Eggless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache for a 2 yr old angel


I love all things chocolate and do I really need a reason to love chocolate??? certainly not. Over the weekend we had a birthday party to attend and it was for a cute little princess Olivia who turned two. I wanted to bake her something so that she can have it later so planned to do some cookies and a cake. Like always I was confused as to what to bake and all the recipes I had picked somehow I felt she may not like it. So my safest bet was chocolate, tell me who does not lov will not love chocolate? well it was a pure guess. And to my surprise she actually loved the cake and she is a chocoholic just like me:-) 


The cake was eggless and hence you don't need a beater to cream butter. Its really simple to put together and in a matter of 1 hour you can finish the cake and the ganache (dark chocolate & cream). It is the most simplest of recipes that I found and it came really handy to do. I was in such a hurry to click pics and hence I could not take decent ones.



My love for chocolate and baking did make me explore many cocoa powders in the market and after the Hersheys cocoa powder my recent and favorite find is the Green & Black cocoa powder which you see in the pic below. Its a great value and gives a rich chocolate bake that remains dark (that's how I love my chocolate cakes to be)


CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE {Eggless}

Prep & Bake time ~ 45 mins
Recipe Source ~ Joy of Baking
Makes ~ 6 inch cake
Serves ~ 4 generously

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 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

Method



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). 
  • In a greased 6 inch pan, stir together the dry ingredients - 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 combined and there is no lumps
  • 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.

DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE


Ingredients 

1 cup (170 grams) semi-sweet dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy cream(35% butterfat)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

Method 
  • Bring a saucepan of simmering water to boil and in a bowl add the ingredients, place it on the saucepan and mix well
  • Once melted let it thicken a little, take it from the saucepan and let it cool down
  • Once cooled down pour it on the cooled cake and let it settle down
  • Chill it in fridge for few minutes to set, cut and serve 

65 comments:

  1. sinfully delicious,adorably cute,would definitely grab a slice.

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  2. the cake looks so pretty !!

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  3. Chocolate & cakes, needless to say how i love it.. Such a pretty and very attractive cake sis..You have decorated the cake very beautifully,Lucky Olivia, no doubt she would have enjoyed ur cake very much.

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  4. OMG Priya! Love the 1st pic. It looks picture perfect. You are rocking with all these yummy desserts. I am so bad in baking...

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  5. Looks beautiful and yummy chocolate ganache.

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  6. Beautiful cake, olivia indeed a lucky girl.

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  7. Wow...Cake looks fantastic and I think these clicks are beautiful...It feels great when you make something for a person whose taste you dont know and they enjoy that to fullest...I have had such a moment and that will remain in heart forever..

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  8. wow...what a yummy & irresistible cake!!!

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  9. Cake looks simply sumptuous, delicious and mouth watering

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  10. That's very sweet of you to bake a cake for the little child. I am sure everyone would have admired it. Looks very perfect and delicious.

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  11. wonderful looking cake... mouth watering...

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  12. Priya, a good looking cake for an angel. Loved it. Olivia will be asking for more.

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  13. tats really sweet and thoughtful of u to bake the cake for her! and the cake looks amazing!

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  14. Want to try this soon.Lovely cake.:)

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  15. Always looking out for eggless recipes. This is surely a keeper. Bookmarking this.

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  16. Yummy cake priya and Sinfully delicious,i always love your perfection and your photography. I made kit kat cake foy my son's birthday with full of chocolates,soon i will post that.

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  17. Delicious and mouthwatering eggless chocolate cake. Lavishly prepared.
    Deepa

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  18. Wow yummy....... irresistible chocolate cake.

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  19. wow cake looks yummilious and am liking the fact that it is eggless :) looks so very tempting and awesome clicks dear :)

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  20. oh that is a delicious cake.. i made a very similar cake for my sister's daughter's birthday!!!
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  21. Looks inviting... Delish...
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  22. Amazingly beautiful..Simple and elegant decorations...Loved it Priya...Worth trying for an angel...belated B'day for her..

