Friday, October 2, 2009

Chocolate Cake

Birthday without a cake is unthinkable! So, I thought of baking one and not just any cake its a chocolate and coffee cake. Its a home-made cake so nothing fancy but something made with love and a bit of butter (may be more!!).


200gm all purpose flour
150 gms butter
3 eggs
150 gms sugar
150 gms dark chocolate
100gms mixed nuts (crushed)
2 tsp coffee diluted in warm water
2 tsp baking soda


Melt the butter, beat the eggs and add it to the melted butter and continue beating. Now add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture becomes homogeneous. In a separate bowl mix the flour and the baking soda, slowly add that to the mixture and keep beating so that there are no lumps present. Now add the melted chocolate and the coffee in to the mixture and keep beating. I use an electronic hand blender to beat the cake mixture, it comes out well and less hard work!
When you get the consistency (like honey) and the you see bubble forming in you mixture as you stop beating, that means your mixture is ready. Add the crushed mixed nuts to it and mix well. Preheat the oven at 200 degree centigrade, butter your cake tin and pour the cake mix in the cake baking tin. Now place the tin in the centre of the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Use a long pin to pierce in the cake, if it comes out clean that means you cake is done, else bake the cake for some more time until its done. You might consider bringing down the temperature as it might result in burning the top surface of the cake. Once cooked, let it cool then serve hot. Enjoy!!

Note:I usually use a 8" tin to bake, because it takes less time to bake and the surface area is big so the cake gets cooked evenly.