15 Apr 2015

Egg free Dairy free Chocolate Cake | Mini Chocolate Cake

Have you ever wanted to bake a small cake just for a few people? Well, I have wanted to bake a tiny cake just for our small family and most of all, I have wanted to bake a cake that got over that evening itself so that I won't be tempted with left overs the next day!

Mini Chocolate Cake

I finally came across a recipe that served my purpose and this was absolutely delicious! The cake is egg free and dairy free and the ingredients are simple and easily available and best of all it takes no time to put together. The cake is so rich, so moist and so yum! And I topped it with nutella ganache, it was an absolute irresistible cake!

Mini Chocolate Cake

I baked this cake for my daughter's friend's family and they couldn't stop raving about this cake and the kids have given me a new nickname - 'cake aunty'!! 

I already have an egg free and dairy free chocolate cake recipe which makes an 8 inch cake. This makes a 5 or 6 inch cake and I loved the flavor of this one more than the other cake! I also have another egg free chocolate cake which uses yogurt.

Mini Chocolate Cake

Preparation time 10 mins | Baking time 20-25 mins | Makes one 6"cake
Recipe Source - hershey's kitchen

  • All purpose flour (maida) - 3/4 cup
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Hershey's cocoa - 3 tbsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp
  • White vinegar - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/8 tsp
  • Instant coffee granules - 1/4 tsp
Mini Chocolate Cake

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 5 or 6 inch baking pan. I used 5 inch cake tin.

2. In a mixing bowl add the oil. Add vinegar and vanilla extract and whisk well. 
3. Add the sugar and water and whisk again until the sugar is dissolved.

4. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda. coffee granules, salt. Fold gently.

5. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

6. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove the cake from pan. Let cool completely.

Frost as you wish. I used nutella ganache to frost this cake.

Mini Chocolate Cake

1. You can dissolve the coffee granules to water and add it.
2. I powdered my sugar before adding to the batter since the sugar we get here are quite large and quite difficult to dissolve.
3. If you don't have vinegar, you can try using lemon juice.
4. The cake is extremely soft and moist, if you don't handle it with care, it will break.

Until next time,
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  1. You sure knew what to to do with the nutella ganache. Loveable with the cake.

  2. Fab├╝lous texture and looks yummmy !

  3. Looks delicious, Creamy, soft, spongy and Yummy! Tempting.

  4. looks super delicious...love to have one big slice

  5. Wow...this cake looks moist soft and heavenly............ tempting me a lot .... :)

  6. Just look at that color! Awesome...

  7. Wow!! My daughter is allergic to egg and dairy and this will be just PERFECT !!!

  8. Super recipe. ..super looking cake...

  9. Dear, Please can you help me with the settings to bake this in a microwave convection mode. Appreciate your response. I would love to bake this for my bday!!
    Thanks, Lakshmi

    1. Hi Lakshmi, I'm extremely sorry, I somehow seem to have missed your comment/question! I know, it's too late now but still... I use a convection microwave too for all my bakes. Change the settings to oven mode (180 C) and proceed as per the recipe. If you want to bake this cake only in the microwave mode, then this cake might take only about 5 mins, not sure though! Belated birthday wishes to you! Hope you had a great day!

  10. Hi
    I made this with my almost 5 kids last week. Used half apf/half wwf. Was heaven!

    1. Hi Madhoo, thank you so much for stopping by to write a feedback! Glad you liked it :)

  11. How many grams is 3/4 cup flour..want to make this cake now

  12. Can I double the recipe and make cupcakes?

  13. Hi
    Ur one 1cup is equal to 200 or 250ml ??


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