Thursday, 8 April 2010

'Bake or Shop' Day- Baked Chocolate Puds

Remember my 'sweet' cravings at night that i have mentioned before? Well, Tuesday night was one of those nights where i didn't want to have the Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche ice cream in my freezer, but wanted an ultra moist cake instead. Ro hates it when i am still in cooking mode after he gets back home, and acts all cute saying its 'together time' and hates it even more if i need to use a blender at 9 in the night. So i gave him a choice...shopping and baking is therapeutic for me..so if it wasn't baking, then it had to be shopping and yes i wanted a Prada bag, nothing less than that :) He said shop, but do it right now...which I obviously couldn't and so I just decided to go ahead and bake. I wanted to bake this walnut upside down cake, but Ro begged and pleaded to bake a chocolate cake instead. He is so chocolate biased, and he tricked me into making this boring chocolate cake. Considering I made it in a matter of 1hr, it was nice and spongy and served the purpose, but i so don't want to make a boring chocolate cake on my 'bake or shop' day again.
This is adapted from my moms, extremely easy, Beat & Bake Chocolate Cake recipe.

All purpose flour- 100gms
Sugar- 1 cup
Cocoa Powder- 45gms
Baking Powder- 1 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda- 1 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1/4 cup
Egg- 1 large
Milk-1/2 cup
Boiling water- 1/2 cup (add 1/2 a tsp instant coffee powder once it starts boiling)
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp

Pre heat oven to 170C
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add all the wet ingredients, except the boiling water.
Beat on medium for about 2 to 3 minutes and add the boiling water. Fold in the batter...not too much, just enough to mix it well. It may be a bit runny, but its ok.
Transfer to greased cupcake moulds or a 6" cake pan. Cook for about 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes before you take the cupcakes off the mould.
I greased some ramekins and poured the batter into those. I got 6 normal cupcakes and 4 ramekin puds.

Notes: You can use a little less than 100gms of butter for oil.
I screwed up with the oven temperature, and so after baking it on 170 for 25 minutes, i reduced it to 150 and cooked for another 30 minutes.
My cupcakes were ready in 40 minutes.

19 comments:

miri goes phishing! said...

nish...it looks DIVINE!!!!....they look so soft n' moist....n' plus you have made it so sound simple...i just love the snaps....

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so beautiful and really very tempting..

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pic..Looks awesome..yummy and perfect..

Tina said...

Looks delicious and mouthwatering..

Jagruti said...

wow..pics looks awesome! Cakes looks really really yummy and mouthwatering!

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Kamalika said...

awesome...lovely snaps and the cakes r tooo lovely...very tempting toooooooooo.....a very good choice for a 'bake or shop day'..:)

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PJ said...

oh wow, looks so beautiful and delicious. i love the small portion size. the real chocolate cake is usually too big for me and the worst part is i end up finishing it all by myself, which is even worse for my waist-line! so i second with your husband, this cake is the way to go on regular days :)

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! Moist and delicious choco cake. Great pictures too..

Nithya said...

Looks fantastic. I love anything chocolaty.. so I am sure I would love this too.. gonna try it out soon. :) yummy pics :)

Gulmohar said...

such a decadent cake...beautiful pics too :-)

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful chocolate cake, looks soft, spongy and moist..yumm!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simply fabulous dear. I love the fact that you individually-portioned them in ramekins. Chocolate cakes make me lose control..Looks perfect!

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vineetha said...

Oh no Pls dont call chocolate cakes boring..Its my fav :)

Yasmeen said...

lovely rich color,chocolate anything is always so tempting :D

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wow.. looks awesome.. really delicious... I am very glad that i am your 50th follower..

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