March 21, 2012

Chocolate cake with cream frosting

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Happy Birthday Visisht :)

Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 11/3 cups (200gms)
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1/2 cup (75 gms)
  3. Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Baking soda - 1 tsp
  5. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  6. Butter - 1/2 cup (125 gms)
  7. Brown sugar - 1 cup (200 gms)
  8. Instant coffee granules - 1 tbsp
  9. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  10. Eggs - 2 nos
  11. Milk - 3/4 cup (185 ml)
Whipped cream frosting :
  1. Whipping cream - 400 ml
  2. Icing sugar - 5 tbsp
  3. Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
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Method :

1.   Sieve together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt.  

2.   Beat the sugar & butter until creamy.  Beat in the coffee granules and vanilla.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition.

3.   With mixer on low, beat in the mixed dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.

4.   Preheat the oven to 350 F & grease the baking pan with parchment paper.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.  Bake for 45-50 mins.  

5.   Whip together the cream, icing sugar & vanilla extract.  Spread over the top and sides of the cake & decorate accordingly.

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*I covered the cake with the fondant & the whipping cream frosting*

Happy baking !!!

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