Thursday, September 28, 2006

 

Moist Chocolate Cake

Back to square one from this week. My college has started and finding no time to sit in front of the computer. I took a break from my assignments to post a recipe. For a long time I wanted to bake a cake. I and my hubby are not sweet lovers, so I don’t get motivated to make cakes or any sweet dishes. After seeing Sudha’s chocolate cake I was all interested to bake a cake. I was crazy to bake the cake in the middle of the night around 12 a.m. and kept in the fridge after baking. I know that’s crazy thing to do...well that’s me. I got this recipe from Chow time’s blog and just followed her steps. Here goes the recipe!!

Method

Sift 3 cups of flour, 6 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 2 tsp of baking soda, ½ tsp salt.

Whisk 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp vinegar, ½ cup oil. Whisk until the sugar gets dissolved.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well with help of hand mixer. Pour the batter into a greased oven pan or parchment paper lined. I used parchment paper since it is easy to clean.

Pre- heat the oven to 350 F and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Keep checking once in a while, and insert a tooth pick into the cake, if the tooth pick comes out without sticky of cakes, you are all set. Take the pan from the oven.

Let it cool and keep in the fridge. Serve it cold.

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33 Comments:

Blogger Krithika said...

This one looks super-moist and super-delish ! I think its gonne be my turn to bake chocolate cake after seeing yours and Sudha's.

6:35 AM   Edit
Blogger Ben and Suanne said...

Hi Priya, Well done.

6:58 AM   Edit
Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Hi Priya,

Am a first time visitor to your blog, you have some excellent recipes and great mouth watering pictures of the dishes. The chocolate cake looks smashing, since I am a chocoholic, this will be my treat for this weekend.

Thanks!

11:08 AM   Edit
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

WOW!! looks moist and delicious! Needs some milk and I am all ready!!:)) Thanks!!

11:46 AM   Edit
Blogger priya said...

The cake looks scrumptious ......yumm, must try it out

1:11 PM   Edit
Anonymous shilpa said...

Wow...coool cake...I am going to give this a try today or tomorrow. Hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog too... Thanks a ton priya..infact I had done it once on similar lines (without eggs), but it was not very grate...I will follow your instructions this time...thanks a ton again...

2:22 PM   Edit
Blogger Shaheen said...

wow, priya, that looks scrumptious.

3:05 PM   Edit
Blogger Radhika said...

Hi Priya
wow.. the cake looks soo tempting.just wanna invite myself 2 ur house.

4:05 PM   Edit
Blogger Prema said...

Hi Priya,
Chocolate cake looks delicious.. I have been looking for cakes without egg and here is one..
Do we need to add vinegar? what is it for? can we make without it..

4:35 PM   Edit
Blogger Lakshmi said...

cake looks delicious priya

5:27 PM   Edit
Blogger maneka nirmal said...

priya...i am craving for a piece of that eventhough i am not a big chocoholic...nice work..btw,what courses r u taking now?

10:06 PM   Edit
Anonymous Usha said...

Eggless chocolate cake. Wow, i am always on the lookout for eggless recipes.

Great!

10:34 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Mitr.. thanks for dropping by....

Shipla you are welcome to do that:)

Prema,vinegar acts as an acidity and helps the cake to rise reacting with the baking soda--you can use lime extract or baking powder....

3:10 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya said...

The cake looks GREAT Priya...wonderfully moist and chocolatey...I am definitely going to give this one a try. I always thought eggs were must to get such moist cakes..Thank you soo much for the recipe !! :-)
and I see you are back in school too..it has totally eaten into my blog surfing time ...but more often than not I find myself happily browsing forgetting all about my research :-P

1:47 PM   Edit
Blogger Deepa Cooks said...

Hi Priya,

mouthwatering,I want to grab now & I want eat it now.I am crazy about cake.thanks for sharing.

7:54 AM   Edit
Blogger Deepa Cooks said...

Priya,

Iwant to know something.U had added some simple to some particular blogs mine too.I can't understand why can u please tell me & U have removed it from my blog & thats why.Please tell me.U mail me to deepaaaparam@yahoo.com OK.Again please.

8:03 AM   Edit
Blogger Spicelover said...

Ooooo
I want chocolate cake. NOW....
i think sometime this week i will def bake it. I love your blog, have added to my blogroll..

1:07 PM   Edit
Anonymous Radha said...

Hi Priya,

I have been to your blog before but this is the first time I am commenting on your blog.
I have a question? You said that its 6 tsp of cocoa powder but in photo it looks lot more, and chows recipes says 6 tablespoons which one is right?Clear my doubt please.

