Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Plain Chocolate Cake

A friend requested for this recipe and I do not have a story in mind. So here’s the Plain Chocolate Cake recipe for you ‘P’ in a jiffy. This recipe is My Cousin-Sis-In-Law’s Mother’s, when Aunty visited my 1st Cousin and his Wife (her daughter) in Bangalore, she made this cake, I loved the look of it and asked for the recipe. Aunty was more than willing to share and I had the recipe in an hour. I made it and it came out neat. I had made minor modifications like adding Baking Soda and Lemon juice for the Cake to rise more.

I will post step by step Photographs of this recipe when I make it the next time. For now, I have the final picture and pictures from when I served it on different days.

Here is what you will need to make Plain Chocolate Cake:

Sugar – 1 Cup – powdered in the Mixer
Eggs - 2
Cooking Oil – 1 Cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 Cup
Cocoa Powder – 5 tsps (unsweetened)
Baking Powder – 2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Lime Juice – 2 tsp

I had grated Chocolate on to the Cake this time and broken some uneven pieces and decorated with them

How to make Plain Chocolate Cake:

In a big bowl, sift the All Purpose Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder and Baking Soda

Add the Sugar, Cooking Oil & Eggs and using a whisk mix thoroughly, set aside

Pre-heat the Oven at 180 degrees

Take a baking dish and use butter / oil on the surface of the dish so that the Cake does not stick to the dish

Some people dust some flour in this to ensure more safety, I did not

Add the Lemon Juice to the batter and give it one final quick mix

Pour the batter into the baking dish

Tap the Baking Dish at the sides so that the bubbles from the batter disappear

Bake it in the Convection mode of your Microwave Oven for 30 minutes

By now the Cake would have risen, insert a toothpick at the centre and check, if it comes out clean, the Cake has been baked right. If not, bake it for another 10 minutes (All Ovens are different, hence time varies in different Ovens, you have to know your Oven right)

Take it out from the Oven, make sure you do not touch the Baking dish directly with your hands, the dish is EXTREMELY HOT at this time

Cover the face of the Baking dish with a Plate and turn, shake the Baking Dish a little, the Cake should come out on the Plate

Place on a Cooling Rack and let it cool for 10 minutes or more if you wish

This picture is from another set of bake, when I was too lazy to decorate and just served with Chocolate Sauce

The one time that I had cut small slices and served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce, the possibilities are endless with Plain Chocolate Cakes

Decorate as you wish, cut slices and serve as anytime snacks

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