Saturday, 22 June 2013

Wacky Chocolate Cake (Egg less)


Following the Father’s Day celebration from the previous post, this is the cake my daughter chose to bake for father’s day. It is a simple and easy egg less cake with the ingredients generally there in the pantry. It is called Wacky or Crazy cake because it is “mix in the pan” type of cake. Ingredients can be mixed together in the cake pan and baked. However I have made it the conventional way and frosted it with ganache.

Serve it plain frosted with ganache or serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, either way it tastes great!

Following the Father’s Day celebration from the previous post, this is the cake my daughter chose to bake for father’s day. It’s a simple and easy egg less cake with the ingredients generally there in the pantry. It is called Wacky or Crazy cake because it is “mix in the pan” type of cake. Ingredients can be mixed together in the cake pan and baked. However I have made it the conventional way and frosted it with ganache.
Serve it plain frosted with ganache or serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, either way it tastes great!
Wacky Chocolate Cake
Adapted from here
Ingredients
Cake
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4  cup cocoa powder
75 gms (1/3 cup) butter
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Ganache
100gms dark chocolate
4 tablespoons low fat cream
Method
Cake
Pre heat oven at 180 degrees C. Grease and line an 8 inch round cake tin.
Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, mix melted butter, water, vanilla essence and vinegar.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well blended.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven, keep in the wire rack to cool.
Method
Ganache
Heat the chocolate and cream in a very heavy bottom pan on low flame. Stir constantly till the chocolate melts. Take off the heat and stir briskly till it becomes smooth and shiny. It will thicken as it cools.
Pour Ganache evenly on cake.








4 comments:

  1. This is a go to cake at home. Mum would whip it up in a pinch - perfect for any last minute guests. By the way I always do a fudge topping for this cake!

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  2. Such a lovely cake. Love the name and the frosting and that deep chocolate colour of the cake. I am not a big fan of eggless cakes but love the texture of your cake. A great bake for the occassion

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  3. we have a potluck today evening and my rasugulla's are ready and there was special request from my friends for cake - well many are vegans so gonna bake eggless...its almost the same way i make too...but i use lemon juice and warm milk instead of vinegar and warm water...i got stunned seeing your post - felt like u did read my mind namitha!

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