October 15, 2013
 Posted by Sowmya Dinavahi
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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Hello guys, I am happy to announce you all today that blog turns 1 today. “Gosh! It has been a year full of craziness and surprises… I still remember writing my first blog post and checking how many viewed my recipe and get disappointed seeing the views. Slowly viewers increased, my hubby bought me a DSLR and taught me how to use, very slowly I learnt how to take good pics and today I have more than 100 recipes on my blog, cooked, styled and photographed. It wasn’t easy, it took endless hours of browsing through the internet, working on my photography, disgust, irritation, frustration and a lot of other ‘ations… but all the hard work is worth it when someone mails you about your photography and recipes. During this year, I have a achieved a lot of goals that I have set for myself which made me happy beyond my wildest imaginations.

On this happy note, I want to announce you all that I changed the name of my blog to “Messy Kitchen Stories” (a name my husband would agree with ;) ) – A new continuation to my food journey and my passion for photography.

For all those newbies who landed on my blog for the first time, my blog was called “The tales of my cooking ” until now. From now on my kitchen is gonna be  more messy and every recipe on it  is gonna have its own story ;) Like a toddler, I took care of this blog with so much love and affection. All thanks to my hubby who supported me all the time. Without his support and confidence , my blog would have been impossible.

A celebration is impossible without a sweet treat . In our tradition , we always serve something sweet before we start anything new in our lives, as they call it, “Shubh Aarambh”.

So here you go guys, I am sharing this delicious “Chocolate fudge cake ” recipe with you all on the eve of first anniversary of my blog. Bless my baby and support as you guys always did.

Chocolate Fudge Cake
 
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Light and Moist Chocolate fudge cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 6 Large free-range eggs
  • 1 Cup Superfine sugar
  • 1⅓ Cups Chopped Good-quality Dark Chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids)
  • ½ Cup All purpose flour,sifted
  • 5 Tbsp cocoa powder,sifted
  • 7 oz Good quality Dark Chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), Chilled
Chocolate Coffee Buttercream
  • 21/2 Sticks butter,softened
  • 1 Cup confectioner's sugar,sifted
  • 11/4 cups chopped Good Quality Dark Chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids)
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pre-mixed strong instant coffee
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease the base and sides of two 8-inch round springform cake pans.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggs for 5 minutes on medium speed until pale and frothy. Add the superfine sugar and continue to whisk until thick and pale.Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a gentle simmer and melt the chocolate in a small bowl that fits over the pan without touching the water,stirring occasionally.
  3. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the flour and cocoa powder into the whisked eggs and sugar mixture, followed by the melted chocolate, and combine well.Pour into the prepared baked pans and bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Remove the cakes and allow it cool a little before removing from pans and transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
To Make Buttercream
  1. Beat the butter and confectioner's sugar in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan full of water to a gentle simmer and melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl that fits snugly over the pan without touching the water, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and coffee to the melted chocolate and combine ; it will start to become lumpy but don't get tensed. Add this to butter and sugar mixture,beating gently until glossy and smooth
  2. Trim off the rounded tops of cakes to form flat surfaces for the buttercream.Use a spatula to spread a dollop of buttercream on top of the first cake and spread it out towards the edges.Place the second cake on top, then frost the top and sides of the cake. Using a sharp knife, carefully scrape the shavings from chilled chocolate and scatter all over the cake .
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46 comments on “Chocolate Fudge Cake”

  1. Rumela Reply

    Congrats!! Lovely post… Can’t wait to try this yummy cake !

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot rumela :)

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks ezcookbook :)

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks

  2. Shema | LifeScoops Reply

    Love your blog and photography… I love the new look… All the best dear.. Wish you success and happiness!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot dear !!

  3. Shruti@Part Time Chef Reply

    Congratulations Sowmya! Loving the new look.Ttime does fly by..
    Wish you great success and great year ahead..

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot dear !!

  4. Allie Reply

    Happy Blog Birthday! This cake looks delicious. Can’t wait it try it!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot allie… It tasted delicious too :)

  5. Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner Reply

    Nice to meet you!!! Happy anniversary on your blog’s milestone. You have a beuatiful space with nice recipes and pictures!!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks shibi !!

  6. Radhika Vasanth Reply

    Love the new look. It is beautifully designed. Congratulations on the first blog anniversary. Wishing you many many more

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot radhika !!

  7. Princy Reply

    Beautiful blog here.Lovely cake to celebrate a new beginning :)

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks princy

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks princy for ur kind words :)

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks purabi naha !

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks dear

  8. Joyti Reply

    Congrats on the milestone! And the cake looks gorgeous – your photography is amazing!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks jyoti.. I am glad u liked it!!

  9. Sarah Reply

    That is a beautiful cake! And this is a wonderful blog!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog sarah !!

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  13. shey divine . Reply

    Chocolate cake .
    last month i have made 4 chocolate cakes ..
    still i am tempted ..
    Do visit ma blog ..
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    • Sowmya Reply

      I am glad u liked my work. Thankyou for visiting my blog :)

  14. Liz Reply

    Happy anniversary to your blog!!! And what a delectable celebratory cake! My family would love it :)

    • Sowmya Reply

      Thanks a lot liz !!

  15. sanjivni yatin Reply

    hi….lovely blog and lovely pictures.. i have a question about the recipe.. u have given two ingredients of chocolate… 1 and 1/3 cup ..in 2nd line and 7 oz in the last line…?? is there some error…should there be butter as an ingredient??? let me know….want to make this cake..actually, my friend made this for my birthday..and i loved it..so would like to try it…please reply..thanks..!!

    • Sowmya Reply

      Hello sanjivi , I am glad that you liked my work.. Coming to the recipe, There isn’t any mistake in my recipe. I added 1 1/3 cup of chopped chocolate shavings in the chocolate cake recipe and 7 oz chilled chocolate shavings for decorating the cake . No I dint add any butter in the cake, I used a little for greasing . I used butter in the buttercream :) Let me know how it turned out for u !

  16. sanjivni yatin Reply

    thank you so much..!!! :) i will try it soon!! and yes..i kept this page open since yesterday…that’s how much i loved the pic…!! lol..!!and will probably keep it open till i make it….in a day or two..!!

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