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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rich dark Chocolate cake - the best I've ever baked!

I have been keeping insanely busy with an assignment that I am scheduled to complete by this weekend.I am really glad that I wrote my earlier post about my hair loss ordeal and how I got artichokes to make things better for me. So many of my friends dropped in to say that they felt encouraged about using artichokes for their hair loss problems. Many left a caring note.I am really overwhelmed by all yours thoughts. My preoccupation kept me from visiting each of your blogs and leaving a 'thank you' note - something that I try to do usually.But that does not mean that I felt any less. Thank you, my dear friends!
 The weather has been really going crazy here. After an impromptu snowfall curtain-raiser last week, that lasted just a day, the temperature soared up to almost 64 degrees this week. Leave alone snow, I can't even keep my woolens on when the sun is high up! And to add to that, the winds have been causing mayhem since last evening. I let open the windows in the den to let the spicy, cool winds blow in and how I loved it swoosh into the room swaying against the blinds.Sipping on a cup of hot lemon tea, a light crocheted shawl draped lightly around my shoulders, I watched amused as a flock of geese cackled happily and scurried about in the choppy waters of the lake overlooking my balcony.Mesmerizing wonders of nature that make you forget everything else!
 A couple of weeks back, I had baked the richest, densest and most fabulously moist Chocolate cake I have ever baked!It had a gnarled appearance on the surface owing to the richness bursting through from inside - but I felt so rewarded when I took a bite.Have been saving it up in my draft to share with you friends. So for today's post, here is the recipe for a lovely moist Chocolate cake. Stay well and keep well till next time!

Rich dark Chocolate cake
You will need:
All purpose flour - 2 and 1/2 cups
Unsweetened dark cocoa - 1/2 cup (I used Hersheys)
Granulated sugar - 1 and 3/4th cups
Baking soda - 2 teaspoons
Melted Butter - 2/3rd cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
2 large eggs
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Plain Yogurt - 1 cup
Boiling water - 1 cup
Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1/2 cup

How I made it:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a square baking tin with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, add the sugar and dark cocoa and mix. Next add the flour, baking soda and salt to the sugar and cocoa and give another good mix.Keep aside for a minute or two.

3. Next add in all the wet ingredients one by one except the boiling water - eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and plain yogurt. Using  an electric beater or a slotted spatula, start whipping and mixing everything together. The batter will eventually become a bit heavy, when you will need to add the boiling water little at a time to make the batter pliable.

4. When the batter is done, transfer to the baking tin. strew the semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly on top of the batter so that the chocolate chips are visible and soft on the surface when the cake is finally baked.
 5. Bake on high for 30-35 minutes and when a toothpick comes out clean, you know your cake is done. Cool on a cooling rack or just like that before serving. You may top with whipped cream or ice-cream if you wish, but for me - just the cake as such tasted divine. Do give it a try!

Linking this to 'Death by Chocolate Blog Hop' being hosted by The Hungry Australian.  
Check out the Blog Hop and join in the fun by linking up your entries below!

45 thoughtful musings left behind...:

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Sudha, your chocolate cake sure looks tempting, very delicious. This is to die for, forget about diet, can I have 1 slice? LOL Have a nice day.

notyet100 said...

Umm this looks yum,,even I baked something chocolaty :)

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

Definitely a chocolate indulgence! Best wishes!

faseela said...

wow......that is really awesome dear....chocolate cake is all time fav.....cant resist seeing this dear.....superb...shuld give a try 4 sure

JJ @ 84thand3rd said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for joining the hop!

Christina @ The Hungry Australian said...

This looks very rich and very delicious - definitely Death by Chocolate!
So glad you were able to join this bloghop. Best wishes for your ongoing health issues.

Julie at Burnt Carrots said...

This is killing me! We have a little over one week left of our Paleo challenge and all I want is this cake!

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe..A must ty one


Indulge said...

this is definitely a death by chocolate kind of cake. The weather here in NJ is also becoming unpredictable. The days are very cold and weekends are all rains. Still no Snow. Makes me sad and happy at the the same time. Want some snow to wash off the allergies and virus in the air but the thght of all the shoveling gives me pain. Njoii the warm days while they last.
Love Ash.

Athisaya Divya said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. That is one luscious chocolate cake!

The Better Baker said...

Oh how awesome that cake looks - I'm sure it's very tasty. Love the blog hop - thanks for sharing it all.

Lizzy said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! I think you know my family would go crazy for this cake!!! So fun to have you in the Death by Chocolate Blog hop :) I finally made a yummy lentil soup, but I think the month will run out before I get to blog about it :( But I will get to it eventually...it's really yummy! Have a great week, my friend!

Jennifer A. Wickes said...

This looks delicious. I love the name of your blog!

Amina Khaleel said...

your chocolate cake looks so delicious... i am sure it would have tasted great...

Blackswan said...

Hey Sudha, this is amazingly lovely! I could smell it from all the way here. Lol! So may I have some pls? Hahaha!

Ann said...

YUM! I sure do love anything chocolate! This certainly looks rich and dense! YUM!

Umm Mymoonah said...

OMG! Absolutely delicious,love it with the oozing chocolate inside.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

oh my goodness... look at all that chocolatey deleciousness packed in a cake! its making me bake one right now :)

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kankana said...

I love dark chocolate and so this cake is a sure shot fav of mine!

Tina said...

Love the theme of this blog hop! The picture of your cake really draws you in. The dark almost black cake tells me that this is rich and decadent. Also, you can get a pop of a chocolate chip in your bite. All of those factors do make it a winner in my book! Chocoholics will come running for this one. Great post.

maha said...

wow..cake looks simply delicious..it just tempting me.adding chips gives a crunchy and sweet taste to the cake...loved it

http://thenovicehousewife.wordpress.com said...

The cake does look sinfully good! I finally got the Liebster award post up! Thanks for passing it along to me and sorry for the delay!

By the way, artichoke for hair loss- I need that! Thanks for the tip!

Now Serving said...

First time here and the event that you are hosting sounds funny and great! Death by Chocolate, but what a way to go, no?
Haven't been busy baking much - New Year resolve to cut back on the dessert front - Enjoyed my visit here and will be back. Please do stop by my blog and love to have your join my culinary adventures too :) cheers, priya

Claudia said...

You're killing me softly here! I am "mindfully eating" and today have been craving sweets. And here you are with the most moist, deep, rich chocolate cake - I am in danger of baking it. And eating all of it.

kitty said...

This sounds so incredible, Sudha! I LOVE chocolate & adore the deep, dark flavor of it. Your cake would surely hit the spot for me. Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend!

Balvinder Ubi said...

Well, it does look rich and dark.

Nithu Bala said...

Cake is so delicious..You have a wonderful blog..happy to follow you..drop at my blog when you have time:-)

LinsFood (Azlin Bloor) said...

Looks heavenly! Just the sort of indulgent food on a cold, rainy day! xx

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Hema said...

Love the dark color, I could've a piece with my coffee or tea..

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الحل تقدمه لكم شركة العربى وهى أفضل
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نا فى شركة العربى على أحسن تقنيات نقل الاثاث بداخل وخارج
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خصيصا لنقل العفش

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