Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebration Chocolate Cake for New year 2011!

Chocolate cake is my fav so love to try different versions of it, though this moist chocolate cake is always my fav and only now I have perfected it after so many tries.

This chocolate cake with eggs is the recipe I saw from Nithis space and bookmarked it. Having confirming it with her twice(becos most of my choc cake attempts fail for the first time), I baked it for my friends before leaving Chennai. This cake is a keeper as this is the first time I am getting a perfect chocolate cake in my first try...I gave her link to my sisinlaw, she too tried it and gave me good feedback. So to me this is sure a no fail recipe and as her caption says it is perfect chocolate cake.
Celebration Chocolate Cake
The first time I remember calling Nithya was to ask about the muffin pans and never felt I am talking to her for the first time. I've always admired her presentation skills the area I struggle so much. And I'm glad to have known such a creative and friendly person.The strain she takes for every post OMG I can never imagine to go that extra mile anytime. Kudos to you Nithi!

Ingredients:
  • Maida - 1 and 3/4 cups (235 gms)
  • Eggs - 2
  • Milk - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Cooking Oil - 1/2 cup (125 ml)
  • Boiling water - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Powdered sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups (240 gms)
  • Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup (100 gms)
  • Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

Method:


  1. In a bowl, sift together maida, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder atleast twice to ensure even spreading.Then add sugar and mix well.
  2. In a seperate bowl,Beat eggs till fluffy, add milk, oil, boiling water and vanilla essence and beat well using a whisk or electric mixer.
  3. Now add the maida cocoa mixture in parts to the egg milk mixture and mix well making sure no lumps are formed. The batter is little runny.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour the baking pan and pour the batter and bake it at 180°C for 30-35mins. Check if a fork inserted comes out clean, then your cake is done.
  5. Cool on wire rack for 15 mins and then slice it into pieces. The cake is ready to have it as such or frost it.

Celebration Chocolate Cake

My Notes:
  • I dont prefer frosting so made frosting just for a piece of cake alone with 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp cocoa powder and 2 tsp sugar.
  • This cake measurement is actually for a layer cake type with 2 cake pans but since I wanted it plain and small I measured with a small cup accordingly. So if you are planning to use 200gms as 1 cup then you may need 2 cake pans.
  • The batter is runny but after getting baked its perfect. The cake was very soft and did raise well.

Celebration Chocolate Cake

The texture and softness of this cake is simply stunning that you cant stop with one piece. And I am sure this would be close to the bakery ones if made layers and frosted. Have in mind to give it a try but dono when?!

New year is fast approaching and it seems to me like 2010 went so fast. I pray for good health and prosperity for all in the coming year too.

Celebration Chocolate Cake
Wishing you all a very happy new year 2011 !!

61 comments:

  1. wow.mesmerised by ur choco cake.....my fav too.planning to prepare a cake with frosting for this new year..keep in mind abt ur tips.thanks

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  2. Wow, amazing dear. If you are still online, please feel free to update the post and link it to Aipi and mine "Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday" event.

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  3. Chocolate cake's my husband's all time favorite too so it HAS to be thr for every special occasion! Your recipe looks great. another one added to my list :-)

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  4. Looks delicious nice chocolate cake. love it.

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  5. Cake looks so good and tasty .. yummm
    And I really appreciate the way you make people like me so comfortable towards baking with your strong and positive write up :)
    Wish you too a very Happy New Year !

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  6. Super delicious cake :) Looks absolutely neat and damn tempting. :)I love the partial frosting and the cute color jeera mitai decoration too :) Simple yet classic :)

    Thanks for writing abt me :) you are sure a great friend for life time :)

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  7. Beautiful cake sharmi. Perfect for new year :)

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  8. The toppings are making the cake look very enticing...
    Kurinji

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  9. The toppings are making the cake look very enticing...

    Kurinji

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  10. Cake looks super soft and delicious Sharmi, lovely jeera mittai decoration and frosting, Happy new year wishes to u and ur family dear..

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  11. Anything in chocolate is good but this is super good, not just the cake but "YOU"...humble,kind and loving...God bless.
    Happy NewYear..
    Reva.
    www.kaarasaaram.com

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  12. yummy chocolate..nice presentation too..like d toppings too!

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  13. The cake has come out very well, Sharmilee! Looks moist and chocolaty.

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  14. Moist n droolworthy cake!!! Love the frosting on top...Awesome presentation too!!

