Eggless Chocolate Walnut Cake | Happy Valentines Day
Valentine always make me want Brownies. This year was no different. But time & weight watch doesn’t let me indulge in this often. Most of the baked goodies are eaten by me or V with kids hardly eating more than few spoonful. So I not only have to watch my own weight but V’s also.
I am still very tempted to make a brownie though. :) And you might see it soon here.
Coming back to the cake, I made one version of this cake last year for my friend’s birthday in office. It was a huge success. So much so that I got orders for this cake. I have recommended this cake to many who wanted eggless cakes and every time the feedback has been great.
Few weeks ago when I was meeting my dear friend & blogger Tes, I decided to bake her a Chocolate Walnut version of the same cake. And from the feedback I got from her, it was loved by her too!!
So this is one cake which is loved by all! Any version is a delight to eat! Go ahead and make this to please everyone around you.
Choco Walnut Cake
|1||cup of all purpose flour|
|1||cup of home-made curd|
|¾||cup of granulated sugar|
|½||teaspoon of baking soda|
|1¼||teaspoon of baking powder|
|½||cup of olive oil|
|1||teaspoon of vanilla extract|
|½||cup of cocoa powder|
|½||cup of chopped walnuts|
|1.||Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease and line a 6 inch round pan. Sift cocoa powder & flour together 2-3 times.|
|2.||In a large bowl, beat the sugar and yogurt for 5 minutes on high speed. Add baking powder and baking soda, beat in on low, and allow to stand for 3 minutes. You will find that bubbles appear. Beat in the oil and vanilla extract to the curd mixture. Slowly add the flour mixture in 4 lots, blending in well after each addition.|
|3.||Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 170-180°C and bake for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.|
|4.||Cool the cake for 30 minutes and then overturn onto a plate. Wait for at least 2 hours before slicing it, else it doesn't slice neatly.|
If you want to add dried fruits and nuts in the batter than slightly roast them and coat in flour before adding.
I used oil for my cake.
Like a quickbread it is best to slice the cake next day.
I have realized that the baking time in OTG & convection microwave oven may vary. I bake in convection mode of my Microwave and hence timing are according to that. eg this cake takes 25 minutes at after reducing temp 170°C in the convection mode, but it takes much lesser in OTG. So please monitor time based on the appliance you are using.