oven during the first 20-25 minutes of baking. (I used to do the same thing when I started baking initially)

    Anyways, all the best for next time :)

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://nms-speak.blogspot.com Neetha

    Hey Maria,

    I made this cake, and I was very surprised at how soft it was! Very nice, I hope you stumble across more such recipes!

    Neetha.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Neetha

      Thanks a lot for your feedback. Am on the look out for such recipes, will def post if I get some really good recipes.

      Btw, did you study in St.Joseph’s Kalamassery by any chance?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://nms-speak.blogspot.com Neetha

    um, yes… long ago. I actually got to your site from Ammu’s blog… Ammu was my classmate… But how did you know?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com maria

      Hi Neetha

      I did my schooling in St.Joseph’s. Your mom was my class teacher in 8th & 9th std.

      Your name sounded very familiar to me and ammu mentioned to me recently that you were in US after wedding, anyways it was a wild guess :)

      Hows your mom doing now? Please convey my special regards to her, dont knw whether she remembers me.

      Anyways, happy to meet you here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://nms-speak.blogspot.com Neetha

    Oh! I shall give links to your site to Amma. She’ll be very happy to see it. What was your full name in school? And which batch were you in? (Amma needs stuff like to that remember…) She stopped teaching some time ago. But we keep running into her students all the time… She now spends her time cooking, gardening and praying for all of us.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Neetha

      Sorry for the delayed reply, am in India now for holidays.

      Btw, Ansa miss mailed me other day. Thanks a lot dear for sending her the link. I was very happy to receive her mail :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://nms-speak.blogspot.com Neetha

    :) ok… enjoy your holiday!

  • lincy

    hi what type of pan was uesd?could u pls measure it..i mean in inches and round/rectangle/square…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Lincy

      I baked this cake in an 8 inch non stick square shaped baking pan.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shalini

    I just baked the cake today and it actually turned out really good. I was unsure about the cooking oil so I used 1/3 cup Butter and 1/3 cup cream. I didn’t have any baking powder and still only used 2 teaspoons of baking soda. I did add a teaspoon of vanilla and topped it with slivered almonds and choclate chips.
    Even though i fattened it up a bit it felt nice to know it was made of Atta/Wheat flour.

    Would love more recipes like this!

    Thank you!
    Shalini

  • sujatha

    i just visited now, the recipe sounds great. Am just going to try now.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sujatha,

      Thanks for visiting!! Hope you’ll like the cake. Please do share your feedback.

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      maria

      • sujatha

        @Maria,

        hi maria,

        the cake turned out well, although am not that great at baking. am on constant hunt for new recipes..will try even more from yours. nice meeting you

        good day!

        sujatha

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Sujatha,

          Thanks for the comment. So sorry for the delayed reply, I missed it somehow :(

          Happy to know that the cake came out well :)

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Rashmi

    Hi Maria,
    Made this cake after ages for a party and had EVERYONE asking me for the recipe! Must add that we were all over 40 which is when people start thinking about health!! I made it without the baking powder and it still came out brilliantly. Wanted to chk the microwave comments but it must be an older posting and I dont have the time … will do so later. Thanks once again for a fantastic recipe.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi,

      Thanks again dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • rashmi

    hai nice ,healthy receipe what substitute can i have with curd neither i want 2 use egg is curd important?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi,

      Thank you.

      I guess you can use buttermilk or sour cream or sour milk instead of yogurt. However I haven’t tried baking without yogurt.

      I think if you dont use yogurt, it might affect the texture of the cake.

      Hope this helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • disha

    hi maria, i tried making this cake the upper part of the cake diidnt take much time to bake but the lower part of the cake was undercooked and moist i didnt keep the cake for a longer time thinkin it would burn .. i kept the cake in d upper part of the oven n kept checking it constantly and i had heated only the upper side of the oven .. i read ur previous comments n realised that i shouldnt do that .. but am i suppose to turn on the heating of the upper and the lower side of the oven?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Disha,

      It’s usually recommended to keep the cake in the middle rack of the oven while baking, so that it’s evenly baked. Btw, is your oven a gas or electric oven?

      Though these days I use electric oven, I have tried baking in gas oven. In that case, I used to heat only the lower side of the oven and used to keep the cake in the middle rack and it used to come out well. However I suggest you use 2 layers of parchment/baking paper to line the cake tin to prevent the bottom from burning.

      However if you think that if the upper side is browning fast and bottom is not cooked, cover the cake with a layer of al.foil. It prevents from over browning of the cake.

