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:
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/