Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eggless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting




Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Newyear!!I baked this cake for Newyear.

This is my first attempt in frosting.Though it was shabbily frosted :(I loved the taste of the cake with ganache.
Its been a year since I bookamrked this recipe on Joy of baking website.I was really apprehensive in making the frosting from scratch.But this recipe is so easy to follow that even an amateur baker like me was able to manage.
There are too many good things in this recipe.First of all it is eggless and the next thing is it uses only one pan.Yeah!!We mix all the ingredients in the cake pan itself and pop it into the oven.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed), sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup (75 grams) unsalted butter, melted

1 cup (240 ml) warm water

1 tablespoon lemon juice (or vinegar)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Chocolate Frosting:

6 ounces (170 grams) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy cream (35% butterfat)

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature


Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven.

In an ungreased 8 inch (20 cm) square cake pan, stir together the flour, sugar, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the melted butter, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. With a fork, mix all the ingredients together until well blended.

Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.


Frosting: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let the ganache sit at room temperature until slightly firm (about one hour) and then beat the ganache until creamy smooth and light. With an offset spatula or knife spread the ganache over the cooled cake.

24 comments:

Devi Meyyappan said...

yummylicious!!!.. its very nice :)

Soma Pradhan said...

Egless choco cake looks delicious...my mouth is water seeing all the choco pics

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks delicious...

Abhilash said...

A delicious cake worth eating rather than viewing :)

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!ramya cake cooks yummmmmmmmy and delicious...my mouth is watering...gud job!

Tina said...

Softy and spongy choco cake....

priya said...

so soft, spongy and yummy cake makes me drool!!...tempting!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy delicious Choco Cake:) Can i have a bite please):)

Nithya said...

Wow.. this is yummy :)

simply.food said...

Absolutely chocolicious!!!!I love chocolate cake.

Gulmohar said...

Beautiful cake..looks spongy and yummy...:-)

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a delicious cacao delight you've got there!! slurp slurp, delicious cake to start the year!!! Have a nice week end!!!

Shri said...

I am drooling here, Ramya!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this looks heavenly Ramya...i loved its soft texture..and so tempting snaps.. :)

Sree vidya said...

Thanks Ramya for dropping in.
The cake looks sinfully delicious.
Will go through your recipes and follow your blog.

Sumathikarthikeyan said...

Yummy...One of my favourite.

I would like to share an award with you dear. Kindly collect it.

Ramya said...

Thanx devi!!

Thanx Soma!!

Thanx Somoo!!

Thanx Abhilash!!

Thanx Rekha!!

Thanx Tina!!

Thanx Simply food!!

Thanx Rachana!!Ofcourse yes u can have a bite :)

Thanx Nithya!!

Thanx Gulmohar!!

Thanx Akal!!

Thanx shri!!

Thanx lena!!

Thanx for dropping by my blog Sreevidya!!

Thanx for the award suma..Will post it soon:)

Ramya Manja said...

Hey Ramya,
Chocolate Cake Looks Inviting and sounds Alluring....Worthy of giving a shot.....

Great Entry...

Happy Blogging

Dajana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be glad to follow yours, too.
That cake is so scrumptious, moist and chocolaty, yummy

Padma said...

Looks so soft and fluffy Ramya. Nice try without eggs. Good to see your pic Ramya in the profile :)

Bergamot said...

Wow. This looks yummy

Faiza Ali said...

WOW !! looks so yummilicious..my kid would love this.

kittymatti said...

this looks perfect dear, should give it a try! nice baking...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks irresistible delicious:)