Saturday, January 7, 2012

Easy-peasy Chocolate Cake - Happy Birthday Sis!!! :-)

Today is my sister's birthday and I baked this chocolate cake to celebrate it :-)  How I wish I could walk across the street (and not having to fly for 4 hours + spend 3 hours at the airport), feed her and see her relish the cake!

Happy Birthday!

The specialty of this recipe is that it is absolutely eggless (Yes, no need to think of substitutions for egg! Isn't that wonderful?) and free from butter! Plus, there are no fancy ingredients and I am quite sure you'll have all the stuff stocked in your kitchen at most times. Although there is oil being used, I would soon be trying it out with half prune extract and half oil and I believe (from my prior experiments) that wouldn't significantly affect the quality of the end-product. Will update y'all with the results.


I replaced 3 tbsp oil with prune essence and used just 1 tbsp oil and there was absolutely no difference to the taste or texture! Yum-yum-yummy!!!

Take a bite, please!

Things You Need -

Dry Ingredients -

Flour (I used Whole wheat) - 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking soda - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp

Wet Ingredients -

Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup ( (I used 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar as I didn't have enough white sugar!)
Vinegar (White or Apple-cider vinegar or simply concentrated lemon juice) - 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Chocolate chips - 2 handfuls ( I like mine to be really chocolatey...Ummm :-)

Birthday Cake for Dear Sis!

Procedure -

The recipe is so simple! Sift and combine the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Whisk together the wet ingredients in another bowl. Add the dry to the wet. Whisk well. Add in some (a handful) chocolate chips finally and mix once slightly.

Line a baking dish and pour the mixture (it's kinda watery and not thick unlike usual cake batter, but don't panic, all is well!). Sprinkle some more (another handful) chocolate chips.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 deg Celsius for about 35-40 minutes. When tested with a toothpick, it might be a bit moist. Decorate with Icing of your choice!

So soft and delicious!


  1. Looks delicious..U have made it perfectly..Yummy


  2. Thanx de!!:):) I took a bite from the monitor:P:-D

  3. That is one healthy Chocolatey cake; Happu Birthday to yous sister.

  4. The cake looks delicious!!Very happy Birthday wishes for your sis - she is really lucky to have a lovely sister like you:)Wish i could grab a bite too!

  5. wow thats looks so yummy, appetizing!.

  6. Happy Birthday to your sister! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love chocolate cake and if it's healthy so much better!!!

  7. Hmmmm Yum, they are soft like sponge, well done..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  8. Happy Birthday to your Sis! What a lovely birthday cake. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I really don't think you could cook the brownies on top of the stove - they would scorch. Better to bake them. Hope you give them a try. Please come again soon.

  9. super moist cake and belated birthday wishes to your sis !!same pinch too,it was my birthday too on 7th.
    Erivum Puliyum

  10. So simple and easy? Wonderful.

  11. It's indeed a soft and yummy eggless choc cake!!!


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