Apr 28, 2011

Chocolate bundt cake

          It has been  busy and tiring  for us for the last two weeks .We all feel sick one after the another and still recovering. Then we also have some guests. But then there had been no proper cooking or rather , it had just become a formal affair though I really wanted to cook some delicacies. Okay, by the end of three weeks, I had been dying to bake a cake as the kids among our guests will like it and several cake recipes came to my mind.
          I had bought a bundt pan sometime ago after seeing it being used in several blogs which said that some cakes are baked at it best in  a bundt pan.  I have bookmarked a couple of recipes and had even bookmarked cinnamon chocolate cake at  food Librarian.And when I saw it on Cakes and more the other day, I knew that this was it. I baked it yesterday and it came out really well. I loved the texture of the cake. We found the cake delicious.
chocolate bundt cake
All purpose flour- 2 cups
Sugar- 2 cups
Salt- a pinch
Butter unsalted-1/2cup
Water-1 cup
Oil-1/2 cup
Cocoa powder- 1/4cup+1tbsp(I used hersheys)
Instant coffee granules- 1tbsp
Buttermilk- 1/2 cup  (See notes)
Eggs-3 numbers (2 in the original recipe)
Vanilla essence- 1tsp

1)For the buttermilk, I added a teaspoon of white vinegar in half cup of milk at room temperature and left it for 10 minutes. I then used the curdled milk.
2) The eggs I used were small , so I felt the need of adding some more judging the consistency of batter. But I guess 2 is enough.

chocolate bundt cake
           Grease the bundt pan with butter generously and sprinkle flour all over it properly. Add the butter,water,oil and cocoa powder in a medium sized saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Add the coffee granules and mix well.
            Combine the flour,sugar and salt. Pour the chocolate mixture into it. Now add in the buttermilk along with baking soda.
            Lightly beat the eggs and add it to the mixture along with the essence. Combine well together. Pour batter in the prepared pan. Bake at 180c for 30-35 minutes till a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake well in the pan itself for a couple of hours. Invert it on a plate.Slice and serve.


Priya said...

Cake looks super moist and fantastic..

Suma Rowjee said...

The cake looks great Sowmya! A bundt pan instantly dresses up your cake without any effort right? Thanks for the mention!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... looks so soft and tempting... thanks for the lovely recipe dear !!
Indian Cuisine

Shama Nagarajan said...

superb cake

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Good to hear that finally you all are well and back to best. cake looks superb

Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Cake luks very soft and delicious...Perfect Bake.

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nicely baked yummy cake.Very soft and moist too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

It has come out very well dear. I have been seeing lot of bundt cakes recently in blog world. May be it is time I bake one :)

Usha said...

Good to know that you are all getting better now. Take care...
Cake looks moist and delicious!

Latha said...

Marvelous cake!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A very nice and moist cake!

divya said...

Lovely recipe.. looks perfect dear.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Beautiful cake, perfect for tea time

aipi said...

Lovely Bundt cake- the texture is spot on!
US Masala

jayasree said...

Beautiful cake...

Now Serving said...

Cake looks totally awesome! YUM

Mehjabeen Arif said...

nice n moist ! love it

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