Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Special Chocolate Cake!

Last Sunday was Mother's Day!

MOM - she is all in one. Without her, no one can define life. She is the center of the family taking care with love and affection without expecting back anything in return. She nourishes you, cheers you up, teaches you, and makes you a proud human in the society.  There is no tool or unit to measure her love as it is a treasure. Her smile alone gives you the courage and confidence to achieve your goal. My mom is everything to me. I love you ma! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there.

Here is a special chocolate cake - a decadent chocolate cake that I made to celebrate the special day with my family. This chocolate cake is also eggless and one of my very special friend shared me this recipe a few years back and from that day it is THE recipe that I have used many times. Thanks to my wonderful friend who is also a mom - so a special Mother's Day wishes to my special friend, HS. I didn't do any special decorations. Just made dark chocolate ganache and voila! all work is done - double chocolate! This recipe is the easiest and simplest one to follow and would be THE cake for chocolate lovers - whether you decorate it or eat it as such.


All purpose flour - 3 cups 
Sugar - 2 cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Soda - 2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 8 tbsp
Oil - 3/4 cup
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
Cold water - 2 cups


Preheat the oven to 350F

In a bowl, mix first flour, sugar, salt, soda, cocoa powder together. Make sure there are no tiny lumps. To avoid that sieve this mix. To this add oil, vinegar, vanilla essence, and water. Mix with a spoon. DO NOT USE BLENDER.....Once you mix thoroughly, pour into a greased and/or lined 9 in. round pan. Bake at 350 for 30 to 32 min. or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Now tell simple it is to bake a special cake and celebrate Mother's day with your MOM, kids, and the whole family! 

I made two batches and made a double layer cake with dark chocolate ganache between the layers and for frosting too. Kept the decoration very simple with Cadbury's dairy milk shots and few silver candy pearls. 


If using glass container bake it at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 min.

Fresh cream can also be used to decorate the cake.

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