This is my all time favourite cake. Wanted to bake this for my friend for her birthday but unfortunately she is out of town. But I baked it for myself :).wanted some reason to bake and me and my hubby finished in no time :)..So here it goes ...
1/2 cup Cake Flour (1/2 cup Maida/All purpose Flour - 1 Tbsp Maida + 1 Tbsp Corn Flour)
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup Whipping Cream
Sugar as per taste
Lets make Cake
1.In a bowl sift the Flour,Cocoa powder,Baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
2.Seperate the egg yolks and whites.
3.Beat the egg whites using hand mixer till it becomes fluffy. Keep aside.
4.Now beat the egg yolk with sugar till it becomes creamy.Mix Butter and Vanilla essence to it.
5.Fold in the yolk mixture to egg white(step 3) gently.
6.Now Fold in the 1/3 rd of Flour mixture(step 1) at a time to this gently using spatula/whisk. Don't over mix. Mix once or twice.
7.Preheat the oven at 180 degree. I heat the microwave with convection mode for 7 minutes at 180 degree.
8.Grease the cake pan with oil and sprinkle flour .
9.Once all the Flour is folded into liquid mixture put the batter into greased cake pan.
10.once the oven is preheated keep the cake pan and bake at 180 degree for 20 minutes.(convection mode)
11.Keep checking after 20 minutes. Bake till toothpick inserted at centre of cake comes clean.
12.Cake is ready.Let it cool down.
Lets Make the Syrup when cake is getting ready:
1.Add the sugar and water and bring it to boil.
2.Switch off and add vanilla essence and allow it to cool completely.
3.You can prepare it well in advance and refrigerate it.
Lets Make the Whipped Cream:
1.Take the whipping cream in bowl. It will be better if we chill the bowl and beater in advance.
2.Beat the cream till it starts to hold peaks.
3.Add in sugar and beat until stiff peaks formed.
4.Don't over beat.It might turn into butter if you overbeat.
Lets Assemble Cake:
1.Divide the Cake into 2 parts by cutting at the centre of the cake horizontally. Keep the flat part of the cake to be on top while assembling.(which is the bottom of cake mould)
2.Keep the other side of the cake into serving plate and drizzle cake with 2 tbsp sugar syrup. Allow it to soak for 5 minute. Meanwhile drizzle top part of the cake with syrup too. Do not put more syrup it makes cake soggy. Let the cake be just moist.
3.Now put the whipped cream on first part (you can put cherries too) and then put the top part of the cake and put generous amount of whipped cream and decorate.
4.Decorate with grated chocolates and cherries.
5.Keep in refrigerate at least 4-5 hours.
6.Chilled tastes best.
Do try and share your experience by comments here or my Facebook page
I would love to hear from you all :)