Ultimate Chocolate Cake

There is no end finding the ultimate chocolate cake recipes. So before getting down to your actual recipe, let me tell you what is a chocolate cake that can be termed as ultimate - by my standards
Here is my definition
- The cake has to taste of chocolate and nothing else. The chocolate should taste slightly bitter, less milky and very less sugar laden
- The cake should be crumbly from within.
- The cake should be moist naturally (no need of gylcerin, sugar syrups, juices or icing)
- The cake should be spongy and bouncy
- The icing should complement it beautifully not being to sweet nor too dry

I found that recipe - trust me and if you dont want to, try making it...


Ingredients
2 cups Cake Flour/ All purpose flour
2 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup Dark Cocoa Powder (Use a nice brand)
2 tspn baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
2 large eggs
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup canola oil
1 cup dark coffee (boiling hot)
For Icing
40 gm butter
100 gm Icing Sugar
1 tspn Cocoa powder
Method
1) Mix int flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder and sift it together
2) In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil, yogurt and sugar together.
3) Add the flour mixture little at a time, mix well
4) Slowly add boiling coffee to the mixture and mix well
5) Grease a 12 inch round tin and line with parchment or wax paper
6) Preheat the oven at 175 c for 5 min
7) Pour the mixture in the tin and place in the oven. Let it cook till 40 - 45 min
8) Check with a spaghetti or toothpick in the middle. If done, remove and let it cook on wire frame
9) Make the icing by beating butter and folding in sugar and cocoa powder.
10)Cool and cover with chocolate icing.

18 comments:

Srivalli said...

I agree on all your reasons Pradnya..:)..the cake sounds very good..

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, super rich chocolate cake..Love to have a huge slice anytime.

Suchi Sm said...

Lovely cake.. it's looking very soft...

Mythreyi said...

Hmmm Looks like Chocolates Lovers Treat...!

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Sona - Quick Picks said...

This does sound interesting!

Archana Potdar said...

Yum. My girls will love this one. Chocolate cakes are the best and this one is bookmarked.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

sounds like an ultimate cake to me :) Though I would like it egg free :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Your standards for the chocolate cake is pretty high! If i could achieve atleast couple of these, I would be very happy! I will let you know the outcome once I try it :) Your look super moist though and it is tempting me :)

Raksha said...

wow this looks absolutely delicious
-Raksha
Raksha's Kitchen

vaishali sabnani said...

Pradnya ...well for me a ultimate chocolate cake is one which has been baked by a friend..and I get to eat:))))
What say? The cake looks really chocolatey.

Pavani N said...

That's such a yummy looking chocolate cake. Looks amazing.

Rajani S said...

My hunt for yellow cake and brownies have ended. Chocolate cake is usually Hershey's perfectly chocolate cake, but won't mind trying a bit more :)

Nice cake!

Pallavi Purani said...

The right cocoa powder makes a lot of difference to the cake. That dark airy sponge is to die for. :)

Kalyani said...

your definition of cake scares me enough that none of my versions will please you !! lol.. loved that oreo (or was it some other brand) biscuit on top ..

Kalyani
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Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Yummy.. so soft and moist..

Manju said...

Chocolate rich cake,

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

i so love all your standards details.. i also feel that a chocolate cake should have little bitterness in it and be crumbly and moist... so love this one!!
Sowmya
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Suma Gandlur said...

The cake looks very moist and fluffy. Totally agree with your definition of a chocolate cake. I would love it if it is eggless too. :)

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