Eggless Bento Cakes
For the eggless chocolate cake
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • ½ tsp white vinegar
For layering of chocolate banana nutella bento cake
  • ½ thinly sliced banana
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate ganache
For layering of chocolate strawberry bento cake
  • Strawberry preserve
  • Whipped cream
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line two 8x8 inch square pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk together cocoa, all-purpose flour, caster sugar, baking soda and baking powder.Into this, add oil and yogurt and give it a good mix.
  3. Add vanilla extract and give it a mix.
  4. Add the buttermilk and give it a final mix till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the two lined pans.
  6. Bake the sheet cakes at 180*C for 15-20 minutes or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Once the sheet cakes are ready, allow them to cool completely.
  8. Take a 3 inch round cookie cutter and cut 6 circles.
  9. For assembling the chocolate banana bento cake, place a square butter paper on the turn table and place a layer of cake on it.
  10. Pipe the chocolate ganache on the outer circumference of the round cake layer. In the middle, add the banana slices and drizzle with nutella.
  11. Repeat this process again with the second layer of the cake.
  12. Once all the layers are stacked, frost the cake with ganache and garnish with sprinkles.
  13. Hold the butter paper from both the sides and carefully keep the cake in the lunch-box.
  14. For assembling the chocolate strawberry cake, place a square piece of butter paper on the turn
  15. table and one layer of the cake on it.
  16. Pipe the whipped cream around the circumference of the round layer and put one spoon of strawberry preserve in the center.
  17. Repeat this process for another layer.
  18. Frost the cake with whipped cream and decorate it as you like.
  19. By holding the sides of the butter paper, carefully place the cake in the lunch-box and enjoy!
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