Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chocolate Mud Cake - By Divya Kudua

Here comes a very festive looking, super chocolaty Chistmas treat by Divya!  



 They say excuses are a waste of time,your friends don't need them and your enemies won't believe them. I definitely consider Suma as a dear bloggie pal and I hope she doesn't mind this long over due post.
It was a while back[more than 2-3 months I guess] that Suma e-mailed me and asked me for a guest post on her blog. She even kept the window open asking me to post anything which fancies me,though I couldn't ignore the *hint* on Cake. Now come on,for some one whose blog is named Cakes and More,what else can you bake??

Many things kept me from posting this on time. But I wouldn't get into all that,better late than never. I wanted the Cake to be Chocolatey and believe me,this one's full of it. Fudgy and gooey, this one could almost pose as a Brownie and you wouldn't know the difference!! Perfect with a scoop of Chocolate Ice-cream with some Chocolate sauce on top with some toasted nuts. Ah, I could grab that plate and go into Chocolate Nirvana. Suma, here it is for you and I hope with this one I've made up for being such a Late Lateef!! I almost felt guilty eating this when I actually made it for you!!

For someone who is crazy about Chocolate Cakes,this is the perfect answer. It has an intense Chocolate flavor, elevated by the coffee powder added into it and the resultant cake is definitely a show stopper. It is good on its own but you could drizzle some Ganache on top or even a simple chocolate glaze. I wouldn't recommend icing this cake since it would make it much more sweeter and will take away from the chocolatey taste which is the backbone of this cake. I halved the original recipe and got an 8' round cake. You could double the recipe and bake it in a rectangular tray if you are baking it as a dessert for a party.





Chocolate Mud Cake
Recipe source - Lakshmi Nair
Ingredients

Flour – 1 cup
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Cocoa Powder – ¼ cup[I used Cadburys]
Sugar – ¾ cup
Boiling water – ¼ cup
Instant Coffee Powder – 1 tsp
Dark Chocolate – 125 gms,grated or chopped
Butter – 125 gms,unsalted
Eggs – 2

Method

In a mixing bowl, mix together sugar, boiling water and coffee powder till the sugar dissolves. [If you are using granular sugar, it wouldn’t dissolve completely and that is fine]
In another pan melt the butter and add the chocolate,make sure the pan is on low heat. In about 2-3 minutes, it will melt completely and become a chocolaty mass. Switch off the flame.
Add this to the sugar mix and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.Let it cool and come to room temperature.
Meanwhile, prepare the baking tin-grease and line an 8’ round cake tin.
Preheat oven to 175C.
Sift together flour, baking soda and cocoa powder.
When the chocolate mix is cool, beat in the flour mix little at a time-you could use a wooden spoon or a hand mixer.
After all the flour has been mixed in, add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
Transfer to the prepared baking tin and bake for 30-35 minutes[it took exactly 35 minutes in my oven].
Cool the cake in the tin and then invert to a cooling rack.
Using a sieve, dust powdered sugar on top and slice into wedges.
Serve with a dollop of Chocolate ice-cream and transport yourself into Chocolate Nirvana!!


This certainly more than made up for that wait ! Boy! Oh, boy Divya! I asked for a chocolate cake and did I get such a sinful, super-tempting one!! Thanks a ton, Divya, loved this gooey virtual slice and the awesome pics. I will shamelessly have a slice, OK, make that two or half the cake, when I am in Chennai.. oh... just to help alleviate that guilt;-)

23 comments:

Priya said...

Cake looks extremely moist and inviting, love Divya's bakes and am a great fan of her space..

Veggie Hut said...

That is sinfully inviting..

Megha said...

:-)

I am desperate to try this recipe!!! Like Priya said..it looks moist, and I am a Fan too :P .. and the cake is ..........It is Sinful...............!!

Reva said...

just looking at pic makes me drool....I am so jealous that you are tasting it...Bookmarked..
Reva.
www.kaarasaaram.com

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so soft and delicious .. perfect clicks !!

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow!!!
cake looks lovely dear :)

Hasna said...

first time here...perfect moist cake...luvd it

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

divya said...

simply amazing....

Akila said...

what a yummy cake dear...

Event: Dish Name Starts with D

Regards,
Akila.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am drooling all over it :)

M D said...

Wow! Looks fantastic!

Smita said...

wow!! pics are enough to make me get up from my tush and bake something chocolaty!

Subhie Arun said...

cake looks fabs n v inviting..nice presentation too..frst time...here..lov ur space..glad to follow u!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

cookcurrynook said...

OMG! Divya is torturing us lot :P
Give me anything chocolate at any time of day, any time of year, and in it will go. Sooper post by Divya! She sure knows how to visually tantalize our taste buds. Great post Divya! And great choice with the guest-poster Suma :)

Rimal said...

Hello Divya

I have a few questions:

What is the measurement of a cup in gms. 1 cup = ? gms.

Also where in mumbai can i find unsalted butter. Ca you please give me a few brand names and/or locations to buy it.

Thank you.

Rimal

Megha said...

I have come back to just tell you, I am so Happy.. today, I made this cake after i guess (shamelessly)going through tons of videos and going through several recipes (not that I didn't trust this one, but I Wanted to go through the preparation and the ingredient used) Let me congratulate you and give you a BIG THANKS for sharing this recipe! Not only is it simple but so easy......... and really.. yummmy!!.. It was just amazing, everybody at my place loved it..

**hugs**..

P.S. Thanks DIVYA! :) .. and really i mean it..!

Shri said...

I baked this today and it turned up oh soooo chocolatyyy, moist and yummy. Initially I got a scare, guess I used a smaller pan, it started rising on the sides and the centre was stubborn and refused to rise till more than half the baking time. I baked for addl 16mins and finally the centre did not rise much but baked uniformly :)phew !

Ami Shah said...

Hi Divya,

I made this cake today. I took exact measurements and in 35 mints the cake was fully baked. But it did not turn out that moist compare to one in the picture. Can you suggest how to make a cake little moist next time.

Suma Rowjee said...

Hi Ami! Watch out for signs of the cake getting baked, check 5 minutes early than later as each oven is different. I think you may have over baked the cake a bit causing it to dry out.

Mansi K J. said...

Hii...I was looking for the perfect Mud Cake recipe n I found urs...but I need ur help...can u suggest me a replacement fr eggs... I m a vegetarian n we dun use eggs at home..waiting fr ur reply...

Mansi K J. said...

Hii..can u suggest me a replacement fr eggs?

Suma Rowjee said...

Hi Manasi! Try using flax meal. 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds mixed in 3 tablespoons warm water, set aside for 5 minutes is supposed to make replacement for ONE egg. Double it for this recipe. Add some chopped toasted nuts to the batter to augment the nuttiness.