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Eggless Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache [Video]

Rich, moist, indulgent, sinful and delectable eggless Chocolate Cake covered with a smooth dark Chocolate Ganache. This cake is perfect for birthdays and special occasions. It is easy to make and super delicious.

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eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

This is the BEST eggless chocolate cake EVER!!!

And the family agrees.

This year when I asked both Raj and Gee if I should bake them a cake, both of them just shooed away the thought and asked for different things. I made those other things, but it did not feel like a birthday if I did not bake a cake. So here's the best Birthday cake I ever made.

Recently, my baking has been a little bit of a failure - super healthy cakes that tasted not so delightful, a tray of freshly baked brownies that saw the floor before they saw the mouth and a cake that tasted like groundnut more than vanilla thanks to the groundnut oil I used. So this cake had to be a success. It was, after all, the birthday of the two people who make up my life.

This cake is everything you ever imagined a Chocolate Cake should be. It is eggless, yet moist. It is rich, dark and deeply chocolatey. Top it with the dark chocolate ganache and the cake becomes sinful and indulgent. Basically, this cake kicks the ass of any other birthday cake.

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

To make this Eggless Chocolate Cake

Firstly, we need to bake 2 layers of cake. I do not use box mixes, so this cake is made from scratch.
The cake is made from simple easily available ingredients. A few things that make this cake rich and moist:

Oil instead of butter. We want a moist and dense cake instead of a light and crumbly cake. And my pro tip, use a flavorless oil, unless you like the flavor of oil. Last time I used groundnut oil and it had an aftertaste that I could not get rid off.

Condensed milk. This is my favorite egg replacer in all eggless cakes. The condensed milk manages to hold the cake together like nothing else does. I always use sweetened condensed milk, so I tend to use less sugar instead.

Yogurt. Again, this makes it moist while adding a creaminess to the cake. You will never taste the sourness of the yogurt, but it does add another dimension to the flavor.

Coffee. Coffee has time and again been used in dark chocolate cakes, and with good reason. Coffee brings out the flavor of the chocolate and makes the cake taste more chocolatey. It enhances the darkness of the cake too, in flavor and color, if you know what I mean.

I baked the cake at night and frosted them the next day morning. The cakes need to completely cool before you frost them, else the ganache will melt. While all my cakes dome in the center, this one did not really. I mean it did, but ever so slightly. So while frosting the cakes, I sliced the top off to level them.

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

The cake tasted AH-MAZING with the chocolate ganache, so I really wish you make it too.

The ganache is made from only 3 ingredients, so be nice to me and yourself, and make it. Use the best quality dark chocolate bar, your favorite one. I used a regular sweetened dark chocolate bar that I eat and not cooking chocolate. I used Amul's Peru single origin dark chocolate bar and it tasted so good. Cut the chocolate into small pieces so it melts quickly. Heat the cream and pour it into the chocolate and mix it until the chocolate melts and has no lumps. If the cream isn't hot enough, the chocolate will not melt. In that case, gently melt the chocolate over a double boiler.

The chocolate I used already had sugar in it, so I added very little powdered sugar later. If you are using unsweetened or semi sweetened chocolate, add in more sugar (as desired). At this point the chocolate is molten, you can pour this over the cake if you plan to serve the cake as a single layer cake. If you want to make a two-layer cake like me, then cool the ganache slightly in the fridge so it hardens slightly and reaches a spreadable consistency. 15 mins were more than enough for me. This time may differ depending on the type of chocolate used. I suggest peeping into the refrigerator every 10 minutes. If it hardens up a lot, gently reheat it over the double boiler for a few seconds and add some milk and whisk it into submission.

I did not pipe the ganache into fancy shapes but just used the back of a spoon to create the pattern on the top of the cake. You can make any pattern you like.

The cake tastes best when slightly warmed up. Microwave any leftover slices for 10-20 seconds and enjoy an even more sinful dessert.

