Saturday, 18 February 2012

Chocolate Fudge Cake

It was my hubby’s birthday yesterday and as usual I started my baking plans well in advance…. The most confusing part was which cake to bake… Finally I decided on this Chocolate Fudge Cake from a cook book I have…..but instead of simply filling and spreading the icing on the cake I decided to do ruffle icing an idea I got from Amanda’s site… It was so easy to do this icing… only thing is that it requires a lot of icing, so I decided to fill the cake only with a thin layer of icing….. An ultimate birthday cake that all of us enjoyed very much!


Chocolate Fudge Cake
(Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens "Cooking for Today Cakes")
Serves- 12
Ingredients:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
3 oz (85gms) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
** ½ cup dairy sour cream (refer note)
**1 cup cold water (refer note)

Method:
  • Grease and lightly flour two 8 or 9 inch round baking pans.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixture till softened, add sugar and vanilla; beat till combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in cooled chocolate and sour cream. Alternately add flour mixture and cold water, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just till combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake in a 350F / 180C oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Fill and frost cake with Sour Cream- Fudge Frosting.
**Note: 
  • Instead of water I used strong dark coffee (1 tbsp instant coffee powder mixed in 1 cup water); thus my cake is in dark black colour.
  • To make sour cream, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar, in a measuring cup and add enough whipping cream to make 1 cup. 


Sour Cream- Fudge Frosting
Ingredients:
3 ounces (85gm) unsweetened chocolate
½ cup margarine or butter
* ½ cup dairy sour cream (refer above note)
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 cups sifted powdered sugar

Method:
  • In a medium saucepan melt unsweetened chocolate and margarine or butter over low heat. Remove from heat; cool. Stir in dairy sour cream and vanilla essence. Gradually add sifted powdered sugar, beating till smooth and spreading consistency.
Notes:
  • You may need a little more frosting than the original recipe if you are doing the ruffle icing.
  • Check this video to get an idea of how to do the ruffle icing.
  • If you don’t have sour cream, place 1 tsp lemon juice in a measuring cup and add enough cream to equal ½ cup.

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35 comments:

  1. that looks great swapna..i don think i will ever have the patience 2 do something like this though..doing the ganache icing for the cake i baked fr my husband itself was such a tedious job :)

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    1. Thanks Nisha :)...I felt this icing was very easy compared to ganache icing which I usually mess up at the end whenever I try to do it ;)

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  2. Beautifully & perfectly done ruffle icing!!

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  3. OMG !! the ruffle icing is awesome.

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  4. I am in love with the deep dark chocolate colour Swapna,bookmarking the cake to try.The icing looks perfect!!

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    1. Thanks Divya... do try the cake... by the way dark colour I got from the black coffee I added instead of water :)

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  5. perfect recipe..love the icing.bookmarked

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  6. The decorations is just stunning!

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  7. Lovely cake ... the dark chocolate colour looks so luxurious..:)) I have never seen this sought of icing..
    Awesome job..:)
    Rreva

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  8. wow..super looking cake...mouthwatering...icing irresistable

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  9. Super cake and decorated very nicely. Hope ur hubby had a great day

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  10. Birthday wishes to your hubby! The cake looks wonderful Swapna, loved the way you have frosted it, I must try it sometime!

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    1. Thanks Suma... do try it's very easy :)

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  11. Absolutely lovely, dear! like divya, me too's a big fan of dark choc cakes! looks light and the icing on top shows your grace, which an expert like you only can do!
    Belated wishes to your Hubby! :)

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  12. There's just something about chocolate on chocolate that melts our heart! :) Lovely frill too!

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  13. The cake looks great and ur frosting is so creative!

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  14. the frosting is jus super awesome..

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  15. That looks stunning Swapna... The ruffle icing is done so well... For me, I guess I will make atleast 5 disasters before I get it right :-)
    Very appealing and beautiful pics!

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  16. What chocolate did u use in the cake mix? The ruffle icing is a good idea, would love to try it but it looks daunting somehow. Good job.

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  17. Extremely beautiful cake!
    Looks sooooooooooooo delicious

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  18. I just saw your blog yesterday and am hooked onto it ever since...and I'm showing all your amazing work to my husband also, who is as appreciative as I am. Can I just say, this icing is more amazing than the blue icing I saw on Amanda's blog.

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  19. I'm gonna try the frosting today, hope it turns out to be good.

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  20. I tried this yesterday and didn't turn out exactly as I expected. I'm not sure if it was because of the chocolate. When you make it do you usually melt the chocolate with the heavy cream or on its own?

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    1. I melt the chocolate on it's on...

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  21. Hmm well I'm not sure what happened but mine took A LOT longer than 25-30min to bake. Just a little over an hour, more like!! And I did mine in just one MASSIVE cake tin, too so it shouldn't have taken too much longer.... It's not a bad cake though. I'm yet to ice it :)

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    1. I don't know how the cake took so much time... Are you sure you set the oven temp correctly?

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  22. Chechi, For this you used melted butter or cold butter for the cake? if not melted, how much is 1/2 C butter ? 50gm?

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    1. Butter should be at room temperature Chithra and 1/2 cup butter is 113gms...

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  23. k chechi........tx

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  24. Cake looks delicious and yummy !! Icing cake out too perfect !!

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  25. Hi swapna !! i am a fan of ur blog. have tried many of ur recepies. thanks for sharing all this. I have tried this icing. it was tasty but grainy. is it b'coz i haven't pwdered sugar finely. can i use icing sugar??/

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  26. Hi swapna !! i am a fan of ur blog. have tried many of ur recepies. thanks for sharing all this. I have tried this icing. it was tasty but grainy. is it b'coz i haven't pwdered sugar finely. can i use icing sugar??/

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