Some people feel baking a cake is very daunting, lots of ingredients, lots of careful measuring etc. Here I will share a decadent chocolate cake recipe which is very easy to make. Its a one dish chocolate cake, with simple ingredients and no compications.
1 cup all purpose white flour (maida)
1/2 cup of cocoa powderr
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup of butter milk (to make butter milk at home, just add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to half cup of milk and leave it to rest for 20 minutes)
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of boiling water or hot coffee
Heat the oven to 175 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar. cocoa, salt, baking powder together. Mix in the eggs and stir. Mix in the butter milk and the oil and stir. Lastly mix in the boiling hot water or coffee and mix well. Pour into a greased cake tin and bake till a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted. Around 30–40mins.
FOR THE GANACHE:
1/2 cup of heavy cream
300 grams of milk chocolate chopped
Strawberries for decoration
2-3 Tablespoons of dark rum for flavor (optional)
Heat the cream and add the chopped chocolate and stir till well melted. Leave to cool, Add the rum if you want to It will thicken. When the cake is cool. slice it in the middle and spread some of this chocolate ganache on it. Cover the cake and spread the ganache on it, Decorate with chopped strawberries