      Hope I didnt confuse you more :)

      All the best. I do really hope that your cake comes out well next time.

      Happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rashmi

    Hi Maria !

    wow!, wonderful receipe !, healthy, i tried this cake in MW, it came out well just that i used milk instead of curd coz i ran out of my stock of curd, its very soft and no doubt healthy, not at all guilty in having one more piece. keep up the good job, and like sheen i looking up for a good receipe for apple pie, iam sure once u have that u will love apples… heheheh :-)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi,

      Thanks again dear :) Yes, you can have not 2 may be more number of pieces without feeling guilty ;)

      I will keep in mind the apple pie recipe. I’ve bookmarked an apple cake recipe, which is almost like a pie, will post it if it turns out good :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nirmal

    I have microwave oven. When setting the temp, should we set it on heating or convection. I am making cake first time.
    I have tried once and the top gets hard due to overheating
    I want a very soft cake with fruits. Can I do that.
    Thanks

  • lakshniranidevidasi

    is it necessary to include the curd in this cake ?Can i use any alternative , [if there is any ]

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi lakshniranidevidasi,

      It will be good if you use curd. However I think you can substitute curd with a mashed ripe banana. Since I havent tried it myself, I cant guarantee the results. But I’ve seen similar recipes.

      Hope it helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shelly

    Hi Maria,

    I really like this recipe and want to try it. Can you post the metric measurements of the ingredients? It will be easy else cup size may differ..
    Or if you could specify your cup size…
    Thanks

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shelly,

      Here is the details of the cup I used:

      1 cup = 237 ml.

      Hope you find it easy now. Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Shelly

        Thanks Maria,
        I treid your recipe.. It came out wonderfully.. evrybody liked it, more when they realised it so healthy…
        keep posting more recipes like this…

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Shelly,

          First of all, sorry for the delayed rep :(

          Glad to know that the cake came out well. Thanks for trying this recipe.

          Cheers
          Maria

  • shruthi

    also i gave this a try and it came out gud!!can u post in your mail id plz

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shruthi,

      Thanks again dear for trying the recipes from here. I’m happy that you liked it :)

      My mail id is maria.jpmartin@gmail.com

      Cheers
      Maria

  • hi

    hi
    instead of curd can you put dome other ingridient?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      @hi,

      May be you can try mashed banana instead of yogurt. However I havent tried it, so I’m not sure about the qty n stuff.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vera

    What can I use instead of curd? Plain yogurt will work?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Yes Vera, you can use plain yogurt for this cake.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Fati

    I like it … may I’ll try it very soooooooon ..

    thaks

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Fati, hope you’ll like it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • C

    By cinammon.. do you mean cinnamon powder??

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Yep C, its cinnamon powder. Pinne how are you ?

      Cheers
      Maria

      • C

        Hey im doing fine.. Enjoyin eid hols at the moment :)..btw i love your new website format..very chic !!

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hey C,

          Thanks dearie :) btw, sorry for the delayed reply, was a bit busy :(. Hope you had a great eid hols! What plans for Xmas?

          Cheers
          Maria

  • aswathy

    Dear Maria Guru,

    I was a person who hated cooking & so stucked to usual receipes my mom taught me for my smooth married life. But inspired from ur blog, I have developed a little interest now. So dear, with your blessings & praying for my hubby’s & kids good health, let me start my experiments. So, as it is X’mas I have selected the cake receipe as my first surprise to my family. But one doubt, mine is Onida microwave oven both micro & convention. How to preheat the oven? That too ‘to 180 C’ I don’t see any nos. in my oven. Pl don’t tell to check the book let or catalog. Only the oven is there nw. nothing else & I use it just to warm food. So pl. advice. Atleast tell me what u do in ur oven.

    Also I have cooking range. Electric/gas. I use only the stove part. Do u knw anything about baking in this. Which vessel u use in this & hw.

    Pl. advice in both. Can ur readers help me? Any way pl. don’t delay . x’mas is nearby, else have to postpone to new year. No guarantee about my interest.( doubts it will not go till newyear.)

    With love, ur Shishya, Aswathy,

    ‘HAPPY X’MAS & NEW YEAR FOR U & UR FAMILY’

    & ALL READERS

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Aswathy,

      Its nice to know that you find this place helpful.

      About baking in MW, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I’m not at all familiar with it. I guess you can do a google search n see.

      About the cooking range. I do my baking in my cooking range. It has an electric oven. I use mostly non stick baking pans and aluminium baking pans in that. You can use either of that.

