Thursday, June 26, 2008

Eggless Apple Cake

Solving a riddle is fun,if you manage to solve the riddle,that is!!When I saw the announcement of Open Sesame 2,posted in TOI,I wondered how I missed OS1.Anyway,better late than never-did not waste any time and went to the site,chose my preferred box,that was box#1.Promptly,Siri sent me the riddle-

"A moniker in my name for a city
A phrase with me will make you cherished
I am so good for you in my utter simplicity
In Medical dictionary the fact so furnished

I am so famous in the world of bytes
Known for many aspects of usage
I am fat and rotund and make crunchy bites
My fame known from many religious traditions - right from the old age

Am, I forbidden? Or mystical ?
or the eternal giver of Youth
I consists of five internal carpels
Am good for good health of your mouth

I am as basic a fruit as you can think of
Or as hard if you dont try enough
If You eat me on a day to day basis
Then you dont have worry about anything - be it cold or dry cough."

I read it once and the word "forbidden" gave me a hint that it could be Apple.Tried to think the rest of the riddle matching it with Apple and it matched-Fat and rotund,Crunchy bites,Religious traditions,Cold&Cough-I really hoped that it was Apple and sent my reply to Siri and Bingo!!she said it was the right answer!!I was sooo soo excited!!I had to prepare a super duper dish with Apple.Had already prepared a Jam for MEC-Bottled,so was wondering what to make this time.A friend suggested that I make Apple Kheer,but I was not so sure about that.Kept the recipe of Kheer for another time and again scanned my cookbook.I saw a recipe for Eggless Apple cake and got very excited.At the back of my mind,I got warnings saying that since I am making it in the MW it wont have a brown crust etc etc.But I avoided all those warnings and went ahead with the recipe,and I am so glad I did!!

Eggless Apple cake with Apple Jam


1 apple - peeled & grated
Maida-1 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup(or more if required)


Sift maida,baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add grated apples and milk-beat again till mixed well.
Now fold the dry ingredients into this by adding 1 tbsp flour at a time.
Grease a MW proof dish with butter and pour the batter into it.
MW on 80% power for 8 minutes.
Leave in MW for another 5 minutes.
Serve with a dollop of Apple jam(optional).


  1. Beautiful....nice idea of serving it with a dollop of jam.

  2. So light and yummy! Good one D!:)

  3. cake looks yummy divya! and congrats for guessing it rite the first time itself :)

  4. nice and easy one.Looks so soft and moist.Ur jam looks great too.

  5. cake looks so yummy..loved topping with apple jam as well..

  6. this definitely does not look like a microwave cake, great job!! and congrats on getting the riddle on the first try! :-)

  7. Lovely cake Divya. I also got that riddle and yet to post my recipe.

    I have an eggless recipe submit form to compile all eggless baking recipes in one place. Leave this link when you find time.

  8. Apple cake topped with Apple Jam..a double treat for apple lovers like me :)!..
    Simply Yummy! :)

  9. thats an awesome experiments making mw cake is disaster...i am not yet familiar with this apt mw..cant open ours as thr is no space..will have to do that ones we shift from here...that jam gives a perfect finish to the cake..good job :)

  10. cake looks yummy and soft... nice and easy one.... ur jam looks great tooo.......

  11. this looks yummy divya...i too make this at home but i add oil instead of butter....urs looks delicious with apple jam as a topping

  12. hey divya, congrats on solving the riddle in first attempt. Cake looks very delicious and soft

  13. Love the texture of the cake Dhivya..I too got the same riddle..Yet to post my recipe with apples

  14. Divya that is such a lovely piece of cake..

  15. Delicious cake.Loved the jam also..

  16. Jayashree,thanks!!


    Skribles,thanks!!I just got lucky!!

    Pearlsofeast,thanks.Cake turns out very moist and soft,do try it.


    JZ,thanks.Was not so sure of its looks since it was done in the MW,but it turned out great!!

    Madhuram,thanks.Will do!!

    Bharathy,thanks.And hey,good to see you back!!

    Ranji,thanks.Do try making in the mw once you get a chance,its so easy and fast!!

    Srikar's Kitchen,thanks!!

    Suma,thanks.Looking fwd to your recipe!!


    Divya,thanks.Looking fwd to your recipe!!



  17. Divya - I am so sorry for missing ur entry..I had uploaded it to the Flickr photostream, but I dunno how ur mail went into the Spam folder. will add it right away! sorry again.


  18. Nice one! Could you let me know how thick the batter should be? Most m/w cakes seem to have a thinner batter than regular ones!

  19. Siri-thanks for adding my entry.Got really surprised when I couldn't find mine!!

    Sunshinemom,I have commented on your blog rgdng this.The batter should not be too thick or too thin.Thanks for asking!!

  20. Divya,

    Can you please tell me the temperature and time if I have to bake this in the regular oven? I really want to try this recipe soon! yummy!!!

  21. Hi Divya,

    A big thanks is pending from my end since a long time!! Came across ur recipe & baked the cake with some variations (added cinnamon/all spice powder) for a meeting here at my home. The result: Ladies went ga-ga over it, asking me the recipe, asking me to demonstrate at the ladies club etc. I owe it all to u. I also baked a banana Walnut cake, using your recipe as the Basic recipe, it came out extremely well! I'm simply gonna experiment more with pineapple, dates, orange juice etc.

    Keep updating such easy recipes that make cooking/baking interesting for a change!! :)


  22. Hi Divya,
    I stumbled upon this recipe when trying to bake an Eggless Cake with just apples in my fridge for a friends B'day! I baked it in the oven at 350F for about 45mins-1hr and it came out just perfect. Thanks for the recipe. I plan to give your other recipes a shot in the coming days! The only changeI made was I didnt use the baking soda(didnt have any) and I decorated it with apples on top. It was nice and soft.

  23. Divya that was a very simple but very tasty cake...tried it out today and every one loved it:)
    Thank you!
    You are an inspiration:)

  24. hey divya my cake turned out a little rubbery and was not fluffy..what could be the reason?? i followed the measurements given

  25. tried it out today .. was wonderful.. Thank you..

  26. Hi I dont have a microwave currently. could u suggest how to make it in the pressue cooker?

  27. Hi Divya

    I dont have a microwave yet. Can you suggest how to make this in a pressure cooker

  28. Hi Divya - This is my favorite recipe from Easycooking because I have made it so many times. Not only is it simple and quick, but the taste is just out of this world! Thanks for sharing this recipe :-)

  29. Hi Divya ! want to make this super yummy looking cake but I have confusion about cup measurements, I have Kitchen scale so could you plz convert this recipe measurement in gms.


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