Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Easiest Eggless Cake Ever!

For us, cake stands for: Cant Avoid, Keep Eating!

They are the cynosure of a birthday party (more than the kid at times!), the crowning jewel of many weddings and an irresistible indulgence if you like to sink your teeth into this fluffy fulfillment! Have it in its most decadent form as a moist piece of spongy sin or go wild with icing, whipped cream, chocolates, fruits and nuts! In any form, shape, embellishment or not, a good cake is truly hard to resist!

Besides, there is the conundrum of adding eggs. I think fellow vegetarians can identify with us on this one :) So we saw this awesome recipe online, tweaked it a bit and gave it a try. So here it is, the EASIEST eggless, butterless chocolate cake you'll ever bake! We baked one for N's birthday and she was pretty impressed! Here's a peek.

Ingredients:

1.5 cups All purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 whole orange's zest
P.S - Do not miss on the orange zest. . In N's words: The zest brings such a zest to the cake. This said with a priceless, 'I'm going to binge on this' expression ;) My wife is very talented with words, I must say!
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Mix the dry ingredients well.

3. Add the oil and milk and mix. There is no need to over-mix. So no food processor, no mixer....how much easier can it get ;)
4. In a greased baking tray, pour the mixture evenly and let it bake for 25-30 mins. Check on it regularly using the 'poke the knife' trick. For those who dunno this secret, elaborate trick ;), here you go: take a butter knife and gently pierce through the cake and take it out slowly. If the knife comes out clean, you can turn the oven off.

5. Take it out and allow it to cool for a few minutes. In the meantime, you can either decide on the adornment (whipped cream, fruits, icing, chocolate glaze) or choose your weapon to guard it from predators :) like N who can never resist a cake. She was plain trouble wanting to eat the cake then and there. Sigh, the things I had to do to keep the cake intact until the clock struck 12. It was like entertaining a kid! And we had ours with whipped cream. Want another look?














33 comments:

Nags said...

this is sooo cool, butterless and eggless?! i have to try this once i get my hands on an oven :)

Sagari said...

cake looks very moisttt

PG said...

That's a good recipe! I have never tried an eggless cake.
I have tried eggless muffins, but more out of chance as I did not have any at home, but badly needed the muffins. I guess the soda does the trick.

Arundathi said...

wow - no butter? that's quite cool!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking cake! Great!

Cheers,

Rosa

sowmya said...

cake looks wonderful..indeed easy...will make it this weekend..

Purnima said...

A&N tks for ur lovely comment, I reside in Kuwait, but am currently in Mumbai for kids vacation, hence cant publish the comment. Wd b only in aug..u hv a lovely place n beautiful writeup. tks for visiting my space, ur kodbale looks yum.

Ranjani said...

that's a nice looking cake! I'm constantly looking for eggless cake recipes, so I'm definitely going to try this!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Good to have this options! Your description on the blogger page made me laugh, very nice blog!

A&N said...

@ Nags: I know! The butterless idea seems so comforting :)

@ Sagari: It was indeed moist! And thanks

@ PG: Ya, we think the soda does the trick too. Do try it and let us know how it came out :)

@ Arundathi: Ya, like I was saying earlier, making it butterless feels less guilt conscious ;)

@ Rosa: Thanks! It feels good to have you reading our blog. You bake so well :)

@ Sowmya: Let us know how it came out!

@ Purnima: No problems! Thanks so much for the compliments.

@ Ranjani: Yo! fellow Hotlanta blogger :) Thanks!

@ Clumbsy Cookie: Good to hear from an ace baker like ya!

Sameera.. said...

hey a&n the cake loooks so yummmy ! i'd def try it !
its such a matter of contrast - you made something sweet this week,while i made something absolutely savory(the dhokla) !
do check it out ! :) and lemme know what u think about it !
Rgds,
Sam...

Anjali said...

Nice blog here and you sound like a cute couple. Way to go!

Sameera.. said...

hey a&n .. ive added you to my blog-roll ! welcome aboard !
Rgds,
Sam...

Sireesha said...

There is something Waiting for u at my blog :))
Cake looks very moist and yummy......

Jyothsna said...

Cool, it's eggless, butterless....are we asking for more?

Maheswari said...

Healthy cake..:D.Neer thought i would say "healthy" in front of cake.Yours made me say it, butterless and eggless.Loved the moist cake.Loved your profile description.Thanks for visiting my blog.Regarding your question abt pudding : I never made pudding with out jello , It is so easy.In india they use china grass.Will check and let you know if there is a way around it without jello.

sra said...

Happy birthday, N! The cake looks yummy!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow .. no butter ... good for weight watchers

Lauren said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I find chocolate cake to be one of the easiest recipes to adapt to a vegan diet (I'm not vegan but have many vegan friends). Do you have egg replacer where you are? If so, it's worth a try for recipes like these.

Sameera.. said...

hey a&n check out my besan vadis - and lemme know what you think of them !
http://foodiiee.blogspot.com/2008/06/quick-besan-wadi-for-last-minute.html

Madhavi said...

wow cake looks yummmmmyyy!!!!

Cakelaw said...

This looks fab! There are always times when I unexpectedly run out of eggs, so having a good eggless cake recipe is a blessing.

Shreya said...

lovely looking cake, nandu! just awesome that it is butterless and eggless:-) thanks for the recipe.

Asha said...

Never tried Eggless cake, looks wonderful!:))

A&N said...

@ Anjali: Thanks a ton!

@ Sameera: Hey :) Thanks a lot for that gesture. You are on ours too!

@ Sireesha: Thank you so much for the award!

@ Jyothsna: Totally!

@ Maheshwari: Thanks for that info! We will look for more info too!

@ Sra: Thank you Sra! It was my fake bday ;)But who cares when your husband is planning a cake and a gift, right? :D

@ Vegetable Platter: Absolutely!

@ Lauren: I loooooove anything chocolate. We've tried flax seeds and it was a so-so cake. But we are going to try other stuff soon!

@ Madhavi: Yes, it was yummy! :) thanks

@ Cakelaw: We have that problem everytime. Especially for all those late night cravings ;)

@ Shreya: Thanks so much, Shreya! :)

@ Asha: Thank you, Asha! Hopefully, you try it sometime :)

Archy said...

Wow, cake looks so yum !! Shall try this cake, do i need to grate or cut the orange zest ?

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

That's one cool cake...thanks for talking bread with me!! Off to browse coz I'm quite inclined to the veg side of life...

The Caked Crusader said...

Looks a lovely texture - doesn't miss the egg at all.
Yum.

Usha said...

Hi,This is my first visit to your blog,you have a nice one,Good recipe for eggless cake,I do a lot of eggless baking too so may try this sometime.

A&N said...

@ Archy: Glad you are considering to give this cake a try :) We grated the orange zest.

@ Deeba: My wife made those muffins before I baked the 'bread'. The next post will be the 'bread', I promise :)

@ Caked Crusader: Thanks :) We made up for the lack of eggs with tons of whipped cream on top :D

@ Usha: Welcome to our blog and thanks a lot for checking it out :) Hopefully our posts will keep you interested in future :)

MaryAthenes said...

Hi,
I love the idea of an eggless cake !

Sunshinemom said...

This one is again too good! Wonder how I missed out your blog (Clap on the forehead for me!!)Regular from now on:)

Anonymous said...

Hi N and A,
Loved your blog!

Planning to bake a cake for the first time !
I have a convection oven, can you please suggest which baking dish is the best?
ceramic/borosil/silicone/metallic baking trays?