Friday, 15 July 2011

CHOCOLATE FANTASY




Chocolate Fantasy was the only name I could think of for this yummy ,gooey concoction, for  this cake  is a chocoholic’s ultimate dream come true, each bite it  reminds you as to why chocolate is considered such an aphrodisiac and sinful dessert   I have tried million different recipes of making a chocolate cake, this recipe in my opinion rates the best for the ultimate chocolate experience and the extreme ease of making it generates an extra brownie points.  



Ingredients


Cake Base                                          
Cocoa Powder 45 gms
Oil 60 ml
Flour 110 gms

Butter milk 115 ml

Water 115 ml
Egg 2no
Baking powder 3.5gms
Baking Soda3.5 gms
Powder Sugar 200gms
Salt 3 gms

Icing

200 gms Dark Chocolate

150 ml Fresh Cream

50 gms butter

Garnish
Chocolate eggs (Cadburys have come out with this recently and which I find an  extremely easy garnish in today’s busy world but you can get creative and use fruits , white chocolate etc)






Method

For the base mix together all the dry ingredients that is flour, cocoa powder, baking powder ,baking soda and sugar in a bowl.






And separately in a bowl mix together butter milk, oil and eggs.
Now mix together the dry ingredients with 
the wet ingredients that is the flour mixture with the butter milk mixture except for water.  

Separately boil the water.


Lastly add boiling water the mixture that you get will be a little runny but don’t panic this how it should be.









Prepare a oven tray by lining it with butter paper keep two cake rings on it . Apply  some oil on it.



This cake base is very delicate and will break easily so I prefer using two 8inches cake rings to and dividing the mixture in to two for baking that ways this is easy to handle.

Bake it in the oven for 15 mins at 160 degrees.  Let the cake cool down completely.
Tip:  Its best to bake this cake a day in advance.









Now for the icing in sauce pan pour the milk and chocolate together and heat over slow fire till all the chocolate is melted.  






You will get a thick gooey mixture add the butter and mix it thoroughly with a spatula let the mixture cool down at room temp it takes about hour or two to set 








 

Now keep one cake base on a plate or a cake board.  With the help of a palette knife spread the chocolate icing on the cake. Sandwich the second base on top and cover that with the chocolate icing completely.




I have used Cadbury’s chocolate balls as a garnish because that’s just convenient.




 
With the left over icing have piped some design on the cake.  The Cake tastes best when served warm