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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Soft and Moist Chocolate Cake (Eggless) with Chocolate Ganache

Today I am sharing with you egg-less version of Chocolate cake. Recently my Mom's birthday came and I wanted to bake a cake for her. Though she is India and am here in US, at least wanted to give her a visual treat, She loves chocolate a lot, so baked a chocolate cake. I have already posted Chocolate cake with egg but  this time tried an egg less version. The cake came out so soft and moist. I baked a single layer cake and covered it with chocolate ganache. It is definitely a treat for the chocolate lovers. 


Recipe Source: Chow times

What are the ingredients needed?
All Purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups
Baking soda, 1 teaspoon
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
Cocoa Powder, 1/4 cup
Brewed coffee, 1 cup
Sugar, 1 cup
Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon
Oil, 1/4 cup


How it is made?
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Prepare the cake pan by greasing it  and flouring it or instead line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl ,sift the dry ingredients( All purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt) together. Keep it aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients (brewed coffee, vanilla extract, lemon juice and oil) with sugar, till the sugar is completely dissolved
  5. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Pour this batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 15- 20 minutes till the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool and remove it from pan.
  8. The cake is ready for decorating.  If not decorating, can slice and serve now.

Chocolate Ganache:
Ingredients required
Semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup
Heavy whipping cream, 6 tablespoons
Butter, 1 tablespoon

How it is made?
  1. Cook the chocolate chips and whipping cream in the top of a simmering water, add butter, stirring occasionally till it is warm, smooth and shiny.
  2. Let this ganache cool down lightly, then spread this evenly on the cake.

Notes:
  • You can double the recipe, if you are planning for a double layer cake. 
  • The original recipe used vinegar instead of lemon juice. You can use vinegar too.
  • If you don't prefer adding brewed coffee, you can add water instead. But I feel coffee enhances the chocolate flavor. 
  • You can decorate as per your personal preference.

44 comments:

  1. So moist and perfect..lovely cake!

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  2. Cant take my eyes off ........Drooling here :)
    Pass me that slice Divya :)

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  3. wow... looks so soft and perfect...

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  4. wow semmaya iruku aks cake... looks so adorable... cant wait to taste it...:)

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  5. Bookmarked!!! Birthday wishes to your mom:) Cakes looks sooper tempting.. Just love to taste this!!!

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  6. Belated B'day wishes to your mom...MMmm.....the cake looks too yum! wish I could grab that slice off the screen

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  7. Superb moist cake Divs, Happy Birthday to aunty... I am sure she misses u as much as u do

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  8. Looksss soooooooooo soft and moist.. Irresistable !

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  9. wow delicious cake dear...belated birhthday wishes to ur mom...

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  10. yummy clicks and cant able to take eyes off:)

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  11. looks so moist divya...looks irresistible...

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  12. Very moist and yummy cake. beautiful presentation

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  13. Moist and yummy cake.. Nice clicks..

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  14. so soft and moist, very tempting..

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  15. Cake looks so yummy and moist. Convey my belated birthday wish to your mom.

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  16. Mouthmeltksing chocolate cake. yummy!

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  17. So moist and tempting cake !!perfectly made !!

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  18. Super moist and spongy cake,looks very delicious,really its a treat for choco lovers..

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  19. Beautiful chocolate cake, belated birthday wishes to your mom.

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  20. what a beautiful moist cake..looks so tempting..lovely clicks..belated birthday wishes to your mom

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  21. beautiful cake
    this whipped cream is giving me trouble here

    i m getting whipped cream powder i hope to get the look in my next cake like this hopefully

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  22. very neat and beautiful presentation as always divya :)

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  23. Love that glossy ganache sis, beautifully done and very impressive eggless cake for celebration.

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  24. Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :)

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  25. very rich..beautiful gift for your mom's birthday...

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  26. belated wishes to your mom.. the cake looks so moist and fluffy.. mostly eggless ones end up being quite hard..

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  27. looks yummy and tempting cake !!!!!!

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  28. Wow...super soft, moist n delicious choco cake! Loved ur glossy ganache perfectly done!

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  29. Hi This cake looks so yummy and delicious. I tried your recipe for my friend's dad's birthday. and It turned out so yummy, soft, and moist. Instead of ganache, I applied cream and decorated it with chocolate sauce. Thank you for your recipe. :)

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    1. @Prachi.. That is really nice to know.. Thanks for trying the cake and also taking time to give feedback here. Am so glad you liked the cake.. :)

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  30. Hi Divya,

    This recipe of urs does not require baking powder. Does this cake still become moist without baking powder? Tried this cake but it was not spongy. All the mixing should be done by hand only or blender?

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    1. @Anonymous.. This recipe doesn't require baking powder. It has baking soda which does the same job as baking powder. baking soda reacts with lemon juice to yield a soft cake. I do all the mixing by hand. Am not sure what went wrong. However, do check the baking soda and also if it is over-baked then the cake may become dry..I have tried this a lot of times and it has come out perfect each time.. :)

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  31. This recipe has made me a star of my family and friends. Every time I make it, it just turns out AWESOME :)
    I bake it into cupcakes...makes it easy for everybody.
    I use vinegar as suggested by you.
    Thank you so much !!!

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    1. @Ishta Bhasin.. Happy to know this.. Thanks for taking time to share your feedback here.. :)

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