I have always stayed away from eggless cakes we cause we love very fluffy cakes which are usually made by lot of eggs. But recently, we have got few strict vegetarian friends who do not eat eggs. So I have been venturing into eggless baking. Slowly we have started liking them now. It is amazing that last few cakes that I have baked are all eggless. I baked the very popular date cake for a get together recently and it was gone within minutes. So when we were planning to go for a trip to animal safari over the weekend, I started thinking about cakes. I decided to bake this eggless banana cake with carrots and raisins. I have baked couple of times before and everyone loved it – ofcourse you should like the banana flavor to like this cake!.
This cake is based on a old recipe banana-carrot cake. I tried to change it a bit to taste different and make it little more healthy. Cardamom gives a great aroma to it. I was a bit lazy to make cardamom powder, so I just used 1/2 tea spn. I think 1 tea spn of it would have given a better aroma. The cake came out very moist and soft. The biggest fan was Ishaan, so I was very happy.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed banana (approx 2 bananas)
1 tea spn freshly ground cardamom powder
1/2 cup oil
2 tea spns baking powder
1 tbl spn raisins
1/4 tea spn salt
Preheat the oven at 350F for 10mins.
Mix sugar, bananas and oil till they are well mixed.
Sieve together flours, baking powder and salt.
Add this mixture to the banana mixture, a little at a time, and mix well.
Add carrots, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix with a spatula.
Pour it in a well greased baking dish. Bake at 350F for about 30mins or till a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes about 10-12 pieces
Preparation time : 1 hr