Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

I am here with the Amaranth Chocolate Cake recipe which I promised in last week’s post.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Lately I have been seeing a lot of Gluten Free recipes using Amaranth Flour. Though we have no medical reason to follow a gluten or whole grain diet but V has started avoiding Refined (All purpose) flour with a vengeance.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

He would eat also and then crib for feeling sleepy & not fresh due to eating refined flour.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

So I have slowly started moving towards whole grain including Whole Wheat & Amaranth especially in Baking.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

I must say it was my first trial at using Amaranth & I loved it. I would be incorporating more of it in my baking now.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear

The taste was rich, soft & just perfect sweetness. I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup as we prefer less sweet and I was going to top it with spiced pear in white wine.

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with SPiced Pear

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 5 inch cake

serves 2

Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with SPiced Pear

Perfect cake for 2 with healthy ingredients. It is for those days when you crave indulgence in moderation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of amaranth flour
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of coffee concoction (1 cup boiled water + ½ tablespoon coffee powder)
  • 3/4 cup of castor Sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Grease & line a 5 inch mould.
  2. In a bowl sift all the dry ingredients except sugar.
  3. In another bowl mix all the wet ingredients along with sugar. Now fold dry ingredients into the wet. Pour this mixture into a greased tin and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down at room temperature.
  5. At the time of serving, top with spiced pears & sauce.

Notes:

minimally adapted from Baking Flavours

You can use 1 cup sugar for a sweeter cake

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/09/01/eggless-amaranth-chocolate-cake-topped-spiced-pear/

Sending this cake to Bake Fest # 35, an event originally started by Vardhini

  • I have never cooked with Amaranth before.. definitely curious to know what these delicious chocolate cakes taste like with the different flour. I have to recreate the recipe!

    • Even my first attempt at cooking with Amaranth & I quite enjoyed the fact that it is guilt-free.

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  • Such stunning pictures ! The cake looks super delicious :)

  • This is absolutely beautiful. And I’m sure, delicious. :-)