Eggless Chocolate Cake to Celebrate Shower of Awards

I am not a baker I don't have to write this anymore! yippee..I jumped and danced with joy when my cake turned out perfect! I was suddenly as young as my son in celebrating the joy of near to perfect baking. 2 weeks before I baked Soumya's Eggless Orange Bread and it had turned out good, now that gave me enough strength to try out Eggless Choclate Cake. The recipe was from my dear friend Nupur.Thanks Nupur for a foolproof recipe, Cake was lipsmacking. My dear hubby does not like choclate cake and I was the sole owner for the whole cake. Akash ate a piece of cake and asked me give him a cake with cream topping :( !! he suddenly remembered his BEN10 birthday cake. Never mind la! I can eat more ;) I said to myself and helped generously to the cake.

A ton thanks to hubby who ate experimented cakes which I baked before which were ......don't have to mention yeah..so he has great patience !! :D

A look at Sowmya's Tried and Tasted Yummy Orange flavored cake

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Cake pieces piled up.....
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Read the method if you are a dummy like me to baking, or else you can just eye around the ingredients!
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Here is the  original recipe from Nupur :

Dry Ingredients:
Wheat Flour : 1cup
Maida : 1 cup
Brown Sugar : 1.5 cups (if you want too sweet, u can use 2 cups)
Cocoa Powder : 3tbsp
Baking Powder : 1.5tsp
Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp

Wet Ingredients:
Semi Sweet Choclate melted : 1/2 cup
Banana : 1/2 (mashed)
Sour Cream : 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter : 4 tbsp
Vanilla Essence : 1tsp


 tweaked recipe.......
1Cup holds100ml of water.

Dry Ingredients:
Self Raising Flour : 2cups
Brown Sugar : 1.5 Cups (Powdered)
Cocoa Powder : 3tbsp

Baking Powder : 1.5tsp
Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp

Wet Ingredients :
Sunflower Oil : 1/2 cup
Thick Curds/yogurt : 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence : 1/2 tsp
Milk: 1 cup

Few rules of thumb :
1.Measure ingredients appropriately
2.Beat in one direction
3.Emulsify the liquids properly by beating in one direction

Short cut for emulsification :
I do not have a hand blender which made me think that cake is out of my way as I don't have stamina to beat the liquids till they emulsified.
I used juice blender, 3 whisks and the liquids were emulsified!!yippie...so smart ;) I know I am patting my back :P
Method :

Prep-work :
Grease the cake tin, cut a appropriate size butter paper and line inside. sprinkle dry flour over the butter paper. Keep this ready
Oven Temparature : 170 degree centigrade, for 40 mins. You should pre-heat the oven so set the timer for 10 mins more. Cake batter preparation will take 10-12 mins if you have all the ingredients weighed and ready!

1. Sieve all dry ingredients together.
2.Blend oil and yogurt in a blender I pulsed it 3 times to aid the mixing of liquids. Yogurt and oil does not blend well as milk and oil but don't worry as long as you have blended them mechanically. Add vanilla essence to this mix and transfer all the liquids to a convinient vessel
3.Now add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Start mixing in one direction only. You need extra liquid to make into a smooth cake batter.
4.Take 1 cup of milk in the same blender in which you blended oil and yogurt. Blend milk, pulse it 3 times.
5.Add milk to the thick cake mix and mix and make the batter smooth. The ready batter is of dosa batter consistency.
6.If you need more milk you can add.Mix the batter in one direction for about 2-4 mins. Do not make the batter runny, it will result in a moist cake. Tastes more like tambittu LOL.....
7. Transfer the batter to greased cake tin and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 170 degree centigrade for 40 mins till the knife inserted comes out clean. You can bake for additional 10-15 mins if required.

The result is............
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What you need to keep in mind?
Oven temparatures differ from each other. Get to know your oven. It takes some time.
You may fail at the first time, but you will definetly succeed one day like me. Practise makes man perfect you see :D 

AWARD TIME

Since it is a chocolate cake, let me thank Ramya, Rekha and many more who showered me with this award. Thanks all for your love towards chocolate and me ;)

Lubna of Kitchen Flavours has passed me several awards like "APerfect Blend of Friendship", "Butterfly Award", "I am a Chocoholic", "Good Job" and "Inspiration Award"

Many thanks to Priya of Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes she has showered me with Hard working blogger award. We all work hard in Kitchen and before computer to make our posts wonderful.

