Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Perfect Chocolate Cake :)

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I am a chocoholic. Terribly obsessed to chocolates and dreams of chocolate always :)

Every time we decide to have a dessert, I would jump up saying chocolate and never does that excitement reduce. :)

So my dream of baking a perfect chocolate cake has come true and here it is for you. :)
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Ingredients:


For Cake:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 3/4 cups
Powdered sugar - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 2
Milk - 1 cup
Cooking Oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Boiling water - 1 cup

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Method:

Stir together all the dry ingredients. Sift them and collect it in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed for 2 mins. Now stir in the boiling water. The batter will definitely be thin.

Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.

Grease and flour two 9-inch baking pans or any desired pan. I used one flower shaped pan and one square pan. Now pour in the prepared batter into the pans and bake in 180°C for 30-35 mins or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack for 15 mins and frost. :)

Note: If you want your cake plain without frosting, increase the sugar level by 1/2 cup or according to taste.

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Frosting:

I did a simple frosting on top of the cake by double boiling 100gms of Hershey's milk chocolate with 1/4 cup of butter. The glossy and creamy texture made the cake extra yummy :)


I also decorated the cake with some nutties, chocolate shavings and milky bar chocolates :)

serve it with vanilla ice cream. :) Its sure to be the best dessert anytime :) Impress your guests :)

Happy making. Enjoy eating :)

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Sending this post to Kid's delight - Chocolate feast :)


Written by: Nithya
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90 comments:

Kanchan said...

Woooowwwww !!!! it looks so perfect !!

I am just trying to have one bite from here only !!!

Keep on baking babes, this looks totally drool worthy

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

வாவ்வ்வ் சாக்லேட் கேக் சூப்பர்ர்ர்!!

San said...

I would eat the entire cake nithya ,it's so vibrant n pleasing to the eyes.

Guests will surely get impressed no matter what.Got to try your version soon.

Happy Cook said...

Me toooo I just love chocolates and this cake jus tlook so so drooley delicous. Wish i had a square or more.

DEESHA said...

that really looks perfect . moist rich & yummy

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so yummy n moist .... Ahhh my sweet tooth is clamoring ....

Pavithra said...

Looks so moist and yummy nithi.. wish I am there to have a slice(without making). I would be happy if someone makes for me.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Sweet dreams are made of this! Yummy yum! very moist and decadent dessert. Love it.

Deepti said...

This exactly luks a perfect cake...very chocolatey.

Faiza Ali said...

WooooooW !! the cake is soo moist and yummy.Perfect, Nithya.

Kairali sisters said...

perfect choc cake nits...loved the presentation...great going da..

Love
KS

Priya said...

Wowww cant take my eyes from the click, looks prefect for chocoholic peoples like me...yummm!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

So moist.......turned out perfect.Asathiteenga............

Parita said...

Cake looks divine dear!

Swapna Sree said...

woow!!!it looks perfect and moist..

divya said...

Wow...... !! the cake is soooooo moist and yummy.Perfect..

My cooking experiments said...

looks very moist and delicious! I am a choc lover too!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luved the last click very much!

Aps said...

WIsh I got some of it... I too love choc's ne time perfect baked as the name :)

Soma Pradhan said...

LOooks very very yummy dear...Have come out just perfect

Anncoo said...

This looks so stunning, pass me a fork please ;)

Mriganayani said...

From one chocoholic to the other - keep it coming, and when its this good..it should never stop!

Ann said...

certainly a perfect cake! Makes me so tempting. Great picture and drool worthy!

Panchpakwan said...

OMG! Looks so mosit and rich cake..
I would finish this yummy cake in minutes!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wowwww Looks Heavenly. By Looking at them even the Gods would be tempted to come down to have a couple of bites.
Love to indulge in them .

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Nithya,

Nice rich perfect chocolate cake. I like it.

Geetha Achal said...

சூப்பர்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்ப்...சாக்லேட் கேக்...அருமை...

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Cake looks yummy and moist. Is this from martha stewart?

Pari said...

So moist and well baked dear, I am drooling over it.

Suma Rowjee said...

Looks simply perr...fect!!! Nothing like chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream..

Kalai said...

Indeed! they are very perfect and moisty and tempting! Love the clicks Nithya.

Yasmeen said...

Excellent chocolate cake!I love your new space here,looks even prettier :D

Priya said...

This looks just delicious !!

Madhavi said...

I am chocoholic and I can eat this cake everyday, just mouth-droolingggg :))

Nithu Bala said...

tempting cake dear..beautiful clicks..

Deepti said...

Perfect chocolate cakes !!
Loved the Clicks !

