Monday, February 18, 2013

Vegan Barley Chocolate Cake

I really want to bake a super moist and rich chocolate cake with barley flour and finally i baked some two weeks back for a friend's birthday. As she is a vegan foodie, i really checked few sites to get an interesting chocolate cake,but finally i got hooked to Madhu's Vegan Barley Chocolate Cake. Thanks to Madhu for giving us this beautiful,super moist cake and my friend simply loved this cake.Initially i was bit skeptical about the barley flour in cake, also i have read somewhere that barley flour are not glutenous like wheat flour or all purpose flour,while i went through this cake post at Madhu's place,she also shared the same thought, thank god she also had the same thought like me. After reading her post, i was very much confident and tried my hands with homemade barley flour.

This cake turned out extremely spongy and i was very much happy with the final result. You can try ur hands in making cakes with barley flour in case if you want to experiment like me. A wonderful alternative to those who dont want to make bakes with all purpose flour or wheat flour. As am running my third week of blogging marathon with baking with wholegrains as theme, am posting this beautiful chocolate cake.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.



2cups Barley flour
1cup Sugar
1/4tsp Salt
1tsp Baking soda
1/2tsp Baking powder
1/4cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1tbsp Vanilla extract
1/3cup Canola oil
1tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
1cup Cold water

Preheat the oven to 350F for few minutes.

Grease generously the bottom and sides of a round baking pan and line it with parchement paper.

Sift together the barley flour,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder,sugar and salt, keep aside.

Mix the vanilla extract,canola oil,vinegar,cold water in a another bowl and gradually add it to the dry ingredients,dont overmix the batter.

Pour now this batter to the prepared pan and bake for 25-30minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool it completely, remove the parchement paper and slice the cake as you desire.

You can frost this cake very well or dust it with powdered sugar.

66 comments:

  1. Chocolate cake made healthy!..looks yum!

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  2. Wow Priya,such a nice healthy cake..looks so good

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  3. Barley flour cake aa? never attempted priya. Def new for me..U always make me drool each time i step in ur blog..:)

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  4. healthy Muffin.. Love the chocolate flavour

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  5. Must have been wonderful. I also eyed this for my last week's BM but couldn't try as I had only little barley flour at home.

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  6. I have never bought barley flour before bt cake looks awesomely moist.....

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  7. healthy and delicious cake... yumm..

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  8. very innovative cake recipe dear..

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  9. Wow this is really super moist cake... Need to try it out...

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  10. Delicious and yummy looking chocolate cake. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  11. Looks absolutely gorgeous & inviting :)

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  12. wow cool didn't know you could use barley flour like this what a sweet friend you are

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  13. Chocolate cake with barley flour ,interesting..

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  14. Healthy n love this vegan cake...so moist n perfectly baked too...

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  15. This cake is a boon to all those vegan food lovers and also to people who are allergic to gluten...... lovely recipe Priya

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  16. Barley cake nice and healthy..

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  17. Love this all time Priya...
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  18. wow barley in a cake!!!! bookmarking it!!!
    Sowmya
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  19. Healthy choco version Indeed Priya!

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  20. nice recipe
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  21. Lovely recipe
    http://dailychoresrecorded.blogspot.in/

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  22. barley in cake seems very interesting. Luv the look of it.

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  23. interesting and healthy chocolate cake... yum...
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  24. Innovative cake recipe, sounds very healthy...yummy

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  25. Perfectly made priya, Lovely presentation too

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  26. Definitely very new to me. Cake looks moist and super yummy dear.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/paal-kozhukattai-kollukattai-modaks-in.html

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  27. I can almost imagine the smell of that beautiful and moist cake. Lovely.

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  28. wow amazing barley cake,beautifully done Priya...too gud recipe:)

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  29. I like this idea Priya. But I want to know whwther there is a significant change in taste because of the barley?

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  30. yummy chocolate cake...perfect one..

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  31. Wow such a healthy cake. will try soon.. Nice one

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  32. trying this definitely,looks superb and with barleymmmm

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  33. I am a great fan of madhuram's eggless baking. chance kedacha ellame try pannalam pola irukkum. BTW, barley flour cake supera irukku. I'll half the recipe and try at my end.

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  34. Awesome cake dear! I'm stunned at both the cake and the ingredients...WOW!! :)

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  35. healthy cake with barley.. !!!

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  36. Loved the color Priya So rich n yummmm

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  37. very healthy cake dear..never thought to make a cake with barley,hats off to u !!!

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  38. such a healthy cake akka....so lovely

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  39. sounds interesting priya.. never thought of cake with barley flour.. you are awesome :)

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  40. What awesome recipe and looks very beautiful..

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  41. What a healthy recipe...I simply love ur blog for this reason...u make delicacies that can be eaten without guilt...awesome....simply loved the cake....

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  42. very innovative dear...looks so chocolaty !

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  43. Delicious vegan barely chocolate cake. I love it.

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  44. If all the cakes are this healthy and yum I can have them everyday without any guilt.

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  45. Barley cake is mind blowing.Very innovative Priya.

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  46. Too good..Never tasted this chocolate, barley combo

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  47. Nice cake Priya.Any substitutes for apple cider vinegar?

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  48. this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

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  49. An absolute beauty!
    I was tempted to make this from Egglesscooking too. But for want of choclate lovers at home, I stopped myself :)

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  50. Priya, I wish I could get my birthday cake done by you..:)..looks so good what with chocolate and vegan..way to go!

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  51. this looks so good - with rich chocolate - no one would ever know it is made with such a healthy grain - great way to sneak more grains into kids' diet

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  52. Very new and interesting... A perfect disguise for those who have second thoughts on taking wholegrain bakes.... Hope your friend had a blast...

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  53. Great way to include whole grains in cakes. Will try this out soon.

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  54. Love this barley vegan cake, look so fluffy

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  55. so perfectly baked lokk at that cracks on the top looks so tempting I never tried barly in my baking will sure give atry now.

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  56. nice and healthy cake,loved the deep brown color and vegan version...

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  57. Very cool! I've never heard of barley flour before!

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  58. I had no idea there is barley flour and that we could bake using that... I love how you experiment with different grains.

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  59. OMG! Barley cake?? Thats brilliant. Looks very good & I am sure tasted very good too:)

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