Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chocolate cake to celebrate


1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup or 6 tbsp boiling water
2/3 cup oil (sunflower or vegetable)
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

icing
3 tbsp melted chocolate
1 1/4 cups whipping or heavy cream

chocolate lace
2 oz chocolate (milk, dark or white)

Brush 2 pie or circle baking pans, line the base with circles of waxed paper and brush it with oil.
Mix the cocoa powder with the boiling water and make a smooth paste and leave it to cool.
Beat the oil, eggs, sugar then add cocoa paste, flour and balking powder and beat till smooth.
Divide the mixture into the two pans, and smooth the flat with the back of the spoon.
Bake at 350F for 18 to 20 minutes until it has risen, browned and springs back when lightly pressed. Check with a skewer to make sure. Leave the cakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer into a wire rack. Remove the paper and cool completely before icing.

For the icing beat the whipping cream add the cooled melted chocolate and beat.

Make the chocolate lace, this is optional and decorative.
Melt the 2 oz chocolate over a double broiler and using a spoon drizzle onto a wax baking paper. Leave it in the fridge for 1/2 hour to harden.


To assemble the cake put a dap of icing on the cake pan, place one of the cakes then put icing and put the other piece of cake. Cover the cake all over with icing. Smooth the cake, I used a design to smoothen the cake. Leave the cake in the fridge for at least an hour before serving so the icing settles, I left it overnight. Decorate the cake with chocolate lace and chocolate.

This delicious cake was made to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Recipe is adapted from Kid's baking.
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88 comments:

  1. wow dear thats an amazing cake....am sure ur daughter was glad.....happy b'day to her

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  2. Scrumptious cake- neat n perfect!
    B'day wishes to your princess- God bless!
    US Masala

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  3. I'm so in love with that frosting boy does that ever look scrumpticious!

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  4. happy birthday to your daughter!!!best gift from a mom!!!

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  5. That cake is absolutely mouth watering. Belated birthday to your daughter. I am very sure she would have been a happy camper after this cake :)

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  6. Loved the cake Akhila!!! Wishing your Gal a very happy Birthday :)

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  7. this is one easy and delicious looking cake

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  8. happy birthday to your daughter :)Hope she has lots of fun and wish her lots of luck and happiness and lots of love !
    This cake is looking so yummy and gorgeous. I am sure she was super excited seeing this cake ...

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  9. Wonderfulll!!!!!Yummmy...

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  10. cake is absolutely mouth watering.....happy birthday to your daughter!!!

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  11. its a beautiful looking cake!...hapy birthday to ur daughter! she must have relished it!
    Smitha

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  12. happy birthday to your daughter! what a lucky girl she is to have you baking such a lovely cake for her :)

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  13. Cake looks so yummy,soft and moist..happy b'day to ur daughter :)

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  14. Chocolate cake is my favorite! Yum.... :)

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  15. This looks delicious and I love the picture!

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  16. ooh! i'd love to join this celebration - Pictures are too tempting!

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  17. Belated birthday wishes to your daughter, chocolate cake looks awesome delicious.

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  18. Happy birthday to ur daughter !! Cake is so beautiful !! so tempting !!

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  19. So tempting and rich cake... Birthday wishes to ur daughter...

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  20. This looks like a perfect cake for celebrating!

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  21. What a wonderful looking cake! I hope your daughter had a great birthday ;-)

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  22. This is such a beautiful cake, I'm sure everyone who had a piece really enjoyed it!

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  23. Happy Birthday to u r sweet lil one.....Cake looks extremely yum...

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  24. This is a beauty of a cake and it is chocolate. I am a big fan of chocolate.

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  25. wow so nice cake dear.........happy b'day to ur daughter.......god bless

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  26. I just thought of making a chocolate cake for my friend's birthday. It would even taste moister if you use cake flour :)

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  27. WOW! Gorgeous n perfect cake! I want those cake pieces!

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  28. The cake looks awesome and simple to make. Birthday wishes to your princess!

