July 24, 2011

Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cake with Oats

My quest for "Cookbook Recipes" under Blogging Marathon's theme this week led to my old, and probably forgotten recipe book that came with my Electrolux microwave - frankly, I dont bake in my microwave and prefer the OTG, but this chocolate cake recipe caught my eye, however it contained both egg and butter. But I kinda tweaked the recipe a bit and came up with this amazing Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cake with Oats.

It was soft, moist and a sellout - the neighbour's kids were too happy as was my daughter whose treat for the week - cake + chocolate combo was met with success , and I was thrilled that I got to use my egg substitute with apple cider vinegar for the first time :) I didnt frost the cake, yet the result was a hit !!

Sending this to Day 2 (week 2) of BM # 7 as well as Harini's
Only Baked. Check out other Marathoners here

Prep time : 20 mins. Baking time : 35 min. Makes :1 medium sized bundt cake + one 8" round cake.

Ingredients :

  • APF / Maida - 2 1/4 cups
  • Oats (powdered) - 1/4 cup
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Veg Oil (canola) - 10 TBSP
  • Water - 1 cup (room temp.)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp (orignal recipe called for almond essence)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 TBSP

  • Confectioner's Sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Glazed cherries


1) Sift Flour, cocoa powder, salt, soda twice or thrice.
2) Add Oats, sugar, brown sugar and mix again thoroughly.
3) Preheat oven to 175 C.
4) In a large bowl, mix water, oil, vanilla essence, vinegar and whisk till blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix a little at a time and mix to a thickish consistency. Do not overbeat.
5) Grease the pan (I used a bundt pan as well as a 8" round pan) and flour them.
6) Pour the mixture to these pans and bake for 35 - 40 mins, till well done and a toothick comes out clean.
7) Cool on a wire rack. Turn over. Once fully cool, dust confectioner'sugar (or icing sugar) over it and top with glaced cherries for a delectable treat this weekend!!

Tips: You may increase the sugar a bit if you like your desserts a little more sweet. Or totally skip the Oats to accomodate the recommended sugar.


  1. Very healthy and yummy cake!!!!

  2. Delicious cake...Gorgeous pics.

  3. awesome cake loved the decor..

  4. I have a weakness for egg-less chocolate cake! This looks fab!

  5. Addition of oats is a great healthy tip. Cake looks yummy and its eggless too--awesome.

  6. yummy recipe with oats...healthy option...

  7. Cake looks yummy
    Healthy version is interesting..will try it out
    Happy Blogging

  8. wow cake with oats sure sounds interesting..


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