Wednesday, 1 April 2009

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Sorry first of all to all who follow my blog and are visiting here for something new every now and than .Have been extremely busy with studies and kids holidays. Finally got some time and thought for all who love cakes and that too a chocolate cake here's a treat.

The first cake that I ever baked was a chocolate cake when I was just about 10 years old. At the time had very little knowledge about the ingredients just knew there was flour,eggs and baking powder in it. But interestingly enough I did not know that this flour was not the wheat flour that we make chapatis with, it was plain flour I suppose its the language barrier because even when some one said plain flour the thought that came to my mind was that its simply plain flour. Any way I soon discovered that it was not the right flour I'm using and worked on my baking again and again and again. For me cake baking has become the easiest thing to do in the kitchen over the years. It took me some time to get the hang of it and the must thing that I learnt about baking is that one needs to practice a lot. sometimes the cakes go flat but that's the best thing about cake baking that even if its flat yet cooked properly its not a disaster its still successful cake baking in my opinion. Until a few years back I thought if the cake cracked in the middle it was not good enough to present in front of the guests but soon after I learnt a secret that's shouted out so loud that its no more a secret really which is that the icing is invented to cover up your cake cracks and hiding one's blunders.


Even though I've never been a very big fan of chocolate itself I still love making this cake with recently finding out facts that it has a lots of healing power and major health benefits, and the best two I found were that it helps muscles to recover from exercise and improves skin. It also helps in preventing blood clotting . As a child we got chocolates as treats and that too in ration and our mum always told us its not good for our teeth but what she didn't know was that later studies would tell us that it helps release mucus when we have cold and cough so in short its healthy if taken in moderation of course. With all that knowledge i hope you will enjoy making this recipe for kids, for yourself and or guests at a party.


INGREDIENTS:-
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 300 g butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD:-

  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 deg.
  2. Grease and line the tin before making the cake mix.
  3. Put all the dry in a bowl through a sieve.
  4. In a separate bowl mix sugar and butter well until they change colour and feel light and fluffy.
  5. Make sure the butter being used is completely melted not in microwave just at room temperature.
  6. Now add eggs one at a time gradually mixing well.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and do this initially spoon by spoon and than all of it.
  8. while mixing add milk to it as well so that you have a smooth paste like consistency.
  9. pour the mixture in the prepared tin and bake for 30-45 Min's in a pre- heated oven. check with a skewer or a butter knife.
  10. let it cool down before you turn it over.

FROSTING:-

INGREDIENTS:-

  • 100 g cooking milk chocolate
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

METHOD:-

  1. melt chocolate on a double boiler.
  2. take it off the stove add the double cream and sour cream and mix well.
  3. as you will mix the cold cream you will notice that's it starts to thicken a bit and then just pour it over the cake and dust it with icing sugar or decorate as you like.

when making the cake remember if you like it to be chewy add more butter and don't over bake the cake. if you like it a bit on the crumbly side then bake another 5 Min's. enjoy the luxurious delight as a treat with coffee or coke anything you like. Use it for kids party or dinner party for adults its a simple and delightful cake to enjoy. hope you like it.

2 comments:

  1. Deliciousss!! Looks mouth-watering... can't wait to try it!

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