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Choco Apple Oats Cake | Blog Hop Wednesday 1

A couple of weeks back I got a mail from Radhika asking whether I would like to be a part of Blog Hop Wednesdays, where we would be assigned one other blog and we have to cook from it my blog would be assigned to someone else in a similar fashion. The whole thing sounded very interesting to me specially because otherwise I hardly get time to go browse other blogs and explore them so I immediately said yes and soon enough a whole of emails followed discussing the details figuring out how often we wanna do this etc and I loved the excited chitter chatter that was happening in emails. And finally a decision was taken too we would post on alternate Wednesday’s as of now.

Radhika painstakingly worked on making groups and assigning us our blog partners for the next 8 editions of BHW i.e next 4 months almost. Kudos to her.

For this week the blog I had to cook from was Mom Chef aka Kalyani, I spent some delectable time at the blog wondering what to make and being still confused when my son who is down with viral since past 6 days asked me for a cake and at the same time I saw this Mocha Cinnamon Oats Cake at her site and I knew this will be it

I did make couple of changes to the cake though, first I didn’t add any coffee this was a cake primarily for the sick child so I didn’t see any sense in doing so. Also because he wasn’t feeling too well I really didn’t want to add oil to the cake, after a little thought I decided to add applesauce and honey to it to replace some amount of oil. As I was adding honey to it I also didn’t add any white sugar that Kalyani has added. And yes I added eggs to the recipe.

Recipe – Choco Apple Oats Cake (Adapted from Mom Chef Mocha Cinnamon Oats Cake)

What I used

  • Quick rolled Oats  – ¼ cup
  • Wholewheat Atta – 1 cup
  • Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Demerera Sugar – ½ cup
  • Vegetable oil –  2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Choco chips – 2 tbsp
  • Buttermilk – 1/2 cup
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Puree of one large apple
  • Honey – 1/4 cup

How I made it

  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and baking powder together. Add to this oats and choco chips and keep aside
  • Beat sugar, honey with oil for a one minute. Add one egg at a time and beat some more.
  • To this add the apple puree and vanilla and beat for another minute. In the end add the buttermilk and just mix
  • Fold in the dry ingredients with the wet ones till well blended
  • Pour the batter in a greased pan and bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for about 20 mins or till done.
  • Enjoy guiltfree pleasure

And this is off to the event I am hosting WWC – Oats in Baking an event originaly by Sanjeeta


14 comments on “Choco Apple Oats Cake | Blog Hop Wednesday 1

  1. Radhika
    August 3, 2011

    The substitution for oil is very good. I have been meaning to use applesauce as I have heard rave reviews about the texture they give. But I’m yet to try it. Is apple sauce just pureeing the apples or do we have to follow any recipe for it. please clarify. Btw I’m linking this cake here. Do check it later when you are free.

  2. Priya Sreeram
    August 3, 2011

    guilt free indulgence indeed ! nice bake and happy blog hopping !

  3. Rajani
    August 3, 2011

    The cake looks good. And no fat too! Thats pretty cool.

    • Veena
      August 3, 2011

      wow!!!cake looks very good and as u have said Guilt free too. .I am sure we are all going to enjoy this blog hop series!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  4. harini-jaya
    August 3, 2011

    awesome cake there! love oats in cakes!!

  5. Vatsala
    August 3, 2011

    Fabulous cake. It will be a hit in the kids,
    First time here and glad to follow you.
    Invitation for a Potluck
    Event – LGSS_Potato

  6. santosh
    August 4, 2011


  7. Priya Yallapantula
    August 4, 2011

    Yum, yum, yum !!!

  8. binpin
    August 4, 2011

    Yummy.Definitely going to try it! I have one request if it sounds feasible- Whenever you put up a baking recipe, can you please mention the size of the pan you baked it in. This will help in judging the quantity. Once again such a yum recipe!

  9. Confusion Cook
    August 4, 2011

    lovely cake and love the idea of tweaking a recipe to create something totally new 🙂

  10. Vidya
    August 4, 2011

    Totally guilt free as you said ..wanna try it..yummyyy

  11. Shalini
    August 5, 2011

    The cake looks super yumm.

  12. kalyani
    August 16, 2011
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