Monday, March 25, 2013

Rich Chocolate Walnut Cake - Birthday Special

This post is dedicated for the most wonderful person in my life - My HUSBAND. Last week was my Hubby's Birthday and I thought of baking this cake for him this year. 



With the young kid around, its truly very difficult to keep or to do anything in the name of  SURPRISE. He kept on telling his dad that mom has a surprise for you on your birthday, giving him big and multiple hints. Finally I am glad that I some how managed to keep this as a SURPRISE for the birthday boy. The moment DH came from office, he saw this cake on the dining table with a super excited kid desperately waiting to have it. I couldn't really see any excitement on DH's face :( We celebrated and then while having dinner he asked me "Cake was super delicious. Where did you get that from?" Ohhh! it was then I realized that he still believed it was from some nearby Cake shop. When I told him I baked and decorated it at home, I could finally see that excitement on his face. Yes! I never baked a cake on any special occasions like birthdays or anniversary and this was the first time I thought of baking one for him. :) Glad I didn't spoil the day :)) 

Here's the recipe of Rich Chocolate Walnut Cake (Eggless) with Fudge Icing 



Recipe Source: Nestle MilkMaid FB Page ( recipe slightly modified)

Ingredients

Condensed milk - 1/2 tin (200g)

Milk - 1/2 cup (75 ml)

Dahi/ yoghurt / Curd- 100g

Butter - 100g

Maida/ All Purpose Flour - 1 cup (100g)

Cocoa powder - 25g

Sugar - 2 tbsp

Baking Soda - 1 tsp

Walnuts , chopped - 1/4 cup

Salt - A generous Pinch

Method

1. Bring condensed milk, butter, yoghurt, milk to room temperature.

2. Sieve Maida, Cocoa powder, Baking Soda and salt together.

3. Beat Butter,sugar and Yoghurt till light and creamy. 

4. Fold in the seived ingredients, alternating milk and condensed milk. Add chopped Walnuts.

5. Grease and dust the baking tin and preheat the oven to 180C.

6. Bake for 25- 30 mins till tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow it to cool for 5 mins and remove onto a wire rack.


Chocolate Fudge Icing

Ingredients

Condensed Milk - 1/4 tin (100g)

Butter - 50g

Cocoa - 2 tbsp

Method

1. Mix butter, cocoa and condensed milk and beat well. Microwave this for 20 secs and mix thoroughly.

2. Spread over the cake and leave it to set. Decorate it with grated White and Dark Chocolate.

Slice and Serve.








6 comments:

  1. Cake looks absolutely beautiful. Your husband must have really enjoyed it.

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  2. wow cake looks lovely !! and tempting me dear :)

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  3. Wow superb cake dear I am sure your husband is sup surprised. Can't believe you haven't baked for special occasion. This cake looks stunning and special. Belated birthday wishes to your husband

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  4. Walnuts are perfect match for the cakes..The cake looks delicious and appealing!!

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  5. Love the deco, unique and stunning. The hearts definitely symbolizes love and am sure your husband must have been impressed.

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  6. lovey cake dear am sure ur dear one really enjoyed it...

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