Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Chocolate Cake Loaf

    Off late my blogging consistency has gone from bad to worse ;)Little Girl's Kindergarten has reopened after a nice vacation and I'm attending Kindergarten again for 6 hours a day :).But things have shaped out so much better than I expected.Today is in fact one of the happiest days of my life.Today for the first time since her birth little girl stayed without me for 5 hours, and surprisingly she neither cried nor made a fuss.She's so attached to me that the teachers thought it would be impossible to separate the both of us.Guess God steps in when we lose all hope.Reminded me of one of my favorite quotes 'God can turn a mess into a miracle'.So I just thought I'll celebrate this with little girl's favorite chocolate cake. 
    I know that there are so many recipes for chocolate cake.But this one is adapted from Nigella Lawson's Chocolate cake recipe,she calls it foolproof and it sure doesn't disappoint you.What I love about it is its ease at preparing .And it has my favorite ingredient 'Condensed Milk'.There are three things that you'll always find my kitchen stocked with - Tuna,Corn and Condensed milk :) So off to the cake....


You'll Need:
For the Cake
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 225 g - 2 and 1/4 cups
Baking Powder - 1 leveled tablespoon
Cocoa - 30 g - 2 tbsp
Fine Sugar - 200 g - 1 cup
Butter(unsalted) - 100 g
Condensed Milk - 200 g
Dark Chocolate - 100 g(broken into small pieces)
Eggs - 2 (slightly beaten with a fork)

For the Ganache:
Chocolate - 250 g(broken into small pieces)
Double Cream - 250 ml

Method:
For the Cake:
-Preheat the oven to 180° C.
-Line the base of the loaf pan with parchment,butter the sides and dust with flour.
-Sieve the flour,baking powder and cocoa in a large bowl.
-Add the sugar,butter,condensed milk,chocolate pieces and 100 ml boiling water to a pan and heat until everything melts and turns into a smooth mixture,stirring occasionally.
-Add the melted mixture to the flour mixture and with a wooden spoon mix until everything is well mixed .Make sure that you don't over mix.
-Add the beaten eggs to this and beat on medium speed for 30 seconds.
-Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 35 -45 minutes.
-Let it cool for 10 minutes and remove it from the pan.

For the Ganache:
-In a double boiler over simmering water,melt the cream and the chocolate together until the chocolate melts.Then remove from the stove and stir until well mixed.
-Beat with a beater until it turns a little thicker and glossy.

Assembly:
-Split the cake into half horizontally and pour some of the ganache over the bottom piece,such that it covers the whole piece.
-Place the top piece over the bottom piece,when the ganache sets it acts like glue and sticks both the pieces together :)
-Now pour the remaining ganache over the whole cake,using a spatula to make sure that the whole cake is covered with ganache.
-Let the cake sit for 3 - 4 hours until the ganache is set and hard.Done !


Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Caking !

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42 comments:

  1. I know how kids can be attached to mothers but give them some time. They will be relaxed and enjoy their moments of schooling and being with their classmates. Guess its part of the process we have to go through.

    The whole cake is simply awesome and I particularly adore the choc topping on top. Its quite a try with condensed milk too though I have never did it before.

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    1. Thanks a lot Nava ! Yeah we all go through this phase !

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  2. So chocolatey, rich and irresistible!

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  3. my all time fav...will die for a slice any time...lovely

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  4. Lovely one dear, my knees go weak when I hear chocolate cake ;) This looks very tempting ! Nice way to celebrate ur lil loved one's victory :)

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  5. Wow the cake looks super moist.

    I guess now the mother has more issues to stay away from the baby :))Reni, once the kids get the hang of socializing they find their moms boring.It is very hard for moms to digest,including me.

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    1. Thanks Meena ! True Meena I never thought that I would find it difficult to let go of her :( OMG ,looks like I'll have to prepare myself !

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  6. Talking about consistency, gimme five ! ;) What a great cake for the little one ! Yum !

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  7. yes I too recently started sending my kiddo to kindergarten . She to was attached and was crying initially for 2 weeks.. With heavy heart I used to leave her n come, She is now happy about going there.. Last week she wasn't well and I dint send her to day care, she was missing her friends so much n also her tages mutter as they call here.. :) So she used to speak with friends over phone!. Now she started going back.. :) Happy that your kid is adjusted.. :) Nice cake indeed Reni.. :) Tempting .. The platter looks inviting

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    1. That's very sweet ! speaking with her friends over the phone eh ?? cute :) Thanks a lot dear :)

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  8. superb chocolate loaf... wanna grab that :)

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  9. Reni kids will adjust the new enivronment very easily. She is a good kids, we mom always worried about them. By the way chocoalte loaf cake looks yumm.

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    1. Thanks a lot Swathi ! Guess we mothers always worry :)

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  10. Perfectly baked chcocolate cake.. Very tempting.Shall i grab a piece?

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  11. fabulous cake...looks super delicious and tempting...stunning clicks..

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  12. wow, moist n perfect loaf cake..love it

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  13. Awww, hope the little one will be perfectly happy with the new settings :) The cake looks nice and moist Reni :) Nice clicks too!

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  14. It always happens with kids dear, your cake looks super fab and very very tempting...

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  15. this cake looks so dense and moist... i would really love to have a peice of it now!!!

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  16. I love chocolate and Nigella recipes both.. I made this once too (long before I started blogging) and it was really good! A great chocolate treat for your daughter's school re-opening Reni :-)

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  17. The cake looks ravishing, mouthwatering..

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  18. cake luks very chocolaty n perfectly baked out..yumy

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  19. Your chocolate cake loaf looks absolutely divine with that ganache...

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  20. those loafs looks super tempting......

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  21. Fabulous loafs, looks so inviting.

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