Friday, 3 December 2010

Microwave Chocolate Sponge Cake With Chocolate Ganache and The TD Book Giveaway Winner

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Hi!

My family is dominated by Sagittarians where the three of us out of the four  share the same sun sign. With S’s birthday over it was time to celebrate the elder one’s birthday. He is a grown up boy now and finds his enjoyment largely with his friends. He had decided to eat out with his friends and since S was travelling it was only me and the younger one who were at home. I thought I will bake a small cake for him which he could cut once home.

But cakes and me are not gelling these days. I decided to bake a sponge cake in the microwave and also thought of adding the rum extract that S got me recently. I made the batter and kept the dish ready. I poured the batter into the dish, I thought that the batter had occupied the maximum height  and it might overflow, but the lazy me was not ready to move it into another dish so I continued and the batter did overflow a little but the cake was amazingly soft. I had to do a bit of trimming and shape the cake but it was worth it.

I sandwiched some beaten fresh cream in the cake and frosted it with ganache and decorated with some silver balls. The cake was simple and tasty though not the best looking cake.

Ingredients for cake

170gms APF

170gms Sugar

170gms butter

30gms cocoa pwd

3 eggs

100 ml milk

1-1/2 tsp baking pwd

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp rum extract

For Cream frosting

100gms chilled cream beaten

3 tbsp vanilla sugar

For Chocolate Ganache

200gms cream

300gms dark chocolate

3 tbsp butter

Method

Sift together APF, Cocoa and baking pwd 2-3 times.

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the eggs.

Mix in the APF and milk alternately.

Add the essence and rum extract and mix.

Pour the batter in a greased dish and bake on 100% microwave for 10-12 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Keep it in the microwave for 5 mins and then cool the cake on a wire rack.

Trim the edges of the cake and then cut it horizontally into two equal halves.

Spread the fresh cream frost on the lower portion and then place the top half over it.

Spread the chocolate ganache on top and decorate with silver balls.

Cut into slices and serve.

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Now the winner of the Tarla Dalal book on Chaat, I had used the lottery system to pick up the winner from the participants in  India and also from the participants who had requested to include their names in this giveaway too.

And the winner is Preeti of Khaugiri. Preeti please mail me your address for the book to be delivered to you.

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36 comments:

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Hey Cake in microwave ... looks like i can try that ... thanks for sharing

Kavita

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! love it!

Raina said...

Your son must have been thrilled to come home to this cake. It looks delicious. I never thought to make a cake in the microwave..great idea:)

Priya Sreeram said...

looks sooooo delicious--will try !

G.Pavani said...

cake in microwave great and looks delicious and soft..

Prathibha said...

wow thats a beautiful cake...:)
and congrats 2 preeti

simply.food said...

Chocolate cake looks wonderful and moist.I love the ganache chocolatelty topping too.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply Wonderfully looking cake. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Smitha said...

looks beautiful and delish!...

Spice said...

Cake looks wonderful & moist.....kids must have been really happy with mom....B'day wishes to your whole family....

Kairali sisters said...

Wow..cake looks yummy and moist..I cannot take my eyes off of the first pic..Looks awesome...

aipi said...

yum yum yum ...I love that gooey & fluffy cake!


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Jayasri Ravi said...

looks so yum!, congrats preeti dear

Swathi said...

Chocolate cake looks awesome. Love the ganache .

Nithya said...

Cake looks yumm.. It does look pretty dear.. cheer up :) I love chocolate cakes and this one is tempting me.

Wish you all a very happy birthday ;) would have never wished a group of ppl for birthday before :P

Divya Vikram said...

That is a luscious cake! COngrats to the winner.

Sayantani said...

recently has got a new microwave with convection. have heard a lot about micro cakes and here is oyour never fail recipe. thanks buddy.
between if you are interested in Arusuvai friendship chain please check my or Bharathy's blog to be a part. thanks

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats to the winner
beautiful cake

divya said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

R said...

looks heavenly! delicious!!

Priya said...

Cake looks absolutely divine..congrats to Preeti..

Madhu said...

Beautiful Pari! Didn't imagine this can be possible in microwave.

Vaishali Sharma said...

Cake looks delicious Pari!
Congrats to Preeti for winning the cookbook!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Bookmarked the cake recipe dear, what a beauty. And, congrats preeti for winning such a wonderful book :)

Rachana said...

I never say no to chocolate cake :-) Looks really yumm!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

WOw.. super cool and yummy cake :)

Shalini said...

lovely microwave cakes. looks delicious:)

Nandini said...

Nice cake! Looks very awesome! Wishes to your son.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Cake looks so soft!

Nisa Homey said...

yummy spongy cake...

Khaugiri said...

Thanks a lot Pari!!!! Lovely Cake ;-). I'm so happy to get TD's book as a prize!!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

mouthwatering post pari....drooling here.so delicious..hru doing dear...missed ur yummy posts...

Arundhuti said...

Cake looks super yummy!

NIDHYA said...

WOW! yum yum yum..i just wanna bite into your spongy chocolatey cake

Aaha Oho

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
How are you? I was aay so missed many postings. I like this cake but can eat virtually only. :-(
have a nice week

Ananda Rajashekar said...

stunning cake....oh i just love it!

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