Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Eggless Chocolate Cake

I had bookmarked this recipe from Rak's Kitchen about 3 weeks ago. Never got the time or chance to try it. I kept postponing. But on sunday, I thought I had to try it. I had bought the cocoa powder also - only for this recipe.

With P away at work (he had a weekend shift) and V taking his nap, I started making this cake. No sooner had I put the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to mix, V got up. So I got him, put him on the counter and mixed the batter. He got excited seeing it. He knew it was cake.

I put the batter to bake in the oven and gave(fed) V his lunch. When P came home (he works half days), he was surprised to see the cake. He hadn't expected it. He was the main reason that I hadn't baked it for so long. He tells that I don't clean the kitchen counters after I cook and that he had to clean every time.

But seriously speaking, there wasn't much to clean after making this dish. I think the key was to take a big enough dish so the flour wont fly when whisking. Anyways, me and P had our lunch and the three of us had the cake.

I am relatively new to baking. I have only baked a sponge cake about 3 years back. Nothing from then on. I followed the recipe almost word to word. But my cake was done in 20 mins. Here's the recipe for my records:


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Plain White Flour
4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda / Sodium Bicarbonate)
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup Sunflower Oil
1 tbsp Vinegar
1 1/4 cup Water
1/2 tbsp Vanilla Essence
1/4 tsp Salt

Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC
  2. In a large bowl, add water, salt and sugar and microwave on high for 1 minute. This will help dissolve the sugar fast.
  3. Whisk till the sugar dissolves completely.
  4. Add the Vinegar, Oil and Vanilla Essence and mix well.
  5. Sift Flour, Cocoa Powder and Baking Soda into this bowl and whisk well so no lumps are formed.
  6. Trasfer this batter into a greased and floured baking pan / cake tin. I used cocoa powder to flour.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out dry. If its not baked, keep checking every 5 minutes after the 20 minutes.
  8. Let it cool and enjoy.

I am not such a big fan of chocolate cake but this was an exception. The outer crust of the cake was hard, but the inside was moist and soft. That's just the way I like it. After this, my husband wants me to experiment with more cakes / icings. I'll need to strike a deal regarding the clean up with him. :).

See how V is enjoying it below. He used both his hands to eat. Can you notice the cake all over his mouth???


This goes to Priya's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday, Torview's Food palette series brown and Priya's Crazy for Cakes.



13 comments:

  1. Perfect chocolate cake..light n fluffy..loved your write up too. The last pic is really cute :)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  2. What a perfectly moist and chocolatey Thank you entering this delicious cake to my event - Its SO good that it's eggless :)

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  3. looks delicious and soft thank you for linking
    cute little one

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  4. That is one amazing slice of cake, looks very tempting.

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  5. Wow,thanks for trying and it has come out very very nice...Love the slice with great texture..
    The last picture is just amazing you know :)

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  6. @Everyone: Thanks for the lovely comments. Very encouraging...

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  7. First time here and saw this amazing cake. Never have I tried vinegar in cake. Must try especially since my kids are chocolate crazy.

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  8. @Archana: thanks for stopping by. Do try it.

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  9. Looks too yummy. Can't wait to try it myself.

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  10. hmmm it's so yummy thanks for the cake swetha

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  11. Nice recipe, this is really yummy. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..

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  12. really yummy cake..looks great..loved it.

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