Friday, February 12, 2010

Mahogany cake and Happy Valentine's day

Maybe it’s just a Hall mark holiday, but whatever it is Valentine’s Day reminds me of love and roses.  Both being beautiful I cannot help but take joy. Some may choose to sit at home and crib about commercialization and the utter waste of paper with so many cards being sent out. The stories behind it I agree are embroiled and ploughed deep in mire.  Nevertheless, how can you cast aside something that symbolizes love.  Say, even if it may have taken form from the great poet Chaucer's imagination.  I cannot.



From Collaborative Curry we would like to wish all our readers a Happy Valentines Day. Hope you get to spend your time with loved ones, counting your blessings. These should be everyday practices, no doubt, and not just assigned to one day. Either ways, it makes good sense to celebrate yesterday, today and tomorrow and why not on Valentines Day, Love. Hope you all have a good time celebrating the love in your life.

  To our blogging buddies we share this Mahogony cake and a peek into some red roses hovering behind celebrating bloggin and the love for it.  Smiles!


Ingredients:

For cake :

Sugar- 1 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup
eggs- 2
Instant Coffee Powder-2 tsp
Cocoa Powder- 2 Tbsp
Buttermilk- 1/2 cup
baking soda-3/4 tsp
Hot water- 2 Tbsp (for dissolving coffee powder)
Flour- 1 1/3 cup

For Mahogany frosting :

Butter- 1/2 cup
Confectioner's sugar- 1 cup
Instant coffee- 2-3 tsp mixed in 2 tbsp water
Cocoa powder- 2 Tbsp
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp



Method;

1.Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
2.Sift the flour and baking soda together.Beat butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
3.Beat in eggs ,one at a time.
4.Dissolve the coffee powder into the hot water and let it cool.
5.Mix in the cocoa powder and coffee into the mix.
6.Stir in the buttermilk into this
7.Fold in the flour and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
8.Bake for ~30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
9.Let it cool for a while and take out and keep on the wire rack to cool it completely.
10.Cut the cake to make 2 layers.
11.Prepare the frosting by mixing together all the ingredients.
12.Apply the frosting on the bottom layer using a butter knife.
13.Keep the next layer on the top and apply the remaining frosting on top and also on the sides.Let this cool well.Grab a piece and enjoy !

Recipe Courtesy: allrecipes.com

Notes:
1.The frosting may get solidified in between. Keep it in the microwave for some time and it will be gooey again.
2.If you like strong coffee flavor in cakes you could add the strong brewed coffee instead of instant coffee powder.

77 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this yummy cake.Happy valentine's day to you guys!!!

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  2. same here i also like to enjoy every bit of this Day. it seems so romantic with all those red roses and gifts. the cake is perfect for this season. Happy Valentines day to you too.

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  3. A very happy valentines day to all at collaborative curry..with this gorgeous cake...

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  4. I prefer to get a meaningful heartfelt personal card than any expensive gift.

    Cake looks yum. Have a wonderful V day, see you again next day with a big smile on your face too!:)

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  5. This mahogany cake looks perfectly decadent! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. happy valentines day.The cake looks yum and delicious.

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  7. Well written post and the cake looks really charming and yummy.

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  8. Looks absolutely delicious.Happy Valentines day to you too.

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  9. Happy valentines day to you too guys!!!!!! Njoy..
    Cakes looks so spongy and yummy!!!

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  10. it looks moist and gooey and just the way i like it. gorgeous

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  11. Loved the click, it's so moist and rich. Could u pls send me a small piece

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  12. Valentine's Day or no, this cake is to be enjoyed whenever there is a chance. Delicious.

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  13. The cake looks so yum and chocolately! Happy V Day!

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  14. Scrumptious piece of cake. Happy Valentine's day to you too!

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  15. Happy V Day! yummy chocolate cake...

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  16. Liked the cake..my fav cake recipe,but y the name mahogany cake?adyamayi kelkuva..happy valentine's day .Enjoyyyy

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  17. wowww....delicious!!! Looks perfect :)...

    Plz do collect your awards from my blog :)..Happy Valentines day!!!

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  18. the name mahogany puzzled me...cake looks very tempting..you guys have a great valentine day celebration !!!

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  19. looks perfect... and wish you a happy valentine's day from us....

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  20. Cake is gorgeous n it stands perfect.Very much tempting .Happy v'day wishes to you.