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

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Eggless Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganacheRich and delectable eggless chocolate cake topped with a dark chocolate ganache.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Total time:     70 minutes
Yield:                One 6" cake


For the chocolate cake:

1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
0.75 cups unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 cup Powdered Sugar
0.5 cup Oil
200ml sweetened Condensed Milk
0.5 cup Yogurt (Curd)
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup hot Water
1 Tbsp strong Coffee Powder

For the chocolate ganache:

250gms good quality Dark Chocolate
1 cup full fat Cream
2-3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar


To make the chocolate cake:

1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder 1-2 times to remove lumps. Keep aside.
2. Take the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl and add the oil. Whisk until the two are combined.
3. Add in the condensed milk, yogurt and vanilla essence and whisk until completely combined and smooth.
4. Boil the 1 cup of water and mix in the 1 Tbsp of strong coffee powder and add to the mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
5. Add in the sifted dry ingredients by the spoonfuls and whisk to combine.
6. Grease two 6" pans and either line them with baking paper or dust them with flour.
7. Divide the batter equally between the two pans.
8. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 degree Celsius until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
9. Demould the cakes and allow them to cool on a wire rack until completely cooled.

To make the chocolate ganache:

10. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve the cake, cut the dark chocolate and put it in a large mixing bowl.
11. Add in the hot cream and whisk until all the chocolate has dissolved and the ganache is smooth. If the cream was not hot enough and the chocolate did not melt completely, you can melt it gently over a double boiler.
12. Add in the powdered sugar as required and mix well.
13. Refridgerate the ganache until it hardens slightly and reaches spreadable consistency.

To assemble the chocolate cake:

14. To assemble, slice off the dome of the cake to level both of them.
15. Place one on a plate and spoon some of the ganache on it. Spread it around. Place the other cake on the first.
16. Spread the remaining ganache on the top and sides of the cake.
17. Cake is ready to serve.

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This is my LAST post of 2016 and it's been a wonderful year, definitely better than the last 2. The year had me complaining a lot about hectic schedules but it also had me winning an award at work (yay!!), completing 5 years of a wonderful marriage, taking a memorable vacation to Cambodia with the people I love the most in the world. It has also been the year where I have blogged the most. This is my 70th post of the year. It is much less than how often I would like to write but it is a start. So while I sign off this year, I'm leaving you with a little treat to celebrate 2016 and here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

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Coffee+Chocolate+Walnuts = AMAZING moist stimulating brownie.

These brownies are good for you, really. Waaah, you think I'm just throwing it around, don't you?
1) Walnuts are good for your brain. They also shaped like them. They help in improving memory, etc etc. Well, point to be noted is they are good for you.
2) These brownies are perfect energy boosters with the added Coffee.Some think that may be bad for you, but we don't associate with coffee haters anyway. I mean, is there a tastier way for you to have coffee, than in a Brownie?
3) Everybody says chocolate is good for you, don't they? Well, here's some nice dark chocolate.   Cheers for our health!!

Have I convinced you? I do hope I have because I wouldn't want you to miss out on this little piece of heaven.

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For once, I simply made the brownies. No birthday, no celebration, no potluck, no get together. Just cause I wanted to treat myself, (yes, myself) to a dark moist chocolatey brownie. I've worked hard all year and I deserve it. So do you!! And when something tastes so good, it really does not need excuses or occasions. Of course, I shared this with family, but it was I who cut into them while still warm (not advised, but let's be honest, who can resist warm brownies) and ate to my heart's content before sharing it with anyone.

I feel happy and good when I eat things I love and chocolate usually ranks high on the list of foods that make me happy. What is it that you love to eat? What makes you happy? Let me know, may be I have a recipe just for that.

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Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     25 minutes
Yield:                Makes 9


100gms Semi dark vegan Chocolate (grated)
3/4 cup Flour (Maida)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Water
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
8 tsp Oil
2 Tbsp Flour
3 tsp Coffee Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
3 Tbsp chopped Walnuts


Microwave the grated chocolate and 1/2 cup water on high for 30 seconds until the chocolate is soft. Whisk to combine the chocolate and the water. If doing this on the stove top, do it on low heat.
Add the coffee powder and oil to the chocolate and mix well.
Add 1/2 cup sugar and mix well.
Sift the flour and baking soda together.
Add the flour to the chocolate and mix until combined.
Add more sugar or water as required. The batter should be sticky and thick.
Add half the chopped walnuts and mix.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
Grease and line the baking tin with parchment paper.
Pour the batter into the tin and sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Remove from the tin after 10-15 minutes and pull out the parchment paper.
Allow it to cool before cutting into squares.

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