Baking a cake is fascinating, but the fact that it takes a lot of time and effort are the only factors which lower the spirit. There are some special occasions when you feel like baking a cake yourself. But do you always come with excuses that you are too pressed for time to bake? If yes, then it is time that you considered this best chocolate cake recipe.
The recipe is specially put together so that baking a cake can be done as and when you feel like. To come across the easy baking recipes, all you have to do is spend ten minutes on the internet during your lunch break or while you social networking.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
200 grams of plain or white flour
200 grams sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
50 grams rich cocoa powder
175 grams white butter or unsalted butter
3 medium eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence or a teaspoon of fresh vanilla
150 ml sour cream
Blending The Ingredients
Make sure that all of your ingredients are cold. Heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Spray or lightly butter 20 cm cake tins. Use springforms or removable base ones. Mix everything in a food processor or using a whisk till you get a creamy and smooth batter. Then divide the batter into the two tins. Bake them for about 35 minutes. But do keep an eye, in case the cake burns.
Test using a thin skewer to make sure the cake is done. If you are putting both tins together, then move them around after 15-20 minutes for even heating. Get the cake out and cool for about 10 minutes.
75 grams of white or unsalted butter
180 grams of dark cooking chocolate
300 grams icing sugar
125 ml cream
A bit of vanilla essence or extract
How To Make Icing
Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. The idea is to melt slowly. Sieve the icing sugar. Mix it the cooled chocolate and butter batter to the cream and add vanilla. Now, add the icing sugar and whisk using a hand blender. If the icing seems runny add some more sugar or if it is too thick add a spoon of boiling water.
Assembling The Cake
Want to get a gorgeous cake like this Chefs Special Dry Fruit Plum Cake? Then spread about 1/3rd of the icing on one half of the cake using a knife or spatula.
Then place the other layer on top. Now, use the remaining icing generously till the cake is layered well. Do cover the sides too. You can just take icing on the knife and rotate the cake to spread it evenly.
Though this cake is perfect like this, you can add some candied hearts for Valentine’s Day or write the name of your partner on it. Ready made cake decorations can be used here too. You can also sprinkle some pralines or grate some chocolate around for a rich look. This cake is very gooey and will not last as much as the Baker’s Pride Dry Fruit Cake, so go ahead and lick your fingers to enjoy this yummy cake.