I would say that this is the best chocolate cake recipe ever, it is moist, fudgy, soft and almost like eating a chocolate bar. I loved the little rum flavour wafting through the cake. But you can entirely leave it out. Since it is christmas, one of my viewer asked for a rum cake, i thought of adding rum to the cake and make it even more special.
I never thought that this cake will turn out this good. It was so moist and just amazing. I would say that this is the best chocolate cake you ever make and ever eat.
Adding hot water makes this cake incredible fudgy. Also the little coffee mixed with hot water will bring the chocolate flavour out and makes it more chocolaty.
This can be made for your kids birthdays as well. You can decorate it with any frosting as you like. Check out all my frosting recipes.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 slices
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 cup / 240 grams
Cocoa Powder – 3/4 cup / 80 grams
Sugar – 2 cup / 400 grams
Baking Powder – 2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Instant Coffee Powder – 1 tsp
Buttermilk – 1 cup / 240 ml
Eggs – 2
Oil – 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vanilla Essence – 2 tsp
Rum – 2 tblspn (optional)
Boiling Water – 1 cup / 240 ml
BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE : Mix 1 tsp of lemonjuice into 1 cup of warm milk and leave it for 10 mins
CUP MEASURE : My 1 cup measures 240 ml
Preheat oven to 170 Degree C. Line two 9 inch (18 cm) baking tray with parchment paper and oil it well. Set aside till use.
Take flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a sifter and sieve it.
Add in sugar and mix well.
Take eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla in a jug and mix well.
Pour this into the dry ingredient and mix well.
Now add coffee powder to hot water and pour that into the batter. Mix well.
Pour this into two prepared tin and bake it for 30 to 40 mins.
Remove it from oven and let it cool down for 15 mins. Now flip over to a cooling rack and peel off the parchment.
Let this cool completely. Now decorate it with frosting.
Let it chill for 30 mins in fridge and serve.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Line two baking tin with parchment and oil it really well|
|Take flour in a sifter|
|add in cocoa, and salt|
|add in baking powder|
|and baking soda|
|sieve it together|
|Add in sugar|
|in a separate jug, crack two eggs|
|add in oil|
|add in buttermilk|
|along with vanilla|
|add a dash of rum|
|mix all well|
|meanwhile bring 1 cup water to a boil|
|transfer it to a jug|
|add in coffee powder|
|now strong coffee done|
|pour this over the batter|
|Pour this into two prepared pans|
|now flip over|
|peel off the parchment|
|let this cool completely now..|
|I prepared the rum chocolate frosting|
|use a bread knife to slice of the top|
|place it in a plate|
|cover with strips of parchment|
|dollop with frosting|
|place another cake|
|with a dollop of frosting|
|spread it out|
|cover the sides as well|
|remove the strips of parchment|
|top with sprinkles and silver balls|
|slice and serve|