Monday 8 April 2024

Healthy Cup Cake

Making healthy snacks has always been a challenge! To make a tasty snack, one needs to be liberal with sugar and oil/butter, which need not be very healthy. Hence, I have experimented with several combinations, some of which have been successful. Here is one such recipe! 

Ingredients: (Makes 4 cakes)

Home made or store bought health mix (கஞ்சி மாவு) - ¼ cup or 60 ml measure

Rava or semolina - 1 tablespoon

Brown sugar - ¼ cup or 60 ml measure

Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon

Curds - ¼ cup or 60 ml measure

Raisins - 1 tablespoon

Sunflower seeds - 2 teaspoons

Melon seeds - 2 teaspoons

Baking soda - ⅛ teaspoon 

Baking powder - ⅛ teaspoon

Vanilla essence - ¼ teaspoon*

* Skip vanilla essence, if the health mix you use contains cardamom or other flavoring substances.


  • Mix health mix, rava, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl very well. Keep aside.
  • Beat the curds very well in another bowl. Add in coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well. 
  • Add raisins and melon seeds, and blend together. 
  • Place four cup cake liners one each in the depressions of a muffin tray and fill the liners equally with the cake dough. This quantity of dough is enough to fill the liners a little over half. 
  • Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top. 
  • Bake in a  microwave oven in convection mode or regular oven at 180℃ for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and place the cakes on a wire rack to cool. Your healthy teatime snack is ready!

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