      In the cooking range oven, I hope the temperature is marked. So you can start with preheating the oven for the said minutes.

      I do hope you could bake this cake for your family. All the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Grace_862

      Hello aswathy!

      I have been using ONLY my microwave oven for a few years now to bake anything and everything. i know u posted this months ago, but have you tried to bake in the MW yet? I have never preheated the oven even when the recipe asks for it as you said, even my oven doesnt have a preheat option. But all the cakes or cookies i’ve tried have always come out awesome! DO hope your interest is still there  :) i dislike cooking but love to bake :P God bless!

  • Vanessa

    Hi Maria,

    What is the measurement for 2/3rd cup of oil in your recipe. Pls reply as I want to try this recipe.

    Vanessa

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Vanessa,

      2/3 cup is 160 ml.

      Happy baking! Hope you like this cake.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vanessa

    Hi Maria,

    Tried the eggless cinnamon cake during the weekend. It was awesome. My children just gobbled it. But i have a few things to ask. I dont have an oven so I usually give my cakes to bake at the bakery. This cake did not rise so well as I had expected. Secondly, for the brown sugar, I powdered and added it. Even for the oil, I took 150 ml because on my cup measurement there is litre so I converted that into ml. Just reply back. Otherwise the cake was really good so moist and tasty.

    Vanessa

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Vanessa,

      Glad to know that you tried the cake & liked it too. I’m not sure why it didnt rise so much. Did you use fresh baking powder/baking soda? If the rising agents are a bit old, the cake wont rise much, I guess.

      I usually dont powder the brown sugar, but there is no problem with powdering it. Though a little less oil wont affect the cake much, try using the exact measurement next time.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tanu

    Hi maria! I plan to try out this cake.want it to be coffee flavored! Do u think I can add instant coffee? if yes how much? Thanks!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Tanu,

      You can add instant coffee. I guess 1 tsp of instant coffee should work. Please do share your feedback if you try this. I do hope you like it.

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • ruma

    hey i have a question. whenever i put raisins in my cake, it always end up getting burnt and get accumulated and burnt at the bottom i. can u tell me what is the trick. if i put them on top it sinks. wat do i do

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Ruma,

      Mix the raisins in 1 tbsp maida (flour) & add to the batter. This should prevent it from sinking to the bottom. Hope it helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Manju

    Hii baked this cake and it turned awesome….also once made it with mashed banana ,adjusted the qty of water…it was too good ..thankyou maria

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Manju,

      Thanks dear for trying this. Its great to hear that it came out well for you :) Also thanks for posting the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tamanna

    Hi Maria,

    This is Tamanna, i was just goo-ogling and looking for some cake recipes spcly without eggs. After reading comments from everyone feeling excited its really tempting to make it at the earliest. I have alrdy bookmarked ur page… once i try i will post a msg too…appreciate on ur effort to reply each and every comment and posting all grt recipes.

    Tamanna

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Tamanna

      I’m glad google brought you here :) Thanks for bookmarking.

      Hope you’ll like this cake. I’d love to hear your feedback.

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sherin

    Super duper… Thank you Maria kuttyyehh…:)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sherin

      You are welcome sweetie :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shyama

    Hi Maria,
    Great website.. I was just browsing through the cake recipes. I have a general question. Did’nt know where else to post it.. So here goes.. I have a stigma against using microwave ovens at home owing to the various health problems it would cause. Is there a non-microwave oven or normal oven available? What is the type that you use for baking your recipes?

    Thanks,
    Shyama

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shyama,

      Thank you :)

      You can use an electric oven for baking. I use that oven & not microwave oven.

      Its available in all home appliance stores. You can select the oven based on your requirements. If you are in India, may be you can buy an OTG, Oven, Toaster & Griller.

      Hope this helps…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://profiles.google.com/latha.madhusudhan latha madhusudhan

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe….The cake came out awesum, just like that we get in the outlet….so soft and tasted divine. I baked this for 20 kids and they just loved it and all thanks and credit to you!! Thanks a ton!!

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Latha,

    Thank you so much :) I’m so glad that the cake came out well and its so good to know that kids liked it. Thanks for sharing your feedback here.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Grace_862

    Hi Maria, I wanna try this recipe but finding Brown sugar has been so hard! Just checking…does it taste the same if i use jaggery? For other recipes too?? Thanks btw :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Grace,

      I havent tried it yet with jaggery, so I’m not sure about the taste. You can use regular sugar instead of the brown sugar. The color of the cake will not be the same & also the flavor might vary. I guess one of my readers have tried with jaggery. Please go through the comment section to see their feedback.

