Eggless Bran, Pear, Apple and Chocolate Cake…. goodness packed long weekend

eggless bran & pear chocolate cake Actually not so long…. how can 4 holidays are considered as long?

pears and apples

Last week Janmashtami, Independence Day all falls in a row. As usual, my husband didn’t plan anything exciting but others looked sensible.   I kept on giving him  reports where all were going  by making sad faces, hoping he will get my point but he is a hard man to melt.

bran, pear and apple sauce cake

bran, apple sauce and pear  cake

Our first and second day went sitting at home because my son now no longer wants to go to a mall  where we  often go because it   is nearest to our home. I hate going alone somewhere and you can’t ask your husband to come for shopping. With no choice left, I too sat with them to  watch  stupid cartoons and news.

bran,pear and apple sauce cake

Then my brother called to ask whether we can come to Delhi Haat tomorrow.   My son and I both jumped listening to his program. For me, it was doubly excited as I can again make a cake.   When we were all set to go, his program was cancelled because he and his son have got fever. But on Virat’s insistence   it was rescheduled for evening.   Finally, we all made it  to a place which I love.

Delhi Haat

To me, Delhi Haat is a shopper’s paradise, a colorful amalgamation of India.   Here, different artisans from all over the country come together to showcase their talents by bringing their masterpiece at one place.  But be ready to pay  doubly or heavy price for all such things.  Not just that, there you can have different cuisines from Kashmir to Kerala.

Family time

People there, laded their shoulders with lots of bags as if, some loot was going on. I tried to be sensible buying just these pots.

pots

Poor  kids didn’t get much there but enjoyed each other’s company and halted at every shop  to check.

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Later in the evening people started pouring in and when we were about to leave it became overcrowded.

bran,apple sauce and pear cake

I wanted to own one of these pots but restrained myself.

delhi haat

But how can we leave that place without having its famous fruit beer, momos and Onion kachoori (fritters) with of course my cake. Everybody enjoyed the evening which was so refreshing and fun filled. And now, we too have gone at least somewhere no matter just for few hours. Kids wanted to extend this program by going to India Gate but, it was already too late.

I made an eggless and healthy cake keeping in mind their taste.  Earlier, I have  replace a single egg with yogurt or banana but never substituted 3 eggs with anything. But that day I took the brave step and voila it  came out  perfectly moist  just the way I wanted.

Recipe  adapted from Passionate about Baking (with lots of change).  I have grown up as a blogger reading Mrs Deeba Rajpal’s  blog ( Passionate about baking), which I always found so inspiring.  Thanks Deeba for this recipe.

Ingredients

For cake

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 ¼ cup
  • Bran – ½ cup
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salted Butter – 100 gm
  • Brown sugar – ¾ cup +2 tbsp
  • Concoction of 3 tbsp flax seeds meal + 9 tbsp water (keep it for at least 5 minutes after mixing)
  • Apple sauce – ½ cup (recipe follows)
  • Pears – 3 small or 2 big (I grated the pears with skin instead of using diced )
  • Choco chips – 3 tbsp
  • Walnuts and cranberry – ½ cup
  • Buttermilk – ½ cup

Ingredients

For apple sauce

  • Apples – 2, peeled, cored and diced
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 – 2 tbsp

Method

For applesauce

In a pan mix all the ingredients of applesauce and cook until tender.   Stir it time to time. It will take around 10 – 15 minutes. Then churn it in the mixer.

For Cake

Please note.  You can replace substitute bran with whole wheat flour or with plain flour and if you love eggs in your cake then replace flax seeds mixture with 3 eggs.

Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Butter a 9 inch cake tin and line it with baking paper. In a bowl beat butter and sugar until pale in color. In another bowl sift all the dry ingredients. Fold walnuts, dried cranberry and choco chips into the dry mixture.   Now add applesauce, flax seeds mixture and grated pears to the butter mixture. Mix all properly then add buttermilk to give it a cake like texture. Pour this in a 9 inch cake tin. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until it is baked properly..

 

 

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