Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eggless Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting

Dear All,

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First of all here's wishing all the wonderful women a very Happy Women's Day we rock girls!!
Starting with today's post, I made this Eggless Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting for my dear roommate V. She celebrates her birthday on Women's Day. Being pure vegetarian she doesnt eat eggs so with little googling I came across Sandhya's recipe for Eggless Chocolate Cake and it sounded perfect. I emailed her regarding a query and she was kind enough to reply back immediately. Thanks Sandhya for sharing such a wonderful recipe, I have used her recipe as a base and made some changes.

From the moment I saw homemade mascarpone cheese recipe on Deeba's blog I was itching to make it at home but due to some or the other reasons I really couldnt find time nor an occasion. I have used mascarpone cheese before in my Tiramisu but nothing can compare the homemade version. I was in for a surprise, mascarpone turned out to be incredibly rich and creamy! I just couldnt stop having it and I am sure I am going make this very often. It is so easy to make and so very cheap from the ones we get in the market. You can even use mascarpone cheese inplace of cream cheese in your dishes, use it in curries to make them rich and creamy or in your desserts or even while making some basic white pasta sauce or in dips and sauces...phew the list could go on and on possibilites are endless!! So what are you waiting for rush to your kitchen and make some homemade cheese!!

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Ingredients:-
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 tbsp Hersheys Dark coco powder (You can even use Cadbury's)
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup strong black coffee
1 cup beaten curd (without water)
2 tsp vanilla extract

Procedure for Cake:-
  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease and line a 6 inch or 7 inch round cake tin.
  • Sieve flour, coco powder, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Form a well in between and add in the liquid ingredients one by one and beat well with each addition.
  • Add in vanilla essence in the end and give a quick mix.
  • Pour the batter in the tin and bake for 40 to 50 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done, cool is completely about 30 to 40 mins before slicing the cake horizontally into 3 slices.

Recipe for Mascarpone Cheese:-
500ml fresh cream 25% fat (I used Amul)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Procedure:-
  • Heat the cream over a double boiler until it reaches 82 degrees C or 180 F. This will take about 15 mins, dont forget to stir the cream often.
  • Stir in the fresh lime juice and stir it continuosly until it starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and let it get cooled down to room temperature.
  • Line a vessel with four layers of muslin cloth. Pour the mixture in the vessel layered with muslin cloth and refrigerate over night or upto 24 hours.
  • After refrigeration the cream will have thicken up further and will be soft to touch.
Recipe for Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting:-
1 cup mascarpone cheese (Half of the above recipe)
200 ml heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp coco powder
5 tbsp vanilla sugar

Procedure:-
  • Chill the beater knives and the vessel in the freezer for 15 mins.
  • Make sure the whipping cream is also chilled but not frozen.
  • Beat all the ingredients together for about 5 mins until stiff peaks form. Donot overbeat it may lead the cream to curdle.
Soaking Solution:-
1/2 cup of water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp rum (optional)

Decoration:-
Color chocolate sprinkles to decorate the cake
Let your imagination flow :-)

Assembling:-
  • Place one of the three layers on the serving plate. Drizzle sugar syrup over the cake to moisten it.
  • Spread the chocolate mascarpone frosting evenly on all the sides.
  • Repeat this procedure for all the 3 layers. Cover the sides and top of the cake with frosting.
  • I have given an uneven look of frosting on the cake purposely.
  • Decorate the sides of the cake with colorful chocolate sprinkles or as you wish.
  • The icing is also perfect for piping.

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Verdict? I simply loved this cake, was moist and chocolaty to the core. The mascarpone frosting was very rich and light an absolute delight to work with and delicious in taste. V enjoyed her cake and even commented about this being the best cake she has ever had on her birthday :-) Now that certainly makes it a winner isnt it?




62 comments:

  1. Fantastic chocolate cake Parita, mascarpone cheese frosting sounds yummy and awesome...Belated happy women's day...

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  2. I cant stop staring at the pic! wish i could hv some

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  3. She is lucky to have you as her friend. And homemade mascarpon is much better right?

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  4. Hey buddy.. thats so sweet of you to bake a cake for your friend :) It looks fantastic and I either want to make one right today or at least buy and eat a chocolate cake today.. its so tempting.:) yummmm....

    Convey my belated wishes to your friend. :)

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  5. Why didn't i live close to you then you would bake for me too.
    I love anything with mascarpone and this cake just looks so so creamy delcious.

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  6. Thats a very beautiful cake and so sweet of you to bake the cake for her..she's lucky enough to have friend like you...cake looks so yum

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  7. Lovely Cake Parita..I am sure your friend would have been so happy!!

    I am yet to try my hands on making Mascarpone Cheese..it sounds pretty easy..got to try.

