Yesterday was our friend’s birthday. So I made this cake for her. I wanted to make an eggless cake as she is vegetarian. Though she occasionally eats cakes/pastries which has eggs, she prefers vegetarien versions and also, since it is Navaratri, I thought she won’t like it. At first, I thought of making dates cake. But I felt, I have already given overdose of dates cake to all, so thought of coming up with something else.
I personally don’t prefer eggless cakes because they are little more denser than the cakes with eggs. I do not like to use any egg replacementsÂ in the cakes. I used half all purpose flour and half wheat flour. I think that made the cake even more dense. I wasn’t sure this recipe would work, but the cake rose very beautifully. It was a bit denser than my liking, but still tasted great.Â
As usual, I had some grand plans for this cake. But when I finally started decorating it, it came out quite different. When I baked it, the cake slightly sunk in the center. I had to use quite an amount of icing to cover that up. Since I had already used so much icing, I ditched the plans of more decorations with icing and used pineapple pieces to decorate. That gave a nice bite to the cake. I was finally quite satisfied with the look of the cake(I am trying to ignore those unclean edges on the cake).
All my hard work paid off when I saw she was very happy to see the cake. We all enjoyed the cake and had some nice time together :).
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped pineapple
3 tea spns baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tea spn cardamom powder
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tea spn salt
Preheat the oven for 300F for about 10mins.
Mix together butter and sugar. Add milk and whisk again.
Now add flour, cardamom powder, salt and baking powder. Mix and then add pineapple pieces. Mix well.
Bake at 300F for abput 40mins or till a knife inserted in the center.
PS: Add 1 tea spn pineapple essence for more pineapple flavour.