As I said,yesterday was our wedding anniversary and this is the first time I surprised my hubby with a homemade cake.Since it was a special day,I wanted to make it more special,so I made a chocolate cake and surprised my hubby.Been thinking since a long time what to prepare.Payasam was out of question since we had more than our share during Ugadi and Vishu.Next option was cake.If I asked my hubby what to prepare he would have said nothing since both of us are off sweets now.So I decided I'll make this cake and just for a day we'll forget about the diet.He was pleasantly surprised and he loved the cake..Though I was not quite happy with the results-the cake kind of crumbled while I was trying to put the icing,so looks wise it was lacking its overall beauty.But anyway,its my first attempt and its the thought that matters,right??He was happy,so me too happy!!
I followed Shilpa's Moist chocolate cake recipe and the icing recipe from Annita.It tasted too good,I must add.It was fluffy,moist and chocolatey.And to top it all,eggless too.So whom are you gonna surprise..??
Eggless Chocolate Cake
Maida - 1 1/2 cups
Cocoa Powder - 3 tbsps
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1 cup(I substituted this with a cup of coke)
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup(I used Sunflower refined oil)
Mix water or coke,sugar,oil,vanilla essence,vinegar till the sugar completely dissolves.
Sift together maida,cocoa powder,salt and baking soda.
Add the maida mix to the liquid mix 1 tbsp at a time.
Mix well to avoid forming lumps.
The batter was a little thick,so I added about 1/4 cup coke more.
Take a greased MW proof dish and pour the batter into it.
MW for 7-8 minutes on 80% power.Let it stand for another 10 minutes.
Invert into a plate and let it cool.
For the icing
Softened unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Icing sugar - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp(mixed with a tbsp of boiling water)
Beat butter until light and fluffy.Mix in the other ingredients and beat until soft.
Apply icing over the cake with a spatula.
I am sending this anniversary cake to Srivalli's MEC-Cakes.