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:
- 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.
- 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.
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!