I never miss out an opportunity to bake a cake and when I got to meet a friend of mine who was pregnant I baked her this super delicious and simple eggless chocolate cake with Nutella as a frosting .
When I searched my recipe diary , I got this easy recipe which I had written 4 years back.
As soon as I opened my diary and saw the recipe, it brought me old memories of my days in Bangalore when my son was a 7 months baby .He used to sleep a lot during daytime(don't ask me about nights! I had sleepless nights as my kid will be awake at that time!) and I had some time to bake or cook few new recipes.I used to browse a lot and even referred a lot of magazines to try new stuff.And I started writing those recipes in my diary. I had no convection oven at that time and I used to bake my cakes in my microwave using trial and error method.After few bad outcomes I understood my microwave and finally arrived at the correct time for baking cakes.The results are not as you get in a convection oven but they were pretty decent and no one guessed that I used a microwave for baking the cake they ate!
Now that I have the convection,I tried this cake nearly after 4 years and the outcome was as usual a lovely moist and yummy eggless chocolate cake !
Preparation time:45 mins
All purpose flour/maida-1 and 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder-4 tsp
Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
1.Sift together flour,cocoa powder,salt and baking powder together.
2.Mix water,sugar,oil and vanilla extract till sugar dissolves completely.
3.Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture one tablespoon at a time.Mix well to form a uniform cake dough.
4.Grease a baking dish and pour the batter in to it and bake for atleast 30-35 min at 350F.
5.Let it cool and then top it with Nutella evenly and then serve.
*You can replace water with milk if you are not vegan.
*Similarly oil can be replaced by equivalent amount of butter.But oil gives best results for this cake.
*If using microwave then bake it at high power for about 4 to 4 and a 1/2 mins.Time changes with different models.Check for a toothpick to come out clean if correctly baked.
*You can also use