Monday, March 11, 2013

For Special days- Dark Chocolate Cake

So my little boy is now a big boy! Well yes a big boy In just 5 years because now he will be going to a big school. As soon as he turned 3 there started peer pressure on me as to which school..this one or that one. ..which one would be the best ? Tough admission procedures? Will he get trough? All this pretty much made up the conversation I would have with other moms.  I who considers myself myself a " cool cat " also started having sleepless nights.Time as you know flies and very soon the day came when it was time for him to move on . We had already decided upon a school for him after much debate and discussions and now we had to go through the admission process...which believe me is quite " tough".  We were a bunch of elated parents when our child got through.
The other day it was my lill boys last day in his playschool so we decided that he should have a small farewell party with his classmate.. I decided to bake a cake for the little ones and this is what I did. Since they were are chocoholics it was best that I made them a dark chocolate with chocolate ganache loaded with choco strands! And this is what the outcome was!

Ingredients :

For the Dark Choc Cake

Sugar - 2 cups

Flour - 2 cups

Cocoa powder - 3/4 th cup

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking soda - 1 tsp

Salt - a pinch

Eggs - 2 nos ( at room temperature)

Milk - 1 cup

Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup ( I used sunflower oil )

Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

Boiling water - 1 cup


Preheat oven to 200 deg C

Grease and flour 2 cake tins of equal size.

In a large bowl sift together all the dry ingredients.

 Add eggs, milk,oil,vanilla and beat on medium speed for a couple of mins.

Stir in the boiling water gently. You need a liquidy cake mix so that the cake turns out soft and moist.

Pour into the prepared tins and bake for 40 mins or till a toothpick when inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool on a wire rack.

For the chocolate ganache

Dark chocolate - few bars ( you could easily use dairy milk bars)

Fresh cream - 200 ml ( i used Amul cream)

Chocolate strands - for decoration

Silver balls - for decoration

Method :

Melt the chocolate bars in the microwave.

Then add the cream and mix well till you get a shiny smooth chocolate sauce.

The next step is just to slather the cakes with the ganache sauce.Decorate with chocolate strands, silver balls or whatever your heart desires.In my case I was under strict supervision of my little boy and he was the one helping me with the decoration.

As i finish writing this son has happily settled in his new school and started a brand new chapter of his life! Here's to baking many more cakes for lots of special days of his growing up years.

1 comment:

  1. Loved d cake.....I had also gone thru d same confusion when my daughter was ready for d school....All d best to ur lil kiddo.....