Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Choclate Cake

Well since this is my first blog,i could'nt think of a better recipe than my all time favourite Choclate Cake.This is my mom's recipe and its  my all time favourite .
I tried it for the first time,after my marriage for christmas and was an instant hit with my husband.This is also the first cake that i have done on my own.Hope you guys try and enjoy it too.Cheers!

Choclate Cake Recipe

  • 500 gms all purpose flour( maida)
  • 500 gms Sugar
  • 500 gms Butter
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp strong balck coffee
  • 1tbsp Brandy              
  • 100 gms ground almonds
  • 500 g dark choclate melted or 1/4 cup cocoa powder

 For the cream coating:-    
  • 500g dark choclate
  • 225 ml double cream
  •  A packet of choclate chips

  •  Preheat owen to  180C/gas 4
  •  Lightly butter a cake tin and line the base with a non sticking baking parchment
  •  Melt the choclate in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmmering water, leave to cool.
  •  Cream butter and sugar togetter in a large bowl until light and fluffy
  •  Beat in the cooled choclate,brandy and coffee.
  •  Add the eggs one by one,beating well after each addition
  •  Add a little bit of flour after each egg and so on,till eggs n flour is over
  • Add the baking soda and salt
  • Beat well till the mixture is creamy
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared skewer and bake for 35-40 mins or until a skewer           inserted comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile gently heat the cream and choclate together over very low heat until the  choclate has melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy
  • Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool completly in the tin.
  • when cooled,turn the cake out and spread the chocolate cream over the top.sprinkle the choco-chips.
  • Serve in slices as it is or with plently of whipped vanilla flavoured cream or icecream

1 comment:

  1. Hi...you have a lovely blog,with some mouthwatering recipes...and this cake looks sooooooooo yummy and soft...have to try out this one...Thanx...