    Btw..why don't you send this to my event?

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  8. Happy Women's Day!
    The torte looks very beautiful and festive! I think it's even good for the Children's Day!

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  9. Aww...you're such a nice friend! I had a friend who used to bake me chocolate cakes for my birthdays (because she knew how gaga I was about chocolate)...how I miss her now! And yes, girls rock!

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  10. Happy Women's Day, Parita! You are such a sweet friend to make this for your roommate...it's a really beautiful cake!

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  11. The Cake looks really delicious and the mascarpone frosting is to die for...I will make the mascarpone cheese this weekend:)
    belated wishes to your friend Vrushali!

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  12. Colorful cake sure a yum treat!! Icing looks great

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  13. Cake looks so yumm..icing looks so perfect...

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  14. VERY PRETTY..nice recipe for frosting too..

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  15. What an awesome looking cake Parita! :-)

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  16. nice yummy cake..cute presentation

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  17. Lovely Cake.I am craving for a piece of cake now.That too eggless.

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  18. A loot of work...but worth it. Cake looks the Best!

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  19. Fantastic cake and that too eggless. Very nice decoration Parita :)

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  20. Mascarpone cheese for frosting sounds like a great idea...awesome looking cake:)

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  21. Excellent recipe, the cake looks fantastic!

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  22. Excellent cake.. Interesting and lovely...

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  23. Mmmm...chocolate!!!! That's really cool that it's eggless. Yummy!!!

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  24. Lucky friend! She should be proud to have such a lovely friend!
    Great way to celebrate with a beautiful cake!

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  25. oh wow, the cake looks divine, Parita! Your roommate is sure a lucky girl to have a friend who would bake this awesome cake for you. Love the home-made mascarpone cheese.

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  26. lucky your roommate is to have such a nice friend...:-) lovely cake..

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  27. Looks delicious and the recipe is great too :)

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  28. Wow,ur friend is so lucky,a wonderful cake parita!

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  29. Cake looks absolutely gorgeous, happy woman's day,dear.

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  30. I m glad it came out well Parita..
    wow the icing recipe is totally new to me. .mascarapone cheese??
    I m jsut learning.. will drop by to understand a lil more...

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  31. looks like a great TREAT!!!!

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  32. Wonderful cake..your friend is so lucky to have you as her room mate..lol..

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  33. Mascarpone? I can close my eyes and eat it all. Really nice of you to bake such a gorgeous cake for your friend.

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  34. Cake looks superb...such a beautiful icing too :)

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  35. Delicious looking cake. I hope I could bake some :)

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  36. That sounds amazing. Your room mate is really lucky. I hope to try mascarpone cheese at home some day since we love tiramisu.

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  37. Your friend is so lucky to have wonderful cake done by you..looks gorgeous. And wonderful combo with chocolate and home made cheese. Yummy!!!

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  38. Lovely cake !! looks extremely delicious. Your friend's bday, women's day and my anniversary all fall on the same day.

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  39. Awesome cake dear!!!! mouthwatering!!

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  40. I'm sure V was totally impressed.My best wishes to her :D

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  41. Yummy,it looks so inviting !!!

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  42. Isn't that homemade mascarpone recipe the best? I haven't bought mascarpone since! Well done on the cake, they must have been thrilled! :D

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  43. Cake looks yummy. Luved the cute decorations on the side of the cake.

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  44. Cake looks awesome and delicious.

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  45. I wish i was there for the celebration and the cake!! :-) It looks so yummy.... and nice decoration :-)

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  46. I want to be your roommate! LOL!!

    Wonderful cake - looks great - I'm sure you both finished it up soon!

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  47. We need to celebrate this day more here! How fun you baked a cake. Next year, I'm in too.

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  48. That's a Fantastic cake!! Looks so attractive!!

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  49. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii,
    Parita I cant thank u enough :) :) am beaming since morning ever since I made mascarpone at home :) It's setting very well...every few minutes am peeping into the container to see it transform ...am elated dear thanks......(when I was in Chennai I had picked Mascarpone to make tiramisu...I'd paid a bomb for it
    :(
    Enjoy

    Continue to inspire :)
    Happy weekend

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  50. What a scrumptious and pretty cake! I am so impressed that you made your own mascarpone! Great job.

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  51. I wish you were my neighbour, 12th was my daughter's birthday, I had planned to bake her a cake, and everything flopped, I am sick and suffering from Migraine, how lucky your friends are, I envy them, that cake looks Gorgeous!!

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  52. Marvelous Cake, Parita. I love, absolutely love the frosting and the dots around..

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  53. Superb Cake Parita !! Lucky your room mate, frosting sounds great.

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  54. Beautiful cake.. do drop in at my blog when u have time.. following you..

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