Simple Chocolate Cake
Nehal’s friend is spending this afternoon with us at our home. The kids love cake and Nehal insisted on me baking a chocolate cake. After lunch, baked a simple chocolate cake with plain chocolate icing.
Chocolate Cake Recipe
Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 40 mts
Recipe Source: My recipe files
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup yogurt OR 1 cup milk+1 tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsps baking pwd
1 Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
2 Sieve maida, baking pwd, baking soda, salt and cocoa pwd, thrice. Keep aside. In a bowl, beat the eggs and keep aside.
3 Cream the sugar and butter till smooth. Add the beaten eggs till creamy.
4 Slowly add little maida-cocoa mixture, alternating with a tbsp of yogurt and whisk till it blends completely. Follow this procedure till the dry ingredients are completely blended with the wet ingredients. Add vanilla essence and combine well.
5 Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 mts or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Prepare the icing. Sieve 1 cup icing sugar with 2 tsps cocoa pwd, slowly add little hot water till it forms a flowing consistency. Place cake on a plate and pour the icing all over the cake. I sprinkled some edible silver balls all over. You can also sprinkle coarsely chopped nuts/dry fruits or sprinkles.