Wednesday 17 August 2011

Chocolate cake with Mocha icing

This is one of my most favorite recipe of a chocolate cake. It is really simple and quick to make as it is a microwave recipe and can be made in just 8 minutes. Especially great for those of you, who are working and are looking for something quick and easy, which is great in taste too. The icing too is extremely easy to make. I taught it to kids in their after-school activity and believe me it was a gr8 hit. This cake is also excellent to use as a base for your chocolate puddings.

For the chocolate cake:-
100 gms flour
100 gms sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp coffee powder
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup cold milk
1 tbsp vinegar

Sift together all your dry ingredients –Maida, cocoa, coffee powder, baking powder and baking soda and keep them aside.
Add vinegar to the cold milk and put in the fridge till required.
 In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar really well till the mixture is nice and  fluffy and creamy. Use a hand mixer for good results.
Pour in the oil and the milk and vinegar mixture and mix well.
Add the vanilla essence.
 Take a wooden spoon or a wooden spatula and fold in carefully the dry ingredients into the egg mixture till well mixed.
Pour the batter into a greased microwave dish
 Bake in the microwave oven at HIGH (100%) for 7 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check if it comes out clean. If not done, bake for one more minute at MEDIUM (70%).
The cake should start pulling away from the sides and springs back when touched.
Cover the cake and leave it in the microwave for 5 -10 minutes.
Cool and decorate it with Mocha icing or any other icing of your choice.

Mocha Icing
 4 tbsp cocoa powder
50 gms unsalted butter
1 tsp coffee
1 cup icing sugar – sifted
2-3 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
To soak – ¼ cup coke or any other cola

Soak the chocolate cake with the cola
Microwave 4 tbsp water in a bowl for 1 minute.
Add coffee and mix.
Add cocoa and butter to it and mix well. 
Return to and microwave for 1 minute or till butter melts.
Gradually add the sifted icing sugar. Mix well.
Glaze the chocolate cake with the icing.
 Decorate with walnuts.
Refrigerate until glaze is set.

Serve it and see how quickly it disappears!!


  1. This frosting is a new one for me....never came across a frosting which uses cola. However, I could not find the quantity of butter in the icing ingredients list.......would love to try this one.
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  2. Thanks for pointing it out. Just a oversight on my part which I have corrected. Thanks again!

  3. Mukta this works very well even without eggs. Skip the eggs, and I prefer using 70gms salted butter and orange essence rather than vanilla essence.
    The icing is a novel idea, will defntly give it a try.

  4. Pooja, using orange essence seems a good idea. I too will try it next time.

  5. looking forward to trying this unique recipe. Thank you for sharing!