Friday, November 21, 2014

Nescafe Chocolate Cake (Eggless)

It is sincerely one thing to be crowned as a sensational baker, the other for people like me who baked once a while, is baking simple sweet pleasures (Chocolate Lave Cake Microwave & Banana Bread). Simplicity, if you have noticed, is not only my style to cooking, it is also my way to my simple life. Undeniably. I baked, as I have already repeated donkey a times, for getting a hang of it and not definitely for impressing anyone (Chocolate Chilli Cookies & Butter Cocoa Cake). The impressing I will leave it to the rest who badly need attention and to those who claim they are sharing recipes for fun (Chocolate Genoise & Classic Genoise) when in actual fact they are chasing after blogging fame and popularity. Otherwise, why would they literally die in the virtual world? Goodness gracious, wish people are simple in sincerity, then again, social media success potentially does open doors to major success. It will, trust me. So, keep chasing success but make sure you don't burn your ass. For me, let me put it like this. If fame comes my way, I of course will grab it. If it doesn't, life goes on, baking too will still take place at my own whims and fancy, and not because I want to perk up my baking success.  

Having said that, from the baking I have done so far, I have gained much further insights to cake cracking atop. Maybe its the oven temperature, maybe its the opening and closing of oven or other reasons I am not aware of. But no matter how extremely careful you are, I realise that cake does and will crack atop. My chef friend couldn't agree more. This Nescafe Chocolate Cake (Nescafe Ice Cream & Nescafe Glazed Custard Cake) did crack crack atop. Was I disappointed? Neh, whatever for? Its just a cake (Marble Cake & Chocolate Cheesecake) and not a crack on my brain or head. So, I wholeheartedly accepted the crack instead of feeling disappointed (Almond Brownies & Chocolate Rum Tart) I can't impress any of you. Aside to cracking, Nescafe Chocolate Cake, mind you turned out quite a fab. I said fab, and not fantastic okay?  Soft, spongy and attractively appealing, Nescafe Chocolate Cake is an absolute dessert moment treat. For vegetarians and non-vegetarians, please stop with debating that eggless vegetarian cake won't trill your sweet temptation (Mango Kulfi & Wajik/Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake, Mango Stick Rice & Honeydew Sago Dessert). Try this Nescafe Chocolate Cake of mine and you will know what I mean. 

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp Nescafe (optional - add more for a stronger coffee taste) 
1 cup yogurt/curd (I used the no frill basic yogurt)
3/4 cup powdered/icing sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup no smell/olive oil

Sift flour, cocoa and Nescafe twice.
Keep aside. 
Whisk and combine yohurt, sugar and vanilla. 
Add baking soda and baking powder, whisk and "don't disturb it" for 2 minutes.
Pour in oil, simultaneously fold the sifted ingredients.
Gently please while ensuring there's no lumps. 
Tip into a greased baking pan.
Bake at 175C for about an hour or until cake is cooked.
Remove, cool down and "cut-me-up".
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  1. Coffee and chocolate together? Amazing!! I would love to take a bite of that rich cake right away!

  2. Hi Nava, your eggless chocolate cake look very moist and chocolatey. Would love to have 2 slices now for my after dinner dessert. :)) Beautiful presentation. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a wonderful weekend,regards.

  3. Wow ! what a combo of coffee with chocolate,bookmarked it .Perfect for winter evening.

  4. Nava ,I agree with u on the bullet train issue :)
    Some people just look for cons now thats their problem not ours. I remember baking a marble cake and the crack really marred the whole look of it but here it looks like a zigzag pattern only.
    Olive oil and coffee combination thats unique sounds yumm...

  5. Hahaha! You're so cute, Nava! Well, it looks perfect to me & I'm sure it tastes superb too!

  6. I love how that cake looks! Hmmm, I don't think your at the basic level of baking :)

  7. I love chocolate cakes so much.. This picture makes me droool :D

  8. This cake looks great. I love chocolate. I have to give it a try. :)

  9. Cake looks amazing nava.With few ingredients and fantastic colour ,cake is ready for serving.

  10. I love the color and the flavor of this would be great with a cup of tea...
    Enjoy your weekend Nava :)

  11. Coffee - chocolate cake looks delicious. Wonderfully made..

  12. I agree with you about the cracks. All my cakes have a crack like that , or bigger ones on top. Your cake looks delicious and moist. The taste is after all more important. Coffee and chocolate is a wonderful combination.

  13. What a lovely cake, it looks so sticky and delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Awesome,looking veryyyyyyy tempting..
    Coffee plus chocolate wonderful & delicious combo....
    A treat for person like me who doesn't eat egg..

  15. coffee and chocolate yummm... the perfect combo :D

  16. Cake looks super yummy..loved the nescafe flavor.

  17. Coffee and chocolate are gr8 combo......... Ur cake looks super moist and tempting and wonderful.....

  18. cake is looking so dense and yumm pass me the slcie dear

  19. Really a wonderful treat for a coffee & chocolate lover like me...I'm going to try it for sure..

  20. Eggless cake? Very, very interesting recipe! :)

  21. This is definitely so yumm esp coz it has nescafe in it.. Thank u for sharing the recipe :)

  22. I am going to try this one, will update you the result.

  23. I got really a different type of recipe for Nescafe chocolate cake. I am loving it.

  24. Hi Nava,
    Your nescafe chocolate cake looks so delicious, I will make this sometime, bookmarked.
    Thanks for the recipe Nava.

  25. A piece of it with it with a scoop of ice cream is just perfect...


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