Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Anniversary Cake


Cake:
Ingredients:
1. Flour – 200 gm
2. Caster Sugar – 200 gm
3. Vegetable Oil – 175 gm
4. Baking powder – 1 ½ tspn
5. Cocoa powder – 2 tbspns
6. Eggs – 2
7. 1 tspn – vanilla extract
8. Sour cream – 150 ml
Process:
1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C , and butter and line 2 tins with parchment paper.
2. Put all the ingredients in your processor and blitz.
3. Now divide your batter equally in the 2 tins
4. Bake for 35 min.
5. Allow the cakes to cool for about 10 min, and turn them over to peel off the parchment paper.
6. Turn one cake upside down, and leave the other as it is.
Icing
Ingredients:
1. Unsalted butter – 75 gm
2. Dark chocolate chips – 175 gm
3. Icing sugar – 300gm or a little less
4. Sour cream – 125 ml
5. Golden syrup - 1 tbspn
6. Vanilla essence – 1 tspn
Process:
1. Melt the chocolate (and butter) on a bowl of simmering water. Let it cool completely
2. In your food processor, blitz the icing sugar once to remove any possible lumps.
3. Into the cooled melted chocolate add in the golden syrup, sour cream and vanilla essence. Fold in and whisk
4. Add the mixture to the icing sugar, process till everything combines.
Your icing is ready!
When the cakes cool completely, sandwich them, spread some cream in between them and on top and decorate with more chocolate, or other toppings!

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