Monday, January 3, 2011

Midnight Chocolate cake

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2011.

I guess everyone had a Wonderful Holidays. We had a small gathering in our home with friends on New Year's Eve. Kids had fun playing games, we enjoyed the night watching the countdown all across the nation with plenty of food. After midnight, the same question is raised every year : any resolutions?
So, did you set any doable resolutions? Or is that the same resolution you come up every year? If you have some goals don't wait the end of the year to review if you have accomplished it or not. Track back where you stand after 2 months that might help you stick to the resolution.
If eating healthier is the top priority for this year. This recipe is truly a treasure for trimming down all the fat in your next dessert. The cake is light, rich, moist and chocolaty in every bite. You practically walk to the kitchen and bake this cake right away at anytime. Yes, no need to wait for the butter comes to room temperature that is the hard part for me! Very easy to bake with simple ingredients found in your pantry which exactly why I love this recipe. Once baked the cake disappeared in no time.


Midnight Chocolate cake




Recipe source:Sunset
Ingredients

All purpose flour or Whole wheat Pastry flour: 1 1/3 cups
Salad oil (use any vegetable oil): 1/4 cup
Water: 1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa: 2/3 cup
Baking soda: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Sugar: 1 1/4 (but I reduced 2 tbsp)
Egg whites: 2 large
Vanilla: 1 tsp


Method of preparation

1. Oil a cake pan, line the bottom with waxed paper and oil the paper too. Dust the pan with cocoa powder and remove the excess.
2. Mix the AP flour, cocoa, soda and salt.
3. In a bowl, beat to blend with a hand mixer:  oil, sugar, egg white, water and vanilla.
4. Add the flour mixture and stir to mix and beat until smooth.
5. Scrape the batter in oily pan and bake in 350°oven until the cake pulls from pan side (about 30 to 35 min). The toothpick should comes out clean if inserted in middle of cake.
6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and invert into a a rack and cool completely if you do frosting.


Frosting:


I used a light whipped cream and served with fruits (berries) - u can shave some dark chocolate or even dust with cocoa.




Note:

The cake will not rise like the normal one- so if u prefer having a real look of cake- use a deep dish - less wider mouth than normal cake pan. It is dense but moist and delicious one.


Midnight Chocolate cake


Everyone loves Chocolate - The cake goes to Kid's Delight at Spice your life.


Sending this Easy baking Chocolate cake to Baking For Beginners Event Hosted by Vandana


46 comments:

Manasi said...

Midnight chocolate cake.. sounds so inviting! Perfect way to ring in the new year!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy looking cake,sounds great!

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Cham! What a moist and chocolatey cake.I have to make this straightaway! This is my kind of cake.Love it!

LG said...

Cake looks yummy and easy to make also. Wish you a very happy and properous new year ahead :)

jayasree said...

Cake looks absolutely delicious...Very tempting clicks.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Like the name of this cake 'Midnight chocolate cake' ! Looks lovely with perfect brown color and soft texture. Happy 2011 to you too.

Priya said...

Woww Cham cake looks extremely gorgeous and damn delicious..Happy 2011 to u and ur family..

Sumi said...

wow. sounds like a healthy cake to make just for ourselves on a bluey day, like today :)

Sumi said...

wow, sounds like a healthy cake to make for ourselves on a bluey day like today. Gonna whip up this today evening to bring up the spirits..:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - love it...
Happy New Year!
No resolutions for me - anyway I break them in a week!

notyet100 said...

best part about this cake is that it does nt need butter at normal temperature i goona bake this tomorrow,..;-)thanks for sharing this,..:-) perfect post to start the year,..;-)

Nandini said...

Happy new year. The cake looks very awesome and pretty.

Rachana said...

Wish to have a slice of this moist, chocolatey and delicious cake :-)

Padma said...

Happy New Year to you Cham. Nice cake.

Pavani said...

That is one Healthy & easy Chocolate cake. Waiting for the butter coming to room temp. is a big turn off for me too.
Enjoy your week ahead.

G.Pavani said...

delicious and soft tempting cake..

Gulmohar said...

Such a gorgeous cake to welcome 2011 :-) I never make any resolutions on New year day ;-) Happy New year,Cham !!

Panchpakwan said...

Cake looks so delicious, yummy..
Happy new year to you and your family.

Sayantani said...

beautiful cake Cham. I prefer to bake with vegetable oil and i find these cakes softer. love the name.
also wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

rekhas kitchen said...

beautiful cake cham looks so delicious and love that cream with chery yumm mouthwatering.Happy New Year to u and ur family..

Pavithra said...

Absolutely yummy :) looks delicious.

aipi said...

Those pictures are killing me. Love chocolate in any way, shape or form :)

Have a great n prosperous 2011 dear!!

Maheswari said...

Ooohhh..I would die to have this cake with a scoop of vanilla icecream on the side for my midnight snack..All my mood swings will wash off..Thanks for sharing...Wishing you a very happy new year!

Treat and Trick said...

Despite of using only oil, the cake turns out moist and delicious. Happy New Year!

Srivalli said...

That cake looks so tempting Cham..I haven't made any resolution seeing how good I am at keeping them..:)..but yes eating healthy is naturally one thing I thought I should do without even planning much.

Do send this for my chocolate feast event..thanks..:)

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks ooosome cham..i am just waiting for my oven to come...will try ur tempting cake for sure...happy new year dear.hugs...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Cham,

Gorgeous cake dear...Happy new year to you!!Going to follow you!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Pete said...

Happy New Year! Nice cake for my midnight snack! LOL!

BongMom said...

Cake looks gorgeous Cham. I will skip the egg white and see if I get a good one

swapna said...

Delicious cake...so yumm!!

Laavanya said...

That looks so dense and moist - love that it is low fat!

Apu said...

Cake looks delicious!!

Prathibha said...

Very dense n moist..looks absolutely gorgeous...

Vandana Rajesh said...

Thanks Cham for sending across this awesome cake to my baking event. Just superb..pic looks so good, will try it myself one of these days.

Vaishali said...

What better way to start a new year than with chocolate? Your cake looks amazing, Cham. Here's wishing you and your loved ones a very happy 2011!

Pushpa said...

Yummy choco cake Cham,looks so very good,Happy New Year to you..

Viki's Kitchen said...

I like all your cakes. Best way to start an year. Looks so delicious.
You are tagged now:)

Curry Leaf said...

DELICIOUS.Love the name Cham. Wishing a warm and happy year ahead. This cake was perfect start.

Priya's Feast said...

Happy new year cham,The cake luks fabulous...

SS blogs here said...

That looks like a lovely cake!! Happy new Year, Cham!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Cham
How are you? I liked your comment at my BBQ blog .
This is a very nice recipe...I am off baking but feel like making it.
Have a nice week

PreeOccupied said...

What a beautiful-looking cake. I love it. The name conjures up the image of Nigella sneaking off into her kitchen in the silence of the night and devouring on a cake.

Satya said...

Wonderful cake cham... great one..

Sujatha said...

The cake looks awesome! Happy New Year, Cham!

Uj said...

Beautiful cake.. to me too waiting for the butter to come to room temperature is a big pain..I love to bake when I have the mood and often forget to plan before hand.. Would love to have it warm with cold vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.. definitely not low calorie

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow... your cake looks super-moist and soft.. Love the simple process and the topping...


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