September 1, 2010

Celebrations : Chocolate Cake



Celebrations are times which we really look forward and enjoy. We had celebrated our Wedding Anniversary last week and enjoyed the day to the fullest.Temple visit followed by a lunch in one of our favorite restaurants lightened the day. To add pep to the evening I baked this Chocolaty Cake. Shweets enjoyed helping me bake the cake. It was real fun and enjoyed our evening with cakes, clicks and music.

I wanted to make a simple and tasty cake because I did not want to spend time on elaborate cakes and miss the evening fun.Googled some for some cakes and got hooked to this simple chocolate cake in Hershey's Kitchen. Looked simple and moreover I had all the required ingredients what else to wait for !!Cake turned out to be super moist and yummy. Shweets finished 2 big pieces in no time and was ready for the third piece. I'm not a big cake eater just managed to have a small piece and I loved it too. Bake Eat Enjoy !!

Ingredients for the Cake

All-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2 no
Milk - 1 cup
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Water - 1 cup


Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Boil the 1 cup water.
Method for Cake
  • Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
  • Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool for about 10 minutes and then remove from pans to wire racks.
  • Cool completely.
Ingredients for Chocolate Frosting

Butter - 1 stick
Cocoa powder - 2/3 cup
Icing sugar - 3 cups
Milk - 1/3 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Method for Chocolate Frosting
  • Melt butter and cool it.
  • Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  • Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Makes bout 2 cups of chocolate frosting.
  • Place the first cake layer on a cake plate and slowly spread the frosting with a knife on the top surface.
  • Place the 2nd layer on top of it and spread the frosting on all sides and smooth the surface.



My Notes
  • I halved the above mentioned ingredients and made a single layer cake.
  • I had decorated with some chocolate sprinkles and strawberries. All kind of decorating items are available in the stores.
I'm sending this yummy Perfectly Chocolate Cake to Champa's Bake Off Event.

Reactions:

29 comments:

wow, that looks so rich and creamy !!! I have bookmarked it as I am already drooling all over it.

Belated Anniversary wishes to you n your hubby Shabitha!!
The cake looks decadent..so chocolaty, soft n moist!!

Yumm Yummm.. I love Hershey's cake.
Belated Anniversary wishes to you. Glad to know that you had a fab day on your Anniversary.

Wow that's chocolatey for sure Shabitha...Love to have a slice...

Shabs, belated wishes once again! Cake looks so good...How about sending some to my event(champa's actually) baking from a book?

Nice cake. Thanks for the entry.

Happy Anniversary...such a decadent cake

Hey Shabita ,
my belated anniversary wishes to you dear ...cake looks awesome ...soft moist n very inviting ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Belated Happy Anniversery to you guys..

Chocolate cake looks delectable..feel like having a piece now..mm..heavenly!

I m speechless actually...looks gorgeous...Happy anniversary wishes dear...:)

Beautiful cake! And happy anniversary (=

Hershey's cake never fails me.
Cake looks awesome!

Thanks everyone for your wishes and encouraging comments !!

Belated Anniversary wishes Dear:-) yummy cake..

Happy Wedding Anniversary dear, this is such a lovely cake fits for this special moment...

Ooo, delicious! I love the pics of your rich and I'm sure delicious cake.

Belated Anniversary wishes Shabi..Cake looks super moist, soft and yummy..

Belated anniversary wishes shabitha, hope you had a great day....That chocolate cake looks so yum and moist...

Bealted Anniversary wishes..may god bless you guys with a lot of beautiful tomorrows....when was it?? we also celebrated our second anniversary last week :)..
The cake looks so moist and yummy!!!!

beautiful pics n very nice recipe....

Hershey's cakes are foolproof.I have baked this cake many a times to satisfy mine as well as our friends cravings.The best part about the cake is,it needs absolutely no time to put together!!Belated anniversary wishes!!

Belated anniversary and what a cake !!Super pic too ..looks ravishing and feel like picking it out of the computer and eating it!I showed it to my kids and they want me to make it this weekend .Keep up the great work dear !!

This is a very simple chocolate cake recipe, thanks for sharing. I am not a chocolate fan, but my husband goes gaga for chocolate. He will think it is his birthday with this surprise I will whip up for him, thanks.

Thanks people for your wonderful comments !! Love you all !!!

Belated anniversary wishes!! Chocolate cake looks gorgeous and tempting, am drooling over your pics..

lovely writeup....beated anni.wishes to u both...hope u enjoy each other companionship with joy n fun n togetherness ever n ever..hugs

Hi Sabitha... I tried this cake yesterday for my husbands birthday..it turned awesome.. really loved it... thank u so much..
(I like almond essence.. so for frosting i substituted almond for vanilla.. it added some taste too)

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