Saturday, June 14, 2008

Eggless Microwave chocolate cake in 7 minutes



Monday morning is here and time to check out the happenings in the blogging world over the weekend. Logged in as usual and guess what?...yet another award awaits me at my blog. What better way to begin a week?

Thought of beginning the week with a sweet treat. An easy and quick recipe this is my tried and tested formula to a quick cake. A microwave cake was something that always raised a lot of curiosity, however, was a little skeptical about trying one. However, after tasting this at my friend's place all those fears were put to rest and this has come to be my go to recipe when I am short on time and still want to make a cake. This is a perfect recipe for a tea time serving and also makes for a great dessert combined with a scoop of vanilla cake and topped with some chocolate syrup and chopped nuts. This is also a wonderful pick when you are entertaining and have vegetarian friends or those having an egg allergy.

This is a recipe from my friend Anju (who is a great cook herself)that I have tried over a hundred times and has proved to be a never fail recipe for me everytime. This is one that my husband and daughter love and so the cake does the vanishing act within minutes of being out of the oven. Just takes 7 minutes in the oven. Once you have decided to make it, this delicious cake would take you all of 15 minutes (including preparation, cooking and standing time) from the ingredients stage to the first bite.


Ingredients for the Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake
Maida - 1 and 2/3 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Cooking Oil- 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup(cold milk)
Curd - 1 cup
Cocoa - 6 tbsp *
Soda bi-carb - 1 tsp (not heaped)
*I prefer to use 3 tbsp of cocoa and 3 tbsp of drinking chocolate or else feel the cake turns out slightly bitter and does not agree with the sweet taste requirements of kids.If you are making it only for adults you can stick to only cocoa and also add a tsp of rum to add to the flavour and taste.

Method for making the Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake:
1-Sieve maida(all purpose flour) and soda bi-carb together.
2-Mix in all the ingredients and make a smooth batter.
3- Pour into a greased microwave proof utensil and cook for 7 minutes(the time may vary slightly from one oven to the other so do keep a watch after 5 minutes).
4-After it is done, let stand in the oven for 5 minutes. Take out and let cool.
5- De-mould, cut and enjoy.

This cake is my entry to Siri's event of "Frozen Yogurt".

Coming to the Yummy Blog Award. It is always an acknowledgement of your work and a great way to interact with other blogger friends. Thank you Sireesha for the "Yummy blog award".

As per the rules I have to list four sweets that I like and here goes:
Caramel custard
Microwave eggless chocolate cake recipe (given above)
Payasam and the Bengali delight Rasogolla
I would like to keep the chain going and forward this award to some of the yummy blogs that I have come across.
1- Suma Rajesh of http://sumascuisine.blogspot.com/
2- Sig of http://blog.sigsiv.com/
3- Archy of http://archysrecipes.blogspot.com/
4- Anupama of http://food-n-more.blogspot.com/

35 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates vandana...and thank u for passing to me...ur cake dish is superb and without adding eggs i have never done..this sounds interesting and will try this for sure...

Sig said...

Congrats Vandana, and thanks for passing one on to me :)That is an easy breezy cake!!

Sireesha said...

Cake looks awesome.....Will try soon.

Happy cook said...

Congrats with the award and you can give it to me with a scoop of vannila ice cream

Uma said...

easy delicious cake. congrats on the award.

foodwithapinchoflove said...

congrats on the award vandana! ... is a nice way to celebrate with such an easy and quick cake!

Sujatha said...

Congrats Vandana for the award! Cake looks so easy and simple to make! BTW, I have tagged you, do checkout my blog.

Vidhya Iyer said...

Hey cake looks delicious. I have recipe blog too. Do visit if you get a chance

Swati Raman Garg said...

congrats on the awards buddy .. i almost had a bowl of ur cake with vanilla ice n nuts and choco sauce...
yummyyyyy

Laavanya said...

For some reason I'm not getting your feeds or I would've gotten to this post sooner..

What a superb cake recipe that is.. best to satiate those chocolate cravings!

Andhra Flavors said...

great within seven minutes, that too eggless. nice entry

Madhavi said...

Congratulations on ur award. Chocolate cake looks awesome, and delicious!!!

Adela said...

Hi! This recipe looks great! I was searching for an eggless chocolate cake and found your blog. I have a question: what is "curd?" Is that what Americans call cottage cheese, or perhaps yogurt?

Its Me said...

This reciepy tastes awesome. Been trying to make cake for quiet a time. thanks for such a reciepe.

Raghav

Pawan said...

niky it is a A ONE recipe.thanks.first time mein perfect n yummy too.my kids likes very much.

