Sunday, June 16, 2013

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry and Cream Filling

It's been a year since I started blogging and I made this Chocolate cake layered with strawberry and cream which I had bookmarked from here for my blog's First Anniversary.
I would like to thank everyone my followers,friends,relatives who have visited my space and encouraged me in this journey.Its your feedback that keeps me motivated.I halved the ingredients from the original recipe and made a small cake.I also made few changes to suit my taste.The cake came out so soft and moist and the strawberry and cream paired well with the chocolate cake.

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Cake
All purpose flour
1 ½ cups
Powdered sugar
1 cup
Cocoa Powder(Natural Unsweetened)
¼ cup
Baking soda
1 tsp
Salt
½ tsp
Hot water
1 cup
White vinegar
1 tblsp
Oil(I used sunflower oil)
¼ cup+ 3 tblsp
Vanilla essence
½ tblsp
For the strawberry cream
Strawberries chopped 
100 gms
Sugar
2 tblsp
Vanilla essence
½ tsp
Heavy whipping cream
150 ml
Icing sugar
2 tblsp
For the Chocolate ganache
Dark chocolate
100 gms
Heavy whipping cream
 75 ml
Chocolate shavings
 For decoration

Method:

Chocolate cake preparation


Chocolate Cake layered with Strawberry Cream

  • Sift Flour,Cocoa,Baking soda and salt and transfer to a bowl.Mix the sugar and keep aside.
  • Preheat Oven to 180 º C.
  • Mix Oil,Vanilla essence,vinegar and hot water in a bowl.Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix till it is just combined.A few lumps are ok and don't over beat it.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased and floured cake pan and bake at 180 º C for about 40- 50 mins till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 10 mins.Gently remove the cake and keep it upside down on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
For the Strawberry cream:
  • Take a saucepan and add the strawberry pieces,sugar and let it simmer for few minutes till it reaches jam like consistency.Add the vanilla essence and cool completely.
  • Whip the fresh cream and once it starts thickening add icing sugar and few drops of vanilla and beat till stiff peaks form.Now gently mix the cooled strawberry mixture to the whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate till assembling the cake.
For the Chocolate ganache:
  • Heat the cream in a sauce pan and once bubbles start appearing on the sides take it off the flame and add the chopped dark chocolate.
  • After 2-3 mins, stir the chocolate with the cream till it becomes a thick mixture.You can add 1 tblsp butter for a shiny ganache.
  • Refrigerate till it becomes thick enough to spread as icing.
Assembling the cake:
  • Cut the cake into 3 layers horizontally using a long serrated knife.
  • Prepare sugar syrup by taking 1/4 cup water and 2 tblsp sugar in a vessel.Stir till sugar dissolves completely and boil for few minutes.Cool completely.
  • Place a layer of the cake and sprinkle little sugar syrup all over the top.Spread a thick layer of the prepared strawberry cream.Cover it with second layer of cake.Sprinkle sugar syrup over this layer and spread the remaining strawberry cream.Cover with the third layer.Wet this layer with sugar syrup.Finally spread the chocolate ganache on the top and sides of the entire cake.I added some chocolate shavings over the top.Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
Note:
  • The sugar syrup was not used in the original recipe but I have used it here to keep it moist.Don't add more syrup as it will make the cake soggy.
   

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations Gayathri on your first year mark... You really inspire me a lot and all your recipes were accurate ,simple and tasty. All the very best...

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  2. COngrats dear! And wishing you many more ahead. :)

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  3. Have you noticed that ur page stat is going to touch 25K visits

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  4. Cake look moist & delicious...congrats....

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  5. congrats gayathri...cake looks soft and fabulous...

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  6. Congrats Gayathri on your blog's first anniversary.. Keep doing your good work..

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  7. Congrats and keep going with more wonderful recipes. The cake, the layering and spread inside is stunning. I can imagine the take you must have spend but is all worth for the splendid outcome.

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  8. Congrats dear... looking for more awesome recipes ahead..
    the cake looks so moist n yummy with heavenly combination of strawberry n chocolate.. great recipe to celebrate with :)

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  9. Oh dear G3!

    A surprise is waiting for u on ur first blog anniversary
    http://techiecookiefreaky.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/aloo-saag.html

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  10. wow....so nice and yummy. truly droolworthy. drop in sometime to my place

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  11. Congrats dear, and an awesome cake to celebrate the occasion..

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  12. Congrats Gayathri... Yummy cake.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

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  13. hey!! belated wishes for ur 1 year of blogging Lovely space u got :) and this cake looks awesome :)

    Also do visit my blog
    http://sweets-n-spices.blogspot.in/

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  14. Congrtz on ur millstone the cake looks fab. I love chocolate & strawberry combination.

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  15. Congratulations on your blog anni. Wow the cake looks so delicious and love the stuffing.

    Keep going.

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