Sunday, 13 January 2013

Easiest Chocolate Cake

Everybody had someone to fall back upon. I have this chocolate cake . It has been my go-to cake since the past two years. Birthday's, anniversaries, sudden demands, sudden arrivals and chocolate cravings all melt down into this one easy-peasy gooey mess of chocolate- and you deserve no less.

It came into origin from my online bible of baking- Joy Of Baking. It is The most loved and cherished cake that I have ever come across and no matter how often I bring it ,them people dig it.

The cake is originally egg-less and for that follow the link above, but I'm a lil partial to my own adaptation. There are two methods of making the cake- the quick easy  way and the sophisticated baker way. For obvious reasons there is a marked difference between these cakes but that being said , both of them are still a Chocolaty cake fest in your mouth .

The chocolate ganache recipe that follows cannot be done without(actually it can but don't listen to me I'm rambling). It's perfect . I have no more words. Store it in the fridge for later. You can ball it up to make truffles, fill it in tarts, dip boring fruits into it or lick spoons of it with friends when hanging. But don't forget to pour it onto the cake, cuz that be COOL.

The Verdict: Too many great reviews to remember .Bake it , eat it. NOW!
( I apologize for the lack of photographs but i shall provide them as soon as I make this again)

Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven at 180 C
Grease an 8 inch cake tin and line with Butter paper


1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar (powdered after measuring) 
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
100 gm butter
1 egg
1/2 cup water( or milk- for longer method use milk)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder

Easy Quick Method:

  • Put coffee powder in water and bring to boil
  • Sift all dry ingredients in a bowl together.
  • Mix all wet ingredients except the coffee water and mix into dry ingredients
  • Pour hot coffee water into the batter and mix. The batter will be liquidy.
  • Quickly pour the batter in the pan and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean

Sophisticated Baker Method:

  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
  • Beat in the egg until combined and then beat in vanilla essence
  • Sift in cocoa,coffee powder, flour and baking powder .Add the milk and beat to get a smooth mix
  • Mix the baking soda with the lemon juice and quickly fold in the cake batter
  • Quickly pour the mixture in cake tin and bake for 30-40 min or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Put on a plate and pour warm ganache.
You may now proceed to gobble it up like there's no tomorrow.

Chocolate Ganache


200 gm chocolate(I usually use dairy milk, but anything goes)
3/4 cup cream
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Boil cream and butter in a pan
  • Break the chocolate and pour the cream on it. Add Vanilla.
  • Let it melt for a few minutes and the mix to get a creamy smooth ganache.
Subject it to whatever you like

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