Friday, 27 May 2011

Chocolate Ganache Cake .....


 (Recipe Source: What's cooking chocolate Book)




Ingredients:
  • 175 grams butter
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50 grams dark chocolate , melted




For Ganache:
  • 2 cups double cream
  • 375 grams dark chocolate , broken into pieces
Method:
  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sieve together the flour and cocoa.
  4. Fold into the cake mixture.
  5. Fold in the melted chocolate.
  6. Pour into the tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 30 minute.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes .
  8. Cut the cold cake into 2 layers.
To Make the Ganache:
  • Place the cream in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until melted and combined.
Assembling:
  • Sandwich the cake together and spread over the top and sides of the cake.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

vanilla cupcakes with fudge frosting

(Recipe source:  Ria's collection)


  •  2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Fudge frosting
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
salt

Method:


  1. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together , if possible thrice.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar for 3 mints. 
  4. Add in the eggs one by one and beat it  after each one.
  5. Next add flour and milk alternately starting and ending with flour.
  6. Beat until the batter is light and fluffy.
  7. Scoop it into the cupcake liners  about 2/3 rd full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the top  is lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For Frosting:

  • In a sacucepan , melt butter . 
  • Stir the sugar and cocoa gradullay stir tin the cream.
  • Heat over medium heat , until smooth and hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Dip the cupcake upside down in the frosting and and let the excess drip off.


Chocolate cupcakes .... .Magnolia Bakery


(Recipe source: Magnolia )
  • 1 cup  flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 oz melted chocolate (i.e 90 grams)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Method:
  1. To melt the chocolate, place in a double boiler over simmering water on low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Sift the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  4. In a bowl cream the butter using electric beater.
  5. Add the sugar and beat for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  7. Add the chocolate, mix well.
  8. Add the dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk and vanilla essence.
  9. Scrape down the batter from the side using a rubber spatula.
  10. Scoop the batter into the cupcake lines. 
  11. Bake at 175C for 20 minutes.
  12. Cool in tin for 10 minutes.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Chocolate chip Oatmeal Bar



(Recipe Source: Deeba)

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated  white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup oats (Quaker)
  • 1/2+1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi -sweet chocolate chips
Method:



  1. In a large bowl, combine oil, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, milk , vanilla and salt. 
  2. Beat until the sugars have dissolved.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix them.
  5. Add to liquid mixture and mix well.
  6. Transfer to the prepared tin and spread it.
  7. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  8. Bake it for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  9. Once cool, cut into squares and store tightly covered.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Chocolate cupcakes .... ..joy of baking

( recipe source: joy of baking)



  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup 113 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract



Method:
  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. In a small bowl stir until smooth the boiling water and cocoa powder.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Then in another bowl whisk flour,  baking powder and salt.
  5. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs one at a time.
  7. Add the flour mixture and mix well. 
  8. Then the cooled cocoa and stir until smooth.
  9. Fill the cupcake liners  and bake for 20 minutes at 175C.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Chocolate cake with cream



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup  vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water( a tsp of instant coffe powder)

  1. Heat oven to 175C
  2. Stir  together sugar, flour, cocoa  baking powder ,soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, milk , oil and vanilla  beat on medium for 2 mints
  4. Stir in boiling water
  5. Pour batter into the tin. bake for 30 minutes
  6. Bake until toothpick comes out clean.
For Ganche

1 cup of cream
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
50 grams of butter
  • In a pan boil the cream with the butter and cocoa on a low flame till it heats up .
  • To assemble,  I was lazy to cut the cake  and spread the ganache. 
  • So poured the ganache over the cake....!!!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Chocolate cupcakes .... ..Alice Medrich



 ( Recipe source: Alice Medrich. )
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar +2 tbsps
  • 1/3 cup  cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp salt (I did not use salt since the butter was salted)
  • 1 /2 cup butter melted and warm ( I used salted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water


Method:


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour , cocoa powder , sugar , baking soda and salt together.
  2. Add the butter , eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed for one minute.
  3. Add 1/2 of the water and beat for few seconds.
  4. Scrape the sides  of the bowl and then add the remaining water.
  5. Beat for until the batter is smooth.
  6. Preheat the oven 175C. 
  7. Then pour the batter into the cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. 
  9. Store and serve at room temperature.

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