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  21. omg!!.. this is sooooo goooood:):).. I really wish I can grab a piece and eat it right away!!.. tempting and extremely mouth watering!!!!!

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  22. Thanks everyone !!
    @Vrinda and SE : The name puzzled me too :D I was searching for a chocolate cake with coffee flavor and came across this one in 5-6 places. It's really chocolatey with a mild coffee flavor :-)

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  23. oh my this is a lovely cake!! I must try it!

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  24. wow rich n yummy cake...happy v day 2 u bth

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  25. Never heard about this name, cake looks fantastic, delicious and beautiful...

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  26. A very happy Valentines day to you 2:) and the cake looks yummy! I love coffee and chocolate combination:)

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  27. For those who remember their loved one , once in a year the Valentine's Day should be there!
    I wish u both of u guys! The cake is sinful!

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  28. I baked chocolate cake today also! It is Valentine's weekend! Your cake looks also decadent and good! This will be great with a glass of milk!

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  29. Dear Nostalgia
    Thanks 4 dropping in & 4 ur lovely comment
    U've got a Gr8 space & a Yummy collection of recipes..
    Btw the cake looks delicious...
    Happy Valentines Day 2 u , Njoyyy
    regards
    deepti

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  30. Happy Valentine's day and have a good weekend!
    Amazing reicpe!

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  31. I agree with you and loved your thoughts about Valentines day...the cake is just so pretty and perfect for the occasion :)

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  32. I am tempted to make this one since it looks so delicious and it is oozing with just a thin layer of chocolate frosting.

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  33. Wow... yummy looking cake... I love the chocolate cake w/ coffee in it...

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  34. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, the cake looks awesome!

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  35. This rich, delicious and mosit Mahogany cake is indeed a perfect way to celebrate v-day with your loved ones, isn't it! loved the recipe, happy v-day to you too, Namitha!

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  36. yummy rich cake n awesome presentation...you gals rock...happy v day to you too:)

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  37. Happy Valentine's! Cake's cute and yummy!

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  38. So chocolatey and delicious! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  39. coffee and chocolate..great combo for valentine's day!! gooey dooey!!

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  40. wow..lovely frosting for the cake and yummy n moist cake..
    Thanks for letting me know abt the problem dear...will try to find it and solve

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  41. waw...yummmmmyyyyyyyyy...it luks delicious dear..

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  42. Nice combo coffee and chocolate, cake looks yummy.

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  43. An award awaits you dear..please collect it from my blog..congrats!

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  44. Cake looks gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  45. Happy valentines day dear...Cake kandittu kothiyavunnu..Adipoli...

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  46. valentine's day is good for one thing at least--lots of chocolate food porn! what a terrific cake--that frosting looks and sounds delicious and perfect for the delicate cake. nice work!

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  47. A very happy valentines day to you.
    Your looks perfect.
    I have a prise for you on my blog.

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  48. Happy V-Day to you guys! This cake looks delicious. I would much rather have a piece of this than a card any day!

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  49. Loved the post and the sentiments!
    :-)
    Yes, this is a recipe that combines two favourites and comes out really well.

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  50. Lovely post..-)) cake looks yummy and pics are making me hungry..;)) have fun..

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  51. Perfect cake for the day!! Happy Valentines day to both of u Dearies! Have a lovely time!

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  52. That cake look delicious !
    Wish you A Very Happy Valentine's Day.

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  53. Wow... what a delicious cake. Happy valentines day!!!

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  54. Luscious looking cake. Happy V-day.

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  55. Ditto on all the sentiments mentioned here! As for the mahogany chocolate cake, I'm so there to help devour it!

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  56. Oh I want some too! Hope you have a nice weekend :)

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  57. the cake looks rich, moist and delicious !!! hope you had a wonderful V day!!!!

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  58. Cake looks yummy...such a lovely treat for valentines day...

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  59. lovely cake for a lovely occassion.

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  60. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

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  61. Happy Valentines Day to you.
    Cake looks delicious and yummy.

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  62. Soft and moist cake looks very tempting!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  63. Perfect cake! looks so soft, moist and fluffy dear:)

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  64. Such a perfect cake for the occasion!How did the name Mahogany come about?Is it the color of the cake that gives it the name?

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  65. Lovely cake,Want to taste it right now

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  66. Waatay cake to celebrate the V day?? Even I chose not to be pompous in celebrating V day, but how can we ever look aside for something that has to do with LOVE? ;)
    Truly fab dear...

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