Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cake

Made this cake for my sons birthday...Was super soft and moist.

Recipe Source here and here
For the Cake:
All purpose flour- 1 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2 nos
Milk - 1 cup
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Boiling water - 1 cup

Method of Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour baking pan.
2. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium for 2 mts. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 mts, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Set aside to cool completely.


Butter-Cream frosting:

Butter - 6 tbs
Cocoa - 1/3 cup (for light flavor or you can add up to 1/2 cup for a richer flavor)
Confectioner's sugar - 2 2/3 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Method of Preparation:
1. Cream the butter and blend in cocoa and sugar, alternatively with milk.
2. Beat to spreading consistency.
3. Blend in the vanilla extract.
4. Makes 2 cups of frosting.

Assemble The cake:
Once the cake is at the room temperature, frost the cake with the butter cream. Added few cherries and sliced Almonds on top.

46 comments:

  1. Birthday wishes to the little one... Looks so yummy and gorgeous

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  2. beautiful looking cake... and b'day wishes to the lil one... :)

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  3. Beautifully decorated cake... My wishes for ur son

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  4. Belated b'day wishes to your little prince :) cake is awesome..

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  5. Looks so yummy n creamy chocolate cake, beautifully decorated n nice treat to celebrate the day...
    Birthday wishes for your son!!

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  6. thats a lovely lovely gorgeous cake.... belated wishes to ur little one...

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  7. Gorgeous cake!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. Hey Reshmi first of all A very Happy Birthday to ur baby. The cake has to be delicious as its filled with Ur love for Ur baby.

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  9. wow looks great... nice decoration

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  10. My birthday wishes to ur son.. Cake looks extremely gorgeous and beautiful.

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  11. Lovely chocolate cake...happy birthday 2 ur son!

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  12. Belated Birthday Wishes to your son...
    Beautifully done cake...looks very delicious..A wonderful treat for the birthday boy

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  13. wow that was really perfect cake like store bought!..lovely dear..keep rocking

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  14. Happy BDay to you lil boy...awesome job dear...can i have a slice

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  15. What a awesome looking cake! I bet ur son must have loved it:-)

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  16. Good one
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  17. Looks lovely...birthday wishes:)

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  18. yummy n gorgeous luking cake.....

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  19. Looks super deliciousssssss

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  20. Real chocolaty & yummy,he would have loved it..kids favorite flavor..Belated birthday wishes to mon,Reshmi:-)

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  21. Belated Birthday wishes to the lil' boy!! Cake looks gorgeous...i too have tried this Hershey's version, so moist n yummy cake...well decorated with choco butter cream...amazing work Reshmi!!
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  22. Looks so good, very beautifully made.

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  23. this is a super cake....i make this a lot!...........belated birthday greetings to your little one.......the birthday cake is so nice....love the frosting!

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  24. Hi Reshmi ,

    Chocolate cake looks delicious and

    One request Reshmi ,

    I post a guest post cabbage curry at Lavanya's recipes.

    Please drop your comment at Lavanya's blog:)

    Thank you Reshmi, and Keep on :)

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  25. Looks so perfect. Its special because you made it for your little one.

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  26. Bleated birthday wishes to your son. Cake looks perfect and delicious.

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  27. Belated birthday wishes to ur lil one..cake looks so beautiful :)

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  28. wow great looking cake perfect icing

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  29. Belated birthday wishes to your little munchkin.Cake looks awesome I am happy that you people liked it.

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  30. Belated wishes to the lil toddler.Delectable cake.

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  31. hi reshmi, your choc cake looks moist and delicious..happy belated birthday to your little boy.
    have a nice day

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  32. Cake looks gorgeous..
    My wishes to your son

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  33. Yes that looks moist and yummy..Happy belated b'day to your son !

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  34. Belated birthday wishes to your son....cake looks perfect and delicious.

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  35. Very nice pictures and looks very yummy

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  36. Belated birthday wishes... cake looks perfect and delicious...

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  37. happy birthday to your little one
    beautifully done cake

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  38. Happy Birthday to your son! He must be so proud to have a mom like you!

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  39. Hey Reshmi, all the baked goodies in your blog look amazing.. I tried your whipped cream cake and it turned out excellent.
    Thank you -:)
    soon I'll try this choco cake too..

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