Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vegan Dates & Chocolate Cake

Yesterday my better half celebrated his birthday, we (myself & my teddies) together prepared a small surprise birthday party for him, this time i wanted to make something without eggless as well as completely vegan, thats y i prepared this vegan dates chocolate cake and decorated simply with a chocolate ganache..Professional bakers just forgive me for the way i decorated the cake, am still a novice when its comes decorating a cake, am trying my best since a long but still am having hard time  and just trying to learn everytime regarding the prefect decoration skills..Fortunately everyone at home just loved and enjoyed having this vegan cake, even my hubby was surprised and he enjoyed thoroughly his birthday party..


You can just skip the decoration part and have this super spongy yummy vegan cake for your snacks, since i prepared this cake for my hubby's birthday i went for some chocolate ganache and butter cream so obviously both ganache and butter cream have low fat cream and butter in their preparation,if you want to make some vegan ganache,just go for chocolate and water instead of low fat cream while for butter cream you can go very well  for shortening or vegan butter...This cake is a prefect tea time snack to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, a wonderful way to sneak the most healthy dry fruits called 'the dates' especially to feed our kids...Do check out the other marathoners running blogging marathon with me here..Sending this cake pops to Kid's Delight -Something Sweet guest hosted by Kavi,event by Srivalli,Akheela's Teatime Snacks..Srivalli's Chocolate Mela.




1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1/2cup Oil
1/2cup Chocolate chunks
1/4cup Sugar
1/2cup Dates puree
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/2cup Silken tofu

Dates Puree:
Soak a cup of pitted dates in hot water for half an hour, grind them as fine puree and use them as per ur need..

Preheat the oven to 350F, sieve the all purpose flour with baking powder, baking soda and keep aside..Meanwhile, heat the chocolate chunks with enough water in microwave oven until they turns as thick chocolate sauce..Beat the oil,silken tofu,sugar for few minutes, finally add the dates puree and chocolate sauce, beat everything well..

Gradually add the sieved flour  to the wet ingredients, mix gently with a spatula,dont overmix the batter, pour the batter to the already greased mould and bake for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean..Let the cake get cool completely..

Chocolate Ganache:
1cup Chocolate chips
1/2cup Low fat cream 



Warm the cream, add the chocolate chips and mix everything well...let them cool and arrange in fridge atleast for an hour..

Buttercream:
1cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4cup Butter
1tsp Vanilla extract
Green food colour


Beat the butter, the confectioner's sugar,vanilla extract ,food colour and turn everything as a smooth buttercream, arrange this buttercream in fridge for atleast two hours..
While decorating, spread generously the chocolate ganache over the baked cake..take the buttercream in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe out as u desire..


Enjoy!!

65 comments:

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

baking a dates cake is in my to do list for a long time....this looks awesome.

Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

lovely vegan cake..perfect for b'day..hope you had a gr8 time!

Charu Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

lovely cake...luks delicious...i jst lov d green colour which makes it so vibrant

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

looks so chocolatey and yummy

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so chocolaty. Can i come over dear...

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks fantastic.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Ihave not tried cake with tofu, sounds interesting.I wonder if the texture is dense or not.Love the decoration.

Sharmi said... Reply To This Comment

My daughter was trying to grab the cake:)
looks very nice!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

tht's really sweet and hey ur hubby is lucky to have such a talented lady at home !

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy birthday surprise!

Saraswathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious, that too eggless version. Have to try soon.

foodiecorner said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate and dates!!! Yum!!!

foodiecorner said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate and dates!!! Yum!!!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks delicious & your cake decorating skills are not as bad as you think.. :-)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks yum., thanks for sharing the vegan recipe Priya..

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

its really superb ....hope u had wonderful time....

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Belated wishes to your hubby. Cake looks nice and delicious...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

book marked!!...anything vegan goes under my long list..the cake looks super!

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

looks very good..

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely !

Amelia's De-ssert said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, your cake looks delicious. I love the chocolate coating.
Have a nice day.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Simply a masterpiece. Cake with Tofu looks yummy.

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Asmita said... Reply To This Comment

A cake with dates in it, I would love that!
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The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

the ingredients are outside my comfort radar. will love to try something new, thanks for sharing this recipe

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, Belated Birthday wishes to ur betterhalf!! cafe looks very nice..He's very lucky too...

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering Recipe..

Aarthi
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Nada said... Reply To This Comment

I love it Priya! I usually steam the dates and mash them but you just gave me a nice idea..That looks easier your way.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely eggless bake and yummy..Very delicious!!

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Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy vegetarian cake. Looks good. YUM!

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Birthday to your hubby, Priya!
Your yummy chocolate cake is so pretty with the bright green decor, and the chocolate ganache is superb.
Love the addition of the prunes in the batter:DDD

ieatonline said... Reply To This Comment

the cake luks yummy...
nice one Priya!

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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Hope he had a wonderful fun time. The color is very bright !

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Love the combo..looks superb dear,yum

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Luks inviting and seems an easy eggless bake Dear. Superb recipe

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

Belated Birthday wishes to your dear H Priya...this is such a unique recipe...looks very delicious...Hope you had a wonderful celebration!!

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Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking cake...Great preparation..

Hemavathi Murari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake, tempting texture with parrot green and a chocolate.

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, delicious cake!!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks super yummy.Belated b'day wishes to your husband.

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Colourful and Yummy..

Roshu said... Reply To This Comment

Awesomeeeeee!!!

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks tempting than ever Priya..Nice recipe.

Nirmala's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely vegan cake!!!Loos yummy

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and delicious cake...

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That looks great priya and chocolate cake that too vegan wow....

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

ahhh looks so yum!

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

really awesome recipe
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A Kamalika Krishmy said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks so Yummmmmmmmmmmy

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes to your husband, cake looks awesome..so glad that you joined us for BM

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Love that color Priya!!!! Delicous Cake!!!!

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really mouth watering! yum yum!

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

wow too good,cake looks absolutely lip-smacking...

foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking cake Priya...don't be so apologetic for the decoration, i'd be proud to make something like this!

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

MMM-great idea to use dates!! Happy birthday to your husband!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

cake looks so yummy....drooling over the pictures..

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delectable. My belated B'day wishes to your husband.

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Dates and chocolate cake looks yummy. Belated wishes to ur hubby

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe, not only is it egg free but the dates must have made it super moist

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so good and yummy Priya. Belated birthday wishes to your husband.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting recipe! Bookmarked!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby. The cake must be amazing with the addition of dates and silken tofu.

Its okay, don't feel bad about the icing..Let me interpret the story of the icing -- those 3 roses are your kids. The lengthy string on the corner is your hubby, the smaller one is you..the itty bitty ones are the small steps your are taking towards a lengthy wonderful journey(the divider icing string)..He He. Now your icing has a story of its own, yes?

Athisaya Divya said... Reply To This Comment

Belated wishes to your hubby. Nice vegan cake recipe Priya :)

Kavi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! I love Vegan versions! Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :) Would love to have more entries from you! :D
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Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

deliciously done beautiful cake thank you for linking it to the tea time event

ISO 22000 Certification said... Reply To This Comment

I love how the green butter cream looks really good in the chocolate ganache. Can't wait to make this one.