Chocolate Loaf Cake

A simple chocolate loaf cake which is so rich in taste and is a treat for all the chocolate lovers. All the chocolate lovers do try this as it is a simple bake and comes out great as well.

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Recipe Source : Collaborative Curry

Ingredients

Butter 1/2 cup

Sugar 1 1/2 cup

Flax Meal 1 Tbsp mixed in 1 tbsp water

 Buttermilk 1 cup

 Vanilla Extract 1 tsp

All purpose Flour- 1 1/2 cup

cocoa powder- 3/4 cup

Baking soda- 1/4 tsp

Baking powder- 1/2 tsp

Method:

Preheat oven at 180 c

Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

In a large  bowl, cream the butter and sugar until creamy, Add Flax meal and beat well.

Mix vanilla and buttermilk. Beat well to mix 

Sift the flour,cocoa,soda,baking powder and salt directly into this wet mixture.

Stir everything together nicely.

Pour this batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes at 180c or insert a tooth pick and check whether done.

Rest for some time and remove from the tin.

Serve warm .

Pinks Notes:

The loaf cake was a bit too sweet for my taste so next time , i will reduce it to 1 1/4 cup or less.

A drizzle of Chocolate sauce or Nutella will be a great accompaniment to this.

Have Fun Eating!

Chocolate Cake……..My 3rd Chocolate Cake Recipe

Who can resist a good slice of chocolate cake……….i at least cant and when in the blog world you come across so many different types of cake recipes that i always get tempted to make one……..It was sisters b’day yesterday and so a good reason to bake a chocolate cake. The cake was very delicious and loved the texture of it. It was soft and full of chocolate. Totally Loved it !!!! :0

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Maida 1 cup

Cocoa 1/2 cup

Instant Coffee 1 tsp

Curds 1 cup

Sugar 3/4 cup

Baking Powder 1 1/4 tsp

Baking Soda 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Essense 1 tsp

Oil 1/2 cup

Chocolate Chips 1/4 cup

Method

Preheat oven at 180c

Grease and flour a cake tin and keep ready

Sieve maida,cocoa and coffee in a bowl. 

In a separate bowl mix curds and sugar and beat the mixture nicely till it is creamy and sugar is dissolved.

Add soda,baking powder and vanilla and give a mix and rest the mixture for 5 mins.

At this stage you will find the mixture has turned bubbly.

Add oil and give a nice mix again.

Add the sifted flour mixture and half of chocolate chips and whisk nicely till you have a smooth batter.

Pour the mixture into the greased tin , sprinkle the remaining chips on the top and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 mins.

After 30 mins you can insert a toothpick in the center and check whether the cake is done.

If the toothpick comes out clean it is done or if it comes out with a bit batter then bake for another 5-10 

After 5 mins invert the cake on the rack and let cool for some time.

Note

U can replace the choclate chips with walnuts as divya has done, as i am not very fond of nuts i replaced it with chips.

The cake remains quiet soft and i think that is due to the addition of oil.

Best served warm with a dollop of ice cream and a dash of chocolate sauce on top.

Thanx Divya for sharing this yummilicious cake recipe. Do hop over to her blog as well as she has some yummy creations.

Ragi -The Healthy Grain In Baking

Ragi is considered a very healthy grain and I have used it sometimes in my kitchen to make dosas, but never ever thought of using it in cakes and cookies in place of all-purpose flour, but somebody did think about using it and have successfully used it in a cake and cookie. I recently got sprouted Ragi flour from the super market to prepare dosas, but one look at sanjeetha’s blog and I was ready to use it in baking instead. She has a lovely blog with healthy recipes and do hop over there for healthy virtual and visual treats.

Hear are the 2 recipes I made and both of them are  from sanjeetha’s blog.

Ragi Chocolate Cake

Recipe form Lite Bite

Ingredients

1/2 cup Ragi Flour ( I used sprouted Ragi flour)

1 cup All purpose flour

1 tbsp. Cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar ( I used Brown Sugar)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/ 2 cup curds

1/4 cup milk

1tsp cinnamon powder

Method

Preaheat oven for 10 mins at 180c

Grease and slightly dust a baking pan.

Sift Ragi flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon .

In a separate bowl add curd, oil, milk and sugar in it, beat the liquid mixture with a hand beater  till the sugar is dissolved.

Add the dry ingredients to the above liquid mixture and fold gently till mixed.

Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake at 180c for 30 mins.

Do insert a toothpick in the centre after 10 mins to check whether it is done.

After cooling the cake for some time I spread it with Hershey’s chocolate sauce and sprinkled chocolate vermicelli all over the cake.

Verdict : The cake turned out to be nice and nobody guessed that it had Ragi in it. I liked it the best the same day coz the next day it had become a bit denser in texture but a good treat it was.

Ragi Cookies

Makes 12 Medium cookies.

