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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Eggless & Vegan Danish Cream Cake - Drommekage fra Brovst

I think this is the month of Dutch specialties  Yes, I will be posting an other one, which I baked but I haven't posted.  Already this post is 1 day late, This is a very delicious cake I baked,  so say our customers (@home!!), and they recommend my cake to our friends as well, My kids have been praising me so much, they just loved the coconut in it.., If your coconut maniac like me you will just love this, I myself couldn't resist eating it.
As always I have changed the recipe to Baking it Eggless and also made it vegan.  I was a bit scared how it turns out.., to my astonishment, it was a total success.
Before going on to my cake recipe, I have to tell you that this might be not your choice of cake, as I have used a different flour, you might not want to try it out, If you don't like you can just stick on with All purpose flour / Maida flour / plain flour.  The cake was a bit chewy but so so soft couldn't believe it.
This is how I made it..

Recipe source : Diana's Desserts
125 gms Self Raising flour
100 gms Barley Flour*
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup oil / coconut oil / soya spread
200 ml Coconut milk ( I used ready made )
1/4 soya custard milk ( or use just 1/4 cup warm water)
1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla essence

100 grms dessicated coconut
225 grms of brown sugar
1/4 cup powdered oats
1 tbsp coconut oil

Preheat Gas Mark 4 / 180 C**
Grease a baking 8 - 9'' square or round tin with parchment paper and keep it ready.
Take all the dry Ingredients in a large bowl both the flours, baking powder and baking soda, sieve them all well together and keep aside.
.In an other bowl take coconut milk, vanilla essence, oil, Apple cider and coconut sugar, beat them all until well combined.
Immediately start adding the dry Ingredients in little quantities, until all of them is incorporated completely.
Pour this batter into the tin and bake for 20 - 25 minutes ***, until well baked or a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Meanwhile when it is baking make the topping and keep it ready.
Once the cake is ready remove it from the oven, leave the oven to 200 degree / Gas mark 5.
Spread the topping on top of the baked cake, put it back into the oven and bake it for an other 10 minutes, Remove it from the oven cut it into squares and serve it.

This total is not exactly a Danish cream cake, I have changed to my liking as this was a  challenge, we have made it Eggless according to the challenge.  To make it more healthier I have used Barley flour.  If you want the real Danish cream cake, check the link above and make this wonderful cake.  You will definitely love it.

*I have used Barley flour for healthy baking you can just substitute with plain flour which might have a superb  texture and won't
** I baked this in Gas mark 3, as always I say my oven gets too hot and burns loads of my baking!!
*** As I baked it in lower Gas mark, I had to bake it for around 30-35 minutes.

The cake was bit chewy, but very delicious, If you love coconut, this is the cake for you, My kids really loved it so much, I had never seen my children eating dessert immediately after food, they ate promptly and recommended to my friends too...
something new and something you should know...
I have used coconut palm sugar, which is not too sweet, it  was quite expensive, I started searching about this product and I have come to know much about it, I will do a post about this soon.., After that you can decide do you want to use it or not, I thought I could recommend it  to people with diabetes, even though it has low GI Index, it is high in fructose, as Googling I found out that sugar is sugar, and use it less is good.  This has a Caramalized taste, It is not too sweet, so your cake will not be too sweet, you can substitute ordinary sugar, brown sugar, caster sugar etc.., It is golden brown in colour and is unprocessed.

Sending this also to Anu's Healthy Recipe Substitution event
and Bake fest #16 of Vardhini's hosted by surabhi of My cook book

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At 04 February, 2013 04:21 , Blogger Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious Eggless cake Jayasiri.

At 04 February, 2013 04:21 , Blogger Rafeeda A. Raheem said...

that cakes looks really amazing... :)

At 04 February, 2013 08:12 , Blogger Arthy Suman said...

Cake looks so inviting....

At 04 February, 2013 08:35 , Blogger Priya said...

Love the colour of this cake, am in love with the vegan dream cake.

At 04 February, 2013 12:41 , Blogger Priya R said...

looks so inviting and must have been so good :) love it

At 05 February, 2013 12:30 , Blogger Archana Potdar said...

Must try making it vegan. delicious pics. bookmarking

At 05 February, 2013 17:24 , Blogger Minu said...

it has come out well. Lovely post

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At 06 February, 2013 13:31 , Blogger Revathi said...

awesome and yummy cake, 1 st time here nice collection you have,when ur free please drop into my space

At 07 February, 2013 10:29 , Blogger Shweta said...

this is so yummy. Come and participate in my event. There are 2 giveaways as well

At 07 February, 2013 17:01 , Blogger divya said...

Looks divine!!! Nice presentation ;)love to follow u..

At 26 February, 2013 04:50 , Blogger GK Arusuvai said...

nice cake...sure it tasted good

At 22 March, 2013 11:14 , Blogger Akanksha Verma said...

Let me know if you can submit a cake recipe for DNS. DNS is a blog cum magazine to support Indian food bloggers.
Kindly mail me your recipe with a short bio of yours to
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At 26 August, 2013 19:49 , Anonymous Deborah said...

Hi there, only just found your blog. Just want to tell you, that the cake is not Dutch it's Danish! The title includes the name of a Danish city called Brovst. Translated it would be "Dream cake from Brovst". I'm going to try it at some point.

Looks like you have a lot of nice recpies.


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