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Bake a Cake !

March 21, 2013

Now, unlike cooking, baking is a totally different ball game where you need to stick to the rules. And that is something that I’ve learnt the hard way. However, not forgotten the lesson having learnt it … a couple of times now 😀

So here is a  beginner’s guide on : How to bake a chocolate cake.

Ingredients Required:

Eggs-4

Vanilla essence- 1 tbsp

Flour- 1 Cup

Cocoa powder – 1/2 cup

Castor sugar- 1 & 1/3 cup

Baking powder -1/2 tsp

Sodium Bicarbonate- 1 pinch

Vegetable oil- 3/4th cup

Almonds – 10-15

Raisins- 15

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Method of Preparation

Beat eggs till it mixes well. Add vanilla essence. Beat well.

Add sugar to it little by little and continue beating it vigorously till sugar dissolves completely. The mixture should be a bit fluffy now.

Add oil to this mixture slowly. Keep beating for a smooth consistency.

Sieve flour, baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and cocoa in a vessel. Mix well. Now add this to the egg mixture slowly. Do not beat the mixture at this point, instead only keep folding it.

Add almonds and raisins. If you want you could replace this by other nuts and even use dates instead of raisins.

Pre heat oven at 180 degree C.

Transfer the mixture in a circular tin vessel (8′ diameter). Before transferring the mixture, coat the bottom with butter or oil and dust it with flour. This ensures that the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Bake for 35 mins at 180 degrees.

After 35 mins, insert a knife/toothpick in the cake to check whether the cake is done. If it comes out clean, your cake is done.

Take out the cake after 10-15 minutes. Cool & Serve.

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