Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine days special Chocolate cake



Friends, I think you have noticed that I did not post any baked item in my blog so far because I was not having OTG in my home.Yesterday My hubby brought a new OTG for me seeing my passion for cooking.. It was really a pleasant surprise for me.Today morning I thought of inaugurating that by preparing any dish on that and so I started with making the simplest form of a cake using available ingredients left in my kitchen as I couldn't resist myself anymore from trying my culinary experiments on that. I usually make this type of cake in pressure cooker but it came out so nice in OTG that I got impressed by its spongy look and lovely taste and I succeeded in giving my hubby the first oven baked cake. He loved it very much. So this recipe is definitely dedicated to my dear hubby. Thanks a lot dear .. Happy Valentines day.


Ingredients:
All purpose flour 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder 2 tsp
Baking powder 1tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Eggs 2
Milk 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Raisins 20 gms
Cashew 20 gms
Almond 20 gms

Method:
1.In a large bowl beat melted butter and sugar together with a wire whisk until it become light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs and beat continuously.
3.Mix Flour, baking powder and Cocoa powder together and add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture and mix thoroughly in one direction so as to

avoid formation of air bubbles.Add some milk in small amount to make it smooth batter.
4. Add vanilla essence and again mix thoroughly.
5 Grease the baking pan with butter and pour the mixture into it. Spread dry fruits (cashew, almond and raisins) on the top.
6 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Now bake the cake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool the cake for 10 minutes before inverting on to a serving tray. Decorate it with chocolate frosting it or chocolate syrup.

29 comments:

Pavithra said...

Wow the cake looks amazing... Happy valentines day

Suman Singh said...

First time here..must say u have a great space with delicious collection of recipes..Chocolate cake looks decadent..perfect dessert to celebrate the occasion..very tempting pics..btw, Happy Valentine's Day to you too...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

That looks delicious...So many more baked stuffs to come:)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderfully delicious lovely cake

Shanthi said...

Looks pretty and perfect for valentines day

Nithya said...

Fantastic cake for the vday :) looks so good and apt for the occasion :)

cook from doha said...

yummy cake.........so romantic to serve hubby cake made in his gift oven..........

Sunanda said...

Thnx! for liking the recipe.. Happy valentines day to all of you..

Kurinji said...

Cake looks so tempting dear, u have a wonderful blog and happy to follow u dear..

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your receipt of new OTG and preparing such a delicious cake. I'm wishing you in your blog as you didn't give me any opportunity to wish you personally yesterday. Happy Baking:-)

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Akila said...

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so good. Just love it.

Smitha said...

hi Sunanda...First time here...nice blog...and lovely cake...too good!
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aipi said...

Aww-- isn't that just so cute..it is always special when hubby gets you something and you get to make something for him in return..! your cake looks amazingly delicious!! The recipe also sounds simple, I'll definitely give it a try...belated V day wishes :)



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Harika's Kitchen said...

Lovely cake looks delish too.

Radhika said...

Lovely cake and a great valentine gift. First time to ur blog. Glad to follow you

Ambreen said...

Wow! that looks fantastic and so tempting. First time here...You have a lovely blog.

sharada said...

wow can't believe that you r baking for the first time using otg...cake looks perfect and beautiful.

Anu Santanu said...

Looks delicious !!

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!lovely cake. First time here, following you:-)

Reshmi said...

first time here.. m drooling over your yummilicious chocolate cake... love to follow u!
belated V-Day wishes..

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice and pretty valentine day cake,mouthwatering!

Madhu said...

First time at your blog Sunanda. You have a great space and great recipes. I have lived in Bangalore for 2 years before I relocated and i love that place! Following you now.

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Kannan said...

Your blog is very good.

divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..first time at your blog. You have a beautiful space here.glad to follow u...

Now Serving said...

What a sweetheart cake ;) Very nice post - lovely post and belated happy valentines :)

ila said...

wow yummy and tempting cake... Love t .... Yummy space .. happy to follow u :)

Eat Hearty said...

The cake looks very good and delicious!!!

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