Monday 11 July 2011

Ultra Moist Chocolate Cake

I am taking a break for two months. We are leaving for our much awaited holiday in Rome, Venice, Paris and a 7 day Mediterranean cruise and after that I will be away in Kerala for a month. I will be back in Kuwait only by September. I won’t be able to visit your blogs or answer any of your comments or queries on time, but will do so as soon as I am back. I have tried to schedule some posts to keep this space alive. Wishing you all a wonderful summer vacation!

When Maria posted this recipe for Ultra Moist Chocolate Cake; she said she had waited 6 years to get this recipe. And her pics and descriptions were so tempting I really wanted to make this before I leave for my vacation and I got the perfect reason to finish off the left over butter :).  Made this over the weekend and no wonder the amount of butter and oil that went into this cake made it extremely moist and tasty!!! I didn’t do the icing and this is a perfect cake to serve with a scoop of ice cream!

Ultra Moist Chocolate Cake
(Recipe Source: Maria’s Menu) 
Milk – 1 1/2 cups
Butter – 100 gms (1/3 cup + 2 tbsp approx)
Oil – 1/4 cup (I used sunflower oil)
Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
Self Raising Flour – 1 cup
Egg – 1 beaten, room temp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1 cup + 2 tbsp (250 gms)

  • Preheat the oven @ 180 C/350-375 F, 10 mins before baking.
  • Heat together milk, butter, oil & cocoa powder till the butter melts. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Add flour, baking soda, sugar & beaten egg to the cooled wet ingredients.
  • Beat it well using an electric beater or hand whisk till it is mixed well.
  • You can either use it to make cupcakes or cake. (I made 24 cupcakes with the above qty).
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15- 20 mins for the cupcake & 25- 30 mins for the loaf cake. The baking time can vary depending on each oven.
For cupcakes: Line your cupcake tin with paper liners pour 3 tbsp of batter in each case.
For cake: Grease your cake tin well & line with parchment/baking paper. Pour the batter.
Substitution for self raising flour ~ to get 1 cup self-raising flour, add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder+ 1/4 tsp salt to 1 cup all purpose flour.

For Ganache:
Whipping cream – 1/2 cup
Baking chocolate – 3/4 cup
  • Place the baking chocolate/ chocolate chips in a bowl.
  • Heat the whipping cream on low flame till small bubbles start appearing around the edges.
  • Pour the heated cream to the bowl with choc chips. Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Whisk it using a manual whisk. This will give you a liquid consistency ganache. If you want to thicken the ganache for spreading, place the bowl on some ice & whip it. It will start thickening.
  • Spread the ganache on cooled cupcakes/cake.

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  1. Looks ultra moist indeed ....yummy

  2. Cake looks superb Swapna! Thanks again dear for trying it & also a special thanks for posting it at your place :)

    Wish you a wonderful n fun filled holiday! Take care...


  3. looks really moist and delicious..

  4. delicious looking cake looks yummy

  5. Looks really super soft..njoy ur vacation

  6. Looks moist n delicious....

  7. this looks delish just the way Maria's have inspired me to try that recipe soon...:)

  8. Wow what a delicious recipe! Love it! :)

  9. An utterly delicious looking recipe, any cake labelled ultra moist is a winner to me! I hope you have a wonderful couple of months, extremely jealous :)

  10. have a wonderful and safe trip. I have this recipe bookmarked too. Yours have come out super duper well :)

  11. woww... this looks delicious... i had tried this recipe before... i knw its super moist just like we see in these snaps.. :)

  12. I tried your recipe out and everyone loved it! They even compared it to Betty Crockers!! This has now taken over my Amma's chocolate cake recipe to become my new favorite. thanks!

  13. WoW! looks very moist and luscious.=)

  14. Hi there, I stumbled across this recipe somehow and I just have to say, this is by FAR the best chocolate cake I have made. It is extremely light and airy, exactly what I was looking for! Everyone that tastes it is blown away! Thank you so much!

  15. Its an awesome recipe....just tried chocolate cake....thanks for posting it....

    1. Thank you Julie for trying and glad you liked it :)

  16. extr-virgin olive oil for sunflower oil. wt do u think?

  17. I tried it and it is just very very very good. The kids and my hubby polished off 3/4 of the cake...


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