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
Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 3/4 cup of sugar and beat it.
Happy birthday Raksha..we love you lots!!