Double layer chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting..

by - February 15, 2011

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


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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    1. the cake looks yumm and delectable...always a favorite...

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

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

    4. Fantastic work Saras, U truly deserves an applause..

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

    6. Gorgeous cake dear,beautiful frosting,great work dear.

    7. Omg, cake makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

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

    9. Wow what a cake lookes soft and yummmm...

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

      US Masala

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

    12. Sara Moist and superb looking deliciousness

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

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

    15. cake looks beautiful and delicious
      following you

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

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

      Tasty appetite


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