Chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon

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Sometime ago, I used to struggle a lot with making a nicely baked cake; I am not talking about awesomely flavoured ones, just the normal cake with butter, eggs, flour and sugar. It would never come out good, no matter how hard I try. I almost gave up on it, until one day. On that hot sunny day, I made a chocolate cake, a simple chocolate cake nothing fancy. All of a sudden, I saw a beautiful dark brown cake in front of me, full of taste and chocolaty aroma! Since that day, I have been trying to experiment with all kind of modifications to recipes and trying out (with my limited knowledge) various well-known cake recipes as well.

Today’s cake is a simple chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon. Now, you can enjoy this goodness with an evening cup of tea or you can go a step up and do some icing on it. Check this post to read how I did ganache icing on it.

The following recipe makes around a half kg six inch cake:

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour;
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened;
  • ¼ cup milk;
  • 2 eggs;
  • ½ cup butter;
  • ½ cup and 2 tablespoon powdered sugar (I make icing sugar with normal sugar and 2 teaspoon of corn flour, and then pulsing it a few times);
  • 2 teaspoon instant coffee;
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder;
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder;
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda;
  • Pinch of salt.

Method:

  • Whisk together butter and sugar, till little fluffy.
  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture and whisk till volume rises.
  • Warm the milk and mix in the coffee powder; keep aside.
  • Sieve together all the dry ingredients.
  • Now mix in the dry ingredient and the coffee milk mixture, alternating between the two, into the butter egg mixture.
  • Line a six inch cake tin (both bottom and sides) and pour the mixture. Tap the tin on your counter to release any air bubble and also to even out the top.
  • Bake this at 180 degree Celsius for 30 minutes or till the time a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Your cake is ready! If you want to do icing on it, then let it cool completely before you start your icing. (click here to go to know how I did ganache on this cake)

Stay tuned for many more tried and tested recipes!

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