Monday, 18 July 2011

Chocolate Fudge Cake

 Friends, Today I am posting this chocolate fudge cake, 
 which is one of the best cakes to celebrate  any special 
 occasion like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine Day 
 or homecoming of your loved ones after a long time 
 and I am sure once you have made it you will find
 reasons to celebrate.

 Ingredients -

Butter - 100 g
Eggs - 3
Sugar - 2 cups
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Cocoa - 2/3 cup
Hot water -1/2 cup
Vinegar - 2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda - 1 tsp
Chocolate Vienna icing - (recipe given)

 Method -

1.   Beat butter until creamy and glossy, add sugar little at a 
      time, beating it continuously. 
2. Now add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each
    addition, drop the vanilla essence in it. 
3. Blend the cocoa in hot water to make a smooth paste. 
   Gradually add to the butter mixture. 
4. Warm the milk a bit and add vinegar to let it sour.
5. Sift together flour, baking powder and soda and add to
    the butter mixture alternately with the sour milk, mixing
     it thoroughly.
6. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake in a moderate 
    oven for 20 minutes or  until done. Check it with a fine
    skewer before removing from oven.
7. Remove it from the tin after 10 minutes and allow to cool                 completely.
8.  When its completely cool cover it with chocolate 
     Vienna icing. Decorate it with chocolate curls if desired.

Chocolate Vienna Icing -

1. Beat 75 g unsalted butter until light and creamy. 
2. Blend 3 tablespoon cocoa with 3 table spoon hot water 
    until smooth. 
3. Sift 1 cup icing sugar, add the icing sugar and the blended
   cocoa to the butter, mixing it nicely. 
4. Chill it for an hour. Spread it thickly over top and sides.
5. Finish it with Chocolate curls or grated chocolates.

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