Posts Tagged ‘choco’

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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Choco Banana Cake – A Valentines Day Special

14 Feb

I was surprised by the fact that 5 year old knows already about Valentines day. Riya say’s that it is a heartin day and everyone  should wish their loved ones with greeting card.  She did wish her Dad and me. She also made a greeting card already and sent to her dear friend. She is supposed to wear a pink or red dress to KG as a theme for celebration.

I am sure that so many hearts around the world is dreaming and waiting for this special day to wish their loved ones. Some may be waiting to express their first love. Red roses , Chocolates, greeting cards, customized presents are going to have a good sale. Great day for these Businesses.

Here goes the recipe of this Beautiful Choco Banana cake…


  1. All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cup
  2. Banana – 2(large ones or 1 1/2 cup mashed)
  3. Sugar – 1 Cup
  4. Cocoa – 2 Tbs
  5. Oil – 1/2 cup ( Sunflower or Canola oil)
  6. Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  7. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Egg – 1

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Dark chocolate – 100 gms
  2. Whipping Cream – 50 ml.


1.  Beat the egg, and add all the other ingredients one be by continue mixing it.

2. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C and pour this mixture in the bake tin and bake for 30- 40 min at 170 deg C.

3. Allow the cake  to cool down completely.

4.  For Choco Ganache, bring the  whipping cream to a boil  and add the Chopped chocolate .

5. Continue stirring till the chocolate melts and switch off  the heat.

6. Let the Ganache cool down for 10 – 15 min. (Let it sit in the fridge for 5-10 min)

7.  Now spread ganache on cake and let it sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.

8. Later,decorate the cake  with chocolate shavings and pipe the left over Ganache on the plate.

I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.


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