{Guest Post} (1) – By Anjali Rao

Introducing the first guest post on Prathi Ruchi by Anjali Rao, a PR head for an NGO and a content writer. She is passionate about all things sweet and makes time to bake and share her favorite dessert recipe.
Thank you Anjali for contributing a recipe for Prathi Ruchi.

Now over to Anjali Rao

Moist Choco Cake : No butter & eggs!
Hello everyone! This is Anjali Rao, an absolute food fanatic and sister of Prathi. And here is my little experiment at home baking! Selection of a recipe was quite easy as my favourite part of a meal is dessert; and my favourite dessert includes cakes. I must say I had so much fun with all the ‘pouring’ , ‘whisking’ , ‘sieving’ and the likes. Although I looked a bit like Jackie Chan and his Kung Fu moves, while i was running around and gathering all the ingredients. My sis said I did well, but the 30 mins bake time and waiting for the verdict was unnerving. But the anxiety was unnecessary. The cake did turn out to be Yummy, if i may say so myself.
I’m no longer just a ‘hog-pot’. I can cook as well. And it feels good to help my Mom and sis. I enjoyed my guest appearance at Prathi Ruchi. Hope to return soon..


Eggless Moist Chocolate Cake

Eggless and butterless chocolate treat!

  • Plainflour/All purpose flour/Maida 1.5 cups
  • Cocoa powder 3 tbsp
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Oil 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice or Vinegar 1 tbsp (i used lemon juice)
  • Water 1 cup
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence 1/2 tbsp

To serve

  • chocolate sauce or
  • chocolate or vanilla butter icing or
  • chocolate or vanilla glace icing
  1. Pre heat the oven for 180 degree C
  2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sieve them to ensure even mixing
  3. In another bowl mix water, sugar, salt, and make sure the sugar gets dissolved completely. Then add lemon juice/vinegar , oil , vanilla essence. Mix them well.
  4. Add sifted flour and mix well.
  5. Grease and flour baking pan. Pour the batter into it.
  6. Bake 35 to 40 mins or till done. (Toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean) Mine took 30 mins.
  7. Cool cake for 10 to 15 mins and then invert onto wire rack. Cool completely and cut into pieces.
  8. Serve as is or drizzled with chocolate sauce, or topped with chocolate or vanilla icing.

Adapted from Raks Kitchen

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