First Blog Anniversary With Chocolate Ganache Cake(Eggless)...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category: ,

Hello my dear blogger friends....My blog turns out one today so i am very happy....One year went so fast, in this time i got many new friends cause of it and got to learn many new things also.So on this happy occasion i have a special chocolate ganche cake for you all.I am not a cake expert and i am very new to icing cakes so i have made this cake very simple.I had made this cake few weeks back and had not got time to  post it , but now happy as got a better chance to post it....I am not a expert in cake icing, m just in the begining phase so did what ever  felt for this cake.I had some special kids as my guests so wanted to make something chocolaty, so made this cake.I had just 2 hours to make it.I made the cake and it took time to get cooled so i had just 15 mins for the icing so did whatever i felt.I first gave a layer of vanilla butter cream icing at its sides and then poured hot ganche over it.Had not time to cool the ganache fully so it dripped down till the end of of the edge or else it had to be on half of the edge only.I mostly prefer eggless cake and loved this cake.The basic sponge had turned out very soft and with ganache it tasted superb.


For The Rich Eggless Chocolate sponge
  • 200 gms condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup(100 gms) maida(flour)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup(75 gms) oil
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla essence


I had followed this  main chocolate sponge recipe from nita mehtas cakes and cookies and it turned out really soft and tasty.Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together.keep it aside.In a big bowl beat oil, sugar, essence till well mixed. Add cocoa powder and beat again.Add milk and condensed milk and again beat well.Sometimes the mixture tends to curdle up so that time beat it over hot water.

Now add flour in two-three batches, mixing well after each addition.Beat for 4-5 mins till mixture is light and fluffy and of soft dropping consistency.Can add more milk to adjust its consistency.

grease a 6 inch round tin and preheat the oven to 150 degrees.Pout this batter in this greased tin and bake at 150 degrees for 55-60 mins.Insert knife and check if it comes out clean.After 5-10 mins invert it on wire rack and cool.Below i have put a pic of baked chocolate sponge.


For Vanila Butter-Cream Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter(at room temp)
  • 2 table  spoon clarified ghee
  • 2 table spoon low fat fresh cream
  • 3-4 table spoon powdered sugar
  • 3-4 table spoon icing sugar
  • 1 tea spoon vanila essence
First cut the cake in the center to form to round slices.Whip all ingredients in the frosting until thick and frosting holds peaks.Apply a layer of butter cream icing on the lower half of the cake and close the other half on top of it.Apply the remaining butter-cream frosting on the side of the cake using a spatulla.Level it to form a uniform layer.Refrigerate it for 20 mins.

For Ganache:
  • 150 grams dark cooking chocolate cut in small pieces
  • 100grams fresh cream( i used amul low fat cream)

For Other Icing:
  • Glazed cherries
  • cashewnut cut in thin shivers or grated white chocolate
  • dark chocolate shaving


Heat cream using water bath and then when it just starts boiling add the chocolate pieces and let them melt fully.Mix nicely to remove all lumps.Let it cool for 10 mins.

Remove the cake from refrigerator.Apply little ganache on top.This layer is important as it helps to make the top layer smooth.Spread it nicely on top, do not allow it to drip down now.Refrigerate it for 10 mins.Pic of this stage i have shown below.

Then remove the cake out and pour the ganache generously on the top of the cake.Let it flow down the vanilla-buttercream icing naturally to form a beautiful pattern.It should a smooth layer on top.

Refrigerate it for 10 more mins and then sprinkle thin slices of cashewnuts along its border and then decorate it with remaining vanila buttercream icing , galzed cherries and chocolate shavings.

Enjoy the cake...

Preparation Time : 3 hours

30 Responses to "First Blog Anniversary With Chocolate Ganache Cake(Eggless)...!!!"

Uma Says :
June 1, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Happy Blog Anniversary! May you have many more :)
perfect cake for a milestone :)

Rachana Kothari Says :
June 2, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Congratulations dear Siddhi :-)

The Chocolate Cake looks irresistible and am craving it now...Is it possible to courier a slice to me ;-)

Priya Says :
June 2, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Congrats dear, wishing u many more years in this blogsphere, cake looks gorgeous and cute..

