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27 June 2012 30 Comments

Easy eggless chocolate cake

‘All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt’. ~ Charles M. Schulz

You know your children are growing when you start getting gifts from them. I was pleasantly surprised this year when I received a beautiful card and a precious gift from my children. Oh..well, they did give a hint that both shared equal amount from their piggy bank for the same, you smart a… I know, a quick re-fill is needed.

Something left for me in your bank or you spent all your love and money on mom, my birthday is round the corner” asked hubby, staring lovingly at the kids waiting for their confirmation. Sniff..sniff..I smell  something burning ;-)

 

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To mom with love…

For me my birthday is just like any other normal day and if I am happy and content the whole year I don’t feel the need to celebrate just that one day. But I so look forward to organize birthday parties for my children each year.

Mom, bake two chocolate cakes today, a normal one for us and your sugarless cake for you and daddy and I will do the frosting bit” my daughter informed hurriedly and left for school on 7th June.

Till afternoon I was busy doing something or the other and totally forgot to bake the cakes. But finally managed to bake two small chocolate cakes just for my children and used Nutrella to frost it. Now for the recipes

1. Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake – Pure Indulgence

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup yogurt/curd
  • 1/2 cup plain water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • A pinch of salt

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Method; Preheat oven at 190°C for 10 minutes and grease a small round baking tin with little oil.

Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt twice.

Beat oil and sugar in a large vessel. Add vanilla essence, yogurt/curd and plain water and beat to incorporate all the ingredients together.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold very gently.

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Frosting done by my daughter…messy but we ate it :)

Pour the batter into the greased baking tray and bake at 190°C for about 30-35 minutes or till done. Insert a clean knife in the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is done.

Cool the cake on a wire wrack, take required amount of Nutella and add a little milk in it to make it slightly runny. Frost the chocolate cake using a fork and do not wait….nom..nom.

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

2. Wholewheat Chocolate Cake with Palm Sugar

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

A slightly healthier version for the oldies :)

Ingredients;

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 organic Palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Method; Preheat oven at 190°C for 10 minutes and grease a small round baking tin with little oil.

Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt twice.

Beat oil and palm sugar in a large vessel. Add vanilla essence, vinegar and warm water and beat to incorporate all the ingredients together.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold very gently.

Pour the batter into the greased baking tray and bake at 190°C for about 30-35 minutes or till done. Insert a clean knife in the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is done.

Cool the cake on a wire wrack for 20 minutes before slicing it. Dust the chocolate cake wit powder sugar if you wish.

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

My lovely grapevine growing in the foyer, no grapes as yet, but I am putting it for good use now :)

Baking | Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

A little piece of art from my daughter…

This is what happens when you leave the children to do the frosting. My daughter tried her best to control but her tiny hands could do this only. And you know what, the more I stare at this picture the more I start liking it.

Those messy streaks of Nitella frosting is no less than a piece of art in the eyes of a mom, especially if it is done by her children with love :)

Notes;

  1.  Chocolate cake baked using wholewheat flour is slightly dense and less sweeter.
  2. To make the chocolate cake moist, make a thin sugar syrup with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Drizzle warm syrup spoon by spoon over the cake.
  3. Increase the quantity of all the ingredients proportionally to make  larger cake. I used small baking tins.
  4. Consistency of wholewheat flour used in the recipe might change the texture of the cake. If it is too coarse use a little extra liquid to make a batter which falls like a ribbon when dropped from a height.

 

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  • Jyoti said:

    I am a die hard chocolate fan.. These cake are looking truly inviting.. I wouldn’t mind having all of it.. they look super spongy..I am sure your kids made you day..:)
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  • Baker Street said:

    Oh yum! that sure looks scrumptious! I am all for the messy frosting! Lovely clicks, Sanjee! :)
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    Happy Birthday to you Sanjeeta! I am sure you couldn’t have had a better day with those beautiful cakes and a sweet gift from your children.

    Love the frosting by your daughter ;)
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  • Divya said:

    Lucky you Sanjeeta:))).The cake looks scrumptious,I love chocolate cake anyday and the nutella frosting on top complements it just too well.Loving the pictures too!

