Simple Chocolate Cake

Simple home baked cakes doesn’t need any occasion. Just whisk up the ingredients and wait for the kitchen to fill up with the aroma of the perfectly baking cake. And ahh the smell when you open the oven. Bliss !!! But this simple cake used to be a great occasional affair when we were kids. The day when my mother would say she would bake a cake, me and my sister would wait eagerly the entire day. A cake used to be a perfect snack during the travel to our native place. A vanilla cake seemed like a grand feast. Then we transitioned to vanilla chocolate marble cake. Cakes, puddings, custards used to be a blessing amidst regular Bengali meals and snacks.

I made this cake quite some time back. Since I refrained from keeping my blog alive I never posted it. While browsing through my old folders today, found these photos crying out to be posted. I’m personally not a fan of chocolate cakes. The austere vanilla cakes from my childhood still soothes me more.

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What you need:

  • All purpose flour ( Maida) – 1 cup
  • Sugar (powdered) – 3/4 cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Butter (Melted) – 1/2 cup
  • Cocoa Powder – 3tbspn
  • Baking powder – 1tspn
  • Vanilla essence – few drops
  • Milk (if required)
  • dry fruits and tutti-frutti (optional)

How to make:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
  • Grease the baking tin and dust with dry flour
  • Prepare the batter. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and sugar to remove lumps. Add the baking powder and mix well. Now break in the eggs and mix. Add the butter and mix well.
  • Add vanilla essence and milk if required to get a nice pouring consistency
  • Pour the batter in the baking tin.
  • Put the dry fruits and tutti-frutti on top
  • Bake for 45 mins at 200 degree Celsius. Check if a tooth pick opens out clean when inserted in the center.

Tips:

  • Whisk the egg and sugar till white and fluffy and then fold in the flour and baking powder mixture to get perfect texture of the cake.
  • If the dry fruits sink to the bottom of the tin while baking, add them when the cake is half baked.

 

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