Thursday, March 14, 2013

Eggless Lemon Tea & Pistachio Chocolate Cake

I love challenges, especially food challenges, they will definitely pull you to bring out our creativity and obviously your creative mind will dish out many fabulous dishes. Here comes my one creative bake aka cake with lemon tea and pistachio for our this month's Magic Mingle Challenge, when Kalyani announced this combo i never thought that my fellow bloggers who are all part of this challenge will bring out this much varieties foods with these combination. I can guess very much that even Kalyani might be astonished to see the foods they are dishing out.

Coming to this chocolate cake, i quickly prepared this cake for our evening snacks when it was snowing here, lemon tea gives a wonderful aroma to this usual chocolate cake and needless to say about the nuttiness by pistachios in this cake. This cake takes very less time to get ready and they also get vanished very much easily if you have chocolate lovers at home. Recently while doing an another challenge, i came to know that we can add boiling water to the chocolate cake batter to make them soft and moist, i used the same techinic here and replaced the boiling water with boiling lemon tea. If you love citrus bakes, this cake is for you.



1+3/4cup All purpose flour
2cups Sugar
1/2cup Vegetable oil
1cup Yoghurt
1cup Boiling lemon tea waer
2tbsp Flaxseed meal
3/4cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1+1/2tsp Baking soda
1+1/2tsp Baking powder
1tbsp Vanilla essence
1/4tsp Salt
1/2cup Chopped pistachios

Heat the oven to 350F, grease a round pan and keep aside.

Stir together the sugar,flour,cocao powder,baking powder,baking soda,flax seed meal and salt in a bowl.

Meanwhile take together the yoghurt,vegetabke oil an vanilla in an another bowl, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

Gradually add the wet ingredients,boiling lemon tea to the dry ingredients,mix it well.

Fold in gently the chopped pistachios.

Pour the batter to the prepared pan, sprinkle some nuts on the top and bake for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool completely.

Cut the cake as you desire and serve with a chocolate sauce or dust the cake with confectioner's sugar.


42 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Wow super aks... loved the eggless version... oh but u added yogurt...will replace with something... bakery onnu start pannunga aks naan finance panren:)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

nice click,unusual combo......perfectly made

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Back to form.. kalakurel !
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Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake aks, i am imagine how flavorful and nutty it must be... wish I was there to share it with you :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks delicious!!! looks super soft and moist!!!
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Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya you have changed your header?
YEs you are right I too have used hot water for making cakes though I took me ages to believe that it will come out good ;-) The flavour here makes to go crazy..

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy cake sis:) lovely click:)

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

i'm just thinking how the flavors would be .... :)

Aps prabhu said... Reply To This Comment

I am craving to make cakes.... its been yrs snce i baked one .... lovely cake here

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful cake akka
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♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Oooh lala! Gorgeously prepared cake dear! Enakku oru slice please!!! :)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely cake, with delicious combination!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combo's :) cake looks delicious and super tempting aks :)

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Love cakes like this and love that drizzle sauce too.

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Aha u r a real baking queen akka.. Looks so good and nice flavors ther... Nice click too :) Lovely header pic too :)

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Mary said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely cake. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the flavors in this cake, looks very tempting..

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

Wow!!!cake pakkavae supera irukku...ennaku oru picee pothum...

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

Love it Priya. will definitely try it.

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Can imagine the flavor and taste,beautifully baked.

Dipti Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

A lots of creativity involved in making up this recipe...wondering..how can people think about tea and pista combo..

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

omg its awesome dear.. nice click..

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious... And perfect color..

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

super flavourful n crunchy cake....

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice click.yummy..

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks superb and very tempting cake

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Tea flavor in cake sounds very interesting Priya, that is a wonderful challenge!

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Love this eggless version sis, making me hungry :-)

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully made - and I am loving the combo.

Puja said... Reply To This Comment

That's a beauty, I love pistachios!

Puja

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

superb Priya, stunning and awesome cake

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

pass me a slice... good one.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy cake.. N I liked the cut out portion too... Very cute with a drizzle of chocolate sauce ...

Minu said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing Picture. Very creative

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully made sis..loved the eggless version and nice combo..

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Wow super priya
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful picture Priya, with the chocolate drizzle.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarked Priya...looks super!

Jaleela Banu said... Reply To This Comment

vitha vithamaaka kalakkuriingka priya

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Third entry for the event. You rock Priya. And the cake looks awesome...