Whole Wheat Carrot Dates Prunes Cake | Loaded with Dry Fruits | Baking With Whole Wheat

My Love for Baking: I have been baking for the last 11 years & still, it gives me joy and the opportunity to try out something new and fresh. Baking is about mixing the right ingredients in the right amount and bake at the right temperature for the right duration. And with experience, you understand how certain ingredients mix well with others and you can be creative with your baking.

I love Baking

I love creating recipes that challenge the traditional ways of baking. From experimenting with whole wheat flour, oats flour, there are tons of ways to update your favorite sweet treats and improve the value of their overall nutrition without losing out on any of the flavors.

Whole Wheat Carrot Dates Prunes Cake

Dates are one of my most favorite dried fruits. For those who don’t know, dates are the dried fruits that hang off of the date palm trees. Whole dates have become a very popular way to sweeten both raw and baked desserts because they’re naturally sticky, moist, full of fiber, and most importantly, they are a “whole food” — in other words, they have undergone no manipulation or processing.

No Sugar Treat

Prunes taste like plums with sweet traces which are brought during the drying process. Prunes are sticky and chewy. The prunes can make your favorite baked treats healthier by adding moisture while also decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in comparison to a standard brownie recipe. Plus, the unique flavor of prunes is truly indulgent and can satisfy any sweet tooth.

Healthy Tea Time Cake

Also known as gur, jaggery is a winter-specific food, which can be either enjoyed as a standalone sweet or can also be used to make several mouth-watering desserts. Jaggery is a healthier alternative to refined sugar as well. You can easily ditch white sugar and switch to this yummy sweetener and use it to make tea, laddoos, halwa, and various other sweet dishes.

No Oven Baked Cake

If you want to make your food preparation a little more nutritious, try adding dried fruit into your recipes. Not only are they good for your body but they also can boost the texture and moisture levels of bread and other baked goods. 

Loaded With Dry Fruits

A super moist cake with dates, prunes, carrots, and lots of dry fruits in every bite. It is a deliciously wholesome treat and thus goes well with an evening tea. No egg, no butter, no sugar is used in this cake. This eggless whole wheat carrot walnut cake ticks all the right kinds of boxes for me – it is very simple to make, it is bursting with flavor, it can be served warm with your coffee or tea, there is no messy frosting involved, it is healthy made with whole wheat flour and no sugar, it is moist, soft and spongy. Do try this cake

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I made this delicious cake for my teacher (In dutch language “juf”) on her birthday. Her name is Natalie.

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup + 1 tbsp

Grated Carrot – 1 & 1/2 cups ( 2 medium-size carrots)

Dates (deseed) & Prunes – 10 each

Greek yogurt – 1 cup

Grated jaggery – 1/2 cup

Refined Oil – 1/4 cup

Baking Soda – 1 tsp

Chopped walnuts, cashews, almonds, dry red cranberries – 1 cup

Method :

  1. Add dry fruits to a mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp of flour. Mix them well and keep them aside.
  2. Sift dry ingredients: Whole wheat flour, baking soda. Now add salt with grated carrot, dry fruits. Mix them well and keep them aside.
  3. Now in a grinder add greek yogurt, deseed dates, prunes, oil with jaggery and grind until smooth.
  4. Now mix ground mixture into prepared dry ingredients. Mix them well and if the mixture looks dry add 2-4 tbsp of warm milk.
  5. Put batter into a greased pan and add dry fruits over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently. Put the cake pan into a preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Baking With Whole Wheat Flour

Tips :

  1. Adjust jaggery according to your taste.
  2. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Wok Cake
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom, kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put the baking tin in a kadai (wok). Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check the cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to the knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

Baking In Kadai

Whole Wheat Dry Fruits Chocolate Cake | Kadai (Wok) Cake – No Egg, No All Purpose Flour, No Butter | Healthy Chocolate Treat

Cakes are unsurprisingly everyone’s favorite, be it a birthday, anniversary or any other occasion or just have a slice of cake with tea or coffee. This cake is a delicious, sinful cake that is healthier, tastier, and eggless, butterless – Isn’t it wonderful? Made with whole wheat flour make it healthier with the crunch of dry fruits. This cake recipe is easy, super moist, and rich in chocolate flavor. This is everything that makes a cake all the more exciting.

