Thursday, July 7, 2011

Multigrain Poundcake for Sweet Punch July 2011


After missing out Sweet punch continuously for 2 months, this month I managed to catch up with them.  This month our Sweet Punch team has chosen The Perfect Pound Cake from 'The Cake Bible'.  
   My first attempt with the pound cake was very memorable, since probably that was my first experience in my baking all together.  The first time I learned to measure the ingredients, first time I learned to mix the batter without any lumps, first time how to use the oven, so it's still memorable.  The result wasn't quite bad for my first time.  These first things happened in UK.



   Now gain after 6 years later in India, this pound cake is the first cake, I baked in my new oven.  These first things are always memorable....
 I think now I can run a contest as how many times I mentioned the word first in this post, just kidding..
Right moving to the recipe , although I try to stick as much as possible with the original recipe, I made a few changes.  I have replaced the All purpose flour with Multigrain Atta and sugar with powdered  jaggery.  Multigrain Atta is nothing but a mix of seven grains like Wheat, Soya, Oats, Ragi, Maize, Chana dhal and Barley.  Jaggery is unrefined cane sugar commonly used in Asian countries.  To know more about jaggery, visit the Wikipedia link from here.


  Well if you ask me why do I have to replace All purpose flour with Multigrain.  As you can see the type of grains included, it's full of goodness. When you get a good texture and flavour with all goodness, why do I have to ignore it.  After all I'm an ordinary mom who likes to include something healthy in her kids diet.  Doesn't mean that I never use All purpose flour, just trying to avoid it as much as possible.  Let's have a look at the recipe for our Multigrain Pound Cake.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30- 40 minutes
Makes 8-10 slices


Ingredients:
Multigrain Atta- 150 g
Unsalted Butter-60 g (softened)
Eggs- 1 whole egg and 1 yolk
Powdered Jaggery- 60 g
Baking Powder- 3/4 tsp
Milk- 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
Grated nutmeg- 1/4 tsp
Seasame seeds- 1 tsp (optional)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Grease and line a small sized loaf tine or a 8 inch sandwich cake tin.  Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the butter to the dry ingredients and beat it with a electric beater until it looks smooth and well combined.  Beat the eggs and milk in separate bowl slightly.  Add the egg mixture little by little and beat well between each additions.  Spoon the batter inside the baking tin and level the surface.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of the batter.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Take it out from the oven and let it cool in the cooling rack for 5 minutes.  Remove the cake from the tin, slice it and enjoy the goodness.

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63 comments:

Vidhya said...

an innovative pound cake - very nice ! lovely blog :)

Biny Anoop said...

u always make it different...all are making pound cake buturs standout...gr8 recipes.....its tough to jump over you

Prathima Shivraj said...

Pond cake looks yummy, bookmarked this healthy pond cake.

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a very healthy and yummy cake.. So full of goodness.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice healthy twist to the recipe..

Nithya said...

Perfect looking loaf :) Multigrain!! wow that makes it super healthy too :)

schmetterlingwords said...

The pound cake has come out really well Ayeesha. Very nice texture. Love to bite into that slice :-) Wish you great success with your new oven!! :-)

mykitchentrials said...

Multi-grain pound cake? Sounds like a good idea.

divya said...

Superb!! pics makes me hungry...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wholesome treat... love the new look..

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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Just anyone would fall in love with baking after seeing this cake. I loved the way you used Multigrain Atta and Jaggery...healthy ingredients! :)

Rinku Naveen said...

That's quite innovative. Loved the pound cake.
Clicks are superb!

Priti said...

Liked your twist ....and using jaggery is really nice idea ...looks fab

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely bake! The presentation is too good! love the milk bottle!

Authenticoriyafood said...

Delicious cake and some awesome clicks!!

SinFoodie said...

Nice idea to use multigrain flour. The cake looks awesome and the shots are really beautiful.

divya said...

Incredible pound cake..love to have few slices!

Sayantani said...

lovely recipe and so beautifully presented.

Archana said...

