Saturday, October 29, 2011
Choco Mocha Cake...
Was making a chocolate cake for 'T's B'day & wondered if a dash of coffee would give it that extra kick. Well, it always does, right? At least for a hardcore coffee fan, YES!! !:D Rich, moist n ooooh so tempting! Drizzled some choco sauce & sprinkled crispies n choco chips. Threw in some gems & a couple of cappuccino twisters... :)
1 cup each of...
-hung curd (hung for 5 min should do)
3/4 cup vegetable oil/cooking oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp instant coffee powder (more if you like)
4 heaped tbsp of powdered Bournvita
2-3 drops of orange essence
a bunch of cherries,raisins,coarsely broken down nuts - cashews & almonds soaked in rum overnight or atleast an hour
Get all the ingredients ready. Grease the cake tin with butter & dust with flour. Preheat the oven at 180 deg C for 10min.
Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder & baking soda together and transfer them to a deep bowl. To this, add the sugar, coffee powder & the Bournvita. Lightly mix them together. Add the curd and mix well. Now add the oil and beat well enough for it to incorporate. You should end up with a thick batter which falls down ribbon-like when spooned. If your mixture has no 'flow', you could add a little milk to it. Add the drunken nuts/cherries in the batter and mix lightly. You could add the rum with some cooking chocolate & use it for icing the cake when done or use them to make some choco-rum-bombs or just drink up! ;)
Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake at 180 deg C for 30-40 min or till done. A skewer/knife inserted in the center of the cake should come out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack & garnish with ... well, pretty much anything chocolate-y that you can find in your kitchen! ;) :D Indulge!! :)