Abhilash Pillai said...

Nithya,

This chocolate cake is superb . Looks temptiong and delicious.

mm... feel like having it now.

simply.food said...

I am drooling at the awesome chocolate cake.Its chocolate lovers heaven.Beautiful clicks too.

sreevijii said...

lovely cake.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow...superb Nithya...the cake looks so moist and decadent...perfect in everyway :)

Kanchana Praveen said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect and moist rich ...

Yummy Team said...

It looks so perfect!! Great presentation too..

Fathima said...

the name says it all... "Perfect" chocolate cake...

shanthi said...

Perfect click

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!really perfect chocolate cake...yummy and delicious!

Priya said...

Wow..Awesome pics ,The chocolates are used to its best...Enjoy..

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow!!!!
Cake looks perfect and delicious dear:-)

Dolly said...

NIthya...That is indeed a Perfect Chocolate Cake..Inviting Clicks..OMG the more I look at the click the more I crave for it...LOL

Krishnaveni said...

really superb...great presentation

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Can u pass me a piece.. Nithya!! Its soo yumm...
Am here after a v long time! hope all is well at ur end!!

Ammu Madhu said...

நித்யா உங்க கேக் பாக்கும் போதே எடுத்து சாப்டணும் போல இருக்கு..Looks lovely and very moist.YUM.

Pedhakka said...

Yum !!!One will never go wrong with chocolate!! This is my version !!!!
http://pedhakka.blogspot.com/2010/03/chocolate-cake-with-strawberry-filling.html

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Superb pictures and the title is apt,its a perfect chocolate cake,so so delicious!

shahana said...

Looks so perfect!

Gayathri Anand said...

Hi Nithya ,
Yummy cake ...

Collect a award tag from our blog :

http://kavithavin-kaivannam.blogspot.com/2010/04/awards-and-tag-from-friends.html

Leena said...

Exotic chocolate...yummymm..love the pics,first time here,lovely,vibrant pics with mouth watering dishes...glad to follow u...

M D said...

Coming here for the first time. You have a neat blog with good recipes and amazing photographs. Awesome cake! It's tempting.

An Open Book said...

nithya..i just want to reach over and grab that piece of cake..yummoooo

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

mymymy..that's one delicious choc cake..romba nalla eruku Nithi

Roha said...

Hi nithya,

First time here :) i am really impressed with your lovly recipe would love try it...
I love baking but am not that good in baking cakes :)
please do check my blog,would like to add you :)

http://hyderabadicuisinerecipes-angel.blogspot.com/

Shabs.. said...

Goodness me...What a lotta stunning pictures nits....LIke u, iam also a hardcore chocoholic....Anytime to Shops, no return without getting chocolates of some sorts and britain is a heaven for chocolholics like me!...But I started realizing how bad it is for my waist:(.,...Your chocolate cake looks simply stunnig...recently i also baked one:)

BTW if you dont mind, could u pls let me know which S/W u use for watermarking...I have been dowloading and deleting so many s/w in search of this one ever since i saw similar water marking in Whatsforlunchhoney....the one where we can have a banner like thing and watermark on that...do u know what i mean..?that shade behind the title...Thnks
shabs

Krishnaveni said...

Please collect your awards from my blog

Usha said...

That has to be one of the most exquisite chocolate cakes I have ever seen, looks so tempting !

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey nithi.. oru doubt.. what cocoa powder do u use? i dont get that rich colour with the cocoa powder i have got.. please let me know da...

phanitha said...

perfect chocolate cake looks more than perfect!

sharikahline said...

OMG!!! I am inspired to try this at home. Usually wary of baking, since the mix needs to be perfect and I am not the sort of cook who measures while cooking dishes and so on! But OMG, this looks like a must try!!
Thanks Nithya! :)

Susan and Abraham said...

Just to let you know dear your recipe is on 'The 30 Best Recipes of 2010' ~ thanks for your nomination. Regards Susan and Abraham

cooking-with-thas said...

Congratulations! A well deserved winning recipe for the 30 best recipes of 2010. And you said it, the perfect chocolate cake. The stunning picture justifies it all!

Sumi said...

came here from sharmis.. love your space. Gonna try this cake soon :) cheers.Happy new year

Krithi's Kitchen said...

So moist and perfect.. Love the color...

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

kanthi said...

Yah..it is a perfect chocolate cake..love it.

Chaitrali said...

I tried this cake. It was very dry and not sweet and moist. When you say powdered sugar - do you mean regular sugar that is regular sugar or confectioners sugar? I prepared it for a birthday and was hugely disappointed. is 1/2 cup oil enough..i am comparing some other recipes on the internet - which have 1 cup of oil. Please reply

Nithya said...

