Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chocolate Cake

 Believe me, Its gonna be a sweet treat! I baked it on my birthday and my hubby just fell in total love with this! The chocolate icing makes it more sweet!

  1. Eggs-2
  2. All purpose flour- 1 cup
  3. Sugar - 1 cup
  4. Cocoa powder(unsweetened)- 2 tablespoon
  5. Vanilla essence(optional)- 1 teaspoon
  6. Heavy whipped cream-1/4 Cup
  7. Milk- 1/4 Cup
  8. Almond for topping
  9. Chocolate bar for topping

Ingredients for icing:
  1. Heavy whipped cream- 1 cup
  2. Dark chocolates- 2 bars(I used DARS)
  3. Butter 1 tablespoon
  1. Beat the eggs thoroughly with a scrambler till foamy. Hand scrambler as well as mixer can be used.
  2. Put in the sugar and stir well. Beat the mixture well. For ease keep it in very low flame and stir till ribbon consistency.
  3. Sieve and add the flour.
  4. Similarly add the cocoa powder.
  5. Add the baking powder.
  6. Pour in the Vanilla essence(optional).
  7. Add milk and 1/4 cup cream.
  8. Beat the mixture well.The mix should me neither loose nor hard.Should attain fine consistency.
  9. Cover the baking mould with paper or grease with butter.
  10. Pour in the batter into the 8 inch baking mould
  11. Preheat the oven to 180 C or 300 F.
  12. Keep the mould at 180 C for 30-40 mins for baking
  13. To check if the cake is baked properly, check with a skewer or toothpick. It would come clean if cooked fine.
  14. Move onto a wire rack and cool.
To make Icing:
  1. Melt the butter in a pan at low flame
  2. Add the dark chocolate bars, stirring continuous dissolving them
  3. Add 1 cup heavy whipped cream.
  4. Reduce heat and keep on stirring till the mixture is thick.
  5. Take out from fire and allow it to cool.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 mins.
Applying icing on cake:
  1. Cut the cake into half through the diameter.
  2. Apply a layer of the chocolate icing on to the top and sandwich the cake cut off.
  3. Pour the icing onto the top of the cake
  4. Spread gently through sides and top using a icing spatula.
  5. Add sliced almond on the icing.
  6. Grate chocolate using and ordinary vegetable grater and scatter on the icing.
  7. Refrigerate for 10 mins for the icing to set.

Chocolate cake is ready!!! Why waste money buying cake from shops, when you can put on your talents to make a sweet cake, whatever be the occasion.

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