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Chocolate Cake

- submitted by Dahlia on 02-14-2008

All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder (Unsweetened) - 3 tblsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp
Milk/Water - 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil/butter - 1/2 cup (1/2 cup = 1 stick of butter)
Eggs - 2
1. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Beat the eggs and mix the vegetable oil/butter and milk/water with it.
3. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together using an electric mixer or by hand.
4. Transfer the contents to a baking pan and bake for 30- 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F. (Every oven differs. So the temperature and time also may change accordingly. If the cake starts browning too fast reduce the temperature. Insert a toothpick in the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.)
5. Cool the cake completely before frosting. Cut the cake through the middle to get 2 cake layers to apply frosting in between.

Frosting 1
Heavy cream - 2/3 cup
Semi sweet chocolate - 9 oz
Sugar - as needed (app. 1/2 cup)

1. Heat the heavy cream and sugar in a small pan.
2. Remove from the stove and add the semisweet chocolate and stir until the chocolate 
melts. Smooth and creamy icing is ready.
3. Spread the frosting with a spatula on top and between the two layers of the cake.

Frosting 2
Sugar - 1 cup
Cocoa - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup

1. Mix all the ingredients together and heat until everything blends.
2. Apply the creamy chocolaty frosting on top and in between the layers of the cake.

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Thanks. Enjoy!
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Nice recipe. Chocolate cake is favorite of everyone. Thanks for sharing this recipe; I will try this recipe. You can buy chocolate truffle cake from online shop of with affordable cost.
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Its our family favorite too.
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Such a beautiful cake and recipe is excellent. Liked it completely.

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We just tried the cake, and its too sweet. Are the measurements right??
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It was perfect for us. Maybe next time reduce the sugar a bit.
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wow lovely pl try at home
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Thank You.
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hi i'm form center middle school
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yummy must try at home

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Comment by Elsa Vgz
    Hi I am new to baking .
    i have a doubt regarding the measurements used in the recipe
does 1 cup flour means its 110gms and about the sugar used is it icing sugar or granulated sugar because there is a variation there again it will be 110gms and 225 gms respec. Or can suggest some sites regarding the measurements please.
Reply :-
    Hi Elsa, I use the standard measuring spoons. In that 1 cup = 235 ml. I've used normal sugar here.

Comment by cynthia samuel
    I got a yummy n soft chocolate cake :)thnx to twinkle :)
Reply :-
    Good to hear that. Thanks for posting the comments.

Comment by  Sabina Franklin on 22 February 2010 05:42AM
    Dear Akka.
Wanted to make a cake found both (red velvet & chocolate cake) recipes just have some doubts can i use sunflower oil/butter....and coming to the frosting in the chocolate cake should we heat the mixture/ beat till it combines.My hubby's birthday falls on 28th so want to try any one of these cakes...One more doubt can i use powder food colour here....
Reply :-
    Hi Sabina,
You can use butter. If not yu can use olive oil or vegetable oil. I havent tried with sunflower oil.
About frosting, I have mentioned 2 types of frosting in chocolate cake. In frosting 1, we need the chocolate bar to melt. Hence we heat the mixture. But be careful to heat on a very low heat.
In frosting 2, we just mix cocoa powder. Hence it is enough to just mix together with a spoon till everything combines together.
You can use powdered food colour too.

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