Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

After a no-bake dessert for V’s birthday I get back to baking a cake for myself.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

My biggest wish of all time is to have someone else bake a cake for me. I wish I could celebrate one more birthday at my mother’s place.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Till then I bake and cook for myself.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Ever since I cooked with wine a few weeks ago, I have been looking for opportunity to add wine to my creations.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

I came across this Death by Chocolate Mousse Cake and decided to replace the water with red wine.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

My initial plan was to top this cake with mousse as in the original recipe and enclose in a chocolate collar, then due to limited time & resources, it was changed to topping with ganache and finally that also didn’t happen and ended up sprinkling some powdered sugar.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

This made the cake a simpler but nevertheless a scrumptious version. I must say I didn’t regret it.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

It is worthy of being touted as the best cake I made.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Also I got a chance to practice ‘freezing motion’ shots with sprinkling of sugar.

Over to the recipe.

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: one 9-inch cake

10-12

Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Cake

A healthy and super-moist whole wheat chocolate cake

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, you can use olive or coconut oil too
  • 2 teaspoons of white vinegar
  • ¾ cup of red wine
  • 2-4 tablespoon of milk (if required, please see notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C. Grease and line a 9-inch spring-form pan or 8-inch square pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda, salt, and sugar directly in a medium bowl. In a 2 cup measuring cup or small bowl, measure and mix together the oil, wine, coffee, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork or a small whisk. When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. The batter may look curdled as the baking soda and vinegar react. Don’t worry, it is normal. Stir just until the vinegar is evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  4. Pour it into the prepared pan and put it in the oven right away. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool in the pan.
  5. Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar when ready to serve.

Notes:

adapted from here.

You can make it vegan by using coconut oil, and other vegan substitutes.

I found the batter to be very dry so I added 2 tablespoon of milk.

You can mix the dry ingredients in prepared baking pan and add liquid mixture. But I prefer preparing separately and pouring in the baking dish.

Coffee is added to intensify the chocolate flavour. It is a practice which I have been doing quite regularly now.

The cake is very fragile and tends to break easily. I recommend allowing it to cool in the pan completely and using a spring form pan. Also if you plan to serve it on a separate dish, then I suggest lining it too.

You can serve the cake without frosting plain or dusted with powdered sugar, or chocolate sauce/ glaze.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/09/29/eggless-whole-wheat-chocolate-wine-cake/

Sending the Wine Cake to Bake Fest # 35 an event originally started by Vardhini

  • Wow yummy. Preparation method are very specific and the pictures were excellent. Mouth-watering dish Deepali!

  • First time on your blog and absolutely love the photography. This recipe looks so interesting! :)