Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Strawberry Cake With Fresh Cream Frosting- 50th Post

Hmmm...So it my 50th post and I want to make something special. Let me check what’s in the fridge...Oh I have a lots of yogurt in there..So! Let’s make eggless chocolate cake with some strawberries.

(For Sponge)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar (add 1/4 cup more if not using frosting)
1/2 cup plain yogurt / curd
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
¼ cup melted chocolate
5 tbsp grated chocolate
5 strawberries (4 finely chopped and 1 chopped in 4 parts)
A pinch of salt if using unsalted butter

(For Frosting)
2 cups heavy or whipping cream 
5 Tbs. granulated sugar 
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 

Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180 C. Grease a medium cake pan and set aside.

Sift together flour, salt (if using), cocoa powder and baking powder or just mix well in a bowl until combined well. Mix sugar and butter at room temperature. Beat well until frothy (2-3 minutes on an electric mixer, 7-8 minutes by hand using a whisk).

Once frothy, add yogurt and vanilla. Mix well.

Fold in the flour mixture until just combined. The batter will be a bit thick, it’s supposed to be that way, don't worry.

Transfer batter to the greased tray and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

When the cake cools down, slit in two parts and apply melted chocolate on both the parts.

On the bottom layer of the cake lay finely chopped strawberries. Cover it with top layer.

Chill the bowl which you are using for whipping cream in the refrigerator or 5 minutes in the freezer. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl and whisk on medium-high speed until it just starts to thicken. Slow the speed down to medium and gradually pour in the sugar. Continue to whisk until soft peaks form.

Add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk by hand until the cream is smooth and stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat otherwise it will curdle.

Cover the complete cake with the whipped cream and decorate it with quartered strawberries and grated chocolate.

 I used some gems/ M&M to bring some colour to the cake.

Isnt it yummy....I am gonna eat it right now!!!

 Tip:Any fruits that you like can be used instead of strawberry
Any fruit jam can be applied on the layers of cake instead of melted chocolate


  1. Outstanding.i love the looks so simple nd yet so beautiful :-)

  2. my 1st visit to your space and its really good.

  3. this looks very good shweta. and congo on ur 50th post

  4. congrats on 50th post. cake looks yummy

  5. excellent recipe and too nicely decorated

  6. beautiful...and good eggless recipe


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