Bad Texture, Good Taste: Vegan Baked Chocolate Cakes
The process of making cakes is more difficult than cooking daily foods such as side dishes or snacks. In cakes, a lot of things related to techniques or quantities of food ingredients that will cause a failure in the results of the cake.
The most common thing is the failure to produce a good texture on the cake. Just like what I experienced this time. My cake has a bad texture. My chocolate cake is thick and not sweet enough.
From the start, I realized that this would fail
I did an eggless cake experiment. The crazy thing again, I'm running out of ingredients that quite affect the taste and texture of the cake. But I am determined to try to make a chocolate cake.
I ran out of sugar and finally replaced it with brown sugar that was makeshift. And when the cake was in the process of baking, I realized that if the solid brown sugar I mixed it with liquid ingredients.
In making cakes, separate wet and dry food ingredients. It will anticipate the texture of your cake to be bad.
Because this time I mixed my brown sugar into the wet ingredients in margarine and coconut milk, so the texture of my cake became bad. This was because at first, I thought that brown sugar would be difficult to mix evenly with flour and other powder ingredients. But in fact, by mixing brown sugar in a bowl of wet ingredients, it was a mistake.
Here are the ingredients I use with the minimum I have:
- 150 grams of all-purpose flour
- 50 grams of cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 230 ml of coconut milk
- 60 ml of vegan butter/margarine
- 150 ml of brown sugar
How To Make
- Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius while making the dough. Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl, stir well. Set aside.
- Step 2
I mix chopped brown sugar, coconut milk, and margarine. Mix well.
- Step 3
Then mix the flour mixture and the liquid mixture.
- Step 4
Brush the baking pan with vegetable oil or use baking paper.
Then add the mixture slowly. Then add roasted nuts like almond or peanut on the top.
- Step 5
Bake the cake for 30-40 minutes.
- Step 6
Let until cool about 20 minutes then remove from the pan.
- Step 7
Serve. Can be added filling or topping according to your taste.
It's not too sweet because in this recipe I use brown sugar. But for those who don't like the taste too sweet, this cake can be accepted by their tongue.
This cake is suitable served as a friend to drink tea or coffee. But because of the bad texture, this cake is not worth serving as a dessert because it is less sweet and not soft.
Fortunately, the appearance of this cake is a quite helpful and quite comforting failure on the texture of this cake.
What do you think of my recipe this time? Give your opinion in the comments column.