Quick chocolate cake is baked food made in a short period of time by using ingredients like cocoa and vegetable oil. The cooking process may be further speeded up by using a microwave, convection oven or steamer to produce a moist dense cake.
Preparation Overview of Quick Chocolate Cake
Traditionally, chocolate cakes are produced by melting chocolate and butter together. This mix is then allowed to cool and it is mixed into the egg, flour, sugar mixture to form a thick dense cake. Quick chocolate cakes usually do not use whole cooking chocolate and butter. This step is skipped resulting in a shorter preparation time and cooking time.
A quick chocolate cake can be produced by using cocoa powder, vegetable oil or shortening, eggs and sugar. To provide the consistency of a thick cake, applesauce, vegetable shortening, etc. may be used. Self raising flour is sieved with flour, baking powder and baking soda and sugar. The batter can then be steamed, microwave or baked in a hot oven to form a quick chocolate cake. These quick chocolate cakes can be prepared in 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the ingredients that are used and the cooking process followed.
It becomes essential to cover the cake with frosting or other chocolate based coatings to restore the taste and fragrance, as butter and whole chocolate are not used in the preparations. These cakes are covered with chocolate based frostings, ganaches, or marzipan coatings before being served.
Serving Quick Chocolate Cakes
A quick chocolate cake is usually served with tea or as snacks.
Popular Quick Chocolate Cake Variations
- A quick fridge version of chocolate cake is possible by simply mixing powdered biscuits with butter, sugar and cocoa powder. This cake is refrigerated till set and served cold.
- A simpler version of the quick chocolate cake is called the dump cake. This is prepared by tipping flour, sugar, cocoa, and coffee powder into a coffee mug. Milk, oil and egg are added to the batter. The mug is then microwaved on HIGH for 3 minutes.
Nutrition Facts on Quick Chocolate Cake
A single serving of quick chocolate cake contains 385.6 calories. The total fat content is 17g, the cholesterol content is 4mg, the sodium content is 123.2 mg, the potassium content is 43.2 mg and the carbohydrate content is 57.7g.
Food companies like Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines and Pillsburys provide quick chocolate cake mixes.