Monday, March 29, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Cake




Chocolate - the mere name lightens up most people's faces. Some miss out on eating chocolate cakes because most chocolate cakes have eggs in them. Here's a moist and delightful chocolate cake recipe without eggs which I got from here.

Since there is no oven at my disposal right now, I went to my mum's sister's place. It was fun baking the cake with Nandini Pachi. She has baked several delicious cakes, and I got some good tips from her.




To frost the cake, I used this recipe. As Hershey's calls it, it definitely is the "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate frosting. Btw, I have even tried the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate cake recipe a few months back, so if you want to try a cake with eggs, just go here.

Coming back to the eggless cake, here's the recipe:

NOTE : You can easily halve the recipe if you are looking for an 8" or 9"cake.



Ingredients:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vanilla 
2 tbsp white vinegar (or freshly squeezed lemon juice)
3/4 cup oil
One chocolate bar (for the chocolate shavings)

Method:
Blend together the wet ingredients - water, vanilla, vinegar, oil. 




Add sugar and blend till sugar dissolves.


Sift together, the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt.




Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.




Line a 9" by 13" pan with parchment paper, or grease it well. (I used a 10" by 11").  You can also use two 8" round pans.




Bake at 350F (180C) for 40 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean.


If you plan to frost the cake, cut the cake vertically into half, spread some sugar syrup on the top of one half (spreading sugar syrup is optional. It gives you a softer cake).




Spread the frosting on it, place the other half upside down on the first, spread sugar syrup on top and frost the cake all over. And after your are completely done, lick the spatula. It's understandable.


[If you are using two 8" round cakes, then spread sugar syrup and frosting on one, place the other cake on top of it and frost all over].


Chocolate frosting:
1/2 cup butter (I used the 100g pack)
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa (I used cadbury's)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


Melt butter. Add cocoa power, sugar, vanilla. Add milk little by little and blend well. Keep scraping the sides to make sure all the ingredients blend in well.




Make sure you don't add too much milk, the frosting will become runny and you will not be able to spread it easily. 


Chocolate Shavings:
Take a block of chocolate (I used semi sweet cooking chocolate at room temperature). Place a parchment paper (or any paper for that matter) on the table, under the chocolate. With a peeler, scrape the chocolate, starting from the edges, and let the curls fall on the paper. 


Decorate the cake with the chocolate shavings.

Update : I baked this cake for my son's birthday party. I made two cakes of two layers each (yes, I made four cakes totally, I was just scared we would run out of cakes!) and made four batches of the same icing. I also used semi-sweet chocolate curls along with milk chocolate curls. Here is the picture of the main cake. The other cake was in the fridge as a standby.









Comments:


33 comments:

  1. Your cake looks yummylicious!!! I so wish i had this recipe last weekend... My sis-in-law n i were hunting for a possible eggless cake recipe but were not satisfied with any we found... this one, am gonna try on the coming Saturday... and will call to tell you how soon the cake got over!!!
    I can visualize myself licking my fingers already!!!

    Love,
    Shra

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  2. Hey! i forgot... Congratulations on your first blog award... and keep the blog going girl! Tomorrow, am gonna try the poaced egg curry you posted some time back...

    Love,
    Shra

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  3. I am drooling at the sight of this wonderful chocolate cake it sounds amazinging chocolately nad delicious.

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  4. So rich n chocolatey..yummmm

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  5. very beautiful cake aparna,looks so moist & fluffy without eggs too...very nice one...thanks for sharing

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  6. The cake looks so rich and moist...good one :)

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  7. Your cake looks really moist and soft. Will keep in mind for eggless occasions. And I solemnly swear to consume the frosting on the spatula! :D

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  8. wow..it looks so moist and perfect even without eggs..wonderful..This would just melt in the mouth..

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  9. wow that's a yumm Aparna, unfortunately i said no to chocolates for a while.....so don't want to look at this cake for a long time, will get tempted for sure!!

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  10. The last pic wants me to grab the entire cake for myself..:):)Truly yummilicious:)

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  11. Looks really delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog... Do join us in India, we gotta make baking and all happen!!

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  12. wow ... it is yumm yummy .. i love dark chocolate and eggless .. what better can it get ..

    Hey I have an award waiting for you in my blog dear , please collect it

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  13. The cake looks so perfectly made. I love egless versions. I wish I could get a bite into it too ;)

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  14. Beautiful cake and excellent step-by step pics.Herseys have got some excellent recipes in their site.

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  15. WOW such a lovely cake also loved the chocolate shavings on top..... nice step by step photos too.

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  16. Hi! Please visit my blog for a small surprise!

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  17. Yummilicious dear, looks sooo inviting and tempting. Love all the pics too.

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  18. Wow! That's a yummy-looking cake! Am happier that lack of materials or equipment did not hinder you than by the cake itself.

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  19. You should try making Panna Cotta when you are back - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_cotta. I'm having it right now at the Conference and thought of you :)

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  20. Nice cake....wwo can say to choc.....& what a co-incidence I just ate a slice of eggless choc. cake....

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  21. the color of the cake is making me drool...

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  22. That moist and fluffy cake looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  23. This cake looks absolutely delicious!
    I will enter the next challenge and I am laready thinking of a cake that does not require an oven!

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  24. Oh my, this cake looks absolutely fabulous! Bookmarked, coz it's eggless, and I'm always being asked for those!

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  25. The frosting and the cake is too die for. Got to try this one as my son is allergic to eggs, so this will be perfect!

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  26. I always search for eggless cake recipes and came across yours. I will definitely try this.

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  27. Fantastic!!!
    i would really love to try this.. more than eating d cake i would like to make n show off!! :P

    coz "similar to your about me" hands on was "after marriage" for me too wid calls to mom everyday!!!

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  28. HI,

    Your cake looks real yummy. I have a depression in m y cake whenever i bake.. It rises well and then drops in the centre. Can u help?

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  29. Yummmmmmmmmm Cake, bookmarked to make it soon.
    thanks for the recipe.

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  30. Looks absolute delicious....luv it!!

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  31. I have tried your microwave eggless cakes (chocolate and coffee cakes) and they came out perfect. No one would believe that it did not have egg in it. But tried the above cake it came out good in look of the cake and texture but when I taste it it just tastes like a dough not cake (There is a huge difference between microwave and oven baked- Microwave was just perfect).
    Please any ideas?( I recently became allergic to eggs) to make it even better?

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  32. pls suggest me how to bake it in a microwave.

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