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Eggless Atta Cake Recipe

Atta Cake is a soft, moist, and wholesome whole wheat cake. It is an eggless cake that has no butter or maida. Learn how to bake eggless whole wheat cake in a few simple steps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 9 inch cake
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Hina Gujral

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup brown sugar or jaggery powder
  • 1 Cup thick curd or yogurt
  • ½ Cup milk, at room temperature
  • ½ Cup olive oil or refined oil
  • ¼ Cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ Cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, curd, milk, olive oil in a mixing bowl. Whisk for 5 - 6 minutes using a hand mixer or an egg beater. All the ingredients should mix well together.
  • Sift together wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, salt. Mix nicely using a spatula.
  • Gently cut and fold the batter using a spatula to mix nicely. Make sure no streaks of flour remain in the batter. Keep the batter aside to rest for 5 - 6 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 180 - degrees Celcius for 10 minutes. Grease a 9 - inch rectangular loaf pan with oil or line with parchment paper.
  • Pour the cake batter into the tin. Tap the tin gently to release the trapped air. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the cake.
  • Bake for 60 minutes in the middle rack of the oven. After 60 minutes, insert a toothpick and check the cake for doneness. Transfer to a wire rack to cool down completely.
  • Serve eggless atta cake for the teatime.

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Notes

  • Instead of cinnamon powder, you can use chai masala or garam masala powder
  • Allow the cake batter to rest for 5 - 6 minutes before baking. This way gluten strands formed during mixing will relax. Hence, the cake will not be hard. 
  • Do not mix the cake batter for too long. 
  • Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature especially milk and curd before adding in the cake batter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg