Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake Pic credit: Chitra Gupta

Thanks Chitra for the easy chocolate cake recipe 🙂

All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup (heaped)
Sugar – 3/4th cup
Refined Sunflower oil – 3/4th cup
Baking powder – ¾ tsp
Cocoa Powder – 1/4th cup
Vanilla essence- ½ tsp
Eggs – 4 nos

For Icing:  Chitra used the ready-made Pillsbury chocolate icing on this cake. To make your own home made icing you can use the following. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, add fresh cream to it. Initially it will become a bit hard, but keep adding the cream and stir well, till pouring consistency is reached.

  1. Whip the eggs and sugar together in a blender, till the sugar dissolves completely, and the consistency is slightly creamy
  2. Then add the vanilla essence and refined oil to the egg sugar mixture, whip again thoroughly
  3. In the meantime, sieve together the maida, cocoa powder, and baking powder
  4. Grease a baking dish and lightly dust with maida
  5. Gently add the whipped mixture to the flour mixture, stirring continuously, beating the mixture till air bubbles are visible on the top.
  6. Gently pour the mixture into the greased tin and bake in pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.
  7. Check with a knife to see if done, cool.
  8. Cut the cake into two equal halves, (use a thread to get a clean cut)
  9. Slather the icing onto both the halves, join them again
  10. Cover the cake with the icing, place in the fridge to cool and the icing to set
  11. Later you can dust the cake with icing sugar, using a sieve, (can use any stencil too, to create patterns)

*for a healthier version, replace all purpose flour with wheat flour. The cake will be browner but tastes equally good.

Chitra Gupta is a homemaker and a mother of two lovely kids. She believes in making food interesting and enticing through lots of experimenting. She ensures her family has healthy food through the week. However, some days she believes in some sinful indulgence too!