Thursday, 7 March 2013

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Lime Glaze

Every year, hindu devotees observe the Maha Shivaratree fast in honour of the Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratree, or usually called The Grand Night of Shiva is celebrated with much fervour in India and Mauritius alike (and I suppose all Hindus around the globe do as well). I am not too sure, if the traditions and customs in Mauritius are exactly the same as those in India, but as far as I know, the fasting process is almost the same. While some people choose to observe the 'savoury fast', that is, consume only savoury dishes, others prefer to observe a 'sweet one', consuming only sweet dishes, (I am not sure whether this applies to the fast observed in India).

I am also unaware in which category I fall! Maybe both! Since fasting is indubitably about abstaining from eating eggs and as I was craving for a chocolate treat, I baked myself this eggless chocolate cake! Moist! Chocolatey! Great in every way! Above all super quick and easy!! I call it the "Kids' Cake!"You'ld never know it didn't contain eggs! Oh, let us not forget the lemon glaze, which was barely there! I am not fond of icing sugar, but as the cake was a little bit 'nude' hahah, I decided to make a lemon glaze. You can always skip that part if you wish ;)





Equipment:
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoon
  • 8x8 square cake pan/a bundt pan
  • Oven
  • Whisk
  • Cooling Rack

Ingredients:

1. For the Cake:
  • 1¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetended cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp of cider vinegar

2. For the Lemon Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup of icing sugar (adjust if you want a white glaze!)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 175˚C/350˚F. Butter and flour pan.




  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, that is, the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix well.




  • Throw in, the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly to obtain a loose batter.




  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.




  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 




  • Let cool completely for 30 minutes on a cooling rack.




  • Prepare the glaze, by adding the lime to the icing sugar. 
  • Using a whisk, mix well to obtain a smooth glaze.
  • Pour lime glaze over the cake!
  • Cover with some sprinkles as you might desire! 




Happy Devouring!

9 comments:

  1. Clear step by step pictures and instructions.Your lovely cake makes me feel hungry :)

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    1. Hey Nisha, thanks again for the kind words ;) Told you, you should try them someday :D

      Btw, I've check your Liebster Award post, thank you for the lovely words.

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    2. Thanks dear.I love your blog and will always be a big fan of your blog :-) Happy Blogging!!

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    3. Hey Reva,jus an info..try participating in events by fellow bloggers if possible..so many will know about your wonderful blog.

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    4. I love your blog too, it definitely is more wonderful than mine! Love it, and love indian cuisine! Hmmm! Spices!

      Thank you for the advice, I've linked up my first post a few days back! But now that you're telling me, I should participate in the events more regularly ;)
      Thanks again :D

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  2. Looks so yummy and moist ! Love the recipe and will try to make it sometime :)

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    1. Hey Ruwani, thankyou for stopping by! Definitely try the cake, you'll love it! It was very moist indeed ! Let me how it turns out ;)

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  3. thank you for this amazingly yummy recipe. i tried it yesterday, but with less sugar than you have said. It's so delicious that i had to prepare it again today. ( Public demand.. :P)
    everyone loved it. I strongly recommend it. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Hey there!!! I'm so glad that you liked the cake ;)

      Thank you enormously for the feedback ;) Really really appreciate it ;)

      Happy Eating ;)

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