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:

Smitha Joga said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate cake made healthy!..looks yum!

Anitha Jayakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice healthy chocolate cake...

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy Muffin.. Love the chocolate flavour

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

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

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

looks wonderful

Amina said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious cake... yumm..

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative cake recipe dear..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and yummy looking chocolate cake. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Smita Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely gorgeous & inviting :)

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate cake with barley flour ,interesting..

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Barley cake nice and healthy..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Love this all time Priya...
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Ummu Azi said... Reply To This Comment

lovely yummy chocolate cake

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow barley in a cake!!!! bookmarking it!!!
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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy choco version Indeed Priya!

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe
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tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe
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Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rafeeda A. Raheem said... Reply To This Comment

interesting and healthy chocolate cake... yum...
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Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative cake recipe, sounds very healthy...yummy

Jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made priya, Lovely presentation too

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pinksocks said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

yummy chocolate cake...perfect one..

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

trying this definitely,looks superb and with barleymmmm

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

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.

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n yummy!!!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good.. awesome prep..

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

healthy cake with barley.. !!!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the color Priya So rich n yummmm

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

such a healthy cake akka....so lovely

PT said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy cake..

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

What awesome recipe and looks very beautiful..

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

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....

Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative dear...looks so chocolaty !

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious vegan barely chocolate cake. I love it.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Barley cake is mind blowing.Very innovative Priya.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Too good..Never tasted this chocolate, barley combo

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Nice cake Priya.Any substitutes for apple cider vinegar?

divya said... Reply To This Comment

this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mira said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous cake. Baked to perfection Priya

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Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Love this barley vegan cake, look so fluffy

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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.

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

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

Samantha Angela said... Reply To This Comment

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

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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