January 26, 2012

Sizzling Tastebuds turns one , and celebrating with an eggless chocolate cake :)

365 days. 260 blog posts. An exciting culinary journey! As Sizzling Tastebuds turns one, I thank all my readers for their constant encouragement and supportive comments as I take baby steps to make everyday cooking exotic and healthy.  And healthy it shall be,what with my 90+ bookmarked recipes asking to be cleared - that pretty much sets the tone for the next few months as I wade my way through these (and hopefully more) recipes and try out atleast one new dish a week ;-) A silent thanks goes out to the Almighty for guiding me and a big huge hug to my family for being there..
Sizzling Tastebuds turns one today :)
And celebrating this milestone is with this eggless chocolate cake that me and kiddo baked together. Her initials are on the cake, and some of the icing was done by her (with her tiny shaky hands, she was all excitement to have the cake and eat it too!) She couldnt wait for the cake to cool (and by the way, she is a confirmed chocoholic by now), so by the time I set up the camera and also the frosting, the cake was already nibbled at (by who elseJ). 
So clicking the rest of the pictures was mostly a blur for me.But it was so much worth the effort to see her using a fork and a knife to eat the slice of cake, all by herself :-) Simple pleasures of life, and hard to express.. This recipe actually doesn’t require frosting, and I have also tried to keep it as low fat as possible, in keeping with my family’s eating preferences – eat healthy, stay fit ! You may however want to frost it or even cover this with a chocolate fondant. But us – we are good to go with this yummy no-frost cake (who needs extra calories anyway!)
Prep time : 10 mins
Baking time : 35 – 40 mins (oven timings may vary)
·         Ingredients:
·         APF / Maida – 1 cup
·         Melted butter – ¼ cup
·         Cocoa powder – 1/3 cup
·         Cooking chocolate – ¼ cup
·         Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
·         Baking powder –1 tsp
·         Condensed Milk – ½ tin (200 ml) – I required a little less than this
·         Water – 1/2 cup
·         Brown sugar – 4 TBSP
·         Salt – a pinch

Method:
1) Pre heat oven to 160 deg C
2) Over a double boiler, melt chocolate. To this melted chocolate, add sugar, melted butter, condensed milk and water and cream till smooth using a wooden spoon or hand blender
3) Meanwhile, sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cocoa powder
4) Add the dry ingredient mixture(above step) to the wet mixture (step 2) little by little. Now add vanilla essence and mix well.
5) Grease, flour and line a baking tin. Pour the cake batter into it and bake in the oven for 30-35 mins till a toothpick comes out clean.
For the frosting (if required) : 
Sieve 1 cup icing sugar with 3 TBSP cocoa. Slowly add hot water – 1 TBSP at a time and mix to a flowing consistency. Cool slightly. Place the cake on the plate and pour the icing on it.  For the cake in my picture, I used plain vanilla icing mix and piped it up for decoration.
Sending this to:
Valli's  Chocolate Mela , Srav's CC-Chocolate Fest & Chocolate Lover

38 comments:

  1. heartiest congratulations Kalyani, wow 260 blog posts in the first year, u rock, the recipe is perfect to mark the occasion. Hope you have continue to sizzle more tastebuds

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  2. heartiest Congratulations!!Kalyani u sure rock and the blog sizzles...we get the aroma of the sizzled recipes right here!!simple yet wanting to eat cake:))

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  3. Congratulations Kalyani..wishing you many more years to come!..cake looks great..thanks for the entry!

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  4. Congrats on the milestone Kalyani.Wishing you many more years of happy blogging. And this cake is really apt for the celebration :)

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  5. Congrats and wish you many more ahead ..cake looks yum

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  6. gee gal - ur blog is one year old only??? ur seasoned blogging tells a different story :) my heartiest wishes on crossing this important milestone and many many wishes for a thumping success in all endeavours ! lotsa love n hugs

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  7. Congrats 4 the 1st blog anniversery dear......and many more years to blog yet...U have a lovely site so keep blogging.

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  8. congrats on the 1st anniversary of ur blog ......... Wishing u many more .....

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  9. Wow Kalyani,what a full and colorful first year -
    love blogging with you dear and your enthusiasm for events is catchy and impressive - Wish you many more years of blogging and us the pleasure of you recipes - hugs, priya

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  10. Congratulations Kalyani! Woow 260 posts in a year! Way to go girl, keep it up

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  11. Congrats dear !! happy anniversary !! Keep Rocking !! Cake looks yummy !!

    Ongoing event CC-Chocolate Fest

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  12. Hey Kal, congrats on the blogoversary!! I wish you many more milestones :) and many more years of friendship with me :) :) loved the cake simply a winner and i m assuming Ninu is well after the cake expedition

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  13. Congratulation Kalyani...Very nice spongy cake...

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  14. Congrats and a very yummy looking cake.

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  15. Congratulation on your bloggie B'day, and many more warm wishes..
    keep rocking and sizzling..

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  16. Exciting journey, indeed!
    Congratulations :)

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  17. Hey Kalyani,

    Hearty Congrats on ur sweet success....luved ur recipes....hope to see many mlore additions from you....

    And we see another junior "chef" in making from the decorations on the cake...

    Keep up the great work and god bless...

    Happy Cooking

    Kavi

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  18. Yummy Recipe...I am gonna make it soon..Bookmarked it..

    congrats

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  19. Heartiest Congratulations dear.
    Cake looks super delicious.

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  20. Congrats dear! What a year it has been. Love your enthusiasm and of course your recipes.

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  21. i like the heart shape - good for upcoming Valentine's Day also!

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  22. delicious looking cake happy blog anniversary
    hope you can join the tea time sncak event

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  23. Congrats Kalyani,keep on going dear..Cake looks extremely fabulous and yummy..

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  24. Congrats and wish many more happy blogging!

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  25. lovely cake...thanks for linking it to my event 'Chocolate Lover'...and Congrats!

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  26. Congrats on hitting a wonderful milestone! Love the cake!

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  27. Congrats Kalyani!....wishing u many many more!....perfect cake to celebrate!

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  28. Congrats Kalyani. The cake looks awesome...

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  29. Heartiest wishes and Keep rocking the blogging world!! Perfect chocolate cake for the celebration..

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  30. Congrats and good luck

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  31. Happy Blogiversary!! That's a nice treat to celebrate it with...It sure is fun to bake with little helpers...

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  32. Happy birthday Sizzling tastebuds!!!! Congrats Kalyani!!! Yum Cake to celebrate!!!!!

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  33. Congratulations at first!
    This is a sinful treat, and it looks so divine that I can't take my eyes off it. Beautiful presentation, dear! :)

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  34. Congratulations Sizzling tastebuds you are one. Great cake Kalyani, but I expected a K on the cake and I guess you have named against ur kids/spouse.

    cheers,

    hema.
    Ongoing Event: MurariAnniversary-Giveaway-2012

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  35. Congrats Kalyani... Way to go... n ur cake looks so fabulous...

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