Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Simple Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake
Hurray! I have completed 50 posts. So I wanted to celebrate it with a Chocolate cake. Before that I would like to share with you all, a few things. I started blogging just to keep a record of all my recipes. Another reason - may be when my kids grow up they can refer their mom's blog from wherever they settle down. Isn't it? But now I got hooked to it and I have also learnt many things after coming here. Your motivating comments has encouraged me to do more. I must thank you all for your encouraging comments and feedback. Thank you very much buddies. I am an amateur in baking and have not gone beyond basics of baking. I learnt this from a friend of mine who is very good in baking cakes. Though I do not have any experience in baking cakes, I think I have done a fairly good job. I am telling you this so that even those who have not tried their hands in baking can easily prepare this cake. Since the recipe is very simple and also does not take much time, I am sharing it with you. Now to the recipe-

Simple Plain Chocolate Cake

Ingredients needed

Butter - 250 grams (Unsalted)
All purpose flour (Maida) -250 grams
Sugar -250 grams (powder it)
Eggs - 4
Baking powder -1 ¼ tsp
Cocoa powder -3 ½ tbsp
Curd -1 ½ tbsp ( it should not be sour)
Vanilla essence -1 tsp

Method

Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together twice.

Beat the butter till soft and fluffy with an electric hand mixer.

Add the powdered sugar and beat well.

Add eggs and beat for a few more minutes.

Then add flour little by little and fold it in the same direction with a ladle. (Do not use hand mixer for this)

Add Curd and 1 tsp vanilla essence and mix it.

Grease the baking tray with butter and dust little flour on it. Pour the batter in the tray evenly.

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree C and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool it for 10 -15 minutes and transfer it on a wire rack.

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Decorate it as you wish. Enjoy.

Adieu from Padhu.

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on completing 50 posts. Thats really a mark to celebrate. :) Cake looks amazing. yummmmm :)

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  2. Not bad, Padhu. Looks spongy :)

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  3. Congrats padhu,cake is so tender and would have been a treat for the taste buds.

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  4. I would love a piece of that Padhu... perfect for a tea time snack :-)

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  5. Congraz on completing 50th post...Nice way to celebrate with this delicious chocolate cake..looks perfect & moist...long since i had one,so pass me some ...

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  6. congratulations for the 50 delicious recipes! the cake has come out great, looks fluffy and yummy!!

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  7. Congrats wish many more yummylicious posts! Such a nice piece of cake!

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  8. Congrats on the 50th post..cake looks so moist and spongy!!Would like to grab it from the screen.

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  9. Good achievement PAdhu.Cakelooks yummy and spongy.

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  10. I can almost feel the cake melting in my mouth!! Congrats on crossing 50-post mark!! Wishing you many more such wonderful mile-stones! :)

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  11. Congrats on the 50th post and cake looks nice

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  12. lovely cake . gr8 job padhu.........keep going to finish many more half centuries.......

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  13. Hi ur cake looks yummy!!! I want to know how this cake can be prepared without eggs & in the pressure cooker Thanks

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  14. hey u dint mention about on how much degrees we should keep it in oven..treat me as a beginner in baking and i dont have the electric hand mixer..what shall i do?

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  15. You have to preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes and bake for 25-30 minutes (180 degree C) or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. You can use wooden ladle for mixing but that will take a long time. It is better to buy an electric mixer if you have plans of baking many goodies in future.

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  16. The cake looks sooooooooooooo yummy.... Keep us updated with new recipes...

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  17. Hi
    nice cake recipe , i am a beginner for baking cakes , can you explain me what ismena by FOLD IN in baking process ? can you please explain it with clips of it the next cake recipe of yours ?
    Regards
    Ranjani

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  18. can i bake this one like sand filled in cooker technique? cuz i dont have mirowave or oven

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  19. Yes, you can using the same method as my pressure cooker vanilla cake.

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  20. Hi! To make half of this quantity - what would be the measurements? Let's say 125gm butter/ 125gm sugar/ 125gm maida/ 2 eggs/ 2tbspn Cocoa/ 1tbspn curd/ 1 tsp vanilla essence... What should be the quantity of baking powder - exact half? Thanks a lot in advance.

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    1. Yes - you can add 1/2 tsp of baking powder + plus a pinch

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  21. Can u tell me the size of cake pan?

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    2. You need 2 pans for this.As a general rule - whatever cake pan or size you use, the batter should be filled only till a little more than 1/2. Baking time changes according to the oven and pan used.

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  22. Hello... I'm new to baking, haven't tried it yet. Can you please suggest me what oven to buy? Microwave oven, electric oven or gas oven? Which one is good and what is the difference? Can you please make a post on this? Or even reply here. Thank you in advance! Keep up the good job!

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  23. Can u please put frosting recipe of any flavour

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  24. Hi padhu
    Thanks for the recipe..
    What have you used to top up the cake? Can I use Hershey chocolate syrup for it? And, here in UAE, we get cake mix-could we use the same in place of maida?
    Another important question: I could see the picture of your cake which looks slightly different from the cake we buy from the bakery-whose texture is little softer than yours.. Kindly explain how to get that tongue-melting consistency..
    Thanks for your clarification in advance..
    Regards

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    1. You can use hershey chocolate syrup. Regarding your doubt - usually cake mix will have baking powder already mixed in it. So you can follow the instructions on the pack.
      Regarding your question about cake texture - this cake was soft. Do not know what bakeries use.

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