As most of us are looking out for healthy recipes, but like to have desserts especially when it comes to cakes, who say no? So thought of making a healthy cake, this resulted in my vegan Coffee Cake with walnuts. Already I shared my Coffee Cake with Nutty crunch and this cake is very special and completely different from that as it has no eggs, no butter, no sugar, and no milk and prepared with wheat flour/atta.
This cake is very healthy dessert and good not only for weight watchers, but also for diabetes people. Also this tastes yum, and has the soft and fluffy texture which would be liked by everyone. Enjoy your winter by giving a try to this healthy and delicious Vegan Coffee Cake. Let me share the recipe…
Basbousa or Basboosa is an Egyptian and traditional Middle East sweet cake prepared with Semolina, desiccated coconut, sugar, yogurt/curd and later soaked in sugar syrup which is flavored with rose water. It is also known as “Hareesa”. As of collecting few Middle East dishes for Ramzan, resulted in Basbousa through one of my neighbor.
Basbousa is a very easy, simple and a delicious dessert which flavors not only the kitchen but also the whole house with its wonderful aroma. Usually this Basbousa is baked until the top turns brown in color, but I have done it until it reaches golden brown. Let me share the recipe…
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Semolina – 2 cups
Desiccated coconut – 1 cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Yogurt/Curd – ¾ cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Rose essence – 2 tsp
Butter (melted) – ½ cup
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Almonds/Badam or Cashew or Pistachios – 15 nos
Making of Basbousa –
Boil a cup of water in a heavy bottomed vessel, add in the nuts and allow to boil in high flame for 15 mins. Drain the water, peel the skin of the nuts, slice them to two equal halves and keep it aside.
Preheat oven to 18o degree C.
In a wide mouth bowl, add in the semolina/rava, desiccated coconut, sugar, baking powder and mix them well.
Add in the yogurt/curd + 1 tbsp of water and mix them well with your hands (be sure no lumps should be formed and they would little tight in consistency).
Grease a baking a tray and pour the semolina mixture to the tray and level the batter with your hands.
Make cuts (desired shape) with the knife, pierce a nut in the center of each and every pieces.
Bake for 8 mins or until the top starts turning to dark brown in color (I baked only till they turn golden brown in color).
Meanwhile boil 1 ½ cups of water along with a cup of sugar, drizzle the rose essence and cook in medium flame, until it comes to the syrup consistency.
Remove the tray once baked and pour the syrup over the cake, let it sit for 15 mins.
Gently remove the pieces.
Butter, semolina, desiccated coconut, baking powder, yogurt all together
As of Christmas, thought of trying out some Diet Cake – EGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS. This resulted me in trying out this Dry Fruits Cake with no egg, no sugar and no butter.
I was much thoughtful about the result when I started baking the cake, but the outcome was fabulous. The cake was yummy and delicious and best recipe for diet conscious people and diabetic’s people. Let us move on to the recipe…