Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Though I started baking sometime back, and have made many heart shaped cakes in my heart-shaped tray, I was never inclined to post the cake recipes. Mainly because I never got to take any good pictures.

Even today's picture has been taken from my mobile camera, so the quality might not be that great. I baked this cake yesterday, but hey, it is Valentine's Day, so here's wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's day.



Recipe is adapted from Sunita's blog, and what caught my eye was the name - nutty chocolate cake. My daughter will not have any other cake than chocolate, and some grounded nuts sounded great, since she doesn't eat whole nuts either. I followed the recipe except for the sugar, I just powdered normal sugar.

Of course, the batter was more, so I also had enough to bake a small 6" round cake from it.


The colour of the cake is a mystery to me. I have noticed that every time I use Hershey's cocoa instead of the Cadbury's cocoa powder, the colour is extremely light after baking. Has anyone had the same experience?

I just served the cake with some Hershey's chocolate syrup. I do not have pictures of the slices.

10 comments:

Simran said...

I use Hershey's extra dark cocoa and the cake's almost black.

You can also add half a cup of coffee to get a darker cake.

Mystical allure! said...

Good one Shreya .. Ya, As Simran said, try using coffee decoction also to get a darker said...

Torviewtoronto said...

first time here this looks delicious
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Cooking Foodie said...

If it tastes good, dont care abt the color... i usually havent had trouble with color though... even with Hersheys

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:-)
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Posting Load and Truck said...

Delicious, breakfast.

Maha Gadde said...

yummy luking cake..very well done..

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