Wednesday 30 January 2013

Ultra Moist Chocolate Cake

I had been thinking for quite a while now to post a cake recipe. But the main reason I didn't do so far was because, I hadn't baked one for about a month now. Not because of anything else.. But with the New Year and all, I was thinking on reducing the calorie intake. You know !! 

But I couldn't hold out for long. As always, New Year resolutions are meant to be broken ;). So I just found out the perfect excuse and the apt reason for me to bake one :D It was the birthday of three of my darling friends Iman, Pallavi and Lavanya on yesterday, day before and last Saturday.. Yes, we all are part of the same gang who used to hang out together for every breakfast, lunch and tea on weekdays. Quite a co-incidence na that the birthdays are so close !! And yes, we all love foooooodd... So here is it, a dedication from me to you guys ;) So here is my all time favorite dessert, moist chocolate cake which I had with a scoop of ice cream. Trust me, they tasted heavenly thumbs up

Recipe Source : Maria's Menu

I Took: 

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Cooking Time : 50 minutes

I Used:

    Milk                           - 1½ cups
    Butter                        - 100 gm
    Oil                            - ¼ cup 
    Cocoa Powder              - ½ cup
    Self Raising Flour        - 1 cup (refer notes below)
    Egg                            - 1 beaten (room temp)
    Baking Soda                - ½ tsp
    Sugar                         - 250 gm

    The Way:

    1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C for 10 minutes before baking
    2. Grease your cake mould with butter and keep aside
    3. In a pan mix together milk, butter, oil & coco powder and heat in a medium flame till the butter melts. Then allow it cool to room temperature
    4. In another bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and sugar
    5. Add the beaten egg followed by the cooled wet ingredients to the flour mix
    6. Beat it using a beater till its mixed well
    7. Pour the batter into the greased cake mould and bake for 35-40 minutes @ 180 C or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean


    Substitution for Self Raising flour
            All purpose flour - 1 cup
            Baking powder   - 1 ½ tsp
            Salt                   - ¼ tsp



    1. Hey chitz...
      They look heavenly(and of course mouth watering). How about sending it over here ?
      And thanks for the dedication :)

    2. Kalakuringale Chitra.. engayo potinga !! :)

    3. You named it absolutely right, it is ultra moist and i need a tissue, yep drooling effortlessly ;-) It looks more like a browny!!
      That is very sweet of u to dedicate the cake to the gang, you know what are we without friends, right!

      1. Yes Pavithra.. It looked like a brownie.. But was super moist.. Yeah, u said it, we r not us without our dear friends :)

    4. This cake looks lovely and so delicious.

      Chitz Have you collected the Liebster award from me? Thanks.


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