Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Double layer chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting..


This is my last post in blogging marathon & I am totally going to miss you all guys. Today I going to present from other cuisine, so I took this recipe from American cuisine & it turned out very well..

                  I have found the chocolate cake and the frosting recipes on the back of the Hershey's cocoa canister. In fact I made it for first time for my friend Savitha's Anniversary, It is sooo easy, delicious, super moist  and even more yumilicious!! than what i thought. I super duper hit & every one loves it... I have made some varietion in frosting recipes from original one & turned perfect for the cake. All of you try it & sure will become "go-to" chocolate recipe....NJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dry Ingredients
  • All purpose flour / Maida - 1 3/4cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa - 3/4cup
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda  - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1tsp

Wet Ingredients:
  • Vegetable oil  - 1/2 cup ( I used sunflower oil)
  • Boiling water - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
  • Eggs - 2

For Frosting:

  • Butter - 3 stick or 1 1/2 cup
  • Whip cream - 1/4 cup
  • Baking semisweetened bars - 6oz ( I used baker's brand)
  • Vanilla extract - 2 tbsp
  • Powdered Sugar - 8 cup

Method:


For Chocolate cake


  • Heat Oven for 350F. Meanwhile Grease & line two 9" round baking tray with parchment paper and keep it ready.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl & don't want to sift it but make sure there is no lumps.
  • In another bowl, take milk, oil, vanilla extract & eggs.
  • Pour this mixture directly to the dry ingredients bowl & mix well using hand or mixer.
  • Add boiling water to mixture & stirthe mixture to get thin batter. then pour this batter into prepared tray.
  • Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow it to cool for 10minutes.
  • Transfer it to wire rack & remove the parchment paper and  cool completely. 
  • Do not wrap or putting cake into the fridge before cooling!!
If you are baking in three 9" pan than start checking it from 25 minutes.

For Chocolate frosting:


  •  Heat water in a pan & take 6oz chocolate bars of same size in a bowl or any vessel that fit the pan with water where chocolate melts gently & in directly.
  • Stir continuously  & when all  chocolate melts, take it out from the bottom pan & allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • In a mixing bowl, take butter & beat it until no more lumps & become creamy..
  • Add vanilla extract & mix it for few seconds .
  • Add whip cream & beat till it become creamy.
  • Then add melted chocolate to the creamy butter & beat well.
  • At this stage add powdered sugar slowly to incorporate with the butter. This stage needs some time & cant be rushed. you can add extra milk to bring the frosting cream to required consistency.
  • Once done seal it with cover & refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

Decorating the cake:

Level the cake by cutting or trim off the raised center postion by using knife or a cake levelers. This will give a cake beautiful finish.


  • Place  one layer of the cake on the board or on a plate  & fill top portion with the chocolate frosting icing & spread evenly.
  • Place the next layer on the top of it & make sure it is level side down, so the top of the cake is perfectly smooth & level.
  • Place a large amount of thin consistency icing on the center of the cake top & spread across the top, pushing towards edges.
  • Cover the sides with icing & smooth the sides with help of the spatula.
  • Smooth the top edges with the spatula from the rim of the cake to the center. remove excess icing.
  • Decorate with your own designs & pattern and refrigerate for an hour to set the icing.
  • I have simply topped the cake with Hershey's chocolate syrup
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    23 comments:

    Smitha said...

    the cake looks yumm and delectable...always a favorite...
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

    Rachu said...

    Wow... amazing..perfect yummmy cake..

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

    Reva said...

    Hey, this looks so lovely and delicious.... I am just awe struck at the frosting decoration .... this is so nice...
    Reva

    savitha ramesh said...

    lovely cake and beautiful decoration...thanks for ur gift and effort

    Shanavi said...

    Fantastic work Saras, U truly deserves an applause..

    Priya said...

    Omg, wat a fabulous and great looking cake,feel like grabbing a slice..

    Suja Sugathan said...

    Gorgeous cake dear,beautiful frosting,great work dear.

    divya said...

    Omg, cake makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

    Panchpakwan said...

    Cake looks so moist, yummy.Beautiful decoration and clicks.

    Krithi's Kitchen said...

    So chocolatey and yummy..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

    Santosh Bangar said...

    tempting cake

    Chitra said...

    Delicious cake....

    Minu said...

    Lovely Cake.

    rekhas kitchen said...

    Wow what a cake lookes soft and yummmm...

    aipi said...

    Delicious n tempting!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

    Usha said...

    Beautiful cake! Love chocolate cake anytime.. I can even have it for breakfast! :)

    Now Serving said...

    Sara Moist and superb looking deliciousness

    veena krishnakumar said...

    yum. yum yum...Cake looks very moist too:-)

    Srivalli said...

    Wow beautiful cake Saras..

    Chitra said...

    Wow,cak looks awesome . u have done a gr8 job :)

    Torviewtoronto said...

    cake looks beautiful and delicious
    following you

    A little bit of everything said...

    the chocolate cake is so impressive and looks so delicious. I'd love to grab a spoon and dig into it right now.

    Jay said...

    OMG...cant take my eyes for these awesome clicks...gonna grab a piece now..:))

    Tasty appetite