Ujju of Cuisine point has also showered me with Chocoholic award, thanks Ujju and please chocolate cake tagolli :)

Uma of Essence of Andhra has passed me "Great Buddy Award", "A perfect Blend of Friendship", "Hard Working Blogger", and "360 degree blogger award" Thanks a ton Uma. You are a great buddy and we blend perfectly, work hard and do 360 days of blogging :)

Smitha of Kannada Cuisine has fondly sent my way "Great Buddy Award", "A perfect Blend of Friendship",
"Inspiration Award"  and "Kreativ Blogger" award. Dhanyavadagalu Smitha, please neevu ondu piece cake tagollipa.. She has also tagged me for 7 things MEME and here it goes :

 
  
  
  
  
Time for MEME
7 Things I Say More Often
1. umm..aamele (as though I am listening to a story)
2. Oddare (when I get irritated..which means "if I kick..")
3. hii..
4. riiii (that's how I call my hubby)
5. ayyo rama ..(an exclamation ? with the name of lord Rama)
6. Akash!!!!!
7. Feel like munching

7 things I did before
1. Experimented in my kitchen
2. Graduated with a degree in Pharmacology
3. Enjoyed with friends in the hostel
4. Had a lovely time with my ex-boyfriend who got promoted and became husband
5. I had lovely time enjoying the childhood of my son
6. Enjoyed Vacations in different parts of India
7. Gave Birth to my son (could not think of anything else! LOL)

7things I do now:
1. Cook well the kitchen, atleast 80% of the time
2. Teach Akash
3. Take a bus to reach office
4. Multitask in office and home
5. Blogging :) yippee..
6. Baking experiments, how can I forget it?
7. Socialising ....

7 things I want to do ( not sure whether I can write 7! let me see)
1. Have a cup of coffee and eat something
2. Eat Idli and sambar for lunch
3. Cook Dinner
4. Teach Akash as he has English test tomorrow
5. Pack my bags for vacation
6. Shopping
7.Blog and read your lovley coments

7 things that attract me about opposite sex
1. Patience
2. Matured Thinking
3. Financial Prudence
4. Sense of Humor
5. Common Sense
6. Communication Skills
7. Decency
8. Cooking Skills
9. ......this list grows :P

7 Favorite Foods (I wish I had endless list)
1. Cake,Cookies
2. Payasa,Holige
3. Anna, saaru, palya and mosaru
4. All street snacks from ambode, vade, bonda, masal puri, paanipuri, Mandakki churumuri, tomato masale, hesarubele masale, ...ohhh..the list grows
5. Chintamani Hurgalu, peanuts
6. Fried Avarekaalu
7. Avalakki
8. Ottu Shavige
9. Oh gosh it is already 9 and I still have many more :P

I would love to pass all the Awards to
Smitha of Kannada Cuisine,
Sushma of SaviRuchi
Vani of Mysorean
Ramya of Ramya's Kitchen Corner
Ramya of Mane Adige
Rekha of Plantain Leaf
Sowmya of Creative Saga
Priti of Indian Khana
Sukanya of Sukanya's Musings
Indrani of Appyayan
Vanisri of Illatharasi
Cham of Spice Club
Uma of Essence of Andhra
Uma of Uma's Soap Box
Pragyan of Sorisha
Priyanka of Asan Khana 
Divya and Chitra Amma of Chitra Amma's Kitchen
Sireesha of Mom's Recipes
Ujju of Cuisine Point
Divya Vikram of Dil Se
Deesha of Vegetable Platter
Veda of Iyengar's Kitchen
Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures
Rajeshwari of RAKS Kitchen
Sukanya Ramkumar of Hot N Sweet Bowl
Prajusha of I Cook I Post
RC of Red Chillies
Madhu of Ruchi

will add few more, cannot think now...need a caffiene boost now :) Enjoy your awards!

31 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats n ur successful baking experience..Baking becomes an addiction when u get good results..Congrats on the awards.And thanks for passing it to me.

Prajusha said...

congrats for the awards..cake looks yummy..
have something for u in my blog.chek it out.

Indrani said...

Congrats on ur baking success....The cake looks perfect & yummy...Thanks for the bunch of awards you have passed them to me..many thanks for thinking of me

sowmya said...

chocolate cake has come out perfect..nice recipe too..never tried chocolate cake with an eggless version..will do it sometime..
would love to see the orange cake you made..
Congrats on the awards..and thanks a lot for passing it to me..

Cham said...

Yippee ur cake is fabulous :) Congrats on ur awards shower! Lovely meme and thanks to share with me :)

sowmya said...

wow, your orange cake looks fantastic..loved the addition of raisins..good idea ..will do it next time..

rekhas kitchen said...

lakshmi can u check my blog it is your combo Thanks for a such anice combo dear my hubby me loved it and enjoyed it hey i checked u r post but I did'nt find any thing any way congrats on u r awards

Sushma said...

wow!!, i have not yet tried baking dishes yet :)
planning to start soon, thanks for the very detailed procedure.
Also, congratulations for the awards & thanks a lot for sharing those to me :)

Madhu said...

