Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spiced Chocolate Cake | Egg free, Butter free

 
" The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting  happiness from common things "
                                                                                                  Henry Ward Beecher

"Amma,I feel like you prefer preparing something special for appa but not for me" is a naughty complaint from my son these days. My ego monster didn't let me stay quiet. I said "No way. There is equal importance to everybody "

 


With my Motherhood in me pushing, decided to surprise him with a sweet delight,when he is back from school , just to keep him happy for the time being.

Without pinching much on health factors, some dessert was the idea behind this cake.The slight bitterness from the chocolate and a surprise hint of spices was a worthy effort cheeky.

 


 

" I can't resist myself,can I have some more? "  was the verdict from my son.
I could realize a huge, triumphant grin with satisfaction was flashing on me.
That was absolutely fantastic moment as a proud mom.
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Not to forget, this one is egg free and butter free.

 


 

Ingredients


Whole wheat flour ................................. 1/2 cup
All purpose flour ................................... 1/2 cup
Baking soda .......................................... 1/2 tsp
baking powder ..................................... 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder................................... 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder ...................................... a pinch
Mild chilli powder .................................... 1 big pinch 
Salt ....................................................... a pinch
Dark brown sugar ................................... 1/2 cup * see notes
Unsweetened cocoa ................................ 2 tbsp
Buttermilk ................................................ 1 cup
Vegetable oil ............................................. 1 tbsp
 

Method

 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9 inch cake pan
  3. Combine all the dry ingredients and sift together well.
  4. Mix butter milk and oil together.
  5. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  6. Pour it to the cake tin and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
 Notes
 
  •  I like mine to have a slight bitter taste. If you have a sweet toth, increse your sugar quantity a bit more.
  • Oven timings vary from oven to oven . So have an eye on the cake after 20 minutes.




 




 
 

9 comments:

  1. If I am topping it with chocolate ganache....will the combination taste good

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    1. Dfinitely , that will be a double treat !

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  2. Hw much time it will take in microwave

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  3. I love this treat! I'm glad it got your son's approval, that's the most important part. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Hi! This looks very good! Can I use regular milk instead of the buttermilk?

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  5. We love making our children happy. That cake would win anyone over. I love chocolate, and this cake would sure make me happy!

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