Monday, June 22, 2015

Eggless chocolate cake

I never miss out an opportunity to bake a cake and when I got to meet a friend of mine who was pregnant I baked her this super delicious and simple eggless chocolate cake with Nutella as a frosting .
When I searched my recipe diary , I got this easy recipe which I had written 4 years back.
As soon as I opened my diary and saw the recipe, it brought me old memories of my days in Bangalore when my son was a 7 months baby .He used to sleep a lot during daytime(don't ask me about nights! I had sleepless nights  as my kid will be awake at that time!) and I had some time to bake or cook few new recipes.I used to browse a lot and even referred a lot of magazines to try new stuff.And I started writing those recipes in my diary. I had no convection oven at that time and I used to bake my cakes in my microwave using trial and error method.After few bad outcomes I understood my microwave and finally arrived at the correct time for baking cakes.The results are not as you get in a convection oven but they were pretty decent and no one guessed that I used a microwave for baking the cake they ate!

Now that I have the convection,I tried this cake nearly after 4 years and the outcome was as usual a lovely moist and yummy eggless chocolate cake !

Preparation time:45 mins

All purpose flour/maida-1 and 1/2 cups
Sugar-1 cup
salt-1/4 tsp
Oil-1/4 cup
Cocoa powder-4 tsp
Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
water-1/2 cup

For topping:
Nutella-100 gms


1.Sift together flour,cocoa powder,salt and baking powder together.

2.Mix water,sugar,oil and vanilla extract till sugar dissolves completely.

3.Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture one tablespoon at a time.Mix well to form a uniform cake dough.

4.Grease a baking dish and pour the batter in to it and bake for atleast 30-35 min at 350F.

5.Let it cool and then top it with Nutella evenly and then serve.


*You can replace water with milk if you are not vegan.
*Similarly oil can be replaced by equivalent amount of butter.But oil gives best results for this cake.
*If using microwave then bake it at high power for about 4 to 4 and a 1/2 mins.Time changes with different models.Check for a toothpick to come out clean if correctly baked.
*You can also use 


  1. Awesome dear!Very very tempting recipe

  2. wow..cake looks luscious and creamy...drooling...

  3. chocolate cakes are my weakness!!! yummieee!!

  4. Wow!! Looks so soft and spongy!! lovely!!

  5. Lovely looking eggless chocolate cake! YUMMY!

  6. Delicious eggless chocolate cake I love it.

  7. Delicious & my favourite cake...........looks so spongy.