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Did you know that it is possible to prepare one water cake which has nothing to envy to “traditional cakes”? Do you have a sudden desire to bake a cake but you don’t have milk at home? There is no problem. Those who follow a vegan diet or those who simply want to lose a few pounds without giving up a cheat from time to time, will know well that dairy ingredients are not so essential to prepare desserts.
In addition to being able to be replaced with very valid alternatives such as soy milk, rice milk or oat drinks, in the preparation of cakes it is possible to simply add water instead of cow’s milk, and the result will be equally delicious.
Of course, it is important to know the right proportions (fundamental factor when preparing any type of recipe), but we can assure you that the result will be truly amazing, and from time to time you too will get used to preparing desserts with water instead of milk!
At this point you will certainly be curious to find out what the recipes of the best and simplest water cakes to prepare. And we have collected some of the tastiest for you. From the cocoa water cake to the orange cake, to the classic milk-free and sugar-free cake, choose the one that tickles your taste buds the most and discover how simple it is to make it.
Cocoa water cake
The cocoa water cake it is a simple and light dessert, ideal for a tasty and different breakfast. This cake will also be the perfect choice for children, who will be able to have a healthy and nutritious snack, without opting for the high-calorie and unhealthy snacks from the supermarket.
So let’s see the ingredients needed for a good vegan chocolate cake and the steps to make it.
- 200 grams of flour 00
- 130 grams of sugar
- 250 grams of water
- 30 grams of bitter cocoa
- 40 ml seed oil
- 1 sachet of baking powder.
Pour the previously sifted flour into a large bowl, then add the other dry ingredients, such as cocoa and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
In a second bowl, pour the water and sugar and mix for a few seconds until it is completely dissolved.
Add the seed oil and mix, then combine the powdered ingredients and keep mixing (you could use an electric whisk for a better, faster, lump-free result). When you have obtained a perfectly blended and creamy dough, pour it into a pan with a diameter of about 20 centimeters. The pan must be oiled and floured or lined with baking paper.
Put the pan in a preheated oven at 180 ° and cook for about 40/45 minutes. Remember, the toothpick test is always valid: if after having dipped it into the cake it comes out clean, then the dessert will be ready.
Then, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for about fifteen minutes, take it out of the pan and enjoy!
Water dessert with coffee
To wake you up with the right charge, a perfect breakfast could be the one based on Cake Coffee and a hot cup of cappuccino. The recipe for the coffee water cake is very easy to make. To make it, neither eggs nor butter will be needed, so it will be a healthy breakfast for those suffering from intolerances to these foods and for those following a vegan diet.
So let’s see what the ingredients are. For your quick water cake, consider a cake pan with a diameter of about 24 centimeters.
- Coffee: 300 grams
- 00 flour: 300 grams
- Sugar: 180 grams
- A sachet of baking powder for cakes
- Seed oil: 90 grams.
Prepare the coffee and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, pour the sugar. When the coffee is at room temperature, add it to the bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved, then it’s time to add the seed oil. Keep stirring to combine all the ingredients.
In another bowl, pour the sifted flour and add the yeast. Using a ladle, slowly add the liquid ingredients, mixing well so as not to form lumps. To facilitate the task, you can use an electric whisk.
After a few minutes, the dough for your coffee cake will be ready.
Pour it into the pan greased with vegetable margarine (you can also use seed oil) and floured. Put the pan in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 50 minutes. Once again, the toothpick test is worth it, if it comes out clean after dipping it into the cake, then the cake will be officially ready. Let it cool, then taste it now!
Orange water cake
To fill up on energy, what could be better than starting the day with a very good one Orange cake? Of course, strictly without milk, but with eggs, therefore not suitable for vegans, but excellent for those who follow a vegetarian diet. The orange flavored water cake will be the ideal breakfast for you who love fruit and its multiple beneficial effects.
Do you want to find out how to prepare it? Let’s see what are the ingredients and the procedure to follow.
- 300 g of flour 00
- 3 eggs
- 200 g of sugar
- 125 g of water at room temperature
- 75 g of seed oil
- 15 grams of baking powder
- The grated zest of an organic orange
- A pinch of salt.
Buckle up your apron and get to work. Begin to whisk the eggs using the electric whisk and gradually adding the sugar, until you get a frothy mixture. Add the salt, water and oil while continuing to whisk. Then add the grated orange zest and mix well.
At this point, it is time to add the yeast and flour, which must be carefully sieved before being poured into the dough. Keep stirring until all the ingredients have blended into an inviting creamy mixture.
The dough for your cake is ready. After having oiled and floured the pan (which must have a diameter of about 24 centimeters), pour it and put it in a preheated oven at 180 °. Cooking will take about 45/50 minutes and this time too you will have to perform the fateful toothpick test to know if the cake is ready.
At the end of cooking, leave the cake to cool for about fifteen minutes or at most half an hour before consuming.
And finally, even without sugar!
And we finish our list of easy-to-prepare water-based cakes with a light dessert, namely the cake without milk, without eggs and without sugar. The preparation is, again, very simple. Instead of sugar, you can use the to sweeten the cake stevia or another sweetener of your choice (always taking into account the due proportions for the correct dosage). So let’s see how to prepare this sweet friend of the diet.
- 250 g Farina 00
- 2 tablespoons of stevia
- 280 ml of water
- 70 ml seed oil
- A sachet of baking powder for cakes
In a bowl, pour the water and mix it with the sweetener. When the latter has melted, you can add the oil and, gradually, the sifted flour. Continue stirring with the help of an electric whisk. You could add vanilla flavoring to make your dessert even more fragrant. When you have obtained a homogeneous mixture, add the sifted yeast and continue mixing.
It’s time to pour the dough into the pan. You could also choose a donut mold, to make a great one donut to water easy and fast.
Pour the dough into the oiled and floured pan and bake in a preheated static oven at 180 ° C for 40 minutes. After that, bake, let it cool and enjoy your cake guilt-free.
As you can see, in all cases these are quick and easy to prepare recipes, but with a guaranteed result. The water cakes that we have reported to you can be stored for about 2-3 days at room temperature. To prevent the dessert from spoiling, try to cover it with a special glass bell and enjoy your healthy and delicious homemade breakfast.
Source: GreenStyle by www.greenstyle.it.
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