Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake

Friends, here is my first post on a cake. Though I like baking and love the baked goodies, I’ve not tried my hand on baking much. All I used to bake is the basic sponge cake and a few cookies here and there. Now that my OTG is not working (that’s been almost a year now!!!) I have all the more reason not to bake.

But ever since I saw this microwave cake in Apy’s Blog, I’ve been tempted to make it. The reasons are quite explicit. First the cake just looked too good. Second, does not require OTG and the recipe sounded very simple, no beating, folding, etc and last but not the least: did not require eggs. Though I was very skeptical about how it would turn out but the end result was awesome. I just loved the texture of the cake. It turned out quite soft and spongy. This is the third time I am making it and was fortunate enough to get some clicks before the cake reached my kid’s hands. So here is my version of the cake:


What you’ll need

1. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
2. Cocoa Powder – ¼ cup
3. Sugar – ¾ cup
4. Refined Oil – ½ cup
5. Milk – 1 cup (at room temperature)
6. Baking Powder – ¾ tsp
7. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Method


Sieve the maida, coco powder and baking powder 2 to 3 times. Make sure there are now lumps. Keep this aside. In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, oil and milk. Whisk it well until the sugar dissolves completely. Now to this add the vanilla essence and mix well. Next add the maida, coco powder and baking powder mixture little by little and keep whisking until there are no lumps. Grease a Microwave safe cake dish and pour the cake mixture into it. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. There will be some wet spots on the cake. Let the cake stand in the oven for another 20 minutes. It will get done. To invert the cake onto a plate, let the cake cool for another 10 minutes. The bottom of the cake dish should not be hot while inverting.


Notes:

Sieving the maida, cocoa and baking powder is important for proper blending of the dry ingredients and also it adds in air which produces lighter cakes.

Microwave it only for 6 or max 7 mins and let it stand. The wet spots on the cake will get done during the standing time. If you cook till the wet spots get done, then the cake will turn crumbly.

Linking this to the Event - Celebrate with Sweets - Cake hosted by Sonia Started by Niveditha
also to Anyone can Cook - Series 24
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33 comments:

Padhu said...

Looks moist and delicious

Prathibha said...

Nice cake..good attempt..looks yumm

Biny Anoop said...

wow dats amazing ...it looks soft and temptg

Suman Singh said...

microwave cake sounds interesting and that looks great...I only use microwave for reheating purposes..this is really a cool idea..must try out sometime.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow egg less and too in microwave,very interesting dear...luks yummy.

jayasree said...

Cake looks yummy. I like MW cake since it gets done faster.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the texture and cake looks soft and spongy.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

This chocolate cake tempts me a lot !! looks so YUM !!

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aipi said...

Beautiful ~ the texture is amazing n looks so soft n fluffy!
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divya said...

Looks moist and delicious

Aparna S Mallya said...

Thanks for trying and linking Kaveri :). Cake looks gooooood!

sangee vijay said...

cake looks so moist n delicious...thanx for your sweet words at my space :)

Saras said...

Super moist cake that too in microwave..Love it. will try it soon..

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Swathi said...

Eggless microwave chocolate cake looks awesome perfect.

Swathi said...

Eggless microwave chocolate cake looks awesome perfect.

Priya said...

Beautifully done, cake looks extremely delicious..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have to give it a try too, I too have it bookmarked, love it :)

anthony stemke said...

Nice easy to make cake. Thank You.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks too good and tempting.. Awesome preparation dear !!
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Radhika said...

Simple and sinful. I'm glad to follow you dear.


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jeyashrisuresh said...

very nice and yummy cake , a wonderful treat for kids

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I'm madly in love with cakes and all eggless recipes blow off my mind...I'm trying this out soon. :)
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Food Glorious Food! said...

Thanks for visiting my space! Your blog is wonderful and glad to be following you!

Sunshine And Smile said...

I make the same type of cake at times and it's so easy to make. looks lovely.
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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect and moist looking cake. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

thekitchenaffaire said...

I love choco cakes and if its without egg. tahts even superb :D Yummmm

Jay said...

wonderful try dear..
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Pushpa said...

Quick and easy cake...

ANU said...

wow...I tried similar recipe when I was pregnant and was craving to eat chocolate cake and didn't have much patience...reminds me of those wonderful days... :-)

Prathima Shivraj said...

Vow, irresistible chocolate cake.

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Vidhya said...

Cake looks so spongy and yummy.

Babli said...

Cake looks soft, spongy and yummy. Thanks for this lovely recipe of eggless cake.

veena krishnakumar said...

Cake looks so spongy!!!!

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