Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sri - Lankan Chocolate Cake

Can anybody say no to a Chocolate Cake which is Super Moist ,Chocolaty and Delicious .. I don't mind having chocolate cakes for all my meals . ( he he he ) . I do not know who invented this recipe but we all Srilankans will say this is a Sri-Lankan Chocolate Cake Recipe. Trust me ..If you are using this recipe nothing can go wrong and you will never go back to the box mix or for a store bought cake. 

Last month i had worked with Quite a  few Chocolate Cakes . I really loved making each and every cakes .


The face was made with Icing sugar
( I will be writing another post on how i made the face on the cake)

So here comes the recipe for the Cake . 
  • All Purpose Flour - 200 g
  • Cocoa Powder - 50 g
  • Butter - 250 g 
  • Sugar- 250 g
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 TBLS
  • Milk - 1/2 Cup
  • Eggs - 5 ( Small ) if the eggs are medium - use 4 
  • Baking Powder  - 2 TSP
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 TSP
  • Salt - Pinch

But i do not have a particular formula for the Chocolate butter cream frosting . I normally follow 2:3 formula for butter cream ( which is for 100g butter i use 150g icing sugar ) . 

For the Chocolate butter cream  i use
  •  Butter - 1 Stick
  •  Icing Sugar - 1 1/3 Cup + 2 TBL
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/4 Cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 TSP
  • Milk - 1- 2 TBLS
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter cream topped with chocolate Ganache and Homemade Caramel sauce , decorated with chopped roasted pecans and  Strawberries

Instructions :

For the Cake:
  • Grease and align 2 * 8" Cake pans with the parchment paper .
  • Pre- heat the oven at 350F.
  • Sieve all the dry ingredients to make sure there is no lumps  
  • In a bowl , cream the butter and sugar till the butter turns fluffy .
  • Now add eggs one by one and beat till they are so well incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla essence and beat .
  • At this stage make sure the sugar is totally dissolved and the batter will be light yellow in color and creamy in texture.
  • Divide the dry ingredients into 3 portions.
  • Add the dry ingredients and milk alternatively and fold.
  • Make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed well .
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 30 - 35 Minutes .
  • Mine was done in 30 Minutes .
  • You could check the cake by inserting a tooth pick if it comes out clean it is done .
  • Once the cake is done , Put it in the Cooling rack and allow it to cool down .

For the Chocolate Butter Cream:

  • Cream the butter really well . 
  • Add the icing sugar and beat till it is creamy.
  • Add the Cocoa powder and Vanilla essence and beat well
  • Lastly add milk and beat till the icing is fluffy.
  • If you want the icing to be in spreading consistence you could add another 1-2 TBLS milk and mix .

Notes :

For the Cake:

This recipe  would make a 1 Kg Cake. ( without the frosting )
I used 2 x 8" Cake pans.
Make sure to weigh the ingredients including eggs .
Make sure  Butter , Milk and eggs should be in room temperature.
Never over beat the batter , it tends to make the texture of the cake harder.
Do not over fold / over mix .
Completely Cool down the cake before frosting it.

For the Icing:

Make sure butter is in the room temperature.
If you want a darker chocolate shade you should change the Cocoa powder and Icing sugar measurements  because i prefer the icing  to be the color which is in the pictures ).

Linking it to Cake Mela

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  1. Beautifully prepared cakes.. Very tempting.

  2. wow very very beautifully made cakes dear :) looks so yummm !!

  3. looks like a professional cake, well doen.

  4. Hey I tried your recipe it turned out really well, its soft , it came out the way i wanted , have tried chocolate cakes many times , didnt work for me the way i wanted, Thank you so much for sharing do post butter cakes and ribbon cakes recipes please !!:):):)

    1. I am so glad that you tried the cake and Most importantly thank you for letting me know how it turned .
      Sure butter cake and ribbon cake are in my do list . Will post the recipes as soon as i can.

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    Thank you Shey for sharing this great recipes with us.. My son Loves this... thank you :) :) :)