Dec 16, 2010

Chocolate Cake





Chocolate Cake

You will need

Tip - All the ingredients should be at room temperature. Please measure flour, sugar, milk and oil in standard measuring cup.


All purpose flour ( maida ) - 110 g

Baking powder - 1 teaspoon

Cocoa powder - 2 tablespoon

Milk - 100 ml

Sugar - 110 g

Oil - 90 ml

Eggs - 2

Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon

Method

Sieve thrice together flour and baking powder.

Separate egg yolks and whites.

Dissolve cocoa in 100 ml milk and make a smooth solution. Keep aside.

Beat egg whites till stiff. Keep aside separately.

Cream together sugar and oil with the help of electric beater. Add yolk of eggs one at a time and beat well until creamy.

Preheat oven at 150 * C or 300 * F.

Add sieved flour and diluted cocoa - milk solution to sugar - oil - egg yolk mixture. Mix gently. Do not use electric beater.

Fold in stiffly beaten white of eggs. Add vanilla essence and mix slowly.

Transfer this cake mixture to greased ( or greased butter paper ) baking dish ( Grease baking dish with 2 teaspoon butter and dust with 1 tablespoon flour . ... sprinkle flour inside a cake pan and shake to coat all greased surface. Turn pan upside down to tap out the excess flour ) and bake at 150 * C or 300 * F for 35 - 38 minutes ( or till it leaves from the sides of the pan. See the photo below ).

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Run a knife round inside of the pan to loosen the cake, and then invert the pan.

To test the cake - Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean, then remove from the oven.

4 comments:

Priya said...

Spongy and soft chocolate cake looks gorgeous..

Vidhya said...

cake looks so moist.

Priya Sreeram said...

yum, yum, yum !

R said...

looks so soft and spongy, its tempting me to get into the kitchen and put my baking apron on :)