Ingredients

1 cup Ragi flour ( I used Sprouted Ragi Flour)

1 tbsp. cornflour powder

1 tbsp. All purpose flour

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar/palm sugar ( I used Brown Sugar)

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp curds

Chocolate chips

1 tsp. cinnamon powder

1 tsp. baking powder

Method

Dry roast Ragi flour in a pan on a medium flame for 2-3 mins. When cooled mix it with cornflour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder.

Ina separate bowl mix  melted butter, sugar and the curd and mix nicely till sugar has melted.

Add the wet Ing. to the dry mixture and mix it with hands lightly to get everything together to form a dough.

Chill in the fridge for 30 mins or more.

Make small balls from the dough and slightly flatten it and place it on a baking sheet.

Bake at 180 for 10 mins.

Cool them on a cooling rack for some tome and enjoy munching them.

Verdict : Even these turned out to very good but you  do get a distinctive taste in this when compared to the regular cookies. But we all enjoyed it and even my daughter was happy munching on them.

Chocolate Cupcake

 

Daughter wanted to have some cake so prepared these cupcakes which i had come upon this blog some days back. This recipe is surely a keeper, the cupcakes turned out to be soft and moist  and very light. Loved the cakes and will be preparing these in the days to come as well. Getting chocolate chips in Mysore was a hard thing, but finally found a supplier who stocks everything from dark chocolates to chips to chocolate vermicelli. so I add them to all my cakes and cookies now.

This is a very simple cake recipe which I have prepared in my muffin cups. It is just mixing your dry ingredients with wet ingredients and it also doesn’t use any butter.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields 10 Cupcakes

Ingredients

11/2 cup All purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking Powder

1 tsp Instant coffee powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup cold water

1/4 cup oil

1tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp molasses 

Method.

Preheat oven for 10 mins at 180c

Grease and flour your muffin cups

Sift flour, Powdered sugar, soda, baking powder, cocoa, salt and coffee. Mix nicely and add chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl mix water, oil and vanilla.

I have never heard of molasses earlier but after doing some Google search i substituted it with 2 tbsp brown sugar mixed nicely in 1 tbsp water till smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix nicely till a smooth batter is formed.

Pour the batter into your cups and bake it for 20 mins at 180c.

Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

Note

You can prepare this in a regular cake pan as well.

Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a splash of chocolate sauce Yum!

Chocolate Cake – 1000 Views

Blogging has been fun till now, My 1st post on the blog was a cake and the journey till now has been good. When i had started the blog i used to think that they are so many food blogs available out there, will somebody stop on my blog as well to have a peek, Thanx to everybody who took time out and visited my space. It is a good feeling when others drop by the blog…….To tell the truth i used to visit the stats page everyday to see how many views the blog has had and it was a slow start but happy to be here. My 1st post on the blog was a vanilla custard cake and so  to celebrate this occasion i present a chocolate cake to you all, it is a bit different from the regular cakes as butter or oil is not used in this,  i have  used malai for this recipe. Malai is the cream u get on top of the milk, and the cakes turns out good as well. So store tha malai and do try this cake out.

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Malai 1/2 Cup

All Purpose Flour 1 Cup

Milk 1/4 Cup

Sugar 3/4 cup

Cocoa Powder- 1/4 Cup

Baking Powder 1/2 Tsp

Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Chocolate Chips

Method

1. Mix malai,milk and sugar and blend till mixed nicely.

2. Pour it into a vessel and add vanilla essense and mix.

3. Sift the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and fold it into the milk and malai mixture.

4. Pour the batter into a greased cake tin and sprinkle chocolate chips on top

5.Bake in a preheated oven for 25 mins at 180c

6. Invert on a wire rack and cool for some time.

I usually like my cakes warm so i dont wait for it to cool completley.

This cake was prepared for a friend of mine i was visiting and hope that she liked it.

Chocolate Cake

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.

Happy Bday Pratap

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.

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

All Purpose flour (Maida) 200gms

Butter 100gms

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)

Method

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………..

 

Eggless Custard Powder Cake

I have always luved cakes and then preparing one at home long back, it was great to eat it coz that was the 1st time i had baked a cake at home. it was a chocolate cake from Tarla Dalal.

The cake today i am going to share with you all is Eggless Custard Powder Cake which i found on  Aparna’s Blog. I have made some changes in the recipe so here goes the recipe.

 Eggless Custard Powder Cake

Adapted from My Diverse Kitchen

 

Ingredients

 

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup+3tbsp sugar

1/4 cup vanilla custard powder

1tsp baking powder

A big pinch soda

1/2 tsp vanilla essense

50 gms butter

 

Method:


Heat milk and sugar add butter and mix it nicely so the butter and the sugar melts.Let cool

Once cooled add custard powder & beat nicely with a hand beater.

In a separate bowl sieve flour, soda and baking powder.

Add the dry flour mixture to the custard+ milk mix and mix nicely.

Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and bake at 170c for 35 mins.

You can check whether the cake is done when the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.Let cool for 5 mins

And then invert it on rack to cool for some more time.

 I liked this cake best when it was warm fresh out of the oven. the next day it had become a bit more denser in texture.

 

Hope you all try this cake and like it.