Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Chocolate Cake

 After celebrating the Women’s day with Zebra Cake, I didn’t bake a Cake. I was waiting for an occasion to bake a cake. My son asked me for a cake after a successful Mega Cookie project. I also got a reason to bake a Cake !

Now, what cake……Being a Chocoholic, what else ………I go with Chocolate cake.

Can’t resist further……………here are the ingredients for chocolate cake   :  2 cups All Purpose (AP) flour (240g)    ;    1 1/2 cups sugar (300g)      ;1 teaspoon baking powder     ;        1/2 teaspoon baking soda     ;     1/2 teaspoon salt     ;   2 eggs    ;  1 cup milk (240ml)          ;      1/2 cup butter (120g)         ;    1 teaspoon vanilla    ;   2 ounces of baking chocolate     For Chocolate Icing  :  Whipped cream -250 ml     ;   Icing sugar -   3 tsp     ; Vanilla essence -1 tsp ;  melted   (semi sweet) Chocolate chip  -150 gms

Combine the dry ingredients with your kitchen aid using paddle attachment. Add small cubes of butter slowly while the mixer running. Run the kitchen aid until the batter appears grainy with a sand-like texture to it. Slowly add the milk, and the vanilla. Then add the eggs and chocolate, and mix until combined.

Grease 23 cm round cake pans, at 350ºF  (180 ºC) for 30-35 or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack and Cut cake into 2 parts. (horizontally)

Beat chilled Whipped cream gently till soft peaks add icing sugar and vanilla essence to the cream in a bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form……. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy, like butter.

Keep whipped cream fridge for 1 hour. Take 1/2 cup of whipped cream spread it on base of the cake and again keep it fridge for 10 to 15 min.

Fold the melted chocolate on left over cream (don’t mix it) folded it with spoon in upward & downward motion till chocolate should fully coated. Spread the chocolate on to top layer of the cake.

Also, spread into sides nicely use all chocolate icing keep it in fridge for 30 min then with teaspoon swooped down to make patterned. Keep it in fridge serve it chill.

I am sure, you love it.

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