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  15. Looks so tempting,perfectly baked and lovely presentation..yum yum

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  16. cake looks great.... wish you a happy new year

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  17. Wowwwwwwww.. Looks so soft and delicious.. amazing shots !!

    Indian Cuisine

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  18. Awesome...I loved those jeera candy sprinkles

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  19. Very moist and delicious cake for the upcoming year!

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  20. Wow. look so festive n nice..love it!


    US Masala

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  21. its so cute you made frosting for just one slice. happy new year sharmi :)

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  22. Very moist and delicious looking cake!

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  23. @Nithi : No doubt abt it! :)
    @Nimi : You are the one who always encourage me, thanks a bunch!

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  24. That's a good looking cake!

    Happy 2011!

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  25. The cake looks so pretty and festive!
    Happy New Year!
    Angie

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  26. cake looks yummy and moist...loved it

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  27. delicious chocolate cake and presentation
    happy new year

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  28. Thank u all, and wishing you all a very happy new year too!

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  29. mindblowing choclate cake for the coming year..wish u in advance...

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  30. Perfect for New Year :)

    Wish you a very happy new year.May this year be filled with all that is best and beautiful in life :)

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  31. Yummy n moist cake...happy new year...

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  32. good looking cake that too a chocolate one ;-) jeeraka mittayiya decoration? unique! happy new year to you, little dhiksha and all your family.

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  33. Great looking cake..Bookmarked to try!

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  34. oh that is such a cute cake specially that little mittai simple and elegant :)

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  35. Y u r not calling me??,even i am good at cakes...jus kidding....nithi is too friendly person....so does her cakes..

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  36. hello..
    i have a question...can we add half cup of melted butter instead of half cup of cooking oil?
    regards,
    Nimisha.

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    1. I am not really sure as I followed this recipe as such but I think you can try with 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup butter

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  37. hw to make chocolate truffel sauce

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  38. @Anon : Sure will try and let you know

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  39. is baking soda called aappa soda in tamil...if not then how do you ask for it in a shop :(

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  40. @Sindu : Yes it is called appa soda in tamil. You can get baking soda in departmental stores with bakers brand else try in small petty shops.

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  41. I tried this cake today. This was my first cake :) But it was not perfect like yours. The top of the cake was very moist unlike the base. Did i have to bake it more? But the bottom part was slightly burnt. I used a conventional oven and applied heat only from the bottom. Did i have to apply heat in both sides? What do i do to bake it evenly?

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  42. @Carine : I am really not sure as mine is an OTG so heating comes from both top and bottom though not simultaneously....may be yes try to bake it more till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

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  43. thank you :) will bake it at a slightly lower temperature for a longer time from next time. I have tried a lot of your recipes and they are always a success. thanks again :)

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  44. Sharmi,

    You have not mentioned when and where to use sugar in the cake method...pls specify

    Thanks

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    1. Yes updated now :) Thanks for letting me know!

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  45. Sharmi i am huge FAN of your recipes. I tried this today the cake was superrrr soft and spongy and remain that after cooling down too ( which rarely happened with my previous cakes :P ) .Though no one complained about it but i cd taste soda in it . I used weikfeild baking powder and normal soda . Can I decrease the quantity or replace with something else...

    Thanks

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    1. I dont get you...?! Did the cake turn hard after cooling down?

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    2. no it was soft all the time .. but i cd taste soda in it and tht was bothering me ... can i decrease the quantity of soda

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    3. May be you can try to decrease and see...but baking soda has not taste at all....so am puzzled

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  46. Nyc ....cake is loojing so soft .....

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  47. I did not find any cakes with icing in your site,, can you plz share such recipes

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    1. I havent tried my hands much in icing yet...will surely post it once I try them

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  48. Hello.....I've a small query. Can we replace the baking soda with same amount of baking powder if soda is not available?

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    1. No baking soda and baking powder are entirely different and should not replaced with one another...

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  49. Also what have you ever tried replacing maida with atta? Do the cakes turn out just as fluffy?

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    1. I have made cakes with half and half of wheat and maida and it was good...but not fully with wheat flour.Cakes with only wheat flour are denser and not like the ones made with maida.so I suggest you to try replacing half of maida.

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  50. Hi Shirmilee,

    Thanks for the recipie. This weekend I tried it and came up well (My first Cake!!)

    My hubby had suggested me to use butter instead of cooking oil when I try it next time. Du you think using of butter will make the cake more tasty. Can you please suggest

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    1. Yes addition of butter will sure make the cake tasty and soft too.....But I am really not sure of the measures...you need to give a try and see

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