Moist Chocolate Cake

Preparation Time : 15 mins

Baking time : 8 mins (Microwave) or

30-40 mins (Oven )

Ingredients :

1 cup all purpose flour

Sugar ( 1/2 cup)

1 tablespoon Yogurt

1 teaspoon of instant coffee dissolved in half cup of water

Half cup any refined oil or 1/3rd cup melted butter ( I used melted coconut oil as a healthier alternative )

Vanilla essence ( 1 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon baking powder.

1 egg.

1 cup chocolate powder  ( the one you use for making hot chocolate  or you can use cocoa powder as well the traditional way, in that case take 1 cup of Sugar  )

5-6 pieces of  chocolate ( milk chocolate or dark chocolate whichever you prefer)

7-8 almonds cut in flakes.

Directions :

Mix   sugar, vanilla essence, oil  and egg via  an electric hand mixer or manually until   sugar gets dissolved.

Add the chocolate powder and mix well.

In a separate bowl add  baking powder and flour together and sift it .

Slowly add  the flour in the chocolate mixture by one tablespoon and stir it well to avoid lumps .

Add the yogurt and coffee  and mix well.

Add in the chocolate pieces and fold in slightly  .

Baking could be done in oven or microwave , I did this one in Microwave.

For Microwave : 

Grease the microwavable bowl or silicone cake mould   with some butter, pour in the batter. Put the microwave to medium high and cook for 5 minutes .

( I don’t know the actual temperature in terms of Medium High of Microwave,  I think for Microwaves with number 1-10  ,it should be number 7 .)

Stop  after 5 minutes , check  with tester toothpick or knife  , the tester toothpick should not come out sticking with chocolate of running consistency.

If not cooked  , keep for another 3 minutes and check again . ( should be done now mine took  8 mins,  if it is still not cooked, you can keep it for another 2 minutes , depends from Microwave to Microwave , you have to find  the baking time for your microwave)

For Oven:

Preheat the oven to 160 Degrees C .

Pour the batter in your  greased baking  mould  and bake it for 30 mins to  more until you see the tester toothpick or knife edge comes out clean from the center  .

For the moist cake, the toothpick doesn’t come pure clean , it doesn’t have to be running liquid.

Remove from oven and allow it to cool on a rack.

Remove the cake from mould.

Garnish with sliced Almonds .

Slice  it and serve with your hot cup of tea or coffee.

NOTE: If you want to skip eggs, add another teaspoon of baking soda to keep it airy and fluffy.

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