Healthy Christmas Cake Recipe

Healthy Christmas Cake Recipe

By Ambika Niranjan  on: 24 December 2019
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It’s Christmas time and everyone must be craving for some special cakes and desserts.

While some may fall for the temptation and give up on their healthy eating pattern, some may just curb their cravings and feel depressed for not being able to enjoy the desserts around and may give up sometime or the other for those tempting desserts and may also surpass their portion size at times.

So, why not try something healthy yet tasty dessert, which can satisfy your taste buds and also let you relish guilt free.

Below is the recipe of a cake which is made without oil, butter, refined flour, low in sugar and also can be prepared in a jiffy. This treat can be enjoyed by all the age groups. So, this Christmas, rather than store bought or unhealthy stuff, you can also treat your kids with a cake which is full of love and health and made at home.

This is a simple tea time cake recipe which can be enjoyed with tea or milk or any other beverages.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Instant cooking oats - 2 cups

Desiccated coconut powder - 3/4 cup

Curd - 1 cup

Sugar powder - 4 tbsp

Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp

Mix seeds - 1 tsp

Mixed nuts - 2 tbsp ( I prefer almonds, cashews, raisins and dates, you can pick any dry fruits of your choice)

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder - 1/8 tsp

 

Method :

Into a bowl, add the oats, desiccated coconut powder, sugar powder, cocoa powder, nuts and seeds, cinnamon powder and baking soda and mix well.

Keep some nuts aside to garnish on top.

Now gradually add curd to the mixture and keep mixing.

It will be a firm and hard batter.

Now, take a baking mould and line it with butter paper or parchment paper.

Put the batter into the mould and press to give the desired shape.

Add the remaining dry fruits on top and press gently.

 

Baking :

Microwave - In the pre-heated oven at 180 degree celsius for 30-35 minutes.

In the pan - in the pre-heated pan, from low to medium flame for 40 - 45 minutes.

Air fryer - In the pre-heated air fryer, for 160 degree celsius for 11-13 minutes.

Ones the cake is baked, cool it completely on a rack and cut into slices.

 

HEALTHY FEASTING AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

 



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