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  29. Happy Birthday to your daughter..perfect cake to celebrate a special occasion.

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  30. lovely cake. looks absolutely delicious. Happy b'day to your daughter.

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  31. delicious looking cake !! Belated birthday wishes to your daughter!

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  32. Choc cake looks perfect and tempting too

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  33. My birthday wishes to ur daughter, cake looks simply awesome and gorgeous..

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  34. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Lovely cake..

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  35. a decadent looking cake and a perfect way to celebrate ur bundle of joy's special day!

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  36. Happy bday to ur lil princess!!! Im sure she thoroughly enjoyed these gorgeous looking chocolate cake :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  37. Happy birthday princess, tempting cake and lovely clicks.

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  38. Thats a yummy birthday treat to you lil one :)

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  39. Gnaammm...che capolavoro questa torta..bravissimo anche nei dolci!!!;-)
    Un bacio*

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  40. The cake looks beautiful and I am sure it was delicious too

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  41. Happy b day to the lil one.Perfectly baked cake.A wonderful treat for her

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  42. Delicious and yummu cake..Belated b'day wishes to your daughter.

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  43. good looking as well as delicious!

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  44. Your daughter is one lucky girl! This looks amazing!

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  45. Delicious and georgeous cake..loved the frosting.

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  46. Beautiful. I showed it to my daughter and she is drooling, slurping and batting her eyes begging me to make this cake.
    here is her comment<3<3:D

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  47. Cake look so inviting I am sure it tasted amazing.Belated b'day wishes to your little girl.

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  48. LOVELY AND LOOKING YUMMY DELICIOUS CAKE
    BELATED HAPPY B'DAY TOUR ANGEL

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  49. I think it looks lovely with the different colors of chocolates.

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  50. happy bday to you lovely daughter.... she is just lucky to taste it!!! aaah.. looks super yummmy..
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  51. This cake looks lovely. I'm so impressed by the chocolate lace!

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  52. What a beautiful cake. My chocolate loving heart demands a hefty slice. :)

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  53. Belated birthday wishes to your daughter! Beautiful work, Akheela! Perfect cake for the occasion!

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  54. happy b day to your sweetie...fantastic cake to celeb the rich occasion..lovely cake:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  55. Wow, what a beautiful cake!

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  56. Looks delicious! Happy b'day to your daughter!!!

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  57. Oh my does this look fantastic!

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  58. Beautiful decorations on a simple but wonderful chocolate cake - yum! Well done!

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  59. Simple and delicious cake..I really love how you made it..my kind of cake!!!

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  60. Happy birthday to your daughter. Sweets for the sweet! My daughter would smile for a year if I baked her that luscious cake.

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  61. What a wonderful cake for a birthday. I hope she had a fun day. I know my daughter would love such a fancy cake.

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  62. wow wonderful cake . looks so tempting ........

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  63. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. I made a chocolate cake for my youngest's birthday yesterday...so good for celebrations :)

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  64. This is a beautiful, beautiful cake and the icing must be so delish!
    And thanks for the Facebook friendship :-)

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  65. Happy birthday to your daughter. The cake looks amazing.

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  66. Awesome Cake Dear. Its my favorite one.
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    Thanks
    Sabby
    Food Fun Freak
    http://foodfunfreak.blogspot.com/

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  67. cake looks yummy n i love chocolate cake.. how did u make the thing that is in the top of the cake. i'm really poor in baking..

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  68. A Happy Birthday wish to your daughter! Such a beautiful cake :)

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  69. What a gorgeous cake for celebration - it looks so scrumptious!

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  70. Happy b'day to ur baby the cake looks yum!

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  71. My wishes to your little Angel..Cake looks so beautiful..

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  72. Happy birthday to your daughter.... how lucky she is to have this yummy cake.... :)

    Cheers,
    The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
    Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

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  73. looks amazing n decadent...bday wishes to ur sweet little angel...

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  74. wow! This is a fabulous cake! looks amazing! Kudos!
    -
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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