      Please do share your feedback here, if you happen to try this with jaggery. Happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Richa Aggarwal

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this cake. Followed the exact recipe. the only difference was to bake in a plastic bowl in MW for 7 mints instead of oven. But, i did not get the most upper layer as smooth dark brown as shown in the picture :( . . whole cake is of same texture. what am i missing?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Richa,

      Thanks for trying this recipe. I’m sorry, but I didnt get it exactly..were you saying the cake wasnt moist or you didnt get dark brown colour?

      The reasons for cake becoming dry can be over mixing of the ingredients. You just need to mix the batter until all the ingredients are incorporated well. About the dark brown colour, it comes from using brown sugar. Also it depends on the browning of your oven.

      I havent yet baked in MW, so I dont know whether it has anything to do with this….

      Hope it comes out well next time, happy baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Mareena Jerrish

      Hey Richa, MW doesnt brown the cakes as they do in convection ovens

  • Preethi

    Hey Maria,
    You have made me a bakaddicit (I coined this word…ha ha ha…baking addict)..Just tried this recipe today and muawwww…to you. You are right, guilt free too…Waiting for you to post more such recipes..
    In th meantime take care and regards to Jose too.

  • Preethi

    Hey Maria,
    You have made me a bakaddicit (I coined this word…ha ha ha…baking addict)..Just tried this recipe today and muawwww…to you. You are right, guilt free too…Waiting for you to post more such recipes..
    In th meantime take care and regards to Jose too.

  • Ida

    Hi Maria,

    Tried the out, and it came out really well… exactly the same as in the picture. Shared some with my neighbors too and they too loved it. Have referred your site to them :)
    Thanks for the recipe… you rock!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ida,

      Nice to know that the cake came out well for you. Thank you so much for the comment & also for recommending the site :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Kate Taylor

    I was wondering if you could use cottage cheese in place of the curd or if you have a recipe you recommend for making the curd?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Kate,

      I havent tried this recipe with cottage cheese, so I’m not sure how it works. I normally use store bought plain yogurt for this recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ranjani83

    Dear Maria,
    when you say one cup of flour…you mean 120grams right? I am new to baking so please pardon my ignorance

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjani,

      1 cup of flour is 150 gms…. Its ok, no probs :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Pooja,

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment dear! Its a pleasure to know that you like visiting this place. I’m glad that the cake came out well for you :)

    Please do try other recipes too when time permits…

    Happy cooking :)

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Nindzi

    hi i made a cake using ur ingredients n ur reader sheen’s idea of microwave … well i dint hv cinnamon so i used cocoa powder… it didn’t cme out dat bad … infact its d first tym i made a cake dat one cn eat … lolxxx .. loved ur recipe … pls write sme mre easy ones for a novice like me :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nindzi,

      God to know that the cake came out well for you, thanks :)

      Please check out the moist butter cake recipe, its a pretty simple & straightforward recipe. Happy baking!

      Wish you a happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Radhika

    hi,i make this cake.every one like it.thank you dear.i ask you tell me this cake made by using multigrain flour?please reply me……………

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Radhika,

      Good to know that this cake recipe worked well for you, thanks for the comment.

      I havent tried it with multigrain flour. But I guess you can… May be you can make half the qty n see how it works..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anonymous

    …marvellous….wonderful…. cant even believe from AATTa …..a cake????!!! that too so delicious to be seen in picture…..

    Thanksssssssssss a ton….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Elsy,

      Thank you! Please do try it sometime, I’m sure you wont be disappointed :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Subramjaya

    Hi maria,
    Tried your eggless cinnamon cake. Couldn believe you could make a cake with healthy ingredients and enjoy it. Everybody liked it. It was soft too. Thanks a lot.
    Regards
    Jaya

  • Teenliza28

    hi maria, u mentioned 200 degrees for the above recipe, is it in celsius of fahrenheit?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Teenliza,

      Its celsius… Hope you like the cake.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Suhani224

    Love u for ur cake :) will try it today for a friend who’s b’day is tomm but just detected with a heart problem …. Thanx again ….will tell u how the cake turned out :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Suhani,

      Thanks! Belated b’day wishes to your friend. Hope the cake came out well.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hannah

    Hi Maria, I am planning to make this cake today, can I use dark brown sugar?Will that affect the taste?