No Egg, No All Purpose Flour, No Butter

Whole wheat flour adds more nutrition, fiber, nutty and tasty flavor, to baked goods and other flours based ( all-purpose flour) recipes. However, this flour can sometimes make the finished product seem drier and produce a coarser texture than using a more refined all-purpose flour.

Healthy Chocolate Cake

Adding the right of liquid is essential when baking with whole wheat flour, as the flour tends to absorb liquid more slowly. The general rule of thumb is to add an extra teaspoon of liquid (water, milk, or buttermilk) for each cup of whole wheat flour used.

Tea Time Cake – Healthy Wholesome Treat

No Egg, No All Purpose Flour, No Butter | Healthy Chocolate Cake

Don’t have an Oven or Microwave? Don’t worry, you can still bake this chocolate cake in your stovetop. Baking at home also gives you control over the quality and quantity of ingredients that go into the making of the cake. This eggless chocolate cake recipe makes it easier and fuss-free to make the classic cake for people with inhibitions over eggs that too without compromising on its flavor. Eggless cakes can be tricky, but they don’t always have to be complicated. This one here is sweet chocolatey flavor and light moist texture make it perfect to celebrate any occasion 🙂

Loaded With Healthy Dry Fruits

Ingredients :
Whole wheat flour – 1 & 1/2 cups + 2 tsp
Brown sugar – 3/4 cup or 1 cup
Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Mix of nuts & seeds – 1 & 1/2 cups
Refined oil – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 2 tsp
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Method :

  1. Dry ingredients – Sieve whole wheat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt.
  2. Toss chopped dry fruits with flour. Then add chopped dry fruits and mix them well. Keep mixture aside.
  3. Wet ingredients – In a grinder mix brown sugar, oil, milk and grind them until smooth mixture.
  4. Mix both dry and wet mixtures together. Now cake batter is ready.
  5. Put prepared batter into a greased square pan. Add dry fruits of your choice over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently.
  6. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  7. Put the pan into the preheated wok and bake it for 1 hour 10 minutes.
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Tips:

  1. Adjust sugar according to your taste.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Kadai or Wok Cake
HOW TO BAKE THE CAKE IN KADAI (WOK)

In a heavy bottom kadai add a cup of salt or sand. Place a steel stand in a wok. Cover and preheat the kadai on high heat for about 8 minutes. (Adding salt at the bottom ensures that the kadai doesn’t burn. Heavy bottom kadai acts as oven and ensures even cooking from all sides). I never used salt in my baking because I use a heavy bottom kadai (Prestige Brand) and I am baking for the past 2 years in the same kadai. It works perfectly fine. But, it depends on the brand, quality of the kadai.

After 8 minutes, lower the heat and put baking tin in a kadai. Cover a lid and bake bread for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the bread is done. If batter still sticks to knife then again bread for another 10 minutes.

Healthy Slice Of Chocolate Cake

Mother’s Day Special | Rooh Afza Beetroot Cake Baked In Pressure Cooker | Recipe With Rooh Afza

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Make your mum’s day more special with this flavorful Rooh Afza Beetroot Cake. Nothing speaks love more than homemade baked goods.

