Happy Birthday my dear better half….

25 Nov

We Celebrated Kesav’s Birthday this week. Everyyear looking forward for this wonderful day to surprise him and make something special…This time I made this super yummy and moist Chocolate cake with Chocolate Ganache icing.

Here goes the ingredients and Method…


for cake…

  1. Choco powder – 1&1/4 cup
  2. All purpose flour – 3 cups
  3. Sugar – 1 & 3/4 cup
  4. Egg – 2
  5. oil – 1 cup
  6. Buttermilk – 1 cup
  7. Coffee – 1 cup
  8. Baking Soda – 1&1/2 tsp
  9. Baking Powder – 1& 1/2 tsp
  10. Vanilla essence – few drops
  11. salt – 1tsp

for Ganache icing-

  1. Chocolate – 300gms
  2. Whipping cream – 300ml
  3. Butter -2 tbs (optional)


1.  For the cake, Mix all the dry ingredients and sift it in a large bowl.

2. Mix all the wet ingredients using a whisk.

3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients together and bake it in a preheated oven for 35min at 160C.

4. Once it is done allow the cake to cool down.

5. For Ganache Icing, Boil the cream in a medium heat for 5-10mins, before it starts bubbling up…and switch the heat off.

6. Scrap the Chocolate into tiny pieces and put it directly in hot cream.

7. Allow this mixture to rest for a while and mix it altogether.

8. Let this mixture sit in the kitchen top overnight or until it becomes to spreadable consistency.

9. Decorate the cake with the icing. I used some Buttercream icing as well for the decoration…

The Ganache icing is easy to handle for decorations and yummy too….Enjoy  making it at your kitchen!


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  1. Priya

    November 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Belated birthday wishes to ur betterhalf, wonderful cake.Lovely decoration.

  2. Love2cook Malaysia

    December 2, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Belated Birthday wishes to your Hubby! Gorgeous cake!!!

    How you been? Quite some time since I saw you the last 🙂

  3. Treat and Trick

    December 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your hubby! What a gorgeous treat for this special occasion…

  4. Sridevi

    December 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    @Love2cook Malaysia, I am doing good and thanks for asking…
    I was bit busy with my new job during last months.

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