Any kind of celebration calls for a cake. But, for a last-minute surprise plan making an entire cake can be a hassle as well as time-consuming. Also, you might not want to surprise your special one with a store-bought cake. Thus, no-bake cakes are a lifesaver in such situations. The cake is frequently offered as celebratory food at ceremonial events such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. Cake recipes abound; some are bread-like, some are rich and ornate, and many are centuries old.
What is a no-bake cake?
The no-bake cake is the one of a kind of dessert that you can make if you’re having people round for dinner and you are running low on dessert ideas. It takes less effort to make than it does to go out and buy something. A small slice of this delicacy truly goes a long way. It’s potent, hardcore chocolate.
It’s a crowd-pleaser when topped with whipped cream (or whipped coconut cream). This oatmeal cake is a tasty treat. It’s not very sweet, and it’s a novel way to use up oats. I’ve also prepared a similar banana oatmeal cake, but if you like oats and chocolate, I highly recommend giving this a try.
Notable Ingredients at a Glance
Oats – If you only have whole rolled oats, pulse them a few times in a food processor to break them down into smaller bits. I used quick oats for this cake since I believe the smaller quick oat bits worked better for a cake-like treat. They are uniformly distributed and do not have a chewy texture.
Peanut Butter – Peanut butter adds a creamy texture to the cake. If you do not like peanut butter, you can also go for condensed milk. But peanut butter will make the cake a lot healthier.
Butter – Butter is mainly needed to grease the cake pan so that the cake does not stick to the pan. The butter also imparts a light and tender texture to the cake. For the vegan version, you can replace butter with oil.
Jaggery powder or dark brown sugar – Jaggery powder or dark brown sugar gives a nice brown color to the cake.
Sugar – Balance the amount of sugar as jaggery or brown sugar is sweet too.
Salt – Salt’s primary role in cake recipes is to enhance the flavor of the other components. Its presence enhances the depth and complexity of different flavors as they merge. Salt also helps to balance the sweetness of cake mixes, although the salty flavor should be subtle; hence use salt wisely.
Vanilla extract – Because of the fantastic flavor it gives, vanilla extract is included in practically every recipe for baked desserts. Vanilla extract is always added to desserts since it adds flavor and brings out other components’ flavors in the recipe.
Dark Chocolate – This recipe calls for semi-sweet dark chocolate. You can use milk chocolate if you want an even sweeter cake. You can substitute chopped chocolate bars with chocolate chips.
Parchment Paper – Cut the parchment paper as per the shape of your baking tray. Cake containers lined with parchment paper allow cakes to be easily inserted and removed from the containers.
How to make a no-bake cake?
Take a big mixing bowl and add oats, peanut butter, butter, ground oats, jaggery powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
Take a spatula and mix all of them together till it is evenly mixed. Now take a square cake tray or any other shaped cake tray as per your choice and place parchment paper on it.
Now butter the surface thoroughly. Once it is greased, pour the mixture into it, and with the help of the spatula, spread it evenly.
Now, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate for 5 to 6 minutes while constantly stirring. Melt till the chocolate is runny. You can also microwave the chocolate for 5-6 minutes to melt it.
Then, pour the melted chocolate over the oats layer in the mold and even out with a spatula.
Add some sprinkles, M&M gems, or whipped cream to the chocolate layer to decorate the cake.
Let it cool for 15 minutes, and then tap out the bubbles.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours to freeze the cake.
Take it out from the mold on a plate and cut it into square shapes or any other shape you desire. Enjoy!
Some Expert Tips to Prepare No-Bake Cake
- This cake works best in a springform pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Otherwise, removing it will be quite difficult at times.
- You can use a larger pan, but your cake will be shorter.
- You can use milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate for a sweeter cake.
No Bake Cake is something fun to make for V Day- delicious no bake cake.
- 3 cup Oats
- 1½ cup Peanut Butter(Creamy)
- 6 tbsp Butter(softened)
- 1/3rd cup Oats(Ground)
- ½ cup Jaggery powder or dark brown sugar
- 5 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 Parchment Paper
- ⅔ cup M&Ms
- 400gm Dark chocolate(chopped)
- Take a big mixing bowl and add oats, peanut butter, butter, ground oats, jaggery powder, sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
- Take a spatula and mix it till it is evenly mixed.
- Take a square cake tin and place parchment paper on it.
- Now butter the surface.
- Once it is greased pour the mixture into it and with the help of spatula spread it evenly.
- Now In a double boiler melt the chocolate for 5 to 6 mins while constantly stirring.
- Melt till the chocolate is runny
- Pour it over the oats layer in the mould and even out with a spatula
- Sprinkle the gems M&M on the chocolate layer.
- Let it cool for 15 mins, then tap out the bubbles and then refrigerate 4-6 hours.
- Take it out from the mould on a plate.
- Cut it in square shapes
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