Pawan said...

mainka said ur recipe is a1 recipe.thanks

nikita said...

i made the cake using the vanilla essence instead if cocoa powder but the cake formed was hard ..i have tried eggless cake many times but i always fail to prepare it well......

meenakshi said...

Hi vandana, Today is my husband's b'day n i successfully baked my first cake ever..Thanks to your easy and quick recipe...Believe me..this is the first time i am posting a comment to anything like this.Keep posting such recipes...

Vandana Rajesh said...

Thks for all the lovely comments. This is a never fail eggless microwave chocolate cake recipe that I just love for its chocolaty rich taste. I serve this as a dessert too with chocolate sauce and a generous helping of vanilla ice cream.
@Meenakshi...it feels great to know that my recipe was helpful in baking a cake for your hubby's bday. Wishing him a belated bday. Your feedback is really valuable, do drop by again.

beebe80 said...

Thankyou so much for this recipe! I used self raising flour and used yoghurt instead of the curd, not quite knowing what the outcome would be.. I whipped it up just before tea was ready then served it for dessert with raspberries and cream delish!! My kids gobbled it up and my partner who's allergic to eggs thought it was amazing. I definitely will be trying it with choc sauce and icecream or perhaps putting fruit in it.. Thanks again for the best eggless cake recipe I have ever tried =)

sapna said...

i m expecting guests tomorrow n was looking for a cake with not much of ingredients n found urs made it in 15 mins superbbbb
i like it n hope guests will too

Neeyati Agarwal said...

its just awesome tried for 1st tym.....nd really made it....
cant believe its so easy!!

SUBHA RAKESH said...

THANK YOU VANDANA FOR A WONDERFUL RECEIPE.ALL MY FRIENDS LIKED N LOVED IT.ALL CONVEYED CONGRATS TO YOU.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE VANILA CAKE IN SAME WAY WITHOUT EGG,REPLACING COCOA POWDER WITH VANILA ESSENCE?

Vandana Rajesh said...

Thank you for the overwhelming response to the recipe. This is a tried and tested recipe that comes out beautifully for me each time. I make it for tea or dessert especially when I have pure vegetarians over.
@Adela "Curd" mentioned in the recipe is Yogurt(plain unflavoured yogurt).
@beebe80..thks..lovely comments like these makes blogging truly worth it.
@ Neeyati..Thk u
@Subha..thk u so much. Microwave cooking does not allow for browning like the traditional convection oven and so a chocolate cake with its dark brown colour definitely is a better choice when it comes to microwave baking. In baking, the proportion of dry to wet ingredients have to maintained rather carefully...so simply replcing 6 tbsp of chocolate powder with a few drops of vanilla essence will not give you good results.

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sheenam said...

Thanks Vandanda. First time in life, my cake turned well. However, it got hard at corners. Do you know what I missed?

sheenam said...

my Mircowave was on full power (900)and cake was baked in 4.5 mins instead of seven. Was it overheated?

egglesscooking said...

That's a simple one Vandana. Does the cake stay moist even the next day or the texture does change?

Sapna said...

Hi Vandana, thanks for this recipe. This is best eggless cake recipe I have tried and it was very good. I layered it and covered it simple ganache icing and also sent it to my daughter in pune, (i stay in nagpur)..she and her friends loved it .....thanks once again :).

Sapna said...

Hi Vandana, thanks for this recipe. This is best eggless cake recipe I have tried and it was very good. I layered it and covered it simple ganache icing and also sent it to my daughter in pune, (i stay in nagpur)..she and her friends loved it .....thanks once again :).

shilpa said...

I was searching for a good cake recipe. I got it from your blog and tried it. Result is really nice...

Maayeka said...

A very quick and delicious eggless cake..thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe..Happy to follow your lovely blog.
Anjana

abhirati Singh said...

awesome cake! i tried it out and it turned out just perfect a really nice recipe!

Vandana Rajesh said...

@Sheenam..maybe you should give it a try once again step by step, coz I use the microwave at full power however, it does take 7 mins. a slight variation from one microwave to the other is expected but don't know as to how you managed to cook it in 4.5 mins itself.

@egglesscooking...Thank you. The texture of the cake stays soft and moist for 2 days after you bake(after that haven't had a chance to check coz it just disappears at home:)

@ Sapna..Glad your daughter and friends loved it. Have tried it with a ganache topping, it turns out great..my daughter too loves it that way. :)You may decorate it with some chopped fresh fruits or alternatively roasted chopped walnuts alongwith the ganache(looks and tastes great)

@Shilpa, Maayeka and Abhirati..Thank you, feels really wonderful receiving such good feedback.




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