Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eggless Chocolate Cake



Summer Vacations are here!!! *a meek yay*
I love my daughter and all, but let me be honest - entertaining a kid at home is no child's play!!! I am at the end of my tether. She treats me like her play date.. and I get bored after a long play of 1 min! what to dooo?!! 

Thankfully, her summer school is starting soon! Both mother, daughter are eagerly waiting for it :)

To keep her busy, I’ve been cooking with her in the kitchen.. 
Result = Madam wants to cook something special every day! 

I am a big fan of Archana’s kitchen.. She has some very detailed videos of her recipes. I’ve never tried her recipes before, but plan to do so in the future. 
Anyways, I was watching one of her videos on Eggless Chocolate Cake, when my daughter saw it and wanted to make it(now that she thinks cooking is easy!). The recipe uses flax meal as egg replacement. I have been wanting to try flax meal as an egg replacement for a long time now, but was too skeptical to experiment. But in this video there was a pretty good explanation, which made me confident. 

Since I had flax meal on hand, we started getting ready to bake.
Only after we started, I realized that all the measurements were in grams!! I am only used to measurements in cups. I looked for a converter online, but the results seemed bizarre. 
Now those who have experienced it know, what it is to back out of a promise from a little kid! So not wanting to face that, I kind of assumed the measurements and went ahead with the cake, keeping my fingers crossed. Thankfully, the cake turned out moist and good. It was little low on sweet, which suited my taste. My daughter didn’t seem to like it so much initially, but liked them more the next day. 


Here’s the recipe - 

Ingredients 

All purpose flour - 1 cup

Softened butter - 1/2 cup - whole bar
Sugar - 3/4 cup - preferably powdered sugar

Milk - 100 ml

Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1/4 tsp

for egg replacement
Flax Meal - 2 tbsp
Water - 6 tbsp

Method

Mix flax meal with the water and set it aside for 10 min... the mixture will thicken and become gooey after 10 min.

Preheat oven at 350 F. 
In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, butter, baking powder, flax meal - mixture... beat till everything is combined. 
Add cocoa powder, milk. Mix properly. Add all purpose flour and beat until all the flour is incorporated properly in the batter. 

Grease your cake pan(8 inch - for a medium thickness cake), and bake for around 30 min or until a tooth pick/knife comes out clean from the middle of the cake. 


Transfer the cake into a serving plate.. cut a slice and enjoy!




Toddler Verdict - She didn't like it in the beginning, but loved it later


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