Amaranth Chocolate Cake

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Amaranth Chocolate Cake is an eggless cake using a mix of all purpose flour and amaranth flour. It is topped with Spiced Pear in white wine.

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.

Amaranth Chocolate Cake with Spiced Pear

Perfect cake for 2 with healthy ingredients. It is for those days when you crave indulgence in moderation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 5 inch cake

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Grease & line a 5 inch mould.
  • In a bowl sift all the dry ingredients except sugar.
  • 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.
  • Let it cool down at room temperature.
  • At the time of serving, top with spiced pear & sauce.

Notes

minimally adapted from Baking Flavours
You can use 1 cup sugar for a sweeter cake

Join the Conversation

  1. 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!

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

  2. Am a great fan of ur clicks like to learn some photography tips from u..

    1. Sure. Do send me an email (from contact page) and I will revert to help clarify as best as I can.

  3. Such stunning pictures ! The cake looks super delicious :)

    1. Thank you Anjana. :)

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

    1. Thanks Valentina and it sure was delicious.

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