Sunday, 16 April 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 8

It is a long weekend here. Starting from Good Friday to Easter Monday. I am having such a wonderful time resting and being with my daughter.

As it is Easter, I have thought of baking something in line with the theme. Weekend Baking Session this time is going rich and fudgy.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

What do we need:

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
50g cooking chocolate
1/4 cup yoghurt
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

200g cooking chocolate
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp butter

How do we do it:

Boil some water in a pot. Add a teaspoon of salt. Place a glass bowl on top of the pot. Ensure that the water level is lower than the bottom of the bowl. In other words, make sure that the water in the pot does not touch the bowl. Break the chocolate and put them into the bowl. When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from heat and let cool. This method is called double boiling. The reason of melting chocolate by this method is because chocolate tend to get burnt when exposed to direct heat. So, secondary heat has to be used.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate and yoghurt. Add the sifted flour mixture alternately with the water, starting and ending with the flour.

Pour the cake mixture into a greased or lined 7" round cake pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° C for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove the cake and let it cake cool completely on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, on a low heat, stir the whipping cream and butter until well blended. Add broken chocolate pieces. Continue to heat until the chocolate melts. Stir constantly. Remove from heat and let the fudge cool completely.

Slice the cake horizontally into half. Fill with some fudge. Cover the cake with the rest of the fudge. Decorate as per desired.

Happy Easter To All


Sarah said...

beautifully done..Pushpa.. You are really good

Kitchenmate said...

It looks as amazing as ever, and good recipe wuth step by step procedure, which inspires so much:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Pushpa,
Seeing only i Feel like eating.
Thanks for posting the recipe.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Looks delicious!! Great treat for easter.

Vineela said...

Hi Cake Queen,
Very nice .
Nice cake.

Tanuja said...

Wow what a yummy looking cake nice one pushpa.

Happy Easter:)

jadepearl said...

Beautiful and yummylicious!!!

Puspha said...

Sarah, Karthi, menu today, KA, Vineela, Tanuja, JP: Thank u very much everybody. I highly appreciate ur comments & compliments.

Lakshmi said...

wow, that looks so good. nice cake with a step by step presentation too.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

That is a beautiful art on the cake. You are a baking lady I belive, I see lot of cakes and cookies in your blog:)

Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing that recipe Pushpa, it looks incredible!!

sailu said...

Happy Easter,Pushpa.You'd put a professional baker to shame with your creative cakes.Beautiful and inspiring indeed!

Puspha said...

Lakshmi, Priya & Pamela: Thank u very much.

Sailu: Many thanx but ur compliments r making me feel embarassed.

sHar0n said...

Wow....that's one lovely looking cake. Yummy....!

Anjali said...

Very chocolaty! Nice creation!

kanda said...

Perhaps, it would look better if you do icing with shell design at bottom of the cake by using fudge chocolate :p

Puspha said...

Sharon & Anjali: Thank u.

Kanda: Thanx for the idea. I´ll do it the next time.

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