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Monday, September 5, 2011

200th Post- Best Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


                                                                                          
      Dear Blogger Friends and Fellow Readers, first of all let me admit a slight oversight of mine. A week earlier I completed my 200th post ( Egg Chaat) and during the course of viewing all beautiful recipes of my fellow bloggers and preparing about my subsequent posts , I completely forgot about mentioning about my 200th post. However, all said and done, it is a fact that without continued support and encouragement of all my Blogger friends and readers, my blog would not have lasted so long. So, please accept my heartfelt gratitude and acknowledgement for viewing my blog and providing with your valuable feedback. Today's post is my 202th recipe called Best Moist Chocolate cake. I believe that this recipe needs no introduction and readers from the entire world know this is a dessert to which nobody can say no. Children from 4 to 80 years love the taste of it. Now a days due to health awareness, there are sugerless and eggless versions also available. But the taste of the cake is unmatched . I  had made this special cake for my very dear friend's b'day. Whom I wish a speedy recovery..... 
     
                                                                                                     
   Ingredients:
  Dry Ingredients:          
  1 + 1/2 cup All purpose flour
 2 tbsp + 1/4 tsp Cornflour
  2 cups granulated Sugar
  3/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa
  1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  1 tsp salt
 Wet Ingredients:
  2  Eggs
  1 cup Milk
  1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  1 cup Water, boiling

Method:

      Grease a pan with little butter. Pre-heat the oven for 175 C/ 350 F. Sift and combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat eggs and add milk, oil, and vanilla essence.With the help of an electric mixer mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until all ingredients are blended and smooth.Now stir in boiling water by hand. By this time the batter will be runny. Pour the thin batterinto the greased tin. Bake at 175 Degree C for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.Cool for 10 minutes in pan on rack then remove from pan and cool completely before decorating. 




                                                                   



  To Decorate the Cake:
 Some Silver beads
 Chocolate curls

                                      
Recipe source: Joyof Baking
For Chocolate Ganache: 
200 gms semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
2 tbsp Unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy Cream
2 tsp Honey

Method:
Place the chopped chocolates in a microwave safe bowl. Heat cream and butter together in a bowl on medium heat till the first boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream-butter liquid over the chopped chocolates and let it sit for few minutes (don't stir). Gently stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny. 
Now place the cake on a flat surface, insert few toothpicks to mark the center portion of the cake  all the way around and with the help of dental floss / thread, slice the cake by moving it back and forth through the cake. 
                                                                       
Now pour 2 tbsp of ganache on top of one layer and let this set in for few minutes in a refrigerator. Now take out the bottom layer of the cake from fridge and set the other layer on top of ganache layer cake. Now place the cake on a wire rack and put the wire rack on top of a large baking sheet (to catch any excess ganache that drips from cake.) Then pour the ganache into the center of the cake. Working quickly, spread the ganache with a large metal spatula or knife, using big strokes to push the ganache over the sides of the cake. Sprinkle some chocolate curls to decorate the top and the sides. 

                                                                         

77 comments:

  1. wow..looking irresistibly tempting! T.Deb

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  2. Awesome! Keep inspiring with your wonderful recipes :)

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  3. Congratulations and wishing u many more ....
    cake looks perfect and very tempting dear:)

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  4. Congrats and wish you many more celebration ahead sweety ....cake looks fab ....

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  5. Congrats and a very tempting cake!

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  6. Congrats and thanks for this delicious cake on my B'Day! It was yummy... :-)

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  7. Congratulations!! Lovely and delicious looking cake.

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  8. Thank you friends for your quick words and sweet wishes

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  9. I always wanted to try out ganache, looks so perfect,shiny and awesome decoration,perfect for celebration... Congrats!!

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  10. congratulations deepa...cake looks awesome...yummy
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  11. Woweeee!!!! Congrats Deepa!!! This occasion calls for a mega celebration & this delightfully gorgeous cake is just perfect!!! Wishing u luck for many more such milestones...:))Even love the curls on top...Im in chocolate heaven!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. Congratulation on your 200th post.....!!!!
    and the tempting cake is a wonderful way to celebrate it...

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  13. Congrats.......This looks real yum!

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  14. Hi Dear. Hearty congrats to you on achieving the big milestone and also hope that ur friend is feeling better now. The cake must have made her beam with joy.
    Do try to be a part of this month's event with ur innovations :)

    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER and GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- FASTING FOOD

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  15. Congratulation on ur milestone dear... The cake looks so rich and yummy...

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  16. Congratulation to your 200th post. Chocolate cake looks so tempting and yummyyyy..

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  17. cake ta ja hoeche na...just superb...ak piece jodi petam.

    blogginf isnt easy especially food blogging. sekhane tomar 200 ta post kam katha nay. Congrats dear. aro anek bhalo bhalo bhalo bhalo anek bhalo posts koro.

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  18. Congratulations!!!! Cake looks very tempting and perfect to celebrate your 200th post....:)

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  19. wow. Congrats. A perfect way to celebrate Deepa.

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  20. Congrats and keep rocking .Cake looks superb

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  21. Congrats on ur milestone and wish u many more to come

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  22. congrats on ur milestone and the cake is a perfect one to celbrate the occasion.nicely done and beautifully decorated too

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  23. wonderful clicks..
    very nice! cake looks so professional! congratulations on 200 posts.. each is better than the next.
    here's to many more!

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  24. Congrats Deepa,perfect celebration for the milestone..

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  25. Congrats n this is so wonderful n yummy makes me drool on seeing the amazing clicks ..

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  26. Wow! what a beauty that cake is.... irresistible...a pure visual delight....I am booking u to make my birthday cake next year....and hooray!! on ur milestone....