    Hannah

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Hannah,

      Sorry for the delayed rep :( Did you try this cake? Btw, you can use dark brown sugar, it wont affect the taste.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • priya

    Hi Maria, Tku for this wonderful recipe…I made this cake and it came out very well…tku soo much..here is the  pic…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priya,

      You’re welcome dear! Nice to know that you liked this cake. Saw the pic, it looks great! Thanks a lot for sharing the comment and the picture :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jerinjosep

    Hi Maria, 

    I tried this yesterday.. this cake is too good to be true for a low calorie recipe :) loved it!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jerin,

      I also think the same dear :) I’ve tried a new version of this with dates and no sugar at all. It was also great, but I forgot to write down the measurements. Have to bake it again to note down the measurements :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ambily Vinson

    Hi  Maria
    I am new to your siteI tried this cake yesterday .and thankx a lot it was a huge hit .My children just loved …they were surprised  to see Mamma baking cake using atta.Thanks again do post more recipes of cake with atta.Keep up the good work.BEST WISHESCheers Ambily

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ambily,

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comment dear. I’m really glad that your kids liked the cake. Please do say my hi to them :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vijayam

    Hi Maria,

    Tried this cake of yours. Simply wonderful 1  Can’t imagine a cake with no butter, no sugar, no egg and no maida !!   My friends loved it too !!  

    So soft too, only in my anxiety to transfer it to cooling rack it gave way.

    Loved ur gothambu payasam too and passed it on to a few friends too.

    Keep up ur good postings Maria,  

    Best Wishes.

    vijayam           

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vijayam,

      Thanks a bunch for your comment! When I had this cake for the first time, I was also surprised like you to see a cake with only healthy ingredients and tasting good!

      Thanks again for passing on the recipes to your friends as well.

      Best wishes to you too..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vijayam

    Hi Maria,

    Tried out this cake today. Came out very well.  Would never have imagined a cake with no maida, no egg, no butter and no sugar.

    Friends loved it too.

    Good wishes !!   Do keep up ur posts.

    Loved ur Gothambu payasam too.  Thx again !!

  • rani arun

    hi dear,
       today  i tried this cake and it was simply superb..since i do not have any idea abt brown sugar i used jaggery and i prepared this cake in pressure cooker..since it was my first attempt i used half the qty of ingredients mentioned here…anyway it s so soft n it melts in mouth….thank you so much for sharing this recipie
    maria i have sme doubts
     even if it was soft, it had many cracks on the top…(i ll try to mail the pic of my cake)how cn i get smooth top?

      since i dnt prefer the flavour of  cinnomon can i use vannila essence?will itadd better taste?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rani,

      Thanks a lot for trying this cake. I’m happy that you liked it.

      You can use vanilla essence, I think its ok.

      About the crack on top…. the common reasons for it are too high temp, over mixing of the batter, too much of baking powder or soda etc;

      Since I havent baked it in pressure cooker yet, I’m not sure, whether it has any role in the cracks…

      Anyways, I do hope it comes out perfect the next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sulekha

    Hi Maria,

    I like eggless cakes. So instead of egg in any of your cake recipes, can one substitute condensed milk? If yes, then what would be measure be visa vis eggs?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sulekha,

      I hope you got my reply through mail :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • LakshmiJS

    Hi Maria, I recently started following your blog and find your recipes very helpful. I tried this cake yesterday. The taste is just too good and it was soft too.
    I only had one issue – the jaggery pieces had melted in some places unevenly. I read in one of your comments to a reader that you didn’t powder the jaggery before measuring. Can you please help me in avoiding this next time?
    Please keep your healthy dessert recipes coming. I look forward to baking more such yummy cakes/cookies, etc.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Thank you! Nice to know that you liked this cake.

      I used brown sugar for this recipe and not jaggery. I think you might be referring to one of the reader’s comment who used jaggery.

      I will try to add more healthy recipes :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Maria Minnu

    Hi Maria, I recently started following your blog and find your recipes very helpful. I tried this cake yesterday. The taste is just too good and it was soft too. 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Maria,

      welcome to MM! Nice to know that you find the recipes helpful and that the cake turned out well, thanks a lot for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Maria Minnu

    sorry some error showing .. can’t uploadd:(

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      you mean cant upload the pic? please email it to mjm@jpm.cc

  • Poornimamd

    I have been looking for a wheat cake for the longest time. this marks the end of my search. i’m gonna make it right away. thank you maria!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Poornima,

      Hope you got to try this cake and liked it too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Dimple

    Hi Maria,
    I liked your website and your recipe seemed very good and healthy, so I decided to try it. But as I was baking, I could see the cake wobbling on the top side. Was my consistency not right or???

