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June 18, 2010

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE


 I baked this Cake recently for a colleague at work, isn't it surprising that you can just close your eyes and bake a chocolate cake and be rest assured that it will be a roaring success!That's the power of chocolate on mere mortals :)
Though the recipe may seem lengthy it is really an extremely simple cake to make and put together, give it a try!!
Ingredients-
 For the cake-
  • All purpose Flour-1 & 1/2 cups
  • Cornflour-1/4 cup
  • Castor Sugar-3/4 cup
  • Cocoa powder-4 tbsp
  • Butter- 1/4 cup, melted
  • Baking powder- 3 tsp
  • Egg-1
  • Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  • Milk-3/4 cup
  • Curd-2 tbsp
  • Salt-1/4 tsp
For the chocolate syrup-
  • Sugar-2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder- 2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
 For the chocolate topping-
  • Semisweet chocolate- 30 gms
  • Butter- 50 gms
  • Plain Flour- 2 tsp
  • Silver balls, Chocolate leaves &  a tbsp of melted chocolate for drizzling over.

For the Cake-
Preheat oven at 180 C, grease and flour medium cake tin.Combine sugar , flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder & Cornflour and sieve together.Combine egg, melted butter,curd, Vanilla and Milk and whisk.Gently mix the dry ingredients into wet and mix well with a rubber spatula.Pour the thick mixture into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. Let cool
For the syrup-
Combine sugar, cocoa , vanilla and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, and boil on medium heat for 5 minutes till thick and syrupy, poke holes in cake and pour over the syrup, let soak for 15-20 minutes.
For the topping/icing-
Melt butter in a heavy bottom saucepan, add flour and let cook on very gently heat till pale, about a minute, next add water and let it come to a boil, add chopped chocolate and stir continuously, it will begin to thicken like custard, tip in the sugar, let boil, remove from heat and let cool, use while still warm.
To assemble-
Carefully invert the soaked cake over serving dish, and pour warm icing on it, it will drizzle down into a glossy cascade.Let it sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, place chocolate leaves in the middle, sprinkle silver balls and drizzle some more melted chocolate on top, you can add cherries or jam too.Chill overnight.

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5 comments :

Suman Singh June 19, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

WOW..that looks heavenly delicious..you cannot go wrong with chocolates...yummie!

Priti June 26, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

wow this looks awesome ....wonderful pic

Nachiketa July 1, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

Thanks for dropping by at my blog and the kind words ....
You got a lovely space going in here....

"That's the power of chocolate on mere mortals :)" is so true.. :)

Love the leaves... very well done..

cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

ananya July 2, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

Hi Bindiya, I remember the Chicken Kali Mirch recipe you had given during our college days and I still make that. Its still a hit you know. Great to know you have this blog I'll try all your recipes....Ananya.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] July 4, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

That is one sinful looking cake, Bindiya!!

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