Eggless Baath Cake – Goan Baath Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: General
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Serves: 10
 
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup desiccated grated coconut about 150 gms
  • ½ cup semolina (rava) about 75 gms
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed roasted Or toasted for 2 mins
  • 2 cup hot milk
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 3 green cardmom
  • 1.5 t/s baking powder
  • 1 t/s salt
  • 3 tbsp butter Or clarified butter (ghee)
  • 90 gms castor sugar
How to make the recipe?
  1. Preheat oven at 180 °C exactly ten minutes before baking. Grease your pan with butter Or olive oil. Dust some flour on it. I have used a bundt pan you could use a round Or oval pan.
  2. Sift semolina, baking powder and salt. Add desiccated coconut to it. Mix all nicely and keep aside.
  3. Take flaxseed and roast them on low heat on a pan for 2 to 3 mins.
  4. Switch off the gas grind them into a fine powder. Mix the flax seed powder into a cup of hot milk. Give it a nice stir. Allow to rest for 5 to 7 mins.
  5. In the meanwhile grind whole cardamom with milk powder into a processor until fine powder is formed.
  6. Mix this with the sifted dry ingredients.
  7. Take flaxseed - milk and beat on high speed with a beater.
  8. Add butter / ghee to it and beat again for 2 to 3 min.
  9. Now put castor sugar.
  10. Beat nicely until they blend well. Add dry ingredients gradually into batches of three. Beat nicely until they incorporate well with each other. Lastly add 1 cup of boiling milk and allow to rest for an hour. Cover with a lid.
  11. Post one hour check the taste. If you feel you need more sugar then add little more sugar. Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  12. Bake at 180°C for 30 mins then reduce the temperature to 160°C for remaining 30 mins. Total time for baking should take about 1 hour Or until the skewer comes out clean. Once it's baked leave it in the oven for 2 to 3 mins with closed door. This will give a nice brown color to your cake.
Notes
1. Very important don't keep opening your oven door. This will lead to cake cracking.
2. All ovens have different capacity and temperature so be alert while you bake. 3. If your cake starts giving fragrance and leaves the edges of your pan. That means it's almost baked Or baking. Do a skewer test always while baking cake.
4. You could use nuts like pistachios Or rose petals for a different variation of the cake.
5. At any point of time you feel the cake is not baked. There is nothing to get hassled keep it back in the oven until it's baked :)
6. Don't overbake Or underbake any cake.
7. Usually people don't like flax seed flavor in cakes. But lemme tell you roasted ones taste great and leaves a nice nutty flavor in your cakes. It's healthy and eggless too! Moreover one cannot make out if you ever added flaxseed into Baath cake.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 to 9 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/goan-baath-cake/