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Birthday chocolate cake & My first award

>> Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cakes makes the day special. That too when we bake a cake with a pinch/tonnes of love, wht else a big gift would be..... Though, the cake falls down, sure it taste awesome.....

I tried baking a chocolate cake with thin choclate icing on top to celebrate my husband birthday. I didn't frost in the middle of the cake (we r in diet :)) It was perfect for the day & made the day memorable.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY my love.

Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 2 cups
  2. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  3. Cocoa powder - 3 tsp
  4. Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  5. Eggs - 4 nos
  6. Butter - 1 cup
  7. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  8. Milk - 3/4 cup

Chocolate Frosting :

  1. Semi sweet chocolate (or) Milk chocolate - 4 oz
  2. Cream - 1/2 cup

Directions to bake :

# Grease the baking pan with the butter & flour.

# Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together. Keep it aside.

# Beat butter, vanilla essence and sugar till light and fluffy.

# Add eggs one by one. Beat well.

# Add flour and milk alternately.

# Pour the cake mixture into a greased pan. Bake it for 30 min in 200 C.

For Chocolate frosting :

# Bring the cream to boil on low flame. Switch off the flame & add the chocolate. Stir them to melt in the cream.

Assembling the cake :

Cut the cake horizantally. Spread the frosting & place the other half of the cake. Finally spread the remaining chocolate frosting all around the cake & decorate it, the way u like :)


If the cake is not moist or if u want to refrigerate it for couple of days, dissolve sugar and water & sprinkle them over the cake before frosting. Sprinkle them on both the half.

My First award :)

Thanks Padma for passing this award to me. I m happy to receive my first award from you :)

I would like to pass this award to Priya, Ramya, Aruna, Pooja of sai kitchen, Pooja of My experience in cooking, Suparna, Vicki & to all my blog friends. My hearty thanks to all of u for motivating me with the shower of lovely comments.


Pooja May 20, 2009 at 6:25 AM  

Yummy Chocolate Cake! Perfect for the occasion! Many many happy reurns of the day to your hubby :)
And thanks a lot for passing the award to me :) It was my 50th post today and you made the day more special. Thanks a lot :)
I couldnt see this post before and that is why I posted a comment before.

Vicky Xavier. May 20, 2009 at 7:25 AM  

Chocolate cake looks so perfect.Step by step instruction with picture makes the post very professional. Gorgeous cake .Love the icing too.
Congrats on ur first award dear. U deserve more. Thanks for sharing it with me too. I feel honored.

Suparna May 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

Hi Ammu,
First of all happy b'day to ur husband, you've made the day very special by baking a yummy choco cake! he must've been very delighted :) hope u guys had a lovely celebration. nice pictures.
Congratulations! on ur first award!!! I wish you get many more :)Thanks so much for passing on the award to me, very nice of you :)

Keep blogging! u r doing a good job!

Pooja May 20, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

Birthday wishes to your husband ammu..Delicious cake looking soft and moist..Congrats on your award and thanks for thinking of me...Thats so sweet.......

Priya May 20, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

My hearty birthday wishes to ur better half Ammu...Prefectly prepared chocolate cake..Looks gorgeous..

COngrats on ur award thanks a lot for sharing ur first award with me, am honoured and glad!!wish you more and more awards in future!!!

Padma May 20, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

Birthday wishes to ur hubby Ammu... chocolate looks so soft and moist.. enjoy ur award :)

Varunavi May 20, 2009 at 6:16 PM  

Cake looks yummy.belated wishes to ur hubby :)))

Ramya Vijaykumar May 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

Oh what a perfect bday gift, a cake with love mmm!!! Soft and chocolicious cake here... Bday wishes to ur husband... Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me!!!

ARUNA May 20, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

that's a cute cake. Congrats on your award and thanks for thinking of me dear!!

RAKS KITCHEN May 21, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

Birthday wishes Ammu!
Cake looks so soft and spongy!! Enjoy ur day girl!

Vibaas May 21, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

cake looks rich and super yum! congrats on your award, dear!

Purva Desai May 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

Convey my best wishes to ur Hubby.....Cake looks delish...

Renu May 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

Your cake looks moist and very nice...

Dhanya Nambirajan May 23, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

Cake looks yummy and moist. Also luved the gumpaste flower.

sowmya May 23, 2009 at 6:14 AM  

nice cake..i loved the frosting especially..will try this frosting for my next cake..thanks for sharing..

Parita May 25, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

congrats on your award dear..cake looks delicious..baked beautifully :)

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