With Valentine’s day being around the corner, all of us want to do something special for the ‘special one’. With busy schedules and hectic work, it gets so difficult to take time off and make something for our loved ones. My husband loves cakes and I wanted to bake a dozen cupcakes for him, but alas I just couldn’t fit it around my work schedule. So I decided to make something a little different yet yummmmy to show that I honestly tried 😉 Hahaha.
So here is a quick recipe of the double chocolate cake I made in a coffee mug. Real quick, very simple and trust me it’s truly yummmy and guess what- ITS EGGLESS!! I got inspired to bake this when I came across a similar recipe in a blog I read a few days back. Thanks to her, I should say that I totally nailed this one! (http://www.tablefortwoblog.com)
So lets get started:
- 1/4 cup All purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 2.5 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp cookie and cocoa swirl (or any spread you like – peanut butter, chocolate or hazelnut spread etc)
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add milk and oil and whisk it well to break all lumps.
- Pour the batter in a microwave safe coffee mug.
- Add 1 tbsp of your favorite spread on top of the batter.
- Microwave it for 65-70 seconds on high temperature.
- Enjoy the yummmy cake with your loved ones.
- Allow it to cool and alternatively you can top it with vanilla ice-cream/whipped cream and decorate with sprinkles or any other decoration of your choice.
Spreading Love 🙂
Who doesn’t like cakes and especially if it is homemade with love and tastes sinful 🙂
This eggless version of pineapple cake is a must try and no failure recipe. I am currently teaching an Eggless Baking Class at the Stanford International Center and I must admit that this has been one of the most cherished experiences ever. Thanks to the ladies for letting me take pictures during the class.
- All purpose flour (or) Cake flour – 2 cups
- Baking powder – 2 tsp
- Baking soda – 1 tsp
- Salted butter – ½ cup
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Pineapple extract – 1.5 tsp
- Milk – 3 tablespoons (as per consistency)
- Curd – ½ cup
- Oil – ½ cup
- Apple sauce (unsweetened) – ½ cup
- Tinned pineapple slices
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Sugar (as per taste)
- Firstly, sift all the dry ingredients – the flour, baking powder and baking soda and keep aside.
- Cut the butter into cubes and place in the mixing bowl. Add sugar & cream it till soft and fluffy.
- Add pineapple extract, apple sauce and curd and whisk well until everything is incorporated well. Add oil to the batter and mix again.
- Next add the dry ingredients mix a little by little and remember not to over-beat the batter at this stage
- Add milk till you get a good consistency of the batter. Nor to , neither too stiff.
- Pre-heat the over at 180 degree celsius or 350 F.
- Transfer the batter into the cake mould and bake for 20 mins.
- Do the knife/toothpick test to check if the cake has been cooked properly.
- Place the beater blades and the bowl your going to whip the cream in, inside the fridge for at least 30 mins. This fastens the whipping process.
- Add cream and sugar, whip till it forms soft peaks and does not pour over when you turn the bowl.
Assembling the cake:
- Divide the cake into 2 and gently pour a little pineapple water (from the tin) on the halved cake.
- Places pineapple pieces randomly around the halved cake and then generously coat it with the cream.
- Place the other halved cake over this and spread the cream all over on the top and sides.
- Decorate with pineapple and raspberry/strawberry and serve chilled 🙂
P.S : A few of the pictures below are from the class. I’m sure the ladies will approve it. Haha 🙂