Friday, 2 December 2016

Chocolate-Cake

Chocolate Cake


Chocolate Cake Recipe
Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake recipe is just perfect for birthdays.It is easy, moist and fudge and will keep well for 4 to 5 days.

Ingredients for the cake

Plain flour 225g
Sugar 300g
Cocoa powder 80g( I use Hersheys cocoa powder)
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Baking soda 1 teaspoon
Eggs 2
Milk 250ml
Butter/ vegetable oil 125ml
Vanilla essence 2 teaspoon
Hot water 250 ml

For frosting

Plain chocolate 200gms
Fresh cream 200 ml

Directions

Pre heat oven to 180C.
Line two 20cm baking tins.
Now in a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter till smooth.
Gradually add the eggs.
Add vanilla essence and beat till smooth.
Sieve flour, cocoa powder and all the dry ingredients.
Mix them with the egg mixture and beat until well combined.
Now add the hot water to the mixture and mix well( at this stage the mixture will be little liquid but that is fine)
Divide the cake batter between the tins and bake them for 35 to 40 mins.
Insert a toothpick into the center and check if it comes out clean then the cake is done.
Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool.
Prepare the icing.
Heat the cream and chocolate in a saucepan over a low hate until the chocolate melts.
Remove the pan and whisk till the mixture is smooth and glossy.
Set aside for 1 hr until thick enough to spread over the cake.
Carefully remove the cakes.
Spread the chocolate icing over the top of one of the chocolate cakes and then carefully top with the other cake.
Cover the cake all over with the icing using a palette knife.
Decorate the chocolate cake with cherries and serve.

Chocolate Cake Recipe
Chocolate Cake