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Upside Down Apple Cake with Wholemeal Flour and Palm Jaggery

Jayshree Nishchal
10 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Upside Down Apple Cake with Wholemeal Flour and Palm Jaggery RECIPE

This recipe is my adaptation from Veg Recipes of India. The cake is soft, mild sweet and completely guilt-free. If you want to make it vegan, then just substitute the milk with almond milk/soy milk/coconut milk/water. Though the original recipe uses water, I prefer milk as it enhances the flavour.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. For the apple layer you need :
  2. 300 grams or 2 apples, peeled cored & sliced
  3. A cherry, optional
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon Powder
  6. Few drops of lemon juice
  7. For the batter you need :
  8. 100 gram or 1 cup jaggery (gur), grated
  9. 250 ml or 1 cup milk
  10. 1/4 cup sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  11. 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  12. 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  13. 150 grams or 1 cup wholemeal flour(aata)
  14. 65 gram or 1/2 cup plain flour(maida)
  15. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  16. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  17. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  18. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  19. A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/fan-assisted 160 C/350 F/gas 4.
  2. Grease and line a 7″ round tin.
  3. Now we will prepare the tin for apple layer. Decorate the middle with a cherry. Sprinkle some sugar on the base. This will give a nice golden colour to our cake.
  4. Scatter the apple pieces (or in pattern) in one layer. Sprinkle a little sugar and make another layer. (You can add all the pieces in layers but I find the top becomes really heavy. So I use only 3/4th of an apple to make the base.
  5. Chop rest of the pieces finely and add it to the batter. Once you have layered all the apple slices, sprinkle remaining sugar, cinnamon powder and some lemon juice all over. (you can sprinkle cinnamon powder on every layer if you want.)
  6. Keep the pan aside. In a bowl, add jaggery, milk, vanilla extract and oil. Mix them together. Add remaining apple pieces(finely chopped) if you have not used it for making base.
  7. Add 2 teaspoon lemon juice and leave for couple of minutes. You will see bubbles on the surface.
  8. Meanwhile, in another bowl, shift both the flours with baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and salt.
  9. Add the jaggery solution to the dry ingredients. Mix well so that no lumps are remaining.
  10. Mix it well and pour the batter in your cake tin with apple layer in.
  11. Tap the tin on your counter top to release any air bubbles trapped in the batter.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  13. Leave it to cool down completely before you gorge on this yummy scrummy cake.

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