@Chaitrali - The recipe measurement is super fine. I have made this cake more than ten times now and have absolutely no complaints of dryness and not enough sweetness and infact a lot of friends have tried it too and have given me good reviews.

I am just wondering what could have gone wrong for you!!!!

I powdered normal sugar that we use and used it for the cake and it was really fine. Infact you could see that I baked this cake for my birthday too and it was really good.

I believe you would have baked it for long time or in higher temperature that the cake lost its moistness. So relax and try it out again. You wouldnt fail getting this cake. I can assure you that and thats the only reason why I have called it perfect chocolate cake dear.

Anyways I am feeling sorry that your birthday cake dint come out well. :(

Nithya said...

My standard 1 cup = 200ml. So kindly checkout with your measuring cup to see if you used the same amount too. May be that went wrong :(

Ruheena said...
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Ruheena said...

Hi Nithya,

The cake sure looks tempting and that made me try it. I have few doubts regarding it...
1) Is this cake supposed to be spongy or moist? Mine was spongy but it dint taste like chocolate. I used Weikfeild Coco powder.
2) The butter you used for frosting was regular butter or unsalted butter.
3) You have baked two cakes with the given measurements. Is it possible for you to give measurements for one cake only; meaning Of what quantity should the other ingredients be if I use only 1 cup Maida?
4) I would be glad to know what is the purpose of boiling water in this recipe.

Hope I am not being a trouble to you.

Hope to get a reply soon.

Regards,
Ruheena

Nithya said...

@Ruheena -

1. This cake is suppose to be spongy and slightly moist. I used cadbury cocoa and it works fine for my always. But weikfield is also a good company, I really wonder why it dint taste like chocolate when it is cocoa!!!
2. I used unsalted butter. Its always best to use unsalted butter for all kinds of baking. Aavin cooking butter or Amul cooking butter are the best.
3. Its simple proportions buddy. Half the recipe if you want to make one cake only. And one cake is an unambiguous word, it all depends on the size of your mould isnt it!!
4. Water as such is to bring the batter to a lose consistency. And I believe that boiling water would help the soda and baking powder to react well and raise the cake according to my knowledge.

Its not at all a trouble dear. Ping me anytime you need help :) Will be happy to clear your doubts.

Richa said...

Excellent work First time im on ur blog hope to see more of ur recipes Richa

Tummy Delites said...

Superb Cake....I have been seeing ur blog since quite some time.......and i am absolutely in love with ur blog, ur simple recipies,ur presentation... and ur photography...the chocolate cake is looking so delicious...congratulations on doing such a gr8 job...

Taylor said...

I made this today. It so yummy. I made a condensed milk chocolate frosting for it, but I think I would prefer it with just a powdered sugar, milk and chocolate icing, as it is a bit too sweet. Thank you for the recipe, it's my go-to chocolate cake recipe now :)

surabhi said...

Thank u soooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooo soooooooooooo much for this PERFECT recipe ...made this for my hubby's bday and it came out really good ..and I baked the cake for 1st time & it came out perfect..all thanks to u ..every one relished it :)))))))))))))))

And yes couldn't resist making Jelly boats too :))

surabhi said...

Thank u sooooooooooo much for this Perfect recipe .Baked cake for the first time and becoz of u it came out PERFECT .
loads of love to u

Caroline said...

Wow! I'm speechless... it looks SO yummie!! It sure is a sight for the eye aswell :-)

Nimisha said...

hello..
can we use half cup of melted butter instead of cooking oil.
regards,
Nimisha

Nivedita Thadani said...

hi nithya
I never baked such a perfect moist, spongy chocolaty cake.
My cakes cracked in the middle! but the taste is just superb....... thanks for sharing it...

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said...

Glad to follow you. Awesome posts.
Do visit my blog in your spare time
http://aromaticdining.blogspot.com/

Sindu Anand said...

nitya dis was my frst time baking a cake from scratch nd it cake out damn well... :) it was exactly like d philsbry ready made cooker cake mix in taste and texture :) so perfect.....it got over in jus 15 mins in my home :) lovly recipe :)

Jerry wong said...

My first bake is a hit because of you. Thanks a lot for this yummy cake recipe. It is amazingly written and created post. Thanks for this great idea. This year it will be the best diwali gifts I have ever gifted someone. :)

Hannah George said...
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Hannah George said...

Hi
Your recipe looks delicious, waiting to try. Just wondering will not the boiling water cook the egg?

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