Monday, August 30, 2010

Chocolate Cake for a Birthday Girl !!

Every birthday girl ought to get her share of Chocolate Cake,don't you think??My little niece Raksha is celebrating her eighth birthday today and what's a more precious gift than a cake full of chocolate?As most chocoholics,I am always looking for a Chocolate cake recipe different from the last one I tried and end up wanting to try each one of them when special occasions like these arise.

Last time,when we all met in Bangalore,I had baked Celebration Chocolate Cake for my two candies,Raksha and Meghna and did the final frosting and decorating part there.I knew I had my sous chef's ready when they stood in attention waiting to hear my command and follow it!!My dear Vanni had bought some lovely sprinkles,pink hearts and all and these two went berserk doing their share of decorating.More than the eating part,they were excited about the decorating!!

So while looking to bake a Chocolate cake for her,I ended up at Ria's place,my ready reckoner for fool-proof baked goodies.I particularly liked this recipe because,it belongs to her grand aunt.I love such rustic,old recipes.I crib about unavailability of baking ingredients even today and I thought how it would have been at that time when even an electric hand mixer was a luxury!!I gave my mixer a break too and decided to whip up the cake using a whisk and a spatula.

I should say this has been one of the best chocolate cakes that I have baked so far.The texture,the chocolatey flavor is  simply out of this world.I got two cakes of the said measure,one 8' cake and a 6' one.I packed off the big cake to Ajay's colleagues lest I finish it all by myself.I am definitely baking this again!!Thanks Ria!!

Moist Chocolate Cake
Recipe source - Ria's Collection


Butter - 200 gms
Sugar-1 3/4 cup + 3/4 cup ,powdered
Flour-2 cups
Baking Powder-1 3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder-8 tbsp diluted in 1 cup milk
Vanilla -1 tsp


Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 3/4 cup of sugar and beat it.
Add egg yolks and vanilla.
Beat egg whites + 3/4 cup sugar to stiff peaks.
Fold into the batter. Add cocoa dissolved in milk to it.
Fold in the flour and pour the batter into a prepared tin.
Bake at 180 deg. for 45-50 mins or till done.

Happy birthday Raksha..we love you lots!!


  1. Looks too gud...perfect chocolate sure the bday girl must have been so happy!

  2. Finally! I got to see that cake which had been haunting me ever since I saw it on your header!

    Thank you so much ,Divya for trying this recipe out! I am so glad that you liked it!


  3. Wow, thats a very smart looking cake Divs! Though the decoration is simple, it looks so good! The other cake with heart sprinkles looks cute too...perfect for a bday girl :)
    The cake looks moist and spongy...that makes it a must-try!

  4. delightful post... am sure the girls would have really enjoyed the decorating part.... :)

    Hope she has a great birthday...

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  5. Cake looks super...I loved the pattern on the cake. Though simple, it makes the cake look very elegant

  6. Divs.... I baked a chocolate cake last week.... but eggless... nd it was totally yum... now m wanting this ;)
    Nd the 2 tweeties r luking so pretty..... nd Belated Happy Budday to the Darling :)

  7. Birthday wishes to ur niece..cake looks fantastic and beautiful..

  8. Happy b'day to your niece, yeah i gree kids are more delighted to decorate the cake, when Shyama was younger she used to love decorating cakes with me.She still likes to do but not that muchfree time. Cake indeed look really moist and yumm.

  9. Cake looks perfect Divs! I remember bookmarking the recipe from Ria's place, but havent tried it yet. B'day wishes to your niece :)

  10. wow.....the chocolate cake looks really yummy..nice n moist....I m sure that the b'day gal would be very happy to eat this..

  11. Woowow, no words to say.. iam drooling.Its perfect :)

  12. The two little girls look so happy decorating the cake.

  13. You have got the stripes so perfectly on the cake and makes it more prettier. Drool worthy cake Divya and Happy Birthday to the cutie pie Raksha

  14. What can I say Divya .. the cake looks perfectly awesome !!! really droolworthy and the texture is sooooo good too.


  15. Hey, I had been wondering if I had missed this chocolaty-choc cake post when I would see the header on your blog. It finally comes and takes my breath away!! Looks super awesome, perfect stenciling!!

  16. Wowww for a chocoholic like me. :) Love it as ever :) Lovely pic too. Makes me want it badly :)

  17. Lovely cake dear and love the frosting of the previous cake. Happy birthday to the dear girl of yours.

  18. Thats a gorgeous looking chocolate cake!

  19. Awesome chocolate cake. Sure, the birthday girl have enjoyed a lot.

  20. Happy Birthday Raksha. That is one beautiful cake :

  21. The girls are so pretty!..and that's one awesome looking cake!

  22. Can you please tell me what size tin i can use , and its it icing sugar as in powerded sugar ans i would love to make this cake

    1. I baked this cake in 2 tins,one 8' round tin and one 6' round tin.You could bake this in a 9' square/round pan or a 12 cup bundt pan.Icing sugar is similar to powdered sugar in texture.


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