Eggless Chocolate Cake pops recipe is a sinfully delicious chocolate dessert made in appe pan. The outer layer is creamy dark chocolate with middle layer consisting of soft-spongy chocolate cake and the core consisting of melt in the mouth Nutella. It is an easy no bake dessert recipe that you can quickly make at home using appe pan. Also, the recipe has no maida, no eggs and is made using whole wheat flour.
These cake pops not only taste splendid but looks absolutely delightful too. Kids or adults are surely going to get attracted to it merely by the looks of it. Now comes the actual part (of course for which you are reading this post :p), how to make these cake pops. Many people have the perception that if the dish looks too good or fancy, then definitely it must be tough to make. This Chocolate cake pops recipe is going to change your viewpoint as it is so easy to make and that too within no time.
A good news for all those having “Bake-o-phobia” (phobia of baking, yes people do have it!!), this dessert is going to be a no bake recipe. I have met lots of people who loves cakes or cookies but are constantly struggling with their ovens or concepts of baking like temperature settings, preheating or proportions etc.This recipe will definitely save you from all that hassle and you can easily whip up an interesting dessert for yourself and your family. Also, the recipe is eggless and made using whole wheat Flour.
For making these, first of all we will prepare a batter which would be slightly thicker than normal cake batter. This would be poured in Appe pan (which is also called “Paniyaram” pan). Some Nutella will be dropped in the centre of each piece and then covered with some more batter. Once these chocolate balls are ready, they would be allowed to cool down. We would be dipping them in melted hot chocolate and then drizzle some melted white chocolate. The garnishing on top is totally optional. You can have these cake pops without dipping them in chocolate too.
The dessert is ideal for serving in kids birthday parties or friends/family get together as you can make it well in advance and store it in fridge.
Other Appe/Paniyaram stand recipes shared on the blog are:
As I made these Chocolate Cake Pops on the occasion of International Women’s Day, I dedicate this post to all the lovely women who are working really hard for themselves and looking after their families. Cheers to all the lovely ladies out there!!
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Ingredients: (Makes 12 pieces)
- Whole Wheat Flour-3/4 cup
- Cocoa powder-1/4 cup
- Powdered Sugar- 1/2 cup
- Thick Curd (Yoghurt)- 1/2 cup
- Milk-1/4 cup
- Oil- 3 tbsp
- Baking Powder-1 tsp
- Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
- Vanilla essence-1 tsp
- Salt-A pinch
- Nutella- 3 tbsp
- Oil-For cooking
- Dark /Milk Chocolate Compound-200 grams
- White chocolate-50 grams
1. For outer covering, you can use milk or dark chocolate as per your taste.
2. If you want to make lighter version, skip nutella and chocolate dipping part from the recipe.
3. Apart from white chocolate, you can also use chopped nuts or dried berries for topping up these cake pops.
4. The quantity of milk used here depends on the quality of whole wheat flour. You may have to add additional 1 to 2 tsp to get the right consistency.
5. You can also add some chopped nuts in the cake pop batter for crunch.
Steps To Prepare:
Sieve together whole wheat flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Mix it well. These are the dry ingredients of our recipe.
In a bigger bowl, add yoghurt, powdered sugar, milk, oil and vanilla essence. Whisk well for 10-12 minutes
Add the dry ingredients to the above bowl. Fold the batter gently. If the batter seems too thick add 1-2 tsp of milk. Here I had to add 1 tsp of milk more. The mixture will be slightly thick than usual cake batter (You can check out the video to get idea about the consistency).
Keep the paniyaram or appe pan on low flame. Brush it with some oil.
Take roughly 1 tbsp batter and using spoons or spatula, drop it in the hollows of pan. Add 1/4 tsp Nutella in centre of each piece. Cover it with some more batter.
Let the batter get cooked on low flame on gas. Drop some oil near the edges.
After roughly 1-2 minutes, check the edges of cake balls using a knife. If the edges have cooked, flip it. Pour few drops of oil more on the edges. Let it cook on low flame for 1-2 minutes or till they are completely cooked from all sides.
Keep these chocolate cake pops in a tray or plate to cool down.
Many people raise the query on how and when to flip the appe in pan. It is very simple. Keep the knife handy when making appe. After 1 or 2 minutes of pouring the batter, check the edges using a knife. Don’t let the entire appe cook completely; the flipping should be done when the centre is still wet.
(For outer covering)
Take some dark/milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl (buy here). Keeping the microwave power to 80 percent, heat the chocolate for 30 seconds. Bring the chocolate bowl out of oven and gently mix with spoon. Heat it again on 80 percent power for 20-30 seconds. By now the chocolate should have melted completely.
Dip the chocolate cake pops in melted hot chocolate. Bring them out with the help of a fork or toothpick. I am mentioning here fork or toothpick as it will help in dripping out the excess chocolate. Let the chocolate cake pops cool down a bit on a sheet of baking paper.
In a similar fashion, melt the white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. You can fill this melted white chocolate in any piping bag and drizzle over the chocolate cake pops or use a spoon for the same.
Place it in fridge for at least 10 minutes so that outer coating is cooled down completely. Store them in an airtight container in fridge.
You can serve these chocolate cake pops cold or microwave it for 20 seconds before serving. I like to serve it little warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce!! 😀
Enjoy these delicious sinfully chocolatey Cake Pops!!
Some more No-Bake desserts you might like:
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- Chocolate Compound: https://amzn.to/3apvA6h
- Heart Shape Sprinklers: https://amzn.to/3axfmrF
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