March 24, 2014

Tree Fu Tom Chocolate cake with beets


Happy Birthday Vishy !!!  Celebration continues...

Vishy wants to have Tree Fu Tom cake for his birthday this year & he was too happy to make this cake for his friends in his school.  This unusual combination of ingredients make a surprisingly good, moist and chocolaty cake.  




Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 11/2 cups
  2. Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  3. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  4. Baking soda - 1 tsp
  5. All spice powder - 1 tsp
  6. Large eggs, lightly beaten - 3 nos
  7. Brown sugar - 1 cup
  8. Sour cream - 1/2 cup
  9. Vegetable oil - 1/3 cup
  10. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  11. Coarsely grated beets - 2 cups

Whipped cream frosting :
  1. 3 cups heavy or whipping cream
  2. 5 Tbs. granulated sugar
  3. 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 
Whisk together until stiff peaks.



Method :

1.   Preheat the oven to 170 C.  Grease and line up the baking  pan with parchment paper.

2.   Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and all pice into a medium bowl.  Beat the eggs, sugar, sour cream, oil and vanilla in  a large bowl until smooth.  Beat in the mixed dry ingredients.  Stir the beets in by hand.

3.   Bake the cake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center.  

4.   Cool the cake completely and frost the cake with the whipping cream.  

Happy baking :)

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