Saturday, 17 August 2013

Classic chocolate cake

Serves 7 people 
Prep time- 60 min 
Ingredients :
For the cake 
1.Confectioners sugar - 420 g (or) a little over 2 cups 
2.Unsweetened cocoa - 170 g (or) 3/4 cup
3.All purpose flour- 228 g (or) 1 cup 
4.Butter- 114 g (or) 1/2 cup 
5.Milk-114 ml (or) 1/2 cup 
6.Eggs- 3 (large)
7.Vanilla essence- 1tsp 
8.Baking soda- 2 tsp
9.Salt- 1/4 tsp

For the topping 
1.Butter- 120 g (softened) 
2.Cocoa-114g (or) 1/2 cup
3.Icing sugar - 550 g (or) 2 1/2 cups 
4.Milk - 76 ml (or) 1/3 cup 

1. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
2. In a bowl beat the eggs with the help of an electric mixer  and add in the sugar and butter to get a smooth texture.
3.Add the mixture which was kept aside to the mixture containing the eggs, sugar and butter and mix it until you get a smooth texture.
4. Add milk to the mixture.This will make the mixture runny.
5. Add the vanilla essence.
6.Preheat the oven at 320 c for 15 min.
7. Grease a pan with cooking oil and pour the mixture into the pan.
8.Bake for 45 min at 200 c or till the sides of the cake leave that of the pan.

9.Insert a toothpick into the cake , if it comes out clean then your cake is ready !

For the topping:
1.With the help of an electric mixer churn the butter until it just turns creamy.
2.Add the cocoa and icing sugar in parts alternatively.
3.Now add in the milk and the vanilla essence.
4.If you feel your topping is too thick you can add some more milk.
5.Now spread out the frosting evenly onto your cake(make sure you cool your cake before spreading out your frosting) . Refrigerate before serving.