Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe - Revisited


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After my recent post about egg substitutes, I tried using them to revisit my old eggless chocolate cake recipe! Eating a cake is sinful for some, but not with this recipe that uses whole wheat, no eggs, minimal butter and all the goodness of chocolate! Cakes and desserts don't necessarily have to be elaborate and high in calories - this simple, healthy and wholesome cake is a classic example of how you can indulge without being overly guilty! The ghiradelli chocolate that I used gives it a rich texture, and the applesauce and sour cream make it soft and smooth without using eggs! perfect for a weeknight dessert, this eggless chocolate cake recipe is for keeps!

Ingredients
1 cup wheat flour (or whole-grain pastry flour)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1.5 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup applesauce or 1/2 mashed banana
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sour cream
4 tbsp unsalted butter - at room temp
1 tsp vanilla essence

Note: you can skip the butter altogether if you use AP flour; but with wheat, you do need the butter to make the cake soft.

Method
Take a bowl and mix the sour cream, butter, applesauce (or mashed banana) and essence properly.

Seive the wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Now add this to the sour cream mixture and beat properly in one direction. Whisk continuously for 5-7 mins till the mixture starts to fold and form peaks.

Melt half of the chocolate chips in the microwave, then add this to the cake mixture. Add the remaining chocolate-chips and blend in to just fold everything together.

Preheat oven at 350 deg F.Grease a 9 inch cake pan with non-stick spray. Pour the mixture into it. Bake for about 20-25 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Microwave Method
You can also pour the cake mixture into small ramekins or microwave-safe bowls, then bake on high for 8 mins. Repeat this for another 8-10 mins, until the cake is done.

Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack. Then slice into wedges, dust with some powdered sugar, and top with a few berries. Serve this delicious Eggless Chocolate Cake to your guests, or indulge in a guilt-free dessert yourself!

Related Recipes:
Nankhatai - Eggless Almond Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Banana Bread or Cake


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44 comments :

Suganya said...

Thats a nice recipe. Mansi, This is my first time here. You have an interesting blog!

Jeena said...

Hey Mansi great recipe I bet lots of people who don't eat egg would love to hear about it! :)

Srivalli said...

Looks wonderful....Check out my Microwave Easy cooking event...its for sweets this month...if you are fond of cooking in microwave you can participate if you have time...thanks

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Mansi Desai said...

Suganya/Srivalli...thanks for your visits...hope u'd come back for more nice recipes!! srivalli, i'd love participating in your event..

Jeena, its so tasty and soft you wouldn't believe there's no egg in it! thanks for your support

Viji said...

heyy sounds interesting,and healthu too with wheat and eggless???wowww cool.......

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

What an interesting idea. If I don't make it for the party, I know I'll be making it at some time in the future.

Shella said...

Easy & great looking. Thanks for the quick dessert recipe

Ashu said...

hi Mansi, great recipe! Was searching for a microwave cake recipe! This is perfect! Will surely try it out!

Loved your health food section!

-Ashu

Visa for ALL said...

Hello Mansi, this is a really nice recipe. I have indeed bookmarked your blog & will keep coming back for more!! happy cooking!!!

Janani said...

this looks really nice! I was looking for a perfect eggless cake recipe and looks like I've found one!:)

-Janani

Anonymous said...

hi i got a wonderrful recipe from your site about the cake. my son loves cake very much now i can prepare it any time because it is of wheat flour and very healthy

~zeenat

N @ Shades of Life said...

Being vegetarian, health-conscious AND a cake-lover, I tried out your recipe and it worked great. Thanks. I have heard some people adding Coke to the cake mixture as well but they use sweetened condensed milk instead of plain milk. Do you think it would work in our recipe as well?

Mansi Desai said...

Hi, thanks for trying out my recipe, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I've nevr heard about adding coke to cake, though logistcally, it might work as carbonated drinks will give the rise to the cake while baking, and condensed milk will make it creamier and give it more softer texture.

Its new to me, but I'll try it sometimes and see how it comes out:)

Lisa said...

Delightful! I'm not much of a dessert person, but I'd happily eat a piece of this lovely cake.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Eggless choclate cake wow looks tempting.

Priti said...

Wow, thts a wonderful looking cake...so soft and delicious...

Maya said...

Eggless AND made with whole wheat - I think you have a winner!

Hima said...

This is a great treat for me mansi. Thanks for sharing an eggless cake. Hey btw, can you suggest what can I replace the sour cream with?

Roma said...

Thanks for this healthy variation of chocolate cake. Sure moms will be happy to give this one to their kids. Looks stunning!

Mansi Desai said...

