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Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

By Shalinidigvijay @shalinidigvijay
Exam time in our house is indeed stressful for all of us.
The only one who really enjoys exam times are sweet dog Romeo.
Peacefully and undisturbed , he sleeps as sweet child is busy with his books.
Or sniffs around waiting for cake crumbs to fall ...

Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

Just in case you are wondering, he is a Lhasa Apso ,shorn of his mane to bear the summers.

Hubby dear is decidedly ignored, Sweet Child is forcibly glued to his chair and table and a whole lot of emotional black mail is piled on his young shoulders and poor ol'moi?? Well I am inundated with 150 odd answer sheets to check.The teaching part of a teachers job is fun but the correction bit is akin to walking on hot coals.
At the end of the day you realize how much time you wasted on each topic when you see an answer sheet like this .
Your body sure needs some kind of reassurance that the next term would be better.
Did I say body??? Oops, I meant mind.
Well, the best part of corrections is the time we get to keep our lips zipped.
And at home ,pressure is on .
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

Fruit is not a desired commodity here.
I am the only Fruitivore , the rest love their processed food stuffs. I just try to be contrary.But this is a peace offering.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

One of these is a Wholesome Whole Wheat flour Mocha cake . I saw it here and substituted chocolate chips for dark and white chocolate. And of course oil for butter and gur ki shakker for brown sugar.
According to sweet child, the addition of the white chocolate was the manna from heaven.
I tried to keep it safe so that it would not be gone in 60 seconds, all seem to be eyeing the poor cake ,not really allowing it to cool .
I remember , my mom used to bake three cakes at a time. The first would finish as soon as it came out of the oven , straight from the cake tin ,the second was allowed to be demoulded from the tin and sliced, but was always eaten warm and the third waa kept as a treat for a rainy day...that too never lasted too long.
Here, sweet dog Romeo keeps up with sweet child and his desire for un frosted crusty cake. Only vanilla or chocolate.
These are specific instructions for me.
Always.
I like the dressing up , hence I frost.
However this one never lasted so long.
For the
Wholesome Whole wheat Mocha cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate...
You need
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white and brown sugar plus 1 tbsp brown sugar for sprinkles
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate or baking soda
Pinch salt
100 mils vegetable oil or melted butter
2 eggs
5 tbsp full fat yogurt or 80 mils
2 tbsp coffee powder I used Bru
50 mils milk
100 gms white chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla essence
Grease and flour an 8 inch cake tin and set aside.
Preheat oven to 170°C .
Mix the flour which is simple atta or whole wheat flour and the baking powder and soda and salt and set aside.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

Blend the sugar and oil or butter ,add in one egg at a time .
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
Add in the coffee and milk mixed in and them dump the yogurt and vanilla.
I forgot the vanilla, but no worries.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
Now blend in the flour mix.
Fold in the chocolate chips or simple chopped white chocolate.  I added a wee bit dark chocolate too. I am not specifically fond of white chocolate.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
Sprinkle the reserved brown sugar and oop into the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
 Check with a knife and remove it from the oven.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
 Allow it to cool about 15 to 20 minutes before you demould the cake.
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
And how that patience genuflects before the political science text book and stories of Augusto Pinochet and Saddam Husain and Nelson Mandela...
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
 Thank god Marie Antoinette asked the people to eat cake ( or not).
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
 That is sweet dog sniffing at the prospect of an errant slice of cake falling on his tongue...
Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate
At least the cake is healthy.
Well these are the only pieces left ,so another cake is going into the oven.
That's why they say, History does repeat itself.

Wholesome Whole Wheat Mocha Cake with Brown Sugar and White Chocolate

That is pink guava flavoured green tea to  make it goodier.


So what are you baking today???

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