19 March 2011

Chocolate Frosting Chocolate Cake

Time for loads of chocolates….

It’s the time of the year when kids have their vacation. And I thought to give this treat for my son, Ashu, to begin the holiday season!! Yes, a luscious Chocolate Moist Cake. It definitely tastes as great as it looks. I owe my thanks to Susie Aunt for this recipe. It’s the best chocolate cakes I have had and gonna be on my list of favorite cakes.
I am the biggest chocolate dessert fan and think this one is for all the chocolate lovers.
So if you are craving for chocolate or having to impress your guests give this recipe a try. It works!!

Chocolate Frosting Chocolate Cake
Recipe Source : Susie Aunt (Ria's Mom)

Chocolate Cake
2 cups
1 ¾ cups
¾ cup
Baking Powder
1 ½ tsp
Baking Soda
1 ½ tsp
1 tsp
1 cup
Vegetable Oil
½ cup
Vanilla Essence
2 tsp
Boiling Water
1 cup

Chocolate Frosting
100 g
2/3 cup
Powdered sugar
3 cup
1/3 cup
Vanilla Essence
1 tsp


Chocolate Cake

Mix the dry ingredients with a ladle i.e. flour, sugar, cocoa in a bowl.
Mix baking powder, baking soda, salt separately and add to the other dry ingredients.
Add eggs,milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat well for 2-3 minutes.
Preheat oven for 10 minutes.
Boil water and add slowly to the mixture. Now mix it with a spatula.
Pour into a greased cake tin. A rectangular flat cake tin(13x9x2) is preferred.
Bake for 35- 40 minutes.
Check if it’s cooked by inserting a toothpick. It should come out clean.
Remove from oven and let it cool.
Once cooled invert it on to a plate and let it cool.

Chocolate Frosting

Melt butter in a microwave.
Add the cocoa powder. It should be very dark cocoa for best results.
Alternately add sugar and milk.
Beat till you reach a creamy consistency. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
Spread it over the cake. Add 1-2 teaspoon milk if frosting is not of spreadable consistency.

Its a must to use parchment or butter paper to line the bottom of the cake for this recipe.

If you are using 9'' round pan then divide the mixture into 2 and bake separately. Else it will not cook in the center / will take a long time. In that case bake for 30- 35 minutes.

To make 3 layer cake grease and flour three 8'' baking pan. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes.

You can make cup cakes too using this batter. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. About 30 cupcakes. 


  1. I got baking powder from a shopping mall .... BUT after along search i got baking SODA from a local shop (muthoos)without any label !!!!!!!!!!
    muthu says both are two but the same (I think he meant one and the same) Is it so?
    Pl confirm before I start the expedition

  2. Hi Prasadhakan
    Thank you for writing in. Here is the answer to your query.
    Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate.
    Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, plus the acidifying agent and a drying agent (usually starch). Both have different properties and action. Baking powder makes baked items rise up while baking soda makes the baked items spread.
    Therefore, baking powder cannot be substituted for baking soda since this will leave excess acidic compounds in the food which may affect flavor, texture and color.
    Hope this answers your doubt. Pls feel free to get back to me for any other doubts regarding the recipe.
    All the best!


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