How to make Basic Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake

It's back to Chocolate cake again. I was surprised that I don't have a basic eggless Chocolate sponge cake made with condensed milk. So thought I should rectify it right away! This is a simple eggless version, the texture comes out even great if you use aerated drink.

The cake is mild in sweet with 3/4 cup of condensed milk and chocolate powder. However with the frost it should be fine. If you are serving it just as such, increase your condensed milk quantity.

I baked this morning and it served as our breakfast. Kids couldn't wait to dig in. There is nothing like a treat early in the morning.













Basic Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour/Maida - 1 & 1/2 cups
Condensed Milk - 3/4 cup
Milk Chocolate powder - 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 1/3 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Apple Cider - 1 tsp *

Frosting of your choice

How to bake the basic Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake

Pre heat the oven at 200 C.

Grease a 9” round pan and keep aside.

Take the flour, chocolate powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and fluff together.

Melt the butter. In a bowl, take the butter and condensed milk, Beat well to get a creamy liquid, next add the milk and combine well. Add the apple cider, mix well and keep it aside.

Now add this to the flour mixture and and stir in one direction. Adjust the batter consistency. The batter will be smooth without any lumps.

Pour this into the greased pan and bake for 10 minutes at 200 C.

Then reduce the temperature to 150 C and bake for another 15 minutes. Check for doneness when a knife inserted comes out clean.

Let it cool, frost with your choice of frosting.

 Notes:

I used regular cocoa powder, if you have strong cocoa powder, you can use just 1 tbsp.

*Instead of Apple cider and milk, you can add 2 tbsp of areated water/ warm water. You might still have to adjust with the batter consistency.

I showed the wet ingredients being mixed one by one. However creaming the wet ingredients gives a good and smooth texture.
Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients Needed:

Dark Chocolate - 1/4 cup
Milk Chocolate - 1/4 cup
Butter - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup

How to make the Ganache

Take all the ingredients in a MW safe bowl, mw for 2 mins in 30 sec spurts. I took it straight from freeze, hence it took 2 mins. Normally at room temp, it shouldn't take more than a minute.

Temper everything well and let it stand for 10 mins. The ganache will become thick and you can frost your cake.





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