April 25, 2012

Eggless dense & moist chocolate cake with buttercream frosting & caramelized almonds

eggless chocolate cake 1


Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
  2. Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Baking soda - 1 tsp
  4. Unsweetened cocoa powder - 6 tbsp ( 45 g )
  5. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  6. Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
  7. Hot coffee - 1/4 cup ( 1 tsp of coffee in 1/4 cup of hot water)
  8. Milk - 1/4 cup
  9. Yoghurt - 1/4 cup
  10. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Frosting :
  1. Butter -  1/2 cup (113 gms)
  2. Icing sugar /powdered sugar/ confectioners sugar - 2 cups (230 gms)
  3. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  4. Milk or light cream - 2 tbsp 
Caramelized almonds :
  1. Almond flakes - 100 gms
  2. Butter - 1 tbsp
  3. Sugar to taste (I used around 3 tbsp)
 Method :

1.   Preheat the oven at 170 C.  Grease & line up the parchment paper in the baking pan.

2.   Sieve together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder & sugar.  Make a well in the middle and add the wet ingredients one by one.  Fold it gently.

3.    Spoon the batter in the prepared baking pan & bake it for 30 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

4.   For the caramelized almonds : Heat the butter in the pan & add the almond flakes & sugar.  Keep stirring until its golden brown in color & caramelized.

5.   For the frosting :  Cream the butter till smooth & gradually add the icing sugar, vanilla extract & milk.  If desired, add more icing sugar & milk.

6.   Cool the cake completely & frost the cake with the buttercream frosting & with the caramelized almonds & cherries.

eggless chocolate cake 2

Happy baking :)


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