Thursday 14 February 2013

Vanilla cake with Olive Oil/ Valentine's Day Cake/ Healthy cake/ Sugar less, Butter less Healthy Cake/ A Healthy Valentine's Day Cake

Vanilla cake with Olive Oil/
Valentine's Day Cake/
Healthy cake/ 
Sugar less, Butter less Healthy Cake/
A Healthy Valentine's Day Cake
Hi Friends,
I don't know why i am sooo happy today. May be because of the LOVE in the air. You can see love birds all around in buses, roads, coffee shops, restaurants, markets everywhere. Some opening holding each other hands and some very hesitated to even walk together, some trying to hide their roses and gifts and some showing them frankly.  I don't know why whenever i see these love birds i become so happy and my heart fills with love and romance. I try to make them comfortable. If there are love birds in the bus and i am sitting on the seat alone then i leave my seat by saying i don't want to sit and let them sit on the seat comfortably. I feel very satisfied by doing this. I don't know why. By seeing them i feel enthusiastic and try to fill our life again with same love and romance we use to have before and early marriage days. Its not like that we don't love each other but in the busy schedule of life there is lack of expressing our love in the way which makes our partners feel special. So these special days give us chance to express our feeling to love of our life.
I too celebrate this day. I have my own way to express my feelings. by baking heart shape cake. what else we bloggers can think of. I know shapes doesn't matters when it comes to feelings but its a symbol of love. So i prefer to use this shape only. I baked a cake and bought a coffee mug for my hubby. As there was lack of time in the morning. I made this small cake in the morning and it was ready within 30 min. Its a small cake and takes only 10-15 min to bake and more 10 min for decoration. I chose simple decoration which took hardly 5-7 min. My hubby is a health conscious person so used all healthy ingredients like olive oil, multifrain flour, honey etc. So a healthy cake for a health conscious hubby. Tell me how was your day?

Dry Ingredients
Flour- 1/2 cup ( i used multigrain flour)
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking pdr- 1/2 tsp
Red color- 1 tsp(optional)

Wet ingredients
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Honey- 1 tbsp
Vanilla Essence- 2 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Milk- 1-2 tsp

For Decoration
Butter Cream icing - Recipe See here
Any of your favorite jam

(sorry for bad pics)
I mixed wet ingredients-Honey+vinegar+vanilla essence+ olive oil
I mixed dry ingredients-Flour+ Baking soda + baking pdr

Now mix dry and wet ingredients

Mix well
if batter is thick then add 1-2 tsp milk to adjust the consistency

Pour in the pan

Baked for 12 min

I leveled it by cutting dome from top and applied butter cream icing

 I melted 1 tbsp jam with 2 tsp water

and after cooling the jam pored on cake

Made soem dots with butter-cream icing

Cake is ready to pack
why pack? 
if we both (me and hubby) will be free then we have a plan to meet  on lunch this is a surprise for him. please don't tell him. heheheh

Sendign this cake to - and to
Let's Bake Love


  1. You can use normal vegetable oil or butter for this cake.
  2. I used multigrain flour, so its bit dense but taste is real yumm.
  3. Decorate it as per your wish. I was not having time so chose simple way to decorate.





  1. love is in the air... :) love cakes in heart pan.. they make it all the more special. great cake, will surely try soon.

    thanks for linking to my event.

  2. Lovely cake, thanks for sending it to lets cook / bake for valentine event

  3. nothing can beat a heart cake :) lovely one dear. Happy Valentine's Day

  4. very well made akka... enjoy ur day... Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  5. cute cake...looks delicious...
    you are so sweet and your lovely post makes me excited too on this special day!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  6. that is a nice idea to use up the jam!!!! very useful!!
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  7. Cake looks awesome. Wonderfully prepared.


  8. Delicious and healthy valentine cakes, Love that glaze with jam.

  9. Thanks all for your lovely comments

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