Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Devil's Food Cake

Being away from the blogging world for too long,I was getting nightmares that I would be forgotten if I did not make my presence felt:).I was down and out for a week and more with severe throat infection and high fever.Was stuck to the bed with a lost appetite,no voice to speak and feeling terrible.Fortunately,my in-laws were here and I survived for many days on a delicious rava kanji that ma-in-law made for me.Though I doubt I would have touched it otherwise,I looked forward to having it during meal times.The blogger in me did peep out and I struggled to keep my head straight while thinking of posting that manna—rava kanji:0.

Month of May is full of birthdays and anniversaries of many of our friends and family.I had planned to make lots of stuff and send it across to Valli’s Mithai Mela,I guess this is the first time I’m missing an entry for that.

Though I’ve started cooking on a daily basis only few days back,I was struck with a sudden urge for cake-baking last night.I guess it happens when you read and stare and ogle at cake books[here,Sanjeev Kapoor’s Cakes and Bakes].I put the blame on my brother who celebrated his Birthday yesterday and said that I was making it for him;).

Devil’s Food Cake[As adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's Cakes and Bakes]


Flour – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Butter – 60 gms
Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Eggs – 2
Cooking chocolate – 60 gms
Milk – ½ cup
Lemon juice – ½ tsp
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 180*C.
Grease/Line a 9 inch round cake tin.
Sift the flour together with baking powder,salt and baking soda.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time,beating all the while.
Melt the chocolate in half a cup of water,cool slightly and add to the butter-sugar-egg mix.
Add lemon juice,vanilla essence and milk.[the mix will look a little too liquidy at this stage,don’t panic,it will be alright once you add the flour].
Fold in the flour and beat gently until well blended.
Pour into the greased baking tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Place on a wire rack to cool.
Slice and serve!!


  1. Wow the chocolate cake looks sooo chocolaty and moist..mouth watering..hope you are doing better

  2. Wow,DELICIOUS.I too have that book,though I am yet to open it.Always buy such books and they remain in the shelf just like that.Hope you are okay by now.Take care

  3. Nobody can forget you :-)
    Love the cake looks so loist and yummy.
    Hee too may is full of b'days, which is not good at all for the waist line ;-)

  4. looks moist and chocolatey!!missed your posts al these days..

  5. Just looks delicious. Lovely blog.

  6. looks yumm, i like cakes without cream and this one looks great indeed
    Belated Birthday wishes to ur bro...lucky fellow to enjoy this one :-)

  7. Cake looks nice soft and fluffy. Lovely click.

  8. The cake is super moist,back with bang!

  9. Hope you are feeling better now Divya. Cake looks delicious.

  10. looks very yuumilicious!!!

    glad to know you are better now and that there was someone to take care of is the worst when u fall sick and there isnt anyone with you!

  11. the cake looks lovely... I have to try it :-)

    Am glad you're better now... I got back to Delhi a week ago... so I saww your mail when I was here.

  12. Looks of my favorites.

  13. Hi Divya

    Hope you are feeling better now. The cake looks so moist :)

  14. Hi Divya

    Hope you are feeling better now. The cake looks so moist :)


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