Sunday, July 7, 2013


Things are all good here. How about you,all? We are very busy planning our Someone Little's Big Day,which is this month.The menu is fixed and now we have to get other things done. As the days are approaching  our Baby's Big Day,I am kind of feeling sad thinking he is no more a tiny fellow! He will be a year old ! How fast the time flies, right?


I baked this cake well over 2 months ago and the photographs were still in my camera until last week. It's not that I don't get the time to write here, it's just that I chose to spend more time with Ian Vaava. He needs me much more than my blog baby!
Oh well! I changed something on the blog today. Did you see it yet? No? It's something on the right hand side bar. Okay, now that you just saw it, let me tell you... Jobin did it :-)


This cake is quite good for the fact that it doesn't use butter,milk or eggs! It's not that we prefer eggless bakes, its just that I like to try different recipes to compare with the ones I've made in the past. When I saw Hetal & Anuja bake this up, I made a note in my mind to try it out because it looked very simple and delicious!

The texture and taste for this cake is spot on. It is intensely chocolate-y and at the same time vanilla-y! The batter for both the flavours are almost the same. Look at the recipe closely and you will see what I am talking about. So it's just the mixing part that's left! I prefered making a bundt cake and topped it with some Chocolate Ganache. You can frost it or eat it plain. It is delectable, either way!

Chocolate cake batter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon coffee granules
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon oil

Vanilla cake batter
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon oil

Method: Preheat the oven to 350/180C. Prepare a 10-12 cup capacity bundt tin.
For both the batters, the method remains the same. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.Now, combine the wet and dry together until you get a smooth batter. Once both the chocolate and vanilla batter is made,pour them alternately into the pan and swirl the cake batter with a butter knife gently, for the marbled effect. Bake for 35-40 mins or until done. Cool completely.Frost as desired.

I made this for a friend of ours when they came home for dinner,on a Friday night. They loved the cake and she asked me if it's okay if she could take some home with her! I was more than pleased to do so. Ian Vaava as always, enjoyed each crumb of this cake. I baked the same cake, again in a weeks time for Jobin's  niece's First Holy Communion. Everyone seemed to have liked it! :-)

I am hoping to be in full swing action,on the blog, very soon!


Shree said...

wonderful cake ! tempting pictures as well!

Unknown said...

Would want to try this lovely bake soon :).I love eggless cakes.

Rafeeda AR said...

i love eggless bakes, saves lot of time beating... the cake looks so dark and rich... should try this out sometime!!! :)

Nargis Aara said...

i enjoy every post of urs and wish to try out, but since im not a baker and we dont use cakes much at home, I always tend to delay :) this is amazing marble cake :) loved the clicks and recipe too :)

Priti said...

So glad to see a new post from you. The cake looks really good and I loved your new pic :-) I noticed it even before I read about it. You really come across as very kind and friendly in this one, just like you are in real life.

Eagerly waiting to see Ian's first b'day cake. I know it is going to be your best ever!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a gorgeous marble cake,looks incredible.

Chitz said...

Very tempting pics.. Looks wonderfully awesome :D Nice lil vegan cake !

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

The cake looks rich and delicious :)

Bhakti said...

Can we substitute baking soda with baking powder..The soda often leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth

Priya said...

Hi Ria, I made this cake today.Followed the recipe exactly as mentioned here. But it flopped big time :( It is not sweet at all and also had a strong cooking soda flavor to it.
Plus the cocoa and coffee added to the bitterness. I had simply got tempted by the pictures posted here.
Only savig grace was the texture of the cake which was kind of okay.


Ria Mathew said...

Hi Priya, I am really sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. I wonder how could it go wrong at so many places.

I've made this cake about four times by now and I've never had a problem in any of the areas you've mentioned.Many have baked the same have reported success via emails.I post recipes that have worked for me 100% and I am not trying to tempt and deceive anyone.
This recipe is from Hetal & Anuja and they seemed to be having rave reviews for it, too.

I hope you find a chocolate cake to your liking,very soon! :)

Amanda said...

I made this cake and it was fabulous! Only change was subbing out half the hot water for almond milk, and allowing the almond milk to react with the vinegar for a minute or two before mixing all wet ingredients together. I used dark chocolate Cocoa powder - everyone loved it, a three year old included! Thanks for recipe!

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