This is my trial in egg less as well as butter less baking. Here I have used raw flax seed gel as a replace for an egg as well as fat and it worked out just fantastic.
Finger millet flour/Ragi – 1 cup
Whole wheat flour –½ cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Mashed banana – 1 cup
Flax gel – ½ cup
Baking powder – ¾ tsp
Cooking soda – ¾ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Cinnamon powder – one pinch.
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Curd – 1/3 cup to ¼ cup (according to requirement)
For Caramelized base:(Optional)
Brown sugar – ½ cup
Butter – 2 table spoon (chilled)
Banana roundels – As needed.
How to make flax gel: Take 2 tsp of flax seed, make powder. Put this powder in thick bottomed small pan, add one cup of water and boil until it is thick, slimy and reduced to almost half.
-Now make banana slices (half inch thick), keep it ready.
– Take one baking tin in which you want to bake this cake. Brush some oil at the base. Spread brown sugar uniformly and take butter, make small cubes and place it here and there.
-Place this in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 6 to 8 minutes until the sugar has melted. Remove from the oven, mix this liquid nicely and place banana roundels in regular intervals and keep aside.
– Now Take all dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and sieve together couple of times or mix using dry wire whisk.
– Now take another bowl, beat all the wet ingredients like, flax gel, vanilla, sugar, mashed banana
-. When it becomes frothy, fold in the dry ingredient mixture. If you feel this batter is too thick, then adjust the consistency by adding curds.
– Pour this ready batter to the cake tin in which you placed banana slices.
-Bake this in a pre-heated ready oven at 180C for 40 to 50 minutes or until done. If you insert knife, it should come out clean.
-Remove once it is done. When it is cool, de-mold and serve.
NOTE:- Here I took caramel which was stuck on the base of the baking dish, put it in a microwave cup, re heated it and poured as a sauce to give saucy texture. (You can see that in the picture)
-If you want to make this as a vegan,avoid caramelized base.