Vrinda Says :
June 2, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Happy blogoversary..delicious cake

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) Says :
June 2, 2010 at 1:35 AM

hey darling missed ur awesome recipes....this one looks so delicous and mouthwatering....super yum...can i hv tht slice....congrats congrats on ur blog anni....u hv a wonderful and lovely space...hope u hv another 1000000000000 blog anni.... Says :
June 2, 2010 at 3:02 AM

Congrats on your blog anniversary.Wishing you many more to come.Cake looks yummy nad delicious and so chocolatey!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal Says :
June 2, 2010 at 3:42 AM

Siddhi, happy first blogging anniversary. Many many more such years come and go and we get to taste wonderful recipes out of your box :)

Lovely looking cake, I will surely try it out next time :)

Nithu Bala Says :
June 2, 2010 at 4:12 AM

Congrats Siddhi..the cake looks awesome..

divya Says :
June 2, 2010 at 6:50 AM

Congrats on your blog anniversary.Wishing you many more to come.Cake looks yummy and delicious....

Ushnish Ghosh Says :
June 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Dear Sidhhi
Congrats and happy cooking and many happy returns of the day...Now you have 97 followers, waiting for the century celebration !!
Ghosh uncle

PranisKitchen Says :
June 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM

wow whata delicious cake choice on this wonderful day..happy annivesary.wishing u to celebrate 100 th anniversary..all my best wishes dear

shanthi Says :
June 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Congrats and wish you many more to come

GayathriRaj Says :
June 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Hey really yummy and rich one.....i loved the presentation a lot...thats too good....yummy...:)

GayathriRaj Says :
June 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Congrts on the first anni of ur blog and keep going and you rock!!!!

Aruna Manikandan Says :
June 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Congratulations on ur first milestone and wishing u many more success dear!!!
Cake looks lovely :-)

Sushma Mallya Says :
June 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Happy blog anniversary siddhi, and thats a very lovely cake to celebrate it...wishing you many more such happy moments...

Hamaree Rasoi Says :
June 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Cake looks irresistible and just perfect for the occasion . Happy 1st blogging anniversary. Keep rocking dear.
Drop in some time at Hamaree Rasoi


Jagruti જાગૃતિ Says :
June 3, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Congrats on your blog anniversary..cake looks so yummy and great clicks too!!

Spice Says :
June 3, 2010 at 10:10 AM

HAppy Blog Anniversary Siddhi & many more to me cake looks perfect, even I also prefer eggless cakes now....& thanks for answering my queries about kokum, will def. try the sharbat u told me about....will let u know...

Srivalli Says :
June 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Siddhi, how nice to visit your blog on your anniversary!..Happy birthday to your blog and wishes for many more..

Just scrolled down and saw so many wonderful Thanda dishes, and I had Thanda mela on!..:((..wish you had seen it before to send it to me..your lolipops are very nice..will have to make it sometime..

SpicyTasty Says :
June 4, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Congrats for your one year anniversary. Way to go!!! Love the cake recipe.

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nandini Says :
June 7, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Hi Siddhi,

Visiting ur space after my long break. Congratulation on ur first anniversary. The cake certainly looks wonderful.. maybe i will make it for my twins birthday which is just two weeks away. Thanks !.

San Says :
June 8, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Hey siddhi,hearty congrats on this milestone.Chocolate ganache cake seems to be very delightful n pleasing to the eyes.

shahana Says :
June 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM

Congratulations dear!
The cake is too tempting.Im bookmarking the recipe.

J Says :
June 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Happy Blog Anniversary! Perfect cake for the occasion!

Usha Says :
June 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Happy Blog Anniversary ! The cake looks perfect, great way to celebrate the occasion :-)

Ushnish Ghosh Says :
June 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Dear Siddhi
What can be more befitting than this to celebrate the 100th post!! Awesome.
I recall I think I am the 4th or 5th blog follower of your recipe, among 98 you have :-)
I knew from the day one, here is the blog from where I can learn a lot , and I have .
Waiting for the celebration when you will have 100 followers..
I am not very regular to comment on your blogs for reasons beyond my control. But I read all of them.
But will read all of them soon when I am in Hong Kong for few weeks
Take care and keep laughing ( smile wont do!)
I will try to come to Goa with aunti in Monsoon and we will have a great time ( you will cook !!)

Ghosh uncle
Ghosh uncle

Dhanya Ganesh Says :
June 21, 2010 at 6:30 AM

Congrats. Cake has nice texture and looks delicious:).

heena Says :
September 6, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Hi Siddhi,

I tried this eggless blackforest doubt texture & flavor both were awesome but it came out as more of flat(thin) cake (not that fluffy as yours)


payel mitra Says :
December 10, 2011 at 1:55 AM

hi siddhi awesome recipe but what's the difference between powdered sugar and icing sugar

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