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Friday, 27 April 2012

"Indulgent Recipe -- Eggless chocolate Cake"

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished a really big and yummy chocolate cake. I feel better already.”

Every bite of a chocolate cake is indulgent. You land up going in a state of nirvana or bliss with every mouthful of this delicious cake
Its the perfect recipe for any occassion - you name the occassion and the cake fits in .. 
Though there are numerous recipes for baking a chocolate cake, this is my take on a simple cake which has an added advantage for all vegetarians --- Its Eggless !!!!!
So for you people who love to indulge in chocolate and cant keep your eyes of a chocolate cake , please try this recipe and do post your comments and feedback .. 
Happy Baking !!!!

"Indulgent Recipe -- Eggless chocolate Cake"

Ingredients :

2 cups self raising flour
4 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup beaten curd
1 & 1/4 cup sugar ( powdered)
3/4 cup vegetable refined oil
1 tsp soda bi carb
a pinch of salt
8-10 drops of vanilla essence
1 cup lukewarm water

Preparation :
  •  Preheat the oven at 160*C for 10 mins before baking
  • Grease a baking tin with little oil and flour. You can put a baking parchment paper at the bottom if available
  • In a bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, curd, sugar and oil. Mix well
  • Add soda, salt, vanilla essence and water and whisk in a circular motion till a smooth batter is formed. 
  • Pour the batter in the cake tin and bake in the oven at 160*C for 20-25 mins or till golden brown on top. 
  • Insert a knife or toothpick to check if done
  • Remove from the tin once cool. 
Note -- You can enjoy the cake just like that or glace it with chocolate icing or any other form of icing of your choice. You can also try decorating it with grated white and dark chocolate and top it up with sugar candied decoration pieces. 
Another option is to add a mix of almonds,walnuts and cashewnuts on top of the cake before baking it. 

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