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


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

For the chocolate Frosting:

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


  • 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.
  • If sour cream is not available you can substitute with Yogurt.
  • I have used some sour cream in the frosting can omit it and make the regular chocolate butter cream icing.


  1. Perfect cake...

  2. Thank you for this lovely cake

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

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

  5. Looks fab yum and beautiful

  6. Thanks everyone for your feedback

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

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


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