May 19, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Last week of March, I had my neice and nephew here for a week's vacation. My 10 year old nephew had his list of things he wanted me to make during their stay. He is a great fan of Naan and Paneer Butter Masala that he can have it for all 3 meals and not get bored by it. Without him telling, I knew that top the list. As with all kids, he too is a chocoholic. I was thinking of  using the zebra cake recipe and make a chocolate cake. I was surprised when he asked me if I could bake using the recipe given on the Cadbury's cocoa tin. Though I have seen it, I have not bothered to try it. I told him I haven't tried it so I can't guarantee the result. He was confident of my baking skills and told I can't go wrong. Hearing his innocent reply, I could not say no and all credit goes to him that I baked my best chocolate cake so far. The recipe was eggless so I needn't make any changes. Few measurements were given in grams which I converted to cups with help of online converter.  The measurements may not be exact and that didnot affect the cake at all. Mava was also in the ingredient list and I didnot add it. May be the addition of mava would have resulted in a rich cake.




You need

Curd - 1 cup


Rawa/semolina- 1/4 cup (50 gm)

Cooking soda- 1/2 tspn

Butter - 1/2 cup (100 gm)

Powdered sugar - 1 2/3 cup (200 gm)

Mava - 50 gm (I didnot use it)

Maida - 1 2/3 cup (200 gm)

Baking powder - 1 teaspoon

Cocoa powder - 3 tablespoon

Milk - 1 cup


Method

Mix 1 cup curd with rawa and cooking soda. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Beat butter amd powdered sugar. Add soaked curd-rava mixture. Mix well. In a bowl, sift maida, baking powder and cocoa powder until well combined. Add the flour mix to wet mixture. Add 1 cup of milk. Mix gently. Take care not to overmix.

Pour the prepared batter into a greased and dusted tim. Bake at 180 C for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


Fudge Icing

Butter - 1/2 cup
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 3 tblspn
Milk - few drops

Mix all the ingredients till light and fluffy. Add few drops of milk to get a spreadable consistency. Spread it on the cake.

My niece wanted to add her bit to the cake. So sprinkled some powdered sugar on top of the icing and aranged some tutty fruity.






21 comments:

  1. Love the tangy Yogurt taste in Cakes, looks moist and yummy.

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  2. Wow that looks tooo good and moist.. wish I am there to have a slice..

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  3. The cake looks so moist, I am sure your nephew must have relished it.

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  4. Hi hi wish I had a aunt who make cakes for me :-)
    Cake looks so so good.

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  5. Iam also achocoholic like your nephew yummm cake looks so tempting nice recipe jayasree..

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  6. Awesome chocolate cake! Looks divine!

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  7. Woww scrumptious chocolate cake, looks fantabulous...

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  8. nice one..i made this just couple of days bac..and is my favorite cake

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  9. so moist and perfeclty baked cake..lovely pics

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  10. Hi J,

    Nice to see you blogging after a long time. Cake looks yummy and moist. Great that your nephew egged you on to do things you might have otherwise missed...

    Shobha

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  11. jayashree,i must say avery inviting ,perfectly baked cake

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  12. Now I know why u dissappeared - ha kid and choco are synonym. That is lovely piece of chocolate.

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  13. Great one...And must say ur nephew and niece are also good time foodies :)

    Yummy !!!

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  14. Love the cake,looks good,adding buttermilk sounds good replacement for egg..

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  15. very tempting dear....thanks for sharing..

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  16. looks awesome. Delicious and tempting.

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