Chocolate Cake: This one’s for you JD

Today I got down to baking this moist and gooey Chocolate cake.I’d rather call it “THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE DECEDENCE”.The best ever chocolate-y cake ever.Quite an easy one to put together.This one’s actually the celebration cake in our home.Sure enough for very Birthday,Anniversay and now even on Valentines,I land up baking this one.No special day today….just thought to myself…well chocolate needs no occasion right? Also given the fact that everyone in my family is a Chocoholic this one wont last that long.

The icing is a smooth,dark and velvety one.I’ve used dark chocolate(70%) cocoa.Lindt makes a good one for the icing.I’ve used some roughly chopped walnuts over the icing(that’s just me,love walnuts in practically everything) And then dusted it with some icing sugar…

 Love at First Bite….

Irresistable Chocolate decadence….I’m going to have to join the Chocoholics anonymous soon.Hope you find an occasion in your homes to bake this gorgeous cake.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 11/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 11/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coffee(instant)
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the icing:

  • 1 bar(9 ounces) cooking chocolate(70% cocoa)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter(11/2 sticks)

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Grease two 9″x2″ cake pans and line then with parchment paper.(cut out in circles)
  3. Sift the cocoa,flour,baking powder and the baking soda into one bowl.
  4. Beat the sugar and butter together till light and creamy.It should be pale yellow in colour.
  5. In a separate bowl beat both the eggs together till mixed well.
  6. Mix the coffee and milk in another bowl.
  7. Mix the dry ingredients with the butter a little at a time till nice and smooth.
  8. 8.Add the coffee mixture to the above and lastly add the beaten eggs.
  9. Divide this batter into the 2 pans and bake for about 25 minutes or till done.

FROSTING:

  1. Melt the chocolate by using the double boiler method.
  2. Stir occasionally.
  3. Remove from pan when fully melted.
  4. Cut the butter into small pieces and whisk it into the melted chocolate.
  5. Keep whisking this till the mixture is nice and smooth.
  6. Cool and spread over the cake.
  7. Sprinkle chopped walnuts
  8. Dust gently with some icing sugar.

Enjoy browsing through my blog…with love from my kitchen to yours.Look forward to your comments.

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