Mother’s Day Special Chocolate Cake

Mother’s Day is around the corner. What’s more special than making a cake for everyone’s “Best Cook in the World”, Your MOM. Although you do not need a day to celebrate her, but little pampering never hurts 🙂 🙂

Surprise her with this super simple and rich chocolate cake this Mother’s day

Of all the chocolate cake recipes I use, this one is simplest one to bake . It gives you a super soft and rich chocolate cake and best part its all with home ingredients without any fancy stuff and you have yourself a melt in mouth Chocolate Cake 🙂

Also am sharing here Chocolate Frosting recipe which can be used to decorate any cake.

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Below are the ingredients and Recipe details.This one yields close to 1 pound cake.

Prep Time Assembly Time Baking Time Total Time
20-30 Min 10 min 20-25 min 1 Hour

Ingredients(For the Cake):

Flour(Maida) 1 Cup
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/4 Cup
Drinking Chocolate(Optional) 1 tbsp
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Oil(Any flavorless) 1/4 Cup
Milk 1 Cup
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Ingredients(For the Ganache/Frosting):

Full Cream 100 ml
Dark Chocolate 200 Gm

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Pans and Pots:

  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • 1 thick bottom pan
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 Balloon Whisk/Egg beater(You can use a simple Whisk if Balloon whisk not available)
  • Gas stove/Induction
  • Convection Microwave/Oven
  • One 7″/8″ Pan

Method:

Chocolate Cake:

  • Add Milk to a thick bottom pan and bring it to boil
  • Just when its boiling add vinegar
  • Switch off the flame as soon as milk curdles and transfer the mixture to a bowl
  • Give a quick stir to the curdled milk using a balloon whisk and leave it to cool till room temperate
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Using a balloon whisk helps break down the curdled milk particles.
  • Add Oil, Sugar and Vanilla essence to the mixture
  • In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients (Flour,Cocoa Powder,Drinking Chocolate,Soda) and mix them well
  • Now add all the dry mixture to milk mixture in one go and mix evenly
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Top : Add oil and sugar to milk mixture||Bottom: Add dry mixture to the milk mixture and stir

Tip: Do not overheat the milk else your mixture will become hard.

Baking:

  • Pre – heat the oven at 180 C for 10 min
  • Dust the baking pan with butter and flour
  • Pour the batter into the pan and tap gently to remove air bubbles
  • Bake for 20-25 min at 170 C or till a skewer comes out clean
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1. Greasing the pan with butter 2. Dusting with flour 3. Dusted Pans 4.Cake batter poured in pans

I used two 5 inch pans and divided the batter into two evenly, so that I can assemble the cake easily using two layers

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Perfectly baked cake fresh out of oven !!!

Chocolate Ganache/Frosting:

  • Chop chocolate into small pieces and add them in a microwave safe bowl(I used 85% Dark Chocolate) and keep aside
  • Heat the cream in a pan till small bubbles come on the side.Do NOT boil
  • Pour the hot cream over chopped chocolate and stir to make smooth paste
  • If chocolate does not melt completely,heat the mixture in bursts of 10-20 sec and stir
  • Keep it to cool , till it reaches a spreadable consistency

Tip:  You can use any chocolate you like. I prefer using dark chocolate as it balances the sweet ingredients. For Milk/Sweet chocolate ratio of Cream to Chocolate is 1: 2.5

Serving/Assembly:

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Frosting the cake
  • Pour the Ganache over the cake layers and spread using a spatula
  • If you are using multiple cake layers frost the layers using Ganache and then cover the cake using the frosting again
  • You can also serve the cake with just pouring melted chocolate and some chocolate shavings and skip the Ganache
  • Decorate it as you like and serve

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Do try this recipe and leave a comment below , rate it, and don’t forget to post pictures of your cake! I’d love to see what you made and how you surprised your Moms :). Bake on and spread the love this Mother’s Day 🙂

Cheers, friends!!

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