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February 8, 2013


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Dear friends ,
In this new year , i have improved my blog into a website in the name of “” 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 recipesSmile 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

1 cup - 200ml
  • 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)
  • 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..
eggless choc cake tile 1
  • 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.
eggless choc cake tile 2
  • 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 …
eggless choc cake tile 4
  • After the cake cools down , apply the frosting , cut into pieces & Enjoy !!…
cake 1 copy

  • 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…

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

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

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

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

  5. Congrats chitra,cake looks awesome...

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Congrats on the move. Yummy cake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

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

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

  25. mouthwatering! looks delicious!


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

  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.

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


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