Jun 252014
 

I stumbled upon this recipe on the internet which is eggless, butterless and vegan. It is a sure shot no hassle super moist cake which can be made in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. No wonder it has been rightly named Wacky Cake. It has an interesting history which fascinated me and motivated me to try this recipe.

This recipe was born during war times and the economic depression when food was scarce specially eggs, milk, sugar and butter. It was during those crucial times this cake was introduced. Its fondly known as ‘War cake’. If you are new to baking then this is the cake which you should try because it doesn’t require any difficult steps. Its largely mix and bake. You can make this whenever you want to bake a cake using everyday ingredients without much effort. 

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degree Celsius (Learn more about Oven Temperatures and Conversions). Brush a 8 inch baking dish with cooking oil. Don’t forget to brush the sides. I am using a silicon Mould which works well. You can use aluminium mould, stoneware, ceramic and even borosil flat bottom dish. These all are oven friendly.

2. In a bowl put All purpose flour, Cocoa powder*, powdered Sugar or castor sugar.





3 . Also add baking soda and salt. Basically, put all dry ingredient together. Now gently mix all the dry ingredients for an even mixture.





 

4. In another bowl add Oil and Vanilla Essence.




5. Also add warm water and Vinegar to the wet ingredients and combine.




6 . Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. Ensure the flour is all moistened and its a lump free batter. Do not overmix**.




7. Pour the batter in the greased mould and tap to remove any trapped air bubbles. Immediately*** put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and if the stick comes out clean, your cake is ready.  If the batter sticks then cook for a few minutes longer and check again with toothpick.

8. Remove it from oven and let it come to room temperature before unmolding it. You can frost this cake with your favourite icing. Or dust with some confectioner’s sugar and slice as it is and serve with your favorite cup of tea or coffee.

Other cakes you can try are: Sorghum and Wheat Flour Persimmon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Fresh Mango Cake with Vanilla and Chocolate CollarFestive Orange Blueberry Pound CakeVanilla Cake with Pomegranate Syrup Lemony Pound Cake with Lemon FrostingEggless Orange Cake with Candied Orange Peel FillingApple Raisins Streusel BreadPersimmon Rum CakeEggless Mediterranean Semolina CakeEggless Almond Vanilla CakeEggless Black Grape Cake with Strawberry Jam GlazeVegan Chocolate Banana CakeChocolate Vanilla Marble CakeSurprise Heart Inside CakePumpkin Cake RollsWacky Vegan Chocolate Cake. Apricot & Almond Cake 

 
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Wacky Vegan Chocolate Cake
Serves 6
Eggless, butterless, vegan and moist Chocolate cake which requires very few every day ingredients from your pantry.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 cup Castor Sugar****
  3. 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder*
  4. 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  5. 1/2 tsp Salt
  6. 5 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  7. 1 tbsp Distilled White Vinegar*****
  8. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  9. 1 cup Warm Water
  10. Confectioner's of Icing Sugar to sprinkle on top.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degree Celsius Brush a 8 inch baking dish with cooking oil. Don’t forget to brush the sides. I am using a silicon Mould which works well. You can use aluminium mould, stoneware, ceramic and even borosil flat bottom dish. These all are oven friendly.
  2. In a bowl put All purpose flour, Cocoa powder*, powdered Sugar or castor sugar.
  3. Also add baking soda and salt. Basically, put all dry ingredient together. Now gently mix all the dry ingredients for an even mixture.
  4. In another bowl add Oil and Vanilla Essence.
  5. Also add warm water and Vinegar to the wet ingredients and combine.
  6. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. Ensure the flour is all moistened and its a lump free batter. Do not overmix**.
  7. Pour the batter in the greased mould and tap to remove any trapped air bubbles. Immediately*** put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and if the stick comes out clean, your cake is ready. If the batter sticks then cook for a few minutes longer and check again with toothpick.
Notes
  1. *Cocoa powder is not same as Drinking chocolate. Use unsweetened Cocoa powder.
  2. **If you over mix the batter the gluten inside the flour will develop and will give you a chewy bread like cake and we dont want that.
  3. ***Once you mix the dry and the wet ingredients, immediately put the dish for baking in the oven for the vinegar starts reacting with the baking soda and the process of rising starts.If you waste time you may not get a moist well risen cake.
  4. ****Confectioner's Sugar or Icing sugar is nothing not finely powdered sugar which you can easily do at home in your dry mixer. You can even use Cheeni ka Bura.
  5. *****You can use lemon juice incase you dont have vinegar. Even Apple Cider Vinegar will also work instead of white distilled Vinegar.
  6. You can even use espresso coffee instead of water for a choco mocha taste.
Adapted from Chef In You
Adapted from Chef In You
The Secret Ingredient http://www.thesecretingredient.in/


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  1. Afreen Usman says:

    Interesting way to make a cake, must try!!