Thursday, March 18, 2010
Eggless Chocolate Cake - A Successful First!!
My daughter will turn 3 shortly and her school allows only egg-less cakes. Now, can I imagine not baking a cake for her on her special day? And nope, I am not going to order one from the bakery, no way!! :-)) I came across this recipe in Mallika's blog. She has great recipes, lots of divine cookies and bakes, and fantabulous pics on her blog. Do visit VegBowl if you haven't yet.
The cake looked very delicious. The recipe simple and easy. No butter, no vinegar - good! No egg re placer... fantastic! I normally don't stock on these. Nothing I would have to plan way ahead or buy stuff specifically for this recipe. Well, that surely sounded good. So I baked this cake which became my first successful egg-less cake ever. Thanks Mallika for this delicious recipe!!
The best thing about trying out a recipe from another blogger is you just have to copy and paste the recipe:-)). So here comes. You can also check out this recipe from here.
1 1/4 cup plain flour (125 g)
1/2 cup milk powder (50 g)
1/2 cup milk (60 ml)( I have used more to adjust consistency)
1 cup sugar (100 g)( I used powdered)
A little more than 3/4th cup cocoa powder (80 g)
1/2 cup veg oil/ melted butter (50 g)( I used oil)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bi-carbonate
A pinch of salt
1/5th cup coffee liquor (20 ml) ( I used 1 tablespoon instant coffee)
Procedure: Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a baking tin.
Warm the milk. Add the milk powder to it and stir well till it dissolves completely. I added a table spoon of instant coffee powder here. Use soy milk powder to make it vegan. Add in the oil and vanilla essence and whisk well.
In another bowl, mix the flour, the baking powder, soda and salt along with cocoa powder. Combine well. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and fold them. I added more milk to adjust the consistency of the batter.
Transfer the cake batter to the baking tin.( I used one small tin and a muffin tray. I had never used a muffin tray before for baking cakes directly) Bake for about 40 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.
Isn't this so easy and quick? We loved eating this cake, it was so chocolaty and yumm... Perfect as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I made a coffee sauce to go with the cake, but it tasted too sweet . Will surely make this cake again with chocolate ganache or coffee sauce, may be with a little less sugar perhaps in the cake next time..
This cake is also my entry to Divya's Best Chocolate Cake Event.