Bookmarked! Delicious and some ingredients that I like to sneak in and my kids avoid like plague. Thanks dear this is certainly something that i need to try!

miri goes phishing! said...

wow...wat an interesting idea....it sounds really healthy too....nice post...:)

Miriam said...

I have never heard of a multi-grain pound cake, I love it! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Suja said...

Soft and moist ,perfect pound cake..yum

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..despite making changes to the recipe,the cake slices look as good as the original version,with a tight crumb and a perfect golden broan colour!!Thank you for the feedback regarding the changes and thanks for baking with us!!

Priya said...

Love the addition of multigrain atta Ayeesha, pound cake looks super healthy and incredible..

Vidhya said...

Loved this healthy version of poundcake

kothiyavunu.com said...

Very innovative..Sounds healthy and yummy!!

Junia said...

oooo love that multigrain to the poundcake!!! every bit of health counts :)

Stefania said...

ohh it looks gorgeous and yummy!! love ur blog! kisses!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A great healthy idea...loved the use of multigrain without affecting the softness and texture of cake...superb work dear...

Mugdha said...

looks sooo yummy..:)

kankana said...

I never used jaggery in cake.. not a fan of jaggery actually. You think brown sugar could be a replacement ? This cake looks lovely also like the presentation.

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks so good. love the multigrain part. nice pics too...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking cake and lovely new look
salaams

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that sounds superb and healthy both :)

foodiecorner said...

Love the healthy pound cake... Did you substitute the exact weight of multigrain flour for the all purpose flour?

Nags said...

very creative ingredients. nice!

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Ayeesha,

Admire your out of the box thinking! Multi grain and Jaggery??? Who would have thought of it in a pound cake... The result also looks yummilicious. Great job dear.

Regards,
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Anu Nandu said...

What a neat idea! Love that you substituted multi grain instead of regular flour. Super!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Multigrain ia a nice option..looks yumm

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely pound cake..multigrain version sounds interesting..

Prathibha said...

Healthy cake...looks delicious.:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very innovative and healthy cake..

Radhika said...

That's a nice twist. Love the way the cake turned out.


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Fathima said...

Wah Wah kya baat hai, a perfect answer to those who need healthy indulgences. I loved the glass milk bottle. So stylish and chic.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

love the multigrain part.. looks just perfect :)

Indu said...

hey, never thought we could use Multigrain atta for a cake. Sounds like a very different and nice idea.

Ambreen said...

Delicious & healthy cake, perfectly baked. Love the new look of your blog :)

Priya Kumar said...

That is very innovative! I love the brownish crumbs!

Sonia said...

THIS CAKE IS LOOKING SUPER DELICIOUS AND SUPER NUTRITIOUS, LOVED THE IDEA OF AMKING CAKE WITH MULTIGRAIN ATTA....REGARDS, SONIA !

DD said...

ThnQ dear for linking your healthy snack!!!it looks awesome!!!
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Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks yummy. nice one.

Jehanne said...

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hemalata said...

Poundcake looks yummy and healthy.

Now Serving said...

Heart pounding faster at yet another brilliant pound cake effort - Now I've seriously got to make one with so many wonderful recipes!!! Love it and great pics!

Saras said...

What a awesome result with Multigrain & Jaggery, they turned out perfect and healthy..Its a New version in Pound cake recipes..Thanks for sharing this healthy idea with us & linking this delicious entry for my Event.
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Kurryleaves said...

sounds really healthy....
lovely

Mij├║ said...

El cardamomo un acierto.
Bonitas fotografias.
Un saludito

Rookie Qookie said...

I loved the texture..gr8!

Nayana@ CherishDreamLive said...

yummy,healthy and great presentation, makes me want to try my hand at baking:)

Divya Vikram said...

How have you been? long time since i dropped by. Cake looks just perfect!

ANU said...

bookmarked it dear...awesomely delicious and healthy...love the clicks too...


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DD said...

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Nimi SunilKumar said...

Awesome ,wholesome treat..luv ur clicks..u ROCK!

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