HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !
It’s a day to be happy and a day to be proud.Baking and cake making,in India,has evolved.
And it only gets better and better,from here !
We are showcasing the best cake designs and talent…….are immersed in rampant home baking…..surrounded by a growing and thriving Baking industry.Just about everyone is eager to learn to bake,ice and sugar-craft a cake or shall I say cupcake 🙂
In this simple and easy Chocolate Cake recipe,I celebrate the Tricolor.
I stress on easy because it’s a One Bowl Cake recipe.Moist and Light,this is a great cake to enjoy with a generous sprinkle of icing sugar or lavishly layered with the Dark Fudge Frosting.
ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH DARK FUDGE FROSTING
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 cups cocoa
2 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee powder
In a stand mixer bowl add sieved flour and cocoa.
Add caster sugar,baking powder,baking soda and stir on low-speed for 30 seconds.
Next add eggs,oil,extract vanilla,coffee powder, milk and warm water.
Mix batter on low-speed for 3 minutes.
The mixture will be quite liquid.
Pour cake batter in a 9 inch round greased and lined tin for a layered cake or a 10 x 10 inch square tin for a sheet cake.
Bake at 175 C degrees for 30 to 35 minutes for 9″ cake and 20 to 25 minutes for 10 × 10″ cake.
Cool on a wire rack.Use as required.
Net weight of baked cake: 1 kg
DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING
450 gm dark pure chocolate,melted
6 tbsp cocoa
9 tbsp warm water
1 1/2 cup butter,room temperature
1 cup icing sugar,sieved
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract/orange extract
1 tbsp dark caramel or molasses
Make a smooth paste with cocoa and warm water,make sure there are no lumps.In a bowl blend cooled chocolate,cocoa paste,icing sugar and butter till fluffy.Add vanilla or orange extract and caramel color.Blend till smooth.Use to frost or layer cake as desired.
Go on indulge yourself…………It’s made it in a jiffy.
A must try with the dark fudge frosting !
Happy Baking !!