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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Cake




This is a pretty quick and easy recipe. For this particular cake, I have used one of my favorite frosting- Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Chocolate Frosting. You could use any frosting of your choice.This post is even more precious to me as the pictures have been taken by my baking buddy- my 6 year old son. Since he always is so enthusiastic about his baking projects with his mom, I did let him take the clicks for this post and I'm very proud of him. I know I'm being boastful. When it comes to kids don't we all feel so proud to see our little ones..spread their wings and try to explore the world..and through their eyes and innocent hearts..this world is a such a beautiful place.

Ingredients :
  • 1 + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Preparation :

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C). Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, sugar and vanilla essence
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil and eggs.
  4. Mix until all ingredients are blended , either by hand or by using an electric mixer at slow speed.
  5. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 to 40 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool. Then slice the cake through the middle to make two layers (easier if the cake has been in the fridge).
  7. Apply the frosting and your Rich and Creamy Chocolate cake is ready.
    ***Recipe adapted from here. Here you can also find the recipe for the Frosting (If you want to make it from scratch.)

27 comments:

  1. love the chocolate cake, Dolly! Your son sure did a great job; a great blogger or photographer in making, shall we say :) Cake looks scrumptiously good!

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  2. Just lov the look of it Dolly,pretty and creamy cake,nicely presented....

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  3. Your chocolate cake looks absolutely beautiful! Your son did such a great job, you have the right to be very proud of him. Thanks for sharing this simple cake recipe, it's time for me to make cake from scratch, lol!

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  4. Nice presentation dear...Looks yummy and creamy....

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  5. Cake looks really rich and creamy....Nice presentation as always dear!!!
    Icant believe itz taken by your small kid.Its really wonderful .Hey Dolly,Give him a sticker (of appreciation) on my behalf.

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  6. Perfect cake n photo. If you wish do send it to my Cakes n cookies event.

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  7. Lovely cake dear and beautiful clicks!! So happy to know that your lil one is a budding photographer too :)

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  8. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm, I can see a proud mom of a budding Photographer/little blogger :):) Cake looks absolutely gorgeous and clicks are too good, very professional.

    Chitchat

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  9. Such a beautifula and elegant cake..prefect for me..

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  10. Mmmmm, delicious cacao delight you've got there!!

    the little baker has got great clicking talents too :):) you have all the reasons to be proud of your son!! Bravo!!

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  11. mmm the cake looks too tempting...
    Your son has done a brilliant job, very professional.

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  12. Cake looks rich and yummy..Lovely click as well dolly

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  13. Dear,

    Please check out 'Kitchen Mishaps Event Roundup' at my blog.

    http://www.kitchentantra.com/2010/01/kitchen-mishaps-event-round-up.html

    I appreciate, your comforting words to the participants. I believe it will greatly boost their energy...who daringly shared their cooking disasters.

    Thank you,
    Malar Gandhi
    www.kitchentantra.com

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  14. hi dolly..
    Yummy cake..I never baked cake with veg oil,always used butter.should try with veg oil too,it will reduce the guilt :)
    Lil photographer has done a wonderful job..:)

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  15. The cake and the click both are beautiful. Ur son's really talented dear.

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  16. The cake and your little one click both are marvelous.. Lovely cake.

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  17. thats a thing of beauty Dolly!you have got real buddy in your 6 years old...look at the great job he has done. though my son is only 10 months old but i also dream of having him around me in the kitchen.

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  18. wow dolly this cake luks damn tempting...nice recipe n creamy n rich frosting...n snaps remvd by ur son r very gud

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  19. Wow..wonderful cake dolly,Ur son has done a wonderful job..the first pic is out of the world and very tempting....:-)

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  20. dolly the cake looks so good and nice click.credit goes to ur little one. Looks like ur son and u had good time

    dreamydelights.blogspot.com

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  21. Great job , budding photographer..Mamma, you are also wonderful :-) Never get tired of chocolate cakes..one more recipe for me, BTW this frosting is my fav too :-)..Thanks Dolly !!

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  22. that picture is really good!! As is the cake :)

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  23. the cake looks delicious!! i love that your son helps you out in the kitchen such a sweetheart!

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  24. Awesome looking cake.... Truly rich & creamy... Loved it.. How I wish I could cut that cake & celebrate some occasion....!!!!! U r a genius, with a gr8 passion.... & so is your son...goes without saying, right!!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  25. Thanks a lot for all the kind words. I'm glad you all liked it as we did. Thanks for appreciating my son..he was happy. Do involve your kids for these projects and see their happy little faces -its all worth it.. I would say Its Priceless !!!!

    @aquadaze, @Simply LIfe @Rajani@eatwritethink- thanks for visiting my blog for the 1st time..a warm welcome to you all.I'll be checking out ur blogs soon ..

    @PJ -thanks.I don't know abt that yet, but I would be happy if he could be a good human being and do what he loves to do.

    @Vrinda - That means a lot..as You are a remarkable baker urself.

    @Oraphan - Thanks..Do try this recipe. I was surprised by the simplicity of this cake and it turnned out gd. We baked this twice for our friends.

    @Tina - Thanks for ur kindness.

    @Sara- Thanks for the appreciation. I will send it to ur Cakes and Cookies Event.

    @Shahana - Thanks. My son really loved the sticker of appreciation you suggested for him.

    @Rohini- THanks for the love showered on my son.

    @Ms. ChitChat -Thanks for ur lovely words for my son. I did make him read these comments..I hope it does'nt go to his head already...lol.

    @Shanthi - THanks.Ur one of my followers from the very beginning.

    @Priya - Thanks for ur kindness.

    @Vinolia - Thanks for letting me know its ok to be a little boastful ..lol .I'm proud of him...Thanks for the wonderful words.

    @Rachana- Thank you so much for such encouraging words.

    @Sushma- THanks for ur awesome feedback.

    @Pari- Thank you dear.

    @Pavithra- appreciate ur compliments.

    @Sayantani- I'm sure when your 10 month old beomes a little old, He will get involved in these little kitchen adventures.Get ready..that time will come soon as they grow up so quick...

    @Siddhi - thanks for ur kind words.

    @Sangeetha (kothiyavunu)- Thanks for ur precious words.

    @Preethi Rajeev- Ur right Preethi, we had a good time baking and frosting this cake and then eating it ...lol

    @Vineetha - Thanks.I guess Vegetable oil makes the cake a little more moist/soft.

    @Gulmohor- Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad we both love this frosting. Isn't it amazing.

    @Ash- OMG I'm not a genius just an ordinary person with extraordinary dreams. I'm proud of my son though just as any other mom..lol.THanks for ur words...Ur a sweet heart.

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