September 24, 2012

Plain Chocolate cake


              Something i never say "NO" for is chocolates and cakes. when they combine they are heavenly for me. who dont love chocolate cakes? i bake them in special and this time it was for my hub's birthday...i got the basic recipe 5 years before from the women's magazine "Vanitha". This time i referred Hershey's site. i used the same recipe and used my pressure cooker to bake earlier. believe me this is the first time am using conventional oven for baking the same recipe.

                 Q: what was the difference? A: just the time...it took 1hr 20min in my pressure cooker earlier and only 40 min in my conventional oven. everything else from taste to texture was the same.
                                 




Ingredients:

Powdered Sugar                -   2 cups
Maida / All-Purpose flour   -    2 cups
Cocoa powder                   -   3/4 cup
Baking powder                  -   1-1/2 teaspoons
Baking soda                     -   1-1/2 teaspoons
Salt                                 -    1 pinch
Eggs                               -    2 no's
Milk                                 -   1 cup (luke warm)
Boiling water                    -   1 cup
Vanilla Extract / Essence -   1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil / any cooking oil - 1/2 cup ( Butter - 3/4 cup can be used instead of oil)


Method:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350`F.
  2. Grease and flour dust your baking pans(i used 2 pans (7-1/2" x 7-1/2" sized))
  3. Sieve your powdered sugar,flour,cocoa powder,baking powder,baking soda,salt to a bowl(To clear any lumps)
  4. Beat the eggs,milk,vegetable oil,vanilla extract to clear mix in a seperate bowl.
  5. Add this mixture to the powder bowl,beat them(i used a whisk.if electric beater is used run it on speed 2 to 3)
  6. Stir the boiling water.Now the batter will be thin(runny). pour them to your dusted bake pans.
  7. Bake to 35 to 40 minutes or until the wooden pick inserted to the center comes clean( i baked approximately 40 minutes)
  8. Remove from oven and let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Reverse them to cooling racks.
  10. Your plain chocolate cake is ready to serve.

Grease and flour dusted baking pans


Sieve your powdered sugar,flour,cocoa powder,baking powder,baking soda,salt to a bowl
(To clear any lumps)

Beat the eggs,milk,vegetable oil,vanilla extract to clear mix in a seperate bowl


Add the mixture to the powder bowl

Whisk / Beat the mixture

Stir with boiling water

Final batter before pouring to baking pans will be thin

Pour the mixture equally to your pre-dusted baking pans

Bake them to 35 to 40 min, check using a wooden tooth pick(it should come clear after inserting in the center) and remove them from oven,let them rest for 10 minutes

Cool them on the cooling rack and are ready to serve