Thursday, February 28, 2013

Eggless "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake

I am excited to post this cake for this month's Baking Eggless challenge. Gayathri had asked each one of us to suggest a recipe and the first recipe which came to my mind was this Perfect chocolate cake. I have used sour cream as egg replacer. The cake turned out soft and moist.


Perfect Chocolate Cake


Ingredients:

All Purpose flour
1 ½ cup
Sugar
1 cup
Baking powder
1 tsp
Baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder
5 tblsp
Salt
¼ tsp
Oil
½ cup
Sour cream(see note below)
¼ cup
Milk
½ cup
Hot water
½ cup
Vanilla essence
1 tsp

For the chocolate Frosting:

Butter
¼ cup
Sour cream
¼ cup
Icing sugar
1 cup
Vanilla essence
1tsp
Cocoa powder
2 tsp
Melted semisweet chocolate
2 tblsp

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 170 ºC.
  • Sift Flour,Baking powder,baking soda,cocoa,salt twice and keep aside.
  • Grind the sugar and keep it ready.No need to make a fine powder.Just pulse once.
  • Take the sifted flour mixture in a bowl,add the sugar and mix once.Make a well in the center.Add oil,sour cream,vanilla essence and milk and mix well.No need for any beating.Just mix using a whisk till the dry and wet ingredients are mixed well and there are no lumps.
  • Finally add hot water and mix to get a thin batter.
  • Pour it in a greased and floured baking pan and bake at 170 ºC for 30- 40 mins.
  • Check the cake after 20 mins,if it starts browning on the top but still not fully cooked inside then reduce the temperature to 150 ºC and then bake till done.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
  • For the chocolate frosting,beat butter till fluffy,ass sour cream and beat well.Add vanilla essence,cocoa powder,melted chocolate and icing sugar and beat well till you get a nice consistency of the icing.I halved the cake horizontally into 2 layers and spread little icing in between and covered the entire cake with the frosting.
Note:
  • If sour cream is not available you can substitute with Yogurt.
  • I have used some sour cream in the frosting also.you can omit it and make the regular chocolate butter cream icing.

12 comments:

  1. Perfect cake...
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  2. Thank you for this lovely cake

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  3. First time here. u have a cute space. loved the cake tooo..

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  4. Thanks for choosing and pulling us to bake this lovely cake, Incredible cake and love that slice.

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  5. Looks fab ....so yum and beautiful

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  6. Thanks everyone for your feedback

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  7. The cake looks beautiful Gayathri. Thank you so much for suggesting a sinful, delicious and chocolatey dessert...

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    1. Thanks Gayathri.Hope everyone enjoyed making this cake.

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