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Dimple,

      Thank you! Sorry I didnt understand exactly what you meant? Are you referring that the cake didnt set or cooked completely?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • reshma

    hey .maria …just to enquire….can i use normal sugar instead of jaggery.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Reshma,

      Yes, you can use sugar for this recipe. I do hope you get to try this soon :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sulekha

    Hi Maria,

    I made this cake today. It is a lovely recipe. It came out well. I had a slight problem with the cooking time mentioned. I made my cake in the microwave. When I took out the cake after 30 minutes and checked it, the insides were runny. So I put it back again into the microwave for another 12 minutes, and the cake came out alright. And what a lovely cake it turned out to be! I also poured chocolate icing on it :) Thank you for a healthy cake recipe which I made a little unhealthy with a sugar coated chocolate icing :P

    I want your help. I have with me a gold colour cake spray can. I was using it for the first time. I just sprayed it on the cake but it did not look all that nice. How does one use colour spray on cakes?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sulekha,

      Thanks for trying this cake and also for sharing your feedback here. Yeah, the baking time can vary for each oven…

      I havent tried using colour cake spray and I’m not familiar with it :( Sorry I’m of no help in that matter.. Hope you could get the required info..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sulekha

    Hi Maria,
    I made this cake today. It is a lovely recipe. It came out well. I had a slight problem with the cooking time mentioned. I made my cake in the microwave. When I took out the cake after 30 minutes and checked it, the insides were runny. So I put it back again into the microwave for another 12 minutes, and the cake came out alright. And what a lovely cake it turned out to be! I also poured chocolate icing on it :) Thank you for a healthy cake recipe which I made a little unhealthy with a sugar coated chocolate icing :P
    I want your help. I have with me a gold colour cake spray can. I was using it for the first time. I just sprayed it on the cake but it did not look all that nice. How does one use colour spray on cakes?

  • Arathi

    Hi,
    Can i use eno instaed of soda bicarbonate.If yes what should be the quantity???

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Arathi,

      I havent tried with eno, so I’m not sure whether it works..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • valli ranajit

    Hai…
    i’ve the following doubts…
    a)can i substitute brown sugar with normal granulated sugar?
    b) instead, if i use jaggery, do i need to make a syrup by warming it with a little water (the way v do for any payasam) . then this cup measure is valid for the solid form or the syrup???
    c)can u plz update ur recipe with the measure in gm(dry ingredients) & ml (wet ingredients). that would b of great help.
    looking forwrd to ur response…. valli.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Valli,

      Yes, you can use normal sugar instead of brown sugar. I havent tried baking it with jaggery, so sorry I dont know the details of that.

      Please check out the below link for conversion:

      http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Sumitha,

    Belated b’day wishes to your daughter! Hope she had a wonderful b’day!

    Wow a two tiered b’day cake with this one, eh? Who would have thought this simple cake could be that glamorous ;) That’s a great idea!

    Thanks a bunch for your comment dear….

  • Lakshmi Nair

    Hi Maria

    I love your website, a lot of my dinner preparations lately have been from here. I would really like to try this recipe on a MW and I can’t seem to find Sheen’s comments. Could you probably add that as a foot note to your post?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Thank you very much :) Good to know that you liked the recipes posted here.

      Here’s Sheen’s comment:

      About the mw the recipe…what I did is, follow your comments to the T and for the MW part, I have an quick menu option on my MW which says “CAKE” . So all I have to do is just select “CAKE” and adjust the weight in the menu…and voila my cake is ready.. Sheen

      If you wnat to know more about baking in MW, please check out the below link.

      http://www.mariasmenu.com/desserts/double-chocolate-brownies-and-all-you-need-to-know-about-microwave-baking-guest-post

      Hope this helps..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Elizabeth

    hai Maria.
    the cake tasted good but “podinju poyi”.It wasnt solid…can u tel me what culd b d reason?

  • DR

    Hello Maria!! Would you believe it, I made your cake yesterday again- with a twist! Since I am lactose intolerant, I was always uncomfortable with yoghurt. Yesterday I put pureed Tofu in place of the yoghurt and the result was simply awesome. And now I can eat it without any discomfort whatsoever. Thanks so much for the recipe- this is the ONLY cake I can eat! I am uploading a photo too.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      That’s wonderful :) I’m glad you found a way to enjoy the cake fully! It looks nice!

      I do hope I can come out with similar cakes in the future.

      Cheers
      Maria