This cake is super rich, flavorful and moist. I baked it using “sooji” or rava, whole wheat flour, curd, beetroot and “Rooh Afza”. Rooh Afza is the “summer drink of the east” because of its properties of cooling effect are enduring, which gives freshness and energy in very hot summer. It is used in Falooda, Kulfi, Phirni, Pudding, Kheer, Lassi and Milk Shakes. This cake is made of Rava or Sooji plus with whole wheat flour. Beetroot (my favorite veggie) adds beautiful pink color. Hero of this flavorful recipe is “RoohAfza”. Do try this cake

RoohAfza – My Favorite Summer Drink

Mother’s Day Special | Rooh Afza Beetroot Cake Baked In Pressure Cooker | Recipe With Rooh Afza

Ingredients:
Sooji or Rava or Semolina – 1/2 cup
Whole Wheat Flour  – 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup
Curd or Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Refined Oil – 1/4 cup
Rooh Afza – 1/8 cup
Boiled Beetroot – 1 & 1/2 cup (2 small Beetroot )
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
A pinch of Himalayan Salt

For Topping:
Roasted pumpkin seeds – 1 tbsp
Chopped Pistachios – 4 tbsp
Fennel – 1/2 tbsp
Sweet Fennel – 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. In a pan add grated beetroot with sugar. Cook on low medium flame till mixture thickens.
  2. Add rava, whole wheat flour (sieve), fennel seeds, salt in a bowl.
  3. Wet ingredients: In a grinder add curd, oil, beetroot sugar paste, roohafza. Make a smooth puree.
  4. Now add rava whole wheat flour mixture into wet ingredients. Keep aside for 20 minutes (covered).
  5. After 20 minutes (add 2 tbsp of milk if the mixture looks dry) add baking soda, baking powder and mix it well.
  6. Put batter into a greased baking pan and sprinkle topping over cake and with help of spatula press topping gently. Tab the pan.
  7. Bake in the cooker for 60 minutes.
Super moist & tasty treat

Tips:

  1. Adjust sugar according to your taste.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  4. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. For Boiled Beetroot: Boil medium size beetroot in a pressure cooker and then peel the boiled beetroot. Cut boiled beetroot into small cubes.
Summer Treat

Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.
Rooh Afza Beetroot Cake Baked In Pressure Cooker

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.
I enjoyed with Coffee

Malai Custard Cake | No Oil Cake | Eggless Whole Wheat Tea Time Pressure Cooker Cake

Malai cake is delicious, rich cake with a flavor of thick cream and it’s a perfect tea time partner. Creamy malai makes this cake so soft it just melts in the mouth. Cream refers to “MALAI” – It is a thick yellowish layer of fat and coagulated proteins that form a layer on the surface of the milk. It is formed when raw milk is heated for an hour and then it cools down completely. After that, a thick, yellow-toned layer of fat will form on the surface.

Malai Custard Cake

This layer is skimmed off. You can consume it directly, with sugar or use as an ingredient in cooking. Malai is used most often in North Indian dishes to make gravy rich and creamy. I already posted a sabji recipe with malai – Malai Ki Sabji. I didn’t add any oil or butter in this cake because of a good amount of butterfat already in malai. Do try it Cake …..

No Oil Cake

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
Malai or Cream – 1/2 cup
Powdered White Sugar – 1/2 cup
Vanilla Custard Powder – 2 tbsp
Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup (Room Temperature)
A pinch of Salt

Method:

  1. Dry mixture: Shift whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, custard powder, salt. Keep it aside.
  2. Wet mixture: In a grinder add malai, sugar, milk and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture and mix well.
  4. Put batter into a greased pan and tap the cake pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  5. Put the cake pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.
Eggless Whole Wheat Tea Time Pressure Cooker Cake

Tips:

  • Baking time may vary.
  • If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  • If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Tea Time Cake

Pressure Cooker Method:
Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use a pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check the cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.

Whole Wheat Carrot Banana Cake | Healthy Carrot Cake | Wholesome Fruit Cake

Got a ripe banana or two sitting around? Lets Bake. Ripe and overripe bananas are a superhero of whole-food, plant-based baking, keeping things moist while adding flavor and natural sweetness. Super ripe bananas and freshly grated carrots work best in this recipe. I swapped all-purpose flour with regular whole wheat flour and it gives a perfect grainy texture.

