Eggless Devil's Food Cake Recipe
A rich layered cake that is topped and coated with chocolate ganache. It is a complete pleasure to bake these cakes and can be served as a sinful dessert along with a nice cup of tea or coffee. You can also serve them as your Party dessert.
The Devils Food Cake Recipe is nothing but a rich dark layered chocolate cake, that is topped and coated with chocolate ganache. The cake is made with rich cocoa and with a rich Chocolate Ganache, is sure to tingle your senses. The devils food cake is for those pure chocolate lovers who can enjoy it over a hot cup of coffee or tea or serve it as a dessert for parties.
I have shared how to make this cake egg free (eggless) as well using the Flax Meal Egg Replacer.
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Butter (Salted) , softened
- 1-1/2 cups Caster Sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Whole Eggs , or Flaxmeal Egg Replacer
- 3/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Food Color , (only optional)
- Chocolate ganache , as needed For Flax Meal Egg Replacer
- 3 tablespoons Flax seed powder (flax meal)
- 9 tablespoons Chilled water
How to make Eggless Devil's Food Cake Recipe
To begin making the Rich Dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe, we will first preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and flour 2 - 8 inch cake round cake pans. Keep aside.
If your recipe asks for 3 eggs, measure 3 tablespoons of flax meal along with 9 tablespoons of water. Stir well and let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes. This process of resting helps the flax meal mixture develop a gelatinous consistency similar to eggs.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and keep aside.
In a large bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer, beat in the softened butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add an egg at a time, whisking it into the butter mixture until light and fluffy
(if making eggless, add the flaxmeal egg replacer)
Gradually add in the butter milk and food coloring. And finally, gradually fold in the flour mixture and continue to fold until the mixture is well blended and smooth.
Divide the chocolate cake batter into 2 greased baking pans and place in the preheated oven to bake for about 35 to 45 minutes, until a tester when inserted in the center comes out clean.
Once the cakes are baked, remove them from the oven and cool them completely. While the cake is cooling, prepare the Chocolate Ganache recipe.
Place one cake on the serving tray in which you plan to set the cake. Spread a generous portion of the chocolate ganache on the top of the cake. Place the other cake over the bottom one and lightly press down. Finally cover the whole cake with the Chocolate Ganache including the sides and the top.
Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 to 5 hours.
Serve the Rich Dark Chocolate Devils Food Cake along with a cup of coffee or as a dessert for parties.