Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chocolate cake

Ingredients for the cake:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup fruit cake mix (optional)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp soda powder
1 egg
2 tbsp butter

Ingredients for the icing:

2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method for cake:

1. Beat egg in a bowl, add butter followed by sugar and whisk so that the butter mixes well into the sugar and egg.
2. Add cocoa followed by fruit cake mix, milk,cocoa powder and again whisk.
3. Next add the flour little by little and keep whisking.
4. Finally mix in vanilla extract and soda powder
5. Pour this into a greased baking dish and bake at 350F for 30 mins or until a knife pierced through the cake comes out clean.

Chocolate Cake Icing:

In a bowl, whisk together all the Icing ingredients to make a thick paste and refrigerate for 15 mins or so. Once the cake cools down, apply icing on cake with a butter knife.

Let the icing set for a few minutes and then serve! Yumm...