Yummy Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate cake is simply irresistible!

Didi baked it for her cute kids, just like how Mum used to for all of us 🙂
Here’s the picture courtesy, Jeeju.

Chocolate CakePic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Chocolate Cake
Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 4
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 3/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  • Baking POwder – 1 3/4 tsp
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Method:
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the cake.
  • If you do not have powered sugar, powder it and then measure. Here you will need 1 1/4 cup.
  • Sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder thrice so that all are very well mixed.
  • Softened the butter before beating. Do not melt.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with Maida so that the cake comes off easily once baked. You can miss this step if you have a greased tray.
  • Preheat at 180-200 degree Celsius till it becomes hot
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Make sure to beat in one direction
  • Beat eggs separately one by one with vanilla essence.
  • Add beaten egg to the butter-sugar and mix well. Do not allow the mixture to curdle
  • Mix the sieved flour to the butter-sugar-egg mixture slowly and fold to a dropping consistency. Do not allow to curdle
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray and bake for 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. Time may vary for each oven.
  • Check if the cake is baked with a tooth pick. The cake is done if it comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool.

Thank You Didi! Just brought back memories when Mum would bake for us.

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Chocolate Muffins


Mummy loved baking for her grandchildren. It gave her immense joy. She had baked chocolate muffins for Mehran and Manal, her grandchildren she simply adored 🙂

Do try them this Christmas!

Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate – 800 gms
  • Butter – 100 gms
  • Eggs – 4
  • Baking powder – 3 tsps
  • Maida – 1 1/3 cups
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla essence
  • Milk – half cup
  • Soda – ¼ tsp

Method:

Sieve maida, soda and baking powder. Melt chocolate, add essence

Beat the eggs. Mix everything in a bowl. Place the paper cuts on the muffin tray.

Pour the mix into paper cuts and bake at 180 Celsius for 30 minutes.

Yummy Fruit Cake


To begin with, here’s Mum’s favorite of all ‘Cakes’!

She had a sweet tooth, so here it goes:

Ingredients:

  • Maida – 250 gms
  • sugar – 250 gms
  • Butter – 250 gms
  • Eggs – 5
  • Baking Powder  2 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits, and tuti-fruity – 50 gms each
  • Spice powder – 1 tsp

Method: Beat egg whites and yolk separately. Beat butter and sugar. Chop fruits. Seive flour, baking powder, and spice powder.

Mix vanilla essence, fruits and sieved flour to the egg-butter-sugar mixture well with sufficient milk in slightly thick consistency.

Bake for 1 hour at 350F