Nov 22, 2011

Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

My family favourite chocolate cake recipe with Vanilla Buttercream frosting and Nutella spread.Try this out & enjoy your holidays !

Ingredients

For chocolate cake:
  • 2 cups All purpose flour(Maida) 
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder 
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder  
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda 
  •  2 tsp Vanilla essence 
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 cup Hot water  
  • 1 tbsp Butter 
  • 1 cup Milk 
  •  2 Eggs 
  • 1 tsp Salt
For frosting:
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable shortening   
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence  
  • 1 lb Powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Butter  
  • 2 tbsp Milk
Other:

  • Nutella hazelnut spread 
  • Cooking Spray 
Directions

 For preparing chocolate cake
  1. Sieve flour, baking powder & baking soda together. Keep aside.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add butter & sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Make a solution of cocoa powder with hot water
  4. Add the dry ingredients(1) & the cocoa solution (3) alternatively and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add vanilla essence, milk, salt & vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly
  6. Grease two 9 inch cake pans or one 13 X 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  7. Pour mix and bake for 350 degrees for 35 - 40min.   
 For preparing the frosting
  1. Mix butter & vegetable shortening in an electric mixer.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients & cream till smooth & fluffy.
  3. Apply on cake using a cake spatula.
  4. Decorate with Nutella hazelnut spread. 

    Tips for frosting double layer cake
  • Cool the cake completely & brush off the loose crumbs.
  • Place one layer (top side down) on a cake stand.
  • Spread frosting on top.
  • Place second layer (top upside up) on the first layer.
  • Spread frosting on top & sides of the cake.
  • Decorate as desired.
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8 comments:

faseela said...

wow.superb dear.....perfectly done

julie said...

Delicious n superb yummy cake!!
Thanx dear for dropping by and for the sweet comments..
Glad to follow you and Hope you will follow my space too :-)
Thanx again for linking it to the event
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

Teena Mary said...

Thank you so much Julie. Glad to follow you too. Will be eagerly waiting to see more of your creativity.

Teena Mary said...

Thanks a lot Faseela....Loved your delicious recipes too..Keep going on :)

Manju said...

That cake looks very inviting....Even i love chcolate cakes ....
First time here...awesome space u have here...

Regards,
Manju
http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

Vardhini said...

Cake looks fabulous and inviting. Thx for linking to the event.

Vardhini
Event: Sinful Delights
Event: Stuffed Paratha

deepsrecipes said...

Hello Tina,
First time here..Following you..Pls find time to visit my space..
Thanks dear

Amy said...

cake looks so delicious...love to eat a piece of chocolate cake at anytime...
thanks a lot for linking with Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing

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