February 4, 2012


Devil Food cake

This is my first major frosted cake that i am making in my life. The frosting work and design has been little sloppy as i nearly lost my patience towards end :(.... But this also taught me a lesson that baking and to design a cake is no easy job and you need tons and tons of patience.

I wanted to make this for long but somehow always thought maybe some day during some occassion and dragged for long. But then finally i got a reason to make this coz its my BEST FRIEND VIDYA'S B'DAY!!.. HAPPY B'DAY SWEETHEART!!! She really is the sweetest devil in my life and have been with me through thick and thin. Now you all understood why i wanted to make this cake for her ;). As the name itself the cake is named Devil cake but when you eat its full of sweetness exactly like my vidhu is :) :)...
"Vidya, its sad that you are not near to have this share but we all will have on your behalf :) :)"


All purpose Flour (Sifted) - 1.5 cups
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Powdered white sugar - 3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter - 9 tbsp
Eggs - 2 nos (room temp)
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Water - 1 cup (boiled)
Cocoa Powder (Sifted) - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup packed

For the Frosting:
Butter - 3/4 cup
Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Semi Chocolate chips - 1.5 cups


Pre-heat oven to 180C/375F. Butter the pan in which you are going to bake.

Sift the flour with baking soda and baking powder and keep aside.

Sift the cocoa powder and to this add brown sugar and keep aside.

Boil 1 cup water and add to the cocoa and brown sugar mix and stir.

In a bowl, add the softened butter and white sugar and beat till creamy and pale. To this add the vanilla essence and beat once again. Then add the eggs and beat till pale. Add in the flour little by little and whisk till all the flour has been mixed. Now fold in the the cocoa mix to the flour batter. Fold in nicely till all the ingredients are mixed properly. Pour the batter to the buttered pan and keep it in oven. Bake for 40 mins or till cake test is done.

Recipe courtesy - Nigella Lawson

Meanwhile we will start preparing for the frosting. In a pan add water, butter and brown sugar. Keep over stove and when it starts to boil switch off . Add the chips to it and stir continuosly till the chips has been dissolved. Then keep aside for the mix to cool.
When cake is done, keep for baout 40-1 hour to cool. By that time the frosting mix also will cool down completely and will be thickened nicely.

Remove the cake to a plate and cut through the middle. Spread the frosting generously in the middle part of both cut side of cake and place them back together to look the same as before cutting. Then apply frosting again on all over the cake and place it in fridge to chill for some time. Maybe 20-30 mins. Cut and serve :)

Neetz ;)

If you do not prefer to cut the cake in middle, then pour the batter in two 8"round pan.

I am sending this over for the KIDS DELIGHT event conducted by Kavi and Srivalli  and VALENTINES EVENT


Priya Yallapantula said...

Can I join you in finishing that slice?

Hema said...

Very rich and delicious looking, I am yet to try my hand in cake decorating..great job dear..

Julie said...

Yumm yum superb cake,delicious!!Its perfect for the first time,Neethu..Great job!!

Erivum Puliyum

Roshu said...

Yummy & delicious cake.....mouth wateringggggg

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply heavenly looking cake. Would definitely love to indulge in it.

Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana said...

Looks super delicious and perfect.. simply inviting :)
Indian Cuisine

Ganga Sreekanth said...

mmmm......very neatly done !! looks so tempting !!

Padhu said...

Cake looks yummy and rich .

Elpiniki said...

Amazing cake! I love chocolate and this looks great!!! Have a nice weekend!

faseela said...

fabulously done...superb

Francesca said...

This cake is so tempting!!! I love Devil Food cake, very good, it's gorgeous!

From the Kitchen said...

This is my favorite layer cake. My southern grandmother used to make it for us all the time. Your cake is beautiful.

I just met you on another blog and am looking forward to following you. I hope you'll visit me and do the same.


Asha said...

I was trying to make this yesterday and in the middle I realized that I don't have enough Cocoa Powder! I can see how moist your cake is...

nisha said...

Wow i'm drooling , the centre of cake looks like choco lava

Prathima Rao said...

WOW!!!! Super yummmm & fabulous & stunning cake!!!! Perfect & satiny smooth frosting..Pass me a slice pllzzzz :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Jay said...

looks sooooooooo nice ...well explained..;)
Tasty Appetite

Suja Manoj said...

The cake looks divine..looks fabulous

Red PomPom said...

Hey nice to meet you
and cool blog i hope you can visite me soon

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow dear,the cake luks awesome...luks really gr8.

Medifast Diet said...

It is a lot of work isn't it. When my family asks for a cake (which I do love to make) but I do always kringe. Knowing I am spending an entire day baking and decorating.

Teena Mary said...

Yummy Yummy!! Seriously i wanna grab it!! Perfectly done :)
Ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

Kanchan said...

irresistible ! No other words ..:)


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