November 30, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Espresso Cake ~ For Blog Hop Wednesdays

Chocolate Espresso Cake

This is the first time I’m using coffee in a cake though I had wanted to do so for some time now....   Ever since hubby dear who is a coffee addict bought the coffee maker to enjoy his daily cuppa I wanted to play matchmaker to both coffee and chocolate.....     I got my chance during this week when I hopped off to Vidya’s blog for this week’s Blog Hop Wednesdays. I would describe her space as most Picturesque !!!!    If you want to eat with your eyes and feel satiated just by looking into a picture, I would point you to her space without thinking twice about it.



When I followed the recipe trail, I was very happy to note that it is basically a Ina Garten’s Recipe.....    I had already tried a few cakes of hers which I’m yet to blog about and was very much impressed with the outcome of it.
When I set about baking the cake found out that I did not have any eggs. I had no intention of going out in the lashing rain and getting drenched but luckily I had half a can of condensed milk in the fridge so quickly I set about converting it into an eggless one.
Unfortunately while this cake was baking there were frequent power cuts on and off... Crying faceI started worrying about the result of the cake as it had not happened to me previously. I just prayed that it turned out well as I know that my better half would love it very much. Fingers crossed Though the cake was done and perfectly soft and moist as you can see for yourself it was not firm enough which I think could be because of the infrequent baking timings due to the power cut. As I predicted he felt so happy after a bite from the piece that I reserved for him. The rest of the cake was totally gone within minutes shared between the boys and their friends in our apartment as that day was declared holiday for the schools by the Government.


Eggless Chocolate Espresso Cake

Recipe Source : Here.
(Print this Recipe)

 

You’ll need:

  • All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Buttermilk – 1/4 cup
  • Condensed milk – 1/2 can (200 gms)
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil – 1/2 cup
  • Freshly brewed hot coffee – 1/4 cup



Method

Preheat the oven @ 180 Deg C. Prepare a baking tray by greasing with butter and flouring it and keep it ready.

Sieve together dry ingredients like all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt together. Add sugar in the end and whisk well.

In another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients like buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla essence and condensed milk. The mixture might appear a bit curdled but not to worry.

Slowly mix in the wet ingredients mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined. Now beat in the brewed coffee and whisk well.

Pour the batter in the prepared tray and bake for 40-45 min or until a tester comes out clean.

Let the cake cool well in a wire rack before you could slice up and serve. Perfect treat for coffee lovers and also perfect to enjoy with your Cuppa too.


Notes:

  • Oven timings may vary accordingly
  • You can also do this without coffee if you do not care for the flavor.

This is off to the Blog Hop Wednesdays ~ Week 10 and do take a moment to check our fellow blog hoppers on what they have come up with here. This is also off to Vardhini’s Bake Fest and to Siri’s Healing Foods ~ Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes hosted by Sridevi.

44 comments:

  1. Moist & absolutely yummy & gorgeous!!! Sigh..im so missing the blog hop... :(
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. superb!! i simply loved it.. its so mosit i can feel like its melting in my mouth already :)

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  3. Very moist and softy moist cake..Drooling...

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  4. Mouth watering and superb clicks!!!!

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  5. Yum, quite an addictive and prefect cake for chocoholic person like me..

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  6. Moist, soft ..Totally delicious Radhika

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  7. Love the texture here Radhika looks so yummy ...will try this recipe:)

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  8. Superb...
    Its so moist and soft.Lovely :)

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  9. wow...looks so moist Radhika!!!bookmarking this too.

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  10. The cake looks delicious... the one like that melts in your mouth... too good!

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  11. radhi, you are definitely carving a niche in baking awesome

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  12. Radhi, you are carving a niche for yourself in baking lipsmacking it looks

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  13. Super espresso cake Radhika! Looks deliciously moist. Something I've always wanted to try - maybe now is the perfect time to do so in the upcoming festive season! Thanks for your lovely comment on my post :)

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  14. thats such a moist cake. I never get to achieve such gorgeous dark colour.

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  15. superb and mouthwatering cake...

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  16. Cake looks so elegant and super delicious. Tempting clicks too.

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  17. Looks so moist and coffe cake is always a winner!

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  18. Looks chocolaty! Rads which coco brand do you use?

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  19. Tempting! Looks alluring with its lovely texture!

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  20. That cake looks super moist.....I tried an eggless zebra cake the other day but though the cake tasted great, my stripes dint come out well....next time hopefully....

    Regards,
    Manju
    Http://manjusdelights.blogspot.com

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  21. that looks so good, I love coffee in cakes :)

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  22. wow...this looks so moist n delicious...loved it !!!

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  23. Cake looks so soft and moist.Loved the way you saved the cake without the eggs.

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  24. Love anything with chocolate. Love it raadhika.

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  25. nice bake radhika, inspite of aLL the power breaks it had to endure has turned out soft and moist

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  26. I don't drink coffee usually, but love it in baked goods. This looks so really good!

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  27. OMG that's a splendid looking cake. Fell in love with the shots.

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  28. Most of the days when I don't have condensed milk at home & come across baking recipes using it, I wonder how I can best substitute it.............................. please help :)

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  29. OMG its so delicious. Love the pics so much hat I almost forgot abt the recipe.

    Delicious cake.

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  30. I chose this cake because my nephew has a severe egg allergy. Little did I know this cake would be a hit with everyone! My nephew hasn't stopped talking about it days later and others have said it was the best chocolate cake they have ever eaten. I think I have to agree. So moist and delicious! Thanks :) You have made someone who can't normally eat cake very happy...

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  31. i come from a vegetarian family and was very happy to see the recipe.the cake turned out to be perfect and everybody loved it....if possible i would have definitely uploaded the pic of the cake as well...tku so much Radhika...Now i want to try out your dates cake..

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    1. Thank you so much for coming back to give the feedback. Glad it came out well. Do try the eggless dates cake. I promise that you will not be disappointed.

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