4:07 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Deepa, those are the updates which I added to my template recently -- so when a blogger updates I will know it by the " smilies". It pops out for the updated blogs:)

Radha... that is 6tsp--- I swifted the chocolate powder-so it got spreaded-- to avoid lumps while mixing it...

6:23 PM   Edit
Blogger Amritha said...

hii priya,
I tried out the moist chocolate cake and it turned out to be super success.It was YUMmmm..!!!!!this is the first time in my life i have ever baked a cake...Thanx a lot..!!

10:43 AM   Edit
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4:11 PM   Edit
Blogger jish said...

Hi Priya,

I'm a novice cook and become a good fan of your blog - this was one recipe I did try out, there was just one confusion - you mention tsp in the measurements, is that teaspoon or tablespoon ? (I know by convention its teaspoon but the chocolate recipe where you picked it up from states tablespoon). Hope you can make that a bit more clear from now on as anything I cook at home is based on your great recipe blog :) - great pics too!

7:49 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Thanks Jish for pointing out-- thats my mistake --- I corrected it :)

11:08 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there

i was just searching naranga recipe and i found ur blog. and this was a real blessing for me all the recipes by you n all the other bloggers are sooooooooo good. i really am beginning to love cookung. thnx a lot for making me lovvvv cooking

9:25 AM   Edit
Blogger Evelyn said...

Yummmmy ... looks so yummy, I am going to bake your nice chocolate moist cake right after this... I have never bake a moist chocolate cake before...pray for me huh ?? thanks for sharing.

7:59 PM   Edit
Blogger Shilpi said...

Hi Priya!
I am a first time visitor to your blog. Me and my friend tried your Moist chocolate cake recipe yesterday and I just have to tell you that it turned out great!Thanks for sharing!

8:45 PM   Edit
Blogger sheeja said...

Hi Priya
am going to make the cake now itself.I wll inform you after tasting it. thanxs alot

4:44 AM   Edit
Anonymous chocolate strawberries said...

Here's how to make delicious chocolate covered strawberries. First of all ensure that the strawberries you are intending to use are dry, then allow them to be room temperature warm prior to making them. After the strawberries have been covered in chocolate, put them in your refrigerator to cool, but do not store them in the fridge. Consume within 1-2 days.

12:06 PM   Edit
Anonymous Peng SC Shekar said...

Your chocolate cake looks and sounds delicious. I often bake cakes with eggs but as many member of my family are of Indian descent I try to accommodate by making eggless cakes. I have manage to make a quite moist and fluffy sugee/semolina cake. All I did was soaking the rawa/sugee flour in milk mix with curd for about 1 hour first. Adding a tablespoon of white vinegar last before baking helps. No after taste at all of vinegar. The acid in the vinegar encourage reaction with the baking powder. Keep the good stuff coming. Will check your blog frequently. Cheers.(Check my site: www.redsstudio.com - I develop recipes and style food professionally in and out of Malaysia.) Peng SC Shekar Kuala Lumpur

8:47 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya,
Choc cake looks too tempting...Ur presentation is super cool.The way u present makes even some difficult recipes look simple .
I am a huge fan of cakes and had always wanted to make it. In my family, cake baking was very rarely indulged in and most of the cake baking was done in pressure cooker(with results not much assured).
Could u, in ur blog add some basic tips about baking. Because most of the people in my friends circle do not know much about baking, its utensils etc..So though all of us want to bake we have this initial hiccups... , so we all look forward to see a few tips about baking in ur blog..
waiting for it
Sunitha

6:16 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya,
Choc cake looks too tempting...Ur presentation is super cool.The way u present makes even some difficult recipes look simple .
I am a huge fan of cakes and had always wanted to make it. In my family, cake baking was very rarely indulged in and most of the cake baking was done in pressure cooker(with results not much assured).
Could u, in ur blog add some basic tips about baking. Because most of the people in my friends circle do not know much about baking, its utensils etc..So though all of us want to bake we have this initial hiccups... , so we all look forward to see a few tips about baking in ur blog..
waiting for it
Sunitha

6:16 AM   Edit
Blogger SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hi Priya
As somebody said the recipe is super cool....you've presented it also so well...
Keep up the gud work
Do stop by my site too and lemme know ur feedback.
Swati

8:09 AM   Edit
Blogger SHUBHA said...

Priyaa... this cake is awesome.... yummm iam drooling hehee.e..... will surely try it tell u how did it turn out... anyidea wt can i substitute vinegar by in the recipe?... i wanna try it now...hehhe:P

4:59 PM   Edit

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