Eggless whole Wheat Chocolate Spongy Cake

I take up a simple basic cake recipe to share with my readers on this occasion of New Year’s Eve. This is an easy chocolate sponge cake recipe without eggs and prepared with whole wheat flour. Not too many ingredients used here. If you need fluffier version, you can add 1:1 maida (wheat: maida). 
I wish you a very Happy New Year 2018.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Baking time: 25 mins
Serves: 500gm cake
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Small Semolina/ Chiroti Rava – ¾ cup
Granulated Sugar – 1 cup
Cocoa powder – 3 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Salt – a pinch
Milk – ¼ cup
Curds – ½ cup
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Coconut oil/ Ghee – 1/4cup or little lesser
Vanilla essence – ¼ tsp (optional)

Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius. Grease round cake pan of 9 inch diameter.
Take wet ingredients like milk and curds in a large mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and set aside for a minute. Add sugar, oil to the same and beat well with a spatula. In a separate bowl, mix all other dry ingredients – wheat flour, semolina, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Mix well. Add these to the wet mix and beat well to for a smooth mix without any lumps.  

Pour the mix in the greased pan and bake for 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes of baking, if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick or fork. It is baked if the inserted fork comes out clean. 

Once done, allow to cool for some time. Invert the cake on a plain surface. Do cream topping or any frosting of your choice.