June 20, 2011

Rich Chocolate Cake

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

So there are these cupcakes and they're just amazing. People expect me to bring them along when I'm invited to dinner parties and if I don't bring them out with tea after my own dinner parties then they're actually disappointed. And I can't totally blame them, they're pretty good actually. Light, chocolate, moist; just great little cupcakes.

But "light" doesn't translate well when you make this recipe in a larger cake size. It ends up more like pretty dry. So after some research and test recipes I came across this recipe that works great as a cake (haven't tried it in a cupcake size, if you do, let us know!) It's rich, dense and very chocolatey, just like a chocolate cake should be!

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water 

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
      3. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" round pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.Cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
      1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
      2/3 cup cocoa
      3 cups powdered sugar
      1/3 cup milk
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed.


        1. masha`allah sis ... thats looks great ... i myself dont like chocolate cake ... but my kids do .... so insha`allah i hope to try this ...jazak`allah khair

        2. looks good mashaAllah. I used the same recipe couple of days ago but i made chocolate mousse frosting. I felt the cake was too sweet for my taste. Nothing beats THE chocolate cupcake recipe of urs hehe mashaAllah!

        3. I think I've tried a recipe similar to this one before...masha'Allah yours looks fantastic! Great job :)

        4. Umm Imran, I'm sure the kids will love it!

          Wow, didn't realize this recipe was so known...I'm always the last to find out about these things! :) I love chocolate so this was right up my alley, but yes Rabiya, the cupcake recipe is classic!

          Jazakillah khair Nourhan, my pics cant rival yours though, masha'allah !

        5. delicious looking cake I like cakes without butter
          maashallah it looks wonderful

        6. OMG that looks amazing! im not a huge chocolate fan myself, but these look amazing!

        7. Torview: you don't even miss the butter here, its so rich without it!

          Thanks Samar!:)


        Tell me what you think! As always, feedback and reviews are appreciated...happy cooking!