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Friday, July 15, 2011

Eggless Moist Chocolate Cake

Before I proceed with the recipe for this moist chocolate cake, I should mention that this one is a no egg, no butter and no fuss recipe. A few food bloggers have earlier tried this cake inspired by this one and had attracted my attention with their captivating images. However, I was put off by the cocoa powder and oil used. I was not happy with the flavor of a cocoa cake I baked earlier and so decided to pass this one. "Palates differ" as one of those Telugu saying goes. I know those ingredients can be easily substituted but just mentioning. Then I got to taste an excellent brownie made with cocoa powder and had to change my opinion.
Later this cake was again personally recommended by a family member. Actually it was me who referred her to the recipe when she was looking for some egg ess, chocolate cakes. She tried it and was all praises about this cake. Hearing it from a sweet-hater (the girl doesn't prefer sweet stuff, lol.), I had to give this a try and that's what I did today.
It gets full marks for the texture and appearance. I loved the glistening, dark brown hue of the cake and the perfect texture. It was soft and moist with the gooey chips appearing in between. However the cake itself is not messy, sticky or gooey. If you skip those chocolate chips, you don't even notice those gooey spots in between. Chocolate / cocoa lovers would like this cake.

1.5 cups flour
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's brand)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil (I used canola oil.)
1 Tbsp white vinegar / lime juice / lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

* Preheat the oven at 350 deg F / 180 deg C. Grease a cake / loaf pan and keep aside.
* Sieve the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt, 2 - 3 times and keep it aside.
* Add sugar to the water and stir it to get dissolved. Then add the oil, vinegar / lemon juice and vanilla and mix well.
* Now combine the dry and wet ingredients stirring gently, to form a lump free batter. The final batter would be runny as in the below image.

* If using chocolate chips, sprinkle them on the surface or mix it into the batter.

* Pour the batter into the greased cake / loaf pan. Bake for about 35 - 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
* Place the pan on a cooling rack. Once cool, invert the pan and remove the bread. Slice and serve.

The batter raises while baking and so, choose a pan where the initial batter comes up to only 1/2 of the pan. I baked in a big loaf pan and cut it into slices.

This goes to "Only Baked" event at Tamalapaku, an event originally started by Pari.


chef and her kitchen said...

Such a soft and delicious cake dear..looks just perfect,eggless version can't b better than this I believe....reg ur doubt I hv cleared at my place..its a long comment..:)

Unknown said...

Wow perfect moist chocolate cake I would say...I have tried this from the same site as well and absolutely loved it :)

Unknown said...

It looks delicious! Would love to try it sometime..What is the size of the loaf pan that you used?

Simplyfood said...

WOW looks amazing I am going to book mark this cake and try it straightaway.

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmso soft delicious tempting and moist cake.

Sobha Shyam said...

awesome cake, soft , moist n delicious..

Shanavi said...

I've also made this cake, but as cupcake, looks extremely soft and love the inner colour of the cake...so moist n delicious

harini-jaya said...

Chala bagundhi choodadaniki..But jihva ko ruchi kada, maa intlo pedda ga chocolate flavor ishtapadaru ..basically depends on their mood :)

Sravs said...

so soft and perfectly baked cake !!

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Rupa said...


just a suggestion....wud prefer if you have a print icon next to the receipe so we cant print it and try out. I had to copy paste each para.
But thanks for the recipe

- Rupa

Unknown said...

wow Beautifully presented cake recipe...

my first time here...happy to follow you.....very nice space....


Chk out my space for this months Event on Berries - hope to see some recipes from you and a chance to guest host too!

Anonymous said...

I just made chocolate cake, its a little bitter, I have followed all the instructions.

Suma Gandlur said...

Mine is not bitter and so am not sure why is your's. May be because of the cocoa powder.