Happy Easter to all of you. What better way to celebrate Easter than piling your plate with all sorts of calorie laden delicacies!!! hmmm... sinfully delicious.
This cake is an adaptation from Hershey's chocolate cake recipes. I first saw this recipe in Divya's cook book and instantly fell in love with the Hershey's site. I combined two of their recipes to come up with this delicious chocolate cake and frosting. Heritage Chocolate Cake and Celebration Chocolate Cake. so to the recipe:
Cocoa Powder: 3/4 cup
Boiling water: 1 cup
Butter: 100 gms
Powdered Sugar: 2 cups
Vanilla essence: 1.5 tsp
All purpose flour: 1 3/4 cups
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Milk: 3/4 cup
Fresh Cream: 1/8 cup
Yoghurt: 1/8 cup
Baking Powder: 1.5 tsp
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt thrice and keep aside
Grease and flour a baking tray
Preheat the oven to 180C
Boil 1 cup water and mix in the cocoa powder till smooth and turn off the stove. Let it cool
Cream the butter and sugar till light and add the egg one by one beating well after each addition.
Mix in the vanilla and cocoa mix and beat again.
Add the flour, milk, yoghurt and fresh cream and beat again on speed 1 till everything is well combined.
Pour the batter in to the prepared tin and bake till done.
Set aside to cool and do the frosting.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Butter: 1/3 cup
Cocoa Powder: 2/3 cup
Powdered Sugar: 2 2/3 cup
Milk: 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
Dissolve the vanilla in the milk
In a saucepan, melt the butter on low heat.
As it melts, add the cocoa and stir till you get a smooth and thick mixture. Let it cool slightly.
Now use your hand mixer to beat this cocoa mix, sugar and milk till you get a spreading consistency.
Spread the frosting over the cake