I get quite a few mails asking me for eggless cakes and muffins recipes.They also want to know what I prefer,those with eggs or eggless ones.So here,let me spill the beans-I look for Eggless Cake recipes and bake them only when I am baking for Amma or ma-in-law.Though I don’t eat eggs,I do not mind having them in my brownies/cakes.I do not like the eggy smell in my cakes and many a times,beating the eggs well and adding good quality Vanilla extract solves the problem.Chocolate cakes usually don’t smell eggy because of the amount of chocolate/cocoa powder added but Plain cakes very often have that teeny bit of eggy smell which I somehow detect.
I like it when Eggless recipes give me great results and many of the cakes I baked here are eggless.
If you have no problems consuming eggs and are looking for a good cake recipe,I suggest you go for the ones which uses eggs. For plain cakes,yes-I wouldn’t mind an eggless recipe and would like to bake one-haven’t tried one yet.
So all you Chocolate lovers out there..this one’s for you.Rich,Chocolatey,Moist and Decadent Chocolate Cake.I got the recipe from here.
Recipe courtesy Cacaoweb
All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cup [ 170 gms]
Eggs – 2
Preheat oven to 180C.
Grease/line a 9’[23cm] cake tin.
Mix flour,cocoa powder,baking powder,salt,sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl.
Add milk/water,vegetable oil and eggs.
Mix everything together until smooth,either by hand or by using an electric mixer.
Transfer to baking tin and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
For the frosting
Icing sugar – 2 cups,sifted
Assembling the Cake
One of the easiest cake I ever baked.As the original recipe is named,truly an easy cake to put across.I loved it that the recipe requires everything to be mixed together.Perfect for that sudden craving.But despite adding 2 tsp of baking powder,the cake did not rise much.I guess its got to do with the pan,the recipe asks to bake in a 9' pan whereas I think an 8' tin would have been sufficient.Though it did not affect the taste in anyway,the height of the cake was not so much to write home about.All in all a dark,moist chocolate cake-definitely on my bake-again list.