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March 25, 2009

ARMENIAN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ALMONDS

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An Armenian friend taught me how to bake this exotic cake, she is a professional and has her own bakery in Armenia,so you can just imagine what a great experience it was learning from her,I really loved the rich, velvety, nutty taste of this superb cake.I tried to learn other dishes too, but most of the ingredients were unavailable here in India, so all we did was make loads of cakes and she also made a wheat based yogurt soup, which was also very nice.I will definitely be making this cake a dozen times over, the rich frosting/icing is particularly special, here's the recipe....


Ingredients-



  • Flour-2 cups

  • Baking powder-3 tsp

  • Powdered sugar-3/4 cup

  • Salt-1/2 tsp

  • Egg-1

  • Milk-1 cup

  • Melted butter-1/4 cup

  • Finely ground almonds-1/2 cup

  • Cocoa powder-2 tbsp


for frosting-



  • Full cream milk-2 cups

  • Cocoa powder-2 tbsp

  • Sugar-2 tbsp

  • knob of butter/refined oil


Method-Preheat oven, line and grease a cake tin.Take a large clean bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk together till just mixed and little lumpy, pour into pan and bake at 200C for 45 minutes, it will rise well.Take a small saucepan and add ingredients for the frosting, boil rapidly for 20-25 minutes till thick,add butter/oil, let cool.Ice cake with frosting and decorate with some slivered almonds, here your Armenian chocolate cake is ready to be served...yummmmm...so easy and yet so elegant...


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This lovely cake is off to-Let's go nuts-Almonds event and to Poornima's for the love of chocolate event




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19 comments :

Happy cook March 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Wow i want to have a piece from this delicious cake.Looks so yummy yumm delicious.
It is after a while i am comming here i love you new blog design.

Malar Gandhi March 25, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

Whooo what a droolworthy picture, awesome clicks!! Hats off to your Armenian friend. Wonderful creation!Keep up ur god work.

Superchef March 26, 2009 at 2:39 AM  

well..thats just getting me all drooling!!

srikars kitchen March 26, 2009 at 3:42 AM  

wow.. lookl perfect & Yummy.. delicious... nice click..

Varsha Vipins March 26, 2009 at 3:42 AM  

First time here..Lovely space u got..I am awestruck by this pretty cake..Truly decadent..:)

Namratha March 26, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

The almonds add a wonderful texture and flavour to the cake doesn't it? Love the look of it, yummy gooey goodness! :)

Sunshinemom March 26, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

Looks really nice, Bindiya! Only 1 egg to substitute raises hope too:). Will definitely try this one. Post the wheat yogurt cake soon too:)

Chandani March 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

lovely cake...can't wait to try it out!!! i enjoy anything with chocolate in it, and this surely looks very tempting...
btw, awards waiting for you on my blog :)

JZ @ Tasty treats March 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

the cake looks amazing, Bindiya...awesome presentation and perfect pictures!!

thanks for sending it to the lets go nuts : almonds! :-)

Anu March 28, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

Cake looks very very inviting. First time here and loved browsing thru your food blog :)

Do visit mine in ur free time :)

Arundathi March 30, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

That's a great looking cake. Thanks - will try it out!

Aparna April 1, 2009 at 6:48 AM  

I love anything chocolate and your cake looks delicious. Like Harini said, the wheta yogurt cake also sounds very promising.

Aparna April 1, 2009 at 6:49 AM  

P.S. Your new blog design looks lovely.

Anonymous ,  May 27, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

I'm ready to make this cake, but what is a "knob of butter?"!!

Deb May 27, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

Great looking cake! I want to make the cake, but what is "a knob of butter" as described in the Frosting?!
Thanks!

bindiya May 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Deb- a knob of butter simply means about a teaspoon, in more measurable terms.

Annie ,  April 14, 2012 at 4:22 AM  

I made this cake for my literature project & my whole class loved it !!!

Bhakti ,  September 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM  

Hi,
Just wanted to know..wasn't the icing runny? I made ganache once and i just could not coat it on the cake as it was not hard. please suggest what I can do as I can never find whipping cream where i stay and my husband does not like butter cream icing

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