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Chocolate Cake

Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Ingredients
  Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking cocoa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Softened butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Eggs 4 Small
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Semi sweet chocolate chips 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

For cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, stir water into cocoa until blended, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, add to the creamed mixture alternatively with cocoa mixture, beating well after each addition.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" heart shaped or round pans. Bake at 350 degreesfor 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For icing:

Heat chocolate chips and cream in a double boler and heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.
Spread over the cake until smooth. Refrigerate until set.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Story
I got this recipe from one of the books and it came out very good.

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6 Comments

vandana's picture
Looks like u had a gr8 valentine's day Sarita, the cake looks awesome. Have to try this one surely. First thing in the morning these days have started looking out your latest addition in recipes:)
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thank you very much for appreciating the recipe Vandana. Actually I was waiting for a perfect occasion to prepare this cake.
Prezi's picture
The presentation is truly wonderful Sarita! Without even reading the recipe story, i could guess that this would have been a valentine's pic. I loved the finely shaved chocolate icing! Great recipe, but I am bothered about the fat-calorie intake? Is there a way to cut on that?
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks. Chocolate will always have FAT–calorie unless there is fat-free chocolate that one can find and use it in this recipe. Also, may be use Splenda instead of Sugar. I haven’t tried it.Other than that I don’t have any other suggestion to reduce the fat-calorie intake.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
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Anonymous's picture
ya i;m just a teenager trying to bake cake 4 da 1st time in my life.... watever happened 2 baking soda or baking powder