Congrts on the awards Lakshmi, thanks for passing it on.
Nice to read about your meme, 'Oddere' so familier you sound like y cousine :)
Orange falvoured cake loks so good, reminds me of hone cake from bakery.

rekhas kitchen said...

its ok dear no prob when u gave that comment i was online at that time so i saw ur comment and that time it self i replyed u so it is a qick movement any way thanks a ton for passing them to me will post it soon love ur 7 to do he he
cake looks amazin one more recipe bookmarked from u oooh long commentumm

Veda Murthy said...

wow LG........thank u so much for all those awards....feels awesome when u consisdered me also among the fine bunch of bloggers there......is the MEME also passed?


and by the way....i really know how hard is to bake a cake.....if its a normal oven...i m successful at that but not in a microwave oven.....try to post some recipes if u experiment in microwave....i tried 3 times....first time good one ..simple cake....2nd and 3rd time i baked chocolate cake.....only that i had throw it like a frizbee:-)...and i stopped there coz everyone at home couldnt stop laughing at my diasters.....i dont have the normal oven that u have in US , EUROPE HOMES....so i will end abt my adventures there....good work!!!!!keep trying...one day u will join the daring bakers group.....and create fantastic ones they create!!!!!!

good luck n regards,
Veda

srikars kitchen said...

Congrats on ur Awards & succeessful baking experi... looks perfect & yummy...

LG said...

@ Veda,
Yes MEME also passed, please take it at your convenience and interest.

I know how it feels to have a frisbee cake. I tried baking in microwave twice and trust me I ended up with a frisbee. It took me several months to adjust the temp in the current oven, well I had put it in a corner. Somehow I could not take that defeat! kept trying and finally I think I won. I will keep you posted if I ever win over microwaving the cake well.

notyet100 said...

congrats for the well deserved awards,..nd thanks for pasin tem to me,..caKE LOOKS REALLY YUUMMMY :-)WISH I was there to enjoy the cake,..miss ya,..tc,..

Priya said...

Congrats on ur Award LG...Ur bakes turned out awesome, am drooling now here for ur chocolate cake...Came to know more about u from 7 Meme...

Illatharasi said...

Amazing texture of the cakes.... mouthwatering cakes... well done baker ;)

Thank you so much for the shower of awards.... completely drenched by your love... thanks again!

Uma said...

Cake looks yum...and congrats on the awards..

Smitha said...

Super MEME ri!! Nim chocolate cake nodi bayalli neeru bartaide!! I have never managed to bake an egg-less cake!! Nim recipe try madtini.. thats is once i am back from vacation!!! matte thanks for the awards!!

Happy cook said...

For a new baker you cakes look fabulous and delicious. Wishing you manyè more baking succeses

Gayathri said...

Congrats for the awards.....Lovely cake hmm yummy :)........looks great and perfect.... :)

Uma said...

ooh, the cakes looks so tempting Lakshmi! Congrats on your well deserved awards. Enjoyed reading your meme.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your awards and your perfect cake too... Hey you dont seem to be like a novice cake has turned out perfect lovely texture too...

UjjU said...

Thanks ri! Ishtondu awards onde sati! Nyway, nimgu yeno kadidhe nanna blog nalli. :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Even I want to write like you one day that I too baked...great effort and congrats on ur success too:)
I am sending u a personal mail,pls check...
Thank you for passing the awards to me:D

Dibs said...

Wow ... its come out very well!

and thanks for all the awards :-))))

Jayashree said...

What lovely cakes!!! Congrats on the awards.

Vanamala said...

Congrats lg...
Nice cake...

Pragyan said...

Hey dear, congrats on the awards and thanks a bunch for passing them on to me...woo hoo..really appreciate it. :) Will post it soon..thanks, thanks and thanks :)

Sireesha said...

Congrts on the awards Lakshmi, thanks a lot dear for passing it on.
Nice to read about your meme..

chocolate cake has come out perfect..

Vani said...

Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing them to me! Sorry for the late response. Still in India but finally found time to catch up with emails/comments and even managed to put up a quick post! Hope you are doing well!

Shri said...

I am just treading into the baking world and am trying your delicious recipe of the eggless choco cake, looks yummy. This is in the oven and am with my fingers crossed...mmm!
Could you also plsssssss give the recipe of the Orange and raisin cake, my 2yr old loves raisins and this is going to be a good snack for him.