Saturday, November 1, 2014

Eggless cake recipe for Halloween!

I made these cupcakes for Halloween and this is one of my eggless cake recipe. I actually thought of filling the light green color inside the chocolate cake but when I was making the cake I changed my mind and made something similar to two layered and some with marbled effect. Buttercream frosting was perfect and the kids had loads of fun. It is actually fun when they squeeze the frosting as it naturally comes in all different shapes and is perfect for Halloween. This is yogurt based eggless cake and a very tasty one. I always use apple cider vinegar with my eggless cakes which gives very good soft texture. Try these and you'll never believe these are eggless!




Ingredients:

All purpose flour / Maida - 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp
Yogurt - 1 cup
Apple cider vinegar - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1/2 cup

If you want colored cake, any food color of your choice.
Cookies or jelly candies for decoration.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Sieve all purpose flour, salt and keep aside. In another bowl beat the sugar and yogurt till it is creamy. To this add the baking powder and baking soda. Immediately the mixture will be frothy. Let it be like that 2 or 3 minutes and then add the oil. Mix well and pour on to the flour. Beat well, add the vanilla essence and apple cider vinegar. Mix well. If you want to add color or chocolate powder add now and mix. Pour on to cupcake liners in a cup cake pan and bake for 17 - 18 min. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. I used green and orange colored buttercream for frosting. Pipe the orange buttercream onto any cookie - "RIP or BOO or any words of your choice". Frost the cake with a star tip, the green colored buttercream and insert the cookie onto the cake. Alternatively, squeeze out a little buttercream, keep one or a few jelly candies and make it look like a bug. That's all a simple Halloween cupcake is ready. 


Tips:

I divided the cake batter into two portions - 1/3 and 2/3rds. To the one-third, I added green coloring and to the two-thirds, added unsweetened cocoa powder. You can add your choice of colors. If you are making chocolate cake add 4 - 6 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (according to your taste).

If you are baking in a  8 or 9 in. round pan or a 9x9 square pan, the baking time would be approximately 30 min. Check with the toothpick. 

You can make and decorate this cake following the recipe for any occasion.


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