April 15, 2010

Chocolate Cake....First Dessert recipe on my blog !!!

For so many days I missed enjoying this homemade chocolate cake. Mummy always made one for us whenever we went home. I made this and figured out that its quick, easy and now I want to make one for my mother when I visit her next time.


2 cup all-purpose flour (Maida)
1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Plain yogurt
1 - 1 1/2 cup Sugar (Depending upon the sweetness you want)
1 cup Butter, softened, plus butter for the pan
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking Soda

Method 1 (Oven):

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease one 6-8 inch layer cake pan with some butter. Grease the baking pan with butter and dust it by sprinkling some all purpose flour over greased surface evenly.

2. Mix all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and sieve with a fine mesh sieve for 2-3 times so that all the little lumps are removed.

3. In a separate bowl mix yogurt and sugar and beat until it's well blended. Then add softened butter to it and blend again until creamy. (This will take 5-7 minutes).

4. Now add the dry mixture, mixing until smooth. Add the milk and mix slowly until well blended. Make sure all the lumps , if present , get removed while blending.

5. Turn this batter into the prepared pan, let it settle for few seconds and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting it.

Method 2 (Pressure Cooker):

1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes.

2. Use a ring or something which will lift the baking pan and will avoid baking pan's direct contact with the cooker's base. (If it comes in direct contact it may harm the cake).

3. Prepare the batter the same way as explained in method 1 and pour it into prepared baking pan.

4. Put the baking pan inside the cooker on top of the ring.

5. Close the cooker by a Indian flat pan (or with cooker's lid; but make sure to remove the whistle). Let the high flame continue for 2 minutes.

6. Now lower the flame and let it cook for 25-30 minute. Check once in between that water is not formed on the inner surface of the lid. If it is present just wipe it with a cloth.

Let the pressure cooker cool for 5 minutes.

How to check weather cake is done

Open the lid and check with Skewer if the cake is done or not. Insert the skewer inside the cake. If no particles stick then the cake is done...:)

Sending this Cake to Taste buds Choco-delight event


  1. What's better than chocolate...nothing! :)

  2. This chocolate cake looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks Zara and Velva.....
    and yes nothing is better than choclate...this cake is so fullfiling even few bites are enough :)

  4. Sayali, yum yum yum chocolate cake. My first visit to your blog. Please do visit my blog too.

  5. Cake looks so moist and soft, beautiful click too...

  6. Thanks for stopping by at my blog..love ur chocolate cake recipe, I am gonna try this!!!!!

  7. Sayali, How did you bake this? In the oven or in the pressure cooker? If oven, please mention and link back.

  8. It looks gorgeous! I have one question though, in step 4 is says "add milk" however it's not in the list of ingredients, how much milk should be added?

  9. oh my god that is looking so yummy and fluffy. Thanks for your entry sayali

  10. How can I make it into a chocolate burst?something like a moist melted chocolate on the inside?


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