Sunday, 16 July 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 20

Last week we were invited to our babysitter's place for her son, Harry's birthday party. Along with a gift, I also brought a cake. The next day, Priya called me up and said that she and her other guests liked the cake very much and requested me to post the recipe in the blog.

As I promised, here I am. This week´s Weekend Baking session, is a tribute to Priya for all that she had done for me.

Mocha Chiffon Cake

What do we need:

2 tbsp cocoa powder + cake flour or plain flour to make 1 cup
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

3 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp instant coffee powder or granules

3 egg whites
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

How do we do it:

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Dissolve the coffee powder or granules in the milk. To this, add the egg yolks, sugar, oil and the flour mixture. Mix until well blended.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar little by little and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the beaten egg white into the pandan mixture to lighten it. Then, pour the lightened coffee mixture into the remaining beaten egg white. Fold gently but quickly and thoroughly to combine both mixtures.

Pour the batter into an ungreased 8" round cake pan. With a flat knife, quickly cut through the batter a few times to get rid of any very large air bubbles. Bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and immediately invert the cake pan and let it cool.

When the cake is completely cool, run a knife or a thin spatula around the sides of pan to loosen the cake from the pan.




Fill and frost the cake with your favourite frosting. Decorate as per desired.


Thank You Very Much Priya!!!

27 comments:

Sumitha said...

WOW,It looks gorgeous!

Kitchenmate said...

Looks very professional, like the store bought ones!Kudos to you! Pushpa, we missed your baking session last week.

Krithika said...

Gorgeous ! Looks very professional

Menu Today said...

Hi Pushpa,
Your cake looks excellent. Priya you are lucky!!

Nabeela said...

yummmmmo!!! the frosting and the decorations are awesome!!

archana said...

I love,love the mocha chiffon, chcolate's best friend in this entire universe is coffee ( just another personal biased opinion!!!That's a good looking cake Pushpa, WOW !!!

Anonymous said...

Delicious,pushpa & is it whipped cream frosting that you have used?
paati

ArSu said...

So colorful and triggering my controlled craving for a cake now.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Cake looks scrumptious and colorful Pushpa!

Puspha said...

Sumitha, Krithika, Menu Today, Nabeela~ Thank u very much.

Karthi~ Gee thanx. Long time no c ur comments. Yeah, I too missed it a lot. In fact, I was very sad. Had some technical problems with my internet.

Archana~ Ur opinion & mine r the same. Choco & coffee r THE BEST combo. Thank u.

Paati~ Oui, it is whipped cream.

ArSu & KA~ Thank u. I made it colourful as it was meant for a kid's birthday.

shilpa said...

Just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pushpa,

I´am Priya. Thanks for your cake and recipe. Can´t believe this is home made.I really want to make this cake soon. It was very nice and delicious. Thanks.

Revathi said...

Looks sooo inviting... U have loads of patience.. So how are you doing ?? Hope ur doing great dear..

Vineela said...

Hi PUSHPA,
Cake looks yummy.
Vineela

diddy said...

oohh! Cake looks so pretty! What lucky friends you have to eat this cake!

indosungod said...

Pushpa great looking cake and by the way did you get any Cake Orders? Sorry about not participating in the mom's cooking meme, I did not see it until much later and on a an India trip just did not have time to sitdown. I will do it soon though it might be late.

Puspha said...

Shilpa & Vineela~ Thank u very much.

Priya~ My pleasure. Do call me up if u have any doubts bout the recipe.

Revathi~ Thank u dear. Itz not loads of patience but passion. I'm doing just fine.

Diddy~ Thank u & welcome to the blog.

Indosungod~ Thanx a lot. Just once I had order for my cake.
Itz ok. U can do it whenever u want to. Hope that u had a great vacation.

sudha said...

What a wonderful treat to the birthday boy. Wish i was there along with priya to taste..

Neelu said...

Yummmmmmyyyyyyyyy
Do You want me to gain weight virtualy...hahhaaha I htink I am already gaining by seeing the pictures :)

Anonymous said...

hi,
i just tried this recipe but sadly the cake did not turn out as what i excepted :((

Vaishali said...

What a lovely looking cake, Pushpa. Beautifully decorated.

mandira said...

Pushpa
This looks delicious. Nice and colorful too. Thanks for sharing.

Puspha said...

Sudha, Neelu, Vaishali & Mandira~ Thank u very much.

Anonymous~ Baking a chiffon cake could sound easy but needs lots of practice & patience. there are a few important points to be followed when preparing it. Please click here for those info.

Wishing u good luck in ur next attempt & please let me know of the outcome.

I would b glad to know ur name.

indianadoc said...

A rainbow cake indeed...marvellous...cn only drool over...until I get over my mental block abt my baking skills!!

jenjen said...

this looks fabulous, I can undersrand why all the other guests wanted the recipe. Wonderful creation!

Puspha said...

Shynee~ Thank u very much.

Jenjen~ Many thanx to u.

Sumi said...

HI Pushpa,

Planning to make this cae for the weekend.Is there any susbstitute for cream of tartat, is it mandatory?let me know

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