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!!