Chocolate Cake with butter cream icing………phew i finally did it I started baking cakes from quiet some time now but never tried icing it. It always felt like a big task on hand so alwayz skipped it.
Chocolate cake and you get a smile on your face , everybody has their favorite method of making it but you cant resist when you come across a new recipe and try it out. I have tried numerous ways of baking chocolate cake, some with butter, some with oil , and also one with malai (I will share this recipe it is a really simple and a nice one which my sis had shared with me). Chocolate cake always brings back good memories, in our college days we always used to visit nilgiris for their Black Forest Cake and bread pizza.
This cake was baked for a special occasion, it is hubby’s bday today and so did some icing on it as well. i have baked cakes only from the past 2 years so before that for every bday we used to get 2 pastry slices from the bakery with a single candle and used to celebrate it.
The recipe started out with was a Black Forest Cake recipe but as you can see , it is nowhere close to it. Here goes the recipe , it does look like a lot of ingredients but believe me that this cake comes out nice and buttery. I have alwayz prepared the same cake for any good occasion.
All Purpose flour (Maida) 200gms
Sugar 160gms (Powdered)
Milk Powder 100gms ( I used Amulya Brand )
Baking Powder 2 Tsp
Baking Soda 1 Tsp
Vanilla Essense 1 Tsp
Curds 1/2 Cup
Milk 1/2 Cup
Cocoa Powder 4 Tbsp
Coke 1/2 Cup (I think Pepsi will also do)
Seive all the dry Ingredients in a bowl & mix nicely. (What i do is put all in a box with a lid and then shake the box nicelly)
Cream Butter and sugar till creamy. Add curds and milk powder and mix nicely.
Add milk , essense and mix again, now add coke and give a nice stir.
Add the dry ing and give a nice mix but you have to be quick in this.
Pour the batter in a greased baking tin and bake at 180 c for 35 mins.
Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean you cake is baked. Let cool down for 5 mins and then invert it on the wire rack & let cool
Now for the icing part.
I let the cake cool for 3 hrs and then slice it in the centre so that u have 2 halves.
Make a sugar syrup of 5 tbsp sugar and 4 tbsp water. cook till sugar melts & let cool.
Place the bottom layer on a tray and pour spoonfuls of sugar on the 1 st layer.
I used Pilsbury choclate icing and vanilla icing for this.
Take a spoonful of the choclate icing and spread it evenly on the 1st layer .Then sprinkle cherries and top it off with grated dark choclate.
Now place the 2nd layer and add little sugar syrup on the top evenly.
Spread the chocolate icing on the top of the cake and on all the sides evenly.
I decorated the top of the cake with vanilla icing.
A very long post, but was very happy with the end result.
Happy Bday Pratap………..