basic eggless chocolate cake recipe, whole wheat chocolate cake

basic eggless chocolate cake recipe, whole wheat chocolate cake

basic eggless chocolate cakebasic eggless chocolate cake recipe with step by step photos – a simple and easy recipe of eggless whole wheat chocolate cake. yes the cake is made from whole wheat flour. so one can have the cake and eat it too :-)

i have already made this cake a couple of times to use it a basic cake for various chocolate frostings. i have even made eggless black forest cake from this basic chocolate cake.

the texture of the cake is soft and moist. not very moist like the eggless chocolate cake recipe i have already posted. the recipe is also vegan as i have used oil. but you can add melted butter too.

i have also shared the method of cocoa frosting which is very easy. you can serve the cake as it is plain or with the chocolate frosting. but with the chocolate frosting its better :-)


step by step basic eggless chocolate cake recipe:

for the eggless chocolate cake:

1. first grease a round baking pan of 7.5 inches diameter x 2 inches height with oil. preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius/392 degrees fahrenheit.

baking pan for chocolate cake

2. seive 1 cup whole wheat flour, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, ½ tsp baking soda in a plate. use good quality cocoa powder.

eggless chocolate cake ingredients

3. here are the sieved dry ingredients.

dry ingredients for basic chocolate cake

4. in another pan or bowl, take ¾ cup sugar.

sugar for chocolate cake recipe

5. add 1 cup cold water and stir so that the sugar dissolves.

sugar solution for chocolate cake recipe

6. now add ¼ cup oil or melted butter. i added oil.

oil for chocolate cake recipe

7. stir briskly so that everything is mixed well.

stir to make chocolate cake

8. next add 1 tbsp lime juice. stir again.

making basic eggless chocolate cake recipe

9. now add ½ tsp vanilla extract or powder. here i added vanilla powder.

vanilla powder for chocolate cake recipe

10. add the sieved dry ingredients to the wet mixture.

making basic eggless chocolate cake recipe

11. using a wired whisk, mix everything well.

preparing basic eggless chocolate cake recipe

12. there should be no lumps in the cake batter. the batter is not thick but thin.

basic eggless chocolate cake batter

13. pour the cake batter in the prepared cake pan.

basic eggless chocolate cake batter

14. tap the sides so that the extra air bubbles are let out.

batter for basic eggless chocolate cake recipe

15. bake the cake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees celsius/392 fahrenhiet for 35 to 40 mins. since temperatures vary from oven to oven, do keep a check. for baking in a convection mode of microwave oven, preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. then bake the cake at 180 degrees celsius for the 30 to 35 minutes.

baking basic eggless chocolate cake

16. for doneness check the cake with a tooth pick. the tooth pick should come out clean. once the cake becomes warm or cools down, unmold and place it on a wired rack. if the tooth pick is sticky, then place the cake bake in the oven and continue to bake for some more minutes. before frosting, let the cake cool completely.

baking basic eggless chocolate cake

for the cocoa frosting:

17. take 2 tbsp butter and 4 tbsp sugar in a saucepan.

making eggless chocolate cake frosting

18. heat and melt the butter. also the sugar should dissolve. once the sugar has dissolved switch off the stove top. the sugar should be just dissolved. we don’t need to cook the sugar in its various stages.

making eggless chocolate cake frosting

19. next add 4 tbsp cocoa powder.

cocoa powder for eggless chocolate cake frosting

20. with a spatula stir so that the cocoa powder gets mixed evenly with the butter-sugar mixture.

stir to make eggless chocolate cake frosting

21. add 3 tbsp milk. to make a slightly thick frosting, you can also add 2 tbsp milk.

milk for eggless chocolate cake frosting

22. stir very well. the cocoa frosting is ready.

cocoa frosting for eggless chocolate cake

23. while still hot, spread the frosting on the cake as well as the sides with a spatula. you can also slice the cake in halve and spread frosting in the center and then on the top. usually i wrap a medium sized plate with aluminium foil and then keep the cake on it. this make the frosting work easier. this time i just kept the cake directly on the plate. keep the cake covered in the fridge for the frosting to set. you can use a dome shaped bowl to cover the cake. make sure the there is enough space between the cake and the bowl which you are using for covering the cake.

frosting on eggless chocolate cake

24. the frosting will set after some hours. i kept overnight.

frosting on eggless chocolate cake

25. next day, i sieved some icing sugar and cocoa powder on the cake. this is optional.

basic eggless chocolate cake recipe

26. the eggless chocolate cake is ready to be served

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