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


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.


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 :)