Sunday, 28 August 2011

Birthday cake for my daugty...!!!

I baked two cakes for her birthday..... one she wanted do the icing with the help of her friends..... n the other mom wanted to decorate something special....!!


For this I used chocolate cake by Life's a feast recipe my previous post. And for the icing... used butter cream icing and added colours I wanted ....!!













For the kids .... I used chocolate cake from this link . And for the icing I used ganache icing  and they decorated it with butter icing.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Chocolate Cake ....... by Life's a feast

Just love the way .... the chocolate cake by life's feast...... and out come was excellent.... did a bit of change for the icing...!!

Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients:

  • 175 grams flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 grams sugar ( I did powder it)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 150 ml oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ( she did use 1 tsp of cinnamon powder)
Method:

  1. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, warm milk, oil and vanilla essence.
  3. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour little of the liquid mixture .
  4. Mix them well  and repeat it until all the ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Preheat the oven at 175C.
  6. Pour the batter into a tin and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for 10 minutes.




For the Icing: ( As for the icing work my daugtie wanted to do it so I think that's quite a work on a 9 year old kid)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 or 3 tbsp warm water
Beat the shortening then add icing sugar.
Add cocoa powder and continue beating them until .
Add warm water little by little and depending upon consistency you want.
Pour over the cake .


Monday, 1 August 2011

Chocolate Tray Bake

 This is a lovely recipe if you looking for a cake that would go well with tea or coffee...!!


Recipe source: What's cooking chocolate Book

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups self -raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup soft margarine
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • icing sugar to dust if you need






Method:
  1. Place all of the ingredients except chocolate chips and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together until smooth.
  2. Beat in the milk and add chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level on top.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven, 175C for 30-40 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Once cool, dust with icing sugar  if you want. cut into squares to serve.
Variation: For an attractive finish, cut thin strips of paper and lay in a crisscross pattern on top of the cake. Dust with icing sugar , then remove the paper strips.


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