Even though my love for food is indisputable, the art of culinary has still not got me through. Some random cooking and salad tossing still works, but baking has never been my forte. I have always been stunned to see young girls of class seven baking cupcakes and whipping desserts flawlessly.
However, my first, unabashedly self proclaimed successful attempt of baking a chocolate cake has quite altered my thoughts on baking. So here’s a step by step guide on how to whip up a quick hassle free yumminess even if you know how to just boil eggs-quite literally!
Baking is all about the right quantity and the right timing. So keep all the ingredients right in front of you before you get started.
- 175g caster sugar
- 140g plain flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 100ml Oil
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla/chocolate essence
- chocolate chips
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl- Sugar,flour, cocoa and baking powder.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs till foamy. Add oil, flavoured essence and 100 ml hot water to give it a good consistency.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and smooth it out to a lump free batter. Use a manual mixer or an electronic one whichever suits the bill. I used both.
Add choco chips for the crunch.
Pour the mixture into the pan and pop out any air bubbles.
Now comes the most important part- Setting the temperature.
Set the microwave to Full Power 800 watts for good 6-7 minutes. Check by piercing in the knife and see if it comes out clean.
Voila! The choco chip Cake is ready. Take it out onto a cool rack. Let it chill for a while.
Meanwhile, Start working on the chocolate ganache.
Melt your favorite chocolate along with some milk cream in microwave. Stir it every 30 seconds while adding little bit of milk/water. This will add to its consistency and give it a glossy look.
Now start spreading this uber tempting smoothie onto the chocolate cake. Make sure its even. Grate some assorted flavored chocolate over this.
Now? Click some cool Instagram shots before you cut the slice to treat yourself to this well-deserved Heaven!
The whole recipe just takes 15 minutes and I am sure the taste of it will bring you back in the kitchen soon( This coming from a self proclaimed lazy bum!)
Some worthy realizations-
-When mixing the dry ingredients, make sure you sieve them. This will avoid lumps in the mixture.
-Avoid using cold eggs. Take them out an hour before to set them to room temperature. Otherwise, the mixture won’t emulsify properly.
-Ensure that the quantities measured are accurate. Use a knife to level out the ingredients at the measuring level.
-Do NOT fill the tin more than 3/4th of batter, as you need to leave space for the batter to rise, while it is being baked.