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