Friday, July 2, 2010

Chocolate cake


This is a chocolate cake I made recently. This is a double layered cake, one a chocolate layer and second a layer of vanilla cake and in between a delicious creamy frosting. I wanted to make it a bit extra special and Betty Crocker chocolate frosting came to my aid :). Actually I am in the learning stage of baking and cake decorating, so did not take up the risk of making my own chocolate cream frosting.






Ingredients
Chocolate cake layer

All Purpose flour- 1 1/2 cup
Egg- 2
Sugar- 1 cup
Coco powder-6 tsp
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Buttermilk- 3/4 cup
Butter- 4 tsp
Vegetable oil- 2 tsp
Hot coffee-1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 350 F. Set rack in he middle of the oven
Grease pan with butter and layer with parchment paper and again grease with butter and dust with flour and set aside. 

Shift all the dry ingredients together and keep aside. In another bowl beat butter and oil with a medium speed mixer until creamy,and add in egg one at a time and beat till light and fluffy. Slowly add the dry ingredients and sugar into the wet mixture little by little along with the butter milk fold in the ingredients.Add the coffee and stir in just to combine. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 35 - 40 minutes in 350 degree f .Test whether completely cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center It should come out clean. Cool in pan for fifteen minutes and then completely cool on a cooling rack.

 

Cake 2-Vanilla cake layer
All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
salt- 1/4 tsp
Egg white- 2 eggs
Butter -  4tsp
Sugar- 1 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup 
Vanilla essence- 2 tsp


Prepare pan and set aside.Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F
Shift flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, Beat in egg whites little by little using a hand mixer on a low speed. Add in the milk and vanilla essence.Slowly add in the dry ingredients, do not over beat but just fold in. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and cover it with aluminum foil and place it in the middle rack.  Bake for thirty minutes to forty minutes  or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool in pan on a rack for ten minutes and completely cool on a cooling rack. You can use any kind of frosting you like

Assembling the cake
Place one cake,flat side up on a plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or a spatula spread a layer or frosting. I made a frosting combining,half tub of vanilla frosting,six tsp of whipped cream and 1/3 cup of chopped cherries and strawberries.Place the second layer on top,round side up, and spread the chocolate frosting evenly on top and sides of the cake.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.

33 comments:

  1. lovely!.. two favourite flavours :)

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  2. what a fantastic cake suja, love to have a slice or may be two :-)

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. Suja, that is one tempting and beautifully decorated cake. I think it fulfills everyone's wishes with 2 layers because there are certain people like my husband and son who love vanilla and people like me who live chocolate, so a great idea to make both happy :)

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  4. Very beautiful chocolate cake suja...superb one..

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  5. love the look of the cake..with those cherries on top..droolz

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  6. suja what a delicious cake da.. so yummy n nice decoration.. waiting to see more n more wonderful cakes from ur side..Happy weekend.. enjoy

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  7. That is a great idea to incorporate both flavor in one single cake, beautiful decor and delicious....

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  8. very beautiful chocolate cake suja...very tempting one :)

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  9. Suja, wat an elegant, gorgeous and beautiful chocolate cake, awesome work dear..looks yummy..

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  10. I don't believe that you are new in cake baking and decorating(after seeing this nicely decorated cake),,the cake is looking delicious and i'm sure your family would have savoured each bite of this bful cake..

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  11. Wow perfect bake! Icing is fantastic...Luks very soft and fluffy.

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  12. cake looks really classy, i love that cake...a professional can do like this, superb suja

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  13. Wow..superb..fantastic..lovely.. spongy soft..awesome chocolate cake suja

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  14. wow this is so delicious...love the pics

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  15. Cake looks spongy and perfect

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  16. looks sooo tempting!! Yum!!

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  17. wow mouth watering dear. looks super

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  18. Beautiful presentation, lovely preparation...absolutely love it.

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  19. Very lovely cake dear. Absolutely beautiful presentation. I am sure you are gonna expertise this cake making art.

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  20. A very pretty chocolate cake! Looks so moist and yumm :-)

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  21. Cake looks so good! Lovely decoration as well :)
    which frosting did u use on top?

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  22. Thanks all for stopping by and the sweet comments and encouraging words:)

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  23. Thanks Parita for stopping by and for the sweet comment:)I used Betty Crocker chocolate frosting:)

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  24. wow superb..adipoli ketoo..i m drooling over the pic...oru piece ennikum tarumo :)...

    hi suja i m neethu..stumbled upon ur blog thru another blogger... got an awesome blog and happy to follow u dear...

    i would love u to drop by and have a small look at my world when u get time :)...would love to have ur suggestions and thoughts too on mine :)
    http://neetzkitchen.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks Neetz for stopping by and for the sweet comment.do visit often:)

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  26. This looks like a cake done by an expert :) Very nicely done.

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  27. Thanks turmericnspice and Pravs for the sweet and encouraging words

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