Basic Eggless Chocolate Cake | How to make eggless chocolate cake?

Luscious and chocolatey basic eggless chocolate cake
11/16/2016 9:30:08 PM vindhyadesai

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is one of the most favourite flavours in any part of the world. Be it ice creams, cakes or any dessert where chocolate can be incorporated. If not, just smooth chocolate sauce can be drizzled over anything you want. Did you know that chocolate dosas similar to crepes are now in vogue.
This is a basic eggless version of chocolate cake and can be used to make other delicious cakes with thick frosting, layered cakes, festive cakes and much more.
Making cakes does not need to involve eggs at all. Cakes still turn out to be moist and soft. Moreover I have used whole wheat flour to make this cake. And I bet you would not notice any difference. How’s that for a healthier version of your favourite dessert, chocolate cake!

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This chocolate cake also has a chocolate butter frosting on top. I have used a recipe from my baking book and made substitutions for eggs.
Adding coffee to chocolate based desserts really highlights the flavour of chocolate even more as famous chef Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa reveals in her chocolate desserts. Believe me, it does make a difference. This chocolate cake was elevated to another level with the coffee.

Serve this chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream if you desire more decadence. Also try eggless chocolate brownies for more chocolate indulgence.
Check out these baked goods, all eggless from FOI!

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Basic Eggless Chocolate Cake | How to make eggless chocolate cake?
 
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Luscious and chocolatey basic eggless chocolate cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: World
Serves: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ Tsp baking soda
  • ¼ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ Tsp instant coffee powder/granules
  • ⅔ Cup granulated sugar/golden granulated sugar/white sugar
  • 1 Cup chilled water
  • ¼ Cup sunflower oil/vegetable oil/filtered olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing sugar + unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting on top
For Frosting:
  • ¼ Cup milk/bitter sweet chocolate chips/chopped chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
Method
  1. First let us start with the dry ingrdients. Add whole wheat flour into a bowl
  2. Add other dry ingrdients to it. Unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, coffee granules/powder
  3. Sift all ingredients together to mix them well and also to incorporate air into the mixture. Keep aside
  4. In another bowl, add sugar, add chilled water. Mix till sugar is dissolved
  5. Pour in oil and whisk lightly
  6. Add lemon juice and whisk again
  7. Next start adding the sifted dry ingredients, a third at a time to the liquid mixture. Lightly mix as you go
  8. Repeat till dry ingredients mixture is added to the cake batter
  9. Lightly fold the batter
  10. Into a well greased pan, pour the cake batter
  11. Tap the pan on the counter top to release any air bubbles. Pre-heat oven to 200 Deg C
  12. Keep the cake pan in pre-heat oven at 200 Deg C for 30 minutes. Depending on your oven it might take an additional 5 minutes to bake
  13. To check if the cake is done, insert a clean toothpick/skewer and check if it comes out clean
  14. Let it cool for 5 minutes
  15. Invert the cake onto a plate or cake stand
  16. To make chocolate frosting, make a double boiler. Keep a vessel half filled with water on stove. Bring this to a simmering boil. In another bowl, add butter, sugar and chocolate chips
  17. Place this bowl over simmering hot water. Mix lightly. Butter, chocolate chips melt together and mix with sugar
  18. Now add cocoa powder and mix into a smooth paste. Turn off heat. This will be the chocolate ganache frosting
  19. Line a plate with foil or butter paper before frosting the cake. Now add a blob of chocolate ganache frosting on the centre of the cake
  20. Start spreading out the mixture with a spatula, palette knife. Spread out the mixture with circular motions till all of the frosting coats the top surface. You can even do the sides
  21. Now using a sifter, add a tbsp of icing sugar and cocoa powder mixture and sift on top of the cake
  22. The cake is now ready
  23. Once it cools completely cut into big pieces and serve
Notes
You can also add maida/all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour or a mix of both

Always try to use unsweetened cocoa powder so that you can control the sweetness of your cake

Frosting can be omitted completely and served plain

Use natural vanilla extract and not artificial essence

For icing the cake keep a piece of butter paper or foil below your cake which can then be pulled off so that you get a clean cake
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Eggless Chocolate Cake Stepwise:
First let us start with the dry ingrdients. Add whole wheat flour into a bowl
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Add other dry ingrdients to it. Unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, coffee granules/powder
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Sift all ingredients together to mix them well and also to incorporate air into the mixture. Keep aside
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In another bowl, add sugar, add chilled water. Mix till sugar is dissolved
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Pour in oil and whisk lightly
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Add lemon juice and whisk again
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Next start adding the sifted dry ingredients, a third at a time to the liquid mixture. Lightly mix as you go
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Repeat till dry ingredients mixture is added to the cake batter
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Lightly fold the batter
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Into a well greased pan, pour the cake batter
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Tap the pan on the counter top to release any air bubbles. Pre-heat oven to 200 Deg C
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Keep the cake pan in pre-heat oven at 200 Deg C for 30 minutes. Depending on your oven it might take an additional 5 minutes to bake
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To check if the cake is done, insert a clean toothpick/skewer and check if it comes out clean
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Let it cool for 5 minutes
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Invert the cake onto a plate or cake stand
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Frosting and Finishing The Cake:
To make chocolate frosting, make a double boiler. Keep a vessel half filled with water on stove. Bring this to a simmering boil. In another bowl, add butter, sugar and chocolate chips
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Place this bowl over simmering hot water. Mix lightly. Butter, chocolate chips melt together and mix with sugar
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Now add cocoa powder and mix into a smooth paste. Turn off heat. This will be the chocolate ganache frosting
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Line a plate with foil or butter paper before frosting the cake. Now add a blob of chocolate ganache frosting on the centre of the cake
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Start spreading out the mixture with a spatula, palette knife. Spread out the mixture with circular motions till all of the frosting coats the top surface. You can even do the sides
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Now using a sifter, add a tbsp of icing sugar and cocoa powder mixture and sift on top of the cake
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The cake is now ready
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Once it cools completely cut into big pieces and serve
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Enjoy the cake!
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