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February 8, 2013

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE | DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE

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Dear friends ,

In this new year , i have improved my blog into a website in the name of “www.chitrasfoodbook.com” with a hope to give better recipes & pictures Smile....In this aspect, i have bought a new DSLR to give more realistic images of my recipes. Hope i’ll do itSmile with tongue out.I thank all my friends & readers for ur continuous love & encouragement and I hope to get ur support & blessings for my website too..I welcome ur suggestions for further improvements in this space.. Smile

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Eggless chocolate cake 1

As Valentine’s day is nearing, i thought of posting a cake recipe . My husband loves chocolate cake ..So i baked this cake as Valentine’s day gift Red heart..I got this recipe from marias menu..I have tried this cake twice & I slightly adjusted the recipe to suit our taste.There is no butter or egg used in this recipe..With very simple ingredients which are readily available in our pantry , we can make this cake..I chose this recipe because it had a mild coffee flavour.Its dark color,chocolaty smell & its spongy texture made me felt very happy with the result .As a beginner in baking ,  I simply loved this cake & i was completely satisfactory with the outcome Smile..My hubby liked this cake very much and my daughter wanted some icing on it .. So i tried a simple frosting too…Winking smile.Here comes the recipe…

 

eggless choc cake

INGREDIENTS

  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder or drinking chocolate powder – 5 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking soda –1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1/2 cup
  • Beaten curd – 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 1/4 cup  ( at room temp)
  • Hot coffee – 1/4 cup ( mix 1 tsp coffee powder in 1 cup of hot water.Add 1/4 cup to the mixture. I used BRU. )

For frosting

  • Unsalted butter – 100 gms (1/2 cup)
  • Any plain chocolate – 175 gms ( 1.25 cups) ( i used dairy milk , around 15 cubes)

METHOD

  • Sieve maida , baking powder & cooking soda together in a wide bowl.Then add the sugar  , mix well .. Make a dent in the center..Add the wet ingredients one by one & mix well using a whisk or blender. Whisk  or beat it gently..

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  • Keep the baking pan ready by greasing with butter & sprinkle maida all over it. Pat it well so that the maida should coat around the sides too..Line the bottom of pan with a butter paper. Preheat the oven in 180c , convection mode for 10 mins.
  • Now transfer the cake mixture to the pan & bake it for 25-30 mins in 180c till tooth pick inserted should come out clean. Mine got done in 28 mins. Keep an eye after 20 mins.Check with a tooth pick or spoon & then remove the pan.

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  • Let it cool for 15-30 mins. Then invert it in a wire rack or a plate & allow it to cool completely..

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  • In the mean time , make the frosting. Take water in a wide bowl & allow it to boil well. Now place a plate or a shallow bowl on the top of the water bowl.the bowl should not touch the water.. Add the butter & melt it . When the butter is melted half way , add the chocolate cubes & stir it gently. Chocolate cubes will melt & switch off the flame.. Stir until all the chocolate melts. Remove the bowl & allow the mixture to warm..Frosting thickens when it is warm …

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  • After the cake cools down , apply the frosting , cut into pieces & Enjoy !!…

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NOTE

  • When u use unsweetened cocoa powder , add more sugar as mentioned in the recipe.If u use drinking chocolate powder , 3/4 cup  sugar is enough..
  • The cake has a mild bitterness due to the addition of coffee powder. If u want u can skip it…

 

 


33 comments:

  1. Congrats Chitu for ur new domain and new camera.Your looks yummmmmm.

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  2. Congrats dear on the new domain... and the cake looks so tempting

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  3. congrats on ur new domain.. I love dark chocolate.. so yummy and soft cake

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  4. Congrats Chitra for the domain and camera.. Perfect cake to celebrate it..Cake looks delicious :)

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  5. Congrats chitra,cake looks awesome...

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  6. Congrats dear for your own domain n for camera.... keep rocking... n the cake looks so awesome and tempting...

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  7. Congrats on the move Chitra..!!! The cake looks fab..Perfect, chocolaty & easy valentine recipe..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. congrats for the blog and cam.yummy clicks:)

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  9. Congrats on the move Chitra..!!! The cake looks perfectly delicious!

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  10. that looks raelly yummy n perfect 2 celebrate..congrtas chitra.......

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  11. Congrats on the move. Yummy cake

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  12. Congrats....Yummy yummy...looks so gorgeous.... :-)

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  13. Congrats Chitra,cake looks super yum,love this egg less version.

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  14. Congrats on moving to own domain and the new buy DSLR as well. Cake and the pictures look awesome.

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  15. Love the dark colour of the cake..looks delicious...

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  16. Congrats on the domain and the cake looks awesome.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sweet Luv - 2013

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  17. Congrats Chitra.... very delicious n yummmy yummy cake..

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  18. congratulations chitra :)
    cake looks yummy.....

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  19. Congrats! Chitra on the yummy looking cake, new domain and the camera. Looking forward to more gr8 recipes.

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  20. congrats for d domain chitra and this cake is perfect for d occasion dear

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  21. looks so soft and spongy.. lovely clicks too.. :)

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  22. Congrats chitra, beautiful looking website dear, this cake is perfect for the occassion, love to see more wonderful recipes from you.., lovely clicks too...

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  23. Congrats on the domain. Cake looks yummy. Lovely clicks.

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  24. Congrats on the new home and the new camera... love the clicks... the chocolate cake so yummy! Love the color of the cake...

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  25. mouthwatering! looks delicious!

    regards,
    Srilekha
    http://www.srishkitchen.com/

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  26. that is such a yummy chocolate cake, glad to have found your blog, now following u... :)
    http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.com

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  27. i had fell in love with this when i stumbled upon ur blog..the cake luks yummy and tastes gud too..i have tried your recipe.

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    1. Thank u so much for trying and the feedback :)I am so glad..

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