Simple Chocolate Cake
- All-purpose flour – 1 Cup
- Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 3 Table spoons
- Baking Soda – ½ Tea spoon
- Salt – 1 Pinch
- Milk – ½ Cup
- Instant Coffee powder – ½ Tea spoon
- Egg – 2 Nos
- Vanilla Extract – 1 Tea spoon
- Powdered Sugar – 1 Cup
- Vegetable Oil – 1/3 Cup
- Make sure that all the ingredients are in room temperature.
- Pre-heat the oven at 180 Degree Celsius (350 Degree Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.
- Grease a 7 inch round cake pan and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt; keep aside.
- Combine together milk and coffee powder; set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla extract together using an electric hand mixer in a medium-high speed for about 3 minutes. (While beating the eggs, make sure that you move the egg whisk (egg beater) in a single direction; either clock wise or anti clock wise)
- Add powdered sugar and continue beating for another minute.
- To this mixture, pour vegetable oil and beat for yet another minute.
- Now pour the milk and coffee mixture and continue beating for 30 seconds in low speed.
- To this mixture, add the powdered ingredients (step 4) little by little and gently mix using a spatula to form a smooth cake batter. (Do not use the electric hand mixer)
- Pour the chocolate cake batter to the greased baking pan. Tap the pan on a counter top to release any air bubbles in the cake batter.
- Bake it in the pre-heated oven at 180 Degree Celsius (350 Degree Fahrenheit) for about 30 to 35 minutes (Until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the chocolate cake comes out clean.)
- Remove from the oven and let the cake sit in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a long knife around the edge of the baking pan. Then, twirl the cake out on the racks so that it cools completely.
If you wish to, garnish the chocolate cake with your favorite frosting.
Author: Shaan Geo
According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me the passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.