Saturday, 24 December 2016

Chocolate Cake

To celebrate the festivities, I decided to try baking a cake for the first time in my life, and what better day than Christmas Eve for that!
My husband and I usually don't have a sweet tooth and enjoy sweets as much as savory, but I wanted to try my hand at baking for a long time now. 
With a quick drive to the supermarket and IKEA, I was all ready to bake a Rich Chocolate Cake. Coincidentally, we also had a friend visiting us who was just back after his wedding from India, and hence this called for double celebration.
Try this cake that takes an hour to be ready this Christmas.


Chocolate Cake
Ingredients

Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups of All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coffee Powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Warm Water as required
  • 5-6 tbsp of Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1cup Chocolate Frosting (Can be store-bought or melt a bar of chocolate at home until liquid consistency)
  • 3 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • Berries and Mint Leaf for garnish.

Method

Rich Chocolate Cake
  • For the base, mix the all-purpose flour, sugar, 1 tbsp of butter, cocoa, coffee, milk, and mix well. 
  • Add warm water as required until the batter has a semi-liquid consistency.
  • Pour it into the baking tray and bake for 30 mins at 180c/350F.
  • Meanwhile, whisk icing sugar and butter together until solidified to a spreadable consistency. Freeze in the refrigerator.
  • Once the cake is baked and cool, cut three equal rounds from the base. 
  • Take the lower base and spread the chocolate frosting over it. Add the other bases and continue the same. On the last base, add the remaining frosting and spread evenly.
  • Pipe the icing sugar frost over the cake and garnish with berries and mint leaves.


Relish this chocolate cake on your Christmas evening!