Thursday, December 24, 2009

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake


Source:Hershey's

Merry X'mas to all of you!!!!!

For Cake
Ingredients:
All purpose flour    -1 3/4 cups
Sugar                     -2 cups
Cocoa powder       -3/4 cup
Baking powder       -1 1/2tsp
Baking soda            -1 1/2 tsp
Salt                         - 1 tsp
Eggs                        -2
Milk                        - 1 cup
Vegetable oil           - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract         - 2tsp
Boiling water           - 1cup\

Method:
- Heat oven to 350degree F.Grease and flour two 9- in .round baking pans.
- Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.Add eggs,milk,oil and vanilla;beat on medium speed   
  for 2minutes.Stir in boiling water(batter will be thin).Pour into pans.
- Bake 30-35 minutesor until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.Cool 10 minutes.Remove
  from  pans to wire racks.Cool completely.Frost with your favorite icing.



For Frosting:
Ingredients:
Powdered Sugar        - 3 cups
Butter  or margarine    -1/2 cup
Vanilla extact             -1tsp
Cocoa powder           - 2 tbsp
Milk                           -1/3 cup

Method:
Melt butter.Alternately  add powdered sugar and milk ,beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.If you want to use chocolate frosting you can add cocoa powder with this.Stir in vanilla to this mixture.For making flowers, frosting mixture should be stiff.To make it stiffer, you can add more powdered sugar ,if needed.For frosting over the cake  add more milk ,if needed.

38 comments:

Devi Meyyappan said...

wooow!, very nice!!!...

Rekha shoban said...

gud job....lovely cake...looks delicious!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

That chocolate cake looks so delectable. What a wonderful pic!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

My Little Space said...

Hi Shanana, Merry christmas to you & your family too! Well, I'm not celebrating X'mas but I love this kind of festive season. Hope you've a wonderful time as well! Btw, your chocolate cake looks perfect for this festive season. Enjoy!
Best Wishes, Kristy

BangaloreBaker said...

Pretty cake.

Tina said...

Hai ..ithu thanne dec cheeythathano..Looks perfect and beautiful....yumm. Padikunundo cake dec...

Priya said...

Such a beautiful cake, lovely flowers..

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Lovely cake Shahana.

Do read about the ongoing event in my blog and send ur delicious entries.

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kothiyavunu said...

Awesome & lovely cake!!yummilicious...wish I could grab that piece :-)

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow beautiful cake... looks so yummy...........

Simply Life said...

oh what a beautiful cake!

priya said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!....looks so perfect!!....excellent icing!..thx for visiting my space!

Renu said...

very nicely done cake!!! loved the decoration ....

Zerin said...

Adipoli!!!
Great cake shahana. The roses are perfect! Have you learnt cake decorating?

Dolly said...

OMG, Your "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate cake looks absolutely PERFECT !!!. LOve ur gorgeous vanilla and Chocolate roses. I would'nt have the heart to cut this cake..just admire it.lol. Merry X'mas and happy Holidays to you as well.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very pretty cake dear. Love the way you decorated n presented it also.

has said...

Super sha... it looks so good...

Hema said...

Nice shot.. the decoration on the cake makes it look tempting.. perfect!

Gulmohar said...

What a wonderful cake...love the flowers too :-) Happy holidays Shahana !!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey dea..Hope you had a wonderful christmas...
Cake looks Amazing!!!

Nostalgia said...

Looks yummy!

Nostalgia said...

Lovely recipe.. the flowers have come out perfect..

Anupama said...

What a beauty this cake is!!! I still am shell shocked... I don't think I'll be able to create such a thing ever ;-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Mmmm lip smacking chocolate cake.....

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

The cake looks beautiful with all the frosting and the roses...very impressive.

FoodLovers said...

very nice

Yasmeen said...

A droolworthy cake.Love the icing.Best wishes for new year.Glad u liked the baked jalapenos :D

Ramya said...

First time here..Love the choc cake with frsoting..Roses are soo nicely done

Pari said...

Hi Shahana. Belated wishes to u.
The cake looks awesome and I liked your ghee rice too.
Do drop by.
Pari
http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

Mireya said...

Going to have to try this!

Jennie said...

Oh wow! This cake is beautiful!! It looks delicious too! :)

Aps said...

M new here...lovedur blog...nd cake luks super

Swapna said...

Cake looks delicious...and those roses came out really well!

Thank you for visiting my blog:)

Memória said...

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Your cake looks beautiful!

Ally said...

yu have a fantastic blog and i adore your ability to bake and frost really well!!!

Suma said...

Lovely yummy cake!! I love to decorate cakes too!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Shahana,,, really its perfect chocolate chocolate cake,,,You r good in baking,,,

Meagan said...

This looks so good!!

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