RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE | Choco Nuts Factory Rich Cake : Guest Post By Sapna Kiran Nayak
“When a bunch of enthusiastic members of Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community met at a quaint café about 2 years ago, I remember this particular lady introducing herself as a “Complete Non-Baker”. It was in a matter of months that this self-proclaimed non-baker became the queen of healthy baking -what with her experiments with barley flour, ragi and coconut sugar. Her love for dark chocolate definitely played a key role and you will know why, once you see what she’s baked for Morphyandme.
Sapna happens to be one of my favourite people for several reasons. But before I start off my “I love Sapna ” saga , which by the way is quite a story on its own, let’s enjoy her super duper Rich Chocolate Cake.”
Rich Chocolate Cake – By Sapna Kiran Nayak
I have always been wanting to bake a chocolate rich cake for quite sometime now. When I say rich, I do not mean rich with frostings but rich with ingredients. And lots of chocolates during the preparation…layered with chocolate chunks.
How tempting it sounds!
Yeah,sounds heavenly and I always say,”If there are no chocolates in heaven,I am not going…the dark,decadent ones in particular!” 😉
Now making this healthy is the actual icing on the cake because I can relish an extra slice without thinking much about the cream,frostings and fat.
And as I write this post, I am looking at a slice of this cake sitting on a plate right in front of me and I am like,”Control yaar!… Atleast till you finish writing this one.”
How can you? I can see the half melted chocolate piece on the cake staring at me!
I need to get over this for clarity of mind… I will be back! :p
Ok, lets start again. This one is special because I have added chopped nuts(walnuts,almonds and cashew),dark raisins and made with combination of wholewheat and barley flours.
The chocolate part? Wait till you hear this one.
Melted one whole bar of orange flavoured dark chocolate pieces(with dried orange peels) along with butter and one whole bar of dark chocolate pieces,sprinkled it generously in two layers along with chocolate chips. Decadent!
The texture of the cake batter is like chocolate sauce,slightly thicker. So when you are preparing this batter, you need to judge the liquid consistency before adding the final batch of flour mixture. We need this consistency so that the batter spreads smoothly when you pour it into two layers,similar to a marble cake.
This is an egg based recipe. I have used 200 ml cup for solid and liquid measurements. Its easy and hassle free for me.
Love Chocolate ? Here’s a brownie recipe you would like.