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  23. Amazingly beautiful..Simple and elegant decorations...Loved it Priya...Worth trying for an angel...belated B'day for her..

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  24. looks really chocolaty... i'm sure the little angel must have enjoyed dipping her fingers in... :)

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  25. Looks amazing. Great picture!

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  26. beautiful cake and so chocolaty... i'm sure that the little one must have enjoyed dipping her fingers into it and littering her face... :)

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  27. lovely choao cake and love the ganache:)super yumm:)

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  28. One look at that whisk dripping chocolate and i know its a heavenly cake!! awesome pics i must say

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  29. Beautiful Choclate cake... Lovely...
    Thanks for following me...

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  30. So beautiful cake dear...Am sure little Angel must loved it...So cute picture dear all clicks are fantastic and inviting...So beautiful cake dear...Am sure little Angel must loved it...So cute picture dear all clicks are fantastic and inviting...

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  31. soooooooooooooo beautiful and the pics are stunning; i know olivia must have enjoyed it a lot :)

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  32. it is so tempting.........lucky olivia :)

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  33. A lovely cake...beautifully made and clicked...Looks very yum

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  34. wow... needless to say about the chocolic cake Doll... Very lucky Olivia... tempting one... Enaku oru cake senju thanga Doll:)

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  35. beautiful cute cake. nice presantation

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  36. Happy Birthday little one....Thats a wonderful recipe priya, thank you for stopping by. Very happy to follow you back. i have one similar cake recipe but with eggs only...going to give this a try for sure

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  37. Awesome.... Beautifully made..

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  38. Delicious cake Priya,i hope ur little one totally enjoyed it...

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  39. beautiful cake.. Happy birthday Olivia

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  40. That's a sinfully chocolatey looking cake!!! Lucky Olivia ;)

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  41. It's just not the looks, but I had actually tasted this beautiful cake baked with love by Priya for my daughter Olivia.. yummy and definitely something for chocolate lovers..I had to make my peace with Olivia to get my share.. ;) Truly enjoyed by Olivia and us as a family..
    Thank you Priya..

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    1. Thanks Akka :-) you put a smile on my face, thank you hugs

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  42. It's just not the looks, but I had actually tasted this beautiful cake baked with love by Priya for my daughter Olivia.. yummy and definitely something for chocolate lovers..I had to make my peace with Olivia to get my share.. ;) Truly enjoyed by Olivia and us as a family..
    Thank you Priya..

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  43. very happy second birthday to your angel. do i need to say anything about cake. i have no words

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  44. Awesome. Love your clicks. Hope the little one loved it.

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  45. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  46. wow...what a yummy & irresistible cake!!!

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  47. Wow, that's a very beautiful cake..

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  48. Thats a very sweet gesture of you and the cake looks fab...the recipe is very similar to the chcolate cake I make but that has eggs in it :)

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  49. This is definitely a keeper recipe. I am sure it was finished in no time.

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  50. Beautiful cake.. Looks wonderful.. Perfect!!
    Stunning clicks da

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  51. Wow! yummy..and nice clicks.

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  52. Beautiful cake, Priya! I'm sure the lil princess loved it!

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  53. liked your second click priya.. and the cake is really beautiful..

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  54. Delicious cake n it shows the love with princess Olivia, well done dear...

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  55. Awesome cake Priya. you are so sweet dear , hope the little one enjoyed your cake.

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  56. such a lovely cake dear....yummy chocolatyyy....can imagine the smile on the little ones face and the brightness in her eyes seeing your cake...

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  57. Sinfully delicious cake and beautifully decorated. Wanna have a bite

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  58. Wow!! Mouthwatering picture .. Yummy

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  59. irresistible and tempting clicks too.

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  60. wow..so perfectly baked cake, looks gorgeous n delicious too! beautiful clicks dear!

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