Whole Wheat Carrot Banana Cake

A bright orange root vegetable that’s versatile, sweet, and nutritious. They come in different colors but – Orange may be their best-known color, but they also come in other hues, including purple, yellow, red, and white. This versatile veggie may taste slightly different depending on the color, size, and where it’s grown. The sugar in carrots gives them a slightly sweet flavor which makes them perfect for baking.

Summer Holiday Treat

I also posted a banana cake recipe with cocoa powder ( Eggless Banana Choco Cake ) and dates (Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Dates Cake). This time I tried with Carrots and it turned out a delicious treat. Combining two classic flavors in one super moist CAKE and it’s a perfect treat for kids in the summer holidays. It’s made with whole wheat, banana, carrots that make this cake packed with nutrients and a delicious flavor.

Healthy Slices

Healthy Carrot Cake | Wholesome Fruit Cake

This delicious Wholesome Cake recipe is made with bananas, grated carrots bringing the best of both worlds to one bake. Add a variety of dried fruit like red cranberries to pack this cake full of flavor and top with toasted sesame seeds a special finish.

Healthy Carrot Cake

Ingredients :
Ripe Banana – 4 (small size)
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups
Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
Refined Oil – 1/4 cup
Grated carrot – 1 cup
Dried cranberries – 1/2 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds and Dried cranberries (3 tbsp each) toppings
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Wholesome Fruit Cake

Method:

  1. Soak dried red cranberries in a 3/4 cup of warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove water and dry them completely. Keep them aside.
  3. Dry Ingredients – Sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, directly in the bowl. Add grated carrot with soaked red cranberries and mix them well.
  4. Wet Ingredients – In a mixer add bananas, brown sugar, oil, and grind until smooth.
  5. Now mix wet and dry ingredients well. Put the batter into a greased pan and tap the cake pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Sprinkle topping over batter and with help of spatula press nuts gently.
  7. Tab the pan on a countertop to release any large air bubbles.
  8. Put the pan into the preheated pressure cooker and bake it for 1 hour.
  9. When the cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and set them on a rack set over a tray or sheet pan.
  10. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and enjoy.
Pressure Cooker Cake

Tips:

  1. Adjust brown sugar according to your taste.
  2. Baking time may vary.
  3. If cake batter looks dry, add 2- 4 tbsp of milk.
  4. If baking in Oven: Bake in the preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius or around 360 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. The baking time may vary. So keep checking the cake after 40 to 45 minutes.
Tea Time Cake

Pressure Cooker Method:

Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it by sprinkling whole wheat flour over greased surface evenly. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin.

Important Notes:

  • Use the baking tin of 6 inches in diameter, so that it can easily get into the pressure cooker.
  • Use a 5-liter pressure cooker. It should be big enough to hold the baking pan.
  • Baking Tin should be made of Aluminium.
  • If baking tin comes into direct contact with the base of the pressure cooker, it can burn ( overbake ) the cake. So use pressure cooker container which has big holes in it or any aluminum small stand.
  • No gasket and whistle are needed. Remove them before baking.
  • Don’t add water to the pressure cooker.
Carrot & Banana Cake

How to Bake In A Pressure Cooker?

  1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes. Use sea salt or sand as a layer inside a cooker. Put a steel stand on a layer of salt or sand.
  2. Now put the cake tin containing the cake batter ( Do not put water inside the pressure cooker).
  3. Close the pressure cooker lid and do not put the whistle on the lid. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) from the lid.
  4. Lower the flame after 2 minutes. Let it bake for 50 -60 minutes on low flame. After 60 minutes check cake with a knife, if the mixture does not stick, it means the cake is done.
  5. If batter still sticks to knife then again bake for another 10 minutes. Do not open the lid immediately.
  6. Eggless Pressure Cooker Cake is ready.
Whole Wheat Cake with Carrots & Banana