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Eggless Butterless Whole Wheat Sponge With Jaggery


A whole wheat sponge, that too, with minimum ingredients? No, I am not kidding. This baked beauty before you is the result of a successful experiment with whole grains. I am glad about the results. Now I can make guilt-free cakes and rusks for my loved ones. I am so happy to share the result and recipe with you all.
whole wheat sponge for dieters
I wanted to make it a vegan whole wheat sponge. Unfortunately, I did not have coconut milk or almond milk handy at that time, so I preferred to go with dairy milk. But I am sure the result should be the same (rather, more flavorful) with dairy-free milk. I could add plain water too, but reserved the thought for another baking session.
eggless butterless atta cake for dieters sweetened with jaggery


If you want to learn how to make almond milk or coconut milk at home, it is quite simple. I never buy these from the market; rather, prefer to make everything at home.

atta cake simple diet cake recipe option for vegan

Here are the recipes to make almond milk at home.

You may want to check the recipe for coconut milk here.

So what makes this low fat cake so special?
Well, the eggless atta cake is

  • butterless
  • sugarless- free from refined sugar
  • maida less
  • low fat
  • perfect for dieters- so you can call it a diet cake


Ingredients
1 cup measures 235 ml
¼ cup x3= milk/coconut milk/almond milk/water for dieters (you may use any of these - 1/4 cup of the liquid three times - 1/4+ 1/4+ 1/4)
1 tbsp- saunf/fennel seeds
¼ cup- oil (I have used sunflower oil this time)
1 cup- whole wheat flour
½ tsp-b.soda
1 tsp-b.powder
1 tsp- apple cider vinegar/vinegar/lime juice
4 tbsp- jaggery powder or sweetener of your choice

How to bake simple whole wheat flour sponge:
Add milk or the liquid you are taking to a mixer/processor. You may use a whisker/blender too. Hand whisker may not give you the best results though, so I preferred to use my grinder.
Add oil, fennel seeds or any other flavoring agent of your choice, salt, vinegar, and jaggery powder.
Run the processor until everything is all blended well.
Keep the flour sifted ready. Now you may either add the raising agents to the flour and sift them together for 3-4 times or do as I have done. 
I did not add baking soda and baking powder to the flour. Instead added these raising agents to the wet mix. 
Immediately mix everything until it looks foamy.
Keep your oven/convection preheated to 170 degrees for 10 mins. I baked the atta cake in airfryer and preheated the machine for 5 mts.
Stir the flour into the wet mix. Use light hands or spatula to fold the batter. I had previously added 1/4+1/4 cup of liquid, but I found the batter to be too thick, so at this stage, I added 1/4 cup more. So you can add the liquid amount at the start itself - should be okay both ways.
Pour the batter in a greased baking bowl and bake/airfry for 30-35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Once done, the whole wheat sponge will beautifully separate from the baking dish. It's a good sign to know that your baked beauty is ready. 
Allow the atta cake with jaggery to cool down completely before slicing it off.

How to make atta rusk 

atta rusk with whole wheat eggless biscotti

Double bake thin slices of atta cake at 160 degrees for 10 mts each side to turn it into crunchy rusks. It's as simple as that.

Alternatives/additions/substitutions

You can add liquid of your choice. I have kept it very light. Adding coconut or almond milk should infuse more flavors into the eggless atta cake and make it vegan.
You can add flavoring agents of your choice, though I always use spices to make my bakes aromatic. The idea to include fennel came from my desire to bake atta rusks. I have done exactly that now. I will come up with the results before you all soon. Stay tuned. These are very light atta rusks that you would want to try out if your tea-time is incomplete without crunchy bakes.
These atta rusks are my gift for my parents who are visiting me today. This was just an experiment and I am glad about the result. Now I can pack a few boxes of atta rusks and whole grain cookies for them.

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Comments

  1. Ravneet I m a fan of your recipes...have tried couple of them and the results were awesome. Want to try this healthy atta cake recipe. Is there any substitute for oil in this recipe ? Can I think of trying with apple sauce and skip oil ? Your views please.

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  2. The ata cake looks just perfect Ravneet..healthy wholesome treat !

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