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  27. Great recipe on ganache and the cake...Congrats on 200th post

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  28. simply awesome i m marking this to make this month for sure :)

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  29. Happy 200th. That is one gorgeous cake!

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  30. Lovely cake, looks so gorgeous, congrats on your 200th post

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  31. Congratulations! Beautiful and tempting cake for this special achievement...

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  32. Congrats on your milestone Deepa. This chocolate cake is just perfect to celebrate the 200th post. Keep Rocking!!!

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  33. Congrats Deepa, well done dear, keep on rocking..Btw cake looks extremely and highly prefect for a chocoholic person like me, fantastic..

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  34. Congratulations Deepa on achieving this milestone. May you see your 500th soon... The cake looks absolutely gorgoues!! Yummmmm :)

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  35. Congratulations on your 200th post. Keep up your good work as always.

    Cake came out really well. Perfectly decorated too.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  36. Perfect way to celebrate your success with this decadent cake! Congrats dear and continue your good work!

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  37. Congrats gal ~ what a milestone, shows your passion n dedication. Love your blog n recipes always n wish you million more posts to come! Hugs.
    The cake looks professional n absolutely scrummy.
    USMasala

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  38. Congrats on ur milestone.... the cake looks so moist n delicious , love the clicks too !!!

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  39. Congrats to the 200th post Deepa..this cake looks perfect to celebrate it- looks so decadent!

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  40. Ganache is one of the easiest icing,love it...it looks like a master piece Deepa..well done..and congrats for 200th psot..wish u many more posts dear!!!

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  41. Congrats on your milestone.And the cake looks highly addictive and incredible.

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  42. Congrats Deepa on ur 200th post! Wish u many more wonderful milestones!! The cake looks sooo stunning, delicious & mouthwatering!! Gorgeous! I am going to bookmark this!

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  43. Congrats dear on your 200th post wish u more like this..cake looks awesome..

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  44. Amazing and mind blowing cake dear. Congrats for your success.

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  45. Congrats on your 200th post Deepa! Wish you many many more to come! The cake looks awesome and delish, the choc curls look real neat, did u make them yourself?? Wow!!

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  46. Congradulation and wish you many more like this...Well i havent received the cake..drolling and waiting

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  47. hearty congrats Deepa dear - This is a rich and decadent and purrrfect way to celebrate this milestone - and wish you many many more :) cheers, priya

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  48. Congratulations on 200 posts! This cake looks wonderful. I wish I had a piece right now:)

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  49. Congrats on your 200th post..Keep up the good work..
    Cake looks absolutely divine n yummy..

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  50. Congrats on your 200th post, this cake looks simply irresistible, lovely presentation..

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  51. Congrats on your milestone dear. Love all your recipes wish you many more.

    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

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  52. Congrats on your milestones, this chocolate cake is out of the world.

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  53. Congrats on 200th post dear, cake is amazing Deepa..looks super delicious..

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  54. Congrats on your 200th post Dear and wishes for many more to come. The cake looks apt for the celebration, very beautifully decorated too.

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  55. What a lovely cake. Congratulations on 200 posts. That is a real blogging milestone. This is my first visit to your blog but I will be back. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  56. Congratulations! And that is a beautiful cake, fit for a celebration! Great job!

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  57. In my blog, a cute triple award is waiting for you. Plz collect it.

    Cuisine delights

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  58. In my blog, a cute triple award is waiting for you.

    Chandrani
    http://cuisinedelights.blogspot.com/2011/09/radhaballavi-dal-puri-cute-triple.html

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  59. Congrats dear..keep rocking
    Great job,chocolate cake looks divine..beautiful

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  60. Splurt! cake looks so beautiful and tempting a lot.

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  61. Lovely cake Deepa.. Congrats on achieving this mile stone..:) Best wishes for more years of happy blogging..
    Reva

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  62. Congrats on completing your 200th post! Super tempting cake, I am holding hard my carving for a piece of this delight!

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  63. Super congrats on your 200th post Deepa. You got me dear the word "chocolate". The cake looks something to fight and die for :)

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  64. Hey Dear, Iam so happy for you Deepa, you have created a mark. Heartiest congratulations dear! Gorgeous cake to celebrate this great moment, it looks so stunning. Save some for me :) Wishing you to achieve many more. San

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  65. Congrats Deepa. Wishing you many more. Perfect for the celebration. Looks gorgeous.

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  66. Hi Deepa,
    Stopping by again to let you know that you have been tagged in a game. Please visit me for more details. Thank you! :)

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  67. Wow.. looks amazing.. Love the look of it. And congratulations on the 200th post.. Wow :D

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  68. congrats on your 200th post..the cake looks absolutely fab!!!

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  69. Congrats for reaching the millstone,cake looks too good

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  70. Congrats on ur 200th.beautiful absolutely beautiful cake!

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  71. Congratulation on your 200th post.....!!!!
    and the tempting cake is a wonderful way to celebrate it...

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  72. YOu know something funny.. i don't like chocolates much but chocolate is my fav. I love it and you have made such a gorgeous decoration!

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  73. Congratulations on your 200th post dear! That's one delicious looking chocolate cake! Loved the shavings...oooo la la!!!

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  74. Congrats dear....thats one beautiful, perfect and tempting cake...good job..:)

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  75. Congrats on achieving this milestone Deepa ! THis is indeed a very long way u've come..this cake looks very inviting..beautifully decorated !
    Thank you for dropping by my space.....i've not been quite regular in blogging these days too :)

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  76. U have a gr8 space here..
    1st tym @ ur space... Happy following U
    Ongoing Event
    "HOLI HAI"
    "BEAT THE HEAT"

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