Chocolate Cake Paniyaram | Eggless Chocolate Stovetop Cake | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yes you read it right, this Eggless Chocolate cake was cooked on stove top or rather was baked on Stovetop! 

When I had made those Chocolate Brownies, hubby dear was saying that Konda didn't like it because it had more of Banana flavour in it. Later when I was asking Konda, she got back saying she never said that and in fact wanted me to make it again for her friends. Now I was really confused and was thinking if it was really true that she liked it or she wanted it because her friends liked it. The Onion Samosas were a big hit with her friends and everybody were going gaga over it, she said.

Now the next request was for some chocolate cake. Since the second week was a combo with three themes, I had originally I had planned to make only two of the recipes with a twist. When I started making the recipes with twist, I knew I can't just leave it without challenging myself further. Since on monday I had a utter confusion and completely had mismanagement with the posts, which left me with two days of time for planning the next dish. I wanted it to be quick, and kid friendly under 30 mins and a recipe with a twist. Add to this, the request for a cake from Konda. I had a new dimension and a new feature to implement!

Eggless Chocolate Stovetop Cake
Eggless Chocolate Cake - 3 ways
I am not sure at what point I exactly got this idea of making the cake in kuzhi paniyaram pan, but trust me, since then I couldn't rest. When I finally got down to making the cake, it was 10 pm and decided to serve this as dessert, when hubby dear comes back home. Seeing the cake in the kuli paniyaram shape, he refused to eat it, saying I should know that he and Chinnu are very particular about the colour and shape of the food offered. I had to literally cajole and threaten him to eat it. Very reluctantly he took half and I could see the reaction change. He instantly said it was so much tastier than the convection made cake and wanted more!

I was actually beaming with happiness that it was such a delightful dish. Trust me, it wasn't just for the sake of experiment, it really came out so well. The texture so spongy and that exact crumble effect was just too good.

You must try this out yourself

Today is the last day in the Blogging Marathon #14th Edition, a recap of all the 14 recipes before you check out.

Week 1
Maida Coconut Dosa | Instant Maida Dosa with Coconut
Davanagere Benne Dosa | Karnataka Style Masala Dosa
Wheat Flour Urad dal Dosa | Vegan Whole Wheat and Lentil Crepe
Perumal Koil Dosai | Azhaghar Kovil Dosai
Set Dosa Recipe
Spinach Dosa | Palak Dosa

Week 2

Step by Step Picture Recipe

One bowl for Microwave baking and another two small pans for Convection baking.

Cake in Kuli paniyaram.
Convection baked Cake

Convection Baked Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake baked in convection mode
Eggless Chocolate Cake - 3 ways

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour / Maida -  2 cups
Powdered Sugar - 1 & 3/4 cup
Olive oil / Butter - 2/3 cup
Cocoa powder - 2/3 cup
Water - 1 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1& 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Milk - 3/4 cup
Vinegar - 3 tsp

How to bake the Chocolate cake
In a bowl, sieve the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt together.

Powder the sugar and add to the flour.

Melt the butter for a minute in mw. Add the butter to the flour mix.

Then add all the rest of the ingredients except milk. Blend well with a whisker and check the consistency.

Finally add the milk and fold in one direction. The consistency should be of pouring state.

Pre heat the oven at 185 Deg C and bake for 15 mins.

Microwave Mode

I divided the batter into three portions. In a microwavable bowl, filled up 3/4th of a cup. Baked it for a minute and 30 secs. Next time I will stop at 1 min and check. The baked cake was a bit chewy. So it must have been enough after a minute.

Convection Mode:

Filled up another cup between small baking cups and baked at 14 mins at 185 Deg C. Rest it for 5 mins.

Cooking in Kuli Paniyaram

I used a non stick pan, grease the indents with oil. Pour a spoonful of cake batter into the indents and cover with lid. It takes only a minute and half to get done. If you want you can sprinkle some oil over it and flip to cover on the top side also.

Microwave Eggless chocolate Cake
Microwave Eggless Chocolate Cake
I had the pan on flame much before I poured the batter, so it kind of turned till brown. So make sure you have the pan in the right heat. 
Keep an eye on the cake cooking in the paniyaram, as it doesn't take much time to get cooked.

Sending these to my events:

To Kid's Delight, hosted by Rujuta themed on Easy to make Snacks under 30 mins
and to Privish, who is hosting this month's edition of MEC

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 14


Jayanthi March 29, 2012 at 7:38 AM  

Super idea Valli. Just can imagine your face when your hubby's face change after the bite, you should definitely be deserved it. Lovely idea...

vaishali sabnani March 29, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

oh I love the idea of paniyaram..n threatening:)..ehe..some jobs can be done that way:))..but surely a wonderful way to serve..loved it:))))

Suma Gandlur March 29, 2012 at 7:53 AM  

That's really a twist now. :) Seems like you got a neat texture on stove top too.
Enjoying this BM though it has turned out a bit stressful since I did not have even a single post ready for this BM. :)

Rajani March 29, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

Hats off to you Valli! Cake paniyarams? No wonder your husband refused to eat at first, cause no one in the entire world would have thought of such a twist :-))

They look really lovely.

Divya Kudua March 29, 2012 at 8:02 AM  

Now this has got to be one of the most unique ways to bake a cake!!Should definitely try this one-Kudos to you!!

Aarthi March 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM  

wow..that is amazing..should try it soon

rekhas kitchen March 29, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

OMG I don't have no words now simply superb idea Valli

Archana Vivek March 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM  

Very innovative idea of paniyarams. Nice one Valli

Jagruti March 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

So many ways for one delightful recipe! Love the variations.

Kanan March 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM  

wow. It looks so great. Love it.

Gayathri Kumar March 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM  

Valli, The paniyaram cake is a innovative idea. I surely missed the BM...

Juicer March 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

You are so creative. Wish I had your flair!

veena krishnakumar March 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

how in the world do u come up with such innovative ideas? looks yummy

ramya anand March 30, 2012 at 2:26 AM  

Very innovative!love ur paniyaram kal cake

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi March 30, 2012 at 6:02 AM  

Paniyaram cake is absolutely a winner!! it is specially a boon for people who don't have microwave and oven !
Looking forward to the next marathon, Valli. It has been a good fortnight this time too!

Chef Mireille March 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM  

loved how you show the different ways it can be baked. Kudos!!

Rasi March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM  

i love dteh idea of paniyaram.. i have been planning on buying span & should try that.. 3 different varieties at 10 in the night.. u are a superwoman valli :).. seriously!! i could so relate to shape & color & food of ur son & BIL is super fact i am scared to cook for him :)

had fun..bloggin for 14 days non stop first time..gearing up for next time :)

Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

The Pumpkin Farm March 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM  

Valli, I had made these chocolate paniyaram(appe) once with pancake batter, they were good too..but did not have the crumbly effect..I still loved it then so I am going to definitely attempt these..It was the most exciting BM run I have had this time with so many fresh ideas on plate to try..cant wait for next month already

the mad March 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM  

I love the idea. great way to make cupcakes in a jiffy. This one is a keeper. Thanks.

PJ April 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM  

Very innovative to try them in paniyaram pan. Next time will try it when I bake some cake.

Anonymous February 27, 2015 at 3:24 PM  

What is the difference between the taste of appam pan cake and oven baked one

Srivalli February 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM  

Anon I was surprised that there wasn't much difference in the texture. Taste wise it was same and the texture too...

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