Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Eggless Chocolate Cake with Mocha Icing
It is only 4 days since I posted last but it seems such a long time-I was getting withdrawal symptoms..wonder what blogging could do to me..!!!But as they say-I am loving it!!Last week was a busy one,with parents coming down,visit to tirupati and my bro staying back with us.Had a fab time with him,house seems so empty now;-(.
On Sunday,we had a small lunch party at home-me,hubby and bro-our friends Satheesh,Deepthi,their kiddo Vicky and Satheesh's amma.We celebrated their belated wedding anniversary,since all of us were out of station during that time.They were a tad surprised since cutting the cake was not mentioned before!!Had a fun time!!So here's the recipe for the cake I made for them!!
Eggless Chocolate cake with Mocha Icing
Milkmaid - 1/2 tin
Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
For the Mocha Glaze Icing
Cocoa powder - 4 tbsp
Softened butter - 4 tbsp
Coffee - 1 tsp
Icing sugar - 1 cup-sifted
Walnuts/Cashew/Badam - 2-3 tbsp,crushed
To Soak - 1/4 cup Coke
For the Cake
Sift maida with cocoa powder,baking soda and baking powder-keep aside.
Mix sugar and butter,beat till fluffy.
Add milkmaid,beat well.
Add milk,vanilla essence and maida.
Beat well for 3-4 minutes till the mixture is smooth and light.
Transfer to a greased baking dish.
Microwave on 80% power for 8 minutes.
Let it cool.
Cut the cake into two and soak with coke( I did not cut the cake,just sprinkled coke all over the cake)
For the Icing
Microwave 4 tbsp water in a bowl for 1 minute.
Add coffee,cocoa and butter to it and mix well.
Gradually add the sifted icing sugar,mix well.
Glaze the cake with the icing and garnish with crushed dry fruits.
Refrigerate till the icing is set.
Serve with ice-cream.
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