Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cinnamon Cake

This is a simple breakfast cinnamon cake I made from Joy of Vegan Baking.Well,you must have guessed it-its made using vinegar.Vinegar when combined with baking soda produces chemical reaction and makes the baked item rise and lightens it up. The comination works much better in cakes,muffins or quickbreads.


Dry Items:
All purpose Flour: 1 cup
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Baking Soda: 1 tsp
Powdered Cinnamon: 2-3 tsp
Powdered Ginger: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
White Sugar: 1/2 cup

Wet Ingredients:
Soy Milk: 1 cup
Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup
White Vinegar: 1 tbsp

Crumble Topping:
All Purpose Flour: 3/4 cup
Brown Sugar: 1/4 cup
Powdered Cinnamon: 1-2 tsp
Powdered Ginger: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Walnuts: few handfuls chopped
Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup

Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl and keep aside.In a large bowl,whisk together the dry ingredients .Add the milk -vinegar wet mix and stir until just combined.Pour into a lined 9 inch square baking dish or a loaf pan(9x5x3 inches).
For making the crumble,mix well together all the items except vegetable oil.Add the oil and then using your hands thoroughly work it into the dry mix so that the mix resembles crumbled or coarse or sand like.Spoon the crumble on top of the batter,covering the entire area.
Bake for 30-35 minutes in a pre heated oven at 350F/180C or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.Cool slightly and then cut and serve

Fresh From the oven...

I used a loaf pan for baking and mine was done by 32 minutes.Also depending on chosen baking dish,little quantity of crumble may remain which can be refrigerated and used for making fruit crumbles or cakes.

Honestly I was not convinced about the powers of vinegar while baking this.But the cake came out perfectly light and moist.There was no sour taste of vinegar or anything that suggests vinegar.Its the simplest and easiest egg replacer I have ever used.And yes this simple yet very tasty cake is on way to Madhuram's ERE: Vinegar


Yasmeen said...

Simply delicious quick bread,vinegar for eggs sounds doable ,should try.
You could send this tasty bread to BBD Quick breads too:)

Unknown said...

wow looks great Inever use vinegar in baking your cake looks so soft and yummy sweatha

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a flavouful cake...looks prefect n scrumptious!!

Anonymous said...

My God thats a greta bake with vinegar..lovely

Sunshinemom said...

lovely cake. Hey! I keep left clicking to open the links on new tabs and you stop me with that message:)

Mangala Bhat said...

lovely cake ..i should try this recipe soon :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

never knew vinegar can be used in place of eggs.

nice cake, looks great!

hey did u know about the facts of all purpose flour? just google and find it out.. It is very bad for health CL.. may be you can substitute with wheat pastry flour.

Red Chillies said...

What a coincidence! I made a cake too using vinegar. I am bookmarking this recipe.

jayasree said...

Delicious cake. Good to know there is no after taste of vinegar.

Anonymous said...

I've been using vinegar in my favorite chocolate cake for months (and I must have baked it a lot of times). Will try this cinnamon version now.

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow superb, spicy and yum....

Manju said...

this must be perfect for breakfast! never tried using vinegar in cakes..maybe i should try one now.

Beyond Curries said...

That's a cute little cake. I think I missed it in the book. I don't remember seeing it.

I have a request, will send a mail.

Usha said...

I love the flavor of cinnamon and this cake looks absolutely soft and yum !

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