  • Sayantani said:

    belated birthday wishes dear Sanjeeta. love the cakes and the frosting must have tasted way sweeter. there’s magic in the fact that it is done by your lil ones. May God bless your beautiful family.

  • Apu said:

    Happy Birthday!! What a precious gift from your lovely children!!
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  • Suzi said:

    Wow, that cake looks fantastic, so lite and airy and the best part is no eggs. By the way I love your daughters chocolate drizzle it is very artistic, LOL. Looks delicious.
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  • beti said:

    Honestly I can’t believe it’s an eggless cake but it is really perfect for birthdays
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  • latha said:

    Dear Sanjeeta,belated happy returns.my kids love chocolate cake.this looks lovely.frosting is very nice because its done by the daughter.

  • suhani said:

    hey Sanjeeta..i m really touched by the piece of art your daughter has created.. i can see her love through it and your love through your post..

  • Priya said:

    Wat an elegant cake, love the way she frosted the cake..
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  • dassana@veg recipes of india said:

    belated birthday sanjeeta… your daughter’s frosting on the cake is too good and beautiful cakes too.
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  • mjskit said:

    Happy Belated Birthday Sanjeeta! It looks like you had a good one. Love these chocolate cakes. It’s amazing that they don’t have eggs and still look so very moist and delicious! Beautiful decoration job with the dripping chocolate sauce. I just want to eat it right from the pictures!
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  • vanamala said:

    wow delicious cake..nice pics

  • May I Have That Recipe said:

    Happy Belated Birthday Sanjeeta!! This looks like a really delicious an moist cake and love the way the cake was decorated!!

  • Julie M. said:

    Happy Birthday! That cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate. I get the homemade cards, but that’s about as far as we’ve gotten in the gift department from the kids. :)
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  • Terra said:

    Awww, what a beautiful card and gift, so special! :-) Happy happy birthday my friend:-) Your cake looks so moist and truly delicious! Hugs, Terra
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  • Faith said:

    Happy Birthday, my friend! The cake is lovely — looks moist and delicious, and I love how it’s healthier too!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    Happy Birthday Sanjeeta, no better way to celebrate the day than with those beautiful chocolate cakes!
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  • Anitha said:

    Happy birthday Sanjeeta! how sweet of your kids.
    Good luck for the days to come.
    Cheers

  • Viswa said:

    Wow thats one gourmet cake!!!
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  • vianney said:

    Happy belated Bday!! 2 cakes, that’s wonderful and so much fun for the kiddos to decorate!
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  • Magic of Spice said:

    Happy Belated Birthday! Such a sweet post, and these little cakes look delightful :)
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  • Bharathy said:

    Hope I’m not too late to wish you a very happy birthday ;) :)
    Tried the cake just now and am lovin it!! :) :)
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  • Anu said:

    This one is too good. I tried and came out perfectly.thanks for sharing the recipe
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  • ritu said:

    lovely cake dear,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i also make eggless choclaate cake in the microwave ,,,the taste is awsum, bt it sticks to he bottom ,,,,,,,
    nd when i bake it in convection mode by preheating than its cooked from the upper part and inside its uncooked ,,, whats the reason ,,,,do tell me fast,,,
    all u recips are too good

  • Valli Ranajit Kumar said:

    Hi…
    visiting your space for the first time.. have bookmarked some of your recipes. like… the brownie with carrot in it, eggless banana bakes that use oats. i have a few general queiries..
    do u use normal wheat flour … the flour meant for the daily rotis?? i believe one can use olive oil too where ever oil is mentioned..
    lastly r u refering to the normal cooking oats(say quaker’s or so) that we use to make oats kanji.
    would love to try many of your healthy recipes that incorporate oats, wheat , veggies like carrots etc.
    thanx and regards,
    Valli.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Valli Ranajit, Thanks and welcome to Lite Bite. Yes the flour I sue is the normal wholewheat Atta (Pilsburry/Ashirvaad). Olive oil is a healthy choice for baking. Yes, the Oats used in most of the recipes here is the quick cooking Oats (Quaker’s).Happy baking!

  • arpallavi said:

    I have tried the first cake its delicious……great as it looks here in pic. Now i m not searching for the next bestcake recipe and sharing the same with everyone so they can also taste the best.

  • arpallavi said:

    Thank you

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