This is my 700th post, and I compulsorily need

to thank all my followers,and those who give

me appreciates,and comments on WordPress,

Facebook and Instagram!

Decided to post something sweet ,and made

this chocolate cake for tea.This time I made the

icing sugar at home,and the texture of the icing

was good .(check below for homemade icing


Old times cake were mostly flavoured pound

cakes . Sponge cakes and gateau cakes were

followed later.

Compared to cakes which are made with exotic

combinations ,this recipe is comparatively

unique in taste.

Easy recipe to make and remember .Moving to

the recipe ….


100 gm butter

100 gm sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp.cocoa powder

100 gm all purpose flour

1 tbsp.cornflour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

a pinch of salt ( do not use if you are using

salted butter)


Beat butter and sugar till creamy .

Add eggs one at a time ,and beat for few

minutes. Add essence.

Sieve the flour,cornflour,baking powder ,cocoa

powder together .

Fold in gradually into the the butter mixture,

(do not beat ).

Bake in a 180C oven for 25 minutes .

Allow to cool .

Layer and coat with buttercream.

You can use brandy or rum to moisten the cake

For the chocolate buttercream icing

1:2 ratio works well .

100 gm unsalted butter

200 gm icing sugar

A little milk ( according to the texture you require)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Beat all together till creamy and ice the cake .

Homemade icing sugar

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cornflour

Powder the sugar with cornflour fine .

Sieve and use.

Tip : Beating egg whites separately,and folding in with flour , gives a softer texture.

Post in your comments and suggestions!


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