Eggless Fresh Juice Cake

Our parents are in India but we celebrate every family members birthday here in US. I prepare a sweet dish for sure and celebrate with cake cutting sometimes!!!  So this time for my Mom’s birthday it was Cake time – but then it had to be eaten all by my husband so did not want all the sugar and maida. Also had to prepare an eggless version. I remembered reading somewhere that mashed banana can replace eggs. Fortunately I had a very ripe banana which I may have otherwise just thrown away – saved myself a sin of wasting food and used it in this Eggless Fresh juice cake.

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1 1/2 cups Unbleached White Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp salt
2 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup fresh date-jaggery pulp juice -will be sweet and orange juice consistency
2 tbsp melted butter
1 big very ripe Banana very well mashed
1 cup fresh blueberries or cherries – coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat Oven to 350 F
2. Mix the mashed banana with 1 tsp baking powder. Stir well and keep covered for 15 min. Then stir in the date juice and mix well. Add 1 tbsp melted butter and stir well.
3. Mix well the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, baking soda, salt. Stir in the juice mixture and mix well – stirring slowly.
4. Mix the fresh fruits and nuts, choc chips with the cake batter and add the batter to the greased cake pan.
5. Bake for 50 minutes. Check every 5 minutes after 45 minutes of baking by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean then turn off the oven. Cool the cake and serve!!!


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