Hima - you can try anything else from this list:
http://funnfud.blogspot.com/2008/08/eggless-recipes-baking-substitutes-egg.html

or simply use plain yoghurt instead of sour cream, and if that's not an option either, than just use 4 tbsp cooking oil.

hope this helps!

Sangeeth said...

great one girl...

Vibaas said...

Mansi, this looks delicious too. You have a great blog with lots of nice recipes. My first attempt in baking a cake was a disaster and i stayed away from baking after that. I just tried baking a cake last week and the result was decent. I think i will try this :-)

Dragon said...

Your plating is lovely. Great job!

Pearlsofeast said...

Mansi, sounds great with sour cream.I know how delicious it is.Great!!!

Madhuram said...

Wonderful and healthy cake Mansi. Like your new template too.

Sonu said...

Hi Mansi,
Love ur eggless cake!And ur article abt Alcohol is informative and very true. I would like to know more abt bad habit of smoking. I urge you to write sometime abt the harmful smoking as huge number of ppl smoke everyday.
Anyway, thanks for Cake recipe and useful article.

Miri said...

This is one great recipe Mansi - thanks for posting!

Miri

SMN said...

manasi nice recipe.. looks very nice

Vesper said...

Made this for dessert and it was very delish with mashed banana. Next time I will try applesauce just to see what the difference is.....Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello Mansi, should I be using 1 cup wheat flour + 1 cup APP or 1 cup of either?

Mansi said...

hi Anon - yes, 1 cup wheat + 1 cup AP; total 2 cups flour for this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your clarification. Made this for my FIL's b'day. Came out very well. Thank you!

Charlene said...

Hi! Great looking cake recipe. BUT my nephew who be 2 this Saturday is allergic to EGGS and WHEAT. Is their any substitute for the wheat flour that you might recommend because we want to make him his own birthday cake. Thanks alot.

Mansi said...

Charlene - are you looking for gluten-free recipe? or is All-purpose flour ok? if Yes, then just use AP flour instead of wheat flour and follow the recipe.

If you want to substitute both kinds of flours, I think you can use mashed potatoes. or even rice flour. Here are a couple links you might find helpful

http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/TIPSandSOLUTIONS/Wheat_Flour_Substitute.html

http://forum.lowcarber.org/archive/index.php/t-214051.html

Gopi Shah said...

Hey Mansi I tried this recipe....result is awesome. I always search for eggless baking recipe....look for more such recipes.

Mansi said...

thanks Gopi! glad you liked it:)

I just posted eggless Thumbprint Cookies today. Hope you like them too!:)

http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2008/10/thumbprint-cookies-sugar.html

kris662 said...

This cake sounds very tasty, so I'm gonna try this recipe!

Jillian said...

I tried this recipe and when I got to the step of combining the wet and dry ingredient there was so little liquid that I basically had clay. I am still trying to figure out what went wrong since I followed the directions for the mashed banana version.

Did anyone else have this problem?

Mansi said...

HI Jillian,

did you use butter at room temp, and whip it nicely with sour cream? generally, this mixture, along with melted chocolate should provide enough consistency...also, you are using the correct cup/spoon measurements, right? b'coz these are really important in baking, esp eggless baking....

here are a few other things you can try:
1. add 2 tbsp vegetable oil to the recipe right after adding melted chocolate
2. reduce the whole wheat flour to half cup instead of one
3. keep everything else the same and give it a shot again.

and remember, the more you beat the butter and sour cream, the better texture you'll get.

try this version and let me know how it goes, so i can update the recipe with the info. HOpe this helps!

YummyMangoTango said...

That looks so tasty

Archana said...

Making this today at a friends. WIll let you know how it turns out. I dont have sour cream, so using curd and will have to make my own sauce :). I live in India :)

Archana said...

OK, just made it. It was fantastic. Made a few changes.
added, milk, cream, yogurt :) and no soda. AS we had no bananas and applesauce. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Will post the recipe in my site soon :).BTW, made the changed because we did not have some of the ingredients.

trudilou said...

what is wrong with egg.. lots of minerals and vitamins in egg.. butter is purely saturated fat.. I think I would a egg in the recipe would be better than butter.. replace the butter with flaxseed - now that would be healthy.. and also cut down on the sugar too!!

sugun said...

Hello Mansi
That is a nice recipe which I tried but with not the same result. Cake is dense in the middle. I live in India & don't get GhiradelliChocolate in our markets & used unsweetened cocoa powder. Maybe due to lesser liquids cake texture didn't turn out well. Can you please give an alternative list with cocoa powder?

Thank you
Sugun