Butterscotch Cake Bars

Simple butterscotch cake bars baked from scratch.

Eggless Butterscotch Cake Bars Recipe by Foodomania.com

Sometimes, chocolate is not what you need to feed your soul. Yes, that happens. What about those minor cravings when you want something airy and aromatic but not chocolate? Butterscotch is perfect for those subtle cravings for something sweet. Making these cake bars practically involves dumping a bunch of easily available ingredients in a bowl, mixing into a smooth batter, pouring in a pan and baking it to spongy perfection.  (more…)

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of Foodomania.com!

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe | Quick & Easy Desserts | Lava Cake | Molten Chocolate Cake written by Kavitha of Foodomania.com

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be apt to post something special today, for it is the 4th anniversary of Foodomania. Yep, I officially launched this website on August 1st, 2012. In the past 4 years, I’ve been able to post 500+ recipes with step by step pictures, build a community of food lovers and see my blog grow into a mildly popular food brand. I am grateful to have found a hobby that I’m so passionate about and that lets me be creative.

This recipe for Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is eggless – obviously – and simple. Eggs are what usually provide the molten center to the lava cakes. But with some careful substitutions in the ingredients and baking time and temperature, you can bake yourself an equally good chocolate cake with a molten center. In the recipe, I cheat by adding chocolate chips in the center to give an additional molten center. But because the end product is so tasty, I think a couple shortcuts and cheats are warranted. So, here’s how to make the eggless molten chocolate lava cake in under 15 minutes –   (more…)

Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate buttercream cupcakes for the amateur baker

Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes Recipe | Eggless Desserts | chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting | Foodomania.com

You’re probably wondering what is with the recipe title? I found these pictures in an old hard drive and memories came flooding back! This recipe is the result of one of my earlier attempts at baking. I called these my chocolate buttercream cupcakes back then. In retrospect, naming them “Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting” would’ve made more sense! 🙂 I made them many moons ago (in 2013, I think!). That explains the very amateurish presentation.

But if you can look past the presentation, what you will see is a wonderfully simple recipe to make a super spongy, soft and delicious cupcake! I will be re-doing the recipe and updating this post with better images. But you can still look at the beautiful texture of these cupcakes, can’t you?    (more…)

Red Velvet Cake

A moist and soft Red Velvet Cake made without eggs!

Red Velvet Cake Recipe - Classic Eggless Cakes - Step by step pictorial - eggless Red velvet cake recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

I’m not an artist. Heck, I don’t even have the patience to frost cakes elegantly. I usually follow a minimalist approach to cooking / baking. But some cakes demand your attention. And this Red Velvet Cake is one of those cakes. As you can probably already see, I didn’t do a very good job of frosting the cake. But believe me when I tell you – this has to be one of the best eggless cakes I’ve baked in a long time. I’m sure YOU will do a better job of frosting this cake than I did.

Let’s talk about the texture. Moist, soft, crumbly and chocolaty in every single bite. The subtly sweet cream cheese frosting adds a nice flavor dimension to the intensely red and chocolaty cake. I’d say this stays well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days; but I doubt it’ll last that long. You’ll need great self-control to resist the urge to have another slice.

Do save some of the batter to bake separately in a cupcake mold. This way, you can make the “red crumbs” to use to decorate the cake without having to cut into the perfectly baked cake. If your cake butchering skills are as stinky as mine are, then you’re going to need this tip!   (more…)