That night was a classic crazy night that our friends are excellent at pulling off. Four of us converged at one home to have a couple of drinks and carry on to the party home later in the night. I had the cake for one of the guests who was the bringing in her birthday, so we figured we needed to be there by midnight. by quarter to twelve, I was certain we weren't budging but then I was also certain the 'birthday girls' boyfriend had alternate plans. So we just stayed and stayed, we stayed so long that the host of the party we were to attend joined us :) ... classic crazy night!
So don't fear the eggless, this is a good recipe to start with. I tweaked it a bit and doused it in ganache, which kept the cake moist through the evening.
200 gms flour
200 gms sugar
50 gms cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
80 gms butter, melted
240 ml warm water
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
200 gms dark chocolate in pieces
180 ml fresh cream
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
Mix the melted butter, warm water, vinegar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda together in a separate larger bowl. Pour in the liquid and mix together with a spatula till blended well. I don’t use a hand mixer for this cake because I realized it over-aerates the batter and since there are no eggs, the cake comes out a bit denser than required. Bake at 200 C for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!