Nutritional Facts of Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake, Calories in Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake

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How many calories does one Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake have?

One Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake gives 1500 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 881 calories, proteins account for 132 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 527 calories.  One Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake provides about 75 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake recipe. This Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe is made with the most basic baking ingredients that are easily available in every well maintained Indian household pantry and this recipe uses minimum of ingredients. We call this Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe as the recipe is for vegetarians and we use condensed milk and no eggs.

The recipe is so easy that even a amateur would not go wrong with it as it is hassle free.Your kiddos birthday or planning for a high tea party at home? We have a perfect dessert recipe for you which is super easy to make, Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe.This eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe is super moist and delicious.

We have used condensed milk as a replacement to eggs yet the cake turns out to be super spongy and soft. Some people also use banana as a substitute.To make eggless vegetarian chocolate sponge cake, sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda together. Using good quality cocoa powder is very necessary to extract the best of flavours so make sure you are using the best one, also baking powder and soda are leavening agents that would help us make the cake spongy and fluffy. Keep aside. Combine wet ingredients like the condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and 6 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and beat well using a whisk. Condensed milk will make the cake soft and also add sweetness to out eggless vegetarian chocolate cake, we have not used any sugar in the recipe. Add the sieved flour mixture and mix gently with help of a spatula.The batter should be of dropping consistency. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted 175 mm. (7”) diameter cake tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 20 to 25 minutes or till done. The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch. Invert the tin over a rack and tap sharply to unmould the cake. Keep aside to cool and use Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake as required.

If you are planning to store this Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake, use oil instead of butter as the butter tends to solidify the cake will turn solid. Also, while mixing the ingredients together make sure you do not over mix them or it will knock out the air and you will end up with a dense cake.

Chocolate always has a nice, romantic feel to it, and nobody wants to miss out on anything chocolaty! Chocolate cakes can be made eggless too, and they can be just as soft as the ones you find at the bakery.

You can top and serve Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe | eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe with icing sugar or chocolate syrup. I have used this Indian style eggless chocolate sponge cake in recipes like Chocolate Orange Mousse-Cake, Ebony and Ivory and Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Is Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened : Cocoa is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids, catechins and epicatechins. These show anti-inflammatory effect as well help the body get rid of harmful free radicals and thus reduce the onset of various chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Small amounts of cocoa powder have been proven to reduce insulin sensitivity and improve blood sugar control and benefit diabetics. Some random trials with cocoa powder have exhibited reduction in the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body making it good for heart and good for weight loss. See detailed benefits of cocoa powder.

2. Butter : Butter contains 80% fats and it comprises of many types of fatty acids. Butter has short chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids which are broken down and absorbed into the body directly and go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles. Due to this anti-inflammatory effect, it is said to have a positive effect in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Recent research shows that small amounts of butter has positive effects on heart health. So diabetics too can have small quantity of butter and balance it with other types of fats they consume. A tbsp. of butter fulfils 8% of your days requirement of vitamin A. This Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which is essential for glowing skin health and immune function. We suggest you read about butter the super food

What's the problem?

1. Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. Condensed Milk, Sweetened Condensed MilkCondensed Milk – itself is very high in energy (513 calories from ½ cup). That’s a lot! This is of most concern especially when most of it is because of the added sugar, which does not offer any benefit in reality. So weight watchers and those suffering from diabetes and heart disease as well as those aiming a healthy lifestyle need to definitely stay steer of this ingredient, though rich in taste. Condensed milk is a dairy product, so it is a concentrated source of protein and calcium, which are necessary to build strong bones. It does provide some B vitamins and potassium also. So condensed milk should be the preferred choice over plain sugar. Read is condensed milk healthy?

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Also Dry fruits stuffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery,  oats and dates kheer and anjeer and mixed nuts barfi (not for diabetics).

 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have  Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients

Condensed Milk – itself is very high in energy (513 calories from ½ cup). That’s a lot! This is of most concern especially when most of it is because of the added sugar, which does not offer any benefit in reality.

Can healthy individuals have  Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake?

No, does not suit a healthy life style. 

 Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body.

2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

3. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

5. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

6. Zinc : Zinc  is involved in collagen synthesis and this helps repair skin and helps build immunity. 

7. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

8. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 

9. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Vitamin B2 enables the production of red blood cells that contribute to the rise in your energy levels. So have more milk, curds, eggs and green leafy vegetables. 

10. Iron Iron is essential in the chemical reactions that produce energy from foods. Eat more greens and garden cress seeds to prevent you from being anaemic. Here are the top 7 sources of iron rich foods

11. Potassium Potassium is critical for those with high blood pressure as it lessen the impact of sodium. Eat more avocados, bananas, watermelons, papaya, plums and grapefruits. 

12. Vitamin B3 (niacin) : Vitamin B3 helps in brain functioning and mental health. Also healthy skin formation.  

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

8 Pointers to Go Healthy and Stay Healthy

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.

 

How to burn 1500 calories that come from Indian Style Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake?

Walking (6 kmph) = 7 hrs 30 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 2 hrs 30 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 3 hrs 20 mins              

Swimming (2 kmph) = 4 hrs 17 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per cake% Daily Values
Energy1500 cal75%
Protein33.1 g60%
Carbohydrates220.2 g73%
Fiber3.7 g15%
Fat58.6 g89%
Cholesterol110 mg28%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A1861.7 mcg39%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)2.3 mg230%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)1.1 mg100%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)3.4 mg28%
Vitamin C6.2 mg15%
Vitamin E1.5 mg10%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)29.8 mcg15%
MINERALS
Calcium719.7 mg120%
Iron5.5 mg26%
Magnesium110.9 mg32%
Phosphorus346.3 mg58%
Sodium1863.8 mg98%
Potassium1198.4 mg25%
Zinc3.6 mg36%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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