In the lockdown, I did a lot of baking and instead of oven I tried baking cakes in a pressure cooker and
even in a pan; the cake batter was poured in a pan and then underneath it was another pan filled with
water. I recently thought if a cake can be made with two pans, why it cannot be made with just one on
direct heat! That’s when I thought about this chocolate cake in a pan. It is the most simple and effortless
recipe possible and the result is this moist chocolate cake which if you do not tell to anyone, no one can
believe it is made in a pan! All the ingredients will be available at home and all you need is a pan to
make this eggless chocolate cake in a pan!
INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A PAN
For this chocolate cake in a pan, I am using caster sugar as it is perfect for this chocolate cake in
a pan. If you want you can also use the powdered sugar which is made by blending granulated
sugar in the blender.
I am using sunflower vegetable oil here which is flavorless and odorless. I would recommend
using this kind of oil only and no other as it disturbs the texture of the chocolate cake in a pan.
For this chocolate cake in a pan, I am using full fat milk as it is rich. Mostly in my recipes I use full
fat milk only as the richer the better. But if you have cow milk or skim milk, you can also use
This chocolate cake in a pan also has yogurt in it with milk as to make it fluffier and moister than
usual chocolate cakes. Because of cocoa powder, generally chocolate cakes tend to get dry but
because of yogurt, this chocolate cake in a pan is very soft. I am using home-made dahi, you can
use that or store bought; just take the thick part from the yogurt.
I am using all-purpose flour here. If you want you can also use 50% of whole wheat flour with
all-purpose flour to make it healthier.
Unsweetened cocoa powder is required to make this chocolate cake in a pan. I generally, use
cadbury’s or hershy’s cocoa powder, you can use whichever best you can get your hands on.
BAKING POWDER AND BAKING SODA
For the leavening agents, I am using both baking powder and baking soda here to get the best
results out of this chocolate cake in a pan.
TIPS TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A PAN
Make sure to cook the chocolate cake in a pan on an induction and not on the stove as it can
burn the bottom of the cake.
Make sure to cook the cake on the lowest heat possible in your induction.
Use a non-stick pan to make this chocolate cake as to be released easily and if you do not have
it, grease and line your pan with a parchment paper.
Cover your pan with a lid and keep checking it in between and clean the water vapor which
tends to collect on the inside of the lid, as we do not want water droplets to fall on our cake.
Let the chocolate cake cool completely before you demould it.
My chocolate cake in a pan took 40 minutes but your cake can take longer or lesser time as we
are cooking it on an induction so keep a close eye on the cake.
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Eggless no-oven mawa cake
- 1 + ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup oil
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 + ½ cup flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup dark chocolate
- ½ cup fresh cream
- In a bowl, add caster sugar, oil, milk and yogurt and give it a good mix.
- Into this bowl, place a sieve and sift all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking
- soda. Mix it all properly until there are no large flour pockets left.
- Pour the batter into the non-stick pan and cover it with a lid. Cook it over the induction at the
- lowest heat possible.
- Meanwhile, to prepare the chocolate ganache, chop 1 cup of dark chocolate and put it in a bowl.
- Take another, microwave safe bowl and pour the cream in it and heat it properly. Into this add
- the chopped chocolate and give it a mix until it becomes a luscious chocolate ganache. Set this
- in the fridge to chill.
- Once cooked, insert a skewer and check if it is fully cooked. Let it cool properly, demould the
- cake and spread the dark chocolate ganache. Enjoy!
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