I had hurriedly written down the recipe for this cake while watching Lakshmi Nair’s cookery show on TV.In fact,I was busy in the kitchen when hubby said-Div..your chef is making a cake today.I remember,I had scribbled down the recipe on a newspaper and later struggled a lot to figure out what exactly was it that I had written.Then I saw a very similar recipe in my friend’s blog.Even though I did not have many choices to make when it came to baking a cake-since I always take the easier route and bake something e-a-s-y;-),I decided on making this one.
Cake making experience - First of all,let me salute those who decorate/frost their cake with ease.As for myself,I ran into major disaster while frosting.[It didn't affect the taste though:)].I cut the cake into two and was about to place it on the serving plate and the top half just got cut,one whole piece was in my hand and one was in the plate.I struggled a lot to keep it in place,but it has a mind of its own.If you look carefully,you can make out that the lower portion of the cake looks pathetic.To top it all,I tried to write on it,which again,I think looks bad.Anyway,I'm sure hubby wont mind-its the thought which counts right?So here it is-Chocolate Cake with Fudge frosting for my dear darling hubby who celebrates his birthday today!!
Maida/Flour – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 2 ½ tsp
Cocoa Powder – 2 ½ tbsp
Butter – ½ cup + 1 tbsp
Powdered sugar – 1 ½ cups
Water – 1 cup
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Eggs – 2
In a pan,add the water,powdered sugar,cocoa powder,butter and baking soda.
Keep stirring the mix till the sugar dissolves and the butter melts.
Let it come to a rolling boil,then simmer for 5 minutes,keep stirring all the while.
Transfer this mix to another bowl,let it cool to room temperature.
Sift together maida and baking powder.
Add the eggs to the cooled cocoa mix and beat well.
In low speed[of the electric mixer],gradually add the maida and make a smooth lump-free batter.
Pour the batter into a greased cake tin and bake till done.
[Preheat oven on 180*C and bake for 40-45 minutes].
Let it cool completely before frosting.
For the Fudge Frosting
Powdered sugar – ½ cup
Butter – 50 gms
Water – 2 tbsp
Icing sugar – ¾ cup
Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
In a pan add the water,powdered sugar and butter.
Stir till the sugar and butter melts.
Sift together icing sugar and cocoa powder.
Gradually mix both taking care not to form lumps.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Beat well with a spoon and pour over the cake.
Refrigerate and serve chilled.
Verdict - The cake tasted excellent and was very moist too.Except for that collapsed part,everything was fine.I loved the chocolatey flavour and I'll definitely make this again,though I'm not sure how am gonna deal with the frosting job;-).And yeah,Bday boy loved it and had as many as 3 slices-something very rare!!
Thanks to all of you for your birthday wishes.Love you all!!