Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I baked this cake for my husbands birthday last month. Since the  joy of baking website has got lovely and trustworthy recipes I usually choose her recipes if Im not in the mood for 'experimenting'! The following recipe was an extremely easy 'mix and bake' recipe (and using no electric beater...yay!!)..........

I used a 23 cm cake tin. So ended up a bit thin. The 20 cms cake tin would have been perfect for this one.

tasted so moist and lovely...........but in my defense..... I did feel a bit guilty for choosing SUCH an easy recipe for his birthday!... :D

1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
75 grams unsalted butter (1/3 cup), melted
1 cup warm water(240 ml)
1 tbsp lime juice or vinegar .....(I used vinegar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Chocolate frosting:
6 ounces (170 gms) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy cream (35% butterfat)
1 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F or 177 deg celcius. place rack in the centre of the oven
  • grease a 8 inch(20 cm) square baking pan. line the bottom with wax paper 
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder,baking soda, baking powder and salt. use a hand whisk so that the ingredients mix well.
  • Add the melted butter and vanilla. 
  • add vinegar to the warm water and pour into the flour bowl. mix well till incorporated.
  • pour the batter into the greased cake tin and bake for about 20 to 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • cool the cake on a wire rack.
for the frosting:
  • place the chopped chocolate, butter and cream in a heat proof bowl.
  • place over a saucepan of simmering water and stir so that it melts.

  • remove from heat and cool to room temp until its of running consistency.

  • remove cake from the cake tin and place on a plate.
  • pour frosting over the cooled cake. let stand till the frosting has thickened.

  • the cake tastes best when its slightly warm. So dont serve it right outta the refrigerator.


Nandita Pai Shirali said...

Looks yummy Fa! Sure he would have loved it :)belated wishes to the Mr :)

Rafeeda AR said...

looks so so moist... wow...

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Cake looks so moist and delicious.

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Nupur said...

its just devilish...

divya said...

So tempting,looks fab

Vimitha Anand said...

Fab cake dear... loved ir

Arthy Suman said...

love this cake dear...

Lail Hossain said...

This looks delicious. First time on your blog and will be back.