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I have been visiting the Brahmakumari center near my house everyday for the last 5 months. The sisters at the center are powerful enough to uplift anyone’s personality and bring out the qualities latent within. Sister Shilpa has been a person I could easily connect with. I will need to write another blog post to describe her influence on my life. 

It was on the eve of Shivratri that I got to eat a cake made by sister which truly blew my mind. I couldnt imagine an eggless cake being so spongy and light. It was perfectly sweet and moist at the same time. I took the recipe from sister next morning. When she told me the method I realized it was rather simple. I think, to get that perfect taste you also need the pure vibration at the center. That ingredient is what makes food so special. No wonder I have never tasted better murukkus and nippatus than at the center.

I have modified sister’s cake recipe a bit to make a chocolate cake with the desired texture and sweetness. Do try milk powder in your eggless cakes next time as it’s easier to use than other egg replacements.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1.25 cups castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup milk (full fat)
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 2 cups maida/ flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup water (or as much required to reach dropping consistency)

Procedure :

  1. Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the milk, essence, water and blend well.
  3. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, milk powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the blended wet ones little by little, folding well.
  5. Pour into greased and dusted pan. Bake at 180 Deg C for 40 minutes.