Friday, September 24, 2010

Moist Chocolate Cake

This is one cake you can whip up with your eyes closed. Even then, the texture and taste is the kind to die for.

Sunitha first found this recipe online, and since then, both of us have made it several times. Believe us, it can never go wrong! This surely is one of those recipes that lives up to the remark ‘fool proof.’

Moist Chocolate Cake

In short, this comes highly recommended by Collaborative Curry! Let me tell you, if you have nothing better to do, get this one going. You will have everyone going Ga! Ga! over it.

Moist Chocolate Cake

This will show you how it looked when I took it out from the oven.

Moist Chocolate Cake

Yes, use Hershey's cocoa, its really good!

Ingredients:

For Cake:

Flour- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Cocoa powder- 1/3 cup
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Egg- 1
Salted Butter/Oil- 1/2 cup
Buttermilk/Milk- 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Boiling water- 1/2 cup

For Frosting:

Whipped Cream Frosting.See here
OR
Use store bought Whipped cream

Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 300 degree F.Grease a 7 by 11 inch baking dish with butter/shortening.
2.Mix the flour and baking soda by whisking together in a mixing bowl.
3..Beat the sugar and butter/oil. Add the egg and beat well.
4.Add the milk/buttermilk and cocoa and mix everything well.
5.Add the boiling water and vanilla extract now.
6.Finally add the flour mixture and mix everything well.
7.Pour it into the baking dish and bake for about 30-35 minutes or till the cake is done.
8.Cool on a wire rack and do the frosting.

Moist Chocolate Cake

Notes:

1.If you are using unsalted butter, you may add 1/4 tsp salt.
2.Both oil and butter works fine, though butter is better.
3.This tastes superb even without frosting.Just like Lyndsey mentioned in her comment, you could dust it with powdered sugar.

Recipe from here

Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend.

You can find our Mahogany cake recipe here

You can find all our cake recipes here

Contributor:Namitha

52 comments:

  1. This looks so rich and delectable! Beautiful presentation too!

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  2. Chocolate cake looks so moist and perfect..beautiful clicks...joined in

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  3. Looks super moist and delicious, Namitha. Beautiful clicks.

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  4. Gosh...I think its chocolate day today...Every blog I open has a chocolate recipe....the cake looks lovely...I was searching for an easy recipe for long...guess I found it !
    :)

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  5. Wow very moist...luv the look of it...looks so yum

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  6. I was all set to make a chocolate cake from Martha Stewart for the Marth Mondays and my dog found my cocoa (I know...dogs shouldn't eat chocolate) I am not a good baker, but I promised my daughter I would make a chocolate cake. I wanted one that was A. easy and B. one that you really didn't need frosting on. This looks and sounds perfect! I would like it with just whipped cream or maybe a dusting of powdered sugar! Thanks!

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  7. Thanks Guys !
    @Sinfully spicy:This recipe is perfect for you.I can guarantee you that it will come out great :-)
    @ Lyndsey: Go ahead. Your daughter will be happy and so will be you :-) In fact we have this without any frosting most of the times and it's still great !

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  8. hmmmmmmmmmmm! Gulmohar yummy and choclatee,soft and spongy mouthwatering cake.

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  9. looking at the pictures I totally agree with you. its a cake to die for....awesome,

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  10. I am always up for chocolate and this choco cake looks irresistible :-)

    have a beautiful weekend :-)

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  11. Looks so fab nami! Can't wait to make those :)

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  12. Looks too good Nami.anything chocolatey count me in tto..

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  13. That chocolate cake looks so moist and yummy.

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  14. The snaps made me almost killed...what will happen when I will go thru the recipe!!!!!

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  15. i think im super weird..im jus not moved by any choc cake:(
    the strawberry adds this really cool look to the cake n i believe u whn u say its moist

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  16. Just drooling at the picture. Looks so moist and yummy.

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  17. Hi Namitha, I tried making moist choc cake several times but my cake always turn out very moisty in the center. Even after refrigerating. I followed recipes on net too.

    Where did I go wrong? In the measurements? Here, in Malaysia...the imperial measurement are slightly different from the US. Can U pls convert the cup measurements to metric? So that I could follow the same.

    I really wanna give it a try. Thanks in advance. ;)

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  18. Owh ya btw, Ur looks absolutely yummy! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the link. :D

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  19. Love2cook: Here is a link which will help you in conversion :-)
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_grams_are_in_a_cup

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  20. Moist chocolate cake Namitha,Nice clicks. Easy recipe to follow too.

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  21. Your pictures of this cake are beautiful. It looks moist and delicious. I am looking forward to trying...the perfect chocolate cake:)

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  22. Thank you very much. It is indeed a different one from our imperial table. I'll follow the link U gave...;)

    Thanks again!

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  23. wow cake looks delicious ...love the frosting on top of it ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  24. yummy chocolate cake,love the pics..

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  25. Looks so beautiful and tempting!!

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  26. cakes is awesome...and beautiful photography...

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  27. Wow..cake looks so moist n delicious!!And what artistic photography...love it!!

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  28. Yum! The texture indeed looks awesome and the moistness is wonderful! I would love to try this :)

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  29. Yummy perfect and moist chocolate cake..superb clicks

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  30. Chocolate can go anytime and that too as moist cake awesome!

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  31. oh they look delicate, soft and moist...as always super gorgeous pic...:)

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  32. It's too awful nami that you guys are posting all irresistible desserts very often .I could not control my cravings for them since i have given a break for baking shortly .Chocolate cake is ultimately gorgeous n ridiculous that it's real moist .

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  33. Your chocolate cake has very inviting look...soft and spongy...lovely photos too.

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  34. Moist and delicious cake.. Definitely gonna give a try..

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  35. divine....looks soo soft n moist also..

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  36. Awesome clicks..looks so soft and moist..chechi njan enganum aa vazhikku vannal ithu venam kto...

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  37. Cake looks fantastic and very tempting!

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  38. That cake looks so divine. *sigh* just when I thought I didn't need another chocolate cake recipe =)

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  39. Moist is right !! I've made this cake twice already and I just loooove it ..... and I'